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  1. Seems it might not be such a foolish idea after all. Thanks for all your input.
  2. Thanks for your views gents. As always there will be differing opinions and good to see not everyone hates or loves them. It would be mainly my vehicle day to day and pile the family in it when we do 'things'. Shopping and other tasks are normally tackled by the wife's car. When we get another dog a pick-up appeals, as does when collecting hay, feed, wood etc. With regards to ride. My Sorento is a bit 'choppy' on the country roads I use everyday, the old work Ford Ranger 2006 had a smoother ride i think.
  3. I would like a Pathfinder but the ones I can afford are the same model which suffers from snapped chassis (D40??). I live in a quite rural spot and the wife has a horse so nice to have something a bit robust to tackle anything that might be required. I'm just tempted because it's priced close enough for me to buy it. Seller said he is in no rush to sell so ponder it for a while. I saw it yesterday and apart from body damage and dirty interior seems good all round. Maybe a compromise too far.
  4. Evening I have the option to buy a 2007 Hilux (3.0 manual) for cheap. It has no MOT, few battle scars, 120,000 of easy life. Looking at what is needed could be just a few hours work and a few hundred pounds to get the MOT, maybe another £1000 to get it nice. Even with this expenditure it would still be below ebay and Autotrader values. What I want to know is what they are like as a daily drive and long distances? Would it make a good all round family vehicle? I currently have a 2003 Kia Sorento has anyone had both? Is the Hilux more comfortable on the road? I'm expecting fuel economy to be broadly the same at about 30mpg. Thanks Should have said it is a double cab.
  5. I have now managed to source one. Thanks
  6. I now live near Andover, Hampshire/Wiltshire boarder if that is of any use to anyone. Still have everything, open to offers.
  7. As above anyone got a Honda Izy HRG 465 grass bag and frame laying around? Thanks
  8. Afternoon Apology for the delay in reply. It is my understanding that only septic systems that discharge into a watercourse must be changed in/by 2020. All other systems if new works e.g. increase capacity, then must be brought up to current regulation. Nothing has been flagged by our solicitor and I can see nothing that will immediately effect me. I will do some more reading to tonight, thanks for the heads up Diver One.
  9. As per the title really. Hoping to move house and the prospective new abode has a septic tank. It's in a hard water area so I'm looking into the prospect of a water softener. I currently live in a hard water area with no water softener and I am tired of scrubbing limescale off everything. The net seems to be a jumble of 'it's fine' and 'you will kill the world' if you discharge regeneration water into the septic tank system. I'm looking for answers/experiences from people who have had a septic tank system and a water softener. Was it ok? did you have problems? For reference it's an older type septic tank system 3 chambers made of brick iirc with a drainage field. Cheers Andy
  10. Developing Engineer says my job sheet. I just do what I'm told and hope no one notices I make it up as I go along mostly. Formerly in the Newsprint industry but that is dying faster than the Tory party so i got out 11 years ago.
  11. arm3000gt

    National Service

    Absolutely correct, but we are where we are. Can't pretend the issue doesn't exist. Just need a government with enough strength to do something about it.
  12. arm3000gt

    National Service

    I can see where you are coming from but when was the last time you walked or drove somewhere? Did on that journey did you note rubbish in a hedge row, a grass verge or path overgrown? There aren't enough people employed to keep up with what is required to be done.
  13. arm3000gt

    National Service

    Surely a simpler option is community service not national service. If you are not employed and have no reason not to be e.g. disability, you are required to do for example 16 hours community service per week. Litter picking, path clearing etc, in return you get your benefits. Even if each of the people in receipt of benefits collected a single piece of litter per week, it would amount to huge amount over time. That way even if you don't work, everyone still is of some benefit to society as a whole no matter how small the contribution.
  14. arm3000gt

    Loading supplies

    I have some stuff for sale if you are ever near Newbury area.
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