Car Thread II

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by Poser » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:13 pm

:shock:

holyfuckingshit

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by BORbles » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:14 pm

Ad7 wrote:I wish.

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£2,700?

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by Advent7 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:16 pm

Close to £4k. Possibly £5k.

Geniunly feel like crying. If it wasn't converted to a camper I'd scrap it and buy something else for not much more, but as a camper it's worth £16k

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:18 pm

More like 11k.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by BORbles » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:18 pm

Ad7 wrote:Close to £4k. Possibly £5k.

Geniunly feel like crying. If it wasn't converted to a camper I'd scrap it and buy something else for not much more, but as a camper it's worth £16k

Oh, Jesus Christ! :shock:

It's horrible feeling I bet as it's just before Christmas. :cry:

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Poser » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:18 pm

Errkal wrote:More like 11k.


Ooft.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Advent7 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:19 pm

Well Christmas and next year cancelled.

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by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:31 pm

Give us a list of faults to enjoy.

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by Rightey » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:05 pm

I too would like to know this list of problems as I've still got issues with my old car that I'm trying to sort out and it will make me feel better.

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by Death's Head » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm

Can you not take it somewhere else? Is this a main dealer? Can they give you the split of labour and parts?

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by Advent7 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:46 pm

I think i might be able to save £500-1000 by sourcing my own new wheels and tyres. They said they'd fit them so for the price of the generic stuff they have and crap cheapo tyres for a disgusting price, I could pay less and get some rad 2 fast 4 me rims.

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by 20% » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:49 pm

Ad, PM me the reg and the parts you need mate and I'll see about pricing up parts through work.

I'm not due back at work until Tuesday, but I can pop in and give them a call.

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by Death's Head » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:13 pm

Ad7 wrote:I think i might be able to save £500-1000 by sourcing my own new wheels and tyres. They said they'd fit them so for the price of the generic stuff they have and crap cheapo tyres for a disgusting price, I could pay less and get some rad 2 fast 4 me rims.
Why do you need new wheels? Did you forget the bit where you were in a police chase, drove through a stinger and then drove through a garden centre rockery before making your escape?

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by Advent7 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:14 am

It came with land rover alloys fitted when eee bought it about 4 years ago. I think they're about 19 inches and when I recently had some nice new tyres put on, it was rubbing against the bodywork very slightly. It soon went away though but they say it's illegal for them to do so (I assume how they've got it jacked up or resting is making it make contact, possibly the fronts on hard lock as this can make them rub).

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:33 pm

Had a minor motorway collision today! I was on the far right lane travelling at average speed...maybe 80. When a small black van decided to move into me without signalling. I was obviously positioned in his blind spot.

My immediate reaction was to swerve to the right and put my foot down on the accelerator to evade him. Heard the clunking sound of our wing mirrors touching and he backed off. Looking into my mirror I saw him swerving into the first lane where there was a lorry which he nearly hit too, instead of just going back to the middle lane.

I didn't think much of it as there was no damage so carried on, I actually stopped at the nearest service station which was only about 1 minute away as I needed the toilet. He didn't come in the services though...tbh I don't think he saw me go in as I was speeding ahead of him.

My car is really dirty though, just had it washed and now I can see black marks on my white wing mirror. No dents just marks so hopefully can get it off.

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by Advent7 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:13 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Had a minor motorway collision today! I was on the far right lane travelling at average speed...maybe 80. When a small black van decided to move into me without signalling. I was obviously positioned in his blind spot.

My immediate reaction was to swerve to the right and put my foot down on the accelerator to evade him. Heard the clunking sound of our wing mirrors touching and he backed off. Looking into my mirror I saw him swerving into the first lane where there was a lorry which he nearly hit too, instead of just going back to the middle lane.

I didn't think much of it as there was no damage so carried on, I actually stopped at the nearest service station which was only about 1 minute away as I needed the toilet. He didn't come in the services though...tbh I don't think he saw me go in as I was speeding ahead of him.

My car is really dirty though, just had it washed and now I can see black marks on my white wing mirror. No dents just marks so hopefully can get it off.



Hang on, don't you drive a bmw? If he's in a van then his mirrors are about 3 foot higher than yours are...
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Are you sure it wasn't your mirror clipping the front wing of his car because you decided you're better off putting your foot down rather than taking avoiding action?

Glad ur ok bbz x

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by Somebody Else's Presents » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:56 pm

No1FFF...please just stop driving. You're a strawberry floating liability.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Frank » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

> “average” speed
> Over the speed limit

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Curls » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:38 pm

double post

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by Curls » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:38 pm

I too nearly had an inccident this morning.

I was in the left lane of a two lane traffic system, 30 limit. A bin truck pulls out into the lane at a very slow speed im going about 25 . I decided to move into right lane to avoid, but checking side mirror on movement theres a car going about 40-45 zooming toward me. I then slam on(sort of between the two lanes but still more in the left one) and proceed to let bin lorry out and car to right pass, then overtake bin lorry.

It was most likely my fault, I should have just stopped/slowed down when I was cut off rather than moving lane. But I know if I'd been the car speeding down the hill and saw the incident happening ahead of me I'd have instinctively been preparing for potentially letting the other car out rather than speeding down the hill.


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