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Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Cougar377, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    A HGV is a heavy goods vehicle. So no, it's not.

    I have bought a practical, sensible estate car. If anything, it's a bus.
     
  2. andybirdless

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    You started off so well, M Sport Plus in orange.

    Then you mentioned diesel.

    Now it's a bloody estate as well!

    Lost for words.
     
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  3. Minkey

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    Mines a diesel when I purchased it 4 years ago I was told by everyone it was the way to go as it was better for the environment
     
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  4. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    :facepalm:
     
  5. derek kelly

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    Diesel here for me as well.
     
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  6. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    :facepalm::facepalm:
     
  7. sr71caspar

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    240 mile round trip on the 'Bird today through Yorkshire. Went to the Tan Hill Inn and came back via Devil's Bridge.
    Shame the beautiful countryside was blighted by piles of bin bags, and "itinerant travellers"- thankfully their pony and traps held up the fools in their 4 wheeled blandness.
     
  8. derek kelly

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    If you'd have called in at Squires you could have had the privilege of meeting me, I Don't charge much for autographs.
     
  9. derek kelly

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    Remember back in the day when you could get petrol in either premium or super? Basically you could have been buying any old shite, the Government stepped in & graded Petrol from 1 star to five stars, 1 star being the lowest grade for non road going vehicles like BMW's & Harley's & five star for the super dooper go quick machines, then because of cancer scaremongering they phased out leaded petrol & introduced...you guessed it, unleaded, then they decided that petrol was going to run out in the next ten minutes, someone said "hey, what about electric cars? Oh how people laughed, electricity is going to run out in 30 years, so they decided that diesel was the future, Diesel was cheaper than petrol until loads of people bought diesel cars then suddenly diesel was dearer than petrol probably to do with the Sultan of Oman wanting all the petrol for his 1000 solid gold Rolls Royces.
    Next came lpg, run your car on petrol AND lpg you will get 6000 miles to a thimble full but you need another tank adding to your car which will take up all of your boot space & most of the passenger space as well,
    A couple of years later due to cars catching fire when leaving filling stations full of lpg the Government decides to sidle away whilst whistling tunelessly.
    "Hey, what about electric cars?" Suddenly charging points sprung up every 2000 miles & people were encouraged to take out a mortgage on a tiny car that would do 50 miles on a charge providing you drove in a straight line at a constant 30mph without heating, radio, or indicating (did BMW come up with this?) Not only that but you get to rent the battery as well.
    These cars were doomed from the start so the Government decided that diesel is too dirty & petrol causes copd & asthma, let's go for a drive in the country, look at all those beatiful yellow fields of rape, cough cough cough,
    So now we are being told that we cannot drive our diesel & petrol cars until we have all traded in our pensions for electric cars & then in 30 years time when they decide once again that electricity is unsustainable they will say, "let's go back to petrol & diesel & charge a fortune for the privilege"
     
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  10. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I ran an LPG Volvo for about six years.

    Brilliant.
     
  11. derek kelly

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    Volvo & brilliant in the same sentence
     
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  12. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Two,sentences.:p
     
  13. derek kelly

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    You are really sharp today Andrew, go to the top of the class.....And jump off.
     
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  14. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    How can I go to somewhere that I am permanently at?
     
  15. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    You misread, I said "top of the class"
     
  16. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Now listen carefully, Andrew:

    It's an M Sport, not M Sport Plus. The Plus is not available on mine however, I've ordered the M Sport Shadow Edition which has the M Sport braking system as standard (which, aside from cosmetics, is pretty much the only difference between M Sport and M Sport Plus anyway). Mrs P has the M Sport Plus, so maybe you're getting old and confused like Will.I.Was.

    I need an estate over a saloon. Apart from the saloons being full of salesmen, reps and tossers I need the load bay for my survey gear. I've also found that in almost 15 years doing this job, getting changed in a shitty port or facility in pissing rain is so much easier sat in the boot of an estate than on the back seat of a saloon or coupe. The tailgate is a brilliant umbrella and keeps the rain off and the load bay gives me somewhere to sit and allows me to keep my work keks off the mucky ground. My Merc was a coupe; beautiful drive but a nightmare on the job.

    Diesel is awesome. Next time I'm in France, I'll pop in for a cuppa and you can take her for a burn. I need to see you about this bastard extension Mrs P wants on the house anyway.
     
  17. Centaur

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    Old but not confused you twat! I too favour an estate for exactly the same reasons. As a fisherman I need an estate to carry an "erect" rod or two and the lid IS an excellent rain shield when putting on or taking off boots and waders. I'm glad to see that your time in Singapore, which may have induced slitty eyes has not rotted your brain. As for BMWs, they are over priced rust buckets. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor


    I think he doth protesteth too much.

    Probably not too late to cancel the order now you have realised what a clanger you have dropped.
     
  19. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    BMW drivers would rather cut off their balls with a rusty knife than admit they've dropped a changer.
    "Left the car at home today?"
    "Err, yeah, decided to walk, I need the exercise"
    "So nothing to do with the fact it's stuck on your drive cos there's a slight frost?"
     
  20. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Corrected for you

    :eaea:
     
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