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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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  • First Name Dave

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Non Ford
  • Ford Year Non
  • UK/Ireland Location Derbyshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  1. Fast and late exit anyone?

    Well said
  2. Fast and late exit anyone?

    This berk in a Peugeot came flying up behind me and actually braked to the point of tailgating before deciding to accelerate into the outside lane to get past me before the exit. All in the wet and didn't it make so much time up for him? WOW!
  3. Charity walk for Macmillan

    Well it was a superb walk yesterday and the weather was glorious. Milldale where we stopped for lunch is a lovely little village. The £600 mark has now come up and here are some photos from the day. Thanks for any donations made by anyone on here. image free hosting
  4. Lorry on wrong side of the road

    From video description: I can see what this guy was thinking. Get a better line of attack to go into the car park opposite as shown in the pics that follow. However, had he gone closer to the junction still on his side of the road, he would have been able to check if the road was clear and still make the entrance. If I had taken the corner faster, there could have been a collision and he would have been at fault albeit offering his line of attack to the car park as mitigating circumstances - Footage from Roadhawk DC-2.
  5. Compilation of berks!

  6. New (to me) car has arrived

    Yes much more reliable. I've spoken to several people who know their stuff and the 1.9 received praise whereas the 2.0 is generally not recommend for reliability
  7. New (to me) car has arrived

    Cheers :)
  8. New (to me) car has arrived

    Well I picked it up yesterday and very pleased with it. All the scratches and wheels were done as promised, new cambelt, serviced, 1 new tyre and MOT done. Golf 1.9TDi Match. Its certainly a more rattly diesel being PD as opposed to these more refined CR diesels but once settled to a cruise its perfectly quiet and unobtrusive. Plus PD diesels have less to go wrong on them. My first VW and I must say the German build quality stands out a mile. Everything just feels so solid and the ride is like a Rolls Royce compared to the ST but obviously the ST was much better in the bends and a lot faster. Ready for a change though and looking forward to many miles of happy motoring.
  9. Charity walk for Macmillan

    Thanks guys. My dad is responding well to treatment and has surgery in June followed by more treatment. Luckily we caught it early so the consultant is confident of a 100% cure. Any donation, even just £5 will all help. Up to £130 at the moment which is a good start.
  10. Charity walk for Macmillan

    I know some people don't want to set up an account on Just Giving in order to donate so please donate by other means. Pay money in at your bank or online on a preferred website and just PM or email me a copy of the receipt. Even post me a cheque! I can then update my page with money received elsewhere. Cancer has probably affected us all at some point in one way or another and I would appreciate whatever you can donate. I think the walk will be just over 6 miles and it's a great place to walk if anyone ever gets over that way. Thanks
  11. Clutch slipping after only 3,300 miles

    You need to get the ball rolling soon on this. The below topic is worth a read for a real world example. Dothe terms and conditions of the warranty actually say that the clutch falls under wear and tear or is it just on their say so?
  12. Clutch slipping after only 3,300 miles

    How long have you had it now just out of interest? An independent report as mentioned is a good idea and you can demand repair using your legal rights. Wear and tear after that many miles just doesn't wash unless you have been riding the clutch but from what you have said, that is not the case. I know plenty of people having clutches done under warranty.
  13. Legal Rights?

    Good job I spotted this as we have a sub-forum for consumer and dealer issues because I don't view all the forums. You have clearer rights now under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 but the essence of SOGA 1979 is all there. You can return for a refund within 30 days no questions asked if the car is faulty (which it clearly is). Time spent requesting repairs or having them carried out is not to be counted so if you spent 7 days in total on requests and repairs etc, you effectively have 37 days. You really need to have a read through this lengthy topic (it is worth reading) so it will show you a real world outcome following advice I gave.
  14. Charity walk for Macmillan

    Hi folks, I am doing a charity walk for Macmillan around Dovedale on the 14th of May as my dad is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I will be very grateful for whatever you can afford to donate using my Just Giving page and please feel free to share the link with anyone who would like to donate. I thought up the title as me and my dad are big Star Wars fans! Thanks https://www.justgiving.com/Cancer-Wars-The-Fundraising-Awakens