March 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm #43386POPSModerator
I’ve opened this off topic thread as a temporary home for all discussions that are not Motability related. It will remain at the top of the page as a “super sticky”. Hopefully we can replace it with a dedicated multi thread ‘off topic’ section.
Keep it decent and respectful and non sexual. Any offensive posts will be removed and posters will be warned as to future posting conduct.
March 7, 2018 at 2:47 pm #43593
Fantastic news Matt, congratulations!
Now if you could just tell us the reg of the vehicle so if we see you we can give you a wide berth, that would be fantastic, cheers! lol
Hey Winston, where’s are ol’ mate Brydo…… missing him.
Oi Brydo, say something, let us know you’re alive!
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 7, 2018 at 3:36 pm #43605Winston
Matt knocked him down on his test lolMarch 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm #43607
As long as it was an electric vehicle i’m sure Brydo would have been ok with it lol
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm #43609Tufty
Is a Carista Dongle worth a punt!!!??? Thats my onepenneth……March 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm #43610Kam
Congratulations Matt,March 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm #43612
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm #43613Brydo
Still here Trev, still here,March 7, 2018 at 4:53 pm #43617
Phewww, can get a decent night’s sleep now knowing ur ok 😉
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm #43620VinnieParticipant
Congrats on passing your test, sleep well tonight, if you can ?March 7, 2018 at 5:36 pm #43623MattParticipant
Thanks everyone, just to let you know if your in the North West (Liverpool) give White Peugeot 3008’s a wide berth lol,
Winston your comment was hilarious.
Finally be able to get out and about thanks to Motability a truly amazing scheme. I will still enjoy the forum and call into ‘The Motability Arms’ I look forward to sharing my opinions on the 3008. 1 more sleep that’s if I can get to sleep.March 7, 2018 at 5:39 pm #43624POPSModerator
Congratulations on passing your test Matt.March 7, 2018 at 5:47 pm #43628Garys
Yes well done hope yoh put many enjoyable miles under your belt tske it easy when you collect your car – not many new passees can get out in a new car so enjoyMarch 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm #43632Timerfirst
Well done Matt, enjoy your new car. When I passed my driving test I drove off in a ten year old fiat with more rust than metal,lolMarch 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm #43665Brydo
Guys got my computer fixed….ish running on Windows 8 and all is good. I know most of you were against an all-in-one computers but i think they look great and if i hadnt fixed it i was about to buy one. 24 inch screen practically no cables (the wife liked that) looked great, but £800 saved all is good.March 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm #43668BigB
Windows 8!!! Next you will be telling us you need a shilling for the electric meter! With all your posts relating to electric vehicles I was under the impression you were up to date with technology, next you will be telling us the batteries have failed in your sun dial.
Only kidding! I too am a bit of a luddite with all the IT supposed upgrades that seem to appear on the market every other month. If it does what you want why upgrade to systems that don’t always respond in the same way as the original. Having said that, I am not championing steam driven cars!!March 8, 2018 at 12:36 am #43669Brydo
BigB i had windows 10 on it but computer stopped working, tried everything to get it to work but nothing worked. As a last resort i put in my old windows 8 disk in and hey presto it worked couldnt believe it. Now looking to upgrade to windows 10 free of charge, as windows 8 has removed it, i know they were offering it in the past but not sure if they still do.March 8, 2018 at 7:21 am #43673lightbodyae55Participant
Have you thought of a linux disto works just as well or in some cases better than windows!
I use my laptop which is writing this with solus linux, a lot of users use Ubuntu distro, look it up online to see what you think, I made the decision to change when Microsoft insisted that everyone on windows 7 would have to upgrade to win 10, I decided that no company was going to force me into something I did not want.
Here is a link to a very informative linux website https://distrowatch.com/ hope this helps you to make a decision on changing your os.
lightbodyae55March 8, 2018 at 7:27 am #43674lightbodyae55Participant
I notice your idea of driving songs has been removed so are we going to start it here?
If so I will start with Status Quo Down Down, followed by Caroline both live from the last of the electrics show December 2016.
Been to see them at the Hydro in Glasgow Every year, since 2012.
I know originally you said only one song, but I thought why not two songs!
lightbodyae55March 8, 2018 at 7:28 am #43675
Link to free windows 10 download if you want it –
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 8, 2018 at 7:31 am #43676Mike
I love Barry manilow lovely songs in the total quietness of the engine in my Golf I’ve read that my new 1.5 tsi is whisper quietMarch 8, 2018 at 7:33 am #43678
Yeah shot down in my prime lol
Shortly there is going to be a dedicated section for off topic discussions, so instead of cramming all off topic discussions in one thread, we can have individual threads for each topic, thus was thinking waiting till that appears before starting it up again. Otherwise it’ll get fragmented and not very user friendly.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 8, 2018 at 7:35 am #43680
lightbodyae55, forgot to mention my old mate from school was made on the Quo… still is but spreading the Quo in America now. Whenever i was round his house they were always playing lol
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 8, 2018 at 7:37 am #43681
My music taste are very diverse Mike, I also love a bit of Barry, amazing showman, shame i never had the opportunity to see him live, would have loved to have seen him in Vegas.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5March 8, 2018 at 7:41 am #43683Mike
Trev the song the one that got away is the best Barry song ever have you heard it ? You have to join in with the chorus it’s lovely I also love ABBA But my favourite is OMD orchestral manuovres in the dark listen to them everyday fantasticMarch 8, 2018 at 7:44 am #43684
Yes Mike, he has so many fantastic songs…. Andrew Lloyd Webber would do so well in making Manilow the Musical.
Not a fan of Abba, but OMD i used to listen on my walkman when commuting to college on the train, fantastic pioneers of electro.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5