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Having knackered my lovely MINI on the Ice yesterday, I am now driving a Nissan Almera S hire car (for 40 squid per day).

The Almera is without doubt the most horrible car I have ever driven - it reminds me of my ex-girlfriends old Maestro.... the steering wheel feels like it is connected to the wheels by a rubber band, and the gear box is made of meccano... the gear stick is BENDY!!!!!

My brothers old citroen BX diesel (d reg with 200,000 miles) felt like a rolls royce in comparison.

The MINI is SUCH A GOOD CAR and I WANT MINE BACK NOW!!!!!!!!
 

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Perhaps you have now learned a valuable lesson.Don't Bash Your MINI.
sorry to here of your missfortune I hope its not too bad and most of all I hope nobody was injured.
dont let it spoil your xmas.just think of it as you are waiting for the delivery all over again.



ALLWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO,LIFE IS ok enough singing.
merry xmas.


hey what about changing your name for a while to pillockthechap NO oh well It's just a thought
 

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pilchardthecat said:
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The MINI is SUCH A GOOD CAR and I WANT MINE BACK NOW!!!!!!!! [/B]
'nuff said.

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Thank God that we don't have ice on our roads Down Under in the best country on earth.

Although I did skid once when I ran over a small wallaby, whilst dodging a wombat that was being chased by a goanna.

And that was in my driveway.



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eltel, is it true that goanna bites never heal?
 

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Oz blokes . .

pilchardthecat said:
bunch of bloody convicts
Crikey! Don`t yer know, some of those convict blokes stole loaves of bread from our ancestor`s !

But did we ever ask for them back . . . No !

Do we ever moan about it . . . not really !

Do they now live a life of luxury in God`s Own Country . . . Yes ?

With wallaby`s and stuff liberally scattered about their ice free driveways . . . of course!

Can they not now buy new MINI`s sent over from England for their recreation . . . I should say so!

Oz blokes . . . . you OWE us ! !
 

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Heard there is a big problem in the Outback with a new breed of wild dog, crossbreed between a Dingo and a Rottweiler. Now if the Goannas crossbreed with the Wolf Spiders, you'll have a real problem. :D
 

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Canberra!

eltel

You must not have ever visited Canberra ACT where it is colder than it is here in Bristol, England!

At least they don't put grit all over the roads in winter.


(an Aussie living in the mother country)
 

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Was in Oz for a while, locals thought me a little strange wearing shorts in the middle of their winter, I swear it was about 20C and there were people with gloves and scarves on. I was building boats out there, weird country, mind you I was comparing it to Aberdeen at the time and 20C is definitely warm there.
 

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Hey Martyn,
This is work, got to monitor whats going on haven't I.
As for the cat he managed to leave more than enough behind to keep a cohort of mice busy for a year.
 

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eltel said:
Thank God that we don't have ice on our roads Down Under in the best country on earth.

Although I did skid once when I ran over a small wallaby, whilst dodging a wombat that was being chased by a goanna.

And that was in my driveway.

:p
In an otherwise accurate account of life down here, he glosses over the fact that the roads themselves are appallingly poor quality. What makes it worse is that it's clogged with narcoleptic suburbanites driving motorised armchairs, drug-fuelled truckies on their 4th straight day without sleep & overzealous cops enforcing the woefully low speed limits to bolster police funds now someone's cottoned on to all the back-handers they were taking

Still, I *am* *not* going back to the UK even if they set the mythical rot-dingos on me

Ahh, time to go - It's now 35 degrees warmer than the beer waiting in my fridge. More than a man can bear...
 

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In an otherwise accurate account of life down here, he glosses over the fact that the roads themselves are appallingly poor quality. What makes it worse is that it's clogged with narcoleptic suburbanites driving motorised armchairs, drug-fuelled truckies on their 4th straight day without sleep & overzealous cops enforcing the woefully low speed limits to bolster police funds now someone's cottoned on to all the back-handers they were taking

Does the above not accurately describe the UK?!!
 

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minicoopersgirl said:
"Dingos ate my baby"
NOT Nice, not nice at all. As it turns out Lindy was probably telling the truth....and its "Dingo's "took" my baby".

And before you ask, im an ex pat Englishman and didn't believe her either.......but there are BIG question marks after a teenage boy was attacked and killed by Dingo's quite recently on Fraser Island. In fact the family of the boy live two doors up from me. Sticks and stones I guess, but insensitive all the same....

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rich said:


& overzealous cops enforcing the woefully low speed limits to bolster police funds now someone's cottoned on to all the back-handers they were taking

Now if you ride a sports bike in the UK, the above definitely applies these days!!!! :mad:
 
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