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Westy36

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« Reply #120 on: May 12, 2021, 04:02:05 PM »
At the opposite end of the spectrum,  the fast rear-engined swing axle Tatra was the Czech secret weapon,accidents by German officers losing control of the Tatra led to orders banning their use
I didn't know that. Wouldn't surprise me!

I did know that the Tatra V570 design was copied by Mr Porsche and became the VW Beetle. Very advanced engineers were the Czechs.

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« Reply #121 on: May 14, 2021, 11:20:27 AM »
Un-chuffing-believable!

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« Reply #122 on: May 14, 2021, 11:31:17 AM »
I take it that is the road and not a parking space.

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« Reply #123 on: May 14, 2021, 11:34:13 AM »
Hi

2 parking spaces. I see it a lot

Many thanks

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« Reply #124 on: May 14, 2021, 11:41:09 AM »
Almost looks like that pillock is in four parking spots! He's not helping the stereotype of Audi drivers.  :D 


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« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2021, 11:54:16 AM »
It could have broken down,  my workmate purchased a new Audi A4 DSG diesel,  the A4 was a joke,   in and out of the workshop,  in the first 6 months of ownership he was in courtesy cars for  4 months  while the some big ticket items were replaced under warranty, a  failed ECU was one of them, body panel water leaks, and the DSG transmission had excessive  shunt and backlash during gearchanges. His next car choice a diesel Jaguar, reliable but terrible  depreciation, his latest car a Volvo so far no issues.

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« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2021, 01:56:40 PM »
I take it that is the road and not a parking space.
I see the white line under the car now. Looks like 4 parking spaces.

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« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2021, 03:42:18 PM »
I take it that is the road and not a parking space.
I see the white line under the car now. Looks like 4 parking spaces.

It was. I was sitting in the car with my dog whilst the Mrs was shopping and saw this woman drive up, on her phone, get out and walk away, all without taking a breath. Ignorant does not cover it.

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« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2021, 07:41:16 PM »
Un-chuffing-believable!

This is how you have to park to avoid getting too close to the ‘great unwashed’ and their peasant wagons.

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« Reply #129 on: May 15, 2021, 08:21:03 AM »
I was thinking of getting some of these printed. With a suitable adhesive backing, of course. Something needing a scraper and a solvent to remove is tempting but questionable. Even something that is cleanly removed could give the message. I'd say it might shame people but the gall of some is astounding.
"Indecision is a terrible thing"
Or is it? What do you think?

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« Reply #130 on: May 15, 2021, 08:49:56 AM »
I love those stickers, brilliant idea!

You could choose to name and shame: https://rate-driver.co.uk/


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« Reply #131 on: May 15, 2021, 10:23:38 AM »
rate-driver looks great for expelling righteous indignation but I wonder if the people who really need to look ever go there. At least I don't seem to have made an appearance  ::)

"Indecision is a terrible thing"
Or is it? What do you think?

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #132 on: May 18, 2021, 11:08:02 AM »
This morning I saw a 53 plate CR-V. It was immaculate, though the styling really looks dated.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #133 on: May 19, 2021, 04:03:38 PM »
While travelling on the A720 City Bypass over to the south of Edinburgh this morning there was a breakdown causing the two lanes of traffic to queue back for a couple of miles. There was a girl in an Audi A3 in front of me in lane 2, and as the traffic in lane 1 picked up a little she changed lanes. As always happens lane 2 started to move, albeit slowly, and she ended up alongside me. I was a couple of car lengths from the vehicle in front when suddenly she accelerated. I thought she was coming back into space she had given up but I was wrong. She was accelerating straight into the rear of the large Mercedes saloon ahead of her! Last I saw they were pulling into a layby just ahead of the accident site.
Perhaps her DSG gearbox was acting up.

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« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2021, 04:14:19 PM »
I couldn't even guess on that one.
Let's be careful out there!

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