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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

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I've noticed the Lassas last for a very long time, but are LETHAL in the wet (dangerously terrible)
That observation there would have me getting rid of them asap.

It's hard to get none eco in 155/70 13s but even a Michelin E3A/B (which I had on all my fiats) is only 55 quid in that size, or Dunlop street response is about 45 quid. Not sure if they cost more in Ni. Eco tyres tend to be hard for life and economy..so don't grip worth a damn.
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That observation there would have me getting rid of them asap.

It's hard to get none eco in 155/70 13s but even a Michelin E3A/B (which I had on all my fiats) is only 55 quid in that size, or Dunlop street response is about 45 quid. Not sure if they cost more in Ni. Eco tyres tend to be hard for life and economy..so don't grip worth a damn.


I always assumed the Panda under steered slightly in the wet due to its shape but after speaking to others with Lassa's and online reviews I realised it seems to be a top feature of them :-(
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I always assumed the Panda under steered slightly in the wet due to its shape but after speaking to others with Lassa's and online reviews I realised it seems to be a top feature of them :-(
It's never going to be amazing on 155 section tyres with quite a basic suspension set up. My old punto 55s on Michelin E3bs used to still understeer, but if it did it was because I made it and it was predictable and would hold a straight line if it encountered deep water rather than changing lanes unasked.

A decent set of tyres should at least be predictable if not super grippy in that size.
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Why do people take racing lines or drive on the wrong side of the road?

As I turned into a blind bend earlier I was greeted by this JEEP on the wrong side of the road.



I had to hit the grass to avoid a head on collision.



He missed me by about six inches.



The JEEP failed to stop and when I caught up with him later the driver refused to give his details. Just as well I was going slowly enough for there to be no suspension damage.
No damage huh?



When I had new tyres fitted yesterday they noticed the wheel was buckled slightly. Not enough to need refurbishing but more than enough weights to balance for it to call the other wheels "Bra".



No word from the Police as yet. I guess they'll wait until he hits someone head on.

(I appreciate they are incredibly busy and understand how prioritisation works a conversation with that Careless Driver today could save someone from a world of hurt tomorrow)
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Receiving a letter from the lovely people at HMRC saying that they've changed my tax code so that I'll pay more tax. B45tards!! :/
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No word from the Police as yet. I guess they'll wait until he hits someone head on.

(I appreciate they are incredibly busy and understand how prioritisation works a conversation with that Careless Driver today could save someone from a world of hurt tomorrow)
Tbh I don't know how bothered they'll be - they might go and have a chat at most, really doubt much would come of it sadly.
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Went for my usual lunch break walk..

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Went for my usual lunch break walk..

Oh ffs.

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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

The 159 is being very grumpy, which since over the last year or so she's had a new intake manifold with new swirl flaps, a new clutch and DMF and new springs and such all around I think it's a bit off to start stalling, knocking and generally acting like a scrapper.

I think she got jealous.

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Wowser! I do hope the new Giulia sells like hot cakes.
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I left for work earlier than usual this morning expecting delays due to wind fall and sure enough a tree had been blown down on to the main road out of my village. I parked in the road with my hazard lights on and set to taking branches off with my machete (it was quarter to six in the morning so I wasn't going to use my chainsaw, besides it wasn't a very big tree). A line of about four cars and a van waited behind mine but left me to it. I cleared the right lane and vehicles came though some pillock in an Audi A3 diesel overtook the line of cars, nearly hit me and then nearly hit someone coming the other way on a pushbike.

As I was clearing the left lane those who had waited patiently waved, flashed lights and were generally nice as they drove past along the right.

All clear and as I had just got black in my car some pillock in a Nissan Juke nearly drove into the back of my bright yellow Bravo with hazard and tail lights on, blasted his horn, slammed the thing into reverse and wheel span as it went by shouting abuse from the open rear passenger side window.

After all that I might as well have use my chainsaw as the rest of the village was probably woken by that twunt.



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Talking to a neighbour when without any warning, no growling or barking etc, her dog got hold of my leg and started shaking it's head . Most unpleasant little creature.
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Pootling down the A610 today only to be nearly run off the road by two cars either racing or fighting each other and driving like utter ****s. One was a MKIV Astravan and the other.....a driving instructor!
They were:
speeding
driving really close to each other
undertaking each other and
cutting other cars and lorries up

Quite astounding as the driving instructor had all the signs and everything.
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P.S No images or video as the camera is only on when the engine is running.
No but you would have a nice before and after shot 😉
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