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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    There are those who don't have enough means to live within.
    That is what Lars is on about,I wager it is the same in most so called civilized countries, who do we owe this money to? what would happen if we all defaulted.
    In NZ we are now aghast at out child poverty which = no flat screen TV, only 1 Car, going to school hungry because parents spend the child benefit on booze or drugs or gambling. I better go and listen to some music.
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    Foreign aid is a bone of contention over here as well. Billions go abroad and yet we cannot spend money on the flooding which recked peoples health and livelihoods last Winter. India does not need our money, they have their own space program. Countries which promote terrorism should not have our money. Meanwhile the motorist is fleeced with fuel tax, road tax, tax and vat on car purchases, tax and vat on car repairs and our roads are some of the worst in Europe. Good game.

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    Meanwhile the motorist is fleeced with fuel tax, road tax, tax and vat on car purchases, tax and vat on car repairs
    but if you buy a smaller car with a diesel engine you will escape a heck of a lot of that tax, road tax £30 or less, fuel consumption in excess of 60MPG, smaller cars are cheaper so less tax to buy, and car repairs usually less frequent & lower than most fancy German gas guzzlers - look at the reliability ratings some time.

    Your motoring costs more because you are not prepared to economise nor compromise, you must have something bigger and more powerful or with a "NAME". The excuses about being able to accelerate out of trouble don't wash with me; as long as you are prepared to treat every other road user as a complete moron then you should rarely, if ever, get into trouble in the first place. The local paper has front page splashes of motoring accidents, the majority of them involve "big name" cars going too fast or too drunk.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Oh Mike .............. its driver not the car. I sat behind a small car for over 4km and it was doing 80k and made no attempt to pull over and let me and the dozen or so cars that had built up behind me get past...very inconsiderate. it was in a 100kph limit single carriage way, but we have been through this before so driver not car.
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    I'm not saying drive slow because you have a small car, I normally drive up to the limit, and some years back I did pile up a few points for breaking the limit, not wanting to lose my license I now keep nearer the limit; road and weather conditions obviously need to be taken into account but I agree there is no need to be inconsiderate and hold up others.
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    The BMW 520 Diesel does an easy 60 miles per gallon on a run and has a low tax band. Still pulls 140 MPH and is a dream to drive. The only car that I could drive 650 miles in and get out with only the aches I started with. Give me a decent sized car anytime. I have driven them all and a larger car is inevitably more comfortable.

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    I am British. On the 4th July, I sit and watch the rain fall. No disrespect intended.

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