I'm asking myself the question, is a car worth the stress?
I know I'm lucky, that I can own a decent car in area which is low risk.
But if I had to move to a 'higher risk area', would I be willing to have the stress of owning the same car?
It has to be said, the answer is no.
I'd rather drive...
There's a bloke up here, got himself a Bugatti Veyron.
Pictures of it being unloaded at his house 'found' their way onto the net.
The local rag got wind of it, found out who he was and did an article/interview with him.
I thought that was possibly the most naive, at best, thing I'd seen in my...
I can't believe anyone thinks it's inevitable their car will be nicked, like Esox Mark suggests.:wtf:
Maybe where he lives, thank god I don't live there.
I don't know anyone who's had their car nicked.
I've read stories on here and heard stories from colleagues in Manchester, but I've never...
Ooh, I know, how on earth did we all manage to stay out of ditches before these aids.
Sorry to sound facetious, but it's how I feel about them.
Which is why I rarely look enviously at any other bloke in a BMW/Audi/whatever, but I will stare enviously at the bloke in the old (RWD) escort RS2000...
I couldn't disagree more.
I find driver aids the bain of my driving life and I yearn for the days before them.
They may make driving hyper-safe for the interminably stupid, but they also make it incredibly dull for anyone with a modicum of car control.
TBH, I find it a bit concerning that anyone...
The dealerships aren't owned by the manufacturers though.
They're British businesses (Arnold Clark, etc.etc.)
They employ British salesmen, mechanics etc.etc.
I would say that whatever make you choose, the British economy benefits in some way, shape or form.
I thought the 'voucher' exercise was as much to encourage the purchase of more efficient cars, as much as to stimulate the car market?
If so, there should be 'caviats' to the voucher's use.
No use getting rid of an inefficient 9 year old Jag if you're just going to buy another one!
I wasn't talking about K+N filters you have to oil, or induction kits.
Just their straight replacement ones.
Dunno if they even do one for the 2.0tdi though.
Just an idea.
Mattfin reported his 140tdi was much quicker after a service, which I suggested might have been something as simple as the air filter.
Some evidence to suggest they are quite airfilter sensitive then.
Maybe a case for buying something like a K+N and cleaning it regularly.
One that goes in the...