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    1. Very likely. The caravan looks to have crapped...

      Very likely. The caravan looks to have crapped itself with the excitement (or the fear)
      Tim
    2. Short.

      Short.
    3. Tbh the 3.2 petrol powers the car adequately for...

      Tbh the 3.2 petrol powers the car adequately for me, albeit at a slight cost to the MPG, but you would expect that when the car weighs about the same as the moon (especially with me in it.) My wife...
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      Incompetence and inertia. But thanks once again...

      Incompetence and inertia. But thanks once again for finding the supplier. I was really impressed with their price and delivery speed.
      Tim
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      Thanks to one of our forum members I bought two...

      Thanks to one of our forum members I bought two key shells from the States, which I plan to use as transplant bodies for my existing keys. They came very quickly and were extremely cheap. So you can...
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      Something similar happened to me on a cross...

      Something similar happened to me on a cross channel ferry. Tried to start car at end of voyage, but gear level would not budge and had all sorts of error messages including level error - workshop...
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      Clearly there are cars out there with good specs,...

      Clearly there are cars out there with good specs, having been ordered by individual customers and businesses like John Lewis and the BBC. But the cars the dealers are bringing in are low spec because...
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      Good call - but then you are a man of impeccable...

      Good call - but then you are a man of impeccable taste. It does go to show that such cars are rare. I haven't seen anything like that and I've been looking. As you know, my P is one of the early...
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      I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you. You...

      I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you. You just have to go into the showrooms as you say. There aren't any around and they don't even have any of the brochures in any of the dealers near me.
      Tim
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      I think this is the blueprint. Buy an older one....

      I think this is the blueprint. Buy an older one. It's going to be a gamble but they are well built and use top quality parts so as long as you maintain it, it shouldn't give you too much trouble....
    11. Mine is older than 05 and to be honest it hasn't...

      Mine is older than 05 and to be honest it hasn't given me much trouble recently. I still enjoy getting behind the wheel and even the 3.2 version has plenty of grunt. The main problem I have is...
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      Well if they're good enough for you Stefan,...

      Well if they're good enough for you Stefan, that's good enough for me!
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      I've got Falkens on mine and they're perfectly...

      I've got Falkens on mine and they're perfectly all right. Given the state of the roads where I live, especially with half the village still waterlogged, they do the job. I got mine from Micheldever,...
    14. Battery is fine. Issue with auto dim has been...

      Battery is fine. Issue with auto dim has been around pretty much since I bought the car. Harry did a scan at the last GTG and cleared the codes but that made no difference. Dealer doesn't know why it...
    15. Yep.

      Yep.
    16. I have exactly the same issue with my mirrors....

      I have exactly the same issue with my mirrors. Posted on here but no one had a solution. Thought was it could be a low battery issue but mine is reading 14 at the moment so I don't think it's that....
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      Yes, me too. Best part of 120 quid if it's empty....

      Yes, me too. Best part of 120 quid if it's empty.
      Tim
    18. Thanks for that Ray. I have tried WD40 with some...

      Thanks for that Ray. I have tried WD40 with some success but I think it probably requires the Michael solution so I will have to get some of the dry lubricant and a mate and try that.
      Tim
    19. Stiff boot (trunk) lid

      Hello Everyone
      You need to be Vassily Alexiev to open my boot these days. Can I just use a bit of WD40 or did I see somewhere that you mustn't?
      Tim
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      It does. It's just the metal ring thing which has...

      It does. It's just the metal ring thing which has snapped off, and I have a second key in any case.
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