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Messages - henryd

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General Car Chat / Re: Classic Omegas?
« on: Yesterday at 10:03:59 »
My Jag (x351) is double the price of the Omega to insure :(

Yes,but it is 20 times the value of the Omega ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacement
« on: Yesterday at 10:01:17 »
You'll find everything more expensive than what you've been used to, so have a quick look around at brakes/suspension/steering type parts.

I suspect on a vehicle like that, you'll hit all the problems I see with the big black pussy - every reply to any query is "yake it to a dealer".  If you're paying someone else, even if a trusted indie, its gonna bump the bills up.  Obviously, that goes for virtually any car with limited DIY assistance available, and certainly not specific to Audi!

I think you are going to have more success finding a replacement capable of dealing with the pikey van by looking at crossovers and proper offroad type vehicles than a 4 door RWD saloon.

Yup, certainly looks that way ... but guess what I don't want !!!  There are loads of Kia Sorento's, Misubishi Outlanders, Hyundai Santa Fes, Volvo DC90s etc etc that will all "do the job" ... but I still enjoy driving a car with a bit of handling ability when I don't have the tintent on the back. I've also been looking at BMW 5's, Mercedes S class (C class are too light unless you go AMG spec, E class is a minefield trying to work out what has what !!)

Audi A8 fits all the spec ... except the bank balance !!

:(

A modern Suv is in a different league to where they were 10-15 years ago handling wise,my 15 year old Touareg handles well and drives like a big Passat,newer ones are even better and a world apart from my old Disco 2,The Vw is the most stable towing platform I've ever owned although at 2.5T empty it should be pretty good I suppose.

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacement
« on: 24 March 2019, 20:13:22 »
Try warranty wise which is Quentin Wilsons baby,much better reviews than the company you've mentioned but all of these warranty companies are similar,probably better to throw the money into a pot and add to it  to cover unexpected issues

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General Car Chat / Re: Big rise in cost of air con servicing.
« on: 23 March 2019, 10:50:04 »
But that notwithstanding, surely the cost of the gas is trivial compared to the cost of labour, etc? My BS detector is still buzzing loudly!

Ron.


labour time is only a few minutes, the mechanic can do other stuff while the machine does its thing. The machine is expensive to buy/rent and the gas is even more so.

As above
,time matters not as most machines are fully automatic for refilling(if no issues) but price of gas is going through the roof so prices will go up

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General Car Chat / Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« on: 17 March 2019, 11:14:00 »
Nick's advice is good,no point in buying work,buying something that's up and running much better,it only take s a few weeks to know if it's something worth persevering with :y

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The Merc was certainly quick in Qualifying  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 14 March 2019, 18:11:05 »
Charlie Whiting, F1 race director. In Melbourne for the opening race of the season, and died of a Pulmonary embolism.
Only 66.  :(
My mother died of the same thing at 68.

Very sad loss for F1,he did a hell of a lot for the sport :'(

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General Car Chat / Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« on: 13 March 2019, 21:35:05 »
£700 buy it now with 12 months mot clicky
mot history has no nasty pointers
about as close to you as the other one  :-\

That looks ok tbh,a bit of a barter could get that cheaper :y

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General Car Chat / Re: £500 Banger
« on: 08 March 2019, 09:22:08 »
Most big engined expensive saloon cars can be bought for a fraction of the new price once they get to around 10 years old. Even Rollers and Bentleys.
Imo, this presents a great opportunity for genuine car lovers to buy a great car for little money.  8)

Indeed,my Clk which has done 125k owes me less than £200 including mot ing it and a couple of tyres,someone dropped 47 grand on it back in 2002

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General Car Chat / Re: Earnie...
« on: 07 March 2019, 13:09:27 »
and the quoted range of 280 miles from a single charge ..... is these from the same kind of people that try to tell us that model X does 130 mpg when in fact it's lucky to achieve 30 mpg in real world driving?

So I expect that is achievable on the i-Pace in summer months if driven carefully, I was getting probably 220-240 at circa 0 deg C and that was with hitting the throttle hard a few times.

Thats pretty good for winter time :y

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General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ 2021 - The end for my Omega
« on: 25 February 2019, 16:10:42 »
Production process involves filling large tanks with pure spring water that ran down from the Irish mountains, then getting the Dublin sewage workers to throw their dirty socks into the tank to give the flavour and colour.  :)
Horrible stuff.  :P

Then serving it so cold that the "flavour" can't be detected. ;)

Old country pubs in Ireland don't serve it cold. They line pints of it along the bar and sell them as and when people want them.
Im not keen on it no matter what temperature its served at though.

One mans poison and all that :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 25 February 2019, 14:52:44 »
Waved goodbye to the BMW as it went off to pastures new.  :(

Shame......right on the point of it being a scrapper too. :-\ ::)

Fixed that  :D :D

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General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ 2021 - The end for my Omega
« on: 25 February 2019, 11:15:44 »
How many Omega's will still be on the road and driving through London in 2021 though....  ::)

That's assuming we don't run out of food, fuel and Guinness after Brexit.  ;D

.. because every cloud has a silver lining. ;)

You cannot be serious :D

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General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ 2021 - The end for my Omega
« on: 25 February 2019, 11:14:58 »
How many Omega's will still be on the road and driving through London in 2021 though....  ::)

That's assuming we don't run out of food, fuel and Guinness after Brexit.  ;D

Now running out of that would be serious :o

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General Car Chat / Re: I think my life’s just got busier...
« on: 21 February 2019, 18:37:30 »
Whats the reg number Webby,a look up will give all the details then :y
If he buys that, the reg should read BE11 END.  ;D

 ;D ;D

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