eldavo69

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About eldavo69

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    I owe Milo £45
  • Birthday 09/29/1980

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  1. Why is diesel now so evil?

    Yup. But hardly ever at home. There's a Park and Ride just 5 mins round the corner from us. Used to drive there on a Wednesday with the dog and plug the car into a quick charger and walk the dog back. Then go back after dinner with the dog and pick it back up. At the weekend we'd either go into town or the Metro Centre and charge up and park for free there. Newcastle had an amazing charging infrastructure 2-3 years ago but now there are too many plug in hybrids so the charge bays are more often than not busy. When the Mrs had her weekly meetings at the practice in town she'd park over the road from the surgery and charge up there too. We very rarely charged it up at home - I can sell you a Rolec Type 2 charging box cheaply though!
  2. Why is diesel now so evil?

    We had a Leaf for 2 years. It cost nothing to run or park and was surprisingly sprightly. It was not environmentally friendly in any way and will be sat in a Landfill somewhere within the next 5 years.
  3. UK to USA £69 one-way, or £129 Return!

    Hmmmm . . . I want a custom turbo from a US supplier. The shipping and import duties will be significantly more than a return flight and won't make for the same story.
  4. M135i

    Get a switchable system. Look up electric exhaust cutout valves. Have it running through the silencer normally and then push a button a button to divert through a straight pipe hidden underneath or at the side.
  5. M135i

    330dcoupe - whereabouts in the NE are you? I may be able to recommend some very good exhaust companies.
  6. New Mustang

    Bloke down the road supplemented his beige Volvo estate with a yellow V8 Mustang. He looks like Penfold driving a banana.
  7. FREDDY in his S63 AMG

    This was it 18 months ago: https://www.carthrottle.com/post/wodmz46/ It's been Matt white with Gold wheels and accents for the Modball rally and is now back to blue over black.
  8. FREDDY in his S63 AMG

    A friend down the road has a CL63 - he was going to sell it when his Hurracan turns up but told me he can't face the horrific depreciation so will keep it and sell his i8. The sale of his i8 fell through at the last minute so he sold his boat. First world problems huh. The guy round the corner had a white R8 V10 which was then wrapped matte black - obviously nobody told him it wasn't the 90's anymore. He decided it wasn't "look at me" enough so has just got a McLaren MPC-650-GT-12-KFC-VAT-RIP (???) but in bright orange. There is also a maroon P1 holed up in a guy's garage here too - I've only seen it once - on Swiss plates I think. Someone is renting one of the biggest houses on the estate and that is part of his accoutrements!
  9. Inexpensive 40" smart tv?

    We have a woman at work who most times she calls me I let it go to answerphone. She usually asks the same question in 3 different ways before answering it and then thanking me for helping her. I then send her a text saying "no problem, let me know if you need anything else"
  10. "Homework" Laptop - any suggestions?

    Dropped into this thread as we need a homework laptop too so following with interest. If that's a general offer to all Chas then let me know - ta.
  11. MPG in my A8

    He does sound like a character from a Soho musical.
  12. Cheap flights to US East Coast

    Don't take the kids?
  13. 2017 Fitness Thread

    Garcon - sent you a messenger message
  14. LED Headlamps

    I had a friend with a narrow garage and a Lotus Elise. He used to park it with the roof off and hung a ladder across the ceiling to monkey bar in and out of the car.
  15. Cambridge Autogleam - 2011

    And we all know how slippy your driveway can be.