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#66361 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 07:18 PM

Get a sample of some of that film from eBay and darken the back windows. Supposed to be easy*to do and cheap. Won't help with mirrors. I don't get it in the jap bus cos high. But in celica or corolla it's a pain.

 

Tint the interior mirror


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#66362 OFFLINE   anonymous user

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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 PM

Tint the interior mirror


"What's behind me, it's not important."

Breaks mirror off and throws it away.
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#66363 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 07:47 PM

I said it somewhere else but as an ex-bus/coach/van/7.5t driver interior mirrors are only for looking at cargo.



#66364 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted Yesterday, 08:12 PM

Lovely car, but a W123 200 TD must be the slowest car produced after WW2?

 

I reckon a 200D auto would still be slower.


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#66365 OFFLINE   155V6

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Posted Yesterday, 08:15 PM

I saw an advert for an Alfa SUV today.In the words of Marc & Lard,"No neeeeeed"  :mad:


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#66366 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted Yesterday, 09:09 PM

my mate told me once he had someone stood in a bus stop pointing at his car whilst laughing- a metro with the bonnet tied down with rope etc

"what's your problem?"

"have you seen your car?"

"well 2nd class car is better than 1st class bus and i'm not stood in the rain getting wet!"


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#66367 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted Today, 09:58 AM

Did he offer the gobshite a lift, or drive over him?  ;)


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#66368 ONLINE   Louise2cv

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Posted Today, 10:33 AM

The bathroom nonsense drags on. 

 

We thought we would get a surveyor in to get a full and fair assessment of the work (following several builders quoting for different levels of repair). We sent that to the builders who installed the bathroom thinking that an independent review would be a good place to start negotiations. Instead they have said that because the survey doesn't include everything we complained about (eg the overflow not being connected to the bath, which it isn't) then we must be fabricating our complaints and have therefore reported OH to professional standards for extortion by deception. 

 

WTF.

 

I don't know what we have done to deserve this treatment. We tried really hard to accept many of the faults and chalk it up to experience, initially only asking that they come and stop the bath from leaking (it's staining the living room ceiling and the floorboards are permanently wet). They refused to even answer our emails, and only started to engage when the Federation of Master Builders got involved. I sent 2 emails to the builder in August and September, to inform them the bath waste had broken and they accused us of harassment, surely this isn't reasonable?

 

One of the builders who quoted (to remove and reinstall the bath) has admitted he is a personal friend of the original builder and has spoken to him about it. He seems to suggest that the builder has admitted mistakes to him , but they seem determined to battle it out with us. 

 

Its really stressing me out, especially now they are involving OH's job. 

 

Any tips?!



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Posted Today, 10:52 AM

consumer-advice

 

Seriously.  If all else seems to be failing.

 

And Matt should get ahead of them by having a quiet word with his Federation rep...


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#66370 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted Today, 10:52 AM

Work. 

Well, I thought it was getting better. 

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Oh no, whoops, shit, no. I was wrong. 


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#66371 ONLINE   Louise2cv

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Posted Today, 11:01 AM

CAB have said go to court, we are just waiting to hear back about some legal advice.

 

I know you may be thinking you only have half the story and we have probably been rubbish customers, but we really have tried to accept the work as is and have remain polite throughout. However water is now damaging the living room below and we can't use the plug as designed, so showers soak the floor and baths are  bit of a pain in the ass. We haven't bombarded them with complaints and only involved the trade organisation when the refused to respond to a full written complaint.



#66372 ONLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted Today, 12:07 PM

Small Claims Court (assuming amount involved doesn’t exceed their criteria) sounds like the best option there.
Hope it works out however you play it, Louise.
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#66373 ONLINE   SherpaMog

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Posted Today, 12:38 PM

Take the weasels to small claims court. You will win, the judge will see right through their b.s.

#66374 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted Today, 12:40 PM

Yes, no more being nice to them. From the sounds of it they have crossed a line in alleging that.

Get some legal advice and take action.

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Posted Today, 12:47 PM

I pass a school on my way to work. It's the next street over so not very far away.
School morning means a tripling of traffic, and as such every day at letting in and letting out there's a 25 mph zone set up and a prehistoric sheriff's deputy standing at the junction, "directing" traffic.
There's a behemoth coming down the street having dropped little D'Rat or Tarquin or whatever children are being named these days so the cop ambles backwards into my lane and gives a cursory palm towards me before waving the traffic through.
He then sees a small gap in the traffic coming so ushers me through. I'm not expecting this so try to put the car in first. But, it's a Renault and the gearbox is cold, the clutch is doing it's usual dragging bearing BS and I'm fighting to get it to engage first. Second-first slam isn't working.
Cop begins to wave his arms frantically, like I'm ignoring him. I can see his face beginning to screw up and turn puce. It'll be only a short period of time before he starts shouting at me. Finally, gear decides to engage and I make progress, being scowled at by the cop.
Total elapsed time? Maybe a second and a half
FFS people, patience.
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Ah yes the dimwit factor on the school run. I had to venture out early today to see the dentist (see later) and caught the end of the moronfest.

Short queue of traffic on two lane section just before some lights at a roundabout. I am fourth car in the left lane, lights are red so I stopped so as not to obstruct access to a side road (e.g if someone wanted to turn right from the other side of the road. All reasonable and sensible I think.

Driver (female) of green FIAT 500 behind me in same lane decided to start sounding the horn to urge me to move forward (lights still at red). Driver of blue Audi Q3 (ugly car, driver also female) overtook FIAT and stopped in the right hand lane but obstructing the side road. Phone call was obviously important.

Lights go green, Audi tries to turn left in front of me, FIAT turns right.

I really don’t miss this wilful incompetence at all.

Anyway, get to dentist to be told I have to rebook as they have had a computer problem since yesterday and they couldn't contact me as they only have my landline number. Can anyone explain that without using the phrase ‘incompetent lazy receptionist couldn’t be arsed to do job’?
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#66376 ONLINE   Tickman

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Posted Today, 12:50 PM

CAB have said go to court, we are just waiting to hear back about some legal advice.

 

I know you may be thinking you only have half the story .....

 

Doesn't matter what any of us think, you paid for a service, a substandard job was done and it needs rectifying.

You tried to get it sorted but the builder ignored your complaints.

Take him to court.

 

Good luck. 


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#66377 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted Today, 12:51 PM

Absolutely bastard full of the cold. Tried to burn it off with whisky last night - didn’t work

Urgh.
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#66378 ONLINE   Louise2cv

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Posted Today, 12:59 PM

Thanks, probably should have done it ages ago really. Fear of the unknown I think, it should be pretty straightforward though I think?




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