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  • in reply to: Finally bought my dream car :) #6173
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    Pleased to hear you have got the car you have wanted for so long. Big depreciation can be your friend, when buying secondhand afterall. Keep us informed about it after you have it

  • in reply to: Best car in world takes up smoking #5182
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    I am looking forward to seeing monthly pictures of the X6M with whatever wrap you decide will disguise it best.

  • in reply to: Best car in world takes up smoking #5044
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    Great post LG, and sorry to hear of the problem. On the bright side X6M wise, you wont see it from the inside, and i suggest you have it wrapped in a mirror finish so you can never really see it from the outside either.

  • in reply to: One car for life #4695
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    Colonel, i much prefer your answer. Put me down for a Gallardo Spyder too.

  • in reply to: One car for life #4692
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    one car for the rest of my life to cover any use. It has to be a Landcruiser Amazon. It will go anywhere and will never stop working.

    I dont really want one however so i will stick to different cars for different uses.

  • in reply to: Amazing luck #4552
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    Sorry to hear of further problems.

    A friend had a Peugeot 807 2.2. hdi which snapped its timing belt 2 years out of warrenty but well before it was due to be changed. It destroyed the engine. Peugoet offered a reconditioned engine and paid for everything. I would hope BMW wouldnt be much less generous, and if their first offer is poor i cant see you have much to lose by asking for more.

    Oh, and when its fixed, swap it!

  • in reply to: Top Gear #4537
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    I too hadnt seen any trails for it, so was lucky to find it. And yes, it was OK. Not poor, not great.

    I could have done without the new car being driven by so many ‘celebrities’. That was rather dull.

    I hope we get one or 2 decent episodes this time. When they are on form they are great, its just it doesnt happen too often any more.

  • in reply to: The Bald Head Is Still Tanning. #4527
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    <div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>tannedbaldhead wrote:</div>Still have the Merc. It’s worth next to nothing and it still comes in handy. Just out of interest how does everyone else survive without a huuuuuuuge big estate car?

    Good to hear you still have the Merc. I manage without owning a big estate car by borrowing my mates Mondeo Estate when i need to. An excellent arrangement!

  • in reply to: Somebody stop me #4518
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    I dont think you have lost the plot. You are the ideal person to give it a try, afterall you have a large selection of vehicles to choose from, so to an extent this is a low(ish) risk thing to do. The only real risk is the lost value, but even that is taken by your company not you, and there is real appeal in getting something for nothing (another car with no personal tax cost)

    And furthermore if you do give one a go, you, a real petrolhead, can tell the rest of us the good bits and the crap.

    As for being hypocritical, i cant talk. Never been a huge fan of automatics, yet i have ordered a Jeep Wrangler, which sadly you have to have as an automatic these days. I have told myself its not a ‘drivers car’ as such so it wont matter, and the S2000 and Monaro are staying so its not as if i will lose all use of my left leg

  • in reply to: The Bald Head Is Still Tanning. #4502
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    Good to hear you have full time employment

    With the Astra joining your fleet, does that mean the old Merc has gone?

    The only issue i had with the TF was size, either its too small, or i am too big, but i wasnt comfy in it. The S2000 has a little more room, although a couple of extra inches of leg room would be nice, as would a lower seat.

  • in reply to: Autocar reviews #4498
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    I have to agree that the once great mag is rather less impressive these days. And yes i have had comments removed too. On that occasion i pointed out an error in the story.
    I still visit, and read what they have to say, but find much of the school bully behaviour on the comments quite off putting. Strange that they dont really seem to care.
    A more technical approach would be welcome, but far too often it appears they have just re printed a press release. Hopefully it will change in time

  • in reply to: The Bald Head Is Still Tanning. #4494
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    Hello TBH, good to hear you are still enjoying sunny Scotland.

    There does seem to be a belief that anything to do with the old Rover Group is naff. I am sure this helps keep the values of the TF nice and low. And of course its rubbish, they are good cars. The fact that you are so far in front financially can only help too.

    Any good news on the employment front? Or are things still tough out there for you?

  • in reply to: New BMW X5 unveiled #4398
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    Sorry Angus, I cant. It seems to me whatever you want from a car something else does it better, probably cheaper, more economical, faster, handle better, better on road or off. Having said that i look forward to seeing the low cost fleet special 2wd diesels completely stuck come the first snow flake

  • in reply to: New BMW X5 unveiled #4396
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    I agree, this new X5 is no looker.

    The claimed economy figures are impressive however. Not that it will get anywhere close to them of course.

    Not my sort of thing at all

  • in reply to: Are they watching us? #7392
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    Brilliant. Good find Stu

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