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Old 30-12-2014, 18:21
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And nothing, including a 4x4, will prevent you from slipping sideways on ice. As both me (in a Discovery) and my Sister (in a Freelander) found to our cost. I just got a fright but my Sister's Freelander slid sideways in a car park after she'd parked up and did considerable damage

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Old 22-03-2015, 21:18
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Took my long suffering Wife out for a 45 minute run in one of our "old girls" this afternoon.
In that time, we had a jammed starter motor, a semi blocked fuel filter & on one of the float chambers, the needle valve had unscrewd itself & landed on top of the float. result was, petrol was pouring out & running down the lay-by.
She doesn't have a lot of faith in old cars, I'm not sure why.
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Old 22-03-2015, 22:38
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My first car:

Austin 1300 VTC 263H
by Micrashed, on Flickr
Although the first car I "drove" was Ernie

Not a Bedford Beagle HA Van. ERN 393E
by Micrashed, on Flickr

And I have had somewhere in the region of 30 cars and motorbikes since this one.
If money were no object though I would love a restored series 3 land rover with a Perkins prima and a set of ear plugs.
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Old 22-03-2015, 23:05
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I do like the 1300, the best seller in the UK for years.

Like you, have forgotten the number of cars & motorcycles over the years.

Ear plugs + muffs I would think.
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Old 22-03-2015, 23:16
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This MG version popped up for sale recently but is too rich for my kidney. They were lovely to drive. Possibly why I later in life became a fan of HP suspended Citroens.
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Old 31-03-2015, 17:27
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Ah yes Microshed, I owned a Xantia TDi VSX a few years ago, the bloody thing ran forever until some idiot suggested that I put 'stop leak' in my radiator to cure a leak, within a fortnight the cylinder head had blown!!! The only other issues that I had were failing suspension spheres at 40 a pop.

Great car, VERY comfortable.
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I have just changed cars again (no change there then).

I now have a (wait for the long title) Volvo V40 D3 SE LUX geartronic

I had to give in to the old knees and hips and admit that I need an auto box again My Son liked it so much that he has now got the same car but in the R Design trim. I still have my little MR2 in the garage waiting for the Summer but I may need a hoist to lift me in and out

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I have just changed cars again (no change there then).

I now have a (wait for the long title) Volvo V40 D3 SE LUX geartronic

I had to give in to the old knees and hips and admit that I need an auto box again My Son liked it so much that he has now got the same car but in the R Design trim. I still have my little MR2 in the garage waiting for the Summer but I may need a hoist to lift me in and out

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built for comfort and speed emm.................the car i mean.
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Old 31-03-2015, 22:37
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Well I'm definitely built for comfort Mick.....speed? not so much

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I have just changed cars again (no change there then).

I now have a (wait for the long title) Volvo V40 D3 SE LUX geartronic

I had to give in to the old knees and hips and admit that I need an auto box again My Son liked it so much that he has now got the same car but in the R Design trim. I still have my little MR2 in the garage waiting for the Summer but I may need a hoist to lift me in and out

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Very nice ML, I love Swedish motors, had looooadsa Saabs, loved the Aero HOT specced one's

You had me chuckling about the exit strategy for your MR2 as I have the same thing with my baby TT roadster, I sort of drop myself in, and kinda roll out whilst checking that no one's looking/laughing
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