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The Moog last won the day on February 18 2019

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  1. Certainly distinctive - takes a while to learn to drive it. Literally one pedal only, you can use the brakes but the motor regen is enough. I have fallen in love with it already. The thing to remember is that it is a city car really. Yes it can do 75 no problem and motorways are a doodle but really designed for city living. The interior is mega light and airy - would have loved to get one with the sunroof. The back is two only but again due the amount of light doesn't feel claustrophobic. True about the non opening windows but most of the time it is on climate control. Other brilliant bits are the app You can set up the climate control remotely so you go out to a warm car.also remote lock and unlock it. We are paying £360 a month but that is still cheaper than fuel for the Saab estate. In Scotland most of the public fast chargers are free.
  2. As you might have sent elsewhere the SMART has departed Moog towers. This was mainly due to the purchase of this BMW I3 with rex. Absolutely love this car. The acceleration is brisk to say the least. I am commuting one or two days a week with 100 mile road trip which this will do easily. Lobbed in some fitted mats and also 3d printed key holder. The mirror indicators are pretty easy to upgrade so did that next Pre version - clear with orange bulb Pop off the mirror glass Screws undone and pop off the front cover You can see the difference here with the new smoked led ones. Slotted in Cover back on bolted back up I think they look better than the standard ones.
  3. Glad you got home safe! Good luck with the wee car and when it comes time I will have two tickets
  4. I would keep golf standard - can't be many of them knocking about. Once fit bigger engine then it is shocks etc. Plus will be shit at autotesting. Result on the Audi
  5. Nope I think I left it all in the car. It did have quite some paperwork as was own by a vicar before bucketeer purchased it He then used it as mobile campervan for a bit, before one night accidentally locking himself out when he went for a midnight wee. In only his grundies and in the middle of the forest, he had to find slightly larger rocks before he could break back in! There probably is still some glass in one of the doors
  6. Next events are Our next events are Sunday 13th February 2022 at Blackburn Services and Sunday 14th August at Lymm Services.
  7. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08YJ8B24P?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title It's this bad boy. You can have temp, volts, speed. Also got compass direction and revs if you want it. It has obd or gps mode. Found the speed bit quite useful on the motorway at night.
  8. They are just ace aren't they - also can be slung around pretty well. There is a reason a lot of people use them for autotesting
  9. Been a while since updated this. Saab has got full suspension all round which means it is a beauty on the motorway. That is useful as in the last month I have relocated north to Kinross for the foreseeable future. The Saab has been pushed into commuting duties between Accrington and here - as we empty the house out. Motorhome did a sterling job moving a load of house stuff and now sitting quietly in corner. Mx5 is languishing in Accy - waiting to be brought up here and then sent to a garage to get it all back and running. Smart - disgraced itself and broke down after open water swimming at Loch Ore. Luckily the engine worked so could defrost after a 5 degree swim. It wouldn't go into gear. Replacement clutch actuator has helped but one of the bolts sheared off so needs removing and then replacing. Also needs brakes bleeding, before its future is decided. One of the benefits of moving north is that car insurance plummeted. I also start a job 50miles away in two weeks so only sensible thing to do is buy a cheap commuting car. Mr Northern Monkey had one he was selling do deal agreed. I utterly love it - perky and spritely, it handles ok. Motorway didn't phase it at all returned 47mpg when doing 70+ on way up here. Added Bluetooth radio connection It doesn't have a temp gauge which annoyed me so £25 on Amazon and now I am all space age Picanto needs a rear boot central locking actuator which is on its way. It also had a set of new tyres as the old ones were comical in wet, using the full 64bhp to light the wheels up on the slightest pull away. Future plan Saab -going to be used for trips to Accy and back. Missus Moog will have to spend a week down there once a month so that wil do for now Picanto - my daily driver - it has made me enjoy b roads again. Smart - needs some work. It's currently a toss up whether to keep it or not. Roads round.here aren't great so feels a bit out of its depth. Flip side is that is pretty much cheapest motoring you can get. Mx5 - needs recomminsing and MOT. Plenty of Motorsport places round here so going to chuck it at them and get it set up properly including rolling road tune. Motorhome - it's fate hangs in the balance. We aren't sure whether to keep it or move it on. No rush either way at the moment.
  10. Ohhh I need to sort mine out! I love the spoiler on BAL - cane from AVO originally.
  11. I would suggest unmodifying them as those metal valve caps have a habit of rusting to valve stems and causing issues
  12. Saab has been running nicely - with new turbo and exhaust etc. So of course driving down to see my mum in London town was a step too far. After my swim at bedfont lakes, the car started making funny noises... Followed by smoke. Quick check discovered the front drivers side suspension had collapsed. Autoaid summoned and wasn't long before being loaded up. Trusted shifters were consulted along with car adverts. I was desperate to get a new car but missus Moog was less keen pointing out we are currently buying a house so need to be sensible. Plan F was called for. Parts for Saab suspension kit was.overnighted to my mum's house. My uncle provided a bucket of tools (literally, most were imperial) and some spring compressors. I splashed out on an impact wrench from Amazon to be delivered next day and rummage through my mum's shed uncovered odds and sods. Everything was delivered this morning. Including a slightly disappointing impact wrench It is more of an impact driver with 1/2 inch anvil. It is pretty good at doing stuff up but can't shift mega tough bolts. looks like original suspension. Will swap the others over when I get back home. Booked a couple of tyres to be fitted on Friday morning as the drivers one is toast. Total cost is £500 including tyres and.tracking
  13. Thanks for offer but managed to get them dropped down already
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