R9UKE's French Car Blog...

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Gosh Luke, when I saw the RR and read it was a diesel I thought you'd really gone over to the dark side!!!

Pleased it's only temporary :)

And for a minute there I thought Robert had finally won out and you had an XM....
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That RR will be just as thirsty as a petrol but oh so much slower...
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Haha that would be some change of heart, Jim! Thankfully not the case, in fact it's only serving to prove that petrol and auto is the way to be :-D

HA - Robert get me into an XM? Unfortunately I don't play into his "future classic" pricing tactics and his always run on the wrong fuel. I'm waiting for a 3.0 V6 to appear on ebay while I'm on the mainland!

Yes, the RR is painfully slow, but parading through the countryside today just proved what fun these can be!
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KP wrote:That RR will be just as thirsty as a petrol but oh so much slower...
Thats the problem.
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I told you that you should have had some time in mine while here Luke, another class up from the P38 as in sure David would agree :)
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Luke hasn't that flipping Rover 800 gone yet ! #-o

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bxzx16v wrote:Luke hasn't that flipping Rover 800 gone yet ! #-o
No, I can see he's slowly and quietly abandoning the French stuff for old Rover tat... Diesel powered at that...

:lol: :lol:

He'll be getting a Metro next....
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That would be Bavarian tat at that Jim ;)
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KP wrote:That would be Bavarian tat at that Jim ;)
Truly the dark side.... :twisted:
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Hahaha yes Jim, exactly - you'll see those Renaults disappearing and being replaced by lines such as "Montego 1.8 D", "Rover 218 SD" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes Mark, it is still here. Now parked up with a solar trickle charger plugged in to it and I have no intention of touching it until anyone expresses an interest. I really wish I'd never clapped eyes on the thing, I don't even want cash for it anymore, I'd consider a swap for almost anything [-o<

KP I'm sure I'll see your Rangie at some point. My 36 hours on the mainland last time were crazier than I thought they would be.
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R9UKE wrote:Hahaha yes Jim, exactly - you'll see those Renaults disappearing and being replaced by lines such as "Montego 1.8 D", "Rover 218 SD" :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol:

Well, one thing to their credit Luke, is they were fitted with PSA XUD engines...

As was the diesel Metro. That had the TUD5 :)
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Didn't know that! I won't have my membership suspended then? :lol:

To be honest, I can see my self being sucked in by the Vanden Plas badge, I'm a sucker for leather and wood, no matter how bad the car itself is :oops:
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I'm a sucker for leather and wood...
May I suggest a Chesterfield, paired with Regency side table? Your road tax will be almost nil, and comfort is indisputably lounge-like. :P
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R9UKE wrote:Didn't know that! I won't have my membership suspended then? :lol:
No, not likely, you'll have to try MUCH harder than that. Never suspended an FCF membership yet and doubt we ever will...
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That sounds like a challenge Jim, im off to scan the local car ad's :lol:

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