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About patently

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    The nearest gravel trap, usually :-/
  • Biography
    Officially declared a smart arse by Tipex:
    http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/topic/141938-apple-watch-launch/?p=1774960

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    Caterham Bodyshop
  • Interests
    Driving round and round in circles, interrupted only by the occasional flag and/or tyre wall.
  • Occupation
    Patent Attorney
  • Car Make
    yes, I did.
  • extra_3
    Porsche 911 (996) C4S Cab, Caterham 7, LR Discovery

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  1. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Still working on it! Have been insanely busy and the Defender has been playing me around, it needs a little more work to get it running just-so. Am also veering towards an F10 M5 after my family all looked at me in utter horror at the prospect of me getting a Mercedes. Master P suggested he might not get in and that I was nothing like old enough...
  2. Hi, it's me. Long time no post and all that. Sorry, been busy. Anyway, anyone remember a few years back when I asked if I was mad to think about getting a used Cayenne GTS? You know, the thread where I ended up getting a brand new one, after applying ridiculous levels of man maths? Well, the GTS has been absolutely lovely, but I've just had a rather tempting offer for it, coincidentally just after buying a rather special Defender. So my mind is saying that the Defender can take over the 4x4 and towing duties of the Cayenne and I can slot a nice road car in its place. But what to get? Now, I tested an E63 AMG some years ago, and liked everything about it apart from the price and a lingering suspicion that it would depreciate like a brick. So obviously the same logic now says to buy one that has depreciated. Early ones are £15k at independent dealers and from about £30k at main dealers. Anyone have an in-depth knowledge of the E-class AMG cars that they would liek to illuminate me with? Any particular model years/options etc to go for or avoid? And don't all just say "why not get a new one, the interior is much nicer". That's not happening. No. Definitely not. Not this time. I know, I know, this time is different. (£11k, V8, over 500hp ) Or any other suggestions? An M5 is tempting but I hear horror stories of used E60s, E39 seems to be classics now and priced accordingly, and F10s are a bit on the expensive side?
  3. RS3 - Saloon!

    8 series was always a "wow" car. That's... normal looking
  4. GLC 63S

    Most, maybe, but not all Fun, isn't it
  5. Post a pic of your car

    Not all of us. Yet
  6. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I'm. Saying. Nothing. At. All.
  7. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I'd rather you looked at my 911, tbh? My sills are fine.
  8. Dangerous my arse. I should send them a few of my race videos.
  9. GLC 63S

    Nice. Like the interior, much better than the old model...
  10. 2006 987 Boxster 2.7

    It niggles me that the 911 is FPA, not FAP
  11. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    How did you know that's where they go on the cabrio... oh
  12. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I wouldn't know.... (do you really think they'd give receipts?)
  13. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I should probably clarify that he is referring to a restaurant. Which is actually an Indian restaurant. Not a knocking shop. That's about 200 yards up the road, on the left, just behind the roundabout.
  14. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    Be a good chap and nip down here to show me. Ta