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golgol

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jul 2020
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    Obviously important to check there aren't any early repayment fees.

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    In my experience sales people are often as much if not more incentivised to sell a finance product with a new or nearly new car as they are for the car itself. Cash is no longer king in this scenario. I've actually got a friend who recently took a finance product as part of buying from an Audi garage and paid it off in full in month 1 as it worked out far cheaper than buying in cash.

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    Nice - looks to be in good condition. I've got an identical one except a previous owner decided to get the wheels refinished in black (not my cup of tea) and mine's done over twice the mileage. I'm using the lock-down to have a proper crack at DIY mechanics. Oil, oil filter, spark plugs all done. Discs and pads next.

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    Chronologically

    1. Audi A3 (mk1) 1.6
    2. BMW E46 316 compact
    3. Volkswagen Polo (mk4) - can't remember the engine, miserable thing
    4. Nissan 350z
    5. Range Rover L322
    6. Audi A2 1.4 TDI
    7. Audi RS4 (B7)
    8. Audi S5 (B9)
    9. Volvo V90
    10. Skoda Octavia VRS (current)
    11. Renault Clio 182 (current)

    Or in order of preference:

    1. RS4
    2. Range Rover
    3. 350z
    4. VRS (current)
    5. 182 (current)
    6. S5
    7. V90
    8. A2
    9. 3 series
    10. A3
    11. Polo
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    Not posted in this thread before but thought this might be of interest, it's raising money for NHS nurses and carers and it's a lovely thing:

    https://flaxlondon.com/product/stockton-­green-railway-jacket/

    In the interest of transparency this is my brother's company so a somewhat shameless plug. If that irks you than please feel free to move on. If you're interested do have a look.

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    Looks great.

    Assuming you got someone in to fit the flue? I'm getting quotes to get mine fitted at the moment.

    Out of interest what did it cost to get the flue and stove fitted? Did you go for 316 or 904 stainless?

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    Yep, 8 kW. Hoping it'll heat a good portion of the house.

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    You and I have had very similar weekends...

    Your squirrel looks ace. I spent Saturday refurbishing the Lion I picked up cheaply on gumtree. Really impressed with the quality.

    Are you getting someone in to fit the flue?

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    I think there are also free to use contracts available online. I used one 2-3 years ago but can't remember where it was from.

    Anecdotally - our builders fucked off half the way through the build because they had a 'disagreement' amongst themselves and split the company up. Other than hiring lawyers and taking them to court I had little opportunity for recompense despite a pretty robust contract. Cunts.

    Not bitter...

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    I’m enquiring about this which I stumbled upon in a barn near where I live. Anyone know much about these?

    It’s the ‘S’ so has the 2.5l Porsche developed engine rather than the VW van unit in the standard version. I had a poke around - looks to have remarkably little rust and mostly all there.

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