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what Mazda 3 was it? We have just traded in my wife's old one, a blue saloon reg BL08AXH.

That is exactly the car :shock: It's off to Ely by Ipswich tomorrow. Nice car, got sold to Ely garage for around £2500 or around that mark.

 

Are you trade plating Lord Sterling?

I am indeed. Just switched company as the old place was doing my nut in with being away from home for days on end and hotel bills.

 

That is a shitty day but I can't help but smirk when I think about what the garage / car hire place is thinking .

Silly twat came to collect a car then couldn't pick it up cos he dropped his tablet then fucked off to get a new one and didn't come back

Who said I didn't take the car? Who said I couldn't come back? I did take the car anyway which they were happy for me too without a signature from them. All they were concered about was whether the garage whom has bought the vehicle had actually paid for the it, which they had, eventually.

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That is exactly the car :shock: It's off to Ely by Ipswich tomorrow. Nice car, got sold to Ely garage for around £2500 or around that mark.

 

There is only a couple of car dealers left here now. I wonder where it is going.

£2500 is a bit much for the cheapies and probably too cheap for the Kia dealer.

 

Anyway......

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There is only a couple of car dealers left here now. I wonder where it is going.

£2500 is a bit much for the cheapies and probably too cheap for the Kia dealer.

Anyway......

it's an 08 with just short of 80000 on the clock, a great lacquer killer handprint on the wing from my daughter (no idea what toxic substance was on her hands that day), standard OEM Mazda alloy wheel corrosion, 6 months mot and a mix of dealer, local garage and self signed by me history in the less popular saloon variant so I can't see it making £2500 personally. We only paid £4000 five years ago with 45000 on the clock in mint condition. We got £1800 trade in which I thought was top money for it.
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Criteria Cars, Littleport.

It's actually already advertised;http://www.criteriacars.co.uk/mazda-mazda3-3-takara-6107825

looks a lot better than when we had it. I wonder if they have noticed/ fixed the utterly fooked CD player as if they have I would like my cds back (but wasn't going to pay the £150 Mazda wanted to sort it). I think it may well sit a while, we got it for 4K as I made a stupid offer after it had sat six months with no interest and then waited another couple of weeks before the garage finally gave up the will to live/ sell the doom blue shitbox. Did it still pull badly to the left or had they sorted that?
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Driving to High Wycombe this morning (from Reading) was the absolute pits. I have never had such an ordeal of a journey. To make matters worse I had to park in the Eden Centre for over 8 hours too, meaning I was charged £20 for the privilege*. 

 

Also, being kicked out at the end of the week, despite me arranging housing for the mid-end of November. Nothing like moving to remind you of all the crap you have.

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looks a lot better than when we had it. I wonder if they have noticed/ fixed the utterly fooked CD player as if they have I would like my cds back (but wasn't going to pay the £150 Mazda wanted to sort it). I think it may well sit a while, we got it for 4K as I made a stupid offer after it had sat six months with no interest and then waited another couple of weeks before the garage finally gave up the will to live/ sell the doom blue shitbox. Did it still pull badly to the left or had they sorted that?

Drives and pulls fine, no left pullage so must be sorted. Still got the suncream handprint which I had to note down, alloys are shedding thier paint, interior hasn't been hoovered or valeted but it appears to have had a quick wash and tyre shine slapped on so quite a presentable and likeable little car.

 

No CDs found in player but I haven't tried putting any CDs in, will look tomorrow.

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Drives and pulls fine, no left pullage so must be sorted. Still got the suncream handprint which I had to note down, alloys are shedding thier paint, interior hasn't been hoovered or valeted but it appears to have had a quick wash and tyre shine slapped on so quite a presentable and likeable little car.

No CDs found in player but I haven't tried putting any CDs in, will look tomorrow.

Chances are it will just ignore you like a petulant child, no,error messages, nowt. We look after our cars generally so inside isn't bad for a car that's been a family hack for five years. It was a super reliable car for us but I hated it if I am honest. I don't know why, I just never ever gelled with it but my wife loved it.
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Driving to High Wycombe this morning (from Reading) was the absolute pits. I have never had such an ordeal of a journey. To make matters worse I had to park in the Eden Centre for over 8 hours too, meaning I was charged £20 for the privilege*.

 

Also, being kicked out at the end of the week, despite me arranging housing for the mid-end of November. Nothing like moving to remind you of all the crap you have.

Marlow Bridge is closed after a 30 ton lorry went over it so everything uses thr a404, and if the m25 is fucked every cunt uses it.

 

Ive been coming into marlow via marlow bottom for the past month to avoid the a404 leaving that way too.

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I use cruise control 'cos I am a  lazy bastard, if held up a quick press of 'resume' and it's back to speed, so much easier than all that tedious pressing the throttle nonsense :)

 

Also discovered (reading the handbook is quite enlightening!) that the turbo is restricted/not used until the engine is up to temp which is why some days it feels a bit flat after the one serious chicane on a steep hill. I really should:

 

A, read the fucking handbook sooner than a year after purchase...

 

B, use the bastard car more so it actually warms up!

 

Lights: my car has 'automatic lights' and they come on if the brightness outside drops below the need for sunshades and factor 50 sun-block! They are a bit 'keen' but, again saves the need for all the strenuous turning of a light control if it actually gets dark/dim :)

 

shirley "your man" should be doing all this for you

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I did some 6 months of trade plating whilst waiting for me first full sized car transporter lorry to become available, this would have been around 89/90, its was a crap job then when lorry drivers were still allowed to give lifts and other platers didn't blow you into the ditch as they sped past as you were trying to get a lift, i walked bloody miles and it hasn't got any better since.

 

There were good days though and luckily cos i had a lorry licence i could get lots more well paying jobs, but its not something i would do again.

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This immaculate looking Escort turned up in a small local car park last week and has been parked there ever since. Its now been vandalised:(. It did look really minty before and with dealer plates still intact

 

You know when people talk about how we're all going to die because of Global warming, or Nuclear War with Russia or an asteroid strike whatever, I look at the sort of people who do this and think - Good.

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You know when people talk about how we're all going to die because of Global warming, or Nuclear War with Russia or an asteroid strike whatever, I look at the sort of people who do this and think - Good.

 

Global megadeath set against a new screen for a Ford Escort...

 

Do you think your priorities may possibly be a little skewed?

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This immaculate looking Escort turned up in a small local car park last week and has been parked there ever since. Its now been vandalised:(. It did look really minty before and with dealer plates still intact

:mad:  :mad: what really is the point in doing that to it. Some feckers in this world really do need to get a grip.

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