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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:48 PM

Although I'm the boss, so do very little work, I sometimes get to drive this beauty!
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

Nowhere near as glamourous as that beastie!An '05 plate Transit Connect.Not a bad old thing really, despite a horrenous appetite for front tyres, and some sort of control valve that makes chicken noises at idle.So far it has written off a mk3 Fiesta (shunted)and a 406 taxi (T-boned).Came off worst against an Iveco tipper lorry though.(None of the above with me at the wheel I might add.)In other jobs I've been at the "wheel" of some spectacular electric cherry picker platforms and an electric reach truck. Neither of which I ever really mastered.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:04 PM

This, Thrilling it aint, frugal it is.
As a district nurse I do between 60 and 140 miles / day and this does everything I want it to do, including the ability to be left unlocked in some of the dodgyer drug addled estates in the 'pool with no fear of it getting robbed (Mind you the threat of a 20 stone bloke stopping your meth script might also have something to do with that).
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:18 PM

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I'm with Marty on the virtues of aged French diesels. This one replaces a company Saab 9-3 TiD that clocked up 25k in 11 months. A nice car but when I changed jobs I forewent a company car/cash option to get more basic and 40p/mile if I did go anywhere on business.

I thought this job would only entail a round trip of 30 miles to the office each day, but in the last month I've done at least 1,000 business miles. So that's two tanks of diesel (say £100) and the rest in my skyrocket. Result. Mileage should tip over 185,000 before Christmas.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

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I have only had it a week, as for the last 4 years my work transport has been
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:58 PM

My recently deceased company hack is on this earlier thread:http://autoshite.com...opic.php?t=2138Since its untimely demise, I've had the pleasure in driving the pool car, which is identical, but with lots of added dents, scrapes, noisey osf wheel bearing and clutch pedel set in concrete :roll:
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:36 PM

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Great! is that a dynamo I spy on the front wheel michiel :D
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:50 PM

Mines a little more conventional and merges reasonably well with the modern traffic. I can justify its use, mainly as it has a fully functional heater, good lights, noisy and can deal with the occasional 700 mile jaunt down south and back again.

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I don't think, despite their worthyness, any of my other shite can tick all of the requirements I demand for my work journey.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:54 PM

Well spotted BS6, I've got working lights on me bike (I'm a law-abiding citizen).

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:49 AM

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

My current work wheelz is one of these -

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2.0 TS Mazda 6. Its ok, somewhat thirsty and not the most interesting of transport but it serves a purpose I suppose

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:29 AM

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Have been using this daily for some weeks now as the Mira needs new tyres (which I can't be bothered buying yet). Has been very entertaining to drive in the icy weather, booting it out of junctions and being a 5mph "drift cock". Starts first time now even if it is covered in thick ice, which surprised me slightly. Very comfortable inside, heater doesn't take long to warm up, rear window defogger is effective, AM radio, etc. However, with my work moving considerably further away from next week I decided to buy a sensible daily.

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Then changed my mind and bought an even older Galant. Going to have to drive it throughout the winter (after it gets a bit of rust protection obviously). Misery awaits, can't wait to drive it down icy country lanes, diff whining, Trayal/Runway budget tyres shuddering and temperature gauge not going any further than a quarter along. Lovely.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:53 PM

My current work wheelz is one of these -

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2.0 TS Mazda 6. Its ok, somewhat thirsty and not the most interesting of transport but it serves a purpose I suppose

I drove one of those that we'd hired at work a week or two ago....I thought it was fantastic! But then, I had just stepped out of....

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:56 PM

I've got working lights on me bike (I'm a law-abiding citizen).

Does that mean You stop at red traffic lights? None of 'em round here do! :evil:
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:05 PM

I've always been in jobs without a company car as part of the package. Nearest I've got I suppose was during my bus-driver days in Edinburgh, mainly Leyland Olympians and Dennis Tridents

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Some routes required the use of shuttle vehicles to and from driver changeover points, occasionally a spare bus would be used for this but a fleet of fully liveried vans was earmarked for the purpose

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All Ford Escorts when I was there (2003-05). I guess the company doesn't dispose of them by tender any more :lol:

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:51 PM

I've got working lights on me bike (I'm a law-abiding citizen).

Does that mean You stop at red traffic lights? None of 'em round here do! :evil:

I usually do - I'm the only one in Amsterdam who stops, because I like sprinting away from the lights. I'm a bit sad.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 01:25 AM

You guys don't really want to see a photo of my legs do you?! :wink: :shock:

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 01:50 AM

I've always been in jobs without a company car as part of the package. Nearest I've got I suppose was during my bus-driver days in Edinburgh, mainly Leyland Olympians

I’m rather partial to these with a combination of ECW body, [unrestricted] Cummins L10 & a ZF box. Nostalgia I suppose...

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:34 PM

I would post a pic of my daily driver but I aint blatently advertising my boss's company.A 1999 Peugeot partner 1.9D, no power steering, sticking throttle, no heater or blowers, back door wont open covered in scrapes and dents and 265K on the clock with absolutely no servicing!.Now you can see why I didn't post a pic, don't want to embarass my dear old toss.... sorry boss now do I ! :lol:

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:04 AM

current work ride is

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as the Audi is broken

#23 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:38 PM

current work ride is

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as the Audi is broken

Bet those came with more as standard!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:39 PM

You guys don't really want to see a photo of my legs do you?! :wink: :shock:

What about if we asked very nicely? :D

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:44 PM

Send him a PM reg, you never know!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:09 PM

current work ride is

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as the Audi is broken

Bet those came with more as standard!
they have been used in conjucnction with one of these

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but Audi's fixed now ;)

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

Send him a PM reg, you never know!

Hour and a half and no PM yet received. Phew!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

Send him a PM reg, you never know!

Hour and a half and no PM yet received. Phew!

Sorry to disappoint you, I'm afraid I've gone all shy now! :oops: :lol:

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:23 AM

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All Ford Escorts when I was there (2003-05). I guess the company doesn't dispose of them by tender any more :lol:[/quote]


i would of pulled it back out and used it after repairing it
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