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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Welly » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:59 am

Great progress update thanks, can I borrow a piece of firewood please? :lol:

I've not seen a sand sub-base like that before, interesting the different methods used around the world; proving again it doesn't have to be done a certain way.
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Re: and this week i have mostly been...

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:47 am

...getting bullied.

I mean 'little car' bullied.

I've been driving the Twingo for 2 weeks (more on this later) and the amount of road bullying I've experienced is shocking :shock: it's as if whoever comes up behind me is thinking "I must get past this car" and it escalates from there. Err, hello, I'm doing the same speed as the car in front of ME, WTF do you expect me to do?

Really, really odd.

In Volvo news I've had 2 x Front Wishbones fitted (again) which is all good....went to get it tracked at my favourite tracking emporium and one of the track rod ends won't budge and the nut on the end of the steering rod mushed up (or they mushed it up whatevs) so no tracking for me :( .

Dispatched from there I ordered a new 'nut' from the volvo dealer for the steering rod end whilst my friendly garage order a track rod end (£15.00). The single nut was £5.00 from Volvo inc postage....it turned up and was wrong, I got sent a ball joint nut, great.

I then managed to agree with the volvo dealer the actual nut I need (£6.00) which is now winging its way to me in the post to "possibly" turn up today or "maybe" Saturday :roll: meanwhile the mechanic is screamingly busy and is trying to 'fit me in' around other jobs during week days which will mean driving the car with tyre-scrubbing tracking and maybe not getting the work done anyway, need to pin him down to a proper booking which always seems to go tits up (he's quite cheap and very competent and has a constant stream of punters) i.e. he charged me £45.00 to fit two wishbones including battling with the undertray which I'd fashioned 'special' fixings for :oops:
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Doggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:47 am

Know what you mean, I get 'old car' bullied quite a lot these days. I'd be surprised if you don't get that in the Volvo too.

Hope you get it sorted soon/painlessly.
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Post by Welly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 pm

I do get bullied along in the Volvo too, being as it's nearly 14 years old so a complete death trap in most motorists eyes.

Their bullying stops though when I poke the gas and 220 Swedish horses.....
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Post by GingerMagic » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:49 pm

Funnily enough, I had no bullying issues in my old estate - and if someone was trying to prove themselves I simply put them in their place ( normally behind me.... )
However, since I now drive the Coupé - it seems a target for eejits on the road, and people parking really close to me.. :evil:
Is it because it's an older car?
Is it because it's a sporty looking car?
Is it because people don't give a monkeys nowadays?
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:19 pm

I'm sure it's to do with being judgemental and prejudice.

I'm not sure what people think of 406 coupe's nowadays? perhaps the Ford Capri of the 2000''s?

Renner Twingo = incompetent driver aboard.

Volvo S40 = I think it almost shrugs off its 'giffer' status but seems to be falling into the hands of savvy Asian buyers; kinda the 'Toyota Carina' of the 2010's...

Citroen C4 = skint and didn't know what else to buy/don't really care.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by trufflehunt » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 pm

No one ever bullied me in my dark green 406.
It always did have some 'battlescars', but whenever I'd drive down the 1.5 car width
rural rat-runs in my area, almost everyone would dive for the passing places.
The car looked a bit mean, so I guess that must have had something to do with it.

It's been a different story when I've taken the rolling project MX5 down the same roads.
Nobody ever gives way. I think it must be the 'hairdressers car' effect.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by steve_earwig » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:50 pm

I don't get bullied too much in the hairdressermobile, of course there are the usual "out of my way, can't you see my superior German car" cooking the back of my head with their illegal headlamps but often I get a lorry coming up 2m behind me in the slow lane (wife and fuel consumption issues) flashing their lights and blasting their horns. They realise they can overtake eventually :roll: One thing that did surprise me the other day, when I was taking my bro to the airport, was when I flashed a lorry to tell him his trailer was clear, he actually said thankyou. That's the first time in 14 years, I'd almost given up bothering.
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