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Old 15 September 2018, 12:11 AM
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The worst example is the Alpha Romeo 4c that needs a visit to an approved Alpha Romeo mechanic in order to fill up the windscreen washer fluid.
Say what?!

Why would anybody buy one of those? What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?

ETA: apparently you can do it, but it's unreasonably complicated and hard to get at.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...l-wiper-fluid/

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Old 15 September 2018, 12:55 AM
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Why would anybody buy one of those?
Because it's an Italian sports car. Italian sports cars are supported to be complicated.

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What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?
I suspect most people who own these cars don't drive them in bad weather if they can avoid it.
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Old 15 September 2018, 01:58 PM
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Say what?!

Why would anybody buy one of those? What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?

ETA: apparently you can do it, but it's unreasonably complicated and hard to get at.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...l-wiper-fluid/
Ha brilliant! a workaround!

In answer to the question “Why would anyone buy one of those” when I first saw one in the flesh, in the ruby metallic red, I fell in love with it at first sight.

No danger of long drives though, the only storage (apart from the passenger seat) is a 10 inch by 5 inch by 5 inch cubby hole nestled in the engine bay. Just about good enough for a couple of rounds of sandwhiches and a flask!
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Old 15 September 2018, 10:21 PM
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In answer to the question “Why would anyone buy one of those” when I first saw one in the flesh, in the ruby metallic red, I fell in love with it at first sight.
I have just looked at some pictures.

I will say only that tastes vary.
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Old 15 September 2018, 10:36 PM
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I have just looked at some pictures.

I will say only that tastes vary.
in the flesh. hubba-hubba etc.
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Old 16 September 2018, 01:28 AM
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On a trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, I learned that the UK government has a cat with the official title "Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office". Not only that, but the cat that held this post under Churchill was named Nelson. I'm going to have to start telling people this is who my own Nelson-kitty is named after.
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Old 16 September 2018, 09:40 PM
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That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter. Maybe he can be chief culinary supervisor, since he likes to get all up in our business when we try to cook.
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Old 17 September 2018, 12:18 PM
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That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter.
Like many positions in the UK government, possession of the title does not imply compentency.
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True on this side of the pond as well. I guess I might as well make him Commander in Chief.
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