Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.
I love Old school Minis...Nice project m8! Congrats
Got this last week:
2012 Pearl black VW Polo Highline with R-line package + sunroof/nav etc.
Very nice, how can a lump of metal be so sexy.
1.6 52plate MkIV Golf
Not the most popular Golf - but nonetheless it's a comfortable ride. Apologies for the crappy phone picture.
Hopefully, this will be more reliable than my old 55 Citroen C4 - which needed about £1500 worth of parts when I sold it...
The MS paint is stong with this one^
Clean car though. Needs some real wheels on it!
Here's my car, Golf GTI 1.8T 150, only on 63,000 miles
Done a couple of things to the car since i have owned it
Adjustable coilovers all round - didnt have them fitted in the pictures
Uprated Whiteline anti rollbars
R32 Air Intake
Forge 007p Recirculating valve
Pipercross Airfilter with smoother airbox
Custom turbo back exhaust with de-cat pipe
currently saving up for some Rotiform wheels now
I used to have the VW badge on the front until some little F****R robbed it, had the badgeless grill free from a mate, going to get a original grill when i got some spare cash
Ok I don't technically drive it but it's what I'm stuck in all day
2013 Audi S5 - Supercharged 3.0L V6
Sorry for the poor quality picture.
Very nice Desert - I've not read any reviews of it yet. Should be a better drive than the last one at least!
do go on...
ive been interested in trains ever since i was young (but admittedly i dont know much about them). as luck would have it, our house is located right next to a line that takes freight in and out of a relatively large shipping yard. we are just a few miles up-track from a switching yard so the trains are traveling at low speeds as they pass (say 20-30 mph) so we get a good look as they go by. i love the sound of those beasts!
i dont understand why living near tracks has such a bad rep
my current drive......
Lol 3rd time i've seen that picture.
I HAVE A LAND ROVER!
Well, I've finally got the snot rocket!!
You git! How dare you have the next model up from me, and the newer shape...
It's Canadian Pacific Railway's track evaluation train (TEC64). It's on the go 10 months out of 12 and it tests the tracks to see if they are safe and whatnot. It uses a set of gyroscope, lasers and high speed cameras and checks for very small details (alignement, surface, gauge, rate of change, etc) as small as 1/16th of an inch I believe. We get all the data on a continous brush chart and we can test at up to 50mph. We also have a system that analyzes the joint bars of the tracks as we go. It can take a picture of a joint bar at 50mph and an algorithm somehow manages to find cracks, we just have to go through all the photos using a Logitech gamepad to determine whether or not the defect is actually there.
All of this is done in the last car (the one on the left on the photo). The second car is our sleeper car where we have a whole kitchen, a dining area with a 40" tv and a ps3 and our sleeping area with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The other car is our storage area and of course we have a locomotive.
So far on this job (in 2 months) I have been in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon (this week end) and even more to come. I was also in the canadian rockies for a few weeks, constantly surrounded by gorgeous mountains everywhere. I also got to see the Rocky Mountaineer
It was on the other side of the river and it was beautiful. I quickly realized how lucky I was when I checked the price of a ride from Calgary to Vancouver... Especially considering I get paid for taking the same route
Anyways, this is what I "drive" these days. As for real cars, I get to drive rentals every week and last week end I got to drive a 2012 Nissan Maxima and I loved it. It looks super mean and the 290hp makes it feel pretty mean too. I only wish it was manual ...
Your job sounds AWESOME. So far today I've spent the best part of 11 hours on my knees, elbow deep in a network cabinet...
Don't get me wrong though, I love my job as well. There are probably not many people who enjoy the sort of work that I do, but I really do get a lot of job satisfaction on a daily basis
Cheap, ultra-reliable and almost rust-proof.
Sir, it may not be cool, or fast, or safe, but you now have.... a car.
Good for you mate
It's not all fun though. We work crazy (and irregular) hours (always at least 12 a day, minimum) and since it's an internship (in my case) and not a regular job, I don't get to go home at all. This means I live on a train and in hotels non stop for 4 months. I also work with another student who's in the same situation as me so we see each other all day long, every day. I don't know about him but I constantly have to fight the urge to punch his face in
Add me on facebook if you want to see the photos I took on my trip so far
okay back on topic
I still drive (when I'm home anyway) my good ol' 2001 Accord. I still love this car so much I just can't wait to get back home
I'm in the small, French and a little bit fast phase at the moment (I'm 19). Upgraded from a Peugeot 106 1.1 to this, a Citroen C2 GT. Such an unbelievable difference between them, the C2 feels so much more modern and planted when driving.
Not my picture, haven't taken any of mine yet.
Congrats, as a 106 Rallye'er I approve of the choice.
If you want any tuning advice for the engine drop me a line, it's a doddle.
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