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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Sat May 09, 2020 5:47 pm

I think Pitchfork was expecting a bit much with this one. :o

We still have to find four more and I can’t think of anyone else!
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby GETCARTER » Sat May 09, 2020 6:36 pm

Enoch Powell ?. Seemed to talk a lot of sense at the time.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Sat May 09, 2020 7:07 pm

I wasn’t around back then but I think Winston Churchill was pretty good!
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Only two more needed then.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Silver Surfer » Sat May 09, 2020 7:15 pm

Gotta have Nelson Mandela in a top 10.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby GETCARTER » Sun May 10, 2020 8:33 am

Harold Wilson. Someone else can start a new theme........
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Bill Shankly » Sun May 10, 2020 11:34 am

The worst 10 cars I have owned

1.Morris Marina 1.8 Saloon 4 door R Plate 1977

Bought new did 20k miles in 11 1/2 months

Rusting (rear doors)already, gearbox failing 2nd gear and 3rd gear synchcromesh and was lethal cornering

Got rid one week before warranty expired.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby GETCARTER » Sun May 10, 2020 12:51 pm

Vauxhall Astra estate - it caught fire on the M4 coming home from Bristol.Police picked me up and took me to their station at Almondsbury, and left me there. Had to phone Mother-in-law for a lift back to Wotton.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Pitchfork » Sun May 10, 2020 3:10 pm

My Nan bought me a 3 wheeler Reliant when I was 16 - this was to take her around and stop me buying a motor bike. To be fair it served its purpose & my next car purchase was a VW Beetle when I started earning full time at the age of 22.

The Reliant was £110 & I got £40 for it 2 years later. I had little affection for it & can remember trying to seal a leaking petrol tank, mend the windscreen wiper & overcome embarrassment taking my girlfriend out for a ride. At the age of 18, I used to borrow my Mum's mini...super cool!

Loved the Beetle & had two more in succession afterwards
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Foggy » Sun May 10, 2020 4:01 pm

I'm only on my seventh car in getting on for 35 years so there isn't much to choose from. My first was a Ford Escort Popular Plus, I haven't a clue why it was ever considered Popular and there weren't many plusses to it. However I did sell it after two years for £100 less than I had paid for it, by which time it was developing a serious relationship with Mr Rust.

I will go for my second car as the worst I have ever owned and that was a Ford Orion 1600GL. I bought it new, having been given a really good deal on it, but it had a habit of letting me down. I had an alarm installed, the engine immobiliser was so effective at deterring anyone from driving away in it that it wouldn't let me do so on several occasions, thank goodness for RAC membership. It then developed a bit of an engine problem and at one stage it was consuming almost as much oil as petrol, it trailed clouds of smoke that would put an average steam engine to shame. There was a repeated issue involving the speedo cable breaking, and numerous attempts by garages to fix it, so the mileage on the clock when I offloaded it was probably nowhere near the truth. I was really worried when I sold it because the potential buyer asked a friend who was a mechanic to give it a once over, I'm not sure what he was a mechanic of because he missed everything that was wrong with the car.

My third car was a Vauxhall Astra, which was a nice car but the seats were so uncomfortable that it was totally unsuitable for drives of any distance, unfortunately I owned it when living in Scotland and my family still lived on the South Coast...a drive of anything between 9 and 12 hours to get home, not fun! The cars that followed have been far better, a Honda Civic that I loved, a BMW 3-Series that was really not me and I sold it after 15 months because it was becoming a liability. After that I went for a Golf that I liked so much that I drove it for nearly 15 years and reluctantly swapped it late last year, as I needed something a little more modern, and went for a 68-plate Seat Leon. The Seat is a fantastic car, probably has features that I still haven't discovered, and is a joy to drive.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby paulK » Wed May 13, 2020 10:50 pm

To be honest, I haven't had a bad run so worse has to be relative. I guess the 18-year old Mazda 323 my sister left me when she emigrated. However, having lost "everything" and with no money, just a huge debt, I was grateful.

Apart from that had a VW Scirocco GTi and a Mondeo convertible that spent a lot of time enjoying warranty repairs; former with fuel injection, latter with water leaks. The boot spent a lot of time masquerading as a miniature swimming pool.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Silver Surfer » Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 am

Mine was a Morris Traveller - the "half-timbered" version of the Morris 1000. The woodwork just rotted and fell off. The back windows steamed up in October and you couldn't see out of them till April the following year. The brakes were non-existent, and every weekend was spent bolting things back on. The front suspension had an alarming habit of collapsing when going round roundabouts. …

But it had loads of character.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Thu May 14, 2020 2:25 pm

Four more cars needed to complete this top ten.

I've never owned a car because I can't drive so unable to participate in this one!
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Bill Shankly » Thu May 14, 2020 6:01 pm

7..... My first car a red Austin 1100. 1964
Got me through my first year a t uni
Costs £70 top speed 78mph .
Petrol pump unit rear wing often needed a kick under the boot at traffic lights.

Rusted to oblivion doors and floors reinforced with ply and under seal.
Sold it for £40 ended its days embedded in an ele trial shop...robbery but it was liverpool

It was my first car always spe ial
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Sat May 16, 2020 7:17 pm

Three more cars needed.

Anyone?
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Tue May 19, 2020 11:08 pm

It’s been a while and no more replies.

Your top ten failed Bill Shankly.

So it’s up to you to start another please.

Good luck.

(try to make it easier this time!) :D
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby GETCARTER » Wed May 20, 2020 8:31 am

Come on Bill - suggest another list, am waiting with bated breath.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Bill Shankly » Wed May 20, 2020 12:50 pm

Try top 10 restaurants in Gloucestershire (includes pubs that do food) we will be allowed out on day,we can do better than trip advisor.I could mention the Burgers at the Crown in Nympsfield ...pre-match dining

1 Moran's in Cheltenham (Leckhampton)
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Foggy » Wed May 20, 2020 1:06 pm

The Nepalese Chef, on London Road in Gloucester.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Silver Surfer » Wed May 20, 2020 1:27 pm

Sophie's in Minchinhampton.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby GETCARTER » Wed May 20, 2020 2:28 pm

The Old Badger Inn, Eastington..........a lovely old traditional pub with a good locals-drinking bar,that serves lovely food. Great on an early Friday,Saturday evening.
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