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  2. And you could buy a 6cyl Marina in Australia… God knows how that got round corners.
  3. Volvo for me. Pipe and slippers! Excellent.
  4. Thanks. It's a lot to read and I clearly skim read it!
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  6. Casino Ash is their official colour description
  7. My 29 year old cousin has one and my 22 year old nephew a Fiesta ST. Hardly pensioners.
  8. Just been to the launch of the Kia EV6. which they claim will be a game changer for electric cars. Call it £40k to £50k, which they say it is OK for towing 1.5 tons. They also claim to be installing their own network of fast charges at a hell of a rate, and to top up 200 miles from them takes less time than queueing for a coffee and obviously the cars can be charged with any other chargers. 2 or 4 wheel drive and massive torque. The four wheel drive 321 bhp and loads of torque from 0 revs looks interesting. They are claiming a range of over 300 miles (not towing I wish). My offer of putting the Alicanto Estoril on the back and seeing how it did in the real world was not taken up. It has a lovely big boot for all the kit, bigger than the Sportage. So much tech It'll take you all night to read up on it, including 'intelligent head up display and even doors that will not allow you to open them into the path of moving vehicles, cyclists etc. See Kia web site, which is still light on technical details but I am assured they will be up soon. As solo car I'll be interested to see how it performs, certainly the Electric Nero was impressive.
  9. At the risk of dragging the thread off the rails, Ford in SA and Aus turned out some very nice family saloons with engines much larger than anything we got. Perana Capri & Granada with the American 5 litre V8, 3 litre mk5 Cortina in normal family trim and the XR6 which was a more sporty version, Sierra XR8 (Ford V8 again) etc, etc….,
  10. I wonder if they have started to fit Thule racks as they seem to have gone that way with the wind out canopies? Glad you found the instructions useful. David
  11. My mistake 12kph which = 8 mph. Because 8 mph on the road is far too slow and restricts normal traffic and if someone isn't aware, they may forget to reduce their speed on the pavement. I KNOW they are allowed to use roads and pavements but there are plenty of opportunities for those rules to be broken and problems to occur.
  12. The number you've entered has errors in it. The first character isn't 5 it's S and together the S and the G indicate the caravan was built in the UK. The third character indicates the make. The 10th character - V indicates that the van was built in 1997. You won't find a manual for the Mayfair because that was a name used by a dealer as a special edition. Look for a manual covering the Dart range. There's one for listed for 1999.
  13. It only has one plate on the chassis shows 1000kg. This can be changed to one that shows 1300kg. I bought it in Belgium last yr. The dealer said I could have an upgrade to 1100kg or 1300kg at extra cost but I did not need it.
  14. A Focus RS is hardly a young man’s car. It’s only old blokes who can afford the insurance.
  15. The QR codes on the app pass only last for a month but don’t really matter as the QR codes do not scan onto French system. We only have one smartphone between us as wife don’t do tech so I have done us separate logins for NHS app so I can access both vac passes from the same phone. For convenience I have saved both passes to files on phone so they can be quickly shown one after the other. If you want current QR codes you can repeat the process as required.
  16. NCC and AWS are in essence the same, as in the AWS is owned by the NCC, Caravan and Motorhome Club and Camping caravan club. Manufacturers quote NCC but they actually mean AWS, so could be said to be who to look at.
  17. My only Fords have been the epitome of reliability - Sierra XR4x4, Mondeo ST24. Both were great cars.
  18. Class 3 mobility scooters are limited to 8mph on the road. They are limited to 4mph on the pavement as are Class 2. Class 2 scooters should use the pavement if there is one. Sometimes there is a problem with access. Also sometimes the pavement is obstructed forcing them onto the road. Why do you find it worrying?
  19. My previous tug was an Audi S4 Avant. Lovely car but an absolute dipsomaniac especially when towing. Current Cayenne Diesel S is not only more powerful and capable of towing much greater weights but is also much more frugal. I maintain that currently one still cannot beat diesel for the best compromise of performance/towing capacity/economy. I intend to keep my Cayenne for a considerable time because better alternatives seem a way off although technology advances quickly so who knows?
  20. I've learned from hard experience, one of the most lethal things on the road is a Range Rover driven by a yummy mummy entering a roundabout.
  21. Thanks for your help, The issue is wiring diagrams, there are various bits of equipment not receiving power for some reason. Looking for hidden switches or fuses.
  22. Whilst that option most likely will not be available at dealers premises, any decent Approved Workshop Mobile engineer should have such pricing in existence, particularly for vans out of warranty. Unfortunately vans still within warranty period must have servicing as demanded by the makers.
  23. I’m not the one screeching hysterically ‘make it go away! It’s a rubbish idea’. Which seems to be the sum total of responses here. Top tip? Don’t like a gadget, just ignore it.
  24. Petrol turbo Dacia duster 2019 Tce 150 2 wheel drive
  25. I’ve had a few but not recently. Volvo 940, Mercedes 190E and Vauxhall Omega are three that I remember. All were fine tow cars towing a caravan and various trailers. I only switched to diesel for better economy, not better towing performance.
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