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About jmurray01

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  1. Love it!
  2. I own a 2003 25" 4:3 Sony Trinitron which I use as my bedroom television. I don't use it much, but it was free and works great - so can't complain! We have a Toshiba 36" 16:9 in the living room which was also free and has been with us for over 2 years now. I much prefer CRT and wouldn't voluntarily replace our televisions with LCD counterparts.
  3. I do like spending my Saturday evening with a case of Budweiser, unhealthy food and television. After a week of work, and then 5.5 hours today on top of that, I need some relaxation!!
  4. Cheers Tom.
  5. I haven't got one myself, but have got one from the Gumtree advert (well, an old one from months ago which included interior pictures, and a much higher asking price!), in which it had the head restraints intact! God knows what happened to them between the taking of those pictures and me buying the car, but the owner didn't offer any suggestions... And in case you were wondering, yes that steering wheel cover was removed immediately! The whole interior needs a good cleaning, which it'll hopefully get tomorrow if I have the inspiration.
  6. Indeed, it must have been done deliberately. The only reason I can think is that it was an over-cautious driver (although not so cautious about their neck in the event of an accident...) who thought that they hampered the visibility when looking over your shoulder etc... Other than that, I'm clueless. The irritating thing is that they weren't included with the car and I'm going to have a heck of a time trying to find original replacements for those seats.
  7. I don't like the previous owner of the GTX (or perhaps the owner before him) removing all four head restraints! Why would you do that?
  8. Ha, that's a rarity! Everything is just getting on top of me at the moment. Family issues, financial issues, work issues... Lots of issues! A few of them should be resolved if I pass my test next week. If I fail, then lets just say the fit will hit the shan.
  9. I do like having a short shift at work tomorrow, which means I could get home and mow the lawn, then possibly clean out the GTX. That's the plan anyway... I kind of need to do the latter though, as I'm planning on taking my test in that car (because it has better tyres, unlike the Quasar's which are barely above 1.6mm - hardly a great first impression for the examiner!) and if I don't do it over the weekend it won't get done in time. That said, the grass is almost knee high too, so that's also rather urgent...
  10. I don't like having nice weather but no motivation or energy to do anything.
  11. Yeah the saloon (which is actually green, although everyone thinks it is blue!) will still be my daily driver, but I'll use the GTX regularly too.
  12. That's good, at least you are on the road to being "free"! Need to do that myself. I don't really have any plans for it at the moment, other than cleaning up the interior and getting it through the MOT in September. After that I'll maybe clean up the paintwork a bit, although it really needs a full respray to look good.
  13. Indeed, maybe I should take up motor trading!
  14. It's the same here Kevin, cyclists everywhere - and I mean EVERYWHERE. Side of the road, middle of the road, wrong side of the road... Good thing I'm an alert driver, or else there would have been a few casualties tonight - trust me!
  15. I do like picking this up yesterday... Even if it was a 4 hour journey there (on buses and trains ) and then a 3 hour drive home with the usual worries of buying an old car "sold as seen" - expecting a major engine failure any second! The bodywork is shocking (it always seemed to be that shade of burgundy which faded and peeled for some reason), but mechanically it is sound and lets just say the price I paid was very reasonable... Its MOT is due in 5 weeks, but I'm not too worried considering it has new brakes (surprisingly with functioning ABS, as discovered tonight when a grouse ran in front of the car at 60MPH!), exhaust, and good tyres all round. The only worry is some MOT history of underbody corrosion (the usual areas), but I know a very good local welder who could sort that out should it be an issue, and immediately thereafter it would be going in for undercoating to stop any further spreading!! I won't say any more as I'm taking over the "do like" thread and you're all probably sick of me going on about 405s, but if it is any consolation I'd be exactly the same had I found a MK1 Focus