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  1. Although I don't know Greg I'm very sad to hear this. I've been in the situation myself, just over 3 years ago my then girlfriend suffered a brain haemorrhage. I came home after work and found her collapsed, fortunately it hadn't long happened, The emergency services were on the case quickly and after a CT scan at the local hospital confirming what had happened she was transferred to a specialist neuro unit within hours. I really cannot praise the staff at the neuro unit highly enough, it was a very scary time for all involved but after possibly the longest month of our lives - she had to have the aneurism clipped, which involved a crainiotomy - she was released and has since made a full recovery. So although it feels like the end of the world at the time, it's not necessarily the case. I truly hope Greg and Alison have a similarly successful outcome. And I refer to her as my then girlfriend, because that little incident made me get off my backside and put a ring on her finger, and for the last 2-1/2 years I've been referring to her as my "wife". Clouds and silver linings and all that. Cheers, Plug
  2. Firstly, yuletide felicitations to all - hope you are having a wonderful Christmas! I am looking to downsize the fleet of cars - I've got 4 at the moment and it's all getting a bit silly. Unfortunately, this means that the Scooby is in the firing line. I'm off to go and look at another car on Monday with a view to part-exing the Scoob, and wondered what you all think it's worth? The online price guides seem to vary wildly, but it's an older car and more difficult to value accurately. So, the car is a silver 2000/W classic estate, only 63K on the clock, completely standard. Factory options include 6 CD multichanger, air-con and full black leather. I has almost full Subaru service history (one stamp is non-Subaru). Cambelt was done at 58K beginning of 2009, as part of a service that relieved the previous owner of £1100 at Bell and Colville. I have invoices to back up most of the service stamps and the car appears to have wanted for nothing (the only way I'd buy one). It is remarkably clean for its age but it is 10 years old and has a few, very minor, blemishes. I'd welcome your thoughts.. Cheers, Plug
  3. Greetings, Citizens. Well, it's that time of year again. Sunny mornings and temperatures dipping towards zero, around here at least. Is there a better time to own a forced induction car? Taking a B-road diversion to work today, the car definitely feels as though it's been at the steroids.. all that cold dense air to shove into the combustion chamber! Free horsepower.. the best kind! Cheers, Plug
  4. I take it by F1's you mean GSD-3's? I'm at the point of needing some new tyres on the Scoob in the next couple of months, unfortunately they don't make GSD-3's in 205/50 16 any more (I'm on standard rims). Rats. I was faced with a similar situation back in the year with my Fiat Barchetta and put T1-Rs on the front. They've worked out great, similar tread pattern to the F1's, bags and bags of grip, feel a bit softer overall so probably won't last quite as long but they were a bit cheaper than the Goodyears so it probably all evens out in the end. £72 quid a corner sounds about right for the Toyos.. Cheers, Plug
  5. Hello and welcome from me too. Good looking Scooby you have there, red+anthracite looks nice! Cheers, Plug
  6. Congratulations, good work fella! Cheers, Plug
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    This lot : Mustang wedding have a 2007 Roush, if that's any good. Although the '67 Eleanor would be my choice.. Cheers, Plug
  8. Well I will play devil's advocate here and recommend Sony. I must admit that the main reason I took this route is that I had collected various Minolta bits from my 35mm days and Sony bought into the DSLR market by buying the then Konica Minolta brand. Hence I can still use my old lenses.. But there are other reasons to recommend, principally that image stabilisation is done in the camera body on the Sony range as opposed to the lens, so extra glass can be sourced without paying through the nose. I bought a 35-200mm Minolta Xi powerzoom lens from eBay (which translates to 50-300mm equivalent on the A100) for £100. A very useful lens, just try finding a Canon or Nikon equivalent for that kind of money. Just my £0.02, I know that camera choice is a very personal thing and there are many Canon and Nikon fans out there. But I like to think outside the box.. and I don't make my living from photography, it's just an interest! Cheers, Plug
  9. Pretty much the same as my old one.. Silver rather than blue, and this one's got leather but that's about it. UK supplied and unmodified, the only way I buy 'em.. Now on 63K at 10 years old.. Cheers, Plug
  10. What ho newbie.. welcome aboard! Cheers, Plug
  11. Nice. Perhaps if I got the Sherman tank one it would discourage my selfish tw*t neighbours from blocking my garage.. Cheers, Plug
  12. Greetings, citizen. Another name from the past back to haunt us.. 'ello! I remember when I deserted, you gave me 8 months before I'd be back in a Scooby.. well, it actually took 3 and a half years, but here I am again.. Cheers, Plug
  13. I had an AMG Mercedes a couple of years back and got rear-ended at a roundabout. Nothing serious, just a bumper off and repaint job, into the dealership overnight and a courtesy car offered. When the insurance company rang me up and asked what I needed as a courtesy car, I said I didn't care but wanted an automatic as that was what I was used to driving.. on the grounds that auto rental cars were normally larger. They sent me a Vauxhall Corsa semi-automatic thing, possibly the most awful car I've ever driven. I wish I'd just asked for a manual.. Cheers, Plug
  14. TBH, they'l probably go on the size of car and send you a Focus. If you're lucky it'll be an RS, but don't bank on it. Courtesy cars are supposed to be a means of keeping you on the road whilst your car in being repaired, not a chance to hoon around in someone else's fast car for a couple of days. Dull but true.. Cheers, Plug
  15. That's awesome, it makes my little helicopter that I fly round the living room look as puny as it is.. Cheers, Plug
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