Top Gear

Hawk13

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I remember when Top Gear was about cars.
lol - you sound like my Mrs. TG is not a car show anymore - it's a lads mag take on life with a car theme.

I watched up to the Ferrari review last night and will not be watching the end .....
 

dem maser

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I’ll fight you for it Dem. First car was an UNO 45, all 903cc, 4 speed of it. I’d love a turbo.
friend had a mk1 uno turbo which in 1997 he painted pearl white, looked beautiful, i bought a 325 coupe so he sold it on, regret it, should have scratched that itch
 

Delmonte

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Looks excellent fun that. Wouldn’t want to crash in one though, you’d be safer crashing a motorbike.
True dat. They are so flimsy it’s scary. I had a mk2 UNO in the late 90s. Someone broke into it to steal my radio, not by smashing the glass, but just by putting there fingers behind the top of the door and bending the door in half with their bare hands... glass intact
 

safrane

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True dat. They are so flimsy it’s scary. I had a mk2 UNO in the late 90s. Someone broke into it to steal my radio, not by smashing the glass, but just by putting there fingers behind the top of the door and bending the door in half with their bare hands... glass intact
You could do that in the vast majority of cars then... I must have visited 100s of victims during my plod days.
 

philw696

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Yeah my daughter's Saxo had the doors bent over several times around Bristol.
Put two new doors on in the end.
 

Vampyrebat

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You could do that in the vast majority of cars then... I must have visited 100s of victims during my plod days.
I had a Metro GTI when I worked in Wrexham many moons ago......I locked the door whilst leaving the key in the ignition. A police man came over to me (I guess I looked suspicious hovering around the car) and asked me what I was doing? I explained what had happened, he then found some nylon brick pallet ties, folded in half to form a large hoop and pulled the door open from the top as @Delmonte said, dropped the loop down and pulled up the snip!! I was very grateful. But then thought afterwards...

  1. It might not of been my car and he helped me steal it!
  2. He showed me a way to break into a car!
 

safrane

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I had a Metro GTI when I worked in Wrexham many moons ago......I locked the door whilst leaving the key in the ignition. A police man came over to me (I guess I looked suspicious hovering around the car) and asked me what I was doing? I explained what had happened, he then found some nylon brick pallet ties, folded in half to form a large hoop and pulled the door open from the top as @Delmonte said, dropped the loop down and pulled up the snip!! I was very grateful. But then thought afterwards...

  1. It might not of been my car and he helped me steal it!
  2. He showed me a way to break into a car!
Happened to me on my first ever trip out after passing my test. Trip to Blackpool and did it the moment we arrived... 4 hour wait by the car for a 6 second entry by the boys in blue... the then GF was not happy having her day out ruined.
 

conaero

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There was a rumour you could break into Audi/Vw with the air driven central locking with half a tennis ball.

place it over the keyhole and punch it. The air expelled forced the locks up.

Anyone verify that?