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About jmurray01

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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 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
    General Automotive
    Car Restoration
    Road Trips
    Computers & Electronics

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  • Location Lossiemouth

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  1. Things I Don't Like

    I haven't seen one of those in a while actually, as it happens...  Sadly the majority of drivers in my area own Vauxhalls...
  2. Screen Smearing

    I think I've seen that Autoglym screenwash, and it is concentrated.
  3. Things I Don't Like

    But if you were to do 62MPH in a 60 zone you'd get a ticket, whilst those "serial offenders" do too high/too low speeds every day and get away with it.
  4. Things I Don't Like

  5. Things I Do Like

    Oh, so it means going to church?  I would have thought Bible "bashing" would be the opposite. 
  6. Things I Do Like

    Bible bashing?
  7. Things I Don't Like

    I don't know about you, but the people I always see doing 40 in a 60 zone will quite happily proceed to drive through a built-up area with a flashing 20MPH school sign, still doing 40.  Idiots, idiots everywhere.
  8. Things I Don't Like

    People should have to go through a "life assessment", like a car has an MOT.  If you do not pass, you are either imprisoned or killed. Sounds brutal, but it would leave us decent people alone to live in peace!
  9. Things I Do Like

    I do like viewing a car of my childhood and ending up committing to buy it and giving a deposit...  I only really intended to view it out of curiosity as I hadn't seen one in the flesh since we sold ours in 2005, but after seeing and hearing that turbo diesel I knew I couldn't leave without buying it.  Our first model was a c. 1990 405 1.6 petrol when I was very young, the second a 1994 405 GLX 1.9 turbo diesel, and this is a 1996 405 Quasar 1.9 turbo diesel.  All have been saloons (the estate model never appealed to me and looked outdated compared to Volvo and Ford's offerings at the time). Of course, we cannot have three cars (as nice as it would be) as it is just not financially feasible, so one will have to go.  The initial thought was to sell the Primera, but it turns out my mother has grown rather fond of it and refuses to part with it.  In that case, the Fiat will be the car to sacrifice - which is a shame after only a few weeks but at the end of the day - the XUD9 (1.9 turbo diesel) gets the same fuel mileage, won't be much higher to insure for me as a new driver (surprisingly), and is a car I've always wanted to get my hands on.  A Fiat Punto, as nice as it is, was never a "dream car".  It would last a year or two before the already-present corrosion took hold, whereas the 405 is a classic that will be with me for 20+ years if it is maintained (as it has been to date). Just got to get things in order now (sell the Fiat and wait for my salary to cover the remainder) and by the end of the month this will be sitting outside...
  10. Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    That's a good point actually.  Being a Vauxhall, the more popular it is when new, the rarer it will be in 3-5 years.
  11. Things I Don't Like

    Yes, I see that kind of behaviour quite often.  It does explain why children grow up not having much respect for adults, I suppose.
  12. Oh, hello winter!

    Yep, the cautious drivers were out today!!  Even on patches of road with no remaining snow we didn't get above 40MPH. 
  13. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like the fact that this dusting of snow will increase our journey time by 30-40 minutes due to the general consensus of "there is white stuff so I must slow down to 50% of the speed limit!!"...
  14. Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    Yep!  Limited Edition cars for mentally limited drivers.
  15. Oh, hello winter!

    It has waited until February, but the snow is making a small appearance.  It will probably linger for a couple of days and be gone again.  It isn't that I like snow, but I'd rather just get a dump load of it in November/December and be done with it, then get a nice summer out of the deal, rather than a warm winter and a cold summer.