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  1. I saw 1 ALE on a Land Rover Discovery. It was coming out of the Everards Brewery HQ car park near Leicester.
  2. It's near enough a lifetime part really.
  3. I think these are 10 years/125k interval for the belt
  4. Me and few mates we big into Minis in the late 90s. We would go at least half a dozen shows a year. I always liked the Mini 30s, probably would prefer the Red one, but think the interiors are probably one of the best of all standard Mini, except perhaps the Mini Cooper 35 LE. I seem to recall that the 30s seemed to be rustier than even examples from the same year? They seemed to go around the scuttle panel more than other Minis? Unless for some reason the black ones fared better I wouldn't be surprised if the 2017 rebuild was its second.
  5. I like the 1979 Mini 1100 Special. The only non Clubman Mini to have a factory 1098cc engine. It came with alloy wheels and a 1275GT instrument pack and a central console. Metallic paint with a vinyl roof. I nearly bought one unseen about 8 years ago, but chickened out. Saw it later that year in Newquay on the Riviera Mini Run and instantly regretted not buying it.
  6. Wow! I remember that day well, can't believe it was over 8 years ago. I wasn't in Hinckley, but other random areas across Leicestershire also had it, my company Astra got hit, but it wasn't very noticeable. A few colleagues with private cars had to claim on their insurance.
  7. Probably sidelights, especially with most recent cars with drl and auto lights.
  8. Is the needle 180degrees out? Shadow of rev counter suggests just over 3000rpm, which would be about 55/60 if similarly geared to my 205XS.
  9. A mk1 Polo Formel E. it only had a 100mph and I'd estimated I got to around an 106-108mph. It was a 3+E and top speed was supposed to be achieved in 3rd. It was 18 year old me's party trick telling people my 1.1 polo would do over 90 in 3rd. Most said Bollocks, so it was "get in then". I think it could see 95ish on the clock in 3rd, but downhill and with wind behind it would pull a bit more in E (4th). The other one was another Polo, a Mk2 Coupe S. Again only 100mph in the clock. This was a 5speed and I could fairly easily see 105ish and I remember easily cruising at 95, 5 up. One nig
  10. Is this the same engine as a 2006 9-3 with a 2.0 150bhp unit. If so noob tune can probably get this to 220bhp. Not getting this done to my 9-3 is a regret.
  11. I'm not wishing to take part in the PCP bashing that takes place on here, but I'm struggling to understand who would buy this car? To have this as a company car with fuel it would cost £15k:yr in tax - it would actually be no more expensive to lease it at your own expense! A Volvo XC90 hybrid with a list price of £74k would only cost £5k. So it seems almost anyone having this car is spending at least a grand a month of their own money. Whether co car tax, lease costs, or depreciation if buying in cash.
  12. Seems cheap* to me. 39x£736 is £28704. If you bought one cash for £80k would you expect to get £51.2k for it at 3 years old? If not the Lease seems a cheaper all round option. I suspect the excess mileages will be about a £1 per mile.
  13. I suspect those 300,000 people have 60% of the wealth!
  14. I've got quite a few: Get up earlier (and probably go to bed earlier too) Walk an average of 8000 steps a day Cycle at least 100 miles every month lose at least 2 stone, but ideally up to 4. Try not to worry/minter about relatively insignificant problems. Read more books Learn more about cycle maintenance- possible do a training courses. I was up at 6:30 and had done 6500 steps by 9am, so not a bad start. The big Breakfast in Morrisons cafe whilst waiting for my windscreen replacement is probably not ideal though!
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