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    TT RS ‘Special Vehicle for Launch’

    It may be Porsche related, but assume Audi would do similar for RS press cars https://www.pistonheads.com/news/features/porsche-uk-operations-workshop-ph-meets/38239 I remembered reading this earlier in the year, it sounds like although given a hard time they are also well maintained throughout...
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    Hoseless Washing...

    "You'll wash the paint off" But yes it'll be a nosy neighbour, if they are serious about enforcement then maybe when they do meter readings then they will look for green grass and clean cars, but I would imagine you'd be more likely to get a cease and desist letter of some sort first...
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    S3 stripped of parts in Holiday Inn Heathrow car park

    If the police haven't been to check it any chance of finding anything incriminating would surely gone upon return too! I'd have thought any movement would be from lifting and dropping the car with no wheels?
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    Pothole, or not?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5718207/Pothole-tears-rear-axle-Ford-Fiesta-driving-just-25mph.html Another article here, I'd read this the other day and thought much the same. The car must have been in a bad way to do this much damage. They definitely did at that age and the following...
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    What has fallen off my car?

    :laughing: the days of Vauxhall Corsa B drivers putting Red Tops in and cutting springs to lower! I would agree it should be ok to drive, but if the OP isn't sure what or where the piece came from, I would guess they may not know what they are looking at to see if the remaining part of the...
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    What has fallen off my car?

    As above snapped spring. Sorry to say, but don't be driving that car, get it straight to a garage. It's not road worthy until that is fixed. @LEE69 not sure insurance or plod would see it that way to be honest.
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    Nilfisk C120 pressure washer - offer on Amazon

    Is it that bad? My current foam bottle, that has a Karcher fitting isn't up to much these days so was hoping this may be a quick solution. Will give it a test and report back, but I guess moving forward if it's no good I'll look at other options.
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    Nilfisk C120 pressure washer - offer on Amazon

    Having been on the search for a pressure washer since moving last year, I stumbled across Nilfisk a few times and the reviews seem to be fairly good for the C120, i know it's not a top end detailers dream machine. But for a intermediate pressure washer it sounds like this should be a good...
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    Trade in or sell private

    Long gone are the days of taking a wedge of cash and waving it in front of a sales mans face! This does sound like it could be a good option to get a deal on a car providing you actually pay off the finance.
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    Trade in or sell private

    I've never even considered a PCP on a used car and this is probably why! My preference would be a personal loan from the bank if required. That said I have heard of people taking the PCP to get a 'deal' then after a month or so taking a personal loan to cover the remaining finance and not...
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    Trade in or sell private

    I would say your better with Auto Trader as they have a much wider marketplace, Piston Heads has a fairly specific purchaser. Sometimes it seems to take a while to move a car on and you feel you may miss a deal on another car, but there will always be more R's they made so many. I keep seeing...
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    Trade in or sell private

    That's a shame, but as you say it wasn't to be this time. Good luck with the sale, I'm 100% sure you'l have no trouble selling yours and make sure you get what your asking for. Then when your ready you'll find the right R for you. There's plenty around and you can use that to your advantage...
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    Trade in or sell private

    It sounds like they want to get the sale in for the end of the month to me. I would say to them, they know your offer. either they need to move on their selling price or their offer on the S3. Maybe throw in a set of brand new Michelin pilot sport 4s and 2 years servicing or an extended...
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    Trade in or sell private

    It's never ending :crying:! Guilt free until they find out how much you've spent on 'that car', sure enough they'll be asking for the keys though. I think coming from a white car + next door has a white Cupra 280, I'm ready for a change. That said I think I've had quite a spectrum of car...
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    Trade in or sell private

    Yeah it sounds exactly like whats been going through my head, except I'm thinking of selling in March or April time once I've finished some work on the house, or so I've been told... It's all man maths I guess, weighing up options of head vs. heart, but in reality 9 times out of 10 you will get...
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