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    Originally posted by madmaca
    yeah - that garage is nearly as big as my house I put my car in the garage and I practically have to climb out of the sunroof to get out!

    Hang on - I haven't got a sunroof!

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    want one? *goes to get the dremel and jigsaw out!! *



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    Originally posted by XTR
    want one? *goes to get the dremel and jigsaw out!! *
    Er...I'll pass thanks. But now you know why I only keep the bike in the garage.

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    Thaks guys the Wife is VERY happy

    Beetles ARE very common over here. That explains the price I got on trade for my Z28. Wouldn't have got it if it weren't a really good deal, almost no money out of pocket

    You guys don't have Simplicity lawn mowers over there?
    It is one of their nicest models, power steering, electric deck adjust, 25 HP 2 cylinder, PTO... I have 2.6 acres of nothing but grass to mow too though so I spend about 3-7 hours a week on it This winter I'll be using it to plough my drive with, shoveled 152 feet of concrete drive last winter

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    POWER STEERING......on a MOWER !!!

    *wanders off into the sunset, shaking his head, mumbling*

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    This is my Fathers old mower he was going to trade for his new one so I bought it since I was in need. It has 500 hours on it and he keeps things in immaculate condition.
    He bought the same model but with a 22.5 HP diesel !
    He has a Ford Pickup with a 7.3 Liter PowerStroke diesel so he and I are both kinda ito our diesels right now. He's also got a car collection that'd make you drool. His newest toy is a new Ford Thunderbird- black with black convertible and black leather interior. Very nice car, I followed him home after picking his truck up one day and I was doing 145 MPH with the top down and it rode like I was doing 60!
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    22.5hp, that's a fair bit for a mower, bet she goes a treat

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    Originally posted by XTR
    tell ya one thing....

    the American's know how to build garage's properly!!! look at the space around the car in the picture. imagine that car in a garage in the UK. ya'd have to squeeze out of the car trying not to smash the door against the wall. then make sure the car is in enough to shut the garage door.
    yeah you have to climb out the sunroof in our garage!

    that looks very spacious

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    Originally posted by Trash Man
    22.5hp, that's a fair bit for a mower, bet she goes a treat

    that's over twice as much hp than my dad's 1933 Austin 10!!!!!



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    I spy a guy whose just got himself lots of sex tokens! Well done matey!

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    Originally posted by Zak33
    POWER STEERING......on a MOWER !!!

    *wanders off into the sunset, shaking his head, mumbling*

    Unreal
    What I was thinking.. lol

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    Whats the turning angle like on it?

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    Re: New Toy for the Wife

    Originally posted by RocketmanX
    Well a car dealer/fellow racer friend of mine called Monday morning
    That's a odd name for a car dealer (Monday Morning)

    Rofl jk.

    Nice car, nice mower, and nice garage, although we would call that a cottage over here in blighty
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    Re: New Toy for the Wife

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    Needless to say I think I made my Wifes week

    I trust she'll be returning the favour?


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    nice car
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    Hey guys, had some pump probs (h2o cooled) with my computer 'bout the same time I got the Veedub
    Just got it fixed. Been a frustrating month.

    The Veedub wound up having issues itself. The second day my Wife drove it she called me on her cell phone to tell me the drivers side (that's the left side to you guys ) window had gone down and wouldn't go back up. (of course it's raining and she's coming down a major highway at 70 mph and 20 miles away)

    Tha car had no warranty left and we were the second owners so I figured it wold be a small amount of jack to have the window fixed.
    We have one certified VW dealer in a 200 mile radius here. They are also a Porsche, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes dealer. So the service garage is VERY high class and I was expecting less than stellar treatment seeing how we have a used Beetle that wasn't even purchased from them.
    I was pleasantly surprised when I called service though. The people were VERY nice and the service manager said that the side windows doing this was a known problem with the last few years of Beetles and that Volkswagen had given an extneded warranty of 70,000 miles on the window regulator (the known culprit). I was floored, never had I had this type of service on a domestic car. Although I never have had this type of problem on a domestic though

    The service manager assured me that he was positive the problem I described was the regultor and that if so it would be covered by the extended warranty at no charge. I was never once asked wethere we had purchased this car there.

    Well I dropped off "Sylvia" (my Wifes pet name for the silver bug ) and the service garage was just WOW :O Honk horn pull inside a heated shop with painted floors etc.... You get out and right there's the service techs, they pull your car up the yellow line and roll it inside to a group of 12 of the nicest lifts I've ever seen. All with Merc's, BMW's, and a few ( DROOL) Carrera GT's. I was in heaven. They have chairs, coffee, and TV right next to were you step out of your car, It's kinda like driving into someones living room and having them wisk away your auto while you sip coffee and watch the latest news. This was what I call a SERVICE center.
    Of course behind the srevice reception desks is a IMMACUALTEly clean Black '79 Beetle Convertible. The last year and purchased by the Dealers Owner as his own little toy back in '78.

    After being blown away by the nice, friendly staff, and the unbelievable facilities I got my car back that same day
    When I returned the service guy said it was indeed the regulator and that to save it happening again that they went ahead and replaced the other side as well, uunder warranty and at NO cost to me. I was VERY impressed. I'm liking this dealer and REALLY looking forward to the day I can afford that BMW When the service rep went to put my service record in the computere I got another pleasant surprise, they had seen our car before and had been doing service on it since day one They had records of all the oil changes and all repair work. This was just too good. The records, happily showed only one other repair which was a motor sensor. The rest were regular service and the rear brake pads were replaced shortly before we bought it

    So a bad first impression with the car breaking turned out to be a very pleasant one after visiting the dealer. This doesn't happen very often, at ALL over here. I'm sure that's somewhat universal and I just thoought I'd share that with Ya all as I'm sure we all have had many bad experiences with car dealeres. No offense Zak, I'm 110% confident I'd be dealing with you if I were English


    BTW- I don't need points, my Wifes one of the 1 in a thousand women. She deserves the Bug without motivation from anywhere else.
    I know that's mushy but hey , she's awesome. I have impeccabletaste
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