What does everyone drive?


bigdave

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#21
This new car is f*****g killing me! I only picked it up on Sunday and it's already guzzled £100 worth of diesel!!!! :Cry:
 
hankscorpio

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#23
I've had my car since September, and I've only put in €60 worth of petrol. Then again, I don't drive much.
 
bigdave

bigdave

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#24
Teach you to buy a Humvee
When looking at cars I discounted Impreza's and Civic type R's as too uneconomical... Truth is, a WRX gets the same economy and a TypeR is fractionally better on the go go juice.

I also found out that it doesn't like supermarket diesel!
 
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Yourdesignprinted

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#26
Just joined the forum and I thought I'd tell everyone I drive a civic type R ep3 anniversary!

Oh and it's TDI North tuned.. 247bhp with launch Control..

T shirt printing specialist based in Wolverhampton
 
bigdave

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Getting my gas guzzler remapped this weekend. Going to be putting out 245bhp with 511 ftlbs torque... and an extra 7mpg.
 
Stationery Direct

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Getting my gas guzzler remapped this weekend. Going to be putting out 245bhp with 511 ftlbs torque... and an extra 7mpg.
Be careful of going too far, I chipped my Anniversary Edition Golf GTTDi to 220bhp and literally killed the engine within 6 months :icon_biggrin:
 
bigdave

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The guy came to do the re-map this morning... his computer cant read my ECU!?. He's gone away to call the bloke who writes the maps to find out what the problem is but tbh I'm not sure I can be bothered with him anymore. I kinda expected a professional but it seems hes just a mechanic who bought a cable and a bit of software of the internet... and that worries me slightly.
 
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Yourdesignprinted

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#30
Dave what you driving?

Be careful who your getting your maps from a lot of ponies out there lol
 
bigdave

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#31
Its a 2006 407 GT. 2.7 twin turbo V6 diesel. I'm actually considering selling it on again... I love it but the economy is awful on my long slow daily commute.

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p.s. I've just spotted a typo in my post regarding expected power gains. It should have read 511 Nm torque not ftlbs.
 
stephanbanningm3

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My dad has an old VW Beetle and I drive it whenever I travel. I know it's not much to brag about but I think it is the best car for me.
 
robinsestates

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#33
Now I'm getting old and planning my mid-life crisis in great detail, I treated myself to a BMW. It's very pretty & quick too, but since buying it I have noticed there is nearly always someone in front of you doing 30mph and when there isn't there is a speed camera waiting. When I started driving in the 1980s there were loads of quiet roads to be enjoyed but now it seems every road is busy all day and at weekends. So glad I'm not field based any more. The thought of driving around all day now fills me with dread. I have decided that my beautiful 4-series is a complete waste of money! Should have paid it off the mortgage instead!
 
rm designs

rm designs

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Thanks!

Gets me noticed all the time, got stuck in a funeral precession on the first week of wrapping it. Certainly turned heads!!
 
bigdave

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#38
I've bought a new car so thought I may as well revive this thread! :D

I sold the Peugeot some time around April last year and didnt bother to replace it as our Vauxhall Vectra was good enough at the job of ferrying the kids around. Unfortunately, with 115k on the clock the 10 year old vauxhall is literally falling to bits so it has to go!! And in it's place is this:

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It's a late 2010 BMW 120i. 2.0, making 170bhp. Factory fitted extras include privacy glass, auto lights & wipers, alpine audio system upgrade & parking sensors.

:D Picking it up next Friday!
 
Stationery Direct

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#39
Nice mate, always good to treat yourself for all your hard work, enjoy.
 
Hippychick

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#40
A bicycle – I don't drive as never needed to. Best job I ever had was a 2.37 minute bike ride from my house (I timed myself once – almost got smacked wazzing across main road though) down in Bristol.

My ex was a petrolhead (& taxi service for me) and had everything – BMW, Audi (not all at the same time), Jag XJS, Toyota Celica, Triumph Spitfire and an Alfa Romeo we mashed up in Italy.

I just scoot along pedestrianised street on bike at 7am in city centre for my hobnobs now . . .
 
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