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    Default NRMA Open road mag

    Just reading the latest edition, stories from the road on page 57. Mary J Smith writes to thank NRMA for their assistance when her car "began to falter while driving to see her Dr on a hot day". Mary is 93 years & was driving her 1972 Citroen. WOW !!!!!

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    Even better, she has two mechanic sons, who are fixing it.

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    Do you mean NRMA - Not Really Much Automotive news in this pensioner holiday sales rag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Do you mean NRMA - Not Really Much Automotive news in this pensioner holiday sales rag?
    Is that a sister publication to Rarely Are Cars Viewed? in this pensioner holiday sales rag?
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    What assistance did NRMA provide other than the standard "What on earth made you decide to buy a Shitron?"

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    presumably it didnt involve getting onto a standard flat bed tow truck!

    anyway, hat's off to her.
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    It could be Rarely Are Cars Written About in the Road Patrol.
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    It's a dreadful rag, but a nice story - here: Open Road South Sydney and Illawarra : OR0317, Page 1

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    I also have been disappointed with the way the Open Road has turned into 4 or 5 pages of semi-motor-related articles and 20 or so pages of travel and gadget advertising. However I didn't know there was an online version which might save some paper as I read the 4 or 5 pages and throw the thing in the recycling bin.

    I see the ads on the online version also look better. I might have to go order myself one of those body slimmer thingys. I'd love to "Drop 2 dress sizes instantly".!!
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    Mary J Smith would be one of their younger subscribers.
    Little wonder they are so vocal about any moves to restrict elderly drivers from killing motorcyclists or being fined for staying in the right lane on freeways in their white Camrys for 10 kilometres...
    Do they still get the same repetitive questions in their mailbag: Can I put my Magna/Avalon/Cruze/Falcon on LPG???

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    Then they've gone and ordered an electronic ignition from England. They could have ordered a 123 from Australia and had it in days...

    Ah well, at least the car lives on and so does the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    I also have been disappointed with the way the Open Road has turned into 4 or 5 pages of semi-motor-related articles and 20 or so pages of travel and gadget advertising. However I didn't know there was an online version which might save some paper as I read the 4 or 5 pages and throw the thing in the recycling bin.

    I see the ads on the online version also look better. I might have to go order myself one of those body slimmer thingys. I'd love to "Drop 2 dress sizes instantly".!!

    Speaking for the wife you understand, not myself, despite what the neighbors say. I do not wear dresses. Well there may have been certain occasions when ------ anyway dropping 2 dress sizes is impossible if you follow the ever expanding cooking section in this type of, dare I say' magazine'. They're as bad as Facebook.
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    I left the NRMA after 35 years continuous membership nearly 20 years ago. They were irrelevant to me and my Citroens. That said, I did enjoy working in the computer department for a number of years. A good company to work for, just irrelevant to my needs.

    I still enjoy the open road but I don't need a magazine to read about it.

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