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General Chat / Re: Pointless
« Last post by Milky on September 11, 2021, 05:32:09 pm »
The forum revival continues!  ;D


my 22 year old Pug reached 100,000 miles a few days ago and is in for it's MOT next week, will let you know if it makes it out for another year or goes to scrap...



edit: it failed big time and likely going to the scrapyard
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General Chat / Re: Pointless
« Last post by panther on September 11, 2021, 02:15:58 pm »
Love the little i10, I remember considering the original version back when the scrappage scheme was about. Classic 'can be driven on its door handles'  type car.

i3 is a great little car, it's a shame BMW reduced their future facing investment after the i3/i8. It'd still be competitive today if they upgraded the battery packs and electronics to the latest tech. Our lease is nearly up and we're umming and ahing between a Honda e (not as clever but just as cool design wise, however range might be a compromise too far) or something else (Ioniq 5, EV6, maybe a Soul EV or a Polestar).

Also tempted at some point to go for an Abarth 124 because I miss having something silly and convertible, but they command quite high prices still.

I should try and sort some pictures out of the various 'fleet' changes and attach them!
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Announcements / Re: Rennaisance
« Last post by MattW on September 11, 2021, 11:53:41 am »
yay!
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Tech Talk / Re: Moving into the 21st century
« Last post by MattW on September 11, 2021, 11:50:08 am »
You can get a decent Android tablet for not a lot - even Ludite me has one, that I use to watch TV on the plane and ignore emails on holiday

I eventually bought a Lenovo a few months ago. It's great!
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General Chat / Re: Pointless
« Last post by MattW on September 11, 2021, 11:35:03 am »
Hello everyone, no idea if this will still reach anyone but I hope you're all well and have made it through a pretty rotten year! I'm still alive, apologies for the death of this place for a period.. looks like my hosting cut the access after a particularly bad spammer attack on the place. However as the eagle eyed of you will notice I've kept paying the bills for the past 10 years 😁Just stopped paying the people at Flickr and realised there was still some trying to access this place!

Lets see.. personal updates:
The 306 went to the crusher in the sky.. It was replaced by a 325ti which I sold far too cheap now I realise after having a lot of fun with it at uni. The Quantum 2+2 kit car I had for a bit got sold to a chap from Czechia who successfully drove it all the way home! I had a 123d (remapped to god knows what 'stage') for a few years which was rapid but not as much fun as the 325.

Graduated in 2018, bought a narrowboat which I'm now residing on in MK doing a masters part time. Currently drive an i3 Rex + an antique Honda Insight (second gen.. total shitbox) which I got cheap off the company.

Great update!  :) And thanks for your recent PM. I'm not a big BMW fan but I really like the i3 and i8.

I still owned my 2003 Almera 2.2 dCi up until June of this year. Owned it for 10.5 years! I very nearly replaced it with a 2015 Honda Jazz 1.3 in metallic brown (!) but someone beat me to it.

Instead I bought a black 2018 Hyundai i10 1.2 SE with 32,000 miles. I love it! I seem to gel with it a lot more than I did with the Nissan. Only criticism is the lack of performance that I was used to.

My new car: 2018 Hyundai i10 1.2 SE (1) by Matt W, on Flickr

I've sinced removed the wheel trims (fronts were a bit road rashed anyway):

My 2018 Hyundai 1.2 SE by Matt W, on Flickr
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General Chat / Re: Pointless
« Last post by panther on September 09, 2021, 04:56:24 pm »
Hello everyone, no idea if this will still reach anyone but I hope you're all well and have made it through a pretty rotten year! I'm still alive, apologies for the death of this place for a period.. looks like my hosting cut the access after a particularly bad spammer attack on the place. However as the eagle eyed of you will notice I've kept paying the bills for the past 10 years 😁Just stopped paying the people at Flickr and realised there was still some trying to access this place!

Lets see.. personal updates:
The 306 went to the crusher in the sky.. It was replaced by a 325ti which I sold far too cheap now I realise after having a lot of fun with it at uni. The Quantum 2+2 kit car I had for a bit got sold to a chap from Czechia who successfully drove it all the way home! I had a 123d (remapped to god knows what 'stage') for a few years which was rapid but not as much fun as the 325.

Graduated in 2018, bought a narrowboat which I'm now residing on in MK doing a masters part time. Currently drive an i3 Rex + an antique Honda Insight (second gen.. total shitbox) which I got cheap off the company.


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Announcements / Re: Rennaisance
« Last post by panther on September 09, 2021, 04:45:48 pm »
😁I'm glad you're both still about, I only checked on here after looking at my Flickr account and finding the messages!
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Announcements / Brief revival and update
« Last post by panther on September 09, 2021, 04:36:05 pm »
Hello to anyone still checking in here!

I've briefly revived this old forum and applied some security updates so that hopefully it behaves itself. There's an alarming amount of spam memberships and posts that have built up over the past few years which I'm trying to purge..

If you're experiencing issues accessing the site and would like to access it you can contact me at admin@motorbanter.co.uk -

Thanks,
Alan
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General Chat / Re: Pointless
« Last post by Not As Map on August 13, 2020, 07:07:51 am »
Been away for a family holiday - was told after 2 days we'd have to quarenteen for 14 days (ends tomorrow) which was a pain in the arse, but has made almost no difference once back

Nice to see some different scenery for a while after seeing the garden and park for 5 months - sad to see somewhere we know well struggling and as quiet as it normally is end of Oct/start of Nov in the height of the season

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General Car Chat / Re: My parents' 'executive cars
« Last post by Not As Map on August 13, 2020, 07:03:44 am »
That Granny is a great car. A family friend used to own a garage and wedding car buisness and always drove Granada Ghia coupes - they weren't new cars at the time, but were a good looking car and always seemed massive compared to the Cortina's and Escorts I grew up in
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