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by CHR15E
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Not sure i could tolerate a car that "nannies" me all the time! That Lane Assist would be incredibly annoying round here, very often you have to drive very close to the white line or even over it to avoid potholes. As for the Insignia, i don't think i've known a car that is so universally disliked ...
by CHR15E
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

All of those answers Chris! :P I know the car is new so you won't be doing the oil changes etc, was just curious to know if it still had a sump plug. I'll have a look when the weather picks up. I've tried the Insignia - it's horrible. Almost everything about it was annoying - poor visibility, terri...
by CHR15E
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Was the Insignia estate not on your radar when you looked Chris? Think that would be heavy enough - also think i might already know the answer too! :P :lol: Agreed, the Highway Code needs a serious revamp, surprised at the lack of running in period though. Does it even have a sump plug to change th...
by CHR15E
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Nothing like that these days. No running in period as such anymore I was told, just don't be too stupid with it was the advice at the dealer. I get what you're saying. I was just making the point that times have changed and a lot of things haven't moved with it. Good or bad. We're not looking to cha...
by CHR15E
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Circa 1400KG, there is a theory still held by some that 85% of the cars kerb weight shouldn't be exceeded. So this is about bang on for that. Though they then say with more experience you can go as high as 100%. When you think about it though the car will almost always be heavier than that. Certainl...
by CHR15E
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Not a bad idea once I've tested it. The way the world is now people are moving to larger and larger caravans and a lot of them use 4x4/SUV type vehicles. The days of the humble estate being used are very much over for most. Personally, as we are only using the van 3 or 4 times a year having a car al...
by CHR15E
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

Extra parking sensor now fitted. :) £425 all in, £140 of that is the vehicle specific wiring loom to switch off the parking sensors when towing and other bits. Now to test it and see how the car copes with the caravan on the back. https://i.postimg.cc/sGpQHjYr/49400875-232695414300171-41625363001649...
by CHR15E
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: Stickers Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Stickers Wanted

That will mean Kate hasn't seen it. According to the forum software is shows Kate's last activity as Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 am. So it seems unlikely you'll see a quick response. The only other thing I can suggest is if you go onto her profile it should allow you to email her. That might be worth a tr...
by CHR15E
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 48
Views: 1416

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Definitely - tbh, I'd be happier pumping another £XXX into it than throwing away the £MORE that I've currently got in it. Worst (and I do mean worse) case is that I end up finding a new engine (or maybe even contact James about the 'spare' he bought months ago?) but that will only be necessary if s...
by CHR15E
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 48
Views: 1416

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

That's a bugger.

Definitely fixing it and not considering moving on?
by CHR15E
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Amusing read
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Amusing read

Perfect for me. :D

Our new Astra is all black/grey aside the roof lining.


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by CHR15E
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Astra

So far we're very happy with it. Only had it since Thursday though.

It does have safety bits in it but so far nothing's been a problem.

The boss said no to an Insignia as they're a lot larger. This Astra is only 4" shorter than the Mondeo I had which I think is mad.
by CHR15E
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Astra
Replies: 18
Views: 638

New Astra

We've been looking for months and ended up ordering a new one as we couldn't find one used with the right options in it. It's a 1.6 turbo petrol which is the largest engine available these days. It's a Nav version and we had a few extras added to our taste. https://i.postimg.cc/gncXkBnD/IMG-20190105...
by CHR15E
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Amusing read
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Amusing read

scoobyh123 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
How would a car with black seats, dash and door cards but charcoal carpets, door card inserts and headlining grab you Chris?
Something like this? :D

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by CHR15E
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Amusing read
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Amusing read

neo wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Those interiors in Chris favourite colour as well lol 😎.
Austin all aggro.
Yep, definitely not for me. :D

While not all new(er) cars are better I'm glad things have mostly improved IMO.