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Potentially Getting A 7 Seater...

28 September 2015 - 03:55 PM

Whilst this is highly unlikely, the missus wants me to buy a 7 seater for the family, with a third small person on the way, and the car starting to get a bit cramped, I am looking at possibly having to get a second motor...


The missus wants me to chop the mondeo in, though I dont want to be doing 60 mile runs to and from the office in a 7 seater, with only me in it! it cost enough fuel in the CMAX, and to be honest, I doubt my car is going to be worth enough to chuck it in as part ex, or to sell and pay for it seperately. Plus, I dont want to be chucking my car in at all!


So, I have told her its unlikely and she kind of accepts that, but I am curious as to just "how much" more it will cost to run a second car....


The insurance, shouldnt be too much, I even wonder if I can bolt it on to an existing policy under AF and say my Mondeo is the main car, and whatever car I get would be the second car, and would only be driven at weekends, or for the odd week when I am off, so mileage wouldnt really exceed 1500 miles!


The biggest expense beyond that would be tax, and general maintenance I suppose, though running a car for so few miles a year, I would hope that the overall cost would only be fixing the car up in the first instance and just "looking after it" thereon.


if I was to get a second motor, I wouldn't want to spend the earth on it, and higher mileage wouldn't be a problem, as long as the car is in good shape! having already started browsing, I found some as cheap as £400, though when I look at them, they are either vauxhall, or show no indication its had the timing belt changed... 


Anyone have any advice on what the overall cost of running a second motor on the weekends would be? I doubt my current insurance policy would cover it, but it would be interesting to see what the cost would be for such a low run vehicle in the year? I would guess around £300 for tax, perhaps £500 for insurance (though I really hope not!) and then parts as and how it comes...

Anyone With Their Own Business...

09 September 2015 - 04:31 PM

My sister in Kent looking for a job, she's great but can't seem to catch a break, I'm just looking to see if anyone either has a job in Kent to possibly offer, or, if you have any long distance work she could do like dictation typing, data entry, anything administrative...

Long shot I know but she is not getting a break and just needs something to get her the experience!

If anyone can help, please drop me a line...

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Dagnabit - Interior Panels And Tracker!

03 September 2015 - 01:29 PM

So I installed a tracker with great success, but it seems the tracker has somehow moved and has now fallen in between the outer rear quarter, and the interior panel! because they are welded or secured together, I now cant get at the tracker! there is an access part which is tiny at the top, I can get my hands in, but cant get down to the tracker. bought a claw grabber tool, and the claw isnt wide enough (and your working blind!)


so now I have a £40 tracker stuck and I cant get at it!


I am becoming irritated now!


Anyone got any thoughts? I have tried wrapping double sided tape around the grabber, and going underneath the car, through the cable grommet, and attached it to the tracker, but its not strong enough to bond to it and push it up, I have also tried fishing it out from the top with absolutely no success!


there is insulation material behind it, so plasma cutting an access panel is out of the question I suspect, I certainly dont have any steel cutting tools to put to use, so I am stuck with trying to fish it out I think!

Key Has To Be Reminded It Can Work!

03 September 2015 - 10:19 AM

Wonder if anyone else has seen this... Or has any idea's!


Yesterday, I unlocked the car per the norm, when I tried to lock the doors again, it didnt lock! Normally this is a sign the doors arent secured, but I didnt even hear it try to click!


So I thought battery must be dead. Left it till home time.


Heading out to the car, monsoon weather arrived - great! of the days I would love to click and jump in, this just had to happen! so I drove off and buy some new batteries. Fitted and.... Nothing!


So I throw the car into pairing mode, press the button.... Nothing!


Thinking the key must have had it, I drove home, locked up the old fashioned way, and then got the spare.


Unlocked the car with the spare - worked first time, locked it again. worked.... Tried my flip key and all of a sudden, it works!!! 


So, I took both keys with me this morning. Tried to unlock the car with the flip key again, nothing! none of the buttons work, then, as soon as I click unlock with my other key, the flip key starts working perfectly!!!


Anyone heard of this? it could be an intermittent remote, but I dont understand how using the other key can make the flip one work!!!

Belated But Interesting Read

30 August 2015 - 07:38 AM


All I can say is thank you team!

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