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Incontro

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  1. Things I Don't Like

    No worries mate, I didn't think you were having a go at me, seems like a simple misunderstanding. I'm not trying to be righteous either, as I admittedly wasn't exactly a saint when I first started driving. But smartened up a long time ago. Stay safe out there.
  2. Things I Don't Like

    Come on mate. I don't have any issue with people safely overtaking, but overtaking at above 40 in a 30 zone whilst going up a blind hill is just sheer stupidity. What if a loved one had been driving in the other direction? Would have been a full head-on, the two-and-a-half tonne range rover driver would have totalled your loved one's car, and possibly even killed them.
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like how a range rover overtook me on a blind hill well in excess of 40 MPH, when I was already doing 30 in a 30 zone. He overtook a few more cars in front of me too, and then soon left his hazards flashing while driving the rest of the way, again driving too fast (above the speed limit). While driving past me, I tried to take a close look, and saw a passenger pointing at the road, presumably giving directions. I flashed him, but it made me wonder whether there was some kind of medical emergency going on or something. Still, I did worry that he was going to recklessly cause an accident! Dashcam video available if anyone wants.
  4. Focus mk2.5 H7 led Headlamp bulbs

    Agree, 9 times out of 10 when I'm being blinded by a car's headlights, it's always either an audi or mercedes built in the last two years. Almost as if they have their high beams on.
  5. Things I Don't Like

    I guess this could be classed as a 'don't like.' I don't like witnessing a driver taking punches at another while driving this morning. Previously, I'd only seen this level of road rage on youtube. Not sure whether I should bother sending the police the footage.
  6. Tbh you could just get a naturally apsirated petrol (1.6), and any additional cost in fuel would be offset by the numerous problems you would have later down the line with the tdci unit lol But it's no longer 2003, so I'd go for a turbo petrol. Pretty sure the recent ones have had most of the bugs ironed out.
  7. Things I Don't Like

    That sucks mate, doesn't really seem fair. Especially considering the fact that motorhomes can do 70, but vans can't.
  8. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    The biggest conks on the road seem to be Audi A3 hatchback drivers - usually GTD, GTI, or GTE spec. Just my personal observation of driving around my area of the country and also being the passenger in other people's cars. I just don't get the appeal of Audi hatchbacks, at the end of the day it's just another hatchback. For that kind of money, I'd much rather lease a nice Jaguar XF saloon, like this recent deal: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jaguar-xf-20i-prestige-auto-lease-pch-16399month-initial-147593-524768-select-car-leasing-2872513
  9. Buying advice for a 2005 1.6 petrol

    Ensure that the timing belt has been replaced. Otherwise it will be costly for you to do later on.
  10. Liverpool Echo Fire!!!

    Shame about the poor dogs that perished, and the mustang as well. Stupid landrovers, they're all junkers.
  11. Things I Don't Like

    Speaking of profiling, Oracle is one of the biggest in the business. See what they know about your interests and viewing habits on here, it's actually very interesting. Most of my interests are right. http://www.bluekai.com/registry/
  12. Things I Don't Like

    don't like having the flu on the first day back at work... anyone else down with the flu at the moment?
  13. 1.6 Ti-VCT or 1.8 Duratec HE Engine - choose ?

    Official is something like every 10 years by age (off the top of memory), but most owners including myself would advise to get it done at the 8 year mark. 80,000 miles should be OK, but change it a bit sooner for total peace of mind.
  14. 1.6 Ti-VCT or 1.8 Duratec HE Engine - choose ?

    1) yes - duratec is essentially the name for an upgraded sigma engine, with marginal improvements in emissions, fuel efficiency, torque, etc 2) yes, aluminium block. warms up and cools pretty quickly make sure of all the usuals when looking around - regular servicing, frequent oil changes, no blue or white smoke etc. also make sure the timing belt's been replaced (with itemised invoices to prove), else factor at least 300-400 quid into the cost of your purchase.
  15. Replacing Mk2.5 1.6 TDCI Titanium

    Just don't see the point of replacing a 1.6TDCi DPF car with another marginally newer/better 1.6TDCi DPF car, sorry. Chances are the new car will throw up expensive problems too. Better to go with the devil you know. At least if you can squeeze your budget a little extra, you can end up with an EcoBoost that's far more reliable than the TDCi, and will cost less to service and maintain. Also, if you intend to keep your next car a long time like your current one, then it makes sense to buy a petrol, with the way things are going, and the government's/public's increasing dislike of diesels. So my friendly advice would be to: 1) Keep your current car as long as it hasn't got serious issues OR 2) Stretch budget a tiny bit more to upgrade to a well looked after EcoBoost example. If you're desperate for a shiny new car, and want to abandon your old diesel, then you can always still get a old Duratec/Ti-VCT Mk3 petrol lol. Will cost a bit more to run, but it will be trouble free motoring if you can find a good example :)