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    Dobloseven got a reaction from MantaGTE85 in Unnecessary skinflint fixes/bodges, that look shit..   
    In the late eighties I worked with a guy who had a Mk 2 Capri. The bottom edge of the tailgate had completely rusted away. Someone he knew welded in and painted new metal for him. There was no old metal left to follow the profile of with the repair, so he made it look the same as his own car which wasn't a Capri. 
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Rustybullethole in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Coaches have automatic gearboxes,which allow the drivers more time and energy to get off with the female passengers!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from FakeConcern in Limp-wristed uses of the word 'Sport' by a manufacturer   
    I suppose an MGB would be considered a Sports Car.What sort of sport involves sitting in a field on a camping chair eating sandwiches,with rows of other MGs?
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from EyesWeldedShut in Limp-wristed uses of the word 'Sport' by a manufacturer   
    Isn't it strange that 50 years on, we're remembering all this?They were nice looking cars though.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from martc in Limp-wristed uses of the word 'Sport' by a manufacturer   
    I suppose an MGB would be considered a Sports Car.What sort of sport involves sitting in a field on a camping chair eating sandwiches,with rows of other MGs?
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in Limp-wristed uses of the word 'Sport' by a manufacturer   
    Wasn't the Mk 1 Sport a de trimmed 1300GT?
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    Dobloseven reacted to EyesWeldedShut in Limp-wristed uses of the word 'Sport' by a manufacturer   
    You can have Sporty Crocs though
    How about Yugo Sport?

     
    The real sport would be rocking up in an MG6 and dragging your hamper out of the boot. They'd love* you for that.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from MiniMort in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Acceleration like that is just stupid.Floor the accelerator and your coffee will go everywhere!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Belongs to an Irish builder.Paddy O 'Doors!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Rust Collector in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Coaches have automatic gearboxes,which allow the drivers more time and energy to get off with the female passengers!
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    Dobloseven reacted to High Jetter in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Even Routemasters had semi's, I think 🤣
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Eddie Honda in Carry on Combi camping   
    He's even got the awning up! 
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Yoss in Driving classic cars not fun anymore?   
    Diet Coke? What's that about?
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from eddyramrod in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Coaches have automatic gearboxes,which allow the drivers more time and energy to get off with the female passengers!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from loserone in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from eddyramrod in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Acceleration like that is just stupid.Floor the accelerator and your coffee will go everywhere!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Matty in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Acceleration like that is just stupid.Floor the accelerator and your coffee will go everywhere!
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from grogee in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from eddyramrod in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    The point I'm trying to make is that the manual transmission is the only thing there's been no development in,apart from putting more ratios in to require more input from the driver.There's still a disc trapped between two spinning plates,cogs that need slipping in and out of mesh,a degree of foot/hand coordination required, particularly on hills,where use of a further control can be critical.To add insult to injury,MrsDs car has an indicator telling the driver which gear to change to and moans at me when I ignore it because obviously I know better,or can't be bothered.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from eddyramrod in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from Rocket88 in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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    Dobloseven got a reaction from cobblers in Unpopular Motoring Opinion Thread   
    Manual gearboxes are an anachronism in todays world.A modern ICE car will have a computer controlling its every move.Especially the engine.Fuel,air,speed , temperature etc.will be monitored and adjusted thousands of times a minute.Yet to put its power to the wheels,one has to press a pedal,move a lever,press another pedal whilst releasing the first.And as soon as any speed is achieved,do it again.And again.With extra opportunities having been  added over time,for increased "pleasure".And when you slow down,do it in reverse order.Some people say they don't like automatics, because "you're not in control".Well, surely you move a lever for forwards,backwards or not at all.Press one pedal to go and when you want to slow down or stop,stop pressing it so hard or press the other one.
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