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Trying to grow up.

Postby bikemad99 » Fri Jul 28, 2023 6:22 pm

I am in the process of selling a 4.2 litre V8Jag,£395 road tax & on a good day 20mpg.And buying a 2 litre diesel Volvo V40 Cross Country, £20 road tax and around 60 to 70 mpg.Will I enjoy it as much? I`ll let you know in a week or so.

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby JamesL » Sun Jul 30, 2023 9:32 am

Well done for picking an oil burner!

A mate had one fitted with the lane assist and cruise control toys, meaning the thing will pretty much drive itself... A laugh a minute on the Gairloch / Ullapool road and potentially super exciting Down South. .. He was pleased with it though, so hopefully you'll enjoy it! J

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby dark_knight87 » Mon Jul 31, 2023 12:06 pm

I just find the whole road tax thing mad! - my R1150R is £102 per year and a V40 Volvo is just £20 - and the Goverment want us to use cars less!!!

Enjoy!

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby boxerscott » Wed Aug 02, 2023 4:20 pm

Sounds like a smart move Reg, You will find it easier to park and get in and out of without the odd involuntary fart :wink:
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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby bikemad99 » Thu Aug 03, 2023 6:43 pm

Hi Chris I hope you meant Gwen.
2000 BMW R1100s
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2012 Mazda Mx5 2.0ltr Kuro.
2004 Roller Team Granduca 171.
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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby boxerscott » Thu Aug 03, 2023 7:14 pm

bikemad99 wrote:Hi Chris I hope you meant Gwen.


:wink:

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby nab 301 » Fri Aug 18, 2023 2:42 pm

bikemad99 wrote:I am in the process of selling a 4.2 litre V8Jag,£395 road tax

Old Reg.


Sounds good to me , I think that would be approx €1800euro to tax in my part of the world... my 23 year old 1.0L costs €200 euro.
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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby herrman » Sun Aug 20, 2023 12:38 pm

I've given up on trying to grow up!! Given up the retirement thing and gone back to work, recent birthday pres from me to me-- a new Mini Cooper,did consider a new bike but haven't worn the old one out yet!!

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby ianc53 » Tue Aug 22, 2023 5:47 pm

Well done Peter. It's not really work if you're doing because you want to.
Enjoy the Mini. The Union Flag rear indicators are causing lots of bluster from the Nationalists up here :D

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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby Blackal » Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:48 pm

herrman wrote:I've given up on trying to grow up!! Given up the retirement thing and gone back to work, recent birthday pres from me to me-- a new Mini Cooper,did consider a new bike but haven't worn the old one out yet!!


I "might" have done my last contract - but it feels like retiring early? WTF is that all about??

A neighbour opined that sometimes who we are professionally - defines who we are and who we think we are, and therefore we can be loathe to give that up.

Who knows?

What I do know - is that buying a Perfect Draft Beer Machine - leads to more opinions............. :drunken:
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Re: Trying to grow up.

Postby boxerscott » Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:19 pm

Think you may have consumed too much of the freebie keg they gave you with that piece of landfill.?

Chris. :wink:
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