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  1. My new motor!

    "http://s314.photobuc...nt=IMAG0027.jpg" "http://i314.photobuc...23/IMAG0027.jpg" Its a 1999 mk1 Ford Focus GhiaX. 2.0Litre Zetec, done just over 100,000 miles, engine is sound, no hassles. Its got a standard fit 6cd auto changer, A/C, electric windows front and back, electric mirrors, front and back heated windows, traction control....and its an estate(station wagon), which means itll be cheaper for me to insure instead of what the typical guy my age drives (ie car with fart box and a park bench on the boot(trunk)!) It costs me £1300 a year to insure....compared to my mate the same age (who drives a Citroen Saxo with a 1.1L) who pays £1700
  2. Im back again.

    Laptop broke! It frazzled out after I shared my beer with it. In the meantime, Ive been playing on Forza4 a lot of the time, made a few paintjobs for race cars, with the forum website on it too!
  3. Im back again.

    Haha, yeah, maybe when I can rustle up some cash,in the meantime, just a repair!
  4. I guess you could write to some Mercedes owners clubs/mags/forums etc for thier help? I often read it in the Practical Classics mag, people who are often trying to track down their old car to either buy back or just see again!
  5. Im back again.

    heres an example
  6. My new motor!

    Im not a fan of leather seats in cars anyway, cold in the winter, burns you in the summer
  7. Range Rover Evoque

    Its styling actually gives the impression its small, it was almost as tall as the 95' Mitsubishi Shogun and just a little smaller than the Jag X Type to the left! (And if youll look carefully, in the background, youll see my Focus haha
  8. Sexy small cars...

    Same, one of my favourite BMW's, up there with the E28 M5. (now thats going back a little haha)
  9. 24 Hours of LeMons

    Haha, I love the pic of the limo, the driver looks so casual, reminds me of Peter Brock!
  10. Range Rover Evoque

    theres one down here with a TVR 5.0L lump in place of the old 3.9 V8. It makes a beautiful sound, straight pipes and such! Oh, edit here, I had a look at an Evoque today, got close to it as it was in a multi-level car park. I really love it now, are they all 3 door? Interior is nice too, looks like it hugs you if thats a good way of describing it? It had the SD4 engine, which without looking, Im assuming is a 2/2.2diesel?
  11. My new motor!

    Actually ours has cloth seats, only a few had them! (Buts its got the usual Ghia bits, aircon, electric windows front and back, abs, esp, steering radio controls etc etc
  12. Tips for first car

    I would literally hate you if you did.....even more so if I knew you in person
  13. New driver

    Best thing to do is pick a car that wouldnt be considered as a high threat for insurers, cars that young drivers tend to thrash, smash or get tickets in etc....cars like Honda Civics, Vauxhall Corsas, Shitroen Saxos-are best avoided! As for me, Im on a provisional licence and what Cliffy said about me is true, sort of! I got a quote for just over £1500 for a Ford Focus 2Litre Estate Ghia (a top spec model), I achieved that quote, partially because im 24 and also, how many chavs do you see driving an estate? If its new cars youre looking for, Peugeot are doing a good deal, called "Just add Fuel". They tax the car, insure it, provide servicing and roadside assistance etc etc....a bit of reading into would be a good idea....just make sure its a diesel! (French diesels work better than Petrol!) I hope that helps a little bit?
  14. Getting into racing

    I love motorsports (Karting isnt a loved form of sport for me however) Have you tried looking at the MSA? (Motor Sports Association-the UK's governing body for motor sport!) Heres a link to their "Getting Started-Karting" page http://www.msauk.org/site/cms/contentviewarticle.asp?article=785 I hope that helps? Ive used the site before to get into Volunteer Marshalling.....one day Id like to compete myself!
  15. haha, well I have a Ford now too (even though im a Vauxhall person lol)
  16. You know why older Fords has space for only 5 digits
  17. Chevy Volt explodes

    Oh I know that TopGear isnt exactly reliable for info, just like Wikipedia.....but then theres a reason why the UK isnt so advanced in the electrifying of its transportation network. (It has something to do with Mr. Cameron)
  18. Chevy Volt explodes

    I think its too soon for electric cars, Hybrids are ok, its the manufacturers wanting that green image, the "we care for the environment" type....the technology is being rushed, example- Electric cars are on sale in the UK, Nissan Leaf, the Peugeot Ion, etc.....but there arnt much, if at all any, charging points on the motorway system, only in some cities, TopGear proved that hassle!
  19. Maybach will be bach?

    Same with us all. The overwhelming spam got a bit too much for a while until Steve cleaned up and re freshed, I like to think its under control now most of us are Mods!
  20. Which is best buy?

    Stop suggesting KIA, If you were given the option between 2 exec cars, a Merc and a Jag, youd go with pushing those suggestions aside and get a shitty little KIA?
  21. Tips for first car

    Thats a terrible suggestion! KIA arnt exactly the best to offer great motoring, cheap and cheerful cars!
  22. Maybach will be bach?

    you did for a while
  23. Maybach will be bach?

    obviously a few changes in the design and it'll look alike
  24. Maybach will be bach?

    Im not too fond of the wheels, I like the side exhausts though! The Exelero looked more like what Maybach used to make in the 30's than what the stretch S Class did.
  25. 24 Hours of LeMons

    Wow Chris, bump from the past