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About jmurray01

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    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  • First Name Jamie

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model None at present
  • Ford Year Non
  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 20,001 to 25,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. Things I Don't Like

    I couldn't agree more! Hence why I use ad blocker. Yes it is bad for the genuine websites/forums that need advertising revenue to operate, but there is just too much junk out there that I have to do it unfortunately.
  2. Things I Don't Like

    Ah well, the card in question doesn't have that. Only my Barclaycard has the wireless symbol shown, but surely I'd have to do something to set it up? Not that I want to!
  3. Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    I think the time has come when Vauxhall needs to be added to the censored words list...
  4. m.o.t

    Famous last words!! I'm just waiting for a law to come into place where all vehicles over the age of 10 years old will be illegal - full stop. Mark my words, it'll happen.
  5. m.o.t

    VOSA strikes again!! Seriously... As long as the car starts, stops and steers - just give it a pass for God's sake. Personally, I think the drivers are the ones who need yearly safety checks, not the vehicles!
  6. Things I Don't Like

    I normally do shop at Lidl, but it wouldn't have mattered where I went as I don't "do" contactless. No idea how to set it up (or if I even could with my cards?) and it isn't something I'd want to use. I'd rather have the inconvenience of forgetting my PIN than the risk of having it stolen and used.
  7. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like forgetting my PIN again! This time in Tesco with a few groceries. Obviously, I suddenly remembered it 10 seconds after locking the card with three incorrect attempts!!
  8. Things I Do Like

    Well, there is nothing obviously wrong with it (or else I wouldn't be putting it in!), but it has passed every MOT first time since 2007 and knowing my luck the year I buy it will be the year all the major parts decide to fail. Plus the rear axle is sitting a little further back than it should be (rear wheels not central in the arches) so I suspect that could be an issue. That said, it still drives like brand new and the thought never enters my mind that it would be in any way dangerous or unsafe (except for the dodgy front tyres in the rain - which are still legal!), but I thought that about the old Fiesta and it came back with a £400 bill!!
  9. Things I Do Like

    I do like being wrong about the local garage not being able to fit the 405 in at short notice. At 13:00 on Friday it will have its MOT test, and I will probably have a heart attack shortly thereafter when I get the fail sheet...
  10. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like dilemmas... If I knew the 405 would pass (or fail cheaply) its MOT I could go ahead with a few days away to Dundee on my time off next week, but because I don't know I can't set anything in stone and by the time I get the result, it could be too late to go anyway... Perhaps I should start searching for a crystal ball!
  11. Speeding

    I'll have to use that one sometime!!
  12. Speeding

    Good idea!
  13. Tank Millage

    Well, how everybody drives on a daily basis is their "normal", the problem is that "normal" is subjective. I.E. going 50MPH in a NSL zone is "normal" for some people
  14. Advertising fails...

    I see a lot of car adverts on a regular basis which are funny, confusing, and sometimes shocking. I'm sure others do too, so thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where these adverts could be posted/discussed. To start it off, I came across this advert today during my usual Gumtree browsing... When I'm selling a car, I always make sure that 1) it is clean, and 2) all the tyres are inflated!! But, for a Vauxhall that is a little too optimistic, perhaps. I'd also be concerned that it appears to be parked on a road (albeit parking area) and has a SORN in place...
  15. Tank Millage

    That does seem low... According to Parkers (hardly the most reliable source, I know!) it should get an average of 44MPG and with a 55 litre tank, that would equate to around 500 miles before the needle reaches empty. If you are only getting around 300 miles from a tank (lets say 50 litres as you'd be leaving a minimum of 5 litres reserve before filling up) then that is only 27MPG! I'd first of all wait for some more experienced members to reply to this thread, but my view would be that there is an issue somewhere causing such poor fuel economy. Either that or you drive like a maniac...