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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 16:31 
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Holy shit, she's an uggo.

Do you have a driver?

Did you mean a Yugo, coz that's a different vehicle?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 16:31 
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I've listed to that song far too much and I'm 99.9% sure they never say that (even switching out the two thousand for one thousand). They say "who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door", which is the closest I can get.

That’s the Proclaimers :DD


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Not me, for a kick off.

And I don't think he'll ever live that mistake down.

I mean, we won't let him, will we boys and girls?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Touchscreens in cars, there's a stupid idea.



I quite like the one in my company van, but it's a bugger trying to select a playlist from my iPod, it really needs Duplo sized text as I continually select the wrong one. But I can swap between radio or media player with just a button on the end of a stalk on the steering column, which is handy.

Anyway, it won't matter for much longer, when we're all moving around in autonomous vehicles, you'll just need to say Alexa/Siri/Hey Google, play 'shaddap you face' by Joe Dolce .... after which the autonomous ejector seat will chuck you out of the roof for having no taste in muzak.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 16:51 
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If you were on the international space station and were listening to that proclaimers song, how far would you travel during the running time?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 16:54 
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I mean, don't adjust the bass and treble while driving, I guess?


Well I know that now, obviously.

It's not exactly progress though is it? I could have achieved that in the S4 easily without taking my eyes off the road. (And to be clear here, I was on an empty road at 6am in the morning, no one approaching for the mile or so ahead I could see of me, and no one behind, so the only risk was to myself.)

I don't mind touchscreen controls where they're replicated with physical knobs and buttons (as is the case in the Leon with the climate control, air pointy direction, and all that gubbins), but when you can only perform fairly fundamental tasks through the touchscreen, it gets a bit irritating. (I accept changing bass and treble could easily wait, but it irritates me because I used to be able to do it with ease whilst on the move, and now I can't. And who the fuck wants a five-band graphical equaliser in a car on a fucking touchscreen?)

A mate of mine had a WhatsApp moan about keyless the other week as well. This was a very nice Lexus he bought brand new for big cash monies, only to have shit like this happen. As he noted a bit later on in the conversation, the trusty Vauxhall Astra he had some twenty years ago never caused him this sort of strife.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 17:01 
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Anyone an expert on vans here? I'm looking at getting something medium-sized like a Trafic or a Transit Custom. I don't want anything older than 10 years and I don't want to spend more than £2-2.5k.

Is that asking too much?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 17:11 
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I'd look at Trafic or Transit customs, no older than 10years old between £2k-£2.5k mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Or a Toyota Wish with roof bars.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 17:15 
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I'd look at Trafic or Transit customs, no older than 10years old between £2k-£2.5k mate.

There's loads though. And I'm no Expert.

Get it?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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If you were on the international space station and were listening to that proclaimers song, how far would you travel during the running time?

1,000 miles, according to a cartoonist.

Myp: I like a Transit, a Ducato or a Sprinter. I do not like a Vivaro.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 17:32 
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Thanks Grim, but a Sprinter is a bit big. I'm looking more at the Vito size.

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Vanny De Vito.

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I can see you with an old Tranny.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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You don't look like a Sprinter to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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If you were on the international space station and were listening to that proclaimers song, how far would you travel during the running time?

955 miles.

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Sorry, I didn’t see Grim... had replied. The ISS travels at 17,150 mph, and the song is 3mins 34s.

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I can see you with an old Tranny.

Wow.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Actually, I was wrong. It’s 1,019 miles because maths.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Thanks Grim, but a Sprinter is a bit big. I'm looking more at the Vito size.

Vito: avoido

Best bet is a swb transit, they're actually pretty dinky and fuel efficient. Vans are tricky, they've usually had a hard life and regardless seem to be more fragile than cars in many ways.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Keyboard and mouse is clearly the way forward for cars.


With a HUD, though.

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Holy shit, she's an uggo.

Do you have a driver?

Nope, no driver.

It's growing on me. It's very practical, looks fairly sort of local, and is less common than a Porsche here, so has rarity value.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 15:26 
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Hmmm the facelifted version of my S4 is now in £18-£20K territory. (Mine was a B8, the facelift is referred to as the B8.5)

Obviously it's mostly the same car but the styling is a bit sharpened up, they revised the MMI to reduce the number of buttons, the infotainment graphics got an upgrade and stuff like that.

I'm not going to make any efforts to get one over here at this moment in time, although if one turned up at a dealer I'd definitely go and take a look at it. Maybe in the new year I'll look to be a bit more proactive.

Knowing what I know now about the Type-R (too mental) and the Leon (absolutely competent in every single way, but too boring), the S4 is, with the benefit of hindsight, about my perfect car.

EDIT - And they sorted the mechatronics for the facelift, which was the only thing known to be dodgy on the pre-facelift S4, which was a £4000 fix if it broke.

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Holy fucking shit Hearthly.

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This would be the first time I've ever gone back to a specific car model that I've previously owned, so it would be a forever car.

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This would be the first time I've ever gone back to a specific car model that I've previously owned, so it would be a forever car.

Bwahahahahhhhya forever car snort bwahahshshsjshzhxs Jesus you're killing me.

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If nothing else you'd kill the IoM economy

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Have you considered just setting fire to your money, KLF style? It might be easier.


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