Due to our car troubles recently I’ve taken to hiring a car for any sort of long distance travelling we’ve got planned. So for our Christmas trip away I booked a Skoda Octavia (or similar car in the same class) with a boot big enough for all our presents. When I went to collect the … More My difficulty loving a BMW
I’ve been lucky/unlucky enough to have driven the following vehicles since over the course of about 4 months: Audi Diesel Automatic A3 2003 Ford Transit Diesel Manual XLWB XHR 2015 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Manual 2007 Ford Mondeo Petrol Automatic 2005 Toyota Previa Diesel Automatic 1997 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Manual 2013 Citroen … More Vehicle Dashboards: How to just design things wrong.
I blogged about this engine a while ago: http://skeater.co.uk/index.cfm/2011/11/15/Fords-10-100-bhp-green-engine Ford have made a little 1.0 engine with a turbo, that can produce 123 hp. They’re planning on putting it into the Fiesta and the Focus, and I think the Mondeo too, although they’ll be making bigger versions as well, including versions to replace the big … More Ford Eco Boost 1.0 hits the Nürburgring!
I have had one hell of a busy month. I’ve moved house, from Stoke Bishop to Southmead… some might say that’s a downgrading… well you’re right. The road I’ve moved onto is not as nice as the one I’ve just left, but it’s not too bad really… just the pub is a bit noisy on saturday … More Life goes on
While testing something at work today, as usual I choose a car I rather like to use as my test subject. Today I picked the Skoda Fabia 2.0 TFSI vRS, about 200 horsepower, front wheel drive, cost a little over £20,000. I like Skoda’s and that vRS isn’t a terrible target to set myself. I … More Econuts should give car makers a break
The latest trend for car manufacturers is to use a tiny engine with a hefty turbo on it, to keep CO2 emissions down. The VW family have the 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol turbo engines, and even BMW use a 3.0 litre twin-turbo to replace their 3.5 litre engine. In fact BMW are the clear … More Ford’s 1.0 100 bhp “green” engine
I had a dream sometime last week, and it’s taken me a while to get around to writing it up, but it was really rather entertaining so I thought I’d better still post it. I can’t remember how it all started, as is often the case with a dream, but I remember I was lucky … More V8 face punching antics
So I’ve been after a VXR8 for many years now. In fact I think for the last 3 or 4 years, my mother has asked me what I’ve wanted for christmas, and I give her a list that always ends with “Vauxhall VXR8”. Every year, she fails to by me one. I’ve also failed to … More Vauxhall VXR8: The most environmentally friendly car
Ok, I’m supposed to be going to bed ‘coz I is well tired m8. But I just wanted to have a quick rant about Johnny English Reborn before I go. I’ve just been to see the aforementioned film in the cinema with the right hon. Lady Skeater, and we both very much enjoyed it. We … More Johnny English 2: Apple, apple, apple
And while we’re on the subject of “updates” as you choose to call them, I may as well date you’re up while we’re here. Me ladies So first of all it’s probably worth mentioning some where in here that I’m now bringing up a baby and about to move in with my girlfriend somewhere in … More If an update was a thing, and I was doing it now, then this would be an update