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#488691 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Incontro on Yesterday, 08:28 AM


To be fair, with that driving, I'm pretty sure he would end up jumping the queue in a&e...



To be fair, with that driving, he might not even make it out of the queue...  ;)

#488533 Subtle Hint

Posted by Incontro on 22 May 2015 - 03:31 PM


#488529 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 22 May 2015 - 03:21 PM

Not road tax, but mandatory 3rd party insurance.

#488467 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 22 May 2015 - 11:14 AM

Of course if a pedestrian wanders out onto the road, you must slam on the brakes. 


My previous comment was aimed at the drivers that slam on the brakes all of a sudden when going at 30/40MPH, and deliberately choose to give way to allow pedestrians to cross the middle of a busy road, where they are in fact "jaywalking", a punishable offence in some jurisdictions.


Raider32 mentioned that the BMW had deliberately stopped to let someone cross, which caused an accident in the process, showing exactly why nobody should engage in this kind of behaviour.


/rant over.

#488228 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 21 May 2015 - 03:18 PM

People who slam on the brakes all of a sudden while driving, to let a pedestrian cross a busy road. (Especially when there is an actual crossing just 20 meters ahead!) 

#487259 Look At This !!!

Posted by Incontro on 18 May 2015 - 02:40 PM

Nice :). I just hope they don't plan on using it in a car chase, it probably couldn't keep up with 99% of cars on the road these days haha.


Definitely can't keep up lol. On a straight road, I think its about as fast as a 1.6 Mk2 Focus.  :P


Nowadays, they have AWD 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost police interceptors, which can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. How technology has progressed! 

#486999 Look At This !!!

Posted by Incontro on 17 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

Awesome find!!!!  B)


It's the car in my avatar. (Well almost!)


Ford LTD Crown Victoria

#486703 Company Car

Posted by Incontro on 16 May 2015 - 12:34 PM


If thats all your new employer is offering, you need to climb that career ladder FAST!.


Are there employers in the UK offering Ferrari's? If so, please do tell me which ones!!

#486487 Company Car

Posted by Incontro on 15 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

The front of the 308 looks like a Focus mated with a Vauxhall.


Although I hate French cars, must admit the 308 cabin looks pretty cool.

#485723 Parking Charge Petition

Posted by Incontro on 13 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

The other day, I was at Nero, and this lady parked her Fiat without paying. Of course a portly council traffic warden comes along, and starts writing a ticket, just as the lady comes back with her coffee. They argue for a few seconds, and then the lady drives off with the ticket in her posession, looking very disappointed.


Now, I have nothing against councils issuing parking fines (and believe me, a lot of drivers DO deserve their tickets), but what I witnessed was quite unfair IMO. Some leniency/discretion could have easily been given.


This type of jobsworth behaviour is killing off local business. Not only should private parking companies be heavily regulated, but councils also need to be kept in check.

#485438 Your Realistic Next Car?

Posted by Incontro on 12 May 2015 - 08:01 PM

So my mum has been having car troubles lately, requiring warranty visits to the dealership.


A lot of faffing around happened, and skipping the long story, Enterprise provided a loan car:




I must say, I was quite impressed. The ride was definitely quieter than my Focus, and it also handled the numerous pot-holes in my town better too. At idle, the engine is completely inaudible. The only downside was that I found the cabin was a little cramped compared to the Focus.


It was in 1.6L petrol form, and apparently has 133 HP, and achieves pretty good MPG figures. Loaded with tech too - all sorts of goodies. The fact that it had a 5 year factory warranty would make it a great used buy, and prices are very reasonable.


Really tempting!! :)


Anyone else been in one of these? 

#483980 The Politics Thread

Posted by Incontro on 08 May 2015 - 08:04 PM

You would only be taxed 40% on the money over £42385, so if you earned £42385.01 your tax would be about £6.5k


Hmm yes, don't know where I got 1/3 from, I may have been sleepwalking when I wrote that, haha.

#483877 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 08 May 2015 - 04:32 PM

I don't think Northern Cyprus is as bad as some people make it out to be, on the whole. Every place/city/country has it's 'ghetto' areas. Admittedly, I have never visited Cyprus, let alone the Northern part. My opinion is purely based on word of mouth from someone who used to live there.


However, I have a feeling that Northern Cyprus is still underdeveloped compared to the 'rich' parts of Turkey - i.e. Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum - the main cities and tourist destinations.


@Chris - I will also be visiting Turkey this summer - can't beat cheap seaside holidays! The lira has also weakened considerably!

#483847 Serious Question For Logical And Clever People

Posted by Incontro on 08 May 2015 - 03:57 PM

If this is as serious as it sounds, it is probably something that should be discussed with a solicitor, rather than taking the advice from a forum.

#483463 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 07 May 2015 - 06:31 PM

Sounds lovely. June is a busy month for me! My mums birthday is on the 14th, mine is the 18th, then on the 19th I'm off to Crete with my mum for a week, then on the 30th I'm off to the U.S. with my dad. Should be fun!


U.S?? You lucky thing!!


Must-do: Don't come back without renting and enjoying a Mustang or some other big Ford  ;)