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    Black Car Diet

    Just realised having a black car again is good for the waist line.

    Everytime it rains I don't go home for lunch in an attempt to keep the car clean !!

    Anyone else as 'sad' as me LOL ?!?
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    Its raining here so my car is getting a free wash !
    Gone A3 TDi S Line DSG Bluefined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140 View Post
    Everytime it rains I don't go home for lunch in an attempt to keep the car clean !!
    I find the 104 mile round trip back home puts me off
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTDCi View Post
    Its raining here so my car is getting a free wash !
    Everytime i plan to wash it it has rained all day, or the next.
    Had it for 2 months now and not one weekend of sunshine.

    Its silver so it doesnt show the dirt too much
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyLad View Post
    Everytime i plan to wash it it has rained all day, or the next.
    Had it for 2 months now and not one weekend of sunshine.

    Its silver so it doesnt show the dirt too much
    Wash it in the wet, saves you having to Chamois or dry it
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

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    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
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    Wash it 1 or 2 times a week. Hate it being dirty but at the same time there has to be a limit to how much time I spend on it.

    There are some back roads like up to my uncles farm where I dont take it unless I can help it. Usually nick my girlfriends or my Mums car for that job!
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    The wife and I both have black cars.
    I look after them both equally well.
    It's a constant bloody cycle, like painting the Forth road bridge, or letting Dawn French's trousers out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde View Post
    Wash it in the wet, saves you having to Chamois or dry it
    I like that........turn it up!

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    I wash the car once a week, maybe... Got a remark from my grumpy next door neighbour:

    Grumpy man ---> "You'll wash it away lad" "I do mine once a month which is adequate"

    Me---> "Yeah?? Well mines white so its once a week now f*ck off"

    The last two words were said in my mind :P

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    I wash mine no matter if it is raining or not! If it is raining it is not bad to wash it anyway as the dirt does not build up... also the rain washes away the soap so no marks of drying as well...

    I think all registered members should get a life...me included off course...lololol

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    I too wash mine in the rain, the neighbours think I'm nuts.


    I do the car as well.....LOL
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    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    The wife and I both have black cars.
    Just replaced Claires car with a black one so it looks like I will be joining you. It wasn't too bad with her current one as it's silver and she only does a few miles...
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

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    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140 View Post
    I too wash mine in the rain, the neighbours think I'm nuts.


    I do the car as well.....LOL
    Surely the neighbours can see your nuts
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Black cars can be a pain to keep clean, but there is that satisfaction you get once it's just been cleaned - they come up so well, especially when waxed.
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    i'm tired spending all my time washing my black A3 ...my next colour will be ibis white(i dont like silver)
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    And you think white will be easier to keep clean?

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    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    White's worse!
    You can get away with tar spots on a black car, to a fair degree.
    They'll drive you barmy on a white car.
    If there's one car cleaning job I despise, it's de-tarring....

    (You know what my last white car was?....a Nissan Primera...
    I was young and it was a new company car, I thought it was ace..
    I kept it nice and clean, even the blue interior...)
    Last edited by Amchlolor; 1st May 2008 at 11:07.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
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    And made extra cash in the evenings and weekends mini cabbing
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Hard to believe white is so popular now when it used to be the poor man's or old mans option. Are we all agreed this was encouraged by the launch of the GTi in white ?

    My wifes car is black too but she covers >30K a year seems I'm destined to spend a lot of time on my driveway..
    Wife - 12 BMW 320D 181 bhp, 8 Speed Auto, Melbourne Red, Heated Leather, privacy.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy. (Sold)
    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
    BMW M135i F20 - Bloody good straight from the box !

    "Fast Cars are Safer...."

 

 

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