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  1. Elm Green ? my Grandad had a green beetle which I think was more like BRG than your green, not lucky enough to drive it but remember the clutch pedal came up through the floor, is that correct ?. He had another before that pale blue split screen UHL 650, amazing !
  2. 1st time pass 13th December 1971, taught in a Triumph Toledo which my instructor changed for a brand new Triumph 1500 a week before my test. Both with drum brakes all round and a 4 speed gearbox, I never knew / realised this then but the Toledo was rear wheel drive and the 1500 front wheel drive. A few weeks after my Uncle let me drive his Cortina Mk2 estate with 3 speed auto ! 😃 WoW those were the days !
  3. Yep disappointed with my Golf's exhaust but my neighbours are a lot happier as they don't hear my 0545 departures as much. My A45 had a performance exhaust and was mad but I really miss it. However with the A45 if you were 'on it' everybody knew and it actually frightened some pedestrians, so stealth is perhaps more sensible but something in between would be spot on. My Grandkids really miss it and frequently comment.......... two of them are actually on hols in Florida and got a Mustang V8 upgrade.....they love it's noise.....both girls 13 &16 are budding petrol heads !
  4. I'm aware of disabling keyless entry I'm aware of coding it off I'm aware of aftermarket alarms What I don't know and that's what my questions are about is when are VW going to correct this design error / oversight before we all get increased insurance premiums and cars losing value because of keyless entry when Thatcham include keyless entry in the NVSA
  5. Yep Aware of that and use it, but this is what we want and is what the post question is about https://www.whatcar.com/news/ford-tackles-keyless-car-theft-with-new-sleeping-key-fob/n19213
  6. Not through choice my Mar 18 Golf R has keyless entry so it's at risk and I have to take precautions, absolutely ridiculous that VW and other manufacturers can sell a £35k plus car that's so vulnerable. So finally Thatcham are now including keyless-entry cars vulnerability to theft in a vehicle’s New Vehicle Security Assessments (NVSA) risk rating and this will increase insurance premiums on poorly protected cars and inevitably affect their values, no way will I buy one again ! As the technology is improved and most manufacturers i.e MB have done it, when the key is left still it goes to sleep and doesn't issue a signal so can't be boosted, as this is hopefully just a key upgrade are VW going to offer a retrofit upgrade, for free or at greatly reduced cost. So 2 questions 1) Have new VW's with keyless been made secure yet, as anybody got one or heard when ? 2) As anybody heard if there will be a retro fit offered ? I know there's lots of aftermarket alarms etc but I'm asking about upgrades from VW only cheers Alan
  7. Chris, sorry your disappointed, my disappointment is lack of exhaust noise, A45 before ! ! My Golf on 19's with Conti 5's and DCC is absolutely spot on I have a test road........which my cars have to be able to do, it easily whops any squashy ride BMW's and rock hard stuff such has Audi's with S-Line suspension etc if you fancy a ride come up North to Stalybridge / Holmfirth hope you find a solution
  8. WoW crash in Sheffield hope this is nobody on here, whilst looking for this I searched Morrisons vans and there's been dozens of them going over appears to be a very unstable van but worse this car will need a front bumper and given all the bumper thefts in this area I'll have to hide my car at work this week 😟 https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/traffic-and-travel/morrisons-van-overturns-in-crash-and-lands-on-parked-car-in-sheffield-street-111272
  9. Luckily driver only had minor injuries, clear dry day, yes officer I was only doing 39mph
  10. I didn't realise they would do this, car does look OTT and noisy exhaust just asking for it I guess, will probably screw up his future attempts to get insurance as well. SYP is South Yorkshire Police operational support Be Warned
  11. I thought Snickers was a chocolate bar !
  12. Crikey Bad news from Australia You never know what's round the corner FIA Director of Formula 1 Charlie Whiting sadly passed away this morning in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix which will open the F1 season. He began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an integral part of the organisation of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship since he joined the Federation in 1988, and has been the Race Director since 1997. FIA President Jean Todt said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. "Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motor sport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula 1 lovers.” Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motorsports, Formula 1 said: “I have known Charlie for all of my racing life. We worked as mechanics together, became friends and spent so much time together at race tracks across the world. "I was filled with immense sadness when I heard the tragic news. I’m devastated. It is a great loss not only for me personally but also the entire Formula 1 family, the FIA and motorsport as a whole. All our thoughts go out to his family.”
  13. Yes I wondered about that, I was absolutely sh1tt1ng myself when I changed my wheel and that was with the battery disconnected they're either very confident or just plain stupid ! But this has reminded me of something when you remove the airbag you have to turn the wheel nearly 180 degrees to release the clips, how have they done that without the key ? Mine is keyless and completely solid without the ignition on
  14. SH1T mine was round the corner last night at work ! 😮 But that doesn't add up they've used a std jack possibly nicked from a nearby car to get the wheels off, that's not very well prepared and they've got the steering wheel off through the window of a locked car which needs a very fancy star drive socket weird
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