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WalterEgo

86 posts

44 months

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Not quite in the same vein as the other 'statements' above, but....

I really enjoyed earwigging the girl behind me in a queue the other day telling her friend that she was going to pick her Ford Ka up after having two new tyres fitted, and how she'd saved loads by ordering them online for just £176. I'm sorry, but anything more than £50 a corner on a Ka is just plain silly ! Hell, even £20 Linglongs would do. But the best was still to come. She then went on about how they weren't gonna rip her off and she'd asked for a fully itemised bill for the work they'd told her needed doing following the 'FREE brake check' which came in at £180 !!! I could probably fit new disks, pads, drums, shoes, callipers and pistons for £180 ! What's the guessing she probably was 6 months away from new pads and they skanked her good and proper ?

jr123

3,299 posts

44 months

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WalterEgo said:
Not quite in the same vein as the other 'statements' above, but....

I really enjoyed earwigging the girl behind me in a queue the other day telling her friend that she was going to pick her Ford Ka up after having two new tyres fitted, and how she'd saved loads by ordering them online for just £176. I'm sorry, but anything more than £50 a corner on a Ka is just plain silly ! Hell, even £20 Linglongs would do. But the best was still to come. She then went on about how they weren't gonna rip her off and she'd asked for a fully itemised bill for the work they'd told her needed doing following the 'FREE brake check' which came in at £180 !!! I could probably fit new disks, pads, drums, shoes, callipers and pistons for £180 ! What's the guessing she probably was 6 months away from new pads and they skanked her good and proper ?
haha sounds like she got done properly, woudn't be suprised if it was a stfit special just for her

(was she blonde) lol

Edited by jr123 on Saturday 28th August 02:14

sdmurray

433 posts

55 months

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theironduke said:
"how can you afford to insure that??!!"

Umm classic car policies and not driving like a cock?
Definitely this! I insure four cars for less than most of my colleagues insure one of theirs.

I also hate the first question being "how much is it worth?" rather than something about the car.

WalterEgo

86 posts

44 months

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jr123 said:
(was she blonde) lol
Nope, but a quite cute and slim brunette in a red minidress with very appealing legs. Her misguided authority on her subject was a bit of a put-off though.

Edited by WalterEgo on Saturday 28th August 02:54


Edited by WalterEgo on Saturday 28th August 02:54

bikemonster

1,188 posts

121 months

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Saturday 28th August 2010 quote quote all
WalterEgo said:
jr123 said:
(was she blonde) lol
Nope, but a quite cute and slim brunette in a red minidress with very appealing legs. Her misguided authority on her subject was a bit of a put-off though.
Somebody opened a thread asking how to be a true PHer. And the above is as good an indicator as any - being put off an otherwise perfectly roger-able bit of totty by her poor attitude to things automotive.

Not having a dig at you, WE, you were perfectly right to be put off (unless back doors were involved).
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ymwoods

1,838 posts

57 months

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Saturday 28th August 2010 quote quote all
bikemonster said:
WalterEgo said:
jr123 said:
(was she blonde) lol
Nope, but a quite cute and slim brunette in a red minidress with very appealing legs. Her misguided authority on her subject was a bit of a put-off though.
Somebody opened a thread asking how to be a true PHer. And the above is as good an indicator as any - being put off an otherwise perfectly roger-able bit of totty by her poor attitude to things automotive.

Not having a dig at you, WE, you were perfectly right to be put off (unless back doors were involved).
Very true. My GF is very fetching in some oily overalls!

Liquid Knight

11,698 posts

63 months

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Saturday 28th August 2010 quote quote all
You've ruined a perectly good car, there's nowhere to put the cups.

Stripped out BMW E36 trackday car.

CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

106 months

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Saturday 28th August 2010 quote quote all
When one of them is in the passenger seat, and you're pressing on, and they say "You won't get there any quicker, you know."

LOLWHUT?!

eybic

3,537 posts

54 months

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CommanderJameson said:
When one of them is in the passenger seat, and you're pressing on, and they say "You won't get there any quicker, you know."

LOLWHUT?!
nuts I forgot about the old "you won't get there any quicker" AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH. OF COURSE I WILL, WE ARE GOING TO THE SAME PLACE AND I GET THE BEFORE YOU DO THEREFORE I HAVE GOT THERE QUICKER..................and breath

GTO Scott

2,604 posts

104 months

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A work colleague I once worked with was utterly adamant that he knew someone who owned a front wheel drive Sierra Cosworth. Mind you, he was also certain that the XJ220 was so named because the engine produced 220bhp, and that the Ferrari F40 cost over £4m new.

essexplumber

7,405 posts

53 months

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Guy at work reckons his Clio 172 does 150 MPH and is 4 WD because it's exactly the same as the rally version! The guy must weigh 22 stone too, I can't be botherd to argue with them to be honest.

Another one who is a complete fanny merchant reckons he has an Audi RS4. When I started to probe him about it he said "yeah you know the one, 600BHP, yeah the thats it the 3.7 LTR". He also reckons he owns 3 houses outright and has over 75K in the bank! Hmmmm, is that why your laying Altro floors for £10 an hour?

FurballS2000

706 posts

45 months

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dougc said:
'You with your flash cars (!), you get paid too much'

Nice 20k Mondeo you've got there. Worth much now?
i get that, with the 9 year old 330i i had and now with a 10 year old s2000, 'how much money do you get paid??'

to which the answer is, probably less than you i just don't waste it all on booze.
They never mention the fact my mate has a 1 year old 116i worth much more...

nobodyknows

3,811 posts

49 months

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MSTRBKR said:
"Chavvy car"

About my Clio Cup frown
I also have a Clio Cup & to be fair, a lot of them are driven by Chavs. Not sure that makes the car chavvy though?

g3org3y

8,433 posts

71 months

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Generic people at work: OMG, my car is so old. I really need a new one.
Me: Oh really? How old is it?
GPAW: It's <typically 3-5> years old.
Me: *nods* Mine is 24 years old.

I think people have confused their wants and their needs.

pilchardthecat

7,077 posts

59 months

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nobodyknows said:
MSTRBKR said:
"Chavvy car"

About my Clio Cup frown
I also have a Clio Cup & to be fair, a lot of them are driven by Chavs. Not sure that makes the car chavvy though?
Unfortunately that is the way it works.

If chavs didn't buy and ruin Saxos, they wouldn't be chavvy.

Although some cars are chavvy by design.

FurballS2000

706 posts

45 months

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CommanderJameson said:
When one of them is in the passenger seat, and you're pressing on, and they say "You won't get there any quicker, you know."

LOLWHUT?!
lol, my mate came out with this classic on the drive down to cornwall. Everyone else was agreed that doing 100mph where possible would result in getting to cornwall significantly earlier than 70...

pilchardthecat

7,077 posts

59 months

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FurballS2000 said:
CommanderJameson said:
When one of them is in the passenger seat, and you're pressing on, and they say "You won't get there any quicker, you know."

LOLWHUT?!
lol, my mate came out with this classic on the drive down to cornwall. Everyone else was agreed that doing 100mph where possible would result in getting to cornwall significantly earlier than 70...
There are certain cases where it's true though, particularly in cities with large numbers of traffic lights late at night. If you find the right speed you can "ride the green wave" but going faster just means you end up stopping at more red lights.

The Lukas

2,770 posts

74 months

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I turn up at work in my e36 318is.

Some bloke says, "You must get payed too much"

I reply, with as much enthusiasm as possible, "Why do you say that?"

"Well that was you in that BMW wasn't it?"

My fake smile has faded as all hopes for a level headed conversation is thrown on the fire: "Erm yeah"

"They must be paying you good money"

"Errr no, the older ones can be had for quite sensible money now"

"But the running costs is ridiculous, trust me!"

"This is my second, and are thought to be very reliable. Parts arn't too bad..."

"No no no, you'll be surprised how expensive parts are for BMWs. My brother in law had one."

"Well I was hoping it would cheaper to run than my TVR..."

wades

86 posts

58 months

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The standard combined wisdom of the girls at my old work was that 'perfomance begins with 1.6 litres'

Pints

15,873 posts

74 months

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The Lukas said:
"Well I was hoping it would cheaper to run than my TVR..."
yikes
You have a TVR!? They must be paying you a fortune. wink
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