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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #45 on: 14 January 2020, 16:25:48 »

03 Corsa?

Nah.....much newer than that, it wears a 53 plate. :)
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #46 on: 14 January 2020, 16:26:19 »

Just 29000 miles. :y
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #47 on: 14 January 2020, 16:37:17 »

I'm trying to save the planet with petrol. :)

Just been on the phone with Mercedes Lincoln who want to sell me an  E63 estate in black. Only done 2200 miles.

I'm tempted. They are going to get back to me with a price. Car has been with them for 'some time' so probably want shot of it. Four wheel drive.  :y

That should be a suitable replacement for the Sicknum M'lud!  :)  and due to the rarity factor they should offer you top dollar for P/X.  :y

It would be a replacement for the elderly but still mighty Signum. Not sure an E class has the same 'WOW' factor though. ::)

In white they remind me of a wedding car or Taxi.
Would you gift Mrs Opti the old jag?

Ha ha is that a joke Uncle Stemo?  :o  ;D

Poor Mrs Opti will have to make do with her 03 Corsa as usual!  ::)  ;)
He may let her drive it on a wet day when it's behaving like Bambi on ice. One way of getting the money for the totalled jag, the life insurance for the totalled wife and, finally, the chance to get into sister in laws knickers. Win win.  :-\
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #48 on: 14 January 2020, 16:39:26 »

I'm trying to save the planet with petrol. :)

Just been on the phone with Mercedes Lincoln who want to sell me an  E63 estate in black. Only done 2200 miles.

I'm tempted. They are going to get back to me with a price. Car has been with them for 'some time' so probably want shot of it. Four wheel drive.  :y

That should be a suitable replacement for the Sicknum M'lud!  :)  and due to the rarity factor they should offer you top dollar for P/X.  :y

It would be a replacement for the elderly but still mighty Signum. Not sure an E class has the same 'WOW' factor though. ::)

In white they remind me of a wedding car or Taxi.
Would you gift Mrs Opti the old jag?

Ha ha is that a joke Uncle Stemo?  :o  ;D

Poor Mrs Opti will have to make do with her 03 Corsa as usual!  ::)  ;)
He may let her drive it on a wet day when it's behaving like Bambi on ice. One way of getting the money for the totalled jag, the life insurance for the totalled wife and, finally, the chance to get into sister in laws knickers. Win win.  :-\

 ;D
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #49 on: 14 January 2020, 16:45:07 »

I give you my word as a gentleman I would never act in such an underhand manner. :)
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #50 on: 14 January 2020, 16:59:36 »

I give you my word as a gentleman I would never act in such an underhand manner. :)
I'm (almost) sure you wouldn't, Opti, but when the trouser snake rises, it can affect your better judgement.
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #51 on: 14 January 2020, 17:17:41 »

I'd imagine that Mrs Opti would smell a rat the instant he suggested she take the Jaaag for a spin!  ;D
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #52 on: 14 January 2020, 17:19:23 »

I'd imagine that Mrs Opti would smell a rat the instant he suggested she take the Jaaag for a spin!  ;D
She'd smell more than that when she lost the back end.  ;D
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #53 on: 14 January 2020, 17:21:09 »

I'd imagine that Mrs Opti would smell a rat the instant he suggested she take the Jaaag for a spin!  ;D
She'd smell more than that when she lost the back end.  ;D

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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #54 on: 14 January 2020, 19:04:12 »

Whatever happened to the concept of hydrogen-run cars? Surely we are many moons away from being able to have electric cars for everyone.

Hydrogen (from what Iíve read) is renewable with the only thing being emitted being water.

As said only what Iíve read but at face value looks the most promising.
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #55 on: 14 January 2020, 22:15:48 »

Whatever happened to the concept of hydrogen-run cars? Surely we are many moons away from being able to have electric cars for everyone.

Hydrogen (from what Iíve read) is renewable with the only thing being emitted being water.

As said only what Iíve read but at face value looks the most promising.

And where do you suppose the Hydrogen is going to come from? Ok Hydrogen and Helium are the most common elements in the universe, but on Earth it's all tied up in other compounds - like water, or trees, or coal. To extract the Hydrogen requires energy - much more energy than you can get back by re-burning the extracted Hydrogen. Perpetual motion machines don't exist. It's much easier to extract energy (burn) from stuff like natural gas, oil, or coal because it comes out of the ground basically ready to go.

So at best you are moving the pollution from the point of fuel consumption (cars driving around cities) to the point of energy generation (power stations). If you can generate enough clean energy (solar, wind, hydro, thermal) to split enough water into H2 and O then fine it may work. But we're a long way from that at the moment.
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #56 on: 14 January 2020, 22:23:17 »

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Diesels are also getting cheaper.  :y

mine wasn't cheap!  ::)
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #57 on: 15 January 2020, 10:07:10 »

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Diesels are also getting cheaper.  :y

mine wasn't cheap!  ::)

It will be in a few years when the government has completed their war against dirty diesels..  :P :(
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #58 on: 15 January 2020, 11:17:58 »

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Diesels are also getting cheaper.  :y

mine wasn't cheap!  ::)

Not cheap?

Even when sold in seventies BL brown.☺
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Re: My astra is killing the planet
« Reply #59 on: 15 January 2020, 11:35:21 »

Whatever happened to the concept of hydrogen-run cars? Surely we are many moons away from being able to have electric cars for everyone.

Hydrogen (from what Iíve read) is renewable with the only thing being emitted being water.

As said only what Iíve read but at face value looks the most promising.

And where do you suppose the Hydrogen is going to come from? Ok Hydrogen and Helium are the most common elements in the universe, but on Earth it's all tied up in other compounds - like water, or trees, or coal. To extract the Hydrogen requires energy - much more energy than you can get back by re-burning the extracted Hydrogen. Perpetual motion machines don't exist. It's much easier to extract energy (burn) from stuff like natural gas, oil, or coal because it comes out of the ground basically ready to go.

So at best you are moving the pollution from the point of fuel consumption (cars driving around cities) to the point of energy generation (power stations). If you can generate enough clean energy (solar, wind, hydro, thermal) to split enough water into H2 and O then fine it may work. But we're a long way from that at the moment.


and on top of all that, who would be daft enough to pay for the infrastructure to provide such an inefficient process? Refining oil into fuel is just as poor, but that grew slowly and provides a whole range of other useful chemicals.
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