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antera309 last won the day on December 17 2017

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  1. cabrio now charged ... update ... 2nd update

    There's only one thing better than the whining howl of a supercharged VR6. And that's the whining howl of an supercharged VR6 with the roof down I miss my cabrio....
  2. VR Road tax ???

    Yeah, it's insane.
  3. VR Road tax ???

    The environment really doesn't have anything to do with it. Look at the bandings. When you go from 110g/km of CO2 to 120g/km of CO2, your road tax goes up by a tenner. But when you go from 180g/km to 190g/km - the SAME increment - your tax goes up by £55!! Even though the environmental impact of the two actions is EXACTLY THE SAME! Labour just use the words "green" and "environmental" to describe ANY policy that financially clobbers motorists. Anyone who voted for these con artists should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Anyone who didn't vote, when they could have voted against them, should be even more ashamed.
  4. Cabages

    Ahh, but how many of them have been "Word association game" posts?
  5. Easter weekend

    Selling the R32 Maybe buying a mk5 GTi
  6. Claudette - probably the best pair of legs I've ever seen. Bum ain't bad either!
  7. New car tax budget

    I'm seriously thinking about going LPG on my next car. LPG is taxed at less than half the rate of petrol & diesel. But eveyone knows this is only because there aren't enough people on LPG to make a big tax hike on this fuel worth the Government's time. People are put off by the the horror stories about exploding tanks (untrue), big hikes in insurance premiums for LPG-converted cars (usually untrue) and the extortionate price garages charge for the conversions (true). But if you can buy a car that has already been converted, you have nothing to lose. It won't help with the road tax, but will save you a fortune on fuel, especially if you do a big annual mileage.
  8. [poll] 5 door VR6 wheel size Poll

    Depends on what look you're after. For an ultra-low "Euro" stance, go for 16s on stretched rubber. For an "OEM plus" look go for 17s. 16's (with unstretched rubber!) are the optimum if you intend to do track days.
  9. New car tax budget

    Even my girlfriend's pig-slow 2003 1.6 Astra has gone up by 70 quid a year FFS. The only good news is for people that own performance diesels. My brother bought his mk4 GTI Anniversary PD 150 two years ago for £9500 with 40k on the clock. It's now got 70k on the clock, is two years older and he's had people offering him £11,000 for it. The budget, combined with irregular fuel taxation has turned the second-hand car market upside down. Thankfully all you people with mk3 VRs are immune. A**hole Darling has committed to only increasing VED on pre-2001 cars in line with inflation.
  10. New car tax budget

    mk4 R32s and 2.8 4Motions registered between March 2001 and March 2006 get the biggest spanking - up from £210 to £440, a 110% increase. The biggest road tax increase in history.. Second hand values of R32s dropped by £500 overnight. Thanks for that, Alistair. Much appreciated you f**king money-grabbing c*nt :@ My R32 went up for sale yesterday. :-( I love that car, but I'm not paying that bunch of w**kers that I never even voted another £440 a year just for being allowed to own it. It goes against all my principles. If anyone has a pre-2001 Golf 4Motion they want to sell, please let me know.
  11. New car tax budget

    Please sign this petition asking the PM to scrap the retroactive application of the new, higher Road tax bands to older (2001-2006) cars: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/UNFAIR-VED/ Over 2500 signatures already and it's only been up for a few hours.
  12. There seems to be alot of hate for the mk3????

    A bit unfair, if you ask me. If the mk2 was such a great package straight from the factory, why are there so few standard ones left?
  13. r32 brakes

    The R32 uses two-pot floating calipers up front and a 334mm disc. It is the same setup as on the Passat W8 and is totally different to the TT/Golf4Motion 312mm setup. The R32 calipers are much bigger.
  14. Edition 38 - What's happened

    It was a bit of a wind-up by the admins, those cheeky so-and-so's!
  15. converting auto to manual on a vr6

    It's do-able but quite tricky. The dash has to come off and the pedal box needs to be changed for a manual one. Then you have to swap the flywheel, clutch and of course the box itself. Then fit the hydraulic clutch circuit & rewire the reversing light switch.