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Incontro

True Ford Enthusiast
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About Incontro

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    Donald Duck

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Berkshire
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000

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  1. My mate bought a 63 reg A-Class a month or two ago. Guess what malfunctioned on his car, on the way to the airport to catch a flight, whilst on the motorway? Had to call a flat bed truck to move it, and ended up missing his flight! Must admit, made me chuckle a bit, glad I don't have that rubbish in my car!
  2. Things I don't like - the utter knob in an old smoky pickup truck who pulled out in front of me (emerging from a petrol station), despite the clearly insufficient gap. Had to brake from 40 MPH down to 15 MPH. The tool then proceeds to drive at 20-25 MPH in a 40 zone, for the next three miles.
  3. Honda Civic? EDIT: I'll have two guesses - Hyundai i30?
  4. Well in that case, even more reason to avoid it like a barge pole lol. Ford & Honda (and to a lesser extent BMW) seem to be the only makes I actually like nowadays.
  5. Is that why they have so many cheap newish cars for sale nowadays? Do they secretly pass on problems to unsuspecting car buyers simply because they are too clueless to fix the problems themselves? lol
  6. Happy birthday Lenny!!! We all love you on here (no homo), that's what matters Things I don't like - the Qashqai I test drove today, more-so out of curiosity than anything else. Was surprised at how rubbish it was - lots of road noise (only slightly better than my Focus, and much worse than the new shape Civic), lots of turbo lag (throttle was binary - either ON or OFF), and even creaking power steering! Who knows, part of my brain is telling me to just get another (newer) Focus lol. They really are superb cars - I was so glad to be back in mine after the test drive!
  7. Funny you say that - I've always had a secret itch to replace the alloys on my car with steelies due to the rugged look they give
  8. If she is clearly a dangerous driver, and a careless/selfish one with attitude also, dob her in, and do others a favour! If it were say the nice elderly lady living across the road, I would politely remind her, and possibly even help her renew it, if she needed the help. Easy decision if you ask me.
  9. I'm so so sad after reading that Ghana, RIP Brandy. I hope it gives you a little strength, knowing that Brandy is up there in a better place now, without any suffering.
  10. If that is sad, I guess that makes me sad too lol. I bought a multicolored, dimmable, remote-control LED bulb a week or two back, looks brilliant in my room
  11. Wow that's a cheap quote, especially for a new driver! Almost too good to be true level-of-good! As someone who got their licence in late 2012, I still paid almost 100 quid more (566 quid total), for a much smaller engined car on my last renewal! Perhaps the roads are so empty in Scotland compared to here that the insurers think there's little chance of people crashing
  12. Yes, auto I guess you could, but it makes me wince when I think that all the stress of holding the car in place is on one small part of the gearbox (parking pawl). Gearboxes are expensive.
  13. Speaking of brakes my rear drums on my Focus have started sticking again Yesterday when leaving the house - was stuck on pretty damn hard after the rainfall on Sunday. Had to rev the engine quite hard - followed by a giant "THONK" and a backwards leap of the car! Brakes made some screeching sounds while stopping at low speeds, but noise seems to have disappeared for now. Imagine if you have a friend or someone from work with you in the car when this happens - how embarrassing it must be! Why oh why Ford couldn't you spend a few more quid and put proper brakes on! Even bleedin' Vauxhalls don't have drums! I would have gladly paid the difference when purchasing my car! /endrant
  14. Ah no surprise, nowadays everything is outsourced lol Indeed. Lesson learnt the hard way, need to avoid properties with electric central heating from now on!
  15. Wow, do you work at a utility co. jamie? We tried turning some stuff on and off, and monitoring the usage. Even left the heating off for a whole day, just to see what happens. Turns out the draw is almost exclusively thanks to the central heating. Google reveals that wet electric central heating systems (that use electric boilers) are the WORST (most expensive) out of anything else there is. I've suggested to dad to cancel the central heating, and just to use 2 electric cheap radiators, as surely that will be far cheaper to run (which is what I did in my previous own flat, and only paid 55/month in electricity, despite running electric radiators for a minimum of 6 hours a day). Going by bills, approx 1250kwh/month.