The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight last won the day on March 29 2015

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  1. I assume there is some sort of watchdog that oversees car dealers and warranty companies etc. or at the other end of the scale, you try to prove that its their fault and sue them for cost of repair. Would be difficult unless you have documentary evidence of these fob offs. They will just say they never said that when confronted.
  2. On dashcam network now
  3. Someone beat me to it:
  4. This woman crossed the road at the top of a slip road onto the A38 and never once looked up! The stills show her lack of awareness. She made it to the pavement by the time I was level with her but I think this is one occasion I probably should have sounded my horn! She was also very leisurely about crossing the busy road I might add!
  5. Absolute bell end in the Fiesta!!
  6. The emphasis here is on the word should. It's a guide as to how long it should last but not that it necessarily will as there are so many variables. Have you had it since new? High mileage for 2013. My 08 Golf TDI only has 62k miles on the clock. I believe a cambelt is wear and tear so you might struggle to bring an argument of satisfactory quality using your statutory rights. Have you tried an independent garage? See how much they charge and get them to inspect it to see what their opinion is.
  7. Close call on the roundabout! Falling snow, high winds, frost and very slippery driving conditions. This idiot overtook in a 30 before tailgating me down the hill at speeds of 40-50mph. Absolute idiot. - Excuse the crap audio from the rear camera!
  8. Twas a Corsa indeed. The car in front was a Toyota ;) (I think)
  9. Got this footage on my way to work this morning. I got out and gave both parties my details and informed them that it was caught on my dashcam video should their insurers require anything.
  10. If you are happy enough with the contribution then I would say go ahead and just hope for some extra from Ford. I can't see Ford refusing just because repairs have started. Their dealer wants to get things moving anyway.
  11. Yes its the cost of repairs that you would be claiming for so its under £10k. Keep us posted.
  12. You can ask for a full breakdown of what was and wasn't done when it was serviced that's a starting point. In any legal argument against them, they will play the oil card. What I mean by that is they will say it is your fault for not keeping a check on the oil and assuming it was fine. I am not saying they are in the right, just brace yourself for their attack. Also, in any legal argument you will need to prove the fault occurred as a result of some manufacturing defect as opposed to a fault of your own. This would mean appointing an expert mechanic so its useful if you know someone who knows someone etc. to save costs. If you are wondering what I mean by legal argument, in simple terms its your statutory rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 or if you purchased before October 2015, the Sale of Goods Act 1979. This is separate from the warranty and unaffected by any small print. What you would be doing is using the law to force the dealer to repair the car at their expense rather than yours. Clearly, there is a lesser expectation of quality with used cars than with new cars but its still only a 4 year old car. This all sounds daunting but the reality is that the small claims court is very informal and far removed from what you probably envisage. If you lose: You pay the costs you have racked up to get to court - The end If you win: They foot the bill for the repair and they pay your costs These things rarely get to court to be honest so its like a game of poker. If you want to read a real world example of this, please settle in with a nice drink and read this topic: Thanks
  13. Lane hoggers are a pain but in terms of safety, the van picked a bad place to undertake and the Focus really didn't need to break the sound barrier to get past!