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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#500201 Best Android Phone To Get.

Posted by Phil 87 on Today, 10:16 AM

The best Android phone at that price is the Moto G


I was going to suggest the same thing, although a new one is due out at some point which might be worth waiting for. Annoyingly the current Moto G doesn't come with Android 5 out of the box, even though the new Moto E does. I've had the original Moto E for just over a year and it's been great for a £80 phone, only issue is it soon runs out of space if you install lots of apps and a few games.



Will look at that,can get S5 mini for about £170 so was going towards that.


Looks like that has slightly better specs than the Moto G, but one advantage the Motorola phones have is a bare Android OS, no unnecessary extra stuff on top that will slow it down. I wouldn't be surprised if the Moto G has better battery life.


I'd look at reviews for all phones in your budget, sites like Techradar are great for this sort of thing.

#500169 Club Lanyards?

Posted by Phil 87 on Today, 08:35 AM

I'll take 3 of them, and I'll be at Ford Fair.

#499960 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 01:02 PM

Maybe they overestimated the number of actual thefts though, I mean they should realize that the front of a Vauxhall is likely to fall apart by itself.

#499959 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 12:56 PM



Lol, I never even considered that theives could take parts off the car in that way, but they don't even need the keys and can steal some very valuable stuff. I wonder if they could even steal the engine, probably not without setting the alarm off but it would be interesting to see just how far they can go without the keys.

#499742 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 01 July 2015 - 05:29 PM

^ That was awesome, especially the clip from fast & furious when they set off lol. I think Opels must be somehow better made than Vauxhalls, cos no Vauxhall could take all that punishment without bursting into flames or rolling over.

#499544 Fiat 500 Almost Takes Out A Corsa

Posted by Phil 87 on 30 June 2015 - 09:30 PM

Yeah you're definitely right about getting in the left lane early, I found it on google maps and there are arrows in the right lane telling you it's for turning right and loads of room to move into the left lane.




Looking at it on street view it's clear that the lorry driver did nothing wrong, and I'd say both the Fiat and Corsa drivers were equally in the wrong. It just goes to show what a different perspective gives you.

#499524 Fiat 500 Almost Takes Out A Corsa

Posted by Phil 87 on 30 June 2015 - 08:37 PM

Actually watching it again it looks like the lorry and Corsa simply failed to give way to the Fiat. The Fiat's positioning could have been better but they might blame the lorry for that. I hate how lorry drivers think they can do what they want just because they are too big to be damaged by anything, but doesn't they rule about "not causing other drivers to slow down" apply to them too? But to be fair some lorries are so slow off the mark that there isn't a gap in traffic big enough for them, which might be what happened here.


This is why I'm very reluctant to go onto a 2 lane roundabout unless both lanes are clear, because you just don't know if that car in the inside lane is going to cut across straight towards you (same applies for junctions heading onto a dual carriageway, but most people don't seem to care about this).


It would be good if you could give us a link to google maps so we can see the roundabout, because it looks like a good example to make sure you know the best road positioning.

#499466 Fiat 500 Almost Takes Out A Corsa

Posted by Phil 87 on 30 June 2015 - 05:45 PM

Good video, that's better than anything I've caught on my dashcam. That must be the only Corsa driver in the country who is actually capable of avoiding a crash :P

#498801 Some Advice On Seats Plse

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 June 2015 - 05:34 PM

Before you spend loads on new seats, there is some good info on various websites about how to properly adjust your driving position, you'd think it's common sense but it isn't. Here's some info that helped me, you don't have to follow it 100% but it should help:




The main thing is to not have the seat reclined so you can barely reach the steering wheel, which most people seem to like doing.

#498799 Who Uses Etis Ford . Com

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

I have been given a chassis number for my new car build , i have logged into etisford.com and it has found details of my car. What i need to know , under build date it said 30/11/0002 , whats the 002 ? as i was told estimated build date 1st July supplied end of July . Any advice appreciated 


To me that means your car was built on 30th November, 2 A.D. So when you pick it up it will be 2013 years old and will probably look something like this:



#498565 Map Update

Posted by Phil 87 on 26 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

Mine is also v4.1, and the maps are actually from 2013 so about 2 years old now. As for Ebay, as I understand it if you buy something like that where the description says it will work with your car, and it doesn't, you should be able to get a refund.

#498389 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Phil 87 on 25 June 2015 - 06:42 PM

Awesome outcome :). It would have been even better if this was one of those court cases that could be filmed, then we could watch his reaction on YouTube :P

#497716 Ford Fair M1 Convoy 2015

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 June 2015 - 02:42 PM

Okay I will see you Sunday Morning at Woodhall Services - Do we know a meeting time yet or will that be announced closer to the event?


So far it looks like the best time to leave Woodall will be around 5:30am but I think we can decide on this closer to the time. Less than 6 weeks to go now, I forgot it was that close haha.

#497713 Club Lanyards?

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 June 2015 - 02:38 PM

Maybe you can persuade everyone who ordered design 2 to switch to design 3 lol. If it makes it easier I'll just have 2 of whichever design gets to 25 first.

#497674 Ford Fair M1 Convoy 2015

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 June 2015 - 12:12 PM

The first meeting place will probably be Woodall services. It looks like there are already 2 others staying at the hotel there on the Saturday night.