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Sat for a boring half hour in the Renault/Suzuki/Dacia dealership waiting for my wife’s Duster to be (complementary) valeted after it’s MOT: overheard service rep on the phone:

“ it needs a new starter motor - engine has to be dropped which is a big job, 10 to 12 hours so we will need the car for two days”

What kind of madness is this?

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6 hours ago, SiC said:

When stuff like this happens and I need to fall back to something solidly reliable, my frankly bizarrely crazy mind goes.

HONDA HONDA HONDA

Or TOOOOYOTA 

Sung to the tune of badger badger mushroom. (Scarily some on here will be too young to remember this first circulating the internet)

Just not one from the Scottish rust belt please.

It's been 20 years!

 Now I feel old too.

 

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20 minutes ago, lesapandre said:

Media absurdity: Subaru, Porsche and BMW drivers are more dangerous than Skoda or Hyundai...

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/nov/11/bmw-subaru-and-porsche-drivers-more-likely-to-cause-a-crash-study-finds

'Researchers hypothesised' 😂

'2011-2015 data examined' 😂

Fiction peppered with out-of-context anecdotes from through the years.

As you say, absurd.

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I fitted a new set of eBay-sourced rubber floor mats to The V70 today:

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They're a great deal better than the set that they replaced as they fit properly and clip onto the pegs in the carpet, something which the previous Halfords specials never did.

I'm so impressed with them that I've just ordered a matching load space mat ^^

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1 hour ago, Shep Shepherd said:

I fitted a new set eBay-sourced rubber floor mats to The V70 today:

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They're a great deal better than the set that they replaced as they fit properly and clip onto the pegs in the carpet, something which the previous Halfords specials never did.

I'm so impressed with them that I've just ordered a matching load space mat ^^

I got a set of those for my old 93. I liked them so much I kept them and the fronts fit my SLK perfectly. They smell great too!

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Oh fuck, I think I might be starting a project. 

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I only spotted a bit of rust behind the wing......then a bit more under the bumper.... then some on..... and so on. 

Now I need a new bumper back in addition to the bonnet and front and rear o/s doors. 

Might actually be cheaper to pop over to France for the weekend and just buy fucking loads of bits. 

Any pointers as to where to look for French car spares? Can do ebay.fr but are there other places? 

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24 minutes ago, HillmanImp said:

I only spotted a bit of rust behind the wing......then a bit more under the bumper.... then some on..... and so on. 

Now I need a new bumper back in addition to the bonnet and front and rear o/s doors. 

As many know too well on here, I've been there too many times and know that feeling...! 🤣

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