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#476368 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by MartynS on 14 April 2015 - 07:25 PM

Some of those look expensive, their cars probably aren't insured either!

#474830 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by MartynS on 09 April 2015 - 11:02 PM

I saw an amusing incident involving an X5 once - it was stopped just into a side road with its nearside rear wheel leaning in about 45 degrees.  Seemed like it just collapsed while driving, was too far away from the curb to have hit it or anything else!  I thought suspension was meant to be strong lol.

#474560 Minor Rtc Advice Needed

Posted by MartynS on 08 April 2015 - 11:12 PM

someone has travelled with an unsecured loan. As such you could claim repairs and coats from them,

So if you go out for a drive while having an unsecured loan you may have to give someone your coat?  Got to love autocorrect!

#473825 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 06 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

It's very important to keep traffic cones dry, that car did a good thing in sacrificing itself.  I guess the other one just wanted to join in?

#473040 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 04 April 2015 - 01:04 PM

Maybe that's why so many drivers of them appear to be in the middle of the car when you look in your rear view mirror, they're attempting to counterbalance it!

#472793 Music From Usb

Posted by MartynS on 03 April 2015 - 06:03 PM

I think someone else a while back had the same problem, and theirs turned out to be down to the car not liking the usb stick.  Do you have another stick you can try with the same music files?

#472235 Platinum Battery?

Posted by MartynS on 01 April 2015 - 09:30 PM

It's surprising though how people don't steal things when you want them to.  We had a traffic cone left on the road outside our house after they finished some roadworks, and that stayed there for weeks without being pinched.  We had to ring up in the end to get it taken away!

#471845 Vauxhall!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!

Posted by MartynS on 31 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

lol it's always funny when you start a topic about Vauxhall, they really are against you aren't they!  What did you do to them in a past life?  And ordering a whopper from mcdonalds, surely everyone knows they come from kfc?

#470119 Plate Spotters

Posted by MartynS on 26 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

I saw a 15 reg Peugeot this evening with L plates on, not even a driving school car!

#470117 Would You Advertise With Your Car?

Posted by MartynS on 26 March 2015 - 08:00 PM

I think there's other conditions too like you have to keep it clean all the time, and you either can or can't park in certain places for long periods of time or something like that.  Otherwise as you say you could buy a cheap old car, park it on the side of the road somewhere and rake in the money lol.

#468069 Eclipse Pictures

Posted by MartynS on 21 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

wow nice!  I was expecting it to get quite dark, not just a little bit dimmer than normal.  Granted it's only a partial eclipse but it still should have been darker!

#467439 A Big Announcment

Posted by MartynS on 19 March 2015 - 08:07 PM



The next scan just needs to hurry up now so we can find out what we are having


I'm no expert, but to me it looks like a baby :D.

#464841 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 12 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

I saw some guy this morning who had pulled over in a corsa vxr and was doing something with his passenger door.  Maybe it was one of those wrapped cars like they had on top gear where you have to stop and clean flies off whenever you hit one?  Or maybe the door was just falling off and he was taping it back on.  Either way it seemed quite amusing.

#464816 Plate Spotters

Posted by MartynS on 12 March 2015 - 10:36 PM

I saw loads more the other day, a transporter full of new ones drove past me :D.

#457020 Trip Computer

Posted by MartynS on 21 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

That will be the live mpg which shows the current fuel consumption so it does vary a lot.  If you're not touching the accelerator while moving it will show 99.9 as no fuel is being used, and when accelerating it will drop to around 10 or less.  You should also have an average mpg setting in the trip computer which shows the average since it was last reset.  The only real use I find for the live mpg is to see how low I can get it :D.