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GeoffT last won the day on February 7 2016

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  1. GeoffT

    Who’s regretting.........

    It's even easier off glass or metal, but I wouldn't choose my seat covering on that basis! :-)
  2. GeoffT

    Who’s regretting.........

    Leather seats are the conservatories of the car world, too hot in summer, too cold in winter, and only bought because it's deemed a status symbol.
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    Camera van. Oooops🤷‍♂️🙈

    There seems to be a very strange sort of logic to all this. You think you have been caught speeding on your bike. Before you even know for sure, you immediately plan to sell, not the bike you were speeding on, but your new R. Then, when it turns out you have got away with it you still try to sell the R, and leave the decision on whether or not you keep it, down to if someone wants to buy it or not? Do you not like the R? If you do it seems a very strange set of decisions.
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    Camera van. Oooops🤷‍♂️🙈

    Totally disagree. That attitude is just an excuse for people who want to act irresponsibly and with no respect for others IMO. One day being angry and aggressive, fighting everything that comes near you, compared to 100 years living quitely in harmony within a close knit (see what I did there?!) group of friends is a no brainer the other way to me!
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    Top Gear

    Having just read Richard Hammond's autobiography, I would say they are friends off screen. Not "spending every spare moment with each other" friends, but definitely friends. The new TG boys seem more like they are on a forced team bonding day out and the banter between them, especially in the studio, is very wooden. It is watchable now, but still feels like a pale imitation to me.
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    Top Gear

    No.
  7. That is disgraceful. We have always been told ANPR is primarily for crime prevention, but it's clearly only set up for money raising from motorists. Good on you for making official complaints about this and good luck with it all.
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    Dodgy suspicious

    That's quite good parking by SWMBO's standard.😀
  9. GeoffT

    Gone over to the dark side

    That's what I'd heard too and I nearly didn't bother going ahead with the valuation. It was actually my Audi salesman who said he'd personally used WBAC and found them good. As I had the back up of their PX price anyway, I figured it was worth a 20 minute drive just to see what they offered. I am still surprised I got more for it than even the supplying VW dealer would have given me for it against another R, and doubly surprised that the price had gone up £600 from January to March.
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    Gone over to the dark side

    My R has gone. It's been a great car, but I fancied a change and although I looked at, and had test drives in, the 300bhp plus options (BMW M140i, S3, R7.5), in the end I put my sensible head on and dropped down a power division or two. So I'm collecting my Audi A3 Sportback Black Edition 2.0TFSI Quattro in Daytona Grey on Friday. The best I could squeeze out of Audi for part ex on my R was £19,750. VW had offered me £20,000 against another R, so I was pleasantly surprised to get £20,430 net from WBAC following a valuation today. My R was a 65 plate 5 door DSG in reflex with tech pack and 14,500 miles on the clock. The online WBAC valuation was £20,700, which weirdly was up £600 from January when I first got a quote. I was docked £50 because I'd put 14,000 online instead of 14,500 and £150 for a smart repair to two incredibly small stone chips on the front bumper, then just over £100 in fees including instant bank transfer. After reading a few reviews of WBAC I was expecting a lot worse but it was a nice easy way to save £700.
  11. In a stream of total and complete b*ll*cks that sentence really does stand out as a highlight (or maybe more accurately lowlight). The DVLA does NOT own anyone's car. The wording on the V5 merely highlights that just by being the registered keeper does not necessarily make you the legal owner. IE a lease company might legally own a car but the lessee is the registered keeper and therefore responsible for any traffic offences committed in it etc. It is the work of a total conspiracy theorist to spin that as the DVLA owning everyone's car. Sorry to stir this up again but I couldn't allow such nonsense to go unchallenged.
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    Skoda Fabia VRS Full Detail

    Looks amazing for it's age. We had a Fabia vRS back in the day. Cracking little car. Just over 11k new IIRC. Incredible value for money.
  13. GeoffT

    Joyride after my first MOT

    This thread is more ammo to my argument to SHMBO that it is sensible to change your car every 3 years!
  14. GeoffT

    Recaro sportster CS ?

    30kg is 4.7 stone not 9.5. Edit Sorry just re-read your post and realised you meant the 60kg is 9.5 stone, not the 30kg.
  15. I haven't really got a "how to" guide and it would obviously vary depending on your phone and the charger, but this is what mine looks like fitted and with the phone in position. I just bought a cheapo generic wireless charger of Ebay and mounted it to the rubber mat by screwing through it from the rear into the charger mount. It was hours of fun working out the exact correct position that allowed me to get the whole thing back into the cubby attached to the mat and allow the lid to shut with the phone on it. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4 which isn't a huge phone so if you have a bigger phone you might be struggling with this method or you would need a more slimline charger. I'm sure there must be slimmer chargers around now as the one I have is quite bulky. I reckon you could probably get away with mounting it to the mat with just a glob of Stixall etc rather than screwing it to the mat, or even remove the mat completely and glue it direct to the plastic underneath, but as an ex mechanical engineer I couldn't bring myself to do that! You could try the same position to mount a plug in charger/holder if you were using CarPlay/Android Auto, and I did try a version like that, but I found it was very hit and miss getting the connector to align correctly when you slid the phone in, whereas with the wireless version it just slides in a treat.
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