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Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By davies20
You might struggle for £1500 - but I strongly...

You might struggle for £1500 - but I strongly recommend a fiat Panda 100hp. Cheap to run, etc but by God are they a fun, quick car!
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By AndyN01
I'm afraid the phrase "full respray" would have...

I'm afraid the phrase "full respray" would have me runing the other way.

My question is what happened that mean a full respray was needed?

Unless, of course, there's a comprehensive and lengthy...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By percymon
Tigra isn;t a bad shout, fairly small for...

Tigra isn;t a bad shout, fairly small for parking, hard top so no worries about security or bird poop on fabric. Cheap parts and plenty of cars around with 60-80k miles well within budget.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Shiny
This one is over budget (and sold), but you can...

This one is over budget (and sold), but you can pick one up for £1,500.
...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By AndyN01
Without wishing to put a dampener on things the...

Without wishing to put a dampener on things the cars with "....a bit of poke..." are quite often the cars that have been thrashed. :devil:

Or, they may have been cherished. :detailer:

Remember...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bazza85
Do you mean little town car, or as in just a...

Do you mean little town car, or as in just a cheap/cheerful & a bit fun?
Or a combination of both?
Also, tinkering as in general maintenance yourself or modding slightly?
Just wondered as there’s...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By matty.13
What about a bmw compact , great cars good...

What about a bmw compact , great cars good engines and within budget


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Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By AndyN01
Based on family experience if it's a little car...

Based on family experience if it's a little car then a Yaris.

My son has one which is now over 100K and nothing has gone wrong. Regularly serviced and usual wear items such as tyres etc. apart...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-03-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By danwel
I’d agree with above. For the money you’re...

I’d agree with above. For the money you’re looking at spending it could very easy become a lonely pit and given the daily 10 like round trip it hardly seems worth the hassle let alone extra tax,...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-03-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By MDC250
Pretty poor, would have thought something...

Pretty poor, would have thought something relating to safety needs signing off by a 2nd person...or maybe I’m being optimistic/naive?

Dealer Principal should be offering a genuine apology and...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By robertdon777
Main Dealers just a bunch of monkeys with...

Main Dealers just a bunch of monkeys with spanners.

Mrs Astra went in (this was about 6 years ago) for warranty work.

They left her with the headlight loom disconnected....nice, and that wasn't...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-03-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By djberney
I would give them a call tomorrow and speak to...

I would give them a call tomorrow and speak to their customer services, all the main dealers will have one. Then it will depend what you want out of it. If it's just to get the mechanic a rollocking...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 20-02-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By Taxboy
I would get in touch with your fitter and explain...

I would get in touch with your fitter and explain that the building control visit that you have already paid him for has been completed and can he please pay the local authority or refund you within...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-02-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,322
Posted By AS_BO
As promised, some better pictures [emoji1303] ...

As promised, some better pictures [emoji1303]

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-02-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,322
Posted By AS_BO
UPDATE TIME! Round 2 - Interior Deep Clean ...

UPDATE TIME!

Round 2 - Interior Deep Clean

I’m going to apologise in advance for the pony pictures, the sun was a pain all day but at least it was dry [emoji23] I was also concerned the...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 14-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Shiny
Personally i wouldn't be claiming for the sake of...

Personally i wouldn't be claiming for the sake of £100. There will be a fault claim logged on the Claims Underwriting Exchange for 5 years and "loss of one life" on your protected NCB. It may only...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Kerr
How are you working that out? A quick...

How are you working that out?

A quick Google shows people having deals with cars having around £11k set as the GFMV. Car valuation sites show 4 year old trade ins being worth £11k.

I'm...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rob_Quads
Out of interest how bad is the damage? 650 / 1000...

Out of interest how bad is the damage? 650 / 1000 sounds like a fair old whack not a bit of a ripple?
A local smart repair guy fixed our S-Max when she clattered another car which dented the corner...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mcpx
I’d go with this, but I think he said the current...

I’d go with this, but I think he said the current car is on pcp, so will have any damage deducted from the guaranteed final value?

The best solution is to talk to the dealer, get them to value the...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Pinky
As stated find out how much the company will...

As stated find out how much the company will charge you for the damage and see if that's a better option for you , also check with a local repairer to see how much they would charge .although you...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Cookies
Renton, Instead of giving yourself the...

Renton,

Instead of giving yourself the hassle, just ask the dealer to give you a trade-in price for the car as it is. If they're trying to say that the bvrla regs apply when you're trading a car...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rundie
Bleedin take on this lease malarky, my...

Bleedin take on this lease malarky, my generation, can't afford it then you don't have it...simples
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Cookies
OP - just check that the dealer isn't trying to...

OP - just check that the dealer isn't trying to get you to repair the car beyond what you have to do.

If you are part exchanging the car, where the dealer is giving you a price for the car,...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By RedUntilDead
What about getting the advice of a mobile body...

What about getting the advice of a mobile body repair guy? Modern smart repairs can be excellent. I have just paid for damage repair on some one else’s car and the quality of finish has blown me away...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By wish wash
Can't remember who said that when your handing...

Can't remember who said that when your handing cars back in on pcp they were checking panels with a paint gauge.

You need to think about your next potential cars, if you want something sporty or...
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