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MattDRX

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  1. Things I Don't Like

    Afternoon all. Thought I'd try and create a thread to share the negativity of daily life and thing we dislike everyday. I'll go first. Sitting in a hospital waiting room waiting to be seen after being bitten by a spider and it's full of non tax payers higher up the queue than me. KFCs new fries Fuel prices going up again. What's upset you today. (Not a time to be needy)
  2. Anyone playing this on Xbone? Heists came out today, anyone fancy joining my motley crew to aim for the $10M payout?
  3. Things I Do Like

    Getting to meet David Attenborough. Huge respect for the guy and such a nice chap.
  4. Things I Don't Like

    Working my nuts off for the past 3 months and barely any Internet time wasting and conversation since the 30/05 when I left my last job.
  5. Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

    Health and safety manager for a certain Television / news / radio operator that I can't mention for some reason but it's generally the first one that comes on when you turn the TV on. Hi everyone, been a while.
  6. Company Car

    Morning All, So new job starts on 01/06 and I get to chose a company car from the pic attached or inserted or whatever, maybe it won't even work who knows. Thinking 308? best spec and most economical, 2nd most eco car in the UK behind the 208, interior on these actually looks good. Focus seems like a pants spec and crap engine and not even looking at a fiesta, would be a downgrade after owning an ST. What think?
  7. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    Off to email to a speeding lawyer now anyway, see what they say.
  8. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    wait wait wait, When I got done, I was stopped by the side of the road and was told I would get something in the post, this was November 2010, I didn't get anything until the end of April to attend court in May, I didn't get seen in court due to them constantly ******** about until 17/07/11, 4 court visits, 3 wanted cards in the post too. So is that really not right? If so I am going to Clean Thames Valley Police and HM Court Service right out, I'm not making that up that's genuinely how it went, I didn't get anything in the post for like 5 months and 2 weeks, I got absolutely nothing before that. I want my 4 days unpaid leave back and my £400 fine and increased insurance costs and compo for all the immense stress I went through thinking I was on the run from the law. Joke.
  9. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    no one is saying that, it's quite a confusing subject as is most British Law, deliberately awkward to rinse the general public into submission. Always best to query anything if unsure, the internet Fweeends is here to help.
  10. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    ^ Got family in the business, plus experience of going to court 4 times for a singular offence and dodging the wanted cards ( not my fault I turned up and they had no record of me 3 TIMES!!!! and still sent me wanted cards with a photo of an unhappy holiday maker )
  11. Things I Don't Like

    KFC is like the Feast of kings imo, £13 will buy you a mighty tasty banquet. Maccdys is for people in Corsa's and MX5's to troll around in. Burger King is for people who like £10 for a meal that's marginally better than McDonalds. GTA just makes me lol I love the way in the game that everything results in the DEATH penalty, even bumping into the police get's you executed, not the like old days where you got arrested etc. Rockstar took a good punt on US policing here, they must hate it. Best Scottish export ever.
  12. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    Think it's being misread. The Po po have 6 months to notify the courts that they are courting you etc and get the paperwork to you. The courts have to send you a letter saying your being summoned, enter your plea etc, and then you'll get a date, say if the letter says 01/05/15 the date of your appearance has to be no earlier than the 15/05, 14 days notice of prosecution is your appearance date not the paperwork serving date from time of offence. But the police / courts do not have to send you anything up to 6 months from the date of offence.
  13. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    Nope it's 6 months Graham, been there and done that, took from November to May to get the letter, thought I well and truly got let off for months and months. you can a minimum 14 days notice to appear in court or receive punishment.
  14. Things I Don't Like

    Not to mention it's hard avoiding the police for 60 seconds, it's 3*'s straight away for mowing someone down so can be quite hard in a regular car, need a decent alleyway to hide down until they give up the chase.
  15. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    They have 6 months from the date of offence to issues a NIP and 14 days is the minimum notice required for you to APPEAR in court, IE they can't ask you to appear in court tomorrow.
  16. Things I Don't Like

    I don't think it's new dude. been annoying us for ages. If you have DAB stick Kerrang on, get some proper tunes playing.
  17. Oil Pressure Warning

    Don't carry on with it too much, possibly a worn engine bearing or oil pump is knackered, you can gain extra life by putting a thicker oil and it'll generate higher pressures.
  18. My Beloved Car Stolen 16Th May

    It wouldn't work, I had a full Renault diagnostic kit on my laptaop and you had to have full power to the ECU via OBD port for it to connect, it wouldn't self power it and for some reason also even with full battery power reading the ECU killed the battery on the laptop it drained it from full to less than 10% in under 30 mins lol was almost glowing. But also the fuse will complete the circuit, removing it kills the circuit regardless of auxiliary power.
  19. Car Conundrums!

    Steering wheel
  20. Things I Do Like

    Seeing a Hero in a Focus ST225 jump a motorway barrier this morning, between m4 and m25, missed BOTH lanes and went straight through the middle bits and jumped it, complete write off. HEROIC stuff well done, extinction is calling for you sir.
  21. Company Car

    How Good is a Focus ST 250? Can get a lease deal for £301 fully maintained for 2 years with £1100 down, sort of balances out with my allowance, fuel is covered. are they worth it? can get a Golf R 300PS for the same. seems the focus is going to depreciate a lot more going on that fig, Golf is near 30k. Do kind of miss the Fiesta but don't want another despite how cheap they are going for still.
  22. Car Conundrums!

    What was it that came close? These things need to be less trivial. someone on here may end up getting murdered over this game.
  23. Monthly Payments

    It is a shame they didn't go nuts like with the old Supras on that, would be pretty decent if it had a decent lump on it, pretty damn pricey compared to the likes on an Astra VXR or Focus ST etc, just doesn't make sense for them to put an NA engine in it when everyone else is going down the boosted route, pretty poor torque as well, 151lbs is less than my old Clio. Still OT it's worth keeping the ST, in fact it may be worth if you like it that much chucking like another 4K at it and taking it up to like 350+BHP and destroy most cars on the road. ignore the warranty part, doesn't matter if it has warranty or not it will still cost money to fix, unlinked items are still covered anyway. would probably be more fun to have at stupid powers too over anything else.
  24. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    I was doing 51 in a 30 and got 6 points, 4 trips to court and 3 wanted card via the post too lol That's what I mean, I had the same scenario crappy little speed trap. Think the Gatso fixed cameras are the only way to get the course now.
  25. Caught Speeding! Advice Please...

    Camera vans are generally points though, Gatsos are handled by admins who give out whatever they can. Don't worry too much though, tbh 3 points is pretty normal and barely notable on insurance anyway, as usual shop around and you'll probably find a quote cheaper than you're paying anyway.