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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Quality.

    And what a strange pylon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8valve-craig View Post
    Quality.

    And what a strange pylon.
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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Annoys me when people don't use the handbrake too. Gah!
    They're there, in their room.

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    I quite fancy a Toyota Prius - my uncle has one and its a fascinating car lol
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    My uncle did a bit for Sitner Toyota and after going from a C63 Amg company car actually chose a Prius over a lexus ISF.

    It was pretty damn good. (although i think it was specced to over 30k)

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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Quote Originally Posted by Astra Dan View Post
    Annoys me when people don't use the handbrake too. Gah!
    I do that because of the stupid handbrake in the Merc
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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Stickers are fitted as standard by some dealers...
    I dare any of you to tell me you wouldn't let this upstanding young citizen slob on your knob like corn on the cob.

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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Quote Originally Posted by Allvaux View Post
    I do that because of the stupid handbrake in the Merc
    Foot pedal job is it? I have the same in my W124.

    Lucky it's an auto, otherwise god knows how you'd do a hill start with such a hand brake.

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    Indeed me old mucker. It's a stupid ****ing design, had a CitroŽn XM with the same type years back. That ended up being weighed in eventually.
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    Yeah but the XM had a hand operated release didn't it. Do you use your foot to release on the Merc then? Sounds stupid. But then so are no cars with the ****ing stupid electronic ones, designed for ****ing morons who don't deserve to drive.
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    I think the Merc are foot operated, only used it twice since I've had the car tbh. Was more concerned with watching the fuel computer which can dip as low as sub 13 to a personal best of 31.9mpg.
    It does go pretty well though and doesn't strain itself even when dropping down two on the tiptronic shift thing.
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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Quote Originally Posted by Allvaux View Post
    It doesn't strain itself even when dropping down two on the tiptronic shift thing.
    Neither does your clutch leg

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    On my W124 it's a foot pedal to get the parking brake on, and then a pull lever to get it off. There's no control to the release though, so a hill start with a manual box would be a challenge.

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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    See, you should never mock chaps like that. He's got a Prius. He's got a Nurburgring sticker. For all we know he could be over there several times a year and thanks to some heroic spec driving and a set of balls the size of space hoppers, he could also be out giving pansys in posh cars a serious run for their money.

    On that note, I remember leaving the access road with a VW transporter van type thing van in my mirrors, had a wee chuckle to myself and set off at pace up the hill. Checked my mirrors three corners later and the bastard was still there. Briefly. All I can remember thinking from there on in was "oooh, nice brake lights chap" as he proceeded to disappear leaving me looking like a bit of a knob.

    Then again, maybe he just ordered them on the net to make him seem a bit wild and interesting to the boys at the Morris dancing club.
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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Quote Originally Posted by Astra Dan View Post
    Yeah but the XM had a hand operated release didn't it. Do you use your foot to release on the Merc then? Sounds stupid. But then so are no cars with the ****ing stupid electronic ones, designed for ****ing morons who don't deserve to drive.
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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    I saw a better one today......

    In Slough of course.


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    Re: I pulled up behind this at the lights...

    Yep, Namibia > Slough
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