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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: Today at 11:20:21 »
Dennis Norden aged 96.

That one made me quite sad, for some reason - perhaps because he hosted (for many, many years!) one of those "family friendly" shows that was always on the TV when I was growing up..
I think he got up to "Alright on the night 62". He never caught "Now that's what I call music" which I think was his aim.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Good news for Opti
« on: Yesterday at 16:49:22 »
Sorry, Opti, it's the future. You'll mellow once you've bought one:y

Never.

As for derv being the future......... ;D ;D ;D
It's the future as far as people your age are concerned.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Good news for Opti
« on: Yesterday at 15:51:04 »
Sorry, Opti, it's the future. You'll mellow once you've bought one.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 15:41:26 »
To many people, a car is a tool. It's a means of transport. It takes a petrol head, someone with at least an interest to 'enjoy' a drive.

I do have plans to do a merger between the MX5 and the 3.2 v6 I have in the garage  ;) But I have bee thinking about this for years, actual activity is limited so far, but I think I've at least mentally worked out some of the bigger issues, well the bigger issues I can think of.
I actually enjoy driving my run of the mill astra diesel. Automatic, economic and plenty of power for my needs. Leather, heated seats in the winter, climate control, cruise, speed limiter, etc. It sounds quite rough, but so does a 5 litre yank.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 15:20:58 »
Its all definately a matter of personal taste.ive driven many a modern/ nearly new car and found them all very much of a muchness.my boss has had bmw,audi and mercs and to be honest they all felt harsh and uninspiring to be in.thry were all large saloons.
Same goes for smaller stuff like astras fiestas vws etc. All seem fine to do what they are designed to do but again no character.sure do a long journey in something modern and you may well get there with no aches and pains but would i feel as if id actually enjoyed the drive ?  Most likely not.

Now if i were to go to northumerland for example in a hc viva or mk1 cav i would thoroughly enjoy the journey .the cav especially having a near perfect driving position and handling and obviously the omega too for unrivalled comfort.

Please remeber thou that this is MY opinion. Most of my friends would think the entire opposite to me and thry are not wrong as such ,just thats what they prefer.
You're just weird.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: Yesterday at 15:11:23 »
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

17000 for a derv Skoda?............has the world gone mad? :)
Someone bought it new...  So yes, madness :D ::)

That would be me, the breakless retard ;D
Wuckfit!  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 15:09:40 »
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

This is a rumour like Roswell. 8) 8)
There's video evidence somewhere, IIRC. ;D

.. but I know for a fact my 3.2 would be blown away my Mrs. KW's MX5... Up to about 125 MPH, at any rate. :-X
Roller skate v two ton barge...who'd have thunk it?  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: Yesterday at 15:08:27 »


Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\
WBAC prices, more or less, match the trade in price given on Parkers.

The figures:
Renault captur 1.5dci nav. List price ~17500. We got ours pre reg, 2 months old, 7 miles on the clock for ~12250.
Two years on, captur now done 18,000 miles, we got 8500 against the astra.
Vauxhall astra 1.6 cdti auto. List price ~18000. 12 months old, 9000 miles, we got it for 10,120.

So, we gave EH our captur and 1620 for the astra which, as I explained at the time, we needed because the wife was having trouble with her left leg and needed an auto.

We were very happy with the prices paid for both cars and the trade in we got, and that's what matters.
Cue the maths teachers.

This is of course what matters and I'm not having a go Uncle STEMO.  :-*

I'm just surprised and am now wondering if WBAC has become the benchmark for trade prices.  :-\
You're not the type to have a go, Tigger, I know that. It's that Lincolnsausageshire fella who keeps picking on me, in between making funny models with his carrots and turnips.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 13:06:46 »
The MX5 is one of the finest two seaters to have ever graced our shores. It is the best selling convertible sports car in history. There is just no arguing with its pedigree.

It's a modern day Triumph Spitfire.

Pretty, not quick, and generally but not exclusively appeals to ladies, and gentlemen of a certain sexual persuasion.

It's a shame it has this reputation because as you rightly say it's a great little car. :y
I followed one along a lovely, quite twisty A road earlier this morning. It was one of the latest ones with a private plate reading 'ANN' at the end. 50mph limit, but commonly understood to be actually 70. ;D I sat behind it at 40mph until we reached a bit of straight then blasted past it, glancing across to see a 60ish year old ANN gripping the steering wheel and staring straight ahead.

I thought of Clarkson and his 'Shot in front of the family' remark.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 12:48:37 »
The MX5 is one of the finest two seaters to have ever graced our shores. It is the best selling convertible sports car in history. There is just no arguing with its pedigree.

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: Yesterday at 12:44:18 »
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

Evans Halshaw matched WBAC for my VW when I traded it, as you say they just don't do bargin bangers.
That's exactly what happened with the captur. I told EH what WBAC  had offered, he went away and, when he came back, said ok, we'll match it.

Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\
WBAC prices, more or less, match the trade in price given on Parkers.

The figures:
Renault captur 1.5dci nav. List price ~17500. We got ours pre reg, 2 months old, 7 miles on the clock for ~12250.
Two years on, captur now done 18,000 miles, we got 8500 against the astra.
Vauxhall astra 1.6 cdti auto. List price ~18000. 12 months old, 9000 miles, we got it for 10,120.

So, we gave EH our captur and 1620 for the astra which, as I explained at the time, we needed because the wife was having trouble with her left leg and needed an auto.

We were very happy with the prices paid for both cars and the trade in we got, and that's what matters.
Cue the maths teachers.

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: Yesterday at 11:31:10 »
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

Evans Halshaw matched WBAC for my VW when I traded it, as you say they just don't do bargin bangers.
That's exactly what happened with the captur. I told EH what WBAC  had offered, he went away and, when he came back, said ok, we'll match it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: Yesterday at 11:28:04 »
Don't be a slumlord landlord - get a proper pest control company in  :P ;) ;D

Otherwise, I hear Elon Musk was selling flamethrowers recently...
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Get our glorious leader to operate the flame thrower, he has a history with gas powered things. ;D
I can confirm, if its a ground nest, a litre of petrol and a match does sort it out, but dress up well (I put on my full bike gear)
How will lycra help?  :o




I don't know but ............... 



Put Jaime's head on that and I reckon you'd be pretty close  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: Yesterday at 08:37:44 »
When you get as old as me, you don't really go anywhere that you haven't been before, so you can get by with a 'near enough'.  ;D

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