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Old 19-05-2012, 20:20   #1
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Thumbs up Car MECHANICS June issue.

Just got my copy of this monthly magazine. Lots of interesting stuff as usual with quite a lot of good content on Rovers and MGs.

One downside from certain viewpoints, they make the point that these cars are excellent value now. So just maybe, those superb cheap bargains may soon be a thing of the past. When the word gets around that these cars are not so bad value after all. Unlikely considering all the long standing anti-Rover residual negativity, but in the former anything is now possible and not all is good.

As I drive around locally and a tad further afield, I am surprised to see so many Rovers and MGs still in good condition and going strong. Considering it is now over seven years since the last ones left the production line up at now flattened Longbridge, that there are still so many I find astonishing.

Yes, I've found this June issue a better read than usual and that's saying a lot because it's always a good read.
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Old 19-05-2012, 21:34   #2
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Good to know, used to buy it regularly but not so much in recent months, might get this months issue
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Old 19-05-2012, 23:11   #3
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Never heard of that mag....sounds like a guest publication on Have I Got News For You
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Old 19-05-2012, 23:37   #4
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Never heard of that mag....sounds like a guest publication on Have I Got News For You
You have not been paying attention.

Car Mechanics magazine has been going since the dawn of time...
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Old 20-05-2012, 08:19   #5
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I have a train journey today, to go to Wembley. This will make the journey seem a lot faster.
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I have a train journey today, to go to Wembley. This will make the journey seem a lot faster.
Luton vs York?
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Old 20-05-2012, 10:44   #7
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I have a train journey today, to go to Wembley. This will make the journey seem a lot faster.
On the few occasions when I take a train journey, I never take a book. Instead, I try to get a seat next to a window and enjoy our beautiful countryside or townscapes as they go by.

A few years ago, when I bought a well cared for Rover 620ti out of the depths of Cornwall, it cost me 39 for a one way train ticket. Fabulous journey from just about every aspect. Not least, most of the way a gorgeous young female student sat opposite and we enjoyed chatting.

Have often seen the I.K.B. bridge at Saltash. That was the first time I'd actually travelled over it. Passing through fine scenery for a lot of the journey, the line also travels very close to the sea for many miles. The wildlife visible from the train was of real interest to us too. Never realised there were now so many various Egret heron species in the former green and pleasant. We really should have more border controls with all these newcomer 'immigrants'.... nice to see them though ...

39 well spent. It cost that much in petrol bringing the car back. It went well as it still does. The seller told me that the AirCon did not work but I pressed the switches anyway. It worked well! .... .

I really did let the train take the strain that day and was all the better for it. Clear blue skies throughout that fabulous day helped too.

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Cheltenham are in playoff action today too.

My one complaint about Glorious Gloucestershire is the lack of a Premiership Football. They do have one with that oval shaped ball though at Kingsholm.
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Yes Cap'n gutted at the result. Luton are just too big to stay in the BSP. We must have had 30,000 there today.

Oh well next year perhaps.
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Yes Cap'n gutted at the result. Luton are just too big to stay in the BSP. We must have had 30,000 there today.

Oh well next year perhaps.
I was one of those 30,000 and also gutted (naturally). Apparently the second goal was miles offside-typical.

We weren't good enough in my opinion though, never really got going and pushed on after that early goal.
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Yes, I think you are right. Thought new Wembley was brilliant though. Got a train from Leam Spa direct to the station right next door, took just over an hour. Can't fault Chiltern Railways. Home by 6.30
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Yes, I think you are right. Thought new Wembley was brilliant though. Got a train from Leam Spa direct to the station right next door, took just over an hour. Can't fault Chiltern Railways. Home by 6.30
Off topic-BUT-I hate the new Wembley. No character/romance and the acoustics are crap. 30,000 singing Luton fans struggles to still fill the place IMO.
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Back on topic-I subscribe to Car Mechanics mag-it's a good read and I look forward to when it plops through my letterbox. It helps also keep me up to date with developments in the motor trade, which is very useful being as I work in it
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