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Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tintin
Wow!

That's news - Ghosn Gone (or going, at least....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46259420

What an idiot, if this is true. And possibly another senior leader thinking he's not accountable...
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By tintin
Awesome. Truly awesome.

Awesome. Truly awesome.
Forum: Daily banter 10th November 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
Oh dear. It looks like you're keen to continue...

Oh dear. It looks like you're keen to continue the to'ing and fro'ing on this thread, without really getting the original point of it, which is that Tesla has succeeded in completely changing the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
I find your last reply on this a bit confusing...

I find your last reply on this a bit confusing (confused? ;) ) Reffro.

Firstly, you seem to have conceded the point that they are the biggest selling car (not "truck", or whatever the US call the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
Ok, I'll happily give you my views on each of...

Ok, I'll happily give you my views on each of these recent comments - from smoggy Kathmandu, where there's lots of diesel fumes, people wearing face masks, and zero sign of EV adoption!

Hope this...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
Here's the source Reffro, so don't shoot the...

Here's the source Reffro, so don't shoot the messenger, even if I was talking about sales by value, not volume. ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By tintin
Trickle chargers - advice please

So...much as I still love my S8 (and my Fiat Coupe ;) ), neither gets daily use these days, so I really need to invest in a trickle charger, and it needs to be one that I can connect and forget.
...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By tintin
+++ MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday Neil...

+++

MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
David (A8parts) - 2x superior double/twin, Friday & Saturday...
Forum: Motormouth 29th October 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,987
Posted By tintin
It's a bit like the comment I made earlier on...

It's a bit like the comment I made earlier on this thread re: insurance companies - i.e. they'll charge what they think they can get away with, and fleece anyone who they can. In my case, it's a mix...
Forum: Daily banter 27th October 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
I don't doubt they will be able to make some EVs...

I don't doubt they will be able to make some EVs for half the price of a Tesla: what I don't believe at all is that they will deliver the same capability in 15 months time.

And they certainly...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,987
Posted By tintin
RAC or not

Like Mark, I've been with RAC for many years, with some real highs and lows - this year's examples being as follows:

1) The low (May): failing to arrive after more than 2 and a half hours (they'd...
Forum: Daily banter 26th October 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By tintin
VW CEO drinking Tesla Kool-Aid?

VW's EVs "will be available for half the price of a Tesla and just as capable" 15 months from now. Yeah, right.... ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By tintin
I'd rather have Vicky B-H...;)

I'd rather have Vicky B-H...;)
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By tintin
I think this post just confirms that you're now...

I think this post just confirms that you're now our unofficial "location scout" Ray: it's always interesting to hear what you think of these myriad places that you visit, and whether they'd be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th October 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By tintin
Hi Tjalling - assuming you'e selling (rather than...

Hi Tjalling - assuming you'e selling (rather than buying...), then I'm interested.
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By tintin
++++++

++++++
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By tintin
:D

:D
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By tintin
What year was that Mike?

What year was that Mike?
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By tintin
No grit guard in 1st bucket? ;)

No grit guard in 1st bucket? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By tintin
That one went off a bit prematurely (see Sierra...

That one went off a bit prematurely (see Sierra Mike's post on that PH thread here: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1726130&i=220 )

Today's Porsche announcement seems a...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By tintin
Nail in coffin time....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45619994.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By tintin
Me too! I have my old pair of cats sitting in my...

Me too! I have my old pair of cats sitting in my garage from when I replaced them - sounds like an easy way of getting 100!
Forum: Other marques 20th September 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 41,529
Posted By tintin
The long read...

..and probably only for those on here who are interested in the wider - but related - topics of IT/business disruption ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 18th September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By tintin
And another (though VAG, not Audi, technically..)...

And another (though VAG, not Audi, technically..)

https://electrek.co/2018/09/18/vw-meb-platform-electric-for-all-affordable-evs/?pushup=1
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By tintin
Haha! It'll never be a Tesla. Chalk and cheese....

Haha! It'll never be a Tesla. Chalk and cheese. :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By tintin
At last - a (real..) electric Audi

https://youtu.be/rHmXOkA-cUM
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By tintin
What Andrew said ;) . Forum members get discount...

What Andrew said ;) . Forum members get discount anyway, from memory that's at least as much as this eBay discount.
Forum: Daily banter 10th September 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By tintin
Not me...

...in either marque :ROFL:

I was here - https://www.thelongroad.com all weekend ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th August 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By tintin
Ah, where would I be without you keeping me...

Ah, where would I be without you keeping me straight Ian :rolleyes: - I'm only really interested in OEM and removable (like the Parrot kit +++ ) - so I probably mis-read this as OEM kit? If not - to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th August 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By tintin
Interested

Hi YB. As per title, I'm interested, with the benefit of being relatively local and no LPG complications. Will PM you later today, if that's ok...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By tintin
Well that's got our attention! More please...

Well that's got our attention! More please...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By tintin
I'm curious - what's the attraction of this...

I'm curious - what's the attraction of this particular example? It wouldn't be in my top 10 BMs, or even in my top 5 small BMs, but maybe that's just me...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th August 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By tintin
Next time...

This was a great meeting, and I was really glad I could make it. Next time I'll come in a "proper" German car, not an American insurgent ;). I just got back to the UK early this morning, and this...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By tintin
And all you need now is for the Americans to join...

And all you need now is for the Americans to join in, late as usual. At least this time there's only one of them... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By tintin
Oh dear.... :rolleyes:

Oh dear.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By tintin
+1

+1
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By tintin
Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never...

Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never seen it in the flesh - I wouldn't put it in my top 5 colour choices in terms of saleability, and (sadly...) the market isn't interested in what you've...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By tintin
Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my...

Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my garage... :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By tintin
+++

+++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st July 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By tintin
I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D)....

I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D). Just the cats, not the full pipes, and they're a bit noisy, as the internals on at least one has partly disintegrated (which is why they were replaced)...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 31st July 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,175
Posted By tintin
Show Star 3...

That's the third one Herman's been at now, and this was harder work than the others tbh, but all in a good cause, I suppose: first car on the Oktoberfest stand, and the last one to leave yesterday...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 41,529
Posted By tintin
No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to...

No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to customers): refundable deposits are well in excess of 400k for the Model 3 - or were within a week of the reveal 2 years ago, I think they're higher...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 41,529
Posted By tintin
Model 3 sales outstripping BMW, Audi and Mercedes

Obviously this is only in the US, but that's the only market you can buy the Model 3 in at present - and this graphic shows they're outselling each of the premium german marques on the combined sales...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,198
Posted By tintin
Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering...

Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering either :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By tintin
Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've...

Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've posted your photos +++..., though we'll happily wait if necessary ;) ): any question you have will probably answered on here, we're a very friendly bunch.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,910
Posted By tintin
Personally i wouldn't recommend Chester...

Personally i wouldn't recommend Chester Transmissions: they were the ones who serviced my gearbox (which, admittedly, hadn't been done before...), and that's when it started playing up.

Having...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 25th July 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,175
Posted By tintin
CarFest North

My S8 is on display as part of the "Oktoberfest" area at CarFest North this coming weekend, and since Chris Evans was kind enough to give me a family weekend camping pass, I have two adult weekend...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,910
Posted By tintin
I think that's exactly what I did on my trip to...

I think that's exactly what I did on my trip to Glasgow (admittedly only 220 miles for me): I remember now having a chat with my mate who runs the local Kwikfit, and he thought that (a) the car would...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,910
Posted By tintin
Just to add to what Mark/Moltuae said about...

Just to add to what Mark/Moltuae said about Mackies: they also (from memory) upgrade the torque converter to a better one.

I'd suggest you give John, the service manager, a call: I'm sure he'll...
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By tintin
I think that's the most likely explanation, as it...

I think that's the most likely explanation, as it defaults to -40c on each start-up, before recovering itself after running for 15 minutes or so.
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