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General Chat Thread, Winter 2010 - Brrrrrr! in General; Originally Posted by glen_j yeah not looking forward to it at all, totally agree about the south east sharing gritters ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glen_j View Post
    yeah not looking forward to it at all, totally agree about the south east sharing gritters last winter seemed to catch them all by surprise, hopefully they'll do better this time. they've said that they're prepared for it this time but i somehow doubt it
    Think they must've had a all the ones from the NW too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_nic View Post
    Already bored with having to deice my windows.
    Aaahh, the joys of driving a Mondeo with a heated front screen. By the time I've quickly whizzed over the side windows the front and back are nice and clear.

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    I had to deice my car twice this morning.

    Once at 7am, and then went inside to finish my coffee and by 7.25, it was frozen over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    So do I - our staff are complaining cos the council here has sent a letter to all HT's saying "You Will Open - any staff that dont show up will be docked a days pay!"
    Doesn't affect me tho

    I think I will be running late on any days with heavy snow. Last year woke up early, struggled my way into school just to be told "yeah only 5 people turned up, schools closed but while your here..."

    so basically everyone else gets a day off full pay and I'm stuck in work..

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    Ahh I look forward to the snow and ice, I have one huuuuge hill to go up and down....isn't gonna happen :P

    On a side note, it's below 0 here atm and the sixth form girls are still wearing what I call belts! o.0 they have huge coats and barely anything else on! how do they survive?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Aaahh, the joys of driving a Mondeo with a heated front screen. By the time I've quickly whizzed over the side windows the front and back are nice and clear.
    Its the magic Ford heated windscreen, I can't believe other cars don't have it. Jump in on a morning, hit the magic button and play with my phone for a couple of minutes, quick go of the wipers and you are off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikaso View Post
    Its the magic Ford heated windscreen, I can't believe other cars don't have it. Jump in on a morning, hit the magic button and play with my phone for a couple of minutes, quick go of the wipers and you are off!
    We used to have a Mondeo estate with that and it was brilliant! I really miss it. My Focus doesn't have it and, sadly, neither does the Volvo.

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    My wife has a Mondeo, but we no longer have the magic screen - until her bro accidentally put his windsurfing gear through it!
    Back to the de-icer and waiting for the demisters to clear the screen...
    Though she always rubs it in that her heaters work!!

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    Ken Hardman was given a £30 fixed penalty notice for leaving his engine on to warm up his car during the cold snap in the morning.
    PMSL! Ken Hardman!

    Whos his mate.... Max Power??

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    We used to have a Mondeo estate with that and it was brilliant! I really miss it. My Focus doesn't have it and, sadly, neither does the Volvo.
    My 2006 Focus does, it seems strange that Volvo, a manufacturer you would think had to deal with some REAL winter weather doesn't include it? Same with BMW etc.

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    I love it when people poor hot water on their windscreens from their kettles....will they ever learn?!!

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    I did that this morning, warm water mind, from the roof of the car, not directly on the glass.

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    i swear they're watering down the de-icer too i'm sure it used to work much better than it does now

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen_j View Post
    i swear they're watering down the de-icer too i'm sure it used to work much better than it does now
    Nonsense - due to global warming we don't get ice on our cars now - we get permafrost! The end is nigh! The polar ice caps will get... colder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyiell View Post
    Nonsense - due to global warming we don't get ice on our cars now - we get permafrost! The end is nigh! The polar ice caps will get... colder...
    Must... not... bite...



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