snez22

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  1. that is why i braked, because i looked down, then looked up then thought "i don't fancy driving into that fiat, even though one extra off the streets won't do any harm". i braked. i didn't really know i was doing 135 until i looked.


  2. it's true i was stoopid, that is why my original post didn't explain anything in detail. i was just being honest. people asked for my account and i gave it.

    i forgot to add that i had been to the pub earlier and had 5 pints of stella. i was also texting my bird at the time and my wiper blades were worn. still the clio couldn't keep up. oh, one of my wheels was a space saver.


  3. well it was down a straight dual carriageway that my grandad left me, it has no speed limits but other cars are allowed to use it too once in a while.

    anyways, this knobcheese comes flying up behind me as i'm coming off a roundabout, he's tailgating like crazy so i pull over and plant it. he stays about a car length behind me in the outside lane up to 100, after 100 i start pulling away easily, get to 125 odd and feel i've made my point so i brake and let him past. i forgot to add that it is pouring down with rain and the road is about to dip and bend. there were no other cars there (i wouldn't have raced otherwise). the eejit keeps razzing it, probably upset that an unbadged cornflower blue A3 gave him a run. haha.

    bet he's down his dealers today wondering if there is anything wrong with his car while he's getting his "trim" fixed.


  4. the official audi warranty is much better than the normal ones. a renawal does cost 600quid mind you. best thing to do is if you get a car from the dealer then extend the warranty through them as part of your deal, they may let you have it at cost just to secure the sale.


  5. i have a 1998r a3 and after chipping i get around 290 to a tank but i was only getting 300 before that. mine was APR chipped and it is proper fast now. it will keep up with a new shape impreza now no probs. it's jawdroppingly fast and the chassis handles the power no problems. mines been chipped for nearly 2 years and 20k miles now and the dealers haven't found any problems with it.

    budget about 500 quid for a remap. i had mine done while it was under an audi used car warranty and i had no problems with claims. in fact if you ring listers in stratford or coventry (official audi dealer) they may even get the remap done for you. they do loads.


  6. Longer and wider than the old car, with an extra 30mm in the wheelbase, the new SLK boasts a roomier cabin and options include a new Airscarf neck-level heating system, which blasts warm air from the headrests to keep the driver warm on wintry top-down runs.

    how cool is Airscarf?


  7. my personal view is that if i'm spending more than 10k on a car, i'd want the safety of buying from a main dealer. all 3 audi dealers i've dealt with (stortford audi, listers stratford and listers coventry) have been totally great to deal with and id definately get another one from them.


  8. From a PC magazine Special

    Some of us may find that after installing Windows XP, the internet connection gets slower. A possible reason for this is the QoS (Quality of service ) installed. This service reserves 20 per cent of the bandwidth for itself, even with QoS disabled.

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    In order to remove this reserved quota, you will have to make sure you are logged on as administrator. Go to Start>Run and type 'gpedit.msc'.

    Expand the 'local computer policy'branch,the administrative templates branch, and the 'network' branch. Highlight the 'QoS Packet Scheduler' in the left window. In the right window, double-click the 'lieason for this is the QoS (Quality of service ) installed. This service reserves 20 per cent of the bandwidth for itself, even with QoS disabled.

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    Solution given:

    In order to remove this reserved quota, you will have to make sure you are logged on as administrator. Go to Start>Run and type 'gpedit.msc'.

    Expand the 'local computer policy'branch,the administrative templates branch, and the 'network' branch. Highlight the 'QoS Packet Scheduler' in the left window. In the right window, double-click the 'limit reservable bandwidth' setting. Then on the Setting tab, check 'enabled' and change the 'Bandwidth limit %' to read 0.

    You should notice an immediate boost in your internet connection speed