One jonesey might like...

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Re: One jonesey might like...

Post by DanKH »

Garry Russell wrote:Must be difficult to drive with the steering wheel on the passenger side 8) :lol:
It's even more difficult to steer from the drivers seat in that configuration .... *-)
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Nah.. that's one too many cylinders for a start :lol:

Call me depraved but this is the closest thing I've ever driven that has 'amused' me as much as riding a bike ;) SWMBO has already said NO so I guess the 1.4 8-valve is the closest I'll get.. and it's not even close :lol:

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Some of the early Skodas were 16 valve...including the ones in the radio *-)
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Ah.. the early ones didn't have a radio as such. It was 2 strings stretched over a cats @rse.. uncomfortable for the cat but adequate for the driver and passengers as long as you drove in the right direction ;)

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If SHMBO won't let you have one then just get a little old mini and "slip" whilst servicing it and accidentally replace the A series engine with a turbocharged Hayabusa lump... :lol:
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Flat four aircooled that sounds like a dustbin full of rattling pebbles...

....can't beat it :thumbsup:

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Garry Russell wrote:No Dan...that's right, the rest of the World is wrong :lol:

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Not wrong, Just - left :lol:
So you being on the right side is a matter of position rather than correctness.


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Garry here's an example of wrong in the US when it comes to parking on the wrong side of the street.

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Re: One jonesey might like...

Post by WhisperJet »

Cool thing, Dave - enjoy it! :thumbsup:

@ larry - being located about 6 miles from the Czech border each weekend, I can tell you that there are still plenty of these old rot boxes on the road. ;)
But yes, ŠKODA (English: "it's a pity") have come a long way. Considering the company was founded in 1895 they have a fascinating history.

I even like the badge - the "winged arrow"... see how it developed over the decades:
http://www.skoda-auto.com/en/about/trad ... /Logo.aspx

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Well.. it's back to reality with a bump.. no, more a slap in the face.. I took the vRS back this morning :( £450-odd later and with a possible further repair bill of £350 waiting around the corner if I decide to have some bushes replaced.. I'm back to changing gear myself (what a chore this actually is.. I'd never realised before) and enjoying performance one could only imagine in a dream (read nightmare) 8) Having sipped from the cup of affluence and enjoyed it, the cup of poverty is somewhat bitter and all too familiar. I wish they'd have given me a pushbike now.. at least I might have had a heart attack! :lol: Such is life ;)

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Re: One jonesey might like...

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Good sales tactics. Give a kid a sweet, and then take it away again. :)
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