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    23-08-2019, 01:05 PM
    You keep coming back to the GTV. Maybe that's the answer. Though do test drive a range of other cars first just to be sure.
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    23-08-2019, 11:43 AM
    Yes ,OBC, though I have brimmed it and done the sums at random times in the past and it is a close match. BMW claim is 37 I think, which is...
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    23-08-2019, 10:33 AM
    How do you manage that, town driving? I get 33.5 average in a 3 litre petrol. To DMZ's point, maybe EV is worth a look if your circumstances suit....
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    23-08-2019, 08:35 AM
    Whatever the marque, I would rate service history over mileage. Little point paying a premium for low miles when all you will do is pile on mileage....
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    22-08-2019, 02:40 PM
    What Boris said. Or a Mondeo, easier to find with cruise and a bit more comfy. Not at all exciting but reliable and generally cheap and easy to fix...
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    21-08-2019, 10:11 AM
    I think an MX-5 would be more fun as a weekend car than an Alfa GTV. I have one and think it's great: you are welcome to a spin. I suspect you would...
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    17-08-2019, 11:29 AM
    What are those bright coloured orange/red/yellow things hanging off the rear view mirrors of felt spec Jettas and Passat's and the like.
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    16-08-2019, 09:17 AM
    Caveat: if the fluid boils, you lose the brakes and end up with the car on its side with flames rising from it, it probably is a sticky caliper.
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    16-08-2019, 09:13 AM
    Guessing just a buildup of dirt and rust, maybe moreso than usual. Go for a drive, give it some beans, heavy on the brakes. Then check if still...
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    15-08-2019, 09:32 AM
    8~) replied to a thread the car nut - gone for good? in R-Roads
    Tax was always an issue. Anything over 2000cc on the old bands was considered madness by many. The Ford Cortina, a Mondeo segment car in the 80s, was...
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    14-08-2019, 10:36 AM
    I have purchased calipers from biggred previously and have no complaints. They are decent quality. They quote 250 Sterling + postage and exchange or...
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    13-08-2019, 04:08 PM
    8~) replied to a thread Isuzu Storm Trooper in Projects
    Looks rough enough, but it may have value if it has enough parts you need. Just starting work on a MK1 Pajero and have a similar conundrum, buy...
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    13-08-2019, 02:59 PM
    8~) replied to a thread Isuzu Storm Trooper in Projects
    MK1 Trooper up on Done deal in the last 25 mins. No connection, just noticed and thought of this thread.
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    07-08-2019, 09:39 PM
    I'll get them alright, I can see them in stock online. Prefer to shop local though for some things at least. I've used the rebuild kits on some, but...
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    07-08-2019, 07:21 PM
    Can try the motorfactor I suppose. Just in this case I will need all 4. Have been times they could not supply what I needed for older cars. That said...
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    07-08-2019, 01:44 PM
    Any companies in lreland doing exchange calipers or remanufacture? My new project has been sitting approx 15 years and the calipers are solid. I know...
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    31-07-2019, 11:09 AM
    8~) replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread in R-Roads
    I knew the mother. She was an escort.
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