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  1. I would be tempted by a nice Discovery TD5. Seem to be creeping up in value recently as well.
  2. This is more of a rant than anything but after my eurostar train was cancelled last night due to French customs being on strike to get home today involved a tgv, 2 cabs and a ferry plus an overnight stay in Paris. I can't quite see how we being in or out the EU would make much difference and cause food to "rot on the docks" I can only assume politicians haven't seen the security measures and border controls we already have to go through to get people and goods in and out of the UK. Surely 3 years and the money spent compensating eurotunnel for uneseccasry new ferry routes could have gone on a new customs computer clearance system which meant there would need minimal changes on our current ports infrastructure ... Or am I over simplifying things? Not every container from outside the EU is opened. Customs are normally just a paperwork exercise and often done before the goods arrive anyway.
  3. I do quite a lot of DIY and never felt the need to buy the impact driver as normally the combi drill is up to the job. For the money you cant go wrong with the Makita LXT range. My last one lasted around 5 years and i am sure it would have lasted longer if i hadnt used it for drilling big holes in thick metal when rebuilding my miniature traction engine. I now have the a bigger one which i am sure will handle pretty much everything i will throw at it. For the sake of £40-50 its worth buying a mains power SDS drill for the tool kit, no hammer drill comes close to even cheaper SDS performance and it makes drilling holes in brick walls a very easy job.
  4. Very few pubs can rely on drink sales alone now, gone are the days its considered the norm to leave the mrs at home with the kids and drink a fair chunk of your wages down the pub every week. When certain pubs close down it is often no surprise....a lot of "good old fashioned pubs" were in the cold light of day ****holes serving poor beer. Near me all the pubs doing well are restaurant/bars with two separate areas. We have a nice selection within about 10 minute drive but all are a drive away. My new favorite pub is our village hall on a friday night, £2.50 a drink, lots of regular locals, good conversation and no closing time. We often go for a meal elsewhere and end up back there so i can have a drink as normally drive.
  5. If you passed car test before 1st Jan 1997 you will be able to drive a 7.5 tonner. I don't know any national companies that hire them but normally find the independent local firms do for self drive
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    Campers

    Just stay on sites with electric hook up
  7. Campaigning against climate change is like campaigning against inequality, it is such a broad term campaigning against it has no real meaning. Governments have this amazing ability to fool people into new policies which help reduce "climate change" when really all they are doing is moving the effects to a different time or place. The electric car/hybrid thing is a great example, all the green brigade think its a great idea but really the only reason 99% of people have one is for the tax breaks. Most people with them know its a complete scam and imo over its life i would put money on the fact my hybrid is overall more damaging than the ultra efficient diesel it replaced.
  8. kids should really know their place, allowing them to do this does nothing but feed the entitled, know-it-all view that a lot of kids have these days. I am only 28 but couldn't imagine this happening when i was at school and i certainly wouldn't let my kid go on it regardless what they were protesting about.
  9. I would agree with this in some part if she still wasn't an ISIS supporter and extremist, its quite clear from the interview she shows no remorse for what she has done and is only coming back as the ISIS Caliphate has failed.
  10. Sorry i am confused, the OP is asking about a P38 and you have sung the praises of your L322 which apart from the Range Rover badge has little relation to and the issues the OP might encounter. So you are treating them as the same beast saying he should buy the P38 because your L322 has turned out decent? The L322 although expensive to run is still generally considered a decent car, the P38 is considered a complete *** by pretty much everyone. I know of two Indy garages which wont sell them, any they get in go straight to auction or scrap and never on the forecourt.
  11. the OP is looking at a P38 different beast to your L322.
  12. electrical gremlins, P38s were plagued with them. Also air suspension make sure it does what its meant to, the bags themselves are cheap to replace but compressors can get pricey if they are worn out. I wouldnt have one personally but there are plenty about with very high mileages so the underpinnings are up to it.
  13. I dont think the shopping centres themselves kill towns but the fact they are open when the majority of working people want to go shopping. Our local town like pretty much all others shuts at 5.00-5.30. I am sure if shops in a town took the joint decision to change opening to suit 9-5 workers rather than only being open for OAPs, Shift workers and the great unwashed then the situation would be very different....maybe i am being stupid but surely to sell stuff you actually need to be open at a time convenient for your customers.
  14. If its your only car i would go for the sorento without doubt, its a much better all round car. The shogun is a great old workhorse but very old fashioned now. Unless your planning some serious off-roading the sorento will do everything you need it to with some decent tyres, i have seen them tow some heavy old trailers and caravans out of soggy steam rally fields. We had the old Sorento and now have a new Kia Rio (little buzzbox thing) honestly cant fault Kias service. The little car is only a couple years old but been completely fault free. The mrs wants a bigger car now, i am pretty sure we will end up with a Sportage or Sorento.
  15. I was concerned at the last election Corbyn might actually have won but now the country has had a chance to see what the labour party has become under him i cant believe the country would be stupid enough to actually vote them in. I dont actually think he wants the top job as if he did he would ditch Abbott regardless how much he valued or at least hid her out back and try and keep her out of the public spotlight.
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