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    Going Topless

    :) Have you seen the new 1 Series convertable?
  2. Thread: Run Flat Tyres

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    Premature death of a RFT!

    :mad:
    Just had to replace a RFT after 12000mls (13 months) due to puncture (nail straight through the middle of the tread. 170 to replace at ATS who, I must say, gave excellent service. On the...
  3. Thread: M6 Toll...

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    Poll: Too Fast??

    Thanks for support Hilux, I assume you weren't doing circa 90mph in the hilux??? :)

    I, of course, accept your comment RoverV6 but I am driving a 1 year old performance car with all the safety...
  4. Thread: M6 Toll...

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    Poll: First time

    I live near Chester and we drove down to Portsmouth and back en route to France. Going down the weather was appaling and I felt a lot safer on M6 Toll Road than M6. Coming back I was doing a nice 90...
  5. Thread: Norway

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    Entry into Norway

    I checked with a Danish friend of mine and he said that although Norway are not in EU their rules are the same as if they were. Obviously you need to make sure you are insured for travel overseas...
  6. Thread: Roundabouts

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    Roundabout lanes

    Unless marked otherwise, I always use the principle that as you approach a roundabout I adopt following

    2 lanes - take inside lane to take first exit or go straight on, use outside lane if going...
  7. Thread: just wondered?

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    Driving Test (or not!)

    Dear Nodogitsever,

    You assume all the drivers have actually passed a test!

    For those who have, it's back to the question what is actually covered during the driving lessons? I have just spent...
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    Traffic Lights

    We have had a new Supermarket opened near me with TLs now on a main road to allow drivers to turn into road leading to Supermarket road. I have had a couple of near misses due to a filter light being...
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    No enforcement

    As I understand it the Highway Code states that you keep to the left hand lane unless overtaking (or in the case of a motorway, you only use lanes 2 and 3 to overtake slower moving traffic). But...
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    Worst Country to Drive in?

    :eek:

    I am currently working in Saudi Arabia and although I don't personally drive here (we have a highly trained defensive driver and we travel in GMC armour plated Suburbian!) I daily take a log...
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    White van quote

    Sorry to confuse ptr550 but I was refering to quote from Kierion.

    Kieron what's this Mayfield at 300k??
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    In support of ptr550

    I've got a 330i SE Touring and no I'm not a white van driver. It's a beauty with lots of power when you need and corners like it's on rails. I don't like to criticise other drivers cars as in most...
  13. Thread: Petrol Quality

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    Petrol Quality

    All petrol must meet a minimum quality standard but be within a certain band of octane. Sainsburies and other supermarkets buy their petrol from the majors such as Shell and Esso BUT they don't have...
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    Small drivers

    Only just seen this one but then I work overseas a lot! Had a problem with a Filapino lady some time ago who drove a large Merc auto with no problem BUT we failed her when she applied to drive...
  15. Estate Car and child seats

    I can only suggest that whatever you fancy you actually try the seats and booster in the back before you buy. Estates arn't always that big across the back. I have a BMW 3 series Touring and I cannot...
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    It was a while ago now but there was an accident...

    It was a while ago now but there was an accident in my village by a bus layby and traffic lights. A police car had stopped to move the cars off the road and let the traffic flow (that at least was...
  17. Thread: Cruise Control

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    Cruise Control

    Following just posted on my Company HSSE site.

    The danger of using Cruise Control in the rain.
    An important road safety message for all.

    A 36-year-old female had an accident and totalled her...
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    I was also told that if anybody waves you out or...

    I was also told that if anybody waves you out or flashes their lights to let you proceed you do so at your own risk.
    In this case I would say the driver who hit you was guilty of driving without...
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    What a great photo (the car not the truck!) which...

    What a great photo (the car not the truck!) which brings back really good memories of my first beetle a 1964,1200 in grey. One of the best things about it was that when my first child was born in...
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    Dear Patataur, thanks for the link to the speed...

    Dear Patataur, thanks for the link to the speed cameras in France. I am driving down to Lacanau (West Coast near Bordeaux) in August and can do a check before I go.
    Not really a funny story but I...
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    Which is the safest way to reverse ??

    I was always told that the car going downhill gave way by reversing up the hill into a safe passing place. Yo have more control reversing up a hill than reversing down.
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    Poll: Stetch Limo

    Tonights programme (Sunday 4th) must be one of the best ever. Just could not stop laughing at the antics of the dynmic trio and their stretch limos. TV just does not get better.

    The little sketch...
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    Bad Diesel

    Could be water. How low was your tank? You could have pulled **** off the bottom. Have you checked the filter? :o
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    I have a Percy and a Herman

    Thanks for posting this 306Owner.:)

    I have a BMW called Herman (as in Herman the German).
    My wife's car is a Peugeot 106 called Percy (the Peugeot).

    We did have a Discovery which was called...
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    What hair?

    Thanks for that 306Owner although it wouldn't make much difference to me as I haven't got that much hair left.
    As an aside my wife's car is an 8 year old 106 with just over 40k on the clock. It's...
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