From: Raymond Keattch on 19 Jun 2008 10:29
On 19/06/2008 14:33:56, Adrian wrote:
> "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keattch(a)nowhere.com> gurgled happily, sounding much
> like they were saying:
>>> The bonnet still doesn't fit (especially against the grill), you still
>>> haven't bothered putting a R75-shape rear number plate on it, and
>>> you've still got those shite Camac teflon tyres on it.
>> One sensible thing I heared Jeremy Clarkson remark about concerned
>> cottages and certain cars. Both of them are too small and drafty, yet we
>> love them so. The Rover 75 is like that - the bonnet fit is one example,
>> but the package as a whole is very nice. I do appreciate it is a car
>> that many will hate :-)
> ...and the rear plate? Plenty of suppliers on the web/fleaBay who'll make
> 'em in the correct shape to fit the recess. Makes an _immense_ difference
> to the look of the rear of the 75.
Not event thought of doing that - I'll have a look.
>> I have been researching tyres - Continental EcoTread look good value and
>> are supposed to be quiet - got any recommendations?
> Specifically for a 75? No.
> Generally? I like Michs. For you, Energy rather than Pilot probably. Not
> that much more than other brands, and last well.
I'll have a look at these too.
Rover 75 CDTi
From: The Real Doctor on 19 Jun 2008 11:08
On 19 Jun, 13:11, Adrian <toomany2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hilarious, isn't it? I reckon Ray spends more time posting about cleaning
> his car ...
Please. Not "cleaning". It's "detailing". As in "I think I'll just
have a pee, detail my teeth and head off to bed".
> than I spend cleaning mine.
You clean a 2CV? That's a bit against the spirit of the thing, old
boy. Next you'll be saying that you use the brakes.
From: The Real Doctor on 19 Jun 2008 11:10
On 19 Jun, 14:18, "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keat...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
> Correct, the car didn't need doing, but I'm on annual leave and I enjoy
> cleaning the car. I didn't realise castles were so cheap.
If it didn;t need doing, how can you tell that this latest snake-oil
is having any effect?
From: The Real Doctor on 19 Jun 2008 11:11
On 19 Jun, 13:11, "Clive George" <cl...(a)xxxx-x.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Amusing photos. I'd get rid of the ones with the reflections of you or the
> camera in - rather spoils the effect.
Or at the very least strip off for them ...
From: Adrian on 19 Jun 2008 11:12
The Real Doctor <ubergeekian(a)googlemail.com> gurgled happily, sounding
much like they were saying:
>> Amusing photos. I'd get rid of the ones with the reflections of you or
>> the camera in - rather spoils the effect.
> Or at the very least strip off for them ...