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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sat May 13, 2017 9:33 pm

Btw Miltiades... who says we want you back?

Has the British medicare scheme gotten too expensive and you figured that Cyprus' €5(?) hospital care fee is a smashing deal? :lol:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Sotos » Sun May 14, 2017 1:44 am

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Sotos wrote:But now I can get what I want from even a 1.2 ltr. car...

You mean like getting blown off the freeway like a kite? :?


I don't think that happens. To be honest at this point I am driving a pretty big and heavy 2 ltr. car ... but that is only because I had it for many years. I wouldn't buy such car again. I've driven an old Yaris on the motorway and I never felt I was blown off... and the new small cars are much more powerful. A 3 cylinder 1 ltr turbo engine can now give you over 120bhp, and that is quite a lot for such small and light cars.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 14, 2017 1:54 am

Sotos wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:But now I can get what I want from even a 1.2 ltr. car...

You mean like getting blown off the freeway like a kite? :?


I don't think that happens. To be honest at this point I am driving a pretty big and heavy 2 ltr. car ... but that is only because I had it for many years. I wouldn't buy such car again. I've driven an old Yaris on the motorway and I never felt I was blown off... and the new small cars are much more powerful. A 3 cylinder 1 ltr turbo engine can now give you over 120bhp, and that is quite a lot for such small and light cars.

Those 1.4/1.5 hatches like Yaris, Jazz, etc, are great cars for Cyprus but a 1.2? :?

That would be scary on a windy day on the highway! :lol:

It's not about power but weight.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun May 14, 2017 4:23 am

Took my brother and nephew to their apartment , very close to mine, but not before taking my 78 yeat old and rather eccentric
brother to his favourite barber for a shave and a haircut.
We bought some food from Karbatsos and settle down for a late lunch / early dinner and of course a bottle or two of wine.

Although my brother has his own parking space at the block a good friend occupies the space since he knows the apartment remains empty most of the time, so i parked the Jag close to the kerb in thr street.

I never drink and drive and neither do I drive recklesly as indeed most Cypriot drivers appear to do. In my younger days i drove responsibly and always considered high speed as ....fucking crazy. Perhaps why with almost 50 years of driving never had an accident.

Grandchildren arrived with mum early evening to see my brother. Wonderful family enviroment that appeals to me no end.
What was about to happen late evening almost broke my heart and my rather colourful language sprung into action ....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 14, 2017 8:58 am

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:That would be scary on a windy day on the highway! :lol:


It's not about power but weight.

Isn't it more about shape? It must depend on the aerodynamics and where the down-force is, surely? A big, tall, heavy lorry will fare worse in windy conditions than a lighter, aerodynamically designed car.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun May 14, 2017 9:41 am

My self brother and nephew had a great meal and got down to some serious wine drinking !! At about 10.45 pm my brother went to bed and I decided to stay at his apartment for the night. No sooner had my eyes closed and was awakened by a thunderous crash , my nephew who was still up rushed into my bedroom and gave the sad news. Someone had crashed the drivers rear side of my car !!! I rushed downstairs , adrenaline at the highest point and saw the offending car six metres away from my car having also crashed on to another car. I quicly inspected my Jag and was fuming. The force of the crash was so severe it left a great big hole on the rear side. The offending car , a Golf was minus the left front wheel having collspsed from the impact and was full of smoke. Someone had called the fire brigade and an ambulance arriving promptly. I approached the driver and his two passengers, all men in their late 20s early 30s remonstrating angrily . All were Polish, all fucking pissed out of their heads.
You fucking bastard i said to the young driver. Look what you ve'done to my car you drunken fuckpot. He spoke in Greek to tell me he has insurance. The police arrived shorty and got on in a very efficient and professional manner with the task . Obviously
They could smell alcohol on me but realized on seing me without a shirt that my car was parked properly.
The stupid bastard driver was breathilized the reading being 95 !!. He was promptly arrested while i was still calling him the same names that I shall soon call the fucking psychopath
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun May 14, 2017 2:54 pm

[quote="Get Real!"]Btw Miltiades... who says we want you back?

Has the British medicare scheme gotten too expensive and you figured that Cyprus' €5(?) hospital care fee is a smashing deal? :lol:[/quote
Didn't realize that a Cypriot returning to his roots needed permission from psychopath
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Sotos » Sun May 14, 2017 3:14 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:That would be scary on a windy day on the highway! :lol:


It's not about power but weight.

Isn't it more about shape? It must depend on the aerodynamics and where the down-force is, surely? A big, tall, heavy lorry will fare worse in windy conditions than a lighter, aerodynamically designed car.


Yes, and also the weight difference between a car with 1.4 ltr engine and the same car with 1.2 ltr engine is minimal. That said the car manufacturers are actually trying to make their cars lighter because this increases performances and fuel efficiency... being blown by the wind is not an issue even for those even smaller city cars like the Smart or the VW Up (but I wouldn't get one of those as their space is very limited)
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm

Sotos wrote:Yes, and also the weight difference between a car with 1.4 ltr engine and the same car with 1.2 ltr engine is minimal.

No way... :) the average 1.4ltr hatch is about 1250kg and the average 1.2ltr 3-cylinder matchbox is about 900kg! :lol:

The little cars are great in suburbia for pizza delivery and taking toddlers to the park, but I wouldn’t take them cross country... well not unless you've got a full gasket replacement kit! :lol:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sun May 14, 2017 3:56 pm

miltiades wrote:My self brother and nephew had a great meal and got down to some serious wine drinking !! At about 10.45 pm my brother went to bed and I decided to stay at his apartment for the night. No sooner had my eyes closed and was awakened by a thunderous crash , my nephew who was still up rushed into my bedroom and gave the sad news. Someone had crashed the drivers rear side of my car !!! I rushed downstairs , adrenaline at the highest point and saw the offending car six metres away from my car having also crashed on to another car. I quicly inspected my Jag and was fuming. The force of the crash was so severe it left a great big hole on the rear side. The offending car , a Golf was minus the left front wheel having collspsed from the impact and was full of smoke. Someone had called the fire brigade and an ambulance arriving promptly. I approached the driver and his two passengers, all men in their late 20s early 30s remonstrating angrily . All were Polish, all fucking pissed out of their heads.
You fucking bastard i said to the young driver. Look what you ve'done to my car you drunken fuckpot. He spoke in Greek to tell me he has insurance. The police arrived shorty and got on in a very efficient and professional manner with the task . Obviously
They could smell alcohol on me but realized on seing me without a shirt that my car was parked properly.
The stupid bastard driver was breathilized the reading being 95 !!. He was promptly arrested while i was still calling him the same names that I shall soon call the fucking psychopath


when exactly did you ask if anyone was hurt?
And why were you talking to a dog while staying in England instead of your wife?
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