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#31 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:33 PM

The car hadnt moved for a while and smelled a bit of petrol on start up so I probably should have done some preflight checks, but instead I just had a bit natter to RichardK and marvelled at the butterflys and wasps mistaking the SLK for a giant flower in the Birmingham sun.


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#32 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:35 PM

After a handshake and a sorrowfull farewell (to the car), I reversed out of the drive and pointed it at the horizon. I had a boot full of spares and an afternoon to enjoy.

To the distance juice shop!

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:36 PM

You went to Acocks Green? That's where the Daewoo came from!


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#34 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:40 PM

Booted it up the black hill (of course it rained, so top up) and didnt stop till Weatherby (piddle and gregs).

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Drives lovely, cruise control alterations are manual but really responsive. It doesnt half kick when you stand on it, even if your cruising at speed limit velocity.

Its not perfect, but its a good un.
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#35 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:41 PM

Nobody stealz plz.
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#36 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Ideal wbod, Ideal Tesco shopping car.

Three bags in the passenger footwell and two on the seat (boots still full of spares)

Nice day out!

Thanks to RichardK for being a gent as ever.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

Fair play that looks alright!
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#38 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:00 PM

Didn't you have to sack one of these off before because you didn't fit?

 

Yes, but I dont think thats a valid reason not to keep buying them.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:24 PM

Well bought, ISTR you've had this on your radar for a while. Looks cracking.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

Well bought, ISTR you've had this on your radar for a while. Looks cracking.

 

 

Yeah, I've followed it for a while and always wanted to buy it.  I just thought, if not now, then when?

 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:44 PM

Didn't realise you'd be going to Brum! I was still on duty and could have given you a cheeky lift! Enjoy your journey back, get some ibuprofen gel for your neck when you arrive ;)
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

Yellow.

 

That is all.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

Yes, but I dont think thats a valid reason not to keep buying them.


Do you reckon you'll make it through the winter? Just thinking about timing for roffling the gsr.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

 get some ibuprofen gel for your neck when you arrive ;)

 

 

It wasnt THAT bad really.  Ok, it was QUITE bad, but not as bad as expected.  I wouldnt want to have to change my outfit inside of it but its fine for a couple of hours.  Just scootch down till your lower back burns then sit up straight till your neck spasms. Switch and Repeat until you arrive at desired destination.

Its not so bad as a second car, can get a bit of respite.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

Do you reckon you'll make it through the winter? 

 

I fucking hope so! Ive just bought a car! 


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

you are a simpson aicm£5


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

you are a simpson aicm£5

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

Acocks Green looks more salubrious than Selly Oak which is where #1 son is "lodging" while taking 3 years out from hard fucking work.

 

Merc looks like a larf wcpgw


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:11 PM

Well played playa.

Life’s too short to have only owned one example of a car you don’t fit in.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Very sensible purchase. Sensible in the way that I have recently seen a glut of these for sale under £1000 so it must be the right* time to buy one. Personally I think these look really nice and wouldn't mind trying one out.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:52 PM

Great purchase, and belly-laugh worthy write up. I really wish this forum would allow emoticons, rather than a basic ‘like’ button.
How the hell did you fit your greyhound into the SLK though? I’m assuming he/she stood on the passenger seat with chin resting on the top on the screen frame for the whole drive back. I may be wrong though.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:05 PM

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Richard really looked like he didn't want to give you those keys.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:10 PM



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You've never looked so manly.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:16 PM


You've never looked so manly.


I love you too mate.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:15 PM

OMG you were < 2miles from me!


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:22 PM

loving that house with the green garage doors!! (Car is nice too obvs)


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Liked for Richard K's hair and his green garage doors.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:15 AM

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Mr Bell on the way home, and clearly enjoying himself.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:16 AM

Is it a scene thing with the plate in the window  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:



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