General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. MotherTrucker02

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    Whatever package the 110 has looks good, but I could do without the big chunky plastic bit on the front of the 90.
     
  2. rottenfitzy

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    So good to see something with simple white steelies on it. Looks purposeful.
     
  3. Alex_Farmer557

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    new defender bad
     
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  4. aljowen

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    Bull bars are (mostly) illegal in the UK, those plastic ones are the legal alternative to them. I think the general idea is that they aren't lethal to anyone you hit in a crash.
    With that said, I have no idea whether they do still manage to serve their primary purpose well or not.
     
  5. SixSixSevenSeven

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    They usually conceal a full metal bullbar beneath, so they're functional, plastic is just a cover
     
  6. aljowen

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    I had a quick 2 min drive of a Hyundai I20 today, the 1L 3cyl 100ps model. Its been about 1.5 years since I last drove a car, so it was nice to be back. I was surprised by how much get up and go it had. Obviously, its not a quick car, its something like 10.8 seconds to 60mph, but in 2nd gear when I put my foot down it was very happy to oblige. With it being a 3cyl, it was a little less smooth and a little more aggressive sounding than most 4cyl's that I have been in.

    If I had to chose between the two cars I have driven (Honda Jazz and I20), it would probably be that I20. The suspension was better damped, and it felt a bit more eager. Not to mention that it was quite a bit easier to drive, has better equipment, and better interior quality.
     
  7. HadACoolName

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    Exactly one month later & my Mazda is finally back in action
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  8. ManfredE3

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    When the Wentward was put in game I was a bit bummed out that it wasn't like the Nova busses since those make up half of my Universities fleet. However, my University just bought a New Flyer and it is completely white, exactly like the base model Wentward. So that's a roundabout way of getting what I wanted...
     
  9. skodakenner

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    As it turns out my neighbours cat scratched my car while trying to climb it the only problem is i have to catch the cat in the act of doing it otherwise i wont get the money for a repair from the insurance.
     
  10. aljowen

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    I hope your deductible is low, otherwise its still gonna cost you a couple hundred Euros. Not to mention increase your insurance premiums.
     
  11. gdfastner

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    When someone keyed my car I just bought some production paint online for a couple bucks and threw it on there. Much easier unless if you've got A. Aftermarket paint or B. Seldom-ordered color.


    Obscure car time: Sports car manufacturer Frank Costin built this thing below;

    Costin Amigo, it's got a nondescript 2 liter four banger (iirc) and a wood chassis (ash?) with an aluminum body (again i'm pretty sure.). On said two liters, it would smash all the way to 130 MPH. On two liters. In the sixties.
     
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  12. aljowen

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    I think Halfords (physical store) sell quite a few car colours in the UK. Whether it will ever match the original colour, I doubt it. But at £7.50 per can, its gonna be a lot cheaper than getting a paint shop to do a 'proper job'.
     
  13. Alex_Farmer557

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    is he the fella responsible for the tmc costin?
     
  14. skodakenner

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    But painting a car thats not even half a year old with spray Paint doesnt seem like the best idea. I´ll try my best with polish and the rest i have to see theyre only light scratches but still it would cost alot of money espacially because its on the C-Pillar
     
  15. ManfredE3

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    Offer the cat as a ritual sacrafice and paint the car in its blood. Bonus points if you use its fur as a headrest.

    No more cat to damage your car, and you fix the scratches. It's clearly your best option.
     
  16. aljowen

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    If you get evidence of it happening, you would be better off taking it up with your neighbours than your insurance. Realistically though, there's nothing anyone can actually do about it unless you plan on going to court over your neighbours cat. Your neighbours are probably unlikely to pay up over it. So maybe getting some cheap paint protection film for your roof might be the best route to take.

    Alternately, keep a water gun nearby. Or, a roof rack with a segment of electric fence strapped to it xD
     
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  17. gdfastner

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    Yessir. Although the TMC Costin was more Costin-designed and TMC-Modified-the-design-and-built-it and less of Costin actually making the car.
     
  18. skodakenner

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    Ill probably change the fence so it cant get over the fence (finer mesh) also the cat was bevore it scratched my car because it likes to poo near our car doors.
     
  19. aljowen

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    You can get plastic spike strips to put along fences to stop cats, easier than putting in a new fence.
     
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  20. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Finer mesh won't stop a cat, they can go straight up 6ft brick walls
     
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