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    As has been said Chris, the cracked alloy is a bummer, more so seeing as how you don't recall hitting a pot hole.

    All is not lost for it though, clean it up, place it on the ground in a sunny spot, face up.

    Fill it full of soil, manure etc and grow strawberries out of it.

    As for shelling out £750 for one wheel, that's your choice and I appreciate you want / need the car back on the road, but I'd sleep on it a while longer and troll the internet for a set of aftermarkets.

    You never know, I for one am taken with a couple of those Jim found for you, especially the 2 on the right of the top row.

    Now I'm assuming your spare is a full size, if it is you'd have four rims to put winter rubber on.

    Damn,

    I see what you've done, we're talking about one of your invading floozy's and I've been suckered in to commenting as if it was a prized Jag.

    Damn,

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    Thanks Rich - will give it the weekend to ponder...

    Unfortunately the spare is a space saver. The wheels are different sizes front/back so I suppose that makes it harder... any spare can't be both sizes...

    Thanks for the advice and opinion - always appreciated.

    Glad to know you have a German side to your personality too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    Thanks Rich - will give it the weekend to ponder...

    Unfortunately the spare is a space saver. The wheels are different sizes front/back so I suppose that makes it harder... any spare can't be both sizes...

    Thanks for the advice and opinion - always appreciated.

    Glad to know you have a German side to your personality too.
    Take that final sentence back young man,

    There's no German in me that I'm aware of.

    Besides I'm NQR, have a personality and wasn't aware of which car thread of yours I was replying to, there's that many.

    Traumatised I am.
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    Sell the damned thing and buy an X351. Your life will be hell until you do - someone is trying to tell you something.

    I for one am looking forward to your first "squeaky roof" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    Sell the damned thing and buy an X351. Your life will be hell until you do - someone is trying to tell you something.

    I for one am looking forward to your first "squeaky roof" thread.
    He's already in Hell and I've heard mephistopheles himself is wishing he wasn't.

    He and his floozy's are invading I tell ya, where the hell is Nigel F when you need him?
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