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  1. No loss then and thanks for the link Dollywobbler.
  2. Does doing the subscription like this mean you get the socket set too?
  3. When is she putting Golf bits on it?
  4. Yeah it's pretty much this. The finance company really don't care who owns the car now they, as normal, just want their money. The person that signed the agreement will get in the shit and the current owner can buy the car from the finance for X amount. It's a bit shit to 'get charged twice' but really it comes down to 'you can't buy stolen property even if you didn't know as it's always stolen' type thing. Hire companies ring for the same thing when a hire car, normally long term, hasn't been returned. They know the cars not actually stolen, they just want their money but there's no other way of doing it. You are technically permanently depriving someone of their property, which is theft.
  5. Sorry but I haven't read all the thread. The letter is genuine. I've spoken to insurance companies about this kind of thing before and it's normally that the car has been sold with outstanding finance. As such it was never the owners* car to sell. Nothing to worry about other than someone somewhere wants some money or the car.
  6. This^^ while you're at it I need an XR2 one
  7. It would be nice as the twat never comes on when the engine gets hot but when it's just about to overheat. Which is why in one Fiesta I've got a manual fan switch fitted.
  8. I know it's a bit stupid but can it be registered in another country then reregistered here or does it not work like that?
  9. Insert sarcastic comments based on breaking it up here. What's making you give up on it or is it that it might never be able to be registered? Couldn't it be finished as some sort of college course?
  10. I've heard they're changing the name of the ULEZ just in case.
  11. What's it like driving such a small car with no roof in the land of bigger than ours cars? That said stuff is getting bigger here I mean years ago I drove a convertible Seabring and when giant trucks go past they look like trains.
  12. Can remember the first and only time I've driven a Lotus. Bright yellow Elise. Only a K series engine but the noise it makes behind your head. Thing that got me the most though was the rock hard gear change. Must have looked full on mid life crisis too with the roof off. Also the first time I drove an ambulance. I've drive big vans before but it was the way people stopped and let you out or pulled over to let you go through first.
  13. Saw this ages ago and forgot to post it. This was the other day though. Someone thinks they live in a shit film And yesterday Also seen a Polo Derby. So much nicer with the boot and to match above I've also seen a Gen 2 but I think it's the same one I always see.
  14. Good news everyone! Frontera fixed! Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it. Parts and about 4 hours £95.
  15. Mini Shrimp very happy that he's just found this.
  16. I don't have any bit but I know the guy gets stuff from Euro car parts with a good discount. The other week he did two bushes on the back of the ST. He said it would be expensive. It was about £130 when he'd done. His idea of expensive is a bit off.
  17. Could something dried out as it does get quiter in the wet.
  18. Now sounding like a very exciting night on a victorian bed The Frontera is on its way to get looked at properly this time. Everything looks as though should so no idea what's broken. Not related but to add to the excitement just found yet another leak from the bathroom too but this time into the extension...
  19. I think they'd be a divorce if I bought something like this Anyway, if the vin plate has rotted away, there's no engine number and a potential that even if the reg is found it's been scrapped what do they do to resolve reregister it? Could it just end up as a Q?
  20. I'm about I just don't post much as I've got sod all to add most of the time. Like the review and sounds a good place. I can't remember who I was speaking with but I decided to sod off any kind of meeting this side of Yorkshire as there's loads over here but none of them could be bothered to get off their arse so I thought fuck em I've been meaning to get to a Glossop one but only one of my cars will make it and cost a fortune in petrol. Still I might be able to make the next one at this pub.
  21. Shows they know what they're are doing rather than just wagging at it. Didn't someone on here really struggle to get one off when they lost the key?
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