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About jmurray01

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 20,001 to 25,000
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  1. Things I Do Like

    I do like the £3 "universal remote control" actually doing its job and pairing with my old Sony Trinitron in the bedroom. I'm paying extra to have the 2nd Sky box, so may as well use it once in a while.
  2. Things I Don't Like

    That is very true. At least if I pay £40 for the test, they won't feel compelled to find a failure just to get more money.
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like only having 24 days of MOT left... I'm currently debating whether it is better to put it to National Tyres or a small independent garage. There are pros and cons to each, but I am tempted by an MOT test for less than £30 at the former.
  4. The time has new Focus!

    Yes, I can't stand the irritating twit. What? DVLA and competence in the same sentence!? Don't be stuipid Chris
  5. Things I Do Like

    I do as it happens:
  6. Things I Do Like

    I like, in fact I love my Sebo X1.1. Makes light work of any cleaning, from carpets, rugs, upholstery and even hard flooring. To think I picked it up for £10 purely because it had a clogged hose that the previous owner couldn't be bothered investigating (thought the motor was at fault!) instead of buying a whole new cleaner.
  7. Indeed. It worked magic in our old Rover 216 which suffered complete HGF (2 litres of coolant into the oil!), and after changing the oil and coolant (with K-seal) it drove for a further 6,000 miles without burning a drop of coolant. On the other hand, our old Volvo V40 had an issue with burning coolant and white steam when cold (plus the coolant burning smell at all times from the exhaust) and K-seal did absolutely nothing, except clog the heater core!
  8. The time has new Focus!

    No, it'll take them 3-4 attempts to get it right, and by which time they will have messed up another detail.
  9. The time has new Focus!

    I can echo that advice! The other morning on the way into work I thought I'd turn the radio on, and it happened to be Radio 2. 60 seconds of Chris Evans and I was almost driving into a ditch... Classic FM is alright though.
  10. The time has new Focus!

    You are absolutely right Simon, I know myself that driving 1 mile in my own car in the "real world" gave me more skills and experience than driving over 30 miles in my instructor's car did. I wouldn't consider going in for my test until I've done at least 2,000 miles of driving in my own car, as well as enough formal lessons to know the technicalities. That's the advice I would give other learners too. Passing your test solely on driving lessons is a very, very bad idea I think, and why a lot of new drivers crash within the first month of getting their licence, as they are going from driving in a car with dual controls and a professional instructor, to being on their own in the real world with traffic jams and other accidents going on around them. Plus, Vauxhall drivers...
  11. Things I Don't Like

    That's very true - didn't think of that!
  12. Things I Don't Like

    Some people don't realise that driving is a privilege, not a right! If you can't do it, get off the fecking road!! If the gears are crunching then the clutch must be engaging to some degree, so I'd hazard a guess that the fault lies there. That said, changing the oil wouldn't be a bad start, as even if it doesn't fix the problem, it is something you should do anyway.
  13. Things I Do Like

    It will clean up nicely, however I'm not sure of the exact year it was made. I'm assuming it is mid to late 1980s, but will do more research to hopefully find a closer year of manufacture.
  14. Things I Do Like

    I do like getting another 60 miles driving under my belt, and picking up a vintage camera on the way (reason for going to Inverness). I also like picking up a bottle of whisky on the way home and relaxing with a film and a few drams... It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right!?
  15. The time has new Focus!

    Wow, great find! I know from my personal experience that you'll learn much quicker and have more motivation (as if you need any extra!) when you have your own car parked outside. Ironically £1,500 is the same amount I was quoted for my 405, which I was fairly happy with. Well, not happy, but you know what I mean I'm looking forward to seeing more information on the Focus, and hopefully you'll pass your test ASAP so you can fully enjoy the car. Will you get experience driving it with your Mum/Dad?