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dave1 last won the day on January 30 2016

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  1. I don't think things like tyres can be classed as "minor" things to fail on.......they are your only contact with the road and govern steering, braking, handling. I doubt that the " most failures are on French cars " would apply to the tyres, wipers,lights. Why do you spend the day before checking everything like a maniac? You should be checking your car continually really.
  2. Similar distances to facilities from where I live. I think the advantages of living in small villages outweigh the disadvantages. The Gov.UK website makes no mention of fees or medical certificates except that for minibus licence should be renewed every 3 years from age 45 and annually from age 65. Where did you get the info regarding this as I would be interested to see what exactly the requirements are.
  3. But once you are 70 the renewal every three years is currently FOC.
  4. Mine too! Far better than any of the scruffy bits of paper or bits of plastic that have replaced them.
  5. I had MK1 GS300 sport for 6 years or so and never had to top up the oil between service, same with my last GS430 which in 7 ish years never had oil topped up between services. All engines use oil (although hopefully will not burn any oil) but depending on how the car is driven and the type/quality of oil used the amount of oil consumed will vary.
  6. I loved my '96 GS300 Sport owned for 6.5 years and my GS430 owned for 7.5 years but sold 12 months ago but now my mileage is minimal I am quite happy with driving wife's car which I bought her new at the end of 2009 and which has now done 29K miles. It is a Hyundai i30. For my current driving it covers the bases. I miss the power of the GS430 for overtaking but that is about all. Lexus do not seem as good as they once were and I think they may be suffering from the "accountant syndrome" that affected BMW & Mercedes in the '90's. I expect I will get a slating for daring to express that opinion on this forum but that is my honest opinion. I think my actual car of choice currently would be the new Nissan GTR for both looks and performance.
  7. not really looked into them to be honest
  8. Just need access to ready supply of oil with RX8
  9. I would go GSF. Performance is fractionally better on RCF but the difference is minimal and driver engagement might well mitigate the difference. GSF is probably, in my opinion, worth the extra.
  10. For me to drive to visit my mother is a trip of about 300 miles each way. So from Lincolnshire to Dorset I would need to find a charging point that was available (not being used by anyone else) at least once and possibly twice each way. The fact that I might make the journey say 3 times a year is irrelevant since it would not be capable of completing the journey comfortably without recharging. Which can go 300 miles in 1 go? Also traffic and weather conditions would affect the range. Not sure also how I would recharge at my mother's home unless I had an extremely long cable to connect to her supply. There is still a lot of improvement made to the finished product.
  11. Totally agree with Mike. There are plenty of LPG Autogas outlets throughout the country. Whilst it may be slightly inconvenient for you, no doubt you will soon get into a new routine of not looking for BP outlets. Also regarding motorways, BP are not the only suppliers to these highly expensive outlets.
  12. Simple answer is to contact your insurers to discuss how your premium might be affected by any changes you are planning. They are providing cover for vehicles with certain items fitted. If you then put larger wheels on, lower or stiffen suspension add LPG etc then you are changing the characteristics of the car and the insurers have a right to know and possibly revise their rating of the car. Contact them to get an idea of any increase and factor it into your costings for modifications.
  13. The above thread may help. It would appear that they are the same.
  14. The MOT check site does have this stated on it. Some MOT test results for recently transferred personalised registrations aren’t available.
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