Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Ford Focus RS 2009 : 300bhp

Its getting awesome reviews and looks to be the new king of FWD cars

Times Focus RS review

Download Ford focus RS 2009 ebrochure HERE

we all await with baited breath to see how much tuning headroom the engine has, as Im sure the chassis can handle 400+ ........

Monday, 23 February 2009

18500 miles gti edition 30 mpg update

lots of miles so another quick update.
85 km/h(;-)) average speed on mway.

390+miles @ 32.2 MPG is just insane !
Reckon the different fuel (bp or shell ) seems to give better mpg than Tesco 99.
The peak boost on WOT is def less though.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

18k miles edition 30 mpg / 2nd service due / Metroid Prime Wii 50% complete

365 miles @ avg 30.1MPG must be driving too slow, this tank was on Optimax btw
longer commute driving into work def helps to increase mpg average

55% complete on Metroid Prime 3 Corruption on the Wii.
Awesome game thats got me hooked. Great gameplay and graphics.
Although I have to admit Im using the guide/walkthrough to help sometimes.

Some new releases on the Wii (Madworld etc) may mean I buy a few more of this genre.

Started up the car the other day too and Im greeted by the next service schedule message! In line with the first but it doesnt have come around quickly :-(
Probably a while u wait oil change (of note it appears that VW ONLY use the longlife oil now on your car irrespective of service schedule!)

succumbed to the twitter frenzy!

yep , registered , and added the RSS feed to this blog.
My username is "edition30"

my twitter (edition30) homepage

not sure how much Im gonna use it as its this blog where most of my content ends up.
Twitter is supposedly smaller more freq text updates.......

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Google Latitude

Check out the new GoogleMaps add on : Latitude


Allows you to track where your mobile phone is, and where all your friends are !
Can restrict it to certain groups too.
Just be careful you dont pay for the data on your mobile call plan

Friday, 13 February 2009

added Google Analytics

similar to extreme tracking (the icon on the RHS of the menu page)

Another toy to measure if anyone from the www actually visits here......

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

17800miles GTI Edition 30 MPG update / snow

some recent snow in the North West!
and yet another tank of Tesco 99 in the GTI Edition 30 for a mpg check

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Racing Line 300R and Greatest Golf GTI ever articles now online

added 2 new pdf's for Golf related fun to sidebar ---> , check them out.
(Right click over link and Save As)

RacelineGTI300R [.pdf]
Racing Line MkV 300R Volkswagen Driver mag 2009

GreatestGolfGTI AutoExpress2009[.pdf]
Pullout article on GTI from Mk1 to Mk6 

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Santa Pod RWYB 1st Feb 2009 : 2nd mk5golfgti forum meet

A very cold Sunday (1 deg C ! but felt much lower with wind chill) , travelled down to Santa Pod with a group of other GTI owners from mk5golfgti.co.uk for the first RWYB day of the year.
A great day , but it snowed! 
Did quite a few runs but alas did badly.
Best was slip below, a 15.09 sec 1/4 mile!  (that was with ESP ON ! I was slower with ESP OFF)

Best manual of the day got a 14.3 , however DSG cars were in the 13's with jonnyc's monster running a 12.9 @ 118mph! (LSD+R888 tyres+DSG)
At least I made it home with my clutch still intact (for now)
At the very least I would expect a 14.5 :-(