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

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The acceleration of the old original mk2 punto was what made it a very fun little car to drive, a very low Range 1st gear so speedy acceleration but could go up to 30mph in first.

Newer cars with more power are likely to be more fun.

That said assuming that's a 1.2 petrol then the polo 1.2 R- line will hit 60 2 seconds quicker.
It's a 1.2 turbo 110 my figures on a polo would suggest it's slower by half a second. 9.3 seconds to 60 would be the official figure being small light and petrol you'd assume it is fast off the mark then tails off as you get going.

Edit looks like they've made the R line slower for 2017 now 10.8 seconds..however I was more thinking it would be a fun tool to wind up pretendy m-cars rather than actually traffic light gping other super minis. Although it would keep up with a Cooper D..
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It's a 1.2 turbo 110 my figures on a polo would suggest it's slower by half a second. 9.3 seconds to 60 would be the official figure being small light and petrol you'd assume it is fast off the mark then tails off as you get going.

Edit looks like they've made the R line slower for 2017 now 10.8 seconds..however I was more thinking it would be a fun tool to wind up pretendy m-cars rather than actually traffic light gping other super minis.

I think it depends on the engine! The 1.0 litre petrol has more power and more speeds off the mark.
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I didn't realise there was a 110 model and was looking at the figures for the less powerful model.

While we discuss the points of a r-line M-sport S-line etc, I've literally just watched an ad for the new Ford ST-Line..... Ffs

In any case the new citron looks good like the colour and respectable figures for a little car.

Rather bizarrely although I know they are not always the best I have a think for the quirkiness of citrons.
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In any case the new citron looks good like the colour and respectable figures for a little car.

Rather bizarrely although I know they are not always the best I have a think for the quirkiness of citrons.
I like these and the cactus we had a few of 110 version as courtesy cars usually do late 40s mpg and the 3 cyl engine spins like the clappers. Combined with sensible sized tyres and springs that acknowledge that our roads are post apocalyptic they are quite relaxed things to pilot along. Got no control feel or anything like that but it has no sporting pretense, just happens to have a bit of shove. Ds3 is the exact opposite..looks sporty, rides badly, is slow.

Does rather help that we wandered in and they offered over 2 grand off as well so we're getting the top spec one for list of an 82bhp mid range one.
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Our failure of the marea last week.

Turned out it' d shed the LARGE bolt from the stabilising engine/gbox the floorpan mount.

PIA to access the mount bush...
But once off the car I could check its thread dimensions...
And I found a spare bolt in a tin of parts from a
1978 FIAT. 127 SPORT...!!!

Then on a road test I spotted the one that had broken free after 110k miles
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Our failure of the marea last week.

Turned out it' d shed the LARGE bolt from the stabilising engine/gbox the floorpan mount.

PIA to access the mount bush...
But once off the car I could check its thread dimensions...
And I found a spare bolt in a tin of parts from a
1978 FIAT. 127 SPORT...!!!

Then on a road test I spotted the one that had broken free after 110k miles
Good to see you clearing up after you.
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And I found a spare bolt in a tin of parts from a

1978 FIAT. 127 SPORT...!!!



Then on a road test I spotted the one that had broken free after 110k miles

I hope you put it back in your collection, just in case you ever restore a 1978 127 !?
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Don't keep us in suspense.....where was it ? just outside your house, in the gutter ? or somewhere between here and your country cottage ?
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Don't keep us in suspense.....where was it ? just outside your house, in the gutter ? or somewhere between here and your country cottage ?
Strangely - on the verge of a large roundabout.. just a couple of feet before the point where it made horrible noises...
Remarkable..
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Strangely - on the verge of a large roundabout.. just a couple of feet before the point where it made horrible noises...
Remarkable..
It originally landed on the road, was picked up by a passing car, ricocheted off someone's windscreen to rest where you found it. Local windscreen fitter looking for you to offer his thanks.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

After much gnashing of teeth and squabbling with BT, they have at last decided that they think my router is faulty. Yesterday they said they'd send a replacement. It arrived today.

Have now spent half of the day making all four computers see each other again, as they all see it as a new network. Now need a lie down.
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BT?
I had no Internet or phone for a week. I used a relative's computer to do the self-tracing faults on BT's website ... and it said 'Fault in or near customer's home'.

I phoned BT ..

A week passed and I still had no Internet/phone ... so I again used a relative's computer to trace the fault which was still 'In or near customer's home' .. and then I phoned BT again..

Next evening an engineer knocked at the door to say the fault was fixed - the fault was a broken wire in the BT box which is just 15 yards from my front door ..

... and the broken wire? It was the one wire that the engineer had jambed as he closed the box door on his last visit .. my wire..
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Got rehired to a job I've lost twice already. Will miss the performance related pay of my current one somewhat but otherwise canny...shall see if I manage not to get efficiency savingsed successfully, 3rd times the charm n that.

Just call me super sub..whenever anyone leaves I'm off the benches!
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After much gnashing of teeth and squabbling with BT, they have at last decided that they think my router is faulty. Yesterday they said they'd send a replacement. It arrived today.

Have now spent half of the day making all four computers see each other again, as they all see it as a new network. Now need a lie down.
If BT refuse to treat you with the respect and priority that you expect from a modern broadband service why not screw them altogether and move to another provider?

Post Office Broadband now has Fibre and its the lowest price in the UK if it's available in your area. Always check minimum guaranteed speed, I made that mistake in the past!

Or , hammer the sh*t out of BT and phone up demanding an engineer visit every week until they look at your account and realise how much they've spent and conclude that new infrastructure in your area is the next way to go to avoid the costly engineer visits?
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Don't forget that Openreach owns the network cables that BT and other supply your broadband with !!
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If BT refuse to treat you with the respect and priority that you expect from a modern broadband service why not screw them altogether and move to another provider?

Post Office Broadband now has Fibre and its the lowest price in the UK if it's available in your area. Always check minimum guaranteed speed, I made that mistake in the past!

Or , hammer the sh*t out of BT and phone up demanding an engineer visit every week until they look at your account and realise how much they've spent and conclude that new infrastructure in your area is the next way to go to avoid the costly engineer visits?
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Don't forget that Openreach owns the network cables that BT and other supply your broadband with !!
Absolutely. Whoever you choose to supply the service, it comes via Openreach's cables. So any problem is referred to them to sort. I'd expect BT to be treated with priority, or at least no worse than the others. TalkTalk, from experience, are left until there's nothing else to do.
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