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  1. Discuss. I remember seeing a bill for a £1000 phone once, sometime back in the mid nineties i think. It was a teeny motorola StarTac. My bosses brothers went halves on it for him for his birthday. I remember getting it lent to me one day, when i was taking his son to the hospital. It fitted nicely in a shirt pocket and weighed next to nothing unlike my Nokia 2110 at the time. Now we have the iPhone X. Hmmmmm.
  2. The Caterham Build

    What he said. Car right way up and a cup to boot, well played P.
  3. Bloodbath.... here.
  4. WiFi extension

    I tell 'ee, flawless they be.
  5. WiFi extension

    MrMe in shock Devonian reveal..
  6. The £1k mobile phone

  7. The £1k mobile phone

    Ive been sim only for a while now, got a good deal last year with EE which still suits me fine. I've not had an upgrade on a contract since pre iphone days i think. Bought my S7 Edge used (new) from ebay and it's still great to be honest. The trend (on contracts) seems to now be little or no upfront phone cost but much higher monthlies, £60+ .
  8. The new TVR Griffith

    What they said.
  9. I'm trying to work out if there's a wonderful irony to that statement and, if so, whether you even need a new one...
  10. Bizarre Story

    If 'the dancefloor is where she's at', why did she remain seated the whole time? She's managed to take every stereotypical cliche rap phrase and string them incoherently together. Twat.
  11. Cars. France versus Austria

    F50 in Kitz for me. I spazzed so hard when i saw it.
  12. Carwash Spots

    Drop a what? Chamois? Is it the 80s again?
  13. F1 2017

    That was very funny.
  14. BMW M2 'Facelift'

    Thanks for posting that, I thought mine wasnt working properly!
  15. Audi Power vs BMW

    *goes to look for aftermarket exhausts*
  16. Aaaaaaaaaaannnd it's gone. 7 years, 2 months or so and many many grin inducing miles were had and now it's the first time there hasn't been a Type-R on the drive in 12 years, 14 actually if you don't count the minor indiscretion with a certain Frenchie for 9 months. They came to pick it up driving an Integra Type-R which took me back, they both looked awesome sitting there on the drive. Oh well, life moves on and so do cars.
  17. Replacing the wife's car v1: which 5+2?

    Another vote for an S-Max. We looked at the Grand CMax as well but found it too small also. When in 7seat mode, boot is useless and whoever's in the back two seats has their heads virtually on the back window. I did like the middle fold away seat though, very clever.
  18. Bloodbath....

    So, just over a week in, here's my thoughts. Love it. I took the FD2 out last night, as a time waster came to look at it , gives a good opportunity for a back to back assessment. The Type R has the edge on feel, probably a given, but you really do know everything that's happening underneath you. I know exactly where the car is going and how much grip (lots) i have. On the flip side of that, you feel EVERYTHING, every last little bit of grit, change in surface, so jiggly and bumpy is the ride on the stock suspension. I've not yet gained the confidence in the 1er though the corners, it's just a bit 'numb' in comparison and you can't quite get a handle on what it's doing through that oh so feelsome chunky wheel. Seats are great for standard, didn't spec electric or lumbar which i was worried about but as it's only me driving, I seem to have got it just right and even with my glass back, i've yet to feel any discomfort. Driving position seems great, bolsters squeezing me in, visibility is better than the Civic with the screen closer, less dash out in front and a smaller A pillar. The gadgets and tech are a little distracting but that's coming from pretty much nothing so to suddenly have DAB, nav, bluetooth, streaming music, USB, iDrive and all that stuff is like oooh, look at all this shiny stuff with pretty pictures. The power. Oh the power. Even being all 'running it in' sensible (which the dealer said there is no need to do...) it's incredibly quick, almost shat myself the other day trying Sport+ and the paddles.Still glad I picked the auto box, first weeks commute was a dream in comparison, even like the stop/start. I'll continue to keep it reigned in until I've hit the 1000-1200 mile mark. Brakes seem good, not used them in anger yet like i would late braking in the Civic but I reckon they're more than up to the job. Still very pleased with the Bloodbath spec. Took a couple of pics whilst out and about. Pulling out the entrance to where i was and driving up the road, the exhaust was growling and crackling, sounds so good. Mperformance black grills and AutoID carbon mirror caps were fitted on day two. More mods in 24hrs than the Civic saw in 7 years.
  19. I'm sure some of you have more than one car insured. How does it work then? I have new car arriving Friday and haven't sold old one yet. Old one still needs insuring until sold, policy is with Sky and is paid. I have 9 years NCB. They also wanted stupid money to 'change' to the 140 so been trawling the price comparison sites. Admiral have come out with the best overall price like for like. So, can i just get another new policy, transfer the NCB to the new car, obviously not earn any more NCB on the old car so guess i 'lose' a year by switching now. Never encountered this situation before and, yes, may have left it a little late to sort out and ask for advice... Any advice very gratefully accepted at this point!
  20. Bloodbath....

    Thanks. And yes, coral interior, hence the Bloodbath moniker. Much better name than calling it 'Lobster spec' imo
  21. Bloodbath....

    Just been out for another 60 miles, it's ummm, a bit quick
  22. Bloodbath....

    Dexter spec
  23. Help! Shit! Car Insurance, two cars...

    Sorted. So Flux wanted circa £2k to insure the 1er. Plus, £138 to put the Honda on a temp policy. However, they only wanted £58 to remove my NCB from the Honda and keep policy as is until sold. Insured the 1er with esure for 446 inc business cover, protected NCB and legal cover. Insurance, its a ****ing minefield of pot luck/bullshit.
  24. Help! Shit! Car Insurance, two cars...

    Too right. JDM y0! Imports appreciate the more you drive them/polish them/look at their reflections in shop windows whilst laughing at the compromised suspension design on the UK equivalent.