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What Car? Would you not buy?

Old 1st Oct 2018, 07:54
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Originally Posted by Local Variation View Post


Drove from Glasgow to Leicester all the way on a run flat. The car was even usable the following day before finally giving up the ghost.
Crazy man, why on earth did you do that? Front of back?
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 09:08
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Hy what ?

Sorry - there's a three-pointed star on the front and rear.
Useful for aiming the car at errant pedestrians.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 09:20
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Iím fairly sure that a company in the USA can still build De Lorean cars because they bought all the spare parts, including body/chassis components.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 10:02
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Correct, there is also a company in the UK which can build E Type Jaguars.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 10:10
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Useful for aiming the car at errant pedestrians.
I can't do that - it's five inches in diameter and embedded in the front grill.

Anyway, aiming at arrogant cyclists would be far more appropriate.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 10:19
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Crazy man, why on earth did you do that? Front of back?
Yep, I was young and daft in those days PN compared to just daft these days. But just wanted to point out that run flats can go some time and distance. Think it was the left rear. Remembering stopping frequently to give it a kick. At that time, run flats were never stocked and you had to order and wait. I even drove the car to KF 2 days after the run flat activation to get the tyre replaced.

Had the miss fortune to drive a Vauxhall Insignia recently. Awful car in so many ways. And so is the Mini.



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Old 1st Oct 2018, 15:00
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No car with an automatic. I don't care how awesome they make them, I don't want to be one of those guys who drives an automatic. I have taught both my sons how to drive a manual.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 05:39
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In UK, if you pass your driving test in a car with an auto transmission, that's all you can legally drive. The only person I know of with this limitation is my son's female partner.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 06:08
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Local Variation

picking up on PN's comment of you driving a fun-flat from Glasgow to Leicester (more than 300 miles)

This type of tyre is usually warranted for something 10 to 50 miles at 50 mph (80km at 80kmh in Aus)

Lucky? Or an accident waiting to happen? I've heard more than one story of cars rolling when tyres have disintegrated.

I wonder how a run-flat would go with a 600kg load in the back of something like a BMW X5?
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 21:01
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Originally Posted by Buster11 View Post
Can't vouch for the veracity of this, but I believe there was a Porsche of some sort that had one of the ridiculous 'toy' spare wheels in a recess in its boot (at the front). In the event of a flat, the only place the deflated 'real' wheel could be carried once the 'toy' one was in place was on the passenger's lap.
If you do have to carry a damaged tyre in the cabin with you, deflate it first: US Servicewoman killed when tyre exploded
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 22:57
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Being seen in a BMW X6 or a range rover. Intimidating monsters of a car, designed to replace someones tiny todger.
People who drive these are either egotists or WAG's.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 23:50
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Agree Thomas, our crew of 3 was picked up by the hotel X6. Very nice we thought but it would only fit 1 small suitcase and our nav bags in the boot. The 2 of us in the back seat were stooped over because of the overhead clearance with our suitcases on our knees. What a heap.
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Any Fiat, they will break as soon as you buy them
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