2 weeks time I will have my car back out of storage, hopefully weather will be ok. Been 3 looooooooooooong months without it!
Only seen them lay salt down once this winter and that was in early Dec and that wasn't needed.Yip it is an all year round car but i just dont fancy salt destroyin my cor rims. Maybe nxt year another set of rims for winter.
I'm moving to your town! The gritters have been out 4 or 5 times a week here in Somerset since November, and not once has it been needed. Wrote to the Council and my MP, and she agrees with me about the ridiculous waste of money, and is picking a fight with the Council. Probably won't make any diference but you have to try.Only seen them lay salt down once this winter and that was in early Dec and that wasn't needed.
Went for a fantastic hammer in the Evo yesterday and did the same route in the GTR today. Both absolutely fantastic hoons!
Unfortunately, there are fears that the story weather will be here until May
Sounds like they have budget to spend before the end of their financial year or they lose it next year. I live just north of London and could count the amount of times I've seen a gritter this year on one hand probably....I'm moving to your town! The gritters have been out 4 or 5 times a week here in Somerset since November, and not once has it been needed. Wrote to the Council and my MP, and she agrees with me about the ridiculous waste of money, and is picking a fight with the Council. Probably won't make any diference but you have to try.
MPSS on, I can still have fun in the wet with mine, weather doesn't both me, wet or dry. Obviously dry means you can play even harder.Unfortunately, there are fears that the story weather will be here until May
What tyres have you got on the GT-R? and yesterday was glorious, I took mine out and had a great blast... someone said my car looks like the one off knight rider! lolI tend to lock my car up when the salt and **** road conditions appear but its nothing to do about money. Give me a dry day like yesterday and it does come out, I watch the weather forecast for "dry" days and hopefully dry roads so I can take it out. Yesterday was the first dry and dry road day for us since early Dec!
I just don't like the thought of it looking like **** and all that salt eating away at the carefully applied wax and metalwork!
The car was bought for weekend driving and not as a daily drive so its a special purchase for us and I like to treat it that way.
the GTR is spotless and pampered, but you should see the state of my DD!
+1 I'm with you brother! mine's my daily, and for weekend manoeuvres..I am on the right forum right? GT-R owners club?
Now this is just my opinion so please don't take it to heart, i'm genuinely interested in the answer. Why spend so much money on a car to just lock it up ?
Today was a beautiful day down in Dorset, clear sunny skies all day, took a trip to Poole and Bournemouth in the beast, and was brilliant, lots of headturning, thumbs up, and streets woken up
I know part of the answer could be re-sale value, which I agree with to an extent, but buying a car is to enjoy it, so if my car is worth less to one that is neglected for 3-4 months of the year, and mine is worth less, well does not really bother me, since I know I had more fun in mine all round the clock
If people buy cars and worry too much about the re-sale value, you are never going to enjoy the car fully, and should not buy a car of this value in the first place.
I don't care what mine sells for, as long as I get my enjoyment from it while I have it, which is why I bought it.
+1For me the attraction of the Nissan is that it's a tough, all-round daily driver - rather than a precious/fragile exotic that needs pampering every time it's used...
Don't get me wrong, my car is fastidiously cared for - but getting in it EVERY day makes that effort worthwhile.
What does give it the gravy mean? is that biker speak?Yep, took mine out today for the first time since Nov and loved every moment! Normally I get an itch to change a car after 2 years, I've had this one near 3.5 years and no sign of any itch yet!
Stopped for a coffee at a popular bikers caff this afternoon that was full of two wheeled thrill seekers and I was told to "give it the gravy bud" not sure if he was taking the piss, gay or liked the car ..............