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A visit to North Wales
« on: 13.08. 2018 16:42 »
Last week my wife and I visited our number two son, Jorj and his girlfriend Rhi, in North Wales. As our Fiat Panda was in the menders for work to be done we hired a car. It was a Toyota Aigo in black and almost fluorescent yellow. We named it The Wasp. The car appeared to have mostly plastic body parts. Very comfortable. Bit slow compared to our Fiat but eventually wound up to useful speeds.

Jorj and Rhi are both in their 30's. They have no children (yet). They both earn reasonable wages so have some disposable income. A few months back Jorj bought a fairly old Nissan Nirvana Utility vehicle. After he acquired the vehicle he discovered that some of that range were built in Spain and those have a vulnerability to rust in the chassis between the cab and the back which can cause them to break their backs when loaded! Of course, his vehicle is one of them! It is still in one piece but mucho rust is visible on the chassis members. Nissan have promised to either repair or if not possible purchase the vehicles at the price paid and offer a 40% discount against a new one. Jorj awaits a decision.

My son recently bought, on impulse I think, a Dodge Ram van, made in about 1982. It's in extremely good shape for it's age but, it's got a 5.2ltr V8 engine for goodness sake! The inside trim is all beige and brown with squidgy brown velour upholstery! The front seats turn around to be used as comfortable chairs. The quoted fuel consumption when the vehicle was new was 13mpg! I guess thirty years later, that can not have improved.

Here are some pictures of our hired Toyota Aigo, the Nissan Nirvana and the Dodge Ram 

https://goo.gl/1kj8Vs

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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #1 on: 13.08. 2018 20:52 »
G'day GB.
WOT, no detour to SRM?
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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #2 on: 13.08. 2018 21:32 »
Hasn't he spent enough there this year   ;)

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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #3 on: 13.08. 2018 23:14 »
SRM are in South Wales, I believe.

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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #4 on: 14.08. 2018 00:25 »
Hi All,
SRM are located near Aberstwyth, which is more than half way up the map, if you ask me  *????*   *lol* *lol* *conf2*

https://www.google.com/search?q=wales+map&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.4581151,-4.2800369,8z

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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #5 on: 14.08. 2018 02:54 »
Mid Wales, or at least it was last week when I went to pick my barrels and pistons up.

Had a good mooch about while I was there, amazing the lengths they go to to provide quality parts.
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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #6 on: 14.08. 2018 08:37 »
Is that what looks to be the A6 through Corwen? The number of times I've been along that road on one of my BSAs. Love Wales!
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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #7 on: 14.08. 2018 08:42 »
Is that what looks to be the A6 through Corwen? The number of times I've been along that road on one of my BSAs. Love Wales!
A5. Yup, been through Corwen many times on the way to Snowdonia.

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Re: A visit to North Wales
« Reply #8 on: 14.08. 2018 11:56 »
I have to say that IMHO, the colour scheme of the wasp is horrible. Does it come with free sunglasses?  ;)
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