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Just got my car back...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Tinus1959, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    ...from the garage. It had its checkup and the engineer said it can still run for a few years.
    It it a BMW 316 station and it is 13 years old. At the moment it has 385,000 kilometers on the clock. That is more than 240,000 miles or more than 9,5 times around the world.
    And it is not a diesel, it is running petrol.
    How do your cars do?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I have a BMW 318I pertrol and it has 100000 on the clock, I had to get a new head gasket not so long ago and I may need a new alternator as the battery light comes on when I put the back window heater on. I just hoping that it is a short in the earth lead and not the alternator.

    But apart from all that it still handles as if it were new (its T reg 99 plate).
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    My first car was a Ford Fiest 1.1 (X reg, 1981/1982) and that went round the clock. Next was a Rover 213 1.3 auto (B reg) that had approx 50k mile. Then I had a Daewoo Espero 1.8 petrol (P reg) that just under 150k miles on the clock before the Cam belt went. The next car was a Civic 1.4 petrol (w reg) that had approx 100k miles before it got crushed between a modeo and a lorry. My current car a Modeo 2.0 TDCi currently has just over 80k miles :)

    -ken
     
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  4. Theprof

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    My current car is a Grand Prix GT 2003 with around 94,000 Kilometers. Love that car even though it drinks a lot of gas. It's a V6 with 200HP.
     
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    I’ve got an Acura TL (Honda Accord with a package - like leather seats). It’s 8-years old and has 150,000Km. Nothing special in terms of maintenance, besides the regulars (i.e. Oil, tires, etc…).
     
  6. onoski

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    WOW! this is an eye opener as I thought people in IT are the ones driving low mileage flashy type cars:blink. Well I currently, drive a Honda Accord, 1996/97 P reg and it's 105,000miles on the clock.

    It's quite a nice drive still and body work still have the looks, went to Portsmouth with the misses last year Oct and it kept up with the Audi's:) well am a safe driver.
     
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    Nissan Micra.

    Never breaks down, does about 800 miles to the gallon... and has a top whack of about 100 downhill!

    Shiteheap - but I couldn't give a toss about cars. It works - that's all I care about.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Nope. :D Not even the 'Mericans: I've got a '99 Nissan Altima with three hubcaps, and 175,000 miles on it.
     
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    I used to have a Micra, the only truly reliable car I have ever had its just not as much fun as a beemer especially when you go sideway around a corner heeeheee :D
     
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    That reminded me of my first very car when I passed my driving test and got full licence. But in my case car was a Mazda, E reg, 1987/88 man that car never breaked actually drove it into the ground.

    There really is quality about Japanese cars:) says who? Me:)
     
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  11. OceanPacific

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    Am I the only truck driver here? I drive a Chevy Silverado 1500, standard transmission V6. I get like, maybe 19-22 MPG (petrol, or gasoline over here in the states)

    Im a road warrior (currently the only IT guy for 4 different offices all over south texas) and I have all the furnishings, radar detector, citizens band radio, the like.
     
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  12. onoski

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    Radar detector, I suppose this would be the same as saying you have a bluetooth satellite receiver:)
     
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  13. OceanPacific

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    Hmm, no, its a radar detector. Im not sure if there legal in the UK, but there legal in most states over here in the US. Its a device that picks up police radar scanners, so I will know if a police officer is in the vicinity of my truck, hopefully and ideally, before I see him; thus giving me time to slow down and a void a speeding violation.:)
     
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  14. dmarsh

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    Radar detectors do just that, they detect radar waves hitting the car from a radar emitter, they are now legal in the UK after a period where they were legal to sell but not to use.

    A bluetooth phone recieves Microwave radio waves and retransmits at a shorter wavelength (bluetooth) to an in car warning device typically, this allows for (sorta) real time traffic updates and the like.

    Theres no such thing as a bluetooth satelite receiver, you watch too much TV ! :biggrin

    For anyone thats interested I drive a 2001 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI with 100k miles...
     
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    Ive never heard of such a device as your describing with the cell phone and all. Interesting, though it sounds a bit overcomplicated. Yeah, a radar detector is as simple as it sounds. It picks up radar. Some models (like mine, and most really) will also pick up LiDar and Laser scanners as well. Its almost pointless though, because once a cop has you clocked on laser your pretty much history.
     
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  16. dmarsh

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    Its just an add on for GPS Mapping devices. The bluetooth option allows for a simple peer to peer network to be made. One common use is to update your Sat Nav database from a central database with locations of static camera sites, temporary camera sites and alerts about traffic congestion etc. Prob not as good as radar detector but if you want to be sure you can always get both ! :D
     
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    Aston Martin Vanquish V12 that's been on order for two months (given that they're hand made), received last week. Only 27 miles on the clock so far.
     
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    What did you do to get that? rob a bank :p and can I have a go for like the next year or two :tune
     
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  19. dmarsh

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    And I thought pay sucked in the game dev industry ? :blink
     
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    i don't have a car any more as i work in central london, i sold the one i had and pocketed the £4k cash. The car depreciated by 2.5k over 3 years 30k miles which isnt too bad.

    Grim
     
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