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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki01 View Post
    But you get something in return.

    Personally I do not want to pay for some adults photography degree or media studies or business management.

    I would be willing to subsidise doctors and nurses and health care works and to a lesser extend engineers.




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    Slightly different situation between England and Scotland. Two things I suppose; firstly, there are a great many other things on which the Government wastes money that offends me more than someone doing a media degree - they could sort that out first. And, in Scotland (where there are no tuition fees), in order to assuage the policy, they did some reconciliation with college courses - namely dropped a lot of part time vocational courses that didn't lead to positive outcomes. Opposition parties went mental, accusing the Scottish Government of cutting further education.

    Cannae win.

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    Found in a greenfield site by the Arun in West Sussex one damp mallet in good condition and 2 broken pegs may have been left by the Dorset scouts camping there in late July ?

    I just hope we dont need the estate tractors to pull us out !

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    Nobody ever nicknamed their Land Rover "Old Reliable ".
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    A question of how they are used / abused.

    Much better than Leyland cars of the past. Name the car with the square steering wheel that you couldn't use a trolley jack on as it would pop the windows out. Take a car in for a tyre and they would have to use the cars own jack which lifted the whole side of the car up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    A question of how they are used / abused.

    Much better than Leyland cars of the past. Name the car with the square steering wheel that you couldn't use a trolley jack on as it would pop the windows out. Take a car in for a tyre and they would have to use the cars own jack which lifted the whole side of the car up.
    Almost certainly a Citroen.

    As my car history includes a Wolseley 1300, an MGBGT, a Triumph Herald, Austin Healey Sprite, AND a Citroen GA Club, I've had a share of pretty, odd and unreliable junk.
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    I don't think Citroen made allegros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I don't think Citroen made allegros
    Even Citroen weren't that daft.
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    Allegro. 642,350 were made in 10 years. All bitsa this and bitsa that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    Allegro. 642,350 were made in 10 years. All bitsa this and bitsa that.
    All-aggro, though my mum's one she got in the 80's wasn't tooooooo unreliable, though why anyone would fit a towbar and oil cooler I don't know. Surely they didn't expect to use it for towing???
    The fun car we had was a Wartburg estate in the 70s. 999cc, three cylinder 2 stroke! And the only garage which serviced them was 30 miles away. Still, it took 8 of us up to London!
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    When I was a kid my parents had a Simca 1500 GL estate. The floor of the load area could come out and become a picnic table, as it had its own fold-away legs.

    One holiday in Hay on Wye it rained so much my dad reversed the car into the 1970's frame tent, opened the back door and we threw everything into the back, chucked the tent on top of it and drove away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    A question of how they are used / abused.

    Much better than Leyland cars of the past. Name the car with the square steering wheel that you couldn't use a trolley jack on as it would pop the windows out. Take a car in for a tyre and they would have to use the cars own jack which lifted the whole side of the car up.

    Not my experience of the Allegro at all. It's mechanics were tried and tested. Never had any windows popping out when we jacked the car up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatecamping View Post
    Even Citroen weren't that daft.
    My first car was a Citroen Dyanne. 602cc air cooled two cylinder. I loved getting the roof off. Weirdly*, whilst on holiday in France this year, one exactly the same colour (a pale green laughingly describe as "jade green" officially) drove past me and parked up in someone's drive, I thought I was dreaming. I mean, how many 2CVs do you see these days even in France, let alone a Dyanne?

    Way better** than my Renault 5, which went quick when it was working, but that wasn't very often.

    * Well, there was a Citroen museum down the road, so maybe not that odd.

    ** I.e. lasted 2 years rather than 1 before it was sold to a garage for 60 for parts. While the 5 blew a conrod (we think) and got taken away for scrap.
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    The back window of the Allegro would pop out when you jacked it up using a trolley jack at a certain point. It didn't happen if you used the correct jacking point.

    My favorite car was a 3.5l Rover SD1
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