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Old 11-06-2014, 04:09 AM   #381 (permalink)
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I'm using up my generous 26 day annual leave - an advantage of not being in the colonies - by takling Mondays and Mondays-Tuesdays off for the next few weeks until Crimbo.

EDIT - our new American owners refuse to let me carry them, so...

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Old 11-06-2014, 04:22 AM   #382 (permalink)
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I'm using up my generous 26 day annual leave - an advantage of not being in the colonies - by takling Mondays and Mondays-Tuesdays off for the next few weeks until Crimbo.

EDIT - our new American owners refuse to let me carry them, so...
I've got to get through to april on the current holiday year (assuming i stay working there..)
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM   #383 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:42 AM   #384 (permalink)
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Nup, private sector-have moved since last on here
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:45 AM   #385 (permalink)
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Ah. Pondering a move here too, Monster open in another tab
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #387 (permalink)
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Lots of work, and more to finish everything, but wow.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:07 AM   #388 (permalink)
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Spent an extended weekend playing with a Suzuki Jimny- great fun and decent mpg for a 4x4

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Good review - the Jimny is superb for what it is, makes a LR Defender look really sad.

The 1.3 VVT (85hp) is much better on MPG apparently, and the posher ones with full dealer history hold their value really well.

Honest John (yeah I know ) has a set of plugs for the 1.3 at 76 and not a full service kit - although they don't say if this is the VVT or the original 1.3.

If and when I pursuade Mrs A we need to move out of expensive Embra to somewhere more rustic, my everyday motor will be another Aygo or a Jimny - or maybe one of each selected day by day depending on "conditions".

Shame they no longer do the LWB "Commercial" models like they did with the SJ.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #390 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback

Plug prices came off carparts4less based on reg plate-I think this one had the earlier simpler lump

It certainly seems capable as a daily if you need 4x4 but dont seek rangerover levels of comfort.

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