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#55951 OFFLINE   Lord Sterling

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:23 PM

Couldn't stop laughing when I heard this. Obviously a piss take of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and others.

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SD - Thank you for finding this, it will be joining my forever music list now....

Technically, even though the MG I'm driving around in now isn't a '10' it does 'fit' the criteria as I brun up the inside lane in my mighty Morris (Garages) ZS TD.
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#55952 OFFLINE   DeeJay

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:30 PM

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See which girl wants to work with if you turn up in this.


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#55953 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:34 PM

2.0 Zetec?

 

A mere 1.6, and that's the broken bit.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:25 PM

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#55955 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:36 PM

Day 4 of job.

People - all lovely. Even the moody girl has been nice since discovering I actually know my shit.

Sat two four hour long exams today with an 85% and 90% grade. Both passed so two new certificates for the file.

Best bit - two support staff girls are apparently fighting over which one gets to work with me. Haven’t had women fighting over me since I nabbed a Teletubbie toy at Christmas 2007 and two women outside tried to buy it off me for increasing cash amounts!

Tomorrow is Christmas jumper day (dont have one!) and best of all an early finish - 6pm most days, 5pm fridays. Have always had a five finish, amazing how long that extra hour takes

 

That's genuinely great news! Glad it's working out for you 8)


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

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See which girl wants to work with if you turn up in this.


If it is anything like one of the offices I used to work in the only date you would get is one with the HR department to discuss your departure.
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#55957 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:40 PM

Yesterday I arranged cover for an additional car on my multicar policy with FJ, for a token sum of £26.

 

Today I receive a voicemail and email saying that following an audit, the underwriters are insisting that they will not cover it now. 

 

Incredibly frustrating.


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#55958 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:45 PM

Tad annoying, auditors don't move that fast, so guess it was an automated system refusal, or someone has just cocked-up...


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#55959 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:47 PM

The person who left the voicemail was the same person I spoke to, and they sounded a bit sheepish about it, so I assume operator error or something. Really incredibly vexxed feeling before bed time, cheers FJ! I bet I go and buy something dumb to offset this mood now....


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#55960 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:30 PM

I have to say I'm surprised at the reaction to the 850, its not as positive as I'd have expected.
I'm buying it to be an car more than anything really, and I think an 850 is about as good as that goes while still being shite and moderately interesting.

Idiocy knows no bounds so I'm off to have a look at it.
The 'dealer' barely spoke on the phone past 'hello' 'yes' etc.

i like it


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#55961 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:37 PM

'Tis all quiet from the auto trans workshop. Given that the fella only sends me messages if anything's gone wrong, would it be tempting fate to assume the 'box is proving relatively easy to repair?
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#55962 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:56 PM

Story with the 850: phone dealer, still there. Doesn't have much to say.

Let's go.

Get there, nobody there.
Volvo hasn't been cleaned, paint is iffy, covered in bird shit. Clearly been used as a builders hack for a bit, boot is hanging. Scuffed corners, cracked lenses, plaster and paint all over the rear bumper.
One tyre has a chunk out the sidewall and is down to the cords.
Ok let's see if the dealer is about.

O2 is down so find a payphone.

No answer. Find WiFi and check number, no answer.
Payphone rings, dealer called back, he's there now.
Start it and the crankshaft is knocking. ATF is burnt and the exhaust is rotten and stinks of oil.

Ran like fuck.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:00 PM

Story with the 850: phone dealer, still there. Doesn't have much to say.

Let's go.

Get there, nobody there.
Volvo hasn't been cleaned, paint is iffy, covered in bird shit. Clearly been used as a builders hack for a bit, boot is hanging. Scuffed corners, cracked lenses, plaster and paint all over the rear bumper.
One tyre has a chunk out the sidewall and is down to the cords.
Ok let's see if the dealer is about.

O2 is down so find a payphone.

No answer. Find WiFi and check number, no answer.
Payphone rings, dealer called back, he's there now.
Start it and the crankshaft is knocking. ATF is burnt and the exhaust is rotten and stinks of oil.

Ran like fuck.


My experience is that a good 80% of second hand cars around and under a grand are like that. Certainly down here and nowadays. Basically fucked in one or many ways. Usually not far off scrap value but chancers trying their luck. Unlike this place on the whole.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:02 PM

I would’ve fucked off long before you got to actually starting it up
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:18 PM

Do you want me to view this for you? It's apparently not that far away...01420 is Alton.

I just found a great car on Auto Trader.
http://www.autotrade...1?atmobcid=soc3

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

After some misbehaviour with reverse this week, I replaced the clutch slave cylinder mounting bracket on the Freelander.

Not before time too!
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This evening I fired up the V70 and tried to get to the bottom of the missing indicators on the right side of the car, in the end it was a short in the new "silver" amber bulb I fitted at the front.

This made me grumpy as I managed to break another bulb holder getting the shitting thing out.
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#55967 OFFLINE   Skizzer

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:31 AM

Yesterday I arranged cover for an additional car on my multicar policy with FJ, for a token sum of £26.

Today I receive a voicemail and email saying that following an audit, the underwriters are insisting that they will not cover it now.

Incredibly frustrating.



That is very annoying. I’m not at all a fan of FJ - they decided not to auto-renew my multi car classic policy this year without telling me, so I didn’t know I had no cover. Since I work in insurance (life, not motor) and am individually regulated by the FCA that would have instantly ended my career if I’d driven one of the cars and been caught. Thanks FJ (and Allianz who did the same on one of my other cars). Good job none of the fuckers was drivable at the time.

Tad annoying, auditors don't move that fast, so guess it was an automated system refusal, or someone has just cocked-up...


The auditors might possibly have been that quick - my team are moving to nearly real-time audits, so if the underwriters are doing something wrong we don’t wait six weeks before we tell them. But if we make an underwriting mistake we suck it up and honour the cover, we certainly don’t phone up the customer and break the contract. Motor insurance really is royally fucked up.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:53 AM

Indeed, if we put the wrong phone insurance on someone's account when I worked in Vodafone, they'd honour it anyway.

I've called FJ this morning to have a moan and get a bit more detail about it. Sadly I don't think it will result in them actually covering said car.


Is this a sign I should keep the 518?

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:17 AM

Do you want me to view this for you? It's apparently not that far away...01420 is Alton.

I just found a great car on Auto Trader.
http://www.autotrade...1?atmobcid=soc3

 

Obviously, you can't tell until you're in front of car and seller. But man, that looks amazing.

 

Wonder what all those trophies are for? I'm going to say horse related fettling.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

Indeed, if we put the wrong phone insurance on someone's account when I worked in Vodafone, they'd honour it anyway.

I've called FJ this morning to have a moan and get a bit more detail about it. Sadly I don't think it will result in them actually covering said car.


Is this a sign I should keep the 518?


Nope they won't cover the BMW either! Apparently the Volvo was declined due to risk....combination of me, the car, the value, and the age. The latter should be of little relevance to them surely, but that's very disappointing.


518 roffle still on then. As is my half assed search for something cheap, fast and insurable.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:40 AM

The auditors might possibly have been that quick - my team are moving to nearly real-time audits, so if the underwriters are doing something wrong we don’t wait six weeks before we tell them.

 

Interesting to know that, thanks. My own branch of auditing is stuck in about 1993 (hang on, like most of my life), so I expect other businesses to be the same.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

Nope they won't cover the BMW either! Apparently the Volvo was declined due to risk....combination of me, the car, the value, and the age. The latter should be of little relevance to them surely, but that's very disappointing.


518 roffle still on then. As is my half assed search for something cheap, fast and insurable.


Increase the value, is it less than 2k?

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

Increase the value, is it less than 2k?



I don't think they'd be too impressed if I rang again and said 'wait I got the value wrong by 50%'

I'll just save up for something actually shite.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

Obviously, you can't tell until you're in front of car and seller. But man, that looks amazing.

Wonder what all those trophies are for? I'm going to say horse related fettling.

Not sure but having spoken to the seller the car is being stored at a removals firm.
Sounds to me like it's been a family car since new, no expense spared (hence T5 in a tasteful colour?), and finally it's time has come so they're just shifting it cheap to make space.
Note as well there's a load of wheels and tyres in the background, as well as some sort of track car and something on black and white plates hiding under a tarp.
Wonder if they're related.

Only downside to it I've noticed is it had a jobsworth MOT last, and the Cheese Cog failed almost three years ago so the mileage is false (not that it matters on 170k).
Say the mileage is closer to 175, then.

This would be the second green automatic 2.3 litre petrol Volvo estate on 175k that I'd bought. Deja vu....
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:43 PM

 Motor insurance really is royally fucked up.

 

We can all agree on that but is there any noise on the regulatory side to address the problems with motor insurance in the UK?  Maybe I'm wrong but compared to some sectors like telecoms or electricity supply there never seems to be any parliamentary oversight and the industry continues with some dodgy practices.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:56 PM

Agreed to buy the green T5 for £1400.

The seller didn't mention in the ad but it has new front shocks and bushes, which appear to be based on the MOT advisories!

 

Thanks to Bramz for going to view it for me.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:57 PM

I had to chew a drugs test swab this morning for 5 minutes, it tasted foul!
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:48 PM

In other news the C15 will live again, the quote for welding is reasonable, but it will be next week before it's done, Land Rover might be back Sunday assuming that certain bits turned up today. Being without a car is something I'm not used to, I borrowed a mates MINI Cooper S yesterday, it had too many bing-bong alarms,stop/start and my feet are too big for it, but it was transport. In a fit of stupidity I went to look at a car today, fortunately reality set in and I didn't buy it, it was a late Mk1 MX5 so still with pop up lights, it is a solid enough car, with a long Mot and one scabby wheel archive, the sills had been done quite well. It was a bit wet inside as the hood is leaking and had a bit of chrome bling on it that is not really to my taste. For £600 it seems quite reasonable, but I have to remember that I would need to spend on the hood and/or a hardtop as it would have to live outside. I think I have talked myself out of it as I have to remember that I will have trouble getting in and out of it. But it does have pop up lights.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:00 PM

I had to chew a drugs test swab this morning for 5 minutes, it tasted foul!


..... Change dealers m8 ;)
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

Agreed to buy the green T5 for £1400.

The seller didn't mention in the ad bit it has new front shocks and bushes, which appear to be based on the MOT advisories!

Thanks to Bramz for going to view it for me.

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and he drove the fastest pizza delivery car in the west (of Manchester)....
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