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#511947 I Can't Understand Some Drivers...

Posted by jmurray01 on 13 August 2015 - 07:38 PM

That irritates the s*** out of me too.


In 60 zones they crawl down a deserted stretch of straight road at 40MPH and continue to do that speed when going through a built up area with children running around!!  Do these people just set their cruise control at 40MPH and can't be bothered to touch either pedal!?


I don't mind people doing 70-75MPH on good condition quiet back roads, but going even 1MPH over the limit in a built up area is a big no-no for me.

#511941 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by jmurray01 on 13 August 2015 - 07:20 PM

I'm a Customer Service Advisor for Capita, hence why I currently cannot afford ANY Fords!!

#506503 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 27 July 2015 - 06:45 AM

Logging into my online banking to find approximately £100 has gone "missing" and RBS fraud line doesn't open until 08:00, by which time I'll have left to go to work.


A certain song is coming to mind right now.

#504303 Things I Do Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 20 July 2015 - 06:21 AM

Well if you like dogging....come to Surrey, we have the most dogging spots in the country! :lol:

That's not what I needed to read this early in the morning...  Although, I dare say the same could be said for parts of Scotland.

#504302 Free Screenwash (o2 Priority)

Posted by jmurray01 on 20 July 2015 - 06:10 AM

Oh God, berry screen wash? 


Maybe it is just me but I hate all these scented products.  Be it washing up liquid, washing powder, screen wash - whatever.  Why can't they just be a standard smell - or better yet, fragrance free?

#503110 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 15 July 2015 - 10:47 PM

Well.... I don't like walking outside to find some scally has helped themselves to one of my wheel caps! Jokes on them in the long run as it was delamination and I have been looking to replace them but it's still dang annoying!

That would really irritate the crap out of me, and is the main reason why I am very reluctant to replace the generic old damaged wheel trims our Volvo has fitted, as at around £20 per wheel trim (for genuine Volvo trims) I would want to inflict physical harm on anybody who even TOUCHED them.


It is also why I never bothered putting wheel trims on the old Focus, full stop.

#503104 !removed! Profanity Filter!

Posted by jmurray01 on 15 July 2015 - 10:40 PM

I personally don't think either words should be blocked as they're simply a sexuality. But when people use them in a childish offensive manor, that's when in my opinion they become unacceptable. So it's a difficult one to call.. as there's always one idiot who spoils it for the rest


Well, strictly speaking the word in question can mean to be homosexual (is that word still considered PC?) but used to and can still mean to be happy. 


Personally I am not g a y in either sense of the word, but I see no reason for it to be banned - that seems ridiculous to me.

#502891 !removed! Profanity Filter!

Posted by jmurray01 on 14 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

Haha I quite like some Vauxhalls really, like the Insignia, Ampera and Astra GTC.

However a 14 year old on Instagram said to me, "Vauxhall are more premium than Ford." Urm I don't think he's right there! :lol:

And that, my friend, is the youth of today.  I shouldn't be surprised really.

#502886 In The Car For 3 Days Crash..

Posted by jmurray01 on 14 July 2015 - 09:13 PM

I'm trying to write this carefully so as not to offend, but, we might (rightly or wrongly) assume that the male driver crashed due to his own error..now granted the police should have checked, but if they wanted to, they could kind of turn around and say, "well maybe he shouldn't have crashed"


It sounds harsh, but I completely agree.


The first words out of my mouth when I saw the road they crashed on was "how the hell did he manage that?".


And not to stereotype, but they didn't exactly "look" like the most responsible people.  I know that's a terrible thing to say, but I won't lie.

#500969 Fiesta Head Gasket Blown @ 12232 Miles!

Posted by jmurray01 on 06 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

That definitely sounds like a factory defect or you somehow lost enough coolant to cause major overheating.


Even the old Rover K-Series engines usually managed over 50,000 before blowing!

#500965 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 06 July 2015 - 08:54 PM


That's really annoying, it's like there's one rule for people like him and another for everyone else. I don't see why his "nervous breakdown" or the amount of debt he's in should work in his favour - it should count against him if anything. The laws applied to motorists are there to protect other members of the public, not to help dangerous drivers get out of debt.

"He told the court he would lose both his home and his job, and be unable to pay his debts if he lost his licence."


Tough s***!  If you warrant 42 penalty points then you damn well DESERVE to lose your job, and if you can't pay your debts then maybe next time you'll learn to not BREAK THE LAW.


Between news articles like that and my work (customer service adviser) I am seriously wondering if there are any intelligent people left on this earth. 

#500112 The Mystery Of The 'vauxhall Cannibals

Posted by jmurray01 on 02 July 2015 - 10:00 PM

I refuse to comment on the grounds that it may incriminate me...

#498778 Meet Jez... The Focus's Replacement

Posted by jmurray01 on 27 June 2015 - 04:20 PM

Well, the bumper is secured back on to the car again (no parts required) and the local mechanic only charged £10 for 30 minutes labour.  The benefits of an old car and a trustworthy mechanic!

#498671 Meet Jez... The Focus's Replacement

Posted by jmurray01 on 26 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

Not too bad! Same age as me. B)

Is there no way you can keep the Focus? Have you decided it's fate yet? :(

Unfortunately there isn't.  I already have the Fiesta which is going to cost around £400 itself to get through an MOT, and I just can't justify spending that on TWO cars, let alone one.  Given that the Focus has already failed two previous MOTs badly resulting in repair bills in excess of £300, it is just not viable to repair it again.  The Fiesta on the other hand has cost us £90 to buy and nothing in previous repairs, so it is a different story.

#498661 Well, She Failed...

Posted by jmurray01 on 26 June 2015 - 09:13 PM

I completely agree with you Christopher, and it will be a very sad day for me when the Focus goes to its new home, which will probably be somewhere it'll be parted out or scrapped, but there was no other (financially feasible) option.


Tonight it's replacement was driven home and you can see the thread of that here.