* Posts by jungle_jim

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Volkswagen Passat GT 2.0-litre TDI SCR 190 PS 6spd DSG

jungle_jim

I am getting a Passat

I am a Sales rep ( boo hiss) do 30 - 40 thousand miles a year and currently have a 3 year old company insignia

The choice of new cars for me was as follows:

Mondeo 2.0 Duratorq TDCI Zetec 150PS Econetic £23,635.00

Insignia 2.0 CDTI Design Nav 140PS Ecoflex £20,674.00

Passat Saloon 2.0 TDI SE Business 150PS BMT £25,620.00

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCi N-Tec 5dr £23,945.00

Mazda 6 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav £24,480.00

After having a play with all of them I ranked them as follows:

Passat Saloon 2.0 TDI SE Business 150PS BMT £25,620.00

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCi N-Tec 5dr £23,945.00

Mazda 6 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav £24,480.00

Mondeo 2.0 Duratorq TDCI Zetec 150PS Econetic £23,635.00

Insignia 2.0 CDTI Design Nav 140PS Ecoflex £20,674.00

The Passat was the upper end of the price range, but it is worth the odd £200 extra a year in BIK that I would have to pay.

I daresay others will have a similar choice and this end of the market I think it is a good choice.

That's all I have to say about that.

Far Cry 4 review: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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Re: Need to re-play Far Cry 3

I would like to follow up and say that I have taken the time to play the game again and am thoroughly enjoying it this time around.

Can't say what I am doing differently this time around though.

Strange eh!?

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Elephant

Ruining people with an elephant is appealing though.

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Need to re-play Far Cry 3

I must have played it wrong because I found it all to be a bit of a disappointment.

Will have to give it another go methinks.

A spin of roulette in the sporty Ford Fiesta Black

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Re: turbos

Have an upvote on the Saab. I recently upgraded my 9-5 2.0lpt to a 9-5 2.3 FPT estate (uses identical engine, turbo, injectors as the Aero variant) stuck a stage 1 remap on it and it is hysterical.

Another wolf in sheep's clothing!

Gid E-Up? Vulture's claw presses pedal to metal on VW's 'leccy motor

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Re: "If the battery is fully charged, no regenerative braking occurs."

Then push the pedal harder?

Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

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Pint

Mumsnet

can fuck off

Singapore decides 'three strikes' laws are too intrusive

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Re: re. " ... Singapore’s context ..."

The long hair thing is bollocks these days, don't know about before though.

That said

I didn't see anyone chewing gum, and when I brought some over from the UK the guys in the office got really excited about it.

I was lead to believe you could only get gum from a pharmacy.

BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Ow!

My teeth hurt

Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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Pint

I really

want to go out drinking with Ballmer

Former Microsoftie in AUTOMATIC BEER MAKER funding plea

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Real men drink real ale

I am waiting for the bunch that will berate anything that is not ale.

I love a good pint of ale as much as the next man - but there is are occasions when a cold lager hits the spot too!

There will probably be an open source version along soon that does a passable ale anyway.

LOHAN test flight LIVE: All the launch action

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hurrah!

I saw it go up.

Congratulations - good job! I will have a few celebratory pints!

Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

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Remap

No doubt you could get a bit more out of it with a remap :)

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

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That's more like it!

A hybrid that doesn't seem to make too many compromises! (for things I want in a car)

Will see off a lot at the lights and lug the family about + dog too.

Other than the price - I like it.

Bloke straps shed to Ford Zephyr and chases it on bike

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Impressive

Pleased he is sticking with OSF too :)

Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

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BAN THE DAILY MAIL

it gives you cancer

World's FIRST TALKING SPACE ROBO-CHUM BLASTS OFF to the ISS

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It would be a better companion

If you could bonk with it.

Upturned boat sails to Shed of the Year title

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Re: Please help a Canuck out here...

I want your 'shed'

EE turns up speed knob EVEN FASTER on 4G spectrum

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Re: I'm on 4G in Canada

I recall plenty of signal loss on the MRT in SG

German engineers demo ROBOT APE

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Re: Useless?

Are you proposing a robotic kangaroo?

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But can it

fling fæces ?

Saucy selfie app Snapchat hits $800m valuation as VCs chuck cash around

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Trollface

Snapchat

So far I have used it to send pictures of me having a shit to my mates.

There has to be some money in that.

El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Thumb Up

Nambarrie is fucking lush

Online music world on iRadio: Apple, imagine our concern

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Coat

Re: Can you listen to the cricket on it?

Who knows!?

Im stumped.

Singaporean sites protest 'licence to print news' laws

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Re: Ah! The TR Emeritus...

I used to have a great laugh reading the Temasek Review.

It had a certain Daily Mail feel to it.

Mind control hat makes quadcopter do what brain says

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Neurohelmet

I want my battlemech

Living with a 41-megapixel 808 PureView: Symbian's heroic last stand

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Re: Wifi hotspot

Prime.

Thanks for the info guys!

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Wifi hotspot

Can you use one of these for a wifi hotspot?

I have a nexus 7 for all the app stuff so if I could use the 808's data that would make it very tempting..

Russians draw liquid blood from frozen woolly mammoth

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Mammoth Burger

One step closer to achieving my dream of eating a mammoth burger!

MYSTERY Nokia Lumia with gazillion-pixel camera 'spotted'

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Happy

The best camera

Is the one you have, surely?

I almost always have my phone, but rarely my DSLR

Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS

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Pint

Re: Barriers?

Perhaps today IS a good day to die

PREPARE FOR RAMMING SPEED

Half of youngsters would swap PRIVACY for... cheaper insurance

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Re: Understandable

>Possibly. However, some nasty crashes might be caused by drivers of unrestricted cars trying to overtake them. A moped can be overtaken relatively safely, a Nissan Micra less so.

Im not sure about that. When overtaking a moped you should be giving it the same space as a car anyway.

Restricted power to weight should still manage national speed limits, it just takes longer to get there.

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Re: Understandable

With less power you will have to think about every action you take more carefully. With a bit more power you can get away with making a few more errors, and being able to get away with more leads to more carelessness from what I have seen

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Re: Understandable

Power to weight restriction like they have on bikes would be good.

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Joke

Pah!

I don't need this, like 95% of other drivers I am a better than average driver!

Brit adventurer all set to assault ex-Reg haunt Rockall

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Joke

Re: Hmmmmm Rogue Waves......

Looks good!

not so sure about the pallet though!

jungle_jim

Re: Hmmmmm Rogue Waves......

50mm seems a bit OTT

The fast-growing energy source set to replace oil: Yes, it's coal

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Joke

Re: TOO MANY ******* PEOPLE

Or we could use humans as batteries!

The UK Energy Crisis in 3 simple awareness-raising pictures

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Joke

If we run out of gas

Then I predict a spike in the number of babies born. January 2014

BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

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Pint

Re: MUNTJAC

bahahahahaha

Ten smartphones with tablet ambitions...

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Happy

Bigger batteries

Seems like a lot of these are getting higher capacity batteries (granted there is more screen real estate to power)

In general this pleases me.

Is social networking good for anything more than cat pics?

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Pint

Re: It has its uses.

I prefer youparklikeacunt.co.uk for that.

Alien space rocks EXPLODE in fireball over Japan

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Alert

Trail of green mist?

did it have one?

Panasonic: We'll save Earth by turning CO2 into booze

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Pint

V8

Now I can have my ethanol filled V8 cake

and eat it too.

Review: Infiniti M35h hybrid sports saloon

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It was looking all so good

Until the fuel economy.

really liked the quoted acceleration and that it was RWD too!

Singapore allows pre-crime strikes against online crooks

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Pint

Re: Singaporean government does not muck about when it comes to passing legislation.

"The best things about Singapore are the low taxes/duties and the departure lounge in Changi Airport, hard by the Changi Jail."

Geylang road was always a good night out when I was out there.

Lego quad-copter: your ultimate drone nightmare

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Pint

I can't wait until my son is old enough for

Lego

Meccano

building a tot rod together.

It is going to be so much fun!

Beer: Because that is how he was conceived.

Take it or break it: the return of the drop test

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Paris Hilton

she should

Drop test her clothes.

Really how is that considered NSFW?

Far Cry 3 game review

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Pint

Mikes bar

Will there be signs everywhere showing me where mike bar is located?

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