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  • Odd hints and tips
    I thought a thread on some hints and tips might be interesting, and hopefully other member will add to the list. I have a 2500 gallon water tank I... see more
  • Humour
    When they hear my accent I often get asked "So what bought you to America" My reply of "A damn great big aeroplane, as it was a little too far to... see more
  • Foot in Mouth Disease
    Our local high school students put together a big presentation about the damage to the environment caused by climates change, big oil and gas etc.... see more
  • Driving myths
    In general, I agree. Especially since the Consumer Rights Act 2015 often give better protection against unexpected costs. That said, when I bought... see more
  • Watches
    @Rolebama That company make some crazy pieces and I sometimes wonder if they are taking the mick? Look at this "oil pump" watch for £370,000 ... see more
  • Humour
    I'VE BEEN BANNED FROM TESCO'S Yesterday I was at my local Tesco store buying a large economy bag of My Dog dog food for my loyal pet and was in the... see more
  • Foot in Mouth Disease
    The Driving Myths thread Somehow brought this to mind: When with the AA we would have District Meetings where we always had a 'guest' speaker. On... see more
  • Driving myths
    A popular myth still going strong (n ot helped by the TV documentaries) is that it is illegal to undertake. No it isn't. That piece of... see more
  • Driving myths
    Extended warranties are worthwhile. see more
  • Watches
    Came across this from Jacobs at the price of $678,000+.... see more
  • Driving myths
    @Drivingforfun You would need a thousand drivers to take part in a double-blind test to make a scientific evaluation. One group to be given a... see more
  • Driving myths
    @Santa I wonder if you gave someone a few non-alcoholic drinks but they thought they were ordering alcohol, whether some sort of reverse placebo... see more
  • Driving myths
    This is along the same line as "Never offer first aid unless you are fully trained as you may be prosecuted for assault." It's nonsense of course,... see more
  • Driving myths
    Interesting, ​​​​​​​I've never heard of that before. I bet that would be a unique call to the insurance company. Me: The fire brigade cut my car... see more
  • Driving myths
    Oh this is interesting! A niche one I was told is, if you ever stop at the scene of a crash, never to offer the victims to sit down in your car.... see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    It's a good question. The problem arises because the more volatile parts of the petroleum mixture evaporate first and degrade the octane level,... see more
  • Driving myths
    Following a recent Community discussion, I got thinking about what myths exist around driving. This RAC article uncovers 13 motoring myths. ... see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    Just a thought but does petrol in fact deteriorate more quickly if you have a smaller amount? If you fill the tank would the deterioration have... see more
  • Old driving licence - a little red book
    You are correct to a point but the law is quite specific in that, if you are on, or have applied for the advanced mobility aspect of PIP (Personal... see more
  • Old driving licence - a little red book
    Interesting, I didn't know that. see more
  • Old driving licence - a little red book
    Speaking of being too young I read that you can learn to drive in the UK at 16 if you are disabled, in order to equalise with non-disabled 16 year... see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    If in doubt, reach out to the dealership directly. They may need to contact their head office etc, so it may not be a quick reply. As @Santa... see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    I could not find any on their website. I'll keep searching. see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    Hi Nostromo, I don't blame you for wanting to get away from the British winter! Out of curiosity, what are the recommendations from Honda? see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    I did some searching on the internet and opinions are mixed to say the least. It was pointed out that the car may have spent months being transported... see more
  • Car Hire Charges
    I once rented a car from a local branch of a major hire company. When I turned up to collect the car, they didn't have it. They took me to Heathrow,... see more
  • Old driving licence - a little red book
    My 'little red book' was issued in 1967 by the LVLO in Mold, Flintshire. A few Met Police had me at Police Stations because I looked too young to... see more
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar Hybrid
    Hi all My wife and I are a retired couple and have dicided to trade-in out old Subaru Outback for a small hybrid car. After doing some on-line... see more
  • WHAT is the Biggest PROBLEM In the Car Industry?
    The biggest issue for me is that if you want a fun car and your budget is under £50,000 there are about 4 cars to choose from out of the entire... see more
  • Old driving licence - a little red book
    It was both, but the offence has now by and large been disregarded since they stopped issuing the counterpart. It is not asking to see the licence... see more