Day 9 - 2nd Sep - Monte Carlo

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 So not an off-roading post. I know some of you are planning your own trips following this superb submission from Redmond and Becky. Of course, key to the planning is the discussions with your "financial advisor" :) Now the promise of  a visit to the Whistlestop Cafe on Rhuddlan's HTM Industrial Estate might not secure the neces...
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Day 8 - 1st Sep - Saint-Etienne-de-Tinee to Limone Piemonte

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6 hours 30 mins on the trail today and their last planned off road day! They hit a lot of trails that went through forests which was nice, a lot of greenery and different mountain scenery. Made one wrong turn and ending up having to reverse down quite a steep hill which was not great. Came across an old military base high up in the mounta...
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Day 6 - 30th Aug - Sauze di Cesana to Briancon

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And its goodbye to Italy and back to France today, they are weaving backwards and forwards across the border over these couple of days. It was 6 hours on the trail today. Unfortunately a few sections were closed due to maintenance works / only accessible for mountain bikes so Redmnd could not do everything he wanted to do today!...
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My Jimmy has been pronounced dead.

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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and am a relatively new Jimny owner.  I bought the car from an indipendant dealer and to my untrained eye all seemed well.  However 4 months later at MOT my car has failed due to some welding work that needs doing and the front axle.  The garage doesn't want to take on the work because they can't guara...
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The Pixo is Dead, Long Live the Jimny - Have I Bought A Pup?

Hullo and welcome to my blog slash column where every now and then I'll post some iterant ramblings about cars, living with my new car and whatever else I have to moan about at the specific time. But first, we must address the elephant in the room. I have sold off my Nissan Pixo and bought in its place a Suzuki Jimny. Simple enough? The thing with ...
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