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  1. Conquistador

    Used car buying, funny tales....

    When I was 17, my older brother and I bought an old VW Golf together, ran it for a year then decided to sell it. We went to drill the mileage back a few thousand so took the dashboard apart and upon removing the final piece of dusty casing found a post-it note saying ''Oh no! Not again!''...
  2. M

    Period number plate tales

    As there seems to be considerable interest amongst members in personal number plates, I thought I'd start a thread to relate some of the stories behind the acquisition of various plates in the days before you were able to just pick up a copy of the Sunday Times or do an online search. Here's a...
  3. ringway

    Tales from typographical oceans. Recall!

    I seem to have become cack-handed when typing and I'm making errors with even basic stuff. I usually type at speed and am often multitasking, but theres no excuse for my recent errors of site instead of sight and weekness instead of weakness. Age related? Most probably. However, my worst...
  4. KwickWilly

    Tales of Woe (Updated)

    For those of you that see my original thread entitled “Tales of Woe” and would like an update, well here it is. The main problem you may recall is with the 7G gearbox and problems with the shifting. The car went back to the supplying dealer on Saturday 21st for further investigations and was...
  5. KwickWilly

    Tales of Woe

    Oh my God, what have I done! Not the first words that I thought I would ever be typing so soon after purchasing my dream car, but this is what I’m feeling after only seven weeks of ownership! I purchased my very first Mercedes (2007 SL350) towards the end of March, and from an official MB...
  6. ecossebev

    Tales from the front counter......

    As in previous jobs l have had, l wished l had kept a record of some of the stories l have heard from customers. l'm sure one day they would be a best seller. Two stories l have heard from customers this week made me glad l have some knowledge of cars. Sadly, both stories came from women and...
  7. D

    Anybody been there to tell us tales and show us pics?

    Goodwood goes racing back through the ages http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article4791886.ece
  8. D

    Who got tasered and would like to tell us their tales?

    Chief constable Richard Brunstrom in retirement U-turn farce The publicity-courting chief constable of North Wales Police - more commonly known as the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taleban for his love of speed cameras - dashed the hopes of millions today when he retracted his decision to retire...
  9. del320

    Tales from France 2007

    We’ve just returned from our annual French holiday. The old gal put another flawless 2400 miles under her wheels. With the direct ferry link from Rosyth, it’s only a 17 mile drive from my front door to the dock gates exit at Zeebrugge. We stayed near Nyons, around 30 miles southeast of...
  10. del320

    More tales from France

    We’ve just returned to bonnie Scotland from our annual sojourn to la belle France, visiting again our favourite areas around Semur-en-Auxois and also to the west of Tournus, near Cluny. The car covered just under 1700 faultless miles – thereby doubling the mileage of the previous 11 months...
  11. C240Sport97

    Berlin Tales

    I recently got a quote from MB Berlin for CLS500 with lots of options .. just for research purposes :D Apart from answering the same questions many times, what struck me most was that the German list price is roughly equivalent to the UK list price .. the difference being accounted for in...
  12. del320

    Tales from France

    Boy, you blighters fair prattle on – I go away for three weeks and come back to around 500 new posts!!! :D But I’ll struggle on… And during those three weeks we did not see a newspaper or watch telly – Bush could’ve nuked the rest of the world, for all we knew! Scottish readers will know...
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