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The lounge / Deed(s) done
« on: March 24, 2016, 12:32:40 AM »
It's changing time again.

2014 RR Sport autobiography (white)
2014 Bentley Conti V8S

2016 RR Sport autobiography (Black - MY16.5 with the newly tweaked engine and other fine fettles)
2016 S63 AMG Coupe (white), specced to hiltus maximus

Pics follow.  RR collection 1 April; Merc on 8th.  Still got to shift the Bentley as bought Merc via web broker to get discount.  Spring is a better time to flog a soft top though so hopefully not carrying the added debt for too long!

Other Marques / Thinking ahead to March 2016
« on: October 30, 2015, 12:51:12 PM »
Yes I'm still alive :-)
Have been thoroughly enjoying the Bentley for the last 19 months. A couple of minor niggles on suspension but dealer service top notch and all sorted with zero fuss (new front struts - ouch!)
Thinking ahead to next car in March 2016.
Any comments (constructive preferably!):

Buy another GTC V8S as there's a small cosmetic upgrade model out now

Mercedes CLS E63 AMG S. Worried about back end facing forwards most of the time when driving.....

Audi RS7. Same stable just robot finished as opposed to hand finished. Some reviews say uninspiring drive though.

BMW X6M. Loved my 2 X6s.

Curveball choice - Maserati (big engined one with 4 doors can't remember name). Build quality suspect

I don't want to drop performance when I change so sub 4.5 to 60 and quick mid range needed. Prefer 4 seater. Must accommodate golf clubs AND trolley in boot not having half my wet kit poking me in the ribs when driving.


The lounge / New car
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:34:03 PM »
Treating myself to a 64 reg Nissan Navara pick up to do general hauling jobs (kids, bikes, dog etc).  Collection 1 Sept. 

Managed to convince the salesman that even though I don't own a business I should still get the 20% discount offer - result :-)

Should help keep the miles down on the Bentley (I just love driving it so much - 8k miles since March), plus in V6 guise its well equipped and can pretty much take everything you can throw at it.

Have added it to the family fleet insurance so even wifey gets to drive it LMAO!!

Other Marques / 3 days and counting
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:38:32 PM »
The Bentley has arrived at the dealership.

Iain is off over there to detail it on Friday morning; collecting around mid afternoon.
Hoping for some top down weather :-)

Should be plenty of pics on Finer Detailing's website a day or two later.

The King is dead (no not Bob Crowe) long live the King

Gallery / RRS (by request)
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:08:51 PM »

On the light side / Joke of the day (no not Sunderlland)
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:21:35 PM »
A man received the following text from his neighbour:

I am so sorry Bob.

I've been riddled with guilt and I have to confess. I have been tapping your wife, day and night when you're not around. I've not been getting any at home for months, but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't happen again.

The man, anguished and betrayed, went into his kitchen, grabbed a knife, and without a word, stabbed his wife to death.

A few moments later, a second text came in:

Damned predictive text.

I meant "wifi", not "wife".

General Discussion / I'm gonna' miss you guys <sob>
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:34:09 PM »
Wifey's RRS Autiobiog arrives a week today, so the sole surviving X in the family (apart from our son, Malcolm that is, LOL) departs with 2 new front wheels (corrosion) and 2 new rear light clusters (water ingress) all on the excellent BMW warranty.

As for me, I had a test drive down at Bentley last week, and took the plunge on what would have been their incoming demo Mulliner spec car (on production line at the moment), but which is now my replacement vehicle; save for some retrofitting betwixt now and collection date.  Drove superbly for a big car, and mammoth grunt for a piddly V8 ;-)

So I guess I can now go hang out on the VAG forums with 535dgirl?!?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Wheel corrosion
« on: January 24, 2014, 05:51:00 PM »
Looks like we are getting 2 new front wheels owing to corrosion - car is not even 2 years old. Will save me having the kerb rash repaired at trade in on 1 march though ;-)

General Discussion / anyone been near an Alfa 4C yet?
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:04:42 PM »
Name down for info and main Cheshire dealership reasonably close.  Weekend car maybe?  Query over whether would fit in though at 6' 4" tall??  Anyone had a good close look at one at all?

The lounge / Rangie testing
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:50:23 AM »
Testing the 3 litre D variants of the RR Autobiog and RRS Autobiog this weekend (replacement for wifey's 21 month old X5).  Her choice is the only thing standing in the way of my Mulliner spec and carbon ceramic brake kit.  Thus far I have sneakily managed to remove the 4.4 SDV8 from the equation; wonder if she will notice........

The lounge / i3 anyone?
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:45:47 AM »
Anyone else going for a launch weekend gander or drive in one (16/17 Nov that is)? 
I'm down for a drive on 18th as it's available for a few hours as opposed to 10 mins round the block so next tyre kicker in line can have a go.
I may be interested in a commuting car, and the novelty value of things always appeals to the schoolboy part of me.

Buy and sell / X6 E71 side steps - ally
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:21:00 PM »
I removed these from my X6 M50d after about a week of ownership (from new) as I had the performance ones added.  100 the pair, buyer collects from Stockport Cheshire area.  Pics on request via PM.

Buy and sell / Winter wheels
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:26:08 PM »
I still have black 5 spoke winter wheels and tyres with good level tread all round for sale. Cash on collection, Stockport Cheshire area.

The lounge / Grrrrravel
« on: October 04, 2013, 02:28:45 PM »
New road surface up my local bypass = cracked screen, 1800 quid FFS. Bottom.

The lounge / Infamy
« on: September 16, 2013, 08:05:46 PM »
Watch out for yours truly on Sky Sports 4 on 30 September at 6pm or 10pm. I'm the one in the trilby (with a tennis elbow strap on). I came 6th out of 145 starters so should feature or so I am informed. We were last group in (heady approach shot to 18 with 300 people and a crane camera watching!)

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