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Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sat May 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Sunday April 16th, at 2pm And aftet 56 years living away from my beloved island, the day had arrived when my very own Anastasis came to fruition.
I early april i had made up my mind that i was no longer tolerant of being on my own in the UK, more so when I had begun to talk to my dog expecting a ...conversation or a t least a reply.

It was time to call it a day and prepared my self for my permanent return. In spite of one or two unforseen events, one of which
rather unpleasant, my four weeks thus far have been an awakening. I ask my self why oh why have I left it this long. I have enjoyed every single minute of my time and constantly cursing my self for not doing this earlier.
I have a car that i absolutely love, a Jaguar X-Type 2.5 ltr. I shipped it out to cyprus and eagerly awaited its arrival. Well it arrived,
and on collecting it from Limassol port , inspite of the drivers wing mirror suffering total collapse I was not bothered, a quick repair using celotape got me going.

It was Thursday April 27th. What a joy driving my own car .

What happened 4 days later shook me quite a bit ...
Will elaborate just as soon i sort out my lap top which also decided to pack up on me !!
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat May 13, 2017 6:53 pm

I will keep a look out for a Jag with Brit plates.....where btw are you settled?

And welcome home....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Sotos » Sat May 13, 2017 7:31 pm

What do you need a 2.5 ltr. car for? It is always funny for me when I see old retirees driving such cars going under 100km/h on the motorway. When I was much younger I would push every car I got to its limits... both in terms of acceleration and occasionally even max speed, sometimes going over 200km/h... until I almost killed myself :? But now I can get what I want from even a 1.2 ltr. car... heck even 1 ltr. (turbo) cars these days can have decent acceleration! And if you really need a bigger, heavier car... then maybe you need to go up to 1.8 ltr. Beyond that I don't see the point... it is bad for both your pocket and the environment.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat May 13, 2017 7:57 pm

Did 160 Km yesterday, (Limassol to Nicosia and back) I reckon using about 8 l of fuel,,,(5 l/100 or 56 MPG),in a 1.2 Turbo. Did it by (mostly) keeping to the speed limits on the highway,,,though despite now being a more mature in years, I can and do push it to the limit if I have too, both in terms of acceleration and top speed.

I average between about 35 to 40 MPG (7 to 81/100) even on my my normal driving/ commuting around town/ on the school run, but then I will be as quick as I can away from Green light.

It is not however quite as elegant as a bigger luxury car like a Jaguar.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat May 13, 2017 8:06 pm

Jaguars are my least favourite high-end cars. They remind me of East-end hoodlums.

I get that it's a generational thing, though - my dad would probably have loved one too, bless him.

Oh well, I guess you can look at it as a symbol of how far you have come from the days of the Stroumbi donkey. :P
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat May 13, 2017 8:23 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Jaguars are my least favourite high-end cars. They remind me of East-end hoodlums.

I get that it's a generational thing, though - my dad would probably have loved one too, bless him.

Oh well, I guess you can look at it as a symbol of how far you have come from the days of the Stroumbi donkey. :P


you might like this... two jags in the line-up
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/blog/opinion/top-5-greatest-gangsters-cars
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sat May 13, 2017 8:25 pm

I love big cars but i do not drive at high speeds. The Jaguar is a safe comfortable car and ideal for a big family , 3 grabdchildren
Etc. Yes it is a thirsty car but worth rhe cost of running.

Im settled in Limassol and yes i do have uk number plates at least for a month or so..

On Tuesday may 2nd i drove my Jag to Paphos and collected my older brother and his son who judt arrived for a weeks holuday.
I flew here on easyjet as i have always done. My brother told me he was coming onnthe same flight as i hsd done. On arriving at paphos airport i checked artivals and noted that the flight was delayed by an hour. As i had artived wuite early i thpught i will have 40 winks. Layed on a bench , used a cushion i always carried in my car snd fell fast asleep.

An hour or so later i was awakened by a phone call, in fact all together 6 calls. My brother had arrived not on eadyjet but a Thompson flight and was rather frustrated at my not showing up.

On waking up a guy sitting on a bench opposite caled out in English, " mate your snoring is louder than the noise of a friggin plane.

Collected by brother and nephew and headed for Limassol....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby B25 » Sat May 13, 2017 8:43 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Did 160 Km yesterday, (Limassol to Nicosia and back) I reckon using about 8 l of fuel,,,(5 l/100 or 56 MPG),in a 1.2 Turbo. Did it by (mostly) keeping to the speed limits on the highway,,,though despite now being a more mature in years, I can and do push it to the limit if I have too, both in terms of acceleration and top speed.

I average between about 35 to 40 MPG (7 to 81/100) even on my my normal driving/ commuting around town/ on the school run, but then I will be as quick as I can away from Green light.

It is not however quite as elegant as a bigger luxury car like a Jaguar.


I can get ave 6.3lt/100km in a 3.2ltr CDI diesel auto Merc S320.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sat May 13, 2017 9:24 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Jaguars are my least favourite high-end cars. They remind me of East-end hoodlums.

I get that it's a generational thing, though - my dad would probably have loved one too, bless him.

Oh well, I guess you can look at it as a symbol of how far you have come from the days of the Stroumbi donkey. :P

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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sat May 13, 2017 9:27 pm

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? :?
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