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  1. JonW

    Query re PCP balloon payments?

    All, This may be a dumb question, but I’m curious as to what’s the normal experience in terms of the balloon payments on a PCP lease relative to market value? My family car is currently a Range Rover Sport, and at the end of Feb it comes to the end of a 4 yr lease. I wasn’t particularly...
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    Why do people SORN their Maserati?

    All This is a genuine question born out of a lack of understanding. I went for a 90 mins drive today around the Surrey hills in my GS after not having used it for 7-8 days over the Christmas break, and it was a fantastic drive... great fun, really enjoyable, and reminded me how much I enjoy...
  3. JonW

    Getting rid of leaf stains?

    I washed my Mini today for the first time in about a month, and it’s got quite a few leaf stains on the roof and the silver stripe down the bonnet... Any top tips on getting rid of them? Would a clay bar / glove get through them?
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    De-icing - is there a better way?

    Morning all, I spent a fun-filled, freezing, 10 mins this morning trying to de-ice my car before I drove to the station. In the end it was barely passable, and still felt a bit like I was driving blind. So, what do you use to de-ice your cars.... Any links to top products, or tips on...
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    Best hotel for couple’s long weekend away

    All I’m in need of some inspiration... me and Mrs W are looking to treat ourselves to a 3-4 days / long weekend break away as a Christmas treat to ourselves. What is the best hotel you’ve been to in either UK / Ireland? thanks in advance...
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    Need some Mini expertise

    Hi all, I’m after some over the internet mechanical diagnosis expertise... My Mini Cooper has just suddenly started draining the battery. Yesterday I drove it for about an hour into London, went to watch my daughter play hockey, and when I came back to the car (with daughter and friend in...
  7. JonW

    I wish I tried harder at sports...

    Please ignore the delightful Shmee, but this just makes me wish I tried harder at sports...
  8. JonW

    Gransport with Decat pipes - before and after

    Title says it all really. I’ve just bought myself some Larini decat pipes and below are before and after clips. Before: After: I’ve only done a short drive in the car (back from the garage, albeit the long way round!) but my first impressions are I love it. It’s much raspier, much louder...
  9. JonW

    Adding video to a thread?

    Is there an easy way of doing this? I have some before and after clips that were recorded on my phone, but it says they are too large to process? Any advice or help appreciated...
  10. JonW

    Happy birthday to me!...

    My present to myself has arrived! Was meant to be 42 days delivery, and came just over two weeks after order being placed...! Now I need to get them fitted ASAP.
  11. JonW

    3200 Assetto Corsa for sale

    Is this anyone on here? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201908191319965?onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&model=3200&price-from=500&postcode=tn233fw&make=MASERATI&sort=relevance&radius=1501&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1
  12. JonW

    Gransport - Euro or US manifolds?

    All, From reading around a little bit it seems to be a bit random as to which of these I might have on my car.... so sorry to ask what may be a silly question, but what is the best way to find out? Reason for asking is it’s my birthday coming up, and my present to myself may be one of these...
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    £20k budget, Year of your birth car, what would you buy?

    All I have a friend who is coming upto his 50th birthday, and his wife has asked me and some of his other friends for help in buying him a special present. As a family, they have recently sold all their shares in a business my mate helped to set up and grow over the last 25 years, so they are...
  14. JonW

    First choice detailing - highly recommended

    All, Wanted to give some recognition and thanks to Jake at First Choice Detailing. I got his details via Emblem, and he has just done a correction detail and applied a ceramic protection (Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra, and EXO V4) to my Gransport. It looks fabulous (pic below doesn’t really...
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    Gransport wheel alignment settings

    Hi all, I’ve just got my Gransport back from Emblem, and one of the things they corrected for me was the wheel alignment. I know I’ve seen other threads with recommended measurements on them, but can’t currently find them. Below is a before and after for mine... I’m not sure I understand...
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    Cost of covered transport

    All, I’m about to pay to get my Gransport trailered down to Emblem and First Choice Detailing for some love, care and attention... and am interested in views from those with personal experience on what would be a reasonable cost for a covered trailer? I live just inside the M25, so pretty...
  17. JonW

    Need urgent help...

    Hi all, I’ve just gone to take my Gransport out of the garage to pack for Le Mans and have a major problem. Car starts fine, but when I stick it into gear and press the accelerate it moves about an inch, big clang, won’t budge after that and feels like the handbrake has fused... If I try to...
  18. JonW

    Granturismo winter tyres for sale

    I know this is a strange time to advertise these, but I wouldn’t mind clearing some space in the garage, and recouping some of price I’ve just paid for a new set of tyres for the Gransport I’ve got a full set of 20” Pirelli Sottozero II’s tyres that came off my 2012 Granturismo S. All are in...
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    Quattroporte Gransport

    Anyone on here the owner of the latest Quattroporte Gransport? Me and Mrs W are toying with the idea of changing our family daily (Range Rover Sport) for a fast 4 door saloon, and then swapping my Mini Cooper for a dog carrier / smaller SUV as my station car....