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The Dark Knight

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About The Dark Knight

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    The member the forum deserves but not the one it needs right now

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    Dave

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    Non Ford
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    Non
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Derbyshire
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000

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  1. 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!
  2. Hi, The right to a refund is 30 days from when he collected the car so in theory that has gone. You could argue though that any amount of days spent requesting repairs or having them carried out can be deducted off that. So, for example, if you have had a car for 40 days but have spent 20 days requesting/waiting for repairs and/or having repairs carried out, the law is that you have only had the car for 20 days. I've heard of garages claiming that clutches aren't covered by the warranty and saying its a wear and tear issue but with such low mileage, I can't see them trying that here. I don't know if the fault is a regular occurrence though so it might be useful to ask about that in the Focus forum.
  3. Not my footage but horrendous driving
  4. Indeed. She wasn't getting it despite me telling her I had a degree in law and studied consumer law as part of that. Ignoring her is indeed the best option. It would cost her £35-£60 at court plus petrol costs to get here for a rant. Just £100 and she's back to normal. No hassle.
  5. Hi guys, Way back in March, I sold my 4 winter tyres and alloys on eBay as I prepared to hand back the ST. Just this week, the buyer sent me a message saying 2 of the wheels are buckled. Firstly, if they are and I don't have any reason to think she's lying, I was completely oblivious to it as the car drove fine. Secondly, I spoke to the mobile tyre fitter today who came out each autumn and spring to change the wheels over for me and he said the wheels were brilliant and balanced just fine and well looked after. He would support me all the way. He said she's trying it on. Anyway, more messages came in that said they could not be repaired and were dangerous. She demanded a full refund under SOGA as they are not fit for purpose. I put her in her place there as it is the Consumer Rights Act 2015 now and the implied terms about quality and fitness for purpose don't apply to private sales. I am not a trader. Goods still have to be as described but I never claimed in my advert that they were perfect. They were advertised as used alloys and tyres. Plus the advert has long since been deleted from eBays servers! She went on to copy and paste stuff about being entitled to a refund under consumer law. I tore her argument apart again but she wasn't getting it. I also told her she's had them for over 6 months so anything could have happened in that time she's had them! Then she changed tactics and said she'd spoken to a solicitor who said she had a case and her neighbour is a magistrate who would testify that they had been stored in her garage since purchase as they are winter tyres. Several threats were made about small claims court so I just said do it then. She then said they could be repaired at £50 per wheel and she would be happy if I paid for one wheel. I ignored this. Let's not forget that some people fit winter tyres as early as September so I stand by the above that anything could have happened in that time. Throughout this, she said she would be turning up at my house with the wheels today. I then said go through the proper channels for small claims. I told her to cease contact with me and to not turn up at my house or it would become a case of harassment. She ignored that and kept firing messages at me and said she would be coming over. I ignored the last few messages. She wasn't bothered by the mention of harassment and police involvement if she turned up at my house. She said the police would be very interested in me selling goods that are a danger to her and other road users. I didn't respond but the fact is the goods only become a danger if used. Selling them, especially without any knowledge of any faults, is not dangerous. Here we are at Saturday afternoon and no appearance from her as yet. No messsges today. She paid cash and eBay doesn't show my address to anyone except at the time of sale. That information has long gone off eBay so unless she remembers the full address or has it noted somewhere, she doesn't know where I live. So it seems she has been bluffing in a bid to get me to cave in and I called her bluff. Any thoughts or similar experiences?
  6. I think its a lack of forward thinking by the RRS in the first clip. He just thought he would go for it on the straight stretch but underestimated how long it would take to get past. He also overtook into a right turn box and of course there could have been cars pulling out of the side turning. He was certainly closer to me than the camera makes it look. With the Skoda, I was doing almost 60 so he had to exceed that to get past and going up a hill with a dip before a left hand bend. Any sports bike coming around that bend would have been on him before he could do much about it. A bit further up the road was a nice straight stetch! Patience needed!
  7. Got home today from a family holiday in Scotland this last week. We stayed in St Andrews and due to needing the extra luggage capacity, I drove my dads Audi A4 Avant. I took the liberty of fitting my dashcam into his car just in case and we captured the usual iffy moments...
  8. Personally I would get a garage to give it a once over before buying a replacement. If not a Ford dealer, go to a good local garage and get their opinion.
  9. I'm not up on intercoolers but I'm concerned why such a new car has an intercooler in poor condition. Can you be more specific as to the condition? Also, you will need to declare any changes to your insurance company regardless of whether or not it enhances performance. Only consumable parts like better quality bulbs or wiper blades are exempt really. Fitting HIDS for example would need declaring.
  10. We could have a news style intro to these videos along the lines of "This week on dickheads" lol
  11. Absolute bell end in a Clio. Tailgating a Fiesta, throwing litter and a dangerous overtake on a bridge. Didn't check properly, just charged onto other side of road and not far from a head on.
  12. Any vibration at all through the steering wheel? I had a buckled wheel on my car once that gave me some grief. How long have you had the car and where did you buy it from?