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Old Apr 10th 2013, 9:18 pm
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Are the Arab kids racing Ferraris around Knightsbridge chavs or does wealth and being foreign exclude them?
Elaborating on a concept of yours from another thread. Maybe they could be said to have attained Chavness by proxy?
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Are the Arab kids racing Ferraris around Knightsbridge chavs or does wealth and being foreign exclude them?
Good point! Lucky sods.
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Old Apr 10th 2013, 10:24 pm
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My GMC Sierra 4x4 5.3 v8 extended cab goes through gas at the rate o 14-17 mpg , not pushing hard though!
Salt &grit not used out here in the sticks..touch o gravel at corners though.
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Originally Posted by R I C H View Post
I think you're over-egging things somewhat. Leaving glow plugs for several minutes will soon kill your battery, and there's no need to leave a diesel running for half an hour before driving it in the winter. A block heater just makes cranking easier on battery and engine.

Diesel has additives that help prevent the effect of cold weather on its viscosity.
the only thing i'm really exaggerating is the "couple of mins" for the Vento, it just felt like an eternity if you were in a rush my friends Pug 306 D-Turbo was the same

Like i say, my knowledge on diesel is very little...but my next door neighbour for example is out at 6am starting his 3500 Sierra, and he leaves at 6.30 the same as i do!

one of my work colleagues starts his F350 a good 30 mins before leaving work in the winter, and it sounds like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin while it warms up haha

it would make sense to me, that in this advanced age of fuel technologies that diesel would have such additives that it wouldn't freeze in the cold temps.

So for example, if i was to possibly purchase this TDI RAM1500, i wouldn't have to plug it in any more than i've been plugging in my unleaded Honda?
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Old Apr 11th 2013, 1:46 am
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...one of my work colleagues starts his F350 a good 30 mins before leaving work in the winter, and it sounds like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin while it warms up haha...
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Originally Posted by cjones View Post
Elaborating on a concept of yours from another thread. Maybe they could be said to have attained Chavness by proxy?
Chavness = vulgarity. As flashy displays of wealth are vulgar then they are indeed chavs.
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Originally Posted by jamesmc View Post
My GMC Sierra 4x4 5.3 v8 extended cab goes through gas at the rate o 14-17 mpg , not pushing hard though!
Salt &grit not used out here in the sticks..touch o gravel at corners though.
That'll be very similar to this truck. Not one that was able to go up our driveway.
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Originally Posted by delsol79 View Post
Or you might just realise with resentment that most of the models are just rebadged Honda and Nissan models with a BMW price tag

I love Jap cars but have hated how cars that were "normal" to me like the Honda Accord is badged an Acura TSX and given a premium price.
LOL. To an extent yes. I meant more of the Acura MDX. Its not quite the same as the CRV..

Im not a fan of Japanese, but I drove from Golden BC to Calgary in the MDX and I was rather impressed.
My sister had the Nissan Armada. Not as luxurious/Prestige as BMW but I found it a great workhorse for everyday stuff, kids, moving, shopping etc. I loved it.

I like European vehicles but I have had to admit over the years here that the Japanese vehicles are rather nice and cheaper to run/maintain.
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Originally Posted by haggis88 View Post
the only thing i'm really exaggerating is the "couple of mins" for the Vento, it just felt like an eternity if you were in a rush my friends Pug 306 D-Turbo was the same

Like i say, my knowledge on diesel is very little...but my next door neighbour for example is out at 6am starting his 3500 Sierra, and he leaves at 6.30 the same as i do!

one of my work colleagues starts his F350 a good 30 mins before leaving work in the winter, and it sounds like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin while it warms up haha

it would make sense to me, that in this advanced age of fuel technologies that diesel would have such additives that it wouldn't freeze in the cold temps.

So for example, if i was to possibly purchase this TDI RAM1500, i wouldn't have to plug it in any more than i've been plugging in my unleaded Honda?
Pretty concerned that for the last god knows how long, somewhere in your house u have a sexually frustrated person(once was alive) imprisoned in a tin!!!! How else would you know how that sounds
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Old Apr 11th 2013, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by haggis88 View Post
the only thing i'm really exaggerating is the "couple of mins" for the Vento, it just felt like an eternity if you were in a rush my friends Pug 306 D-Turbo was the same

i had 306 d turbo back in the day..went like shit of a shovel was only 90bhp but loved it..you would literally wait 2 seconds for the start...in fact i drove nothing but diesels in the UK preferred them to petrol cars..the glow plug thing is no longer in use..im pretty sure the 306 was the last car i had with them and that was back in 1997..my last car i owned in England was an Audi a3 sport with a 2litre 170 bhp diesel and would do 0-60 in 6 secs. My Ford Edge has a 3.5litre 285 bhp petrol engine and does 0 - 60 in 6 days give or take a few hours.
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i had 306 d turbo back in the day..went like shit of a shovel was only 90bhp but loved it..you would literally wait 2 seconds for the start...in fact i drove nothing but diesels in the UK preferred them to petrol cars..the glow plug thing is no longer in use..im pretty sure the 306 was the last car i had with them and that was back in 1997..my last car i owned in England was an Audi a3 sport with a 2litre 170 bhp diesel and would do 0-60 in 6 secs. My Ford Edge has a 3.5litre 285 bhp petrol engine and does 0 - 60 in 6 days give or take a few hours.
How often are you chased in your vehicles?
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How often are you chased in your vehicles?
i only ever get chased by women not other vehicles but that's for another thread..im not a petrol head or boy racer i just like a clean get away from the lights and for the quick overtake of lorries etc esp going up hills.
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
i had 306 d turbo back in the day..went like shit of a shovel was only 90bhp but loved it..you would literally wait 2 seconds for the start...in fact i drove nothing but diesels in the UK preferred them to petrol cars..the glow plug thing is no longer in use..im pretty sure the 306 was the last car i had with them and that was back in 1997..my last car i owned in England was an Audi a3 sport with a 2litre 170 bhp diesel and would do 0-60 in 6 secs. My Ford Edge has a 3.5litre 285 bhp petrol engine and does 0 - 60 in 6 days give or take a few hours.
So when I go back to live in England do you suggest a Audi Diesel, Volkswagon Golf diesel or a Skoda diesel???

Petrol is 139 ppl
Diesel is 146 ppl (per the AA)

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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
i only ever get chased by women not other vehicles but that's for another thread..im not a petrol head or boy racer i just like a clean get away from the lights and for the quick overtake of lorries etc esp going up hills.
Shall I start another thread for you to elaborate on this
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Originally Posted by cheers View Post
So when I go back to live in England do you suggest a Audi Diesel, Volkswagon Golf diesel or a Skoda diesel???

Petrol is 139 ppl
Diesel is 146 ppl (per the AA)
they are the same diesel units..all are owned by VW.
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