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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:20 
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My 2005 LX Focus is a bit of a shitbox really but it runs, cheaply, and shows no sign of dying just yet. The electric mirror adjustment has stopped working, probably since I left all the windows open during a massive rainstorm and the controls got wet. The mirrors do not fold automatically.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:31 
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Just not in that colour. They look great


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My Focus has been collected by the scrappers, new car is in order but not expected until late May/early June.

In the meantime I'll just have to borrow my daughter's Audi.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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New car!
Got myself a 2015 Dacia Sandero Stepway to replace my beloved Lacetti that I had to sadly send to the Knackers' a while back. Feels a bit odd being so much higher up but I'm pleased with it. Now to work out what all the buttons do.


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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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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:47 
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New car!
Got myself a 2015 Dacia Sandero Stepway to replace my beloved Lacetti that I had to sadly send to the Knackers' a while back. Feels a bit odd being so much higher up but I'm pleased with it. Now to work out what all the buttons do.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Here you go. Haven't decided on a name yet.


Blue cars are the best...

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:18 
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Yep, blue is the colour.

I thought silver looked neat, but then everyone else thought so too and finding my old car in a large supermarket car park became a live-action automotive "Where's Wally" game.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Silver cars make me nervous when I’m in a car or a pedestrian, because I just can’t see them in the fog. I love the blue. Very Smurfy.

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I've got a silver machine car.

I'm so sorry, Mimi. It does have fog lights though so I'll keep them on if I'm ever near you.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Brexit Blue > Sovereign Silver

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 14:01 
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Zardoz wrote:
I've got a silver machine car.

I'm so sorry, Mimi. It does have fog lights though so I'll keep them on if I'm ever near you.

We were heading back from Chester Zoo (I think we’d been with Davpaz and a load of others (weirdly, I only remember Davpaz) and got caught in a huge cloud of smoke on the motorway as someone was having a bonfire in a field next to the motorway. We couldn’t see even a car’s length ahead of us, and I was absolutely terrified. At one point a silver car came from nowhere alongside us and was just a few inches from us. It comes from that, I think. It probably sounds silly, but there was a huge fatal multi car pile up a minute or two later, and I have never been able to really shake that experience.

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I’m the same with volcanoes.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 14:16 
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It was me, the wife and firstborn, Jazzy and Joans with various offspring, Rach and Mallowbar at Chester Zoo. I remember you and Russ wore interesting hats


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Zardoz wrote:
I’m the same with volcanoes.

Sorry, Z, I can’t tell if you’re joking or not. Hopefully there are fewer volcanoes around you than there is fog, though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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DavPaz wrote:
It was me, the wife and firstborn, Jazzy and Joans with various offspring, Rach and Mallowbar at Chester Zoo. I remember you and Russ wore interesting hats

We were at a zoo, of course we are going to wear animal hats. I think Rach had one too, now I think of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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DavPaz wrote:
It was me, the wife and firstborn, Jazzy and Joans with various offspring, Rach and Mallowbar at Chester Zoo. I remember you and Russ wore interesting hats


"...and that's my alibi, officer"

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DavPaz wrote:
It was me, the wife and firstborn, Jazzy and Joans with various offspring, Rach and Mallowbar at Chester Zoo. I remember you and Russ wore interesting hats


"...and that's my alibi, officer"


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That was a good day. It’s a lovely zoo. Did we go for a meal afterwards?

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We did. A chinese buffet in Chester


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Yes... that’s right. I remember Russell’s bank card stopped working, and I had no money as I’d moved out of the refuge that actual week and was living off of nothing, so I’d saved up like a tenner over the course of a few weeks, which covered the meal, but couldn’t afford a drink, and couldn’t borrow any off of Russell because of his bank card. I was so embarrassed. And I look awful in that picture/that day :s I look so much older than I (was), and my skin looks terrible. It was a great day but I was so stressed :D We should do it again when the world is less crap and we can hug people again.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I don't think you look awful or old, nor does your skin look terrible, if that helps :luv:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Haha, thank you. I don’t mind that it does (to me, anyway), please don’t think that, I think I was still just very far from being in a good place, but at the same time I was having the best time of my life to that point, despite how difficult it was. Anyway, ahem, yes, that’s why silver cars make me nervous, especially being in one. I think Russell’s car was actually silver at the time, too (or were we still in that company car, @mr Russell?)

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Meems, you look as lovely as always.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Mimi wrote:
Haha, thank you. I don’t mind that it does (to me, anyway), please don’t think that, I think I was still just very far from being in a good place, but at the same time I was having the best time of my life to that point, despite how difficult it was. Anyway, ahem, yes, that’s why silver cars make me nervous, especially being in one. I think Russell’s car was actually silver at the time, too (or were we still in that company car, @mr Russell?)

I think the company car was silver. We were going back north so we didn't have the Focus yet.

It was a hairy drive though when visibility suddenly dropped to not being able to see the car bonnet. Great day at the zoo though.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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