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      07-13-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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1st drive in a while

Drove my 1er for the first time in nearly 6 weeks when I took my missus and daughter to the airport today. 260 kms return. Took opportunity for a little 170 kph blast on way back. Great way to wake yourself up when you are feeling drowsy.

Forgot how much fun this thing is.....
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      07-13-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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      07-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #3
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I know what you mean. Just spent 2 weeks touring Tassie in the d4d playdo. Great car for what we did and averaged 9.1l/100 over the 5500kms!! However, it was like riding a blue whale on valium bareback.

Jumping into the hairdryed mangled 1 (hoping of course that it would start lol) was fun. Roller Skate with East German attitude!
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      07-13-2010, 08:42 AM   #4
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Glad you had a good trip to the small island. Wow 9.1 l/100km, that's great for a 2+ tonne truck.

I averaged about 11.1 on my D3 over 11,500kms on my Cape York trip. Normally it does between 10.8 to 10.9, but the car was fully loaded and there was a lot of off roading.

OT: here is a picture of it about to ford the Daintree River. BTW, I was croc aware....

And a pic of me doing the infamous Gunshot Creek crossing - the hard way.
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WOW!!! that looks fun!!!!!!!!!
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I've heard about that gunshot crossing on the playdo website. Lots of pics of where it all goes pear shaped - lol.

You are a very brave / skilled boy!

Did Britain's finest behave itself?
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I wouldn't have attempted it if I was alone, but these was another vehicle there with a winch (which was required as I got bogged in the mud hole).

Britain's finest came through with flying colours. Many times I was amazed at it's ability to get through seemingly impossible obstacles, it was too easy. Damage: 1 missing mud flap, 1 broken mudflap, 1 broken grille clip, electric handbrake not working, 1 missing front number plate. Excellent IMO considering I showed it no mercy.
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Excellent IMO considering I showed it no mercy.
Ha...Looks that way mate..Long time no hear..All good I hope on the isle..

No missus in the passenger seat.??.
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Isn't that the main street of Hobart?

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I wouldn't have attempted it if I was alone, but these was another vehicle there with a winch (which was required as I got bogged in the mud hole).

Britain's finest came through with flying colours. Many times I was amazed at it's ability to get through seemingly impossible obstacles, it was too easy. Damage: 1 missing mud flap, 1 broken mudflap, 1 broken grille clip, electric handbrake not working, 1 missing front number plate. Excellent IMO considering I showed it no mercy.
The mangled one hears the feint but moving strains of "rule britannia..." in the background.
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Ha...Looks that way mate..Long time no hear..All good I hope on the isle..

No missus in the passenger seat.??.
G'day Joe. Yes all well on the isle, thanks. Just missed banglemangle on his visit here.

Nope no missus on the passanger seat, left the 'handbrake' at home . It was just a mate from Melbourne and myself on the trip.
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Crumbs! Not for the feint of heart!
Yes at the time is was a bit hairy, but I thought what the heck, just do it
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I can't wait to get Christine back. Should be late next week. I know i'm going to have the feeling again that i did when driving her out of the showroom first day. Leaves a total of 4 weeks out of action!
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The mangled one hears the feint but moving strains of "rule britannia..." in the background.
Lol.

It's "feint but moving" because it has been replaced by the Indian national anthem
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I can't wait to get Christine back. Should be late next week. I know i'm going to have the feeling again that i did when driving her out of the showroom first day. Leaves a total of 4 weeks out of action!
She'll be good as new I'm sure, Tay.

Wow 4 weeks is a long time to be in the smash repairs.
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Lol.

It's "feint but moving" because it has been replaced by the Indian national anthem
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