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  1. st4

    The Photography Thread

    An assortment from my three wonderful days in Chamonix. Aiguille de Chardonnett _DSC2918 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Grandes Jorasses _DSC2911 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Mont Blanc _DSC2876 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Grandes Jorasses _DSC2835 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Aiguille du Grepon _DSC2997 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
  2. I’ve got good year efficient grips and mine does it and has done it with 4mm on the tread. It’s the way the steering geometry is set and there is no way whatsoever it can be completed got rid of. Low tread, cold weather will exacerbate the characteristic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Strangely that’s why I prefer the factory navs which keep you on main routes rather than tread you down some narrow kamikaze route to save 2mins I’ll stick to main routes for as long as humanly possible. My old tom Tom would pick the shortest, most awful routes imaginable to save barely 5 mins on a four hour journey Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Photography Thread

    What can beat a sunset in the mountains? Well one where it is reflected giving you two for the price of one. Here are two from Lac du Miey (the second of the Lac D'Ayous along the GR10) which perfectly mirror the awesome view of Pic D'Midi D'Ossau _DSC4106 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr _DSC4132 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
  5. I can assure you that they’re corse and unrefined. The figures prove it. My experiences are that a golf is no better made, no better to drive, no more refined or comfortable than any other car in that segment. They’re lousy cheap cars with a hefty price tag. Strangely the 5 series F10 is a very quiet car, road noise wise. Engine is coarse but rolling refinement is deeply impressive - which the findings show. Not tried an LS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. This confirms something I’ve thought for a long time. The VW golf is an over rated, under engineered piece of crap. Look at the noisiest cars and it’s there. Personally I’m sick to death of hearing about how “complete” a car a golf is and how it provides “premium car refinement” I can assure you from driving many models of these over the years they are a totally lousy car with no appeal whatsoever. Cheaply made, noisy (in a way that a cheap car is an an expensive one isn’t) and generally an all round pile of crap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. They rely on a camera lens which I can assure you does get dirty. The reversing cam in my Gs is hopeless after a long drive in the rain. There are pluses to power steering but feel and feedback aren’t one of them, and re electric windows good but those who remember the wind down ones remember how finely you can adjust them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. As a car ages they need more repairs - some adhoc and unplanned. Newer low mileage cars tend to be more hassle free - hence they’re worth more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The LS has done a lot less miles. The 14k really appeals. I like new cars Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. They won’t be able to do a thing. It’s a nuisance but you get used to it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You get all the reliability and service with Toyota too. I’m a big Toyota fan, but I like a more high end car. The Lexus IS the right car for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Or in another way under half it’s original price with only 14k miles on the clock in four years. It’s basically new and as painless to own as a brand new one. It’s a good buy looked at it that way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. It says “Toyota” Which is no bad thing. Everyone knows a Lexus Is a posh Toyota like an Audi is a posh veedub. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I love my GS but money no object an LS500h or the LS500 they do in the states with the 3.0 twin turbo V6 I know technically an RX would have more space in it and for my line of work a car that can handle a dirt track would be perfect but...I’ve managed without an SUV for years and I just don’t like them. As tempting as an RCF or LC would be - I really do need a car with 4 doors. The LS is the pinnacle four door Lexus. As it were I’m debating buying an LS460 as the current shape LS is and will remain out of my budget for quite some time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. No. Hideous over priced tiny car with a silly little transverse mount diesel engine. Horrible. I’d save 20k and get a Hyundai or find more and get a proper car with the engine facing the correct way with a proper number of cylinders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk