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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ScottyBoy, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. ScottyBoy
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    ScottyBoy Audi A4 TDI Owner

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    may of already been done to death, but thought id post up to be nosey

    iam new to the audi scene, but loving it

    had ford for best part of 6 years, have had a mag featured GTi, 2 x RS2000 and a cossie

    i bought the audi because 1 i like the looks of them, 2 you can make them look good easily, and ... 3 the reliability and what they offer etc , when i left school i went and worked in a VW Audi Specilaist garage for 18 months too, but left and decided to pursue something else, but that was over 10 years ago, plus as well now i am doing the house thing now and i cant justify spending stupid amounts on cars anymore, am settling for nice and subtle and leaving it the hell alone :)

    so what did you used to have before joining the Audi ownership :)
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    I had a Corsa to Rag about in for a few months-It was a 53 plate SRi Diesel 1.7-it did shift-before that I had 3 MINI's
    Cooper
    Cooper S
    Diesel MINI
    All great cars, my girlfriend is now expecting so needed a bigger car-opted for my current a4 Avant, lovely car, lotsof space and well built :)
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    mk2 golf gti 8v
    mk3 golf vr6
    audi s4
    audi rs4
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Fiesta mk1 1.1 - awesome fun
    Metro 1.1 - Go kart
    VW polo 1.3 - suprisingly fast
    VW Golf GTi Mk2 8v
    VW Corrado VR6
    Audi A4 B5 1.8SE
    Audi S3
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    dummi smoking a6

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    all progressively upgraded as i had more money to play with

    mk2 1.0 polo (30 secs 0-60 but it was a gift so i kept it for a while)
    mk3 8v 2.0 passat (good runner amazing long distance economy got 44mpg on the readouts and fuel bill closely matched not much more than my polo)
    a6 1.8t (fwd handling understeered too much for my liking)
    a6 2.7t (present ride in bits at the mo)
    buick v8 lowrider (present ride great fun i actually enjoyed cruising slowly i'd recommend one to anyone seeking help for a speed addiction)
    jetta mk2 (waiting in line to be worked on)

    not the biggest history but still entertaining ownership every one
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    Got progressively better -
    1st - Fiesta
    2nd - Polo
    3nd - Polo GTI
    4rd - A3 1.6FSI
    5th - A4 1.9TDi
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    Soupie69uk Owner

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Not much for me, had a Peugeot 309 GTI for two years before my A4.
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Had a nova(yes i was a bot racer), then a mk3 astra gsi then the wonderful S3 which i love to bits!!!
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    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    D reg Peugeot 205 Junior - Silver
    D reg Peugeot 205 GL - Silver
    K reg Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 (later converted to 1.9) - Miami Blue
    F Reg E30 BMW 320i with Sport Kit Fitted - Dolphin Grey

    I now drive R reg A4 1.8T Sport - Kingfisher Blue
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Nissan Almera 1.4gx
    Golf GTI 8v
    Vauxhal Astra SRi
    Audi 80 Avant 2.0 16v
    Audi A4 Avant 1.8T Sport
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    1 - Vauxhall shovit (Chevette for the younger ones here !!) - Wanted a Chevette HS but couldn't afford it
    2 - Lancia Beta 2.0 HPE - nice italian car - handled like on rails but eventually dropping to bits around me - Best £600 I ever spent - great fun
    3 - Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia - went for comfort !!
    4 - Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia
    5 - Ford Mondeo 2.0i Ghia
    5 - Rover 827 (honda engine) - Gave my wife the Mondeo
    6 - Audi 100 CD - luvverly 5 potter and in great condition
    7 - Audi 80 Quattro - Quatty.... speaks for itself
    8 - Current A4
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Here goes with my 12 years of car ownership....

    1. 1989 VW Polo 1.0 'breadvan' (purchased in 1994, sold in 1997)
    2. 1994 Seat Ibiza 2.0 GTi (purchased in 1997)
    3. 1971 Beetle based Porsche 356 replica (purchased in 2001)
    4. 2001 S3 (purchased in 2004)

    Oh, and I still own 2 - 4!
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    Well i have had a few cars some better than others so here goes

    First car was a VW Jetta BROWN in colour ,got it for 125 quid should of been 100 but the guy put to new remoulds on the back so i had to fork out the extra 25....lol
    That car was a bag of sh*t* was working around garages then and it had this mega oil leak which i found out to be oil pressure switch but till i sussed what it was it use to do 28 MPG and 5litre of oil to every 15mile had a drum of waste oil in the car at all times :racer:.........lol......Scrap Yard followed

    Next was mark 1 Fiesta 1.1 Push rod engine good enough car..could near enough strip the head with a wheel brace...... bought for 400 sold for 400

    Next was a Passat GT this was a good car handled well was fast for its time ..was really lucky sold the car and it threw a conrod 200 miles later

    Next was a terrible car dont ask why i bought this.......
    Nissan Primera 2.016v
    Cost me a fortune to look after when i look back i wonder why i spent the money on it :banghead:

    Woke up.......:keule:
    Audi 100 2.8 Q nice car engine was smooth as could not fault it

    Audi (100) S4 (Which i still have) spec below

    Renault Clio for town journeys save on Petrol ..timing belt snapped engine goosed parts on E-bay

    Audi A4 TDi Avant (which i still have)
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    1st car was a 1980 Ford Fiesta that had had the 1.3 supersport engine and Ghia interior transplanted (it was actually badged as a 1.1L - great fun with the Nova brigade!).
    Next was a 1983 'A' reg VW Polo 'breadtin' thing. 1.0 so it wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding but was bought as a birthday present so didn't complain (too much).
    Then was a 1991 Polo Coupe. Again a 1 litre (should have learnt from the last one but hey - that's life).
    Traded that in for a 1995 Peugeot 306 DTurbo. Wick as buggery and handled well too. Dunno why I got rid to be honest but...
    Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v GLS, 1995 was next. Umpteen problems with this, mainly EGR valves - ate them for breakfast.
    Got fed up with that and moved onto a 1997 Vectra 2.0Di Arctic special edition. Kept that for two years and had Vauxhall spend about £2.5k on it under warranty then the other half naffed off so had to sell it. Ended up using Dad's '93 Corsa 1.5TD for about 12 months until I bought the Audi.
    Not looked back since (until now!).
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    Eeef Lord of War

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    MG Metro
    Rover 216 gti twin-cam
    Astra GTE 2.0 Mk2
    Seat Ibiza 996cc (don't ask)
    Mitsubishi FTO GPX
    VW Golf tdi 115 Mk4
    Cobra 427 (7litre) - Current
    Audi A3 2.0tdi S-Line DSG - Current
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    How about a BROWN Austin Allegro 1.5 Twin Cam (1981) for a first car, bought in 1992 – jealous eh? Quite quick actually, bounced round corners and wouldn’t change down into second gear but had the comfiest back seats ;-)
    Black XR3 (1984) – rolled it on a roundabout after a month – ouch!
    Then my favourite, Red MG Maestro 1600 (1983) with digital dash and twin Weber 40s – loved it and didn’t resent spending £30 every couple of weeks on spares!
    Couple more Escorts
    A red Mini 1275cc with cherry bomb exhaust – loads of fun, cost £400 and when the gear box went after a couple of months sold it for £200
    MG Metro (1989) – great car – got me to south of France (on black ice) and back no problem, quick too – had 125 (according to dash!) on a downhill stretch of road
    VW Golf 1,400cc (1988) – more of a tank than a car.
    Toyota Celica (1991) – black one with the poppy up headlights
    A3 1.8 T Quattro (2002) – the quickest and safest one yet!

    Errm, I think that’s all – am I the only one who’ll own up to owning a brown Allegro?
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    Not much to report really,

    Learned to drive (under duress might I add) in my mums pink 1.0 polo

    First car - Seat Ibiza 1.9 diesel (0-60 in about a fortnight)

    Current car - A3 TDI 130
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    Pretty poor past history, but i'll share it with everyone!

    1 - Citroen AX 1.0 Nightlife (limited edition haha!)
    2 - Renault Clio 1.2 8v
    3 - Audi S3
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    C_Audiboy Vroom Vroom

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    Ha ha ha - Brown Allegros were absolutely SH*T!!!

    That has to take the biscuit so far!
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    C_Audiboy Vroom Vroom

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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    1) Corsa 1.4 16V SRi (don't laugh - first car!)
    2) Puma 1.7 VCT
    3) Audi A3 1.6 Sport
    4) 206 1.4 GLX
    5) Golf GT TDi 130 MK4 (ex company car)
    6) Audi S3 225
    7) Audi A3 2.0T Quattro S-line (current)
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    1) Nova 2.0ltr
    2) Ford Fez RS1800
    3)My audi A4 turbo sport love this one the most
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    i dont think you need to ask scott :p

    but anyways:

    austin metro 1.3L (scary as feck at 80mph, let alone when i topped a ton!)
    ford escort 1.6 16v LX, was okay shame i never got the £3000 of audio in it all and set up :(
    currently A4 1.8SE but im tempted with an S3 now :(
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    [Jun 20, 2006]
    1, sierra 1.6 gl,
    2, orion 1.6 ghia i (mk3),
    3, escort rs turbo (mk3),
    4, orion 1.6 ghia i (mk4),
    5, astra 1.8 sri,
    6, astra 1.8 gte convertable,
    7, astra 2.0 gte 16v,
    8, cavalier 2.0 sri,
    9, cortina 2.0 gl,
    10, fiesta 1.1 l (mk1),
    11, escort 1.6 dl (mk4),
    12, orion 1.6 ghia i (mk4),
    13, astra gte 2.0 16v,
    14, renault 21 tl,
    15, escort 1.6 l (mk3),
    16, peugeot 306 1.9 dts,
    17, nissan micra 1.0 ls,
    18, vectra 2.5 sri,
    19, audi s3,
    20, audi a4 2.0 tdi s-line saloon,

    anyone else noticed how cars improve etc as financial situation changes, i think i was in the brown stuff at least 3 times looking at the list above.
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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    1. mk 2 escort 1.6 GL
    2. sierra 2.8 4x4
    3. renault 5 gt turbo
    4. sierra 2.0 gls
    5. modeo 2.5 ghia
    6. audi a6 2.5 tdi se
    7. audi a4 3.0 tdi se

    that and a variety of motorbikes.
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    ScottyBoy Audi A4 TDI Owner

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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    heres my cossie , still miss it but not its running costs

    Pic 1

    Pic 2

    and here is my rs i just sold before buying my audi

    Here
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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    1. B reg Mark III escort 1.3 Ghia (well comfy)
    2. R reg Seat Ibiza TDI (Bombproof little runaround Still got now with 83k)
    3. W reg Pug 206 GTI with Grand Turisme bodykit (Fast but rattled)
    4. 03 reg Alfa 147 2.0 Lusso (Beautiful car, fully loaded)
    5. 52 reg A4 TDI sport (Chipped so pretty quick and perfect for baby)

    Next.................who knows!!
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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    1. J reg Nissan Micra, 988cc of pure mayhem!
    2. N reg Corsa Sport, 1.4 16v, lowered 60mm for go-kart action!
    3. Current, X reg A4 Avant,

    Hmm, 3 cars in 5 years of driving, not nearly enough! S4 next with any luck!
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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    suzuki er50 slo-ped
    mk1 fiesta 1.1 van banana yellow
    mk1 golf diesel 1.6 (faster than walking?)
    polo coupe (fake golf gti )
    mk2 golf diesel (faster than jogging?)
    Bmw 318 ( pants!! everything broke never again)
    astra mk3 1.7 Tdiesel (good but dull as)
    golf mk4 110 tdi jazz blue 3dr first one in area (audi dealer said i couldn,t afford an A3 so i walked to other end of showroom and signed up on the spot for golf for around same money)
    mk4 golf 130 5dr, (much faster than running)
    sportback tdi 140 loads of toys
    john deere- combine harvester (hydrodrive beats dsg anyday)
    tractors (16 forward gears 4reverse)
    garden tractor
    merlo forklift
    bobcat skidsteer
    landrover defenders-various
    current - freelander commercial
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    [Jun 21, 2006]
    (Original) Mini Cooper
    Mk1 Nova 1.0 with boot (i know i know, lol, only cost 200 sold it after 1yr for 350)
    Mk3 Cavalier 1.6
    Pug 306 DTurbo sports ('95)
    Current A3 Quattro TDi
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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    Vauxhall Nova 1.0 (base model) was my first car.

    Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SR, bought new August 1990.
    Had it 6+ years, modded the hell out of it, had it tested / featured in CCC Mag...sold it when Novas got popular with the chavs.

    1993 Mk3 Golf GTI, Satin Silver, 5 dr. Great car...bought it at 2 1/2 years old from my Dad.
    Also bought a Honda Fireblade...

    1999 Honda Integra Type-R, white...bought new September 1999, Wrote it off 20 months later. Sadly missed...a fantastic car.

    Audi S3, Nogaro Blue. Bought new in May 2001 to be 'safe' after writing off the ITR and crashing the freblade one too many times (Fireblade also sold).
    Modded the hell out of that too...great car....but lacking a certain something.
    Sold it to DavidR in September 2004.

    Also added a 1996 Mk3 Golf GTI 16v Anniversary, Satin Silver, 5 dr. Another great car...bought it at 4 years old from my Dad, who I convinced to buy it to replace the last GTI I bought off him!
    Still got the GTI...probably always will...

    Collected my Porsche 996 C4S in December 2004. Probably the best car in the world...love it to bits.


    In amongst this lot there have been several "ex's" cars which I've driven / looked after / modified...including a Nova 1.3 SRs, Peugeot 105 XSI, SEAT Ibiza 2.0 16v Cupra Sport, VW Lupo GTI and audi A2.

    Then there was my trackday / sprint Fiesta XR2...full cage, Emerald cam, twin 40s etc..

    Too much money spent... :)
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    And worth every penny! - correct Glen? :racer:
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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    Absolutely!

    In my slightly tainted and currently biased view...much better value than a woman.

    Cars don't leave you, f**k up your life or try to take everything / half of everything that means anything to you when it all goes pear shaped.

    Thus, spending obscene amounts of money on cars can only be a good thing...you end up happier and less bitter...even when depreciation and stupidity are taken into account.

    Not to mention how good fun cars can be...I wouldn't change anything I've done car or bike wise...for anything.
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  35. DIPS_A4
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    DIPS_A4 SEAT LEON CUPRA R (225)

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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    Been driving for 3 years now

    1st car - M reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 GLS <<< Written off

    2nd car - L reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 LS Auto

    3rd car - T Reg 1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI (90 BHP) which i still have n love it but im putting it for sale soon.

    Up next Seat Leon Cupra r (225) or a Audi S4 or a Focus RS or BMW 320d
    not sure see what happens got my heart set on the cupra r or the s4.....
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  36. A4Andy
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    A4Andy Quattro-tastic. Not half.

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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    1984 Mercury - Grand Marquis, 5.8L V8 (Worked in Canada at the time)
    1996 Vauxhall - Cavalier, 1.8 GL (Used this car to build a no claims discount)
    2005 RenaultSport 182 Cup, 2.0L (Great fun, **** on motorways)
    2001 Audi A4, 1.8T Quattro Sport Saloon
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    1976 Opel Ascona 1.9SR
    1977 Fiesta 1.1S
    1982 Vauxhall Astra 1.3GL
    1983 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L
    1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR
    1989 Vauxhall Astra 1.3L Auto
    1990 Austin (em,,I mean Rover!)Montego 2.0 GSI Auto
    1992 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8L Auto
    1993 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.5 V6 Auto
    1997 Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 V6 CDX Auto
    1999 Audi A4 1.8 Auto
    1999 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Tiptronic
    2003 Audi A4 2.4SE Multitronic

    The years are when the cars were made, not when I bought them. As you can see, a predominance of GM products, and one or two absolute aberrations along the way, before making the move to Audi.
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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    Here's my car history

    X-reg Opel Kadett 1.2
    Y-reg MK1 Fiesta XR2 (5-speed box mod.)
    V-reg Talbot Sunbeam 1.6Ti
    B-reg Ford Orion 1.6GL
    C-reg Escort van 1.3
    G-reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL
    M-reg Honda Accord 2.0LSi
    S-reg Honda Civic 1.8VTiS
    X-reg Audi S3 (current car)

    Rusty
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    fallmonk Turbo Sport

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    [Jun 27, 2006]
    1 )Honda prelude
    2 )VW Scirroco Gts
    3 )VW Beetle Baja Bug
    4 )VW Golf (mk1) 1.6l
    5 )VW Beetle (jeans)
    6 )VW Scirroco Gtx
    7 )Audi 80 2.0e
    8 )Audi 90 Quattro
    9 )Audi Coupe 2.2
    10)Audi A4 1.8 Turbo Sport
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    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro!

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    1 1986 Nova Antibes
    2 1990 Nova GTE
    3 1991 520 Bmw...very nice car!
    4 1991 Astra GTE....Very quick!
    5 1995 Cavalier 2.0 16v
    6 1994 Cavalier 2.5 V6
    7 2001 Audi A6 2.5 V6 TDi
    present....Audi S4....best car ever owned but not driven!


    Dan
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    marshalld aka dazzler

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    [Jun 28, 2006]
    1) (S-reg) 1978 Yellow Mini, same colour and interior fabric/pattern as my Mum's MGB GT.
    2) (A-reg) 1984 Mk I Astra 1.3L. Overhead Cam - bit faster than the mini! Got my private plate at this point...
    3) (L-reg) 1993 Rover 214SLi 16v. Didn't go for the optional pipe, slippers or travel blanket
    4) (V-reg) 1999 VW Golf 1.6SE. First brand new car I have bought
    5) (02) 2002 S3 - bought on a whim :) went to the showroom to pick up the new A3 brochure, 24 hours later deposit down - week later driven off the forecourt.
    6) 2006/2007 S3 or RS3???? :racer:

    That's car reg years, not year of purchase!!
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