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Re: Car technology
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2017, 01:41:39 PM »
why don't you buy one then? or is there a downside to them?  :D


I couldn't get in and out of one :lol

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 08:10:06 AM »
 :lol yes, thats a down side alright.

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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »
You wait till you get to our age! :old Trouble is the head still thinks the body is young :frown

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
I've got 32 patio slabs to lay    :smash    and mix up the sand/cement.   :frown

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2017, 10:59:44 PM »
What are you calling a patio slab? Is that what we would call a tile, paver, pavestone or bricking?

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2017, 11:00:28 PM »
Oh, and   :hijack

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2017, 06:57:43 AM »
What are you calling a patio slab? Is that what we would call a tile, paver, pavestone or bricking?

Paver or pavestone in American speak Scott.

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 03:10:00 PM »
I agree with Scott - this is a :hijack unless Mel intends parking a car on his new patio :laugh
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Re: Car technology
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2017, 03:58:51 PM »
I agree with Scott - this is a :hijack unless Mel intends parking a car on his new patio :laugh

This is a 1991 Wimpy house when they use to give you driveways that you could park a car on it. 3 car's fit on this driveway in fact. Now you would be lucky to get a car space.

96" wide driveway but I know for fact Wimpy have reduced that down by 3".   :D

or in some cases as bad as this!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4792406/Couple-home-tiny-parking-spot.html

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2017, 09:30:37 PM »

or in some cases as bad as this!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4792406/Couple-home-tiny-parking-spot.html

Before I clicked on the link I was thinking that it was going to be some honking great 4x4. As it's a Fiesta that just fits into the gap, they have my sympathies.  :grumpy

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2018, 06:23:48 AM »
Driving home last night , ( and in no particular hurry ) , I was pleased to see the dashboard telling me my mpg going over 75.
I don't know if any of you follow your fuel consumption , but I find it's a good way to make yourself aware and try to reduce it. I have to say that normal figures are 40 - 50 mpg , depending on what conditions are. The slightest use of the accelerator sends the figure dropping like a stone.
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Re: Car technology
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2018, 06:51:29 AM »
Nope! I don't follow MPG. All I know is that if the fuel isn't in the tank then I am going nowhere. :D

This blase approach probably comes from filling up aircraft with thousands of gallons at a time.

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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2018, 07:11:00 AM »
No time like the present to start.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2018, 08:22:47 AM »
I am aware of this TG and it is surprising,  but I still drive everywhere as fast as I can.  :lol  :driver

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2018, 08:39:31 AM »
I have a gizmo on my instrument panel that tells me my current MPG and also I think driver's of my age know that light acceleration and use of gears and light pedal control will give you better fuel consumption.
Most of my driving is around town so fuel consumption will be that much higher.

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »
My Aston does around 14 mpg.  :roar

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2018, 10:07:28 AM »
My Aston does around 14 mpg.  :roar

 My Chieftain tank does 3.5 miles to the gallon.   :D  I feel a lot safer on the M4 when I am driving this.

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2018, 04:07:24 PM »
:laugh  I thought Chieftain tanks did 3.5 gallons to the mile.  :think or is that the M1A1 Abrams battle tank :shrug.  I've just Googled it.  A fully loaded Abrams does 0.6 MPG :thud
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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »
My Aston does around 14 mpg.  :roar

 My Chieftain tank does 3.5 miles to the gallon.   :D  I feel a lot safer on the M4 when I am driving this.
Unfortunately , the other drivers don't agree with you....
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Re: Car technology
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2018, 09:41:44 PM »
I just found out my van has apple play and can connect to my phone.  :thumbsup

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2018, 10:21:58 PM »
Most newer ones do here...

Pandora is good for that.

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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2018, 08:07:44 AM »
I prefer to eat apples.
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Re: Car technology
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2018, 01:48:37 PM »
Old timer.

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Re: Car technology
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2018, 03:14:23 PM »
I prefer to eat apples.

So do I, especially Jazz apples :laugh
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« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2018, 04:06:56 PM »
 :confused You play jazz on your apples ??????   :D

Actually , I like them too.
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