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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Chad you need a cheeky bumper sticker for the Pumpkin lol

    I had one for years that simply said "Politically Erect" on my back bumper. I even had a woman once, at a red light, get out of her car come over and tell me she was having a **** day until she laughed reading my sticker.
    I had a "cheeky" one made way back. It read
    I MUST BE A LESBIAN BECAUSE I LIKE WOMEN
    It got me into a slanging match at Vauxhall Cross by some irate female then the old woman spotted it and gave me GBH of the earholes. It had to go. Now any car I have will not have a sticker at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    I had a "cheeky" one made way back. It read
    I MUST BE A LESBIAN BECAUSE I LIKE WOMEN
    It got me into a slanging match at Vauxhall Cross by some irate female then the old woman spotted it and gave me GBH of the earholes. It had to go. Now any car I have will not have a sticker at all.
    Lol! Now thats funny! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    As another member requested I should post more pictures of my Mental Mirage. They are attached but first the
    things I like and the things I don't, so here goes.
    Likes

    Economy, getting 49.83 mpg, actually worked out by gallons & mileage.
    The economy gauge (the green leaves) encourages a smoother drive
    Cruise Control
    Auto Headlights
    Auto Wipers
    Climate Control
    Oh, The colour
    Keyless entry/starting and electric folding exterior mirrors
    Space, especially in the footwell
    Decent size boot (Trunk over there) Let's be a trifle pedantic, one could argue a trunk belongs on an elephant but then again the argument exists that a boot belongs on a foot. It's an over here over there ism.
    Alloy Wheels
    Power, yes yes I know it's not going to pull the skin of a bowl of custard but compared to the VW up! and the Fiat Panda it's acceptable.
    Interior storage space is again acceptable.
    Refined drive, some bloody reviewers slate it, they need a slap, when you consider the cost one can forgive it a lot.
    I just drove 45 miles to my farm (shooting rights) on all sorts of road and it was fine
    Manual Gearbox, more control over that awful CVT, sorry CVT owners.

    Things I don't like.
    That bloody red light below the Econometer. that shows you're not driving economically
    The fact there's no spare wheel supplied as standard.
    Prefer the touch screen infotainment unit, had in my Skoda, brilliant.
    That stupid seat height adjustment wheel.
    Some flimsy interior trim, however, the car is built for lightness so forgiven.
    Steering, I just wish to Christ the steering was connected to my car. You have to send it a postcard saying "Hey, I'm turning the steering wheel"
    Not too much else.
    Here's some pictures.Attachment 14895Attachment 14895
    Attachment 14896Attachment 14897Attachment 14898Attachment 14899Attachment 14900Attachment 14901

    Oh, and this came last Friday. It's in.
    Attachment 14902
    I wished we had auto wipers and headlights in the US. Not even an option for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    I had a "cheeky" one made way back. It read
    I MUST BE A LESBIAN BECAUSE I LIKE WOMEN
    It got me into a slanging match at Vauxhall Cross by some irate female then the old woman spotted it and gave me GBH of the earholes. It had to go. Now any car I have will not have a sticker at all.
    Mr. Chad, you doing ok? How are the grandbabies?

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    The door elbow rest is tortuous. I have bony elbows and within minutes the agony sets in so I just toss my spare neck pillow under my elbow and all is good.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraystarMirageSE View Post
    I wished we had auto wipers and headlights in the US. Not even an option for us!
    I just can't believe that there is no option available for these things over there. I have to say I've got used to both auto lights & wipers. Can't say the same for the gimmicky heated seats. Very questionable, but I guess some markets are colder than the UK and they find them useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Mr. Chad, you doing ok? How are the grandbabies?
    Hi Dirk, doing fine me old cock sparrer. Hope you and yours are well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Hi Dirk, doing fine me old cock sparrer. Hope you and yours are well.

    Alright, let's keep it clean on here! How you boys spar is your own business. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Hi Dirk, doing fine me old cock sparrer. Hope you and yours are well.
    Doing great just moved to Kennesaw, GA right behind the lonely Kennesaw mountain. A site of one of the last great battles of the Civil war before my hometown of Atlanta was destroyed. Many Americans dont know that England had its own civil war. I wonder is Oliver Cromwell venerated anywhere in the UK? Or is he shunned because of the return of the royal family? Ive read a couple books about him, fascinating figure yet polarizing. I know my ancestors were in Birmingham during the conflict. I wonder if they were royalist or with Parliment? Glad to hear your well sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk;94622[B
    ]Alright, let's keep it clean on here! How you boys spar is your own business.[/B] Not that there's anything wrong with that...
    I'm very confused about this post, I can only presume that you have misunderstood "cock sparrer". It is a British term of endearment, particularly of the London area, cock sparrow becomes cock sparrer. See below taken from the web.
    There is no sparring going on here and there is certainly no animosity intended.


    I think cockney sparrow is a misquote. The ‘cock’ part is used all over the country as far as I am aware, certainly in the Lancashire towns that I grew up in. The ‘sparrer’ part seems to be confined to the London area.

    To call someone ‘cock’ is a term of familiarity, exclusively masculine (for obvious reasons), that one might use in greeting, say, a workmate or friend. Alternatives would include ‘mate’, ‘pal’, ‘buddy’ et
    c.



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