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by mikeyb
Sun May 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report
Replies: 379
Views: 17060

Re: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report

Making me want a second dog this thread, our boy is 5 next month and he still doing well and pretty much as manic as ever, despite maturing and having his nuts done (waste of time and money that was and I won't get another boy done). I'm not allowed a second at the moment but when I do I think I'd ...
by mikeyb
Sat May 16, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

This sounds like a date for 2021 :D I went to Uni in Lancaster so I don’t mind a nostalgic trip up to the NW. Don’t ignore the solos, they’re good fun and a good way of meeting some of the folk from your club. There will be a huge wealth of experience to draw on, and people *love* talking about the...
by mikeyb
Fri May 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

Although being in Cumbria, there doesn't seem to be much locally! I bet there is ! You’ll have more interesting venues than down here too. Which bit of Cumbria ? Edit: https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/06/24/lake-district-classic-and-targa-rally/ Well don’t I look like a plank 😬 I only live a few m...
by mikeyb
Fri May 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

I bought a car today, I'm not sure how it happened really :lol: 2006 Mini Cooper with JCW kit, a non functional sunroof and a gearbox noise, 70k miles, 350 quid. I'm not sure if it will be the box, might be a wheel bearing as this is a late 6 speed r53 and the gearbox is pretty unburstable usually,...
by mikeyb
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 3332
Views: 55766

Re: Coronavirus

Went for an interview at the start of this month and got the job. Yesterday was the first "official" day, luckily in academia I can work from home without much hassle. Hopefully HR and tech support have me on the system. Just grateful I got the job, if I didn't it would have caused some anxiety as ...
by mikeyb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

What economy are you achieving? Was it a 530d you had previously - how does it compare? My new job involves a 130 miles/day commute for three days a week, so looking at a new car. The usual suspects are on my list (Superb, 5 series, Jag XF), but noticed the G01 7 series are pretty good value and yo...
by mikeyb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

I’m also considering a Golf TDI, BMW 320d and Audi A4 2.0TDI or, for some reason my preferred choice, a Merc CLS350 CDI Shooting Brake. No proper big barges ? I'm doing 110 miles/day and quite enjoying mine at the moment. What economy are you achieving? Was it a 530d you had previously - how does i...
by mikeyb
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Toyota GR Yaris
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Toyota GR Yaris

Are they widened arches? No, it's just an optical illusion, and definitely not related to the fact it's being homologated for the next WRC season, absolutely not. I think it's a whole new floorpan, lower roof etc, so could well be widened arches. Wider track too. From some angles it looks odd, but ...
by mikeyb
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Toyota GR Yaris
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Toyota GR Yaris

Details here: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/toyota-gr-yaris-hot-hatch-unveiled-257bhp-turbo-engine 260bhp and 4wd in a hardcore small hot hatch is an interesting proposition. The option of torsen diffs on both axles is intriguing. No mention of official pricing in the UK (I think price...
by mikeyb
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

Coaster1 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:26 pm
JonMad wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:00 pm
8-) Loving the use your giving your GT3. Full respect.
Cheers Jon, yeah all those years I wasn’t dreaming about ‘polishing’ my dream car! :)
8-)
by mikeyb
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 plans for your cars
Replies: 85
Views: 2054

Re: 2020 plans for your cars

Marv wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:59 pm
968 - gearbox has started making a very slight whining noise, may try some different gearbox oil...iirc there's a particular brand which is good for getting rid of noises? Anyway, otherwise the 968 is all good.

Royal Purple is worth a try - cured a gearbox whine on the Monaro.
by mikeyb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

The other thing worth adding for anyone looking for new tyres is that the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport are fricking awesome and are especially so in the wet. On the run from Selkirk to Moffat yesterday they really took some abuse and behaved beautifully. They feel superb up to and beyond the limit ...
by mikeyb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

The other thing worth adding for anyone looking for new tyres is that the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport are fricking awesome and are especially so in the wet. On the run from Selkirk to Moffat yesterday they really took some abuse and behaved beautifully. They feel superb up to and beyond the limit ...
by mikeyb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Karting in the Rain
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Karting in the Rain

It’s not a bad place is it Matt Lad that runs it, Tom, has a monstrous M240i - very quick! Yeah, spotted the 240i - or my newphew did. There's what looks like a garage/workshop behind the track so figured it was one of theirs! Yep, he has a workshop that does BMW under his name He does/did a bit of...
by mikeyb
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

The M2 has just had it's first proper service at 14k miles. Nothing to report other than a rear light cluster replaced under warranty. I haven't even put tyres on it yet. I like everything about it. It always feels like an event driving it as did my 996 but far more practical and therefore usable. ...
by mikeyb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8290
Views: 301779

Re: Your fleet running reports

Coaster1 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:27 pm
IanF wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Or a Ford Fiesta?
Matty said ‘configuration I've not owned before’ so RR with 3 cylinder?
Twingo?
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Tesla experiences

Jimmy Choo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:51 pm
mikeyb wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm
GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;)
It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol:
Depends how badly they're earthed.
True. Although the latter is a little short-lived.
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Tesla experiences

Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;) It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol: Reminds me, what the hell is Porsche’s Electric Sport Sound on the Taycan!? I’m not sure a louder electric sound will be any better... It is an odd decision. Will we learn to love the sound of...
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Tesla experiences

GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;)
It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol:
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Tesla experiences

It's definitely worth looking into as you can claim 100% first year allowances on a new one. It has to be bought new and not leased. As an example (for anyone looking - not just Jobbo), a new Model 3 (circa £50k) will reduce your corporation tax by £9,500 (current tax rates). As you've noted above, ...