December 1, 2008 at 10:30 am #172060jezMember
drifiting offtopic but I had a great time going round Reims a few years back popping into the smaller producers and sampling their wares. We picked up a couple of cases of great stuff for about Â£7 a bottle. It helps that my Mrs speaks French.December 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm #172064jonbadMember
There are so many Champagnes it’s very hard to know them all – I have heard of Egly-Ouriet but never tasted it. I would imagine it’s high in pinot noir being from the area it is which usually makes a nice crisp drink 🙂 If you like that then you might like to try some of the supermarkets own labels as believe it or not they’re usually some of the best! I would say Tesco’s own is a good one to try at the moment 😉
Jez, when you mentioned Reims then, I thought you were going to speak about the old racing circuit there – it’s mainly just main road now, but there are still elements of it remaining. Sad as it was (I’m told) a great track.
I have some hot off the (not yet on the) press news actually as I was at a Jaguar lecture yesterday.
Next year will be a new XJ, very secretive on details but at a guess it will sport a totally new design ala XF. Ian Callum said it’s a totally new car, not just an update so it should be quite exciting if you like that kind of thing!
Also in the works is a small jaguar, again I don’t know much about it but it might be the replacement for the X-type or perhaps just an all new small car to rival the 1 series BMW and other premium hatches (Audi A3, Mercedes C Compact).
Even more news is that in the future (a time frame wasn’t given) Jaguar will perhaps produce a concept by way of a 200mph hybrid (there was a picture of it which looked a lot like a VERY good looking smoothed out more aggresive Bugatti Veyron, and yes mid engined Jag too).
So, don’t forget, you heard it here first!December 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm #172067KevinMember
Kevin, Nice RX7! The newer rotary engines don’t do that one justice. The turbos made really good power stock and the design still looks fresh today[/quote1228159575]
Thanks mate , daily drive is a Lexus IS200 and SWMBO has a 2008 MX-5 Roadster Coupe (the one with the folding hard top). RWD is the only way to go!
KevinDecember 1, 2008 at 7:36 pm #172076PsychNC10Member
Jonbad, thanks for the info on the new Jags. I am very interested to see how and if they can turn things around under Tata.
Kevin, RWD is great, but I am personally a fan of AWD 😉December 1, 2008 at 11:20 pm #172065jonbadMember
Ahhh the great RWD, FWD and AWD debate lol. I think they all have their places – one note to the AWD lovers though, MOST, not all, but definitely the majority are all set up with a front wheel drive bias, so actually there’s precious little difference between the two unless you’re on a soft or loose surface.
Personally I’m a RWD person all the way but have to say I’m glad the majority of cars for the masses are front wheel drive as there’s no doubt that they’re safer.December 2, 2008 at 1:50 am #172077PsychNC10Member
Thankfully I have real AWD in my Legacy GT so it’s actually 50/50
There are a lot of psuedo AWD systems out there ..December 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm #17208071notoutMember
Yep – another Petrolhead here.
I drive a Skoda Octavia vRS in bright yellow, and can be found on various car related forums including Pistonheads, ScottishVAG and others.
I also tend to spend a lot of time playing PGR4 on my xbox on Live.
Octy is my 18th car in 19 years of driving – I own http://www.sucksqueezebangblow.co.uk but the site is down due to switching ISPs recently.December 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm #172081ceppieMember
I have a seat arosa 16v 100pk 🙂
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