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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 17:37 
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In other news, HC’s mission to trash the N/S front wheel rim of the beemer lead to a sidewall shredding moment and the need for a new tyre.
The other three wheels are largely unscathed, but her determination to trash this one wheel is really something

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Got a completely clean run at the mountain this morning (the joys of working slightly odd hours) and managed 141mph.

I think I can apex into the mountain mile a bit better, and maybe get my shifts a bit more on point, but I reckon 145mph is going to be about it, certainly not enough road to get to the 155mph limiter.

Also, once you get above about 130mph it all starts to feel really fast and one becomes acutely aware that anything going wrong will most likely result in death.

The brakes are massively better than the ST (and the S4, the brakes on the S4 were shit), no fade at all by the end of the mountain section.

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Enthusiastic parking, I'm guessing

That. Or the half a dozen width restrictors in the neighbourhood.

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I cannot fathom what they do.

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I don’t drive, but I’m guessing they hit/scrape the kerb first and make a noise to stop you danaging the wheel.

Like low-tech parking sensors. But for the sides of tge car.

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Mimi wins!

AND YOU GUYS THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT CARS!!!

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Mimi wins!

AND YOU GUYS THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT CARS!!!


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I've never heard of them before, they're cool.

@ hearthly not enough road = not enough power.
Cars aren't really designed to do their top theoretical speeds really are they? I know an mr2 at 140 feels like the front ends actually off the ground and at 160 an Impreza's windows flex out about an inch off the door frame.


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Might suit the Scimitar! :D

Seeing as you mentioned it


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Something a bit rat-rod about the shiny new radiator and air filter can against the dirty, aged bodywork.


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Shiny air filter!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Car is booked in to get a dashcam fitted on the 12th June. (Unfortunately the place is closed next week for TT race week.)

It's a midrange Blaupunkt jobby and it'll be professionally wired in. Total cost including fitting and required wiring/adapter thingies is £180. It's also got a motion sensor on it so will record URCHINS should they come to fuck with my car of an evening.

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How much do you think £180 will amortise out to per week you own the car?


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
How much do you think £180 will amortise out to per week you own the car?

£20??

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£180 / 104 = £1.73 per week.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
How much do you think £180 will amortise out to per week you own the car?

£2 a month

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£180 / 104 = £1.73 per week.

So you’re getting rid exactly two years later so you can win your bets

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No that's the just the maximum cost per week based on the minimum ownership period of two years, so a worst case scenario, basically.

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the minimum ownership period of two years

Uh-huh. And you've never once had a car for two whole years before, correct?

Hearthly in 2016 wrote:
I believe the current record holder is the Scooby, which was the best part of two years. (Or may have been just over two years, I'll have to go over the archives, just for my own interest really.)
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EDIT TO ADD - Fuck me, just quickly jotted down the ones I can remember and the actual tally is 22 cars in 17 years!... There may be more, these are the ones I can definitely recall.

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Not exactly the weather for it today!


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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the minimum ownership period of two years

Uh-huh. And you've never once had a car for two whole years before, correct?

Hearthly in 2016 wrote:
I believe the current record holder is the Scooby, which was the best part of two years. (Or may have been just over two years, I'll have to go over the archives, just for my own interest really.)
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EDIT TO ADD - Fuck me, just quickly jotted down the ones I can remember and the actual tally is 22 cars in 17 years!... There may be more, these are the ones I can definitely recall.

By my count you're on your fifth car since writing that.

I would absolutely love it if the only reason he keeps it two years is to spite us.

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He'll just buy an extra one.

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Not exactly the weather for it today!

Parking near the pump? :kiss:

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Hearthly in 2016 wrote:
actual tally is 22 cars in 17 years

#holdmybeer

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Seeing as you mentioned it


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Hearthly in 2016 wrote:
actual tally is 22 cars in 17 years

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I counted, this is car 31. I was expecting more to be honest.


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36 for me.

https://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/ ... ki#p931398

Those, plus a new Focus called "Fletch".

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4th car.

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36 for me.

https://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/ ... ki#p931398

Those, plus a new Focus called "Fletch".

I'd forgotten the colossal numbers of absolute bangers you'd owned.


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4th car.

so about a years worth in Hearthly terms.

I have just under 3 Hearthly years’ worth.

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MrsA and I have had 205 (£275), fiesta( dunno, was mrsA's), 306 (£1000), Ka (£2,500), Forester (£2,900), Exciting Rover (£660)

Of those, the 306 was the best, due to mpg and load space, the 205 the most entertaining, the forester the most capable and the Exciting Rover the best value for money.

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My list is right up to date.

25 and counting.....

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1985 Vauxhall Cavalier automatic (sort of doesn't count, bought for £50, had no licence, tax, or insurance. Destroyed with a rock after a mental drinking and gambling bender.)

All cars from here on were after I'd passed my test and legal in all regards.

1989 MKII Golf GTi
1987 MKII Golf CL
1989 Honda Prelude
2001 Honda Accord SE Exec
200x SEAT Ibiza Cupra
1997 Jap import Honda Prelude Type-S
1996 (?) BMW 528i
200x Peugeot 106 1.5 Diesel
200x Ford Mondeo 2.5
1998 (?) Nissan 200SX
1985 Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 GLi ('mortgage car', i.e. fucking skint as just taken on mortgage and was all I could afford)
200x Citreon C5
1985 Renault 5 Turbo (at same time as C5)
2006 (?) Ford Focus C-Max
2002 (?) BMW 325i Cabrio (at same time as C-Max, I think.)
2007 (?) Subaru Impreza STi
2008 Citreon C6
2009 Honda Accord
2008 Honda Civic Type-R FN2
2006 Mercedes CLS 320
2010 Audi S4
2015 Honda Civic Type-R FK2
2017 Seat Leon FR
2015 Ford Focus ST-2
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