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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

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Too hot to sleep (night shift). Just as well I have stuff to do.
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Too hot to sleep (night shift). Just as well I have stuff to do.
Yea same here... tossing and turning, woke up feeling hot and flustered, no lie in after a manic week at work... Beer is much needed to help cure my night
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Yea same here... tossing and turning, woke up feeling hot and flustered, no lie in after a manic week at work... Beer is much needed to help cure my night
Not an option for me as yesterday was Wednesday for me.

Did a spot of retail therapy instead.



2.5 V6 156 Wagon.

Doesn't feel as quick as my Bravo but you have to pay attention otherwise license loosing numbers appear before you know it. Wafty.
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Seriously nice! I think good 156s are starting to become sought after.
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Seriously nice! I think good 156s are starting to become sought after.
I used to think the MGB GT was the only car you could park outside a supermarket or posh hotel/golf club and not look out of place. The Mk1 MX5 came close but now the Dub Scene rejects have got hold of them not so much. The 156 especially in Sport Wagon mode has potential.
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I must admit, I don't get what it is about vws that chavs love so much. :/
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I used to think the MGB GT was the only car you could park outside a supermarket or posh hotel/golf club and not look out of place. The Mk1 MX5 came close but now the Dub Scene rejects have got hold of them not so much. The 156 especially in Sport Wagon mode has potential.
Indeed..."bozoku" and rat/drift style mx5s..totally misunderstanding what an mx5 is about.

Hopefully they'll just get rid of the sickly mx5s to the point the price of them is out of their reach. At which point they can go back to bagging golfs, polos and lupos and fitting huge wheels. However nothing of value is lost if they do then.
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There is a guy I work with who's got a 1997 MX-5, and he's put a huge thing on the back, (I won't call it a spoiler, as it resembles an air-brake more than a spoiler!) and he intends to supercharge it as soon as his insurance comes down. Thankfully, his is a poverty spec model, so not a really nice example.
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Mk2 and 2.5's are really cheap now. But the pop up light ones are on the brink of the classic market and good ones are expensive bad ones are a bottomless pit. The days where you could pay 2,000 for a good UK model are over. Too many "Wheeler Dealer" types out there who have bought a shed, tarted it up and think it's worth a King's ransom have made the MX5 market a waste of time. For every decent one you have to wade through two hundred piles of crap.

I'm looking at MX5's for my next Winter car and have all but ruled out Mk1's completely.
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Mx5 BMW 3 series and a host of other little hot hatches make perfect auto cross cars, especially the mx-5 with next to no weight and rear wheel drive.
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If I do that though, won't I risk ballsing up the phone? In the past, I've uninstalled/disabled factory apps, and I get a warning saying it could cause other functions to fail. I wonder if doing that is what started my S3's gradual demise.
That's just a fancy way for saying "if stuff relies on this thing and you stop it, other things will stop too" - it's not normally an issue for standalone apps. If your phone goes to pot, factory reset, no biggie. Just backup your stuff.

I've had Androids rooted/flashed/experimental software, all sorts, and they tanked through until unrelated hardware failure killed them off.


Incidentally I'm gonna get a 156 and bag it and put it on the biggest fattest wheels.
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Incidentally I'm gonna get a 156 and bag it and put it on the biggest fattest wheels.
Crack on...at least it would show a level of imagination in that you wouldn't be building a car that's basically mass produced at this point.
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I understand the aesthetic appeal...



...the 156 even looks good in matte black...



...I prefer form and function.

Already looking for a GTA 147 or 156 SW next.
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Now I have done a few hundred miles there are a few niggles.

1/ The fly by wire throttle pedal is vague and the engine too quiet so I either have to look at the rev' counter instead of my surroundings or risk stalling.

2/ She has the Alfa squeak and the rear pads need changing.

3/ The suspension is soft. Nice on the main roads almost Jaguar/Lexus levels of waft but on the more interesting B and C roads the undertray has bottomed out a few times.

4/ The air con' has stopped working. I'll do a pressure test before regassing.

Apart from that all is good and the car is Fantasia blue! Somewhat serendipitous.
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