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Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.

  1. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    I love Old school Minis...Nice project m8! Congrats ;)
     
  2. aevitas

    aevitas New Member

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    Got this last week:

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    2012 Pearl black VW Polo Highline with R-line package + sunroof/nav etc.
     
  3. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Very nice, how can a lump of metal be so sexy.
     
  4. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    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...

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  5. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    The MS paint is stong with this one^

    Clean car though. Needs some real wheels on it!
     
  6. defined

    defined Botch-Job

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    Here's my car, Golf GTI 1.8T 150, only on 63,000 miles

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    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
    Adjustable Droplinks
    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
     
  7. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Ok I don't technically drive it but it's what I'm stuck in all day
     
  8. DesertFox

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    2013 Audi S5 - Supercharged 3.0L V6

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    Sorry for the poor quality picture.
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Very nice Desert - I've not read any reviews of it yet. Should be a better drive than the last one at least!
     
  10. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    do go on... :D

    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 :confused:
     
  11. 666painkiller

    666painkiller If only....

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    my current drive......

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  12. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Lol 3rd time i've seen that picture.

    I HAVE A LAND ROVER!
     
  13. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Well, I've finally got the snot rocket!!

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  14. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    You git! How dare you have the next model up from me, and the newer shape... :D

    Very envious! :)
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    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 :D


    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 ... :(
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    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 :thumb:
     
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  17. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Cheap, ultra-reliable and almost rust-proof.

    Sir, it may not be cool, or fast, or safe, but you now have.... a car. :rock:
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Good for you mate :thumb:

    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 :p






    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 :)
     
  19. biojellywobbles

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    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.
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    Not my picture, haven't taken any of mine yet.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Congrats, as a 106 Rallye'er I approve of the choice. :D

    If you want any tuning advice for the engine drop me a line, it's a doddle.
     

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