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#1 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:22 AM

http://news.bbc.co.u...ire/7395452.stmI doubt I would have had the bottle to do that, much as I would have liked to in a similar situation...

#2 OFFLINE   garethj

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

Weigh it in with the clamp on, get an extra 50p :D

#3 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:03 AM

id cut it in such a way that it snaps in half as they lift it lol then try to blame them for it
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#4 OFFLINE   Adrian_pt

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

I was with a few friends in London last summer, and one of them, the designated driver, turned up in his dad's (metallic orange-brown) M-reg Volvo 440. After a pretty good night out, we go back to the car to find out he'd parked illegally, the car had been towed away to a depot on Park Lane, and he'd have to pay 280 quid to get it unclamped... He would have tried the "nah, I'm not paying that, it's more than the car's worth ffs" trick, but as it was his dad's he couldn't, and so he stumped up the money. Moral of the story: massive jobsworths; they should be forced to drive a Kia Rio for life.

#5 OFFLINE   marinast

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:04 PM

A Kia Rio eh?A sentence worse than death.
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#6 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:13 PM

How about a Kia Rio Diesel..... :D

#7 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:33 PM

"Her Name Is Rio And She's Crap"- Autocar headline from a couple of years back.

#8 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:23 PM

How about a Kia Rio Diesel..... :D

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#9 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

So the car was SORN in half?

#10 ONLINE   Richard

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

Oh dear :lol: I really don't like the idea of law enforcement being done by private companies (assuming it's the same NCP as the car parks).If they tried that one on me I would go to the nearest NCP car park and clamp the first one of their vehicles I saw that wasn't parked in a proper space and displaying a valid ticket. I would do this every day until I didn't have enough money to buy any more clamps.

#11 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:55 PM

It is the same company as the car parks, I had a run in with them not so long back, but actually found them pretty reasonable to deal with. The DVLA on the other hand......... :roll:

#12 OFFLINE   CortinaDave

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:50 PM

He should just have cut the clamped wheel off then phoned the scrappy to pick it up and left the company with just the wheel :D

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#13 OFFLINE   monzaE

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

No sympathy from me. I'm sick of people who block the path. Plus he's a Builder and we all know that they are conning bastards. Plus he uses a cutter with no safety gear. Plus he's ugly and doesn't know where I live...... I hope.




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