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myglaren wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 09:38
CitroJim wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 08:45
Neil wrote: Bit of a personality test.......how do you park? where do you park?
In keeping with my OCD, as tidily and as neatly as I can ;)
Some of my neighbours could do with lessons from you. Most are OK but there is a family over the road who can make a four-car slot into a two car slot without thinking - which is the problem really.
German cars by any chance?

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The worst job of parking a car I have ever seen was a Mercedes in The Oracle Shopping Centre car park taking up THREE spaces. I mentioned it to the Centre staff, and when I returned to my vehicle the Mercedes driver was arguing over the fact they had been issued with TWO parking tickets!

I also recall a free car park where a regular driver would always park their vehicle in a straight line down the middle of TWO spaces. I assume it was because they did not want anybody parking next to their pride and joy.

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CitroJim wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 09:40
myglaren wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 09:38
CitroJim wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 08:45


In keeping with my OCD, as tidily and as neatly as I can ;)
Some of my neighbours could do with lessons from you. Most are OK but there is a family over the road who can make a four-car slot into a two car slot without thinking - which is the problem really.
German cars by any chance?
How did you guess? :)

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1 foot deep rapid flowing Ford 1 BB Leaf 0
water and electric don't mix
water and electric don't mix
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After the Picasso you are wise to err on the side of caution Neil.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 15:31
1 foot deep rapid flowing Ford 1 BB Leaf 0

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Clear evidence of the value of the C5's suspension, flick on to high and creep through, sneaky picture along the river line though, had me thinking the road was flooded until I noticed the angle of the measuring stick!! :-D

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myglaren wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 15:54
After the Picasso you are wise to err on the side of caution Neil.
In my experience it's always a good idea to err on the side of caution when confronted with floods...

Seen too much resultant damage now...

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Inspired by Zel's superb pictures of the XJS, and the Invacar....lights on I thought I would give it a go with my point and shoot.

Well, I think the best thing about this effort is that it should provide inspiration to others.....unlikely that anything you take will be worse than this. In my defence the camera was about to run out of battery so I only got one shot :-D
lights on leaf
lights on leaf
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BB Leaf Twilight Photoshoot 20/12/2020
You can in a Nissan<br />(park randomly next to a low pressure sodium<br /> street light on a grassed over former slip road <br />off the A1)
You can in a Nissan
(park randomly next to a low pressure sodium
street light on a grassed over former slip road
off the A1)
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Lovely picture Neil :cool:

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Didn't realise Citroen's version of the ex Mandrake-Mobile came in this fetching shade.
Looks good to me :-D

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Our local Cit dealer has two C-Zero's as courtesy/customer runabout cars, both that bright yellow.

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Citron lemon ? :roll:

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white exec wrote:
23 Dec 2020, 13:56
Our local Cit dealer has two C-Zero's as courtesy/customer runabout cars, both that bright yellow.
Never fancy asking to try them out Chris :?: :-D

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Funny you should ask... I got a nod from the service receptionist to do just that around a year ago (belts change on the XM), but had already turned up with backup transport for the day, so it didn't happen. Shame.

The more recent prolonged fiasco (they managed to burn out the injection relay, and took five weeks to diagnose and fix it) would have provided a long-term EV test, I guess, but the whole episode turned out quite fraught, and I was in no hurry to be in any way beholden to them. In the end, and after assistance from Madrid and France, they fixed the induced fault, and - most importantly - at no charge.

We remain on good terms, but they likely tread with caution if I appear. All the same, the acquistion of the BX has caused some interest!