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  1. war baby

    Car Leasing

    Well, this has been my chosen option for very many years, but as I am probably more or less in my last car buying phase (I'm an old banger myself now!) I figured I would splash out on a decent set of wheels for one last time. But what a minefield it is. Probably I will not understand all those flappy paddles and TV screens telling me where to turn next. I hear the buses are quite good these days. I can do that for free.
  2. war baby

    Car Leasing

    I am glad I revived this old thread, it is proving very interesting and providing a sensible discussion of the topic. (It just shows how very useful MF can be to the community when not abused by members posting rubbish). Thanks to those who responded. My sudden interest in leasing my next car was triggered by a conversation with a locally based car trader who said anybody who buys a car, be it new or second hand, in today's market is wasting their money. Technology and regulations are now changing so fast that it is impossible for the layman to predict values or trends. 'Let the trade take the risk', he said. He has no axe to grind as he is now retired, but was very successful in his day. Where we differed is that I would like an electric car. His advice was don't touch them. He thinks petrol is always the way to go. I still plan to stick to my fairly green credentials if I can find a suitable deal. I have sent off a few email enquiries and I will let you know how it goes.
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    Car Leasing

    Can anyone update this thread please? I would like to lease a good modern car on the IoM. I am tired of driving old bangers! What are your recent experiences?
  4. We went to see it a few days ago. I have never seen Mrs WB laugh so much. We thought it was an excellent production, great energy and very funny. As to the humour, it's Monty Python. Any subject was considered ripe for a bit of satire. This was mild. You wait until Life of Brian arrives!
  5. OK maybe ‘flood’ was a tad too harsh, but the road that end gets splashed regularly and is far wetter than further along.
  6. The Summerland end stinks in summer and regularly floods in winter.
  7. Sorry to be a tad late in my response to Mr Thomas’ amusing comparison of his Year of the Island with the 1951 Festival of Britain. I doubt he was yet born by that time, the penultimate year of the King’s reign. I remember being taken by my father to the South Bank, where the Festival Hall survives. I gazed up in amazement at the Skylon, explored the Dome of Discovery, marvelled at the Shot Tower and saw for the first time... a television! The event inspired thousands of weary people in post war Britain to work together for a better future. I wish the Manx version well, and look forward to seeing it begin. I hope it has the impact of the ‘51 event!
  8. A quick question to the professional fishermen/women amongst MF readers: Does the latest set of EU regulations regarding by-catch apply to boats in Manx waters? If so, will this require the counting and recording of catches in a Manx port?
  9. He’ll frighten his grandchildren!
  10. If you are for real, B&R, let’s ask you some questions, you will soon find out what the voters want. BTW it might be as well not to use a pseudonym. It’s a better way of getting known. OK: my first question, how will Brexit affect the island and how could you help protect fishing stocks in Manx waters?
  11. war baby

    F1 2018

    But the flying Dutchman was. He will amaze and delight for many years. I am pleased for Lewis, he fought well. The little cuddle from Seb was good to see, all good sporting stuff.
  12. war baby

    F1 2018

    That will teach Ferrari! (Kimi)
  13. The present access road is fine, it just needs a sign instructing drivers, particularly White Van Man to put wing mirrors in. You don’t need them along there.
  14. The heating here went on again last week. Standing by for the huge oil bills. Log fires blazing every night.
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