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(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 6:56, archived)
Alright Grrr.
I sold my old Honda last night. Sad to see it go really. Reliable little sporty hairdressers car.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:04, archived)
get a decent price for it?
or was it a rusty turd?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:10, archived)
I got a fair price for it. They're not worth a huge amount. I'd say they're a future classic,
And they appeal to a certain sort that were in to 90s cars, but they're not particularly rare or particularly special, and the electric roof although cool, can be a liability if it throws a motor or a switch or something.
The VTEC version goes for a fair bit, but everyone loves a VTEC. It's a shame they're front wheel drive, otherwise they'd shit on an MX5
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:21, archived)
Yeah, the whole FWD thing puts me off 90s cars
the only "classics" are the BMWs and Mercs of that era, and their prices have gone through the roof accordingly.

The way things are going, I'm not sure petrol engines have much of a future.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:26, archived)
No, I agree.
And how easy it is to get seemingly good finance deals on new cars, the second hand market is a bit shit at the minute.
Thing is, t hat crx is the first ever electric folding roof, just before Mercedes put one on the SL I think.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:39, archived)
That's interesting, in the monster munch sense
I've not seen an electric cabrio roof that worked, nor most other electrical fripperies from that era (popup headlights, headlight adjusters, headlight wipers etc). It doesn't bode well for the future maintainability of modern cars, hence my tractor-repair from this week.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:51, archived)
It's not a bad design, as it's honda.
Little things like plastic gears that are easily replaced so in a jam you don't burn out a motor. But it's a novelty that I loved. You should watch a video of it in action, was like a transformer.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:56, archived)
Given the classic market relies on people maintaining their own cars
I can't see how the last twenty years of computer controlled fuel mixtures is going to last. I'm not too worried about petrol, there'll likely always be some around even if you have to go to specialist garages.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:34, archived)
even ECUs can be replaced by aftermarket stuff like megasquirt
but LCD displays, they're fucked. You'd have to have someone order brand new copies from China to original spec and that costs $$$
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:10, archived)
My mate had to scrap his GSXR 600 because of an errant multiplug and seemingly no place for it to go anywhere on the loom or ecu.
Several autosparks were stumped.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:16, archived)
Megaquirt's going to be beyond a lot of people.
I had a look into it a while ago and felt full of "fuck that".
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:21, archived)
Nah petrols are making a comeback now what with diesels being awful in cities with nox etc.
Ford are squeezing efficiency out of them now; they've built an 1100 engine that's more powerful and efficient than the 1600's they put in their previous focuses.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:51, archived)
yeah yeah, I'll believe those efficiency records when I see it
rather then "more powerful when tested on a flat surface with overpressurised tyres with 0 wind and 10 degree air temps"
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:55, archived)
It'll all be hybrids in a few years.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:15, archived)
Most petrol hybrids are bobbins.
The most efficient way seems to be a low rpm diesel generating power to an electric motor. Works well enough for ships and trains.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:17, archived)
Yeah, I did mean diesel hybrids.
Although Honda have put out a new NSX that looks the business for what it is.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:26, archived)
I read a reasonably interesting first hand account of owning an electric car recently.
There are far more charging points than any of us realise.

But the most interesting thing I found was that while everyone looks at the pitiful range and how long it takes to recharge and thinks 'fuck that', most of them will charge to about 60/70% in about 5 to 10 minutes on a charging station so the trick on a long journey is to bump it up to that regularly as you stretch your legs at services.

I don't think they're mature enough yet, and probably only any good as a second car if you're in a couple or whatever, but they're coming along

www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/4zhv94/im_a_pure_electric_car_driverowner_ama_ask_me/?st=ixu8idhp&sh=55a72e43
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:29, archived)
So a fast charge to 70% and a trickle charge after that, is it?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:31, archived)
Nah, I think it's just the way Li-on batteries behave, phones seem to do the same thing.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:32, archived)
Yeah, I reckon my next car will probably be electric.
Fingers crossed for a generous scrappage scheme, to part me from my lovely diesel van.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:36, archived)
Was it a honda accord? I bet you have loads of great stories about it

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:42, archived)
No. Yes.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
What was it?
Can't have been an S2000 as they were RWD weren't they?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:34, archived)
Civic CRX

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:44, archived)
Hairdresser one or cool boxy hatchback one?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:53, archived)
Hairdressers with the electric targa roof

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:16, archived)
D'awww
that is cute! I always liked them...
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:54, archived)
I keep fighting the urge to buy a 2nd gen prelude, they're pretty chep these days.
I don't like the look of the 1st gen, but quite fancy the spaceship dash.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:52, archived)
I want an MR2, original one that looked like a badly squashed cardboard box.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:17, archived)
A lad who grew up down the road has one of them. I do like them.
I think they basically have the front of a different front wheel drive car on the back running in reverse.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:18, archived)
Mordnung

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:32, archived)
more-dung, more like!
How fare thee, McBeef?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:43, archived)
I'm feeling rather run down tbh
The stress of the past fortnight is fucking with my sleep and I'm starting to freak out about my wedding too. The net result is that I am struggling a bit. Boo fucking hoo, woe is me etc
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:21, archived)
my stress levels have gone up too mate, so you can a bloo bloo with me all you like, I sympathise

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:25, archived)
The reality is that I have nothing to complain about really, my life is amazing
I should shut up
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
just shut up already

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:45, archived)
badaboom, badabing m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:45, archived)
it's probably all because she won't let you drink for two nights of the week

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:54, archived)
Certainly sounds like a withdrawal type situation to me.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:36, archived)
Perhaps he should taper off the day before.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:54, archived)

e i +weewee
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:57, archived)
morning Grrrmachine

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:14, archived)
morning Woodo
how's tricks?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:16, archived)
tricks as in prostitutes? they're standing on the corner.
otherwise, maybe there's hope yet. I'm working on things.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:49, archived)
Good morning girls

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:33, archived)
bit sexist m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:35, archived)
M'lady

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:42, archived)
*tips fedora*

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
Can confirm

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:45, archived)
ITT: fedora wearers

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:51, archived)
DAE neckbeards?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:52, archived)
ELI5

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:55, archived)
/r/clopclop ---->

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:06, archived)
/r/cospenis

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:08, archived)
I've been studying the blade

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:52, archived)
Sweet

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:15, archived)
Morning.
Today's water-cooler discussion in the office is Bullying at School. Post your best bullying anecdotes here.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:38, archived)
I was bullied a lot at school
To be honest, I deserved it for growing long hair at a school with three cricket pitches and an ex-PM as alumni
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
I'd have bullied you to the brink of suicide if I'd have been at school with you m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:47, archived)

never ran with a clique, I'm a posse kamikaze, strapping a motherfucking bomb across me
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:53, archived)
I'd just pull up my Cradle of Filth hoodie and ignore you m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:00, archived)
It's very hard to ignore a bogwash m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:01, archived)
It was always fun watching someone get put in a bin.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:04, archived)
Did the cricket pitches do well in their A-Levels?
I got bullied a bit when my best mate was allegedly caught feeling up another boy in the bogs, allegedly allegedly. Then he made a pass at me and I didn't think it was so allegedly any more. Stayed mates with him though.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:53, archived)
I'll bet you did, you dirty old bollocks

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:58, archived)
he'

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:00, archived)
it was a 200 year old building
The school scrimped on everything to landscape the fields to fit in a third cricket pitch, and while that work was underway the boiler exploded and we had no heat in the middle of January, so we all had lessons with coats and gloves on until emergency funding came through for repairs. I hated that place.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:59, archived)
Sounds bizarrely familiar.
My school was rabidly obsessed with sports league tables and had several tournament-quality sports pitches. Meanwhile, the swimming pool had plants growing through the holes between the bricks.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:02, archived)
There was some big appeal to raise funds for an astroturf
The thing was fucking horrible, sharp plastic grass with sand sprinkled all over it for some unknown reason, falling over on it was so fucking painful that I weaseled my way out of sports all together through some creative arrangement of my piano and violin lessons.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 15:52, archived)
I was great at it

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:47, archived)
Steven Achola stabbed a kid because he had a new pair of Nike air max that he wanted.
Wasn't even the same size feet. You'd have liked him, he used to sell drugs too.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:06, archived)
I was a fat ginger.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:53, archived)
'was'

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:57, archived)
Shut up mopey

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:03, archived)
one of the supposed hard men of our year tried to trip me up
and I stamped on his ankle. He couldn't walk properly for a couple of days and never hassled me again.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:57, archived)
Nicely.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:02, archived)
I had a miserable time at school. Thanks for reminding me you prick.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:58, archived)
Sharing one's experience of misery with others has always been a successful way to bond.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:04, archived)
Plus hopefully we can get some new bullying material

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:05, archived)
excellent idea
for offline and online abuse
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:08, archived)
I have a congenital ptosis. People used to like saying 'Aye aye' to me.
HTH
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:28, archived)
lol genital

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:29, archived)
hahaha you droopy-eyed prick

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:30, archived)
ah yes it's all coming back

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:30, archived)
I take it you'll be wanting to steal my lunch and throw my backpack in the toilet now?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:32, archived)
Depends what you have for lunch

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:36, archived)
I got bullied at school a fair bit
Didn't help that I was an awkward video game nerd who moved from East Anglia to the arse end of Cumbria, accent and all, and was obsessed with Pokemon, which was pretty much unknown at the time. Then I got into metal which just exacerbated things.

But as for my school days....jajajajaja
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:09, archived)
When I was in what would now be Year 7,
our head of year decided to nip bullying in the bud by taking one of the perpetrators to his office and kicking the shit out of him.
Might have worked, if he'd actually picked one of the bullies, rather than just the fat kid who hung around with them.
He took early retirement, shortly after.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:25, archived)
On our first day of high school someone bet the slightly weird/thick lanky kid (every school had one) who looking back was probably on the spectrum, that he couldn't fit in a locker.
He rose to the challenge and only his massive feet stuck out. Naturally these were immediately kicked into the locker, the door shut and a padlock snapped on.

Even the teacher couldn't keep a straight face as he summoned the caretaker to cut the lock off.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:11, archived)
This has triggered my fear of dark, enclosed spaces.
A friend and I buried ourselves in sand, at the beach, when I was about 11. He stood up, shifting all of the sand on to me, meaning I was immobilised - closest I've ever come to having a panic attack.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:17, archived)
I've told this before, but when I was about 5 I was desperate for a shit, so my dad dug a hole and told me to crap in it.
To this day, it still unexpectedly pops into my head every now and then, and I imagine that shortly after we left another innocent child arrived to dig it up. Then I have a big chuckle to myself.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:20, archived)
And that was the last time you were allowed to play in the ball pit.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:27, archived)
I was fat (15 stone) but part of the rowdy mob
played in the brass band & orchestra, always in school productions, then in a band at 15 so got no more bullying than any other kid, yet wasn't big enough or so inclined to actually bully others.

In my first year at school I was still a boy soprano (no, not in therapy for murderous activities and guilt) and got roped into singing in the upper school assembly. Should have made me prime bullying victim but the fact I just walked up, did it and then walked off the stage without batting an eyelid meant I got some weird kudos.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:44, archived)
we bullied the weaker children relentlessly
many still bear the scars to this day
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:51, archived)
yaaay a bullying discussion, what could possibly go wrong
standard issue number of brain cells per head amongst peer group: 0.5
vladimir number of brain cells: approaching 1
this was a mistake on my part, still it was all character-building and has made me the person I am today, an emotionally crippled failure \o/
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:31, archived)
Good morning Grrmachine
best of the interwebs to you and hope you enjoy your Thursday.

Bit achey after manhandling the motorbike out of its special shed for our first commute of the year.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:42, archived)
This is my new favourite euphemism.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:43, archived)
^

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
Smiley face and laugh out loud

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:58, archived)
a cheerful day to you too, gary of the dead
try not to topple off on some ice and break any more bones
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:44, archived)
This is my new yardstick for measuring the success of a day:
did I fall over today and break my shoulder?

Yes - not a successful day.
No - total win, celebrate with some Lidl prosecco.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:57, archived)
yea

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:45, archived)
dank memes. kind stranger

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:51, archived)
word up

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:52, archived)
morninh

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:53, archived)
No m8

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:55, archived)
just sayin'

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:59, archived)
nearly there

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:48, archived)
pervert

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:51, archived)
don't judge me

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:55, archived)
^ edging like a mad cunt

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:52, archived)
I'm trying to hold off until manolith gets in

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:56, archived)
trying thinking about mathematics
that always makes me last
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:58, archived)
What branch?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:17, archived)
symbolic logic

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:22, archived)
lol bolic

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:22, archived)
haha
hyper bollocks
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:20, archived)
Is your wife a weather woman on the BBC?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:05, archived)
yes

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:31, archived)
RIP dozer.
He'd have loved a bit of TV Weather Presenter chat.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:35, archived)
alright

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:36, archived)
Yetso.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:38, archived)
When back at my parents I was quite surprised to find that Shefali Oza is still doing the weather down there.
She's been at it for years.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:26, archived)
Much like your nan.
Haha, nans!
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:29, archived)
She seems nice

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:44, archived)
woah
not Laura Tobin?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:20, archived)
Isn't she on ITV?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:21, archived)
fucking hell, I don't know do I

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:55, archived)
I can't find any BBC presenters called Ian.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:24, archived)
All systems go, Michael

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:58, archived)
TURBO BOOST

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:01, archived)

i.imgur.com/C0LpGKB.gif
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:04, archived)
is bae dead?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:04, archived)
proper lol

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:06, archived)
Ha!

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:09, archived)
[Morning thread response]

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:27, archived)
[ response acknowledged ]

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:39, archived)
[ How about a nice game of chess? ]

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:42, archived)
[Morning thread witty reposte]
and/or insult of boarder or border's grandmother involving some sexual activity
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:39, archived)
No need for that, m8.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:56, archived)
Snowsnowsnowsnowsnowsnow

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:38, archived)
I'll believe it when it happens.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:39, archived)
RAGNAFROST

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:41, archived)
Gronda! Gronda!

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:51, archived)
I lament.
www.redbubble.com/shop/gronda+t-shirts
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:20, archived)
We might get Thundersnow

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:46, archived)
*throws snarfball*

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:49, archived)
Dunno what that is, but it sounds hair-metal.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:54, archived)
the worst of all the metals
and that's up against some pretty bad stuff
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:02, archived)
Oh mate, I'm grassing you up to Whitesnake.
Then you'll be sorry.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:04, archived)
Is that the massive cloud of powder produced when McBeef farts into his cocaine?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:02, archived)
alright

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:44, archived)
u cool?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:51, archived)
yeah, dunno if i should head to the lake now and hope it snows or wait it out as it looks like just rain in kent, but my dream of a snow carp is strong

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:55, archived)
met a girl yesterday who went to school in Beckenham
got an opinion of the place?
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:08, archived)
most of it is nice, expensive and a bit posh

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:09, archived)
Should've taken her up the junction.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:20, archived)
bottom get
Belated morning
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:48, archived)
glad you could make it

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:52, archived)