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Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by John Laidlaw, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Blobcat

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    I saw a bronze convertibuble on Sunday as well as a (common as muck...:rolleyes:) blue coupe. Had fun with the lads in the blue one about getting in and out of it (they were parked besides me and basically fell out onto the tarmac to get out) :D
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    You did it way better than that Russell, like a seasoned pro you were! :cool:
     
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    Yep, i saw one in St Helens,
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    colour, don't know what is was called, it changes colours in different light, it was that colour,
    must admit it looked, stunning! :D
     
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    John, don't forget,
    Fast Car's out tommorow. :)
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    Oh yeah ta!!
     
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    Front cover , John, 7 page write up, and some nice pics! :)
     
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    Sorry not the best pic, but
    Yay or nay?
    Personally i say yay! :)
    John ?
     
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    £4,970 for an exhaust for a Mini?:rolleyes:

    Those wheels look great in the showroom, give them a winter’s salt and you’d be crying :(
     
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    I forgot Pipercross “Performance” air filter, that will give at least -0.5 extra bhp :D
     
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    Not liking the wheels but otherwise yay?
     
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    :mad:Ok first real life practicality issue today...
    One normally uses the 90 to go plundering, however today in the midst of 20% off fever at M & S I decided a new pair of brown brogues was necessary for an upcoming wedding in ‘that London’ next weekend...
    Bank holiday Monday, pah!
    Parking spaces at said store in Cheshire Oaks?
    No problem either said I, plug in spaces (2) at ground floor ALWAYS empty....
    Off I tootled only to be faced with both spaces full..
    When I say “full”...
    One Nissan Leaf - tick but wait it’s not plugged in!
    One XC90 D5 (not mine ) with approximately 27 bikes strapped to the tailgate , in such a way to block a bit of the car park through way....of course not plugged in, which it can’t
    So I’m up to the Mezzanine floor trying to find a suitable space, after 10 minutes and an urge to drive off a ‘reasonable ‘ space appears
    I’m in
    Get out, noting cars reversed in either side quite nicely, so I’m thinking a bit smugly that I’ll be in store and out in a flash- only going for one thing after all, what can go wrong, eh?
    Shoes bought, return to car...
    Yip you guessed I’m sure, both reasonable neighbours up and gone to be replaced by KFC munching clampetts!!
    Cue very undignified and wet arsed/legged/handed re-entry...
    Seriously miffed so managed 19mpg and an 0.5 from 5.0 efficiency rating from the car in the way home
    next time - drive home get the XC90 and park it on top of one of the Clampett cars!
    Rant almost over :mad::(
     
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    oh very dear John , that really has rankled you ! I take there is no law that says cars in the charging bays have to be plugged in then ??
     
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    Attempted Cheshire Oaks myself today. After being unable to turn left off the Stanlow road due to car park traffic backing up I decided to pass and went to Leasowe for fish and chips!
    Cheshire Oaks and bank holiday is not a good combo!
     
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    Non EV cars in charging bays, is nothing sacred these days, nearly as bad as normal cars parking in Mother and child bays?

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    Only the law of decency dear boy ! :p
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    Sensible ! - the Green hut I assume ?
    Make a nice place for a meet I was thinking recently
     
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    I always thought these spaces were for charging cars.
     
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    I'm wholly convinced that Cheshire Oaks was put there by Beelzebub to annoy the carp out of blokes. Our day will come...
     
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    Yeah that's the place. Beats driving round car parks!
    Would need to be early doors for a meet. Place is always busy
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    Yup so did I strangely
     
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