Car Thread II

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 am

Robbo-92 wrote:Looks alright I suppose. I quite like the way it's got F O C U S written on the rear.

Reminds me of this:
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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:37 pm

C O O K P A S S B A B T R I D G E

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:52 pm

My driver side window seems to be broken. It was making a horrible grinding noise and stopped working but luckily managed to get it to close by holding the button up. But now its stuck and won't budge...luckily in the closed position.
The doors are rimless so the window has to go up/down a bit when the door opens. It won't even do that now.

I hope BMW won't charge me for this as the car is only 4 years old.

I also checked for any signs of tampering as my car was parked on a street over night. But it seems fine, no marks or scuffs.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Ad7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:09 pm

Is the skull of a cyclist embedded in it?

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by Death's Head » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:14 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:My driver side window seems to be broken. It was making a horrible grinding noise and stopped working but luckily managed to get it to close by holding the button up. But now its stuck and won't budge...luckily in the closed position.
The doors are rimless so the window has to go up/down a bit when the door opens. It won't even do that now.

I hope BMW won't charge me for this as the car is only 4 years old.

I also checked for any signs of tampering as my car was parked on a street over night. But it seems fine, no marks or scuffs.
Unless BMW give more than 3 years mechanical warranty, you will be charged.

Yes?
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PostRe: RE: Re: Car Thread II
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Death's Head wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:My driver side window seems to be broken. It was making a horrible grinding noise and stopped working but luckily managed to get it to close by holding the button up. But now its stuck and won't budge...luckily in the closed position.
The doors are rimless so the window has to go up/down a bit when the door opens. It won't even do that now.

I hope BMW won't charge me for this as the car is only 4 years old.

I also checked for any signs of tampering as my car was parked on a street over night. But it seems fine, no marks or scuffs.
Unless BMW give more than 3 years mechanical warranty, you will be charged.


BMW warranty is only 3 years from the date of first registration, so be prepared to pay.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:33 pm

Ad7 wrote:Is the skull of a cyclist embedded in it?

lol very funny....cheeky sod!
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Death's Head wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:My driver side window seems to be broken. It was making a horrible grinding noise and stopped working but luckily managed to get it to close by holding the button up. But now its stuck and won't budge...luckily in the closed position.
The doors are rimless so the window has to go up/down a bit when the door opens. It won't even do that now.

I hope BMW won't charge me for this as the car is only 4 years old.

I also checked for any signs of tampering as my car was parked on a street over night. But it seems fine, no marks or scuffs.
Unless BMW give more than 3 years mechanical warranty, you will be charged.


BMW warranty is only 3 years from the date of first registration, so be prepared to pay.


Im not prepared to pay lol but will have to I guess.
Maybe will opt for a Japanese car next time as they are much more reliable.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:40 pm

If they try to charge you then get an independent inspection. If it verifies that it was an inherent fault rather than just wear and tear then the dealer are legally obliged to repair it regardless of what their warranty says. And refund the cost of the independent inspection.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Lagamorph wrote:If they try to charge you then get an independent inspection. If it verifies that it was an inherent fault rather than just wear and tear then the dealer are legally obliged to repair it regardless of what their warranty says. And refund the cost of the independent inspection.

Thanks! Yes I’m sure EU laws overide whatever the manufacturer warranty is if the fault is inherent.

Will ring the dealership on Monday when they are open and will also take it to the local independent garage opposite my workplace for a quote.

Thanks again

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:39 am

Looks like Vauxhall are in a bit of trouble

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... es-plunge/

http://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/ ... ork/148349

They've now slipped to 3rd in overall UK sales, overtaken by VW for the first time.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by False » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:48 am

>struggling to sell cars
>close point of sale
>???
>sell more cars?

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Curls » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:52 am

Vauxhalls are shite.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Poser » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:54 am

Wait til they close Luton and move to some shitpit in the EU (as opposed to their current shitpit in the UK) and all the dicks who only buy Vauxhalls out of some sort of misguided national pride stop buying them as well... then they'll really be strawberry floated.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:09 pm

Vauxhall makes shoddy cars. I am not surprised.

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by kommissarboris » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:31 pm

Rightey wrote:
kommissarboris wrote:The sports coupe is gone :(

Tax, petrol, insurance just too high and I've been wanting a 5 door for a while.

So I've been looking around for the last few weeks looked at an 06 jag x V6, but other than the 5 doors the petrol and insurance situation wouldn't change.

Went yesterday to see about a C-class, but it was gone by the time I got there, so I might have been sad and bought myself an E-class.

In fact I'd go as far as to say I did buy an E-class.


What year?

I've been told by a Lexus dealership that the alternator I got put into my car (in May) is very weak so I've now got to take it to the mechanic and hope that, as I am a regular customer, he can fix it for me for free. The car's been driven very little since I bought my new one so I know it can't be worn out it must have been bad from the start.

Also the Lexus guy couldn't detect any problem with the electrical system, so it's still a mystery why the battery dies after two days if it's not used (Yes I changed the battery once, it still happens).


2007, avengarde, 220cdi, the 170bhp one.

big boat, looks lush, nice inside too, all the torque.

no problems with her, just this week had to get the disks and pads done, other than that she's grand.

Would like to get the alloys stripped back and redone, they are a big crappy looking, but that's something I'll sort out when I have a little extra cash.

Nearly double the the mpg over the coupe, cheaper tax and cheaper insurance, can't go wrong.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:46 am

Curls wrote:Vauxhalls are shite.

The current Astra range has been universally acclaimed, winning European car of the year in 2016 in a pretty competitive market. Seems odd that they finally do something like that only to fall into difficulty a couple of years down the line.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Poser » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:09 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Curls wrote:Vauxhalls are shite.

The current Astra range has been universally acclaimed, winning European car of the year in 2016 in a pretty competitive market. Seems odd that they finally do something like that only to fall into difficulty a couple of years down the line.


Maybe their target audience wanted them to be gooseberry fool. :shock:

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by False » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Who gives a strawberry float about those awards? Its for the industry to back pat. Same as any industry award.

Just because 5 judges or whatever said your car was sound doesnt make Joe Public want to trade in his beemer for it.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm

False wrote:Who gives a strawberry float about those awards? Its for the industry to back pat. Same as any industry award.

Just because 5 judges or whatever said your car was sound doesnt make Joe Public want to trade in his beemer for it.

I've never bought my own car but if I saw a model that had positive reviews across the board and had won awards, that would certainly influence my decision. I don't really know anything about cars so I could very easily be part of the uninformed minority. How else are you supposed to find out if a car is any good or not?

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by False » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:29 pm

Do you want an Astra?

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