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  1. Celtic Eagle

    I need some info

    Ok I don't have a diesel but I am thinking of a change due to running costs of my Golf. Now I don't know much about diesels and so what are the advantages and what are the downsides. I use a car for commuting so a lot of my driving is around town with the occasional trip up to the North east...
  2. Celtic Eagle

    Chatting to strangers about their cars

    If I see something I think is cool I will comment to the owner most people just say thanks and leave it at that. The most receptive are older enthusiasts with a classic job, still it's all about pride in your car.
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    Least manly Car.

    Ford Ka in my opinion
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    Driving too close

    I hate tailgaters I have spent a lot of time practicing the 2 second gap so I can do it at all times but the number of people who cut back in on you AAArrrrrggggggggghhhhhh it drives me mad maybe a bit paranoid having been hit in the a**e 3 times in the last 12 months. Funny enough this seems...
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    Golf Mk lll Fuel consumption

    Well guys and gals as you can see from my sig I run a Mk lll 1.8 GL and I reckon I'm getting about 32 to the gallon which to me is really scary cos it means she drinking me out of house and home and will have to go if I can't improve things. Right a bit of background, I drive for ecomomy as...
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    Thinking vs facts when it comes to driving skill.

    I'm OK when I'm concentrating but when I'm not I can be a bit ropey. Suppose we all can Itry to learn a bit more everyday.
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    What is the biggest vehicle you've ever driven.

    The big Merc sprinter with a green house in it (in bits) was the biggest. The biggest I'd like to drive regularly Hmmm not sure really probably a Landy
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    Have you named your car

    Cars are always female like ships! Yes I have named mine, one morning shortly after I bought her I got in and said "Morning Baby" so she became Baby Boo Ok I'm crazy
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    Do you talk to your car

    Why not talk to your car? Surely they are an extension of your personality in a way BTW does anyone have names for their cars? Who'll own up first?
  10. Celtic Eagle

    How many cars do you own

    2 My Golf Mk lll The Boss's Jazz 1.4 ES
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    If you had a bigger garage

    If I had a garage I could hide in it
  12. Celtic Eagle

    Man Honkers

    As HDi says banned on anything after '73 Hmmm where's that '72 Beetle I used to have :lol::lol:
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    Man Honkers

    Used to love the air horns banned now of course. The Golf is Ok the Honda bit girlie
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    Aggressive cars & drivers

    So true !!!!
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    Will the UK January VAT rise affect your plans

    Petrol will definately hurt directly.but what about all the indirect stuff goods transported by road fuel cost up therefore goods price up hence less food for same money Put that way we are all stuffed
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    Pessimistic and optimistic drivers

    I agree with Yugguy I consider myself realistic I know what my car can do and never assume I know what the other driver is doing or going to do or the capability of their car. I drive defensively so as not to put myself in a position where I am excessive risk; having said that I do not sit there...
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    Aggressive cars & drivers

    IMHO no such thing as an aggressive car it is the driver who is aggressive A car in an inanimate machine it cannot function independently of a human driver. If the driver chooses to be aggressive in their style of driving then the car simply becomes the blunt instrument of that agression.
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    Your retirement cars

    What's "retire" mean?
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    Best way to clean your engine?

    I've tried Halford engine bay cleaner which is OK but needs an old toothbrush to work the muck off with . Think I'll get some Gunk as well seems to get in the corners better for some reason.
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    What will your next car be

    Next car Late Mk 4 2l TDI Golf
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    Do you let your Wife/Husband or Girlfriend/Boyfriend drive your car(s)?

    Re: Do you let your Wife or Girlfriend drive your car(s)? Yeah we both drive each others cars, no problem We both drive OK She is on my insurance and I am on hers
  22. Celtic Eagle

    Buying and selling to friends.

    Personally I would not buy or sell with mates too risky in my opinion .
  23. Celtic Eagle

    Most pointless features in a car

    Reversing sensors on anything less than a Tuck or Bus. If you can't reverse a car without them you shouldn't be driving IMHO. More of a distraction than a help
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    Rate your driving ability

    I reckon I'm OK safe and steady rather than flash I take pride in good anticipation and road reading because it keeps me out the way of idiots. I drive every day in city traffic and the number of stupid things I see done is scary. Basically I want to get around in one piece with an undamaged car...
  25. Celtic Eagle

    Driving shoes

    Don't have a special pair of shoes for driving but will always take steel toe caps off and for preference will drive in trainers
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    The Highway code, stay up to date.

    You're right Waynne, people don't seem to have got this one yet If you say to somebody would you drive without a seat belt the answer is course not it's dangerous and illegal try that with why are you using a phone then very blank look is all you get.
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    The Highway code, stay up to date.

    I understood the law was do not use when driving i.e. don't make a call don't take a call unless on handsfree and don't send or read a text. Is the switch off and advisory part of the code or is it enshirned in law If so how could that be enforced !!!
  28. Celtic Eagle

    Advice please

    The Jazz is also a lot newer and SWMBO will go nuts LOL. Sounds like the best bet is extend the drive then. More damn money I want that for the car
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    Advice please

    I have to park my motor on the road her Jazz is in the drive! Now it's a narrow road and you have to park part on the footpath which means going up the kerb I've been reading some threads on here about tyre damage and it set me thinking. I drive slowly up on the kerb but I am now thinking this...
  30. Celtic Eagle

    Faux fur seat covers anyone

    Really???? What next Esso tiger tails hanging off the mirror? Celtic Eagle
  31. Celtic Eagle

    Carpet protection

    This is brilliant stuff guys Thanks CE
  32. Celtic Eagle

    Carpet protection

    Cheers Guys Loads of good info Many thanks Celtic Eagle
  33. Celtic Eagle

    Body kits going out of fashion

    Not a great fan of body kits always look a bit desperate to me. having said that some of the above look great but look at the start point pretty stylish to start with. They seem to be the choice of idiots near us all plastic poor paint jobs all noise and no performance. I'd much rather spend the...
  34. Celtic Eagle

    Define good and bad styling

    Big alloys on a small standard car shouts no effort no thought to me
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    Carpet protection

    Like it! but it mainly my shoes that are dirty :p Celtic Eagle
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    Carpet protection

    Ok so we get in the car shoes dirty and it gets in the carpet. Now what's the best way to keep it clean two ideas spring to mind get some decent mats and have them treated so they can just be brushed off or use clear vinyl cover mates . What does the team think? Any other ideas? Celtic Eagle
  37. Celtic Eagle

    Red white or black leather

    Red with black trim, My 1302s was American spec seats in Red Celtic eagle
  38. Celtic Eagle

    When did you last wash your car

    Last weekend due another one now Celtic Eagle
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    When did you last valet your car

    Re: When did you last wash your car Last weekend due another one now Celtic Eagle
  40. Celtic Eagle

    Hello from Rochdale

    Just a quick post to say hello to everyone. I drive a '96 Golf Mklll GL which I am restoring to it's former glory usual bits of shell work for a '96 required I'll post some pics when I get chance. Looking forward to chatting and relearning a lot of stuff I've forgot :) Cheers
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