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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By tintin
No,no,no, Sean! - It's only 11% if you don't...

No,no,no, Sean! - It's only 11% if you don't double count the one(s) he's owned more than once! ;)
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 17th April 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By tintin
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Other marques 17th April 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By tintin
I think that's closer to the mark when new than...

I think that's closer to the mark when new than 59k, though I don't have any data to hand to confirm that...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th April 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By tintin
Define low mileage? If you're looking for under...

Define low mileage? If you're looking for under 100k, and want a good one, then be prepared to wait, unless you want to go for the one that's currently up on eBay for 10k but with the wrong...
Forum: Other marques 16th April 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By tintin
Thought you might bite on that one ;). Skoda...

Thought you might bite on that one ;). Skoda interiors are ahead of Tesla Model S ones, I'll give you that one...and don't forget my other car's a Fiat +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By tintin
Only 9 years for me, so I'm a beginner really. I...

Only 9 years for me, so I'm a beginner really. I wonder who's had theirs the longest though? I don't want to hijack this thread though, which is truly excellent, so maybe there will be another one...
Forum: Other marques 16th April 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By tintin
...and that's kind of my point Ian: nearly all of...

...and that's kind of my point Ian: nearly all of the things that you've mentioned are incidentals (for me, anyway... ;)): I don't expect to have to pay 50%+ more for a car brand just because they...
Forum: Other marques 16th April 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By tintin
Ah, but you forgot the Yeti and the Roomster ...

Ah, but you forgot the Yeti and the Roomster ;)(https://www.autoevolution.com/cars/skoda-roomster-2006.html#agal_11), both genuinely interesting and unusual cars. My worry is that they're slowing...
Forum: Other marques 16th April 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By tintin
Great cars, Skodas: if I was to buy another car,...

Great cars, Skodas: if I was to buy another car, then I'd definitely buy a Skoda over an Audi these days: they're just as good, but less half the price, and without all the unnecessary Audi bling.
...
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By tintin
My S8 (my last work car...) has cost me around...

My S8 (my last work car...) has cost me around 18k in fuel over the first three years I had it: My current work car cost me around 800 in total over the same duration, covering roughly the same...
Forum: Motormouth 14th April 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By tintin
That's unlikely: I have one of my other older...

That's unlikely: I have one of my other older cars on a classic policy, and was told by the broker (who specialise in "modern classics") that the D2 wouldn't qualify - the renewal adviser even...
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By tintin
Sounds like your more conscientious than the test...

Sounds like your more conscientious than the test centre, so I'd leave it. Seat beats are highly unlikely to be faulty, but maybe I'm a bit more of a risk taker than some on here...
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By tintin
So do I, but I also prefer a D2 to D3 :D...

So do I, but I also prefer a D2 to D3 :D...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By tintin
Here y'go Jim, (I'll let you rotate the image),...

Here y'go Jim, (I'll let you rotate the image), but shout if the image quality isn't high enough, and I'll send you the original...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th April 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By tintin
Advisory for the front wipers - a bit on the slow...

Advisory for the front wipers - a bit on the slow side (like the owner...)
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By tintin
2018 Annual Meet: Commemorative Clothing (limited edition - again!)

Well, we're now less than two months from the annual meet, so a number of us are turning our minds to getting our cars detailing, reserving weekends for event preparation (or have already...
Forum: Motormouth 12th April 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By tintin
Apparently, according to a broker that I know, DL...

Apparently, according to a broker that I know, DL and Admiral control a fair chunk of the market between them. The whole sector is a sham, and ripe for the sort of mis-selling investigation that...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 11th April 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By tintin
Did you try our sponsors?

Did you try our sponsors?
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By tintin
Gramofons are great (as are your seats +++) -...

Gramofons are great (as are your seats +++) - very easy to set up and use: Sonos is nice, but I never go from room to room playing the same music, so I prefer this "budget" alternative.

Did you...
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By tintin
No comment....:rolleyes:

No comment....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By tintin
Transporter 2 again...

on Film 4...and I must confess, I'm paying more attention to Lola than the D3 :tuttut:
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By tintin
Nice, very nice. lovely kit. I keep buying too...

Nice, very nice. lovely kit. I keep buying too much kit to fit in one room, so my hifi is currently spread across three different rooms - and with too much kit to list.

Interesting to see that...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th April 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By tintin
And now he's sailed through his MOT without much...

And now he's sailed through his MOT without much trouble at all - another year of S8 bliss beckons +++. And somewhat incredibly, he's only covered 3200 miles in the last two years :rolleyes: Makes a...
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By tintin
I prefer South Utsire, though it'd be harder to...

I prefer South Utsire, though it'd be harder to take a photo of there from an '8...;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th April 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By tintin
Welcome - first posters are always welcome,...

Welcome - first posters are always welcome, especially if there are pictures accompanying them (and particularly if you're selling...) +++
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By tintin
Eh? I'm more than a bit confused by the...

Eh? I'm more than a bit confused by the "overplays the connection" comment. Mackintosh's School of Art was voted Britain's favourite building of the past 175 years (RIBA Journal in 2009), and there...
Forum: Other marques 7th April 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By tintin
Any decent autopilot system will do that, and...

Any decent autopilot system will do that, and ensure that it keeps you safe - mine does +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd April 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By tintin
3800 for a main Audi dealer - I'm not joking,...

3800 for a main Audi dealer - I'm not joking, that's what I was quoted - and it wasn't yesterday :tuttut: , or about a tenner from our forum sponsors +++
Forum: Owners Meets 28th March 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,768
Posted By tintin
Groannnn....;). It is good though - and a lot...

Groannnn....;). It is good though - and a lot (though not all..) of the planned driving route makes the most of the lovely scenery: open sweeping undulating roads across open moors with great views -...
Forum: Daily banter 28th March 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
That's the essence of the DM tyres business...

That's the essence of the DM tyres business model: In Germany (and possibly elsewhere...) retailers are required to resell part-ex cars with a full set of matching tyres, so they strip off any PX...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 24th March 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By tintin
When I had this issues with blocked drains and...

When I had this issues with blocked drains and wet carpets as a result, I following these steps, in this sequence:

1) Get some old dry towels, laid flat on top of the carpets, to soak up/get rid...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
All of mine are less than 4 years old. Is that...

All of mine are less than 4 years old. Is that better? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
Agreed - I completely trust this supplier on the...

Agreed - I completely trust this supplier on the quality of these tyres, and I'm paying around 40/50 for my Michelin PA4 Winters/Michelin PS3/SS Summers, and slightly more for the same Michelins on...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
That's a commonly applied logic, but not so -...

That's a commonly applied logic, but not so - well not in my case at least: I only buy part worns with 7mm or more, so there's hardly any difference in the lifetime of them - maybe part-worns is a...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
Simple reasons really - it costs about the same...

Simple reasons really - it costs about the same (using a part-worn and a second hand spare, about 200 all in for a fully matching spare), looks better, is easier to swap/you only have to swap it...
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tintin
How much can you save on part-worns?

I've been thinking about this recently, as I prepare to swap back onto summers as the snow and cold weather finally recedes.

In my case, I've worked out that I've saved approximately 5,000 buying...
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By tintin
It was a good review (any review with Vicky B-H...

It was a good review (any review with Vicky B-H is worth watching ;) ). The Phaeton is a classic example of supplying something that there really wasn't/isn't demand for.

Volkswagen - unless my...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th March 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,026
Posted By tintin
I know someone who can help, should that issue...

I know someone who can help, should that issue recur...;)
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 20th March 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By tintin
I couldn't agree more - simpler is better, and...

I couldn't agree more - simpler is better, and this sort of sh*te is one of (several) reasons why I think Audi have totally lost the plot and fallen a long way from their old abilities to truly...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th March 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By tintin
Correct - Mackies warranty is 100k/3 years...

Correct - Mackies warranty is 100k/3 years (whichever comes 1st) on the 'box rebuild, and is subject to regular (2 years in my case) servicing: F125 switch isn't an automatic replace as part of the...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By tintin
I agree with that and, even though I'm a...

I agree with that and, even though I'm a Glaswegian (sort of...), even I'd admit that Glesga' cabbies aren't the best in the world - better than Dublin ones, worse than NYC ones, and about on a par...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By tintin
My first '8

Well, probably the first one that I looked at - I've just found this flyer for it whilst clearing out my study/office. I can't remember exactly when this was, but I guess it is likely to have been...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th March 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By tintin
It's all part of his grand "M8 Parts" plan David...

It's all part of his grand "M8 Parts" plan David :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 13th March 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,026
Posted By tintin
+ 1 for you'll be missed Vera, if you're really...

+ 1 for you'll be missed Vera, if you're really not coming...:-(
Forum: Daily banter 12th March 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By tintin
Personally, I'd rather have the Skoda ;) - though...

Personally, I'd rather have the Skoda ;) - though to be fair it's only an Octavia - a Superb estate would be less of a difference in length with the Bentley.
Forum: Daily banter 12th March 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By tintin
Welcome to the Red Interior club +++. Enjoy...

Welcome to the Red Interior club +++. Enjoy...
Forum: Daily banter 8th March 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,705
Posted By tintin
I have a minivan that does that - an electric one...

I have a minivan that does that - an electric one ;) - and it's fun to drive too :D
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th March 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By tintin
Love it - could you add that to my "list" please...

Love it - could you add that to my "list" please ;)
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st March 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By tintin
This seems quite a good summary of 4WD systems: ...

This seems quite a good summary of 4WD systems:

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/wvmekv7/

Give me Torsen all day, any day, personally...

And I agree about swapping/mixing, but only in pairs...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th February 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By tintin
Gunmetal, all the way...

+1 As shown ;) goes with the dark colour, as David's said, and matches the centre caps +++
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