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About Ianb

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    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday November 18

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  • First Name Ian

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus Estate 1.6 TDCI Style
  • Ford Year 2007
  • UK/Ireland Location Devon
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  1. Your Insurance Annual?

    It's incredible really... a 21yr old floating around in an ST paying 675 and I got quoted 400 for my 2007 1.6 tdci estate at 27 years old with full ncb... Granted I know that areas, places to park, etc etc can have a big effect on quotes, but that's blooming ridiculous. And Kiefer up there, getting ruined with a 'plain ol 1.6', yet could jump in a vastly more responsive machine - which I'm sure have a history of being pushed to their limits, and he gets a lower quote... I seriously dislike insurance companies...
  2. How much do you pay for your St?

    drool, I want a focus ST estate...
  3. Just wondering if anyone is good at origami? Kind of looking to make a bunch of butterflies and other stuff.... just wondering if anyone has done this/good at this...
  4. Parking ticket

    I'd say you need to make very clear and concise records of what you've done and when you did it, make sure you get copies of your phone bill - which I suspect will be able to corroborate your story of many phone calls (perhaps 30 was an exaggeration)... The big problem now is that I'd assume you have no real evidence to say they were unhelpful. I'd try emailing if you can, that way they have to write to you, it gives you time to think of your reply rather than if they say something on the phone that catches you on the spot. I've learned this the hard way in my business, I've had many people say over the phone, "yeh sure, that's no problem, we can do that"... then push comes to shove and it's all undocumented words. I now require emails of all things these days, however inconvenient. For the record, I'm not saying you should ignore it, or fight it, or pay it, I'm just giving you some things to think about. ...also what was happening in an empty service station carpark at midnight?!?!
  5. Ethernet cable fix/joiner.

    What Alex said, you can stick a new pluggy doodah on the end of it.
  6. Things I Do Like

    I like this forum. I have to say I've had a think about this forum this morning - I've been struggling with ideas for RL - I have a sort of writers block, even though I'm not writing anything, anyway, it lead me onto the forum to try and feel 'happier', which may in turn allow me to become a little more creative and as such I completely forgot what I was supposed to be doing and got stuck reading some of the old posts etc. Got to admit, 99.99% of the people I have come across on here have been really friendly and a great laugh, the forum definitely has a lot going for it.... Thanks for having me, as such! :D Now I'll buzz off and be all mooshy somewhere else and try and get my head in the *********** game!!!!!
  7. So you're not selling the car then? Just some of the mods? :( Best of luck with the sales Lenny!
  8. Things I Don't Like

    I don't that because I'm young (ish) and less experienced that people think they can **** me around with BS quotes for any building work. In fact the last week I've had to twice flash teeth and people that have really tried to push themselves on me whilst attempting to put down other people in the same line of work. Tiler attempting to charge me £30 per metre on completely prepped vertical (I mean spot on vertical) walls that have been boarded with a tile backer board - easy shapes, most shower cubicles - so 3 flat walls etc. Then had some twerp who seems to be in bed with the insurance company (yet is supposed to be entirely unconnected) telling me how the insurance company won't accept anything other than his quote... which was apprx £2300 total for a contractual 3 years.... - Yeah, right, so that's why I know for sure I can get what I need at apprx £400 for ONE YEAR ONLY! Really grinds my gears.... No wonder I grew a beard, helps me deal less with this **** as I don't look so baby faced.
  9. Things I Don't Like

    That is where I'd be inclined to gesture he pulls over for a chat re left and right lane usage.....
  10. Things I Don't Like

    Ye shanks aren't hairy enoof fir the heylands?
  11. Things I Do Like

    Great if you have a spare 10k knocking about.... I'd rather double it and buy a 65 plate ST estate...
  12. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like public toilets where you have to pay, I'm not experiencing the inconvenience of this 'convenience' however whilst nipping into a free one it did cross my mind that if I was busting for a s**t the last thing I'd appreciate is having to fumble through my wallet to find out I didn't have the necessary 58 and 4 9ths of a penny in order to proceed. I think I'd probably drop trou right there and face the courts......
  13. Things I Don't Like

    It's one of those subjects that is difficult to discuss without sounding like a knob... To me, to pin the entire thing on a person or police is somewhat wrong... For instance there was that crash last year where a car left the road in Scotland, driver died, women was in the car for several days, eventually she died... It's tragic and there were police failings - or call handler failings... however no one seemed to want to question the cause of the accident in the first place... Yes police (I use that as a general term to incorporate call centre etc) didn't hold up their end of the deal, however had the driver not crashed in the first place nothing would have happened... A bit of a combination if you ask me... Hillsborough, ok, maybe police let too many in...but fans surely have a duty to not behave like animals, they appear to have done very little to help the situation... I dunno, as I said, I probably don't know enough about it to really be allowed to have an opinion, but I just get concerned about the money spent on finding a guy to blame for what appears to be a culmination of events leading to a tragic accident....
  14. In actual fact, I think (99% sure) you've got both bits wrong - in a good way... If you're a named driver you have just as much 'right' to drive the car as the policy holder, and you can also be the policy holder on a car that is owned by someone else (or if they are the registered keeper)... So, your new car can still be registered in your name... and you can be a named driver on your wifes policy for her car and still drive it as if it's your own.... Main thing is to have two policies, 1 in your name and 1 in wifeys name as you can only use NCB on one policy (if you have 2 policies in your name). On that last point though, if you can prove NCB on another policy most insurers will offer you some sort of unnoficial 'NCB' discount...