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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #15 on: 04 July 2019, 19:52:29 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #16 on: 04 July 2019, 19:57:02 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
80% of the UK then

mmmm ......
I see your point  ;D :D
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #17 on: 04 July 2019, 20:20:35 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #18 on: 04 July 2019, 20:23:52 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)


I do most days, But in an auto. :y
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #19 on: 04 July 2019, 20:28:18 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)


I do most days, But in an auto. :y
You're paid to, so there's some incentive  :D
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #20 on: 04 July 2019, 21:32:43 »

I rarely get the chance to drive much more than 20 miles in one hit these days, which is a pity. I like a nice long drive in a comfy car, but no particular reason to do it.  :(
Used to often drive the Chevette HS to Stranrear to catch the ferry, and even though I was in my early twenties I always felt like I had been hit with a shovel when I got there. It would bloody kill me to attempt that now.  ;D
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #21 on: 04 July 2019, 21:45:49 »

That's where the Trolley falls down. My commute is 26 miles/40 minutes. The Trolley becomes uncomfortable after about 30 minutes :'(
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #22 on: 04 July 2019, 22:48:35 »

The 190 isn't bad on my 17 mile / 30 minute commute, but the Omega is a joy to drive, on the rare occasion I take it to work.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #23 on: 05 July 2019, 08:48:10 »

That's where the Trolley falls down. My commute is 26 miles/40 minutes. The Trolley becomes uncomfortable after about 30 minutes :'(

It always amazes me that some manufacturers manage to make car seats so uncomfortable on long journeys .. it's almost like the designers never sit in them ;D

Fortunately I find her Mini comfortable, my BMW very comfy and the Range Rover is like sitting in an arm chair ;D having done the commute (~80 miles and ~2.5hrs) in all three recently, the Mini (automatic) is probably the 'easiest' place to do it because you can hurl it into roundabouts (A43 past Silverstone) with gay abandon, BMW most comfortable (despite being a manual gearbox, that doesn't even factor into it - it's more that you know it weighs 1.8tonnes when you're trying to throw it into a roundabout!) and the Range Rover the least involving but effortless..
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #24 on: 05 July 2019, 10:55:00 »

This is actually the main reason I prefer larger cars ;)

If they have a capable chassis, so much the better 8)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #25 on: 05 July 2019, 16:39:07 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)

To bowdlerise a phrase: "Golf courses rarely get nearer to my house." :P
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #26 on: 05 July 2019, 17:00:25 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)

To bowdlerise a phrase: "Golf courses rarely get nearer to my house." :P
There's only one answer to that... Florida/Murcia/Faro...
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #27 on: 05 July 2019, 22:13:04 »

Driving anywhere is becoming a nightmare All this new housing brings narrow roads and more cars.As I live close to the M20 junction 10A construction and stack  preparation things are horrendous.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #28 on: 09 July 2019, 21:56:19 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me 184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for 184? They quoted me 122 today for my estate 😞
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #29 on: 09 July 2019, 22:13:06 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me 184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for 184? They quoted me 122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
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