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    Just bought a new car

    Well, I'm 40 in a week or so's time so I though I'd best get something nice. After several weeks of watching Autotrader one came up.
    A Lexus RX300. It's an immaculate 2002 Model with only 40k on the clock, a full Lexus service history and leather interior. For £5000
    Now all that remains is to get the Parrot MKi9200 fitted so I can have Bluetooth and iPod connectivity and a gas conversion. I hopefully pick it up in a weeks time.
    It was a real Chelsea tractor too, from Chelsea. Looks like it had never left inner London! Time to introduce it to the Pennines and Cumbria I think

    Last edited by witch; 25th March 2010 at 09:53 PM. Reason: sorry God - I had to do it - it's BOUGHT not BROUGHT!

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    @Dos_Box:

    I hope you've got plenty of money as there will be new legislation coming into force soon which will virtually outlaw four wheel drive vehicles off the road by way of road tax hikes which will be massive and only the rich and the daft will be able to run them (which one are you).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Now all that remains is to get the Parrot MKi9200 fitted so I can have Bluetooth and iPod connectivity
    I have one of these in my car and the voice recognition is really not as good as it could be but everything else works fine

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    @@Dos_Box::

    Sqwawk "Pieces of Eight"........................Sqwawk "Pieces of Eight"

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    Me parrots working now hehe!!

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    A Lexus?

    Isn't that a toyota in a posh frock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Isn't that a toyota in a posh frock
    Hey, nothing wrong with Toyota's - I drive one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    I just love the car adverts where a family is driving along an empty mountain road, drive at speed through an empty forest, waft across some rugged land, park in an empty wilderness (like the picture above) and immediately start kayaking.

    Where are these places?
    Empty mountain roads? Try South Africa, the Maluti range or the Drakensbergs. I did 400Km in a morning last month and probably saw a dozen cars, outside the towns.

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    Looks like 'God' doesn't give two thoughts about the environment then..... mind you, you have to be 'God' to stop one of the damn things when the breaks fail.

    I bought a 53 plate Astra 1.7 CDTi in January, 85k, £650. Bargain!

    Oh, and carrying on from the 'Pet Hates' thread, Dossy has called this thread brought instead of bought

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Hey, nothing wrong with Toyota's - I drive one!
    at high speed

    The road tax is okay if your car is reg'ed before March 2004 as the max bracket is K then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Looks like 'God' doesn't give two thoughts about the environment then..... mind you, you have to be 'God' to stop one of the damn things when the breaks fail.

    I bought a 53 plate Astra 1.7 CDTi in January, 85k, £650. Bargain!

    Oh, and carrying on from the 'Pet Hates' thread, Dossy has called this thread brought instead of bought
    Oh, and carrying on from the 'Pet Hates' thread, they're brakes, not breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Oh, and carrying on from the 'Pet Hates' thread, Dossy has called this thread brought instead of bought
    Time to join the "Pedantic Geeks" Social Group, @Hightower

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    You're quite right. Loads of adverts on British telly are filmed in Capetown. If you have a keen eye for detail, you can tell: the scenery looks a bit British, but not 100%, and the sun looks 'wrong' - it's too high and bright for the UK, the shadows are too short.
    It's a great place to drive, except for the potholes. One thing I noticed was, no sunroofs and no rear washer/wipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Oh, and carrying on from the 'Pet Hates' thread, they're brakes, not breaks.
    Well played that man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    A Lexus?

    Isn't that a toyota in a posh frock
    One of the reasons I wanted one is the reliability. The tax is quite minimal and a gas conversion lowers it further IIRC. Anyway, it's a top spec car for pocket money prices, and as I'm such an old git I won't hack off the youngsters by telling you how much I pay for a years insurance (oh, alright I will, it's £260 fully comp).

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    Wow - edugeek must be doing really well if that is pocket money to you

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