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    Audi going

    Not much of a boy racer, more mid life crisis........as in my signature i used to own a Cupra R, i really didnt want to get rid but needed a bigger car, i have enjoyed the Audi but wanted the thrill of a petrol again and cant afford S3 prices. As for comfort, the leather recaro seats are comfier...
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    Audi going

    No, the Audi is still outside and still in use, got to do plate transfers yet.
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    Audi going

    I only drive to work on Monday and then drive home on Friday plus any use over the weekend, to be honest the Audi was getting a bit expensive to run, both fuel and running costs, plus it was hitting 140K so defo time to get rid. Got a fair trade in price as well, a lot more then an Audi dealer...
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    Audi going

    Been thinking of changing my car for a while, today i have finally done it. 2007 FORD Focus 2.5 ST 500 Had a big smile on my face on the test drive, i hadnt relised how much i had missed a petrol turbo engine.
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    Happy Fathers Day!

    This is my fathers day present, havent put it down all day, the only down side is it takes 40min to charge for a bout 10-15min flying time, still good fun though. On a sad note, gotta spare a thought for those families whose fathers will never be coming home, and all they have is a picture and...
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    New Job

    I thought that, but ive never felt so knackered at the end of a day in any other job, even when i was doing roping and sheeting work. It has something to do with the concentration levels when putting the cars on and off and when moving the decks, pull the wrong lever and you could end up...
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    New Job

    Depends on what your carrying, a lot of small cars wont weigh too much, but big 4x4's and vans can put you up to max weight. As for the pink 500's, i am having nightmares about them, i cant believe people actually buy those cars, especially in pink, although after giving the Abarth a quick spin...
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    New Job

    First week done and i'm totally knackered, ended up doing 60hrs this week. Monday and Tuesday were full loads of Alfa Romeo Giulietta's to Avis at Southampton airport, Wednesday i had 5 dealers in Slough, Jeep Wrangler 2.8 Auto = little control in speed, putting this up was defo a squeeky bum...
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    New Job

    yeah, not looking forward to the snow and ice. So glad that i started just as the good weather kicks in then at least i will be more competant before the winter.
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    New Job

    ****** hell, i bet you sh*t yourself seeing that, they are a lot better now but you still have to watch your overhang at the front and back, and you have to check the gap between the car on the back of the cab and the front of the trailer when turning.
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    New Job

    Cheers, I have been told I may get to know windscreen fitters very well over time, I suppose it's just one of those things that's bound to happen when your working with gaps that are so tight.
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    New Job

    You load top decks of trailer first, then lift it up to the top. Then you load above the cab, behind the cab, then bottom of trailer. Then you lower and trim all the decks back down, hence closing the gaps and getting the height down.
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    New Job

    I'm afraid not, as there is not enough room to open the doors on the cars at the bottom as the decks are trimmed down so close to the roofs, and to get to the ones up top you would have to be spider man. Plus i dont think my bosses/VOSA/Police would appreciate someone sat in a car whilst the...
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    New Job

    Its not really precision driving, although with wide cars there's not much clearance between the car and the edge of the decks. The front 2 decks on top of the trailer and above the cab tilt and slide, so by moving the decks you have to close the gaps up to get the height under 16ft. As a rule...
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    New Job

    Started a new job as car transporter driver, had to do 2 weeks training which finished on Friday. Here are some pics from training. This was a full load of Corsa Combi's All the cars we used in training were brand new cars with only a few miles on them, and will be going out to dealers at...
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