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Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2021, 22:35
Replies: 49
Views: 2,743
Posted By M.Mouse

I have. I bought an E-class Mercedes in 2007 from...

I have. I bought an E-class Mercedes in 2007 from a Mercdedes dealership in the north of England. Photographs, history and careful questioning of the sales representative. Pretty safe bet in my view...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2021, 21:46
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Mr. Mac When you said 'team built' I thought...

Mr. Mac

When you said 'team built' I thought that sounds a good reason that the build process is slower so I did a search but this video looks like a production line to me.

Video
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 23:16
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

BMW build to order. The last couple of BMWs I...

BMW build to order. The last couple of BMWs I have bought did not take 9 months to be delivered from time of order. So Porsche are either a) inundated with orders or b) artificially slow the process...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 21:01
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Built to order probably but how do they stock the...

Built to order probably but how do they stock the showrooms with demonstrators and stock?

They possibly deliberately process the orders with build dates scheduled months in advance. Are they so...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 20:18
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Ah yes, the aesthetically pleasing Volvo. ...

Ah yes, the aesthetically pleasing Volvo.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/500x381/volvo_dc4445457a4bd614abc766945ac0180444dc9619.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 20:14
Replies: 146
Views: 14,778
Posted By M.Mouse

A few years ago I was helping out a friend and...

A few years ago I was helping out a friend and had borrowed a very old diesel powered Renault Kangoo FWD van. During the day it snowed heavily. We set of home early evening and the roads were snow...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 20:01
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

We really should go back to bumpers like these I...

We really should go back to bumpers like these I presume?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/692x922/bumper_187baf6e8be1c83269e569b2945e5a5f6edd65f6.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 15:09
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

A close friend has a body repair shop. He has...

A close friend has a body repair shop. He has just done a front end repair on a fairly new Mercedes S Class coupe. Apart from the new numper it required a new nearside headlight assembly because the...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 13:31
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

But you don't like them?

But you don't like them?
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 13:30
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

For some reason they are only devalued when you...

For some reason they are only devalued when you try and part-exchange for a new(er) car. When buying the opposite seems the case. Weird.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 23:22
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Like you get with a modern automatic double...

Like you get with a modern automatic double clutch gearbox you mean?

Modern double clutch automatics function exactly like F1 car boxes with paddle shift if you change into manual mode.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 15:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By M.Mouse

Asparagus affects me in the way the OP mentions....

Asparagus affects me in the way the OP mentions. Beetroot has a dramatic colouring effect as well!
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 13:48
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Less Hair ALways an interesting...

Less Hair



ALways an interesting debate! Is it to make the driver feel like a real man? Do F1 cars have manual gearboxes? Or do they have paddle shift like....er.....many high performance road...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 00:53
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

As always some interesting and thoughtful...

As always some interesting and thoughtful responses.

Tartiflette Fan



I was generalising.The last time I looked at a table, in fact several pages of data, on car residual values in the UK...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 17:40
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

Not sure who your comment was aimed at but you...

Not sure who your comment was aimed at but you are misunderstanding anyway.

I was pointing out that a three year depreciation of 20 -25% is not realistic when historically the depreciation of most...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 13:43
Replies: 88
Views: 5,084
Posted By M.Mouse

The crazy world of Porsche!

I have been helping a friend look for a low mileage Porsche Cayman or Cayman S. He is looking for a car up to three years old, with low mileage and a few of the optional extras he wants.

Most used...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 13:13
Replies: 368
Views: 20,364
Posted By M.Mouse

Didn't we see a boom in classic car values in the...

Didn't we see a boom in classic car values in the 90s(?) which became a bit of a bubble and eventually burst.

I follow the classic car market purely out of interest and am constantly surprised by...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 13:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By M.Mouse

This case also throws a light on to the...

This case also throws a light on to the increasing practice of workers of all descriptions being 'self-employed'. HMRC have recently tightened up the IR35 rules and, very cleverly in my view, moving...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 23:15
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By M.Mouse

I read his biography a couple of years ago. First...

I read his biography a couple of years ago. First couple of chapters were a bit turgid but a really good read overall.

Interestingly, and something I found quite unusual, is that he was never...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2021, 03:22
Replies: 138
Views: 5,631
Posted By M.Mouse

Clearly you do not read Private Eye.

Clearly you do not read Private Eye.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 21:24
Replies: 664
Views: 136,960
Posted By M.Mouse

Which does assume that the original poster put an...

Which does assume that the original poster put an 'x' to represent each actual digit displayed rather than just a few to illustrate the beginning of the number and the rest anonymised.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 15:51
Replies: 664
Views: 136,960
Posted By M.Mouse

I think there is a misconception here. +44...

I think there is a misconception here.

+44 is the UK IDD code which works when dialing a UK number whether the caller is in the UK or outside the UK. My mobile number is 078********. If I call...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 00:17
Replies: 368
Views: 20,364
Posted By M.Mouse

I have always hesitated when considering...

I have always hesitated when considering restoring an old car. I have restored a couple of old motorcycles and it is a truism to say that most restorations cost more than the finished article is...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2021, 21:42
Replies: 41
Views: 2,479
Posted By M.Mouse

What is the difference between a chainsaw and a...

What is the difference between a chainsaw and a set of bagpipes? You can tune a chainsaw! :)

I smoked a pipe when I was in my early twenties. I thought I looked cool, in reality I looked like a...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2021, 21:32
Replies: 161
Views: 10,066
Posted By M.Mouse

cattletruck Thank you for the update and...

cattletruck

Thank you for the update and explanation.

My current bike has a TFT screen and, while it allows pages of settings and information to be accessed I am a bit wierd in that I do not...
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