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    There was a one lady owner Vauxhall Viva HB, in...

    There was a one lady owner Vauxhall Viva HB, in Bournemouth, and it had'nt passed the 1000mile mark!
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    Been driving cars and m/cycles since 1966 (46yrs)...

    Been driving cars and m/cycles since 1966 (46yrs) without once claiming on my insurance but can only get 10yrs NCD.
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    Phew Smudger that was lucky (if you know what I...

    Phew Smudger that was lucky (if you know what I mean). I loved to be able to fix anything on them with just a toolbox. Spares were everywhere!
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    Do you remember the 1600E? Very sought after...

    Do you remember the 1600E? Very sought after model.
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    Ford Cortina 50 years old!

    Anybody remember this grand old car? Launched in the UK on Sept 20th 1962. Our headmaster had one of the first ever Cortinas in Rutland.
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    Hi Snowbali, you just know it makes sence!

    Hi Snowbali, you just know it makes sence!
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    When my MINI warranty expired I too thought of...

    When my MINI warranty expired I too thought of Warrantywise insurance but instead I opened a savings account and I put 25 in each month for any repairs which may be needed. So far I have 150 saved...
  8. This used to happen with my old Hillman Imps. Its...

    This used to happen with my old Hillman Imps. Its the radiator you need to check first. With the engine cold and a your rad full of water loosen the bottom hose. Remove the rad cap. Now pull off the...
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    The new Ford Ka.

    We have a new model Ford Ka 'Edge'. The running gear is mainly Fiat (the tried and tested Punto 8 valve OHC non interference engine). The Ka is about 2k cheaper than the Fiat 500 (which the running...
  10. Electric cars what a waste of money. The world is...

    Electric cars what a waste of money. The world is NOT going to run out of oil anywhere in the near future. America has discovered (in the '50s) oil shale reserves at least six times that of Saudi...
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    Another loan of our money to the IMF today....

    Another loan of our money to the IMF today. Goodbye to another 10 billion pounds might have to raise fuel tax again.
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    Ohh thats interesting, thanks!
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    What happened to North Sea Oil? Was it all used...

    What happened to North Sea Oil? Was it all used up? There was supposed to be no end of it back in the '60s.
  14. Oh yes dont forget the ins company uses premium...

    Oh yes dont forget the ins company uses premium rate 'phone numbers so they get you there too.
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    SOLD I will have the red one please

    :D Well we have chosen the Ka. It comes with a sensible steel wheels and a spare in the boot. Pick it up tomorrow pm and give it a good two three hour run just to bed it all in well. :D
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    Well we have chosen the Ka. It comes with a...

    Well we have chosen the Ka. It comes with a sensible steel wheels and a spare in the boot. Pick it up tomorrow pm and give it a good two three hour run just to bed it all in well. :=)
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    New Ford Ka

    Anybody own one? Is it a good little runner? I need something small and cheap to run now I am retired. I have owned Fords before and all were ultra reliable, easy to service and parts were cheap....
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    They have run out of diesel here again. The...

    They have run out of diesel here again. The garage has had a constant 10 to 12 cars all day instead of the usual one or two.
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    John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, Karl Turner,...

    John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, Karl Turner, MP for Hull East, and Labour Lord Toby Harris are among those who have called for Mr Maude to resign if it turns out his comments contributed to Ms...
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    All this just goes to show what could happen if...

    All this just goes to show what could happen if Russia or Saudi cut off the oil to GB. That would cause a bit of a panic and no ACAS to help out either.
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    Strangely, Snowball, I do that and also pack the...

    Strangely, Snowball, I do that and also pack the equipment you carry as well. Winter time I put wellingtons and a shovel in the boot too. Some harsh winters in the '60s and patrol men on motorcycles...
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    If people didnt travel 80 to 100 miles every day...

    If people didnt travel 80 to 100 miles every day to work then there would be no problem with fuel running out. The most I have ever traveled to work was seven miles. All these well to do 'managers'...
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    Modulating brake lights are illegal. The problem...

    Modulating brake lights are illegal. The problem is the car behind you being too close. There is nothing the biker can do about this but to slow down and let him/her pass. If you are a serious biker...
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    You need to check the wording of your ins policy....

    You need to check the wording of your ins policy. Mine covers me to drive any car not owned by me or hired to me on third party cover only. Get all your paper work out and look for what I have...
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    Yes older driver ARE safer.

    Yes older driver ARE safer.
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