tony from suffolk

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About tony from suffolk

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    I defeated anorexia!
  • Birthday 12/27/1949

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  • My outfit Casual. Swore when I retired I'd never wear a tie again.
  • County/Town suffolk/stowmarket
  • Real first name Tarquin?
  • Country Europe

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  • Gender Male
  • Interests Walking, Hi-Fi, Music, Fishing, Home Cinema, Reading.

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  1. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic RIP Steve Armitage   

    We were so saddened to learn about Steve. He was a lovely man & we had many happy times with him. Deepest sympathies to his lovely family.

    Tony & Mags.
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  2. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Premium Diesel v Standard....   

    IIRC, Rob Jax (who was a genuine expert on matters fuel) reckoned that the premium petrol wasn't worth buying because it really had no effect (the mind is a very strong influence..) but that the premium diesel did offer a very minor improvement.

    I did try both, being the cynic I am, & concur with his conclusions. So I just use the standard stuff.
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  3. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Latest cheap import?   


    Yes, but....why??
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  4. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Vehicle: Range Rover Vogue TDV8 (2007)   

    A truly great vehicle Nick, and I'm sure you'll get many miles of superb, reliable service. Well done! :-)
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  5. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Hybrid cars - not for towing - info please   

    a few years ago we took a Lexus RX400h hybrid for an extended test drive. We were very impressed with its quietness and it was certainly quick off the mark. This used two electric motors and a standard petrol V6 engine.

    After some discussion I made an offer for their demo, which was accepted. However, an hour or so later the manager, who we had been dealing with, 'phoned me back to say he was a bit worried about us using it for towing a fairly heavy 'van and had sought further advice from Lexus. Their feeling was that for most of the time, due to the weight, the petrol motor would be running which would result in very poor fuel economy so he couldn't advise us to continue with the purchase.

    We'd previously lined up a test drive in a TDV8 Range Rover so we went ahead, and that was a completely different kettle of fish!

    Nevertheless, we were both very impressed with the integrity of the Lexus manager and the Lexus itself.
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  6. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Average speed cameras   

    The computing power required for average speed camera systems is pretty trivial. I too am amazed at the number of people who just don't get the concept and speed up between the cameras.

    Personally I think they're a great idea. The traffic always seems to flow better & if you've got cruise control it's really quite pleasant to potter along.
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  7. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic What are your top 5 favorite movies?   

    In no particular order :-
    The Big Labowski, Spirited Away, Fargo (love the Cohen Brothers' movies), Pulp Fiction (and QuentinTarantino's!), LOTR.
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  8. tony from suffolk added a gallery image in Member's Gallery   

    Rudding Park G T Rally 2003 004

    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    Rudding Park G T Rally 2003 008

    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    Rudding Park G T Rally 2003 015

    In album: Old GT Rally, Rudding Park, 2003

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    Some old friends on a great weekend.
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  14. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Windows or Mac or What?   

    Wow! nine-hour battery life for a PC laptop's very good; of course it doesn't compete with SWMBO's Macbook Air which lasts for twelve hours...

    I'm sure we can all relate tales of broken computers, in fact the nightmares I had with PCs finally led me to Macs, and I've had no problems since making the change. Personally, I'm not interested in playing games but let's face it, neither Macs or PCs are good at that, they're for working on.

    To the OP - just try both types and make your own mind up.
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  15. tony from suffolk added a post in a topic Windows or Mac or What?   

    So, Windows is a "User- Friendly" Platform! I did not know that!
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