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on Wed May 16, 2018 10:17 pm
So, drove the 330 to near to Gatwick airport today .. and have left it there for wheel refurbishment.

Pretty insane worshop, and amazing the work that’s going on in there.

Anyway, said goodbye to the car for up to a week.

BUT .... genuinely upset to be leaving the car for a week down there.

Now the reality is that i’m not saying i’ve hit the jackpot with this car (although since an oil change, some decent fuel, and the fault codes being cleared, the car has been all good so far *touches wood*, and I am getting used to the colour, and I reckon it’ll look a lot meaner with grey wheels) .... but .... as a concept - 6 cylinders, coupe/convertible, auto, etc ... I freaking love it - I suspect Basil feels the same !!!!!

Should have bought an auto years ago - I am a convert - and the 6 cylinder noise and power is a joy to behold !!!

The old Parkers saying - that an engine makes or breaks a car has never been so true.

Back in the A3 for a few days - and good car - but it’s like the difference between economy class, and business class (I should imagine).

Video review as soon as I get it back.
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on Wed May 16, 2018 10:43 pm
yeah bruv, i feel ya fam.

i do love the 2 series, such a nimble little rocket - immense fun with the peddle down - we need a parkers meet!!
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on Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 pm
I remember getting stick for having an auto, now I have 4 of them....

XK8, Range Rover, Wife's C4 and the bike Cool

You know you're getting old/lazy when you love driving an auto Laughing

I DGAF, I love my auto's, spershully the bike Basketball
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on Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 pm
A 3 litre 6 cylinder engine is a fine thing. BMW autos are supposed to be good but on older cars they are a reliability problem, kill the mpg and blunt the accelleration.
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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:03 am
i can confirm the 8 speed ZF box is a marvel.........no, its not twin clutch, but you flick the paddle and its engaged within milliseconds...and the jolt it gives you in sports mode is very addictive

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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
You guys and your.....nice cars.

What can i say.

I've failed at life.
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Re: JACKPOT .........

on Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 am
P.S. i'd drive an auto too, she wont - but f**k her!
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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am
dont worry mate, when you get a divorce and are able to live your life free of the confines of marriage, you'll have a nice car Very Happy
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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 am
How have you failed at life? You're a dad to two new life's...

I'd say that's win win... 😎

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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:49 am
Thank you Spot and Andoo Smile
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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:49 am
hehehe,, I'm manual type of guy. I've driven a lot of automatics while I was in Canada always missed a stick shift.

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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 am
Mogs....are you saying...you prefer to grab the stick and shift manually?
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on Thu May 17, 2018 11:21 am
Crix, I'm with Doo on this one. Success in life is not measured by material possessions. The skills required to aquire wealth neither make you a good person or make you especially intelligent. A great many complete shits have achieved vast wealth to the detriment of others. If anyone thinks this is a good measure of success then they need to question their values
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on Thu May 17, 2018 11:34 am
Never forget what an old friend said to me many years ago as a kid. Ok was more of a surrogate grandparent than friend but hey ho

Money won’t make you happy but it’s a useful buffer between you and the harsh world
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on Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:Mogs....are you saying...you prefer to grab the stick and shift manually?


Yes. I caught someone email I think just yesterday and it was a business email about how sex robots where now possible, I guess being built although I didn't read all of it. That is a game changer I would say!


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on Thu May 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Paul123 wrote:Never forget what an old friend said to me many years ago as a kid. Ok was more of a surrogate grandparent than friend but hey ho

Money won’t make you happy but it’s a useful buffer between you and the harsh world

There are some great words in the English language for it.

Wealth and Health only 1 letter difference.

Life and Wife again only one 1 letter difference.


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on Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Cool motto's, people.
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on Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Crix .... you’re a good man .... and that’s a win in my book !!!

Many a rich arse out there ..... and I know that your kids will grow up to fully respect who you are.

Anyway - you’re not poor - you just (rightly) decide not to live your life up to your eye balls in debt - many who look rich, do !!!

Plenty out there also poncing off the state, or mum or dad - you need to be proud of your achievements !!
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on Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Thank you for this pep talk Smile I wasn't angling for one but thank you Smile

Ice creams all round.
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on Thu May 17, 2018 2:32 pm
I’d rather have a beer
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on Thu May 17, 2018 2:38 pm
** Hugh mode **

Scotch and and cigars all around

Jaaaaaggggggggg
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on Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Wasnt there a local company down there that reported a theft of scotch and cigars yesterday? Someone zoomed off in a noisy dark blue car....


hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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on Thu May 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Crix, we all love you because you are sensible, concise, clever and know how to save a few quid. I'm pretty sure we'd all donate a kidney or several pints of blood for you and yours.

You're a better man than me, that's for sure.

Don't ever change... king
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on Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 am
Wow, I'm really feeling the love, thank you everyone!
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on Fri May 18, 2018 7:03 am
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