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#400268 My Mk7 Makes A Hooting Noise..

Posted by SandyCat on Yesterday, 02:31 PM

Have you changed the owl and filter recently?  



Sorry, couldn't resist. 


I am wondering if it's hot air escaping from somewhere? 

#400254 "running In" The Car

Posted by SandyCat on Yesterday, 01:33 PM

Yes that's fine.  I don't want a debate.  I am just making recommendations.  There have been cases of people who have never serviced their cars and swear the car runs better than ever. Each to their own.  I am just giving recommended reasons for doing certain things but everyone makes their own choices.  There are reasons why some 10 year old cars are nails and others are like new.  It's how they are treated at the end of the day.  :)

#398058 Wheels Badly Out Of Line!!! Please Help

Posted by SandyCat on 16 August 2014 - 08:01 AM

You need to get someone to get the car up so they can inspect the underpinnings to see what has been damaged and fix them then get a proper full 4 wheel alignment done.   


Your rear wheel damage will make the car behave oddly and you shouldn't drive it really as it could be unpredictable in the wet etc.

#397819 Who Has The Lowest Premium

Posted by SandyCat on 15 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

You are probably the only one there that's insured  :D

#397784 Who Would Choose This Colour?

Posted by SandyCat on 15 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Chuffing hell.  Snot green. You wouldn't lose that in the car park !

#397460 New Zetec S

Posted by SandyCat on 14 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

It doesn't matter where it has come from as long as it's UK spec which the majority are.  They are usually just brought in through the channel islands for tax purposes.   


It's only personal imports which are not UK spec that you have to be careful about.


Some come from hire fleets it's true but that is not always a bad thing.  It doesn't mean they have all been thrashed.   My first Mondeo was ex hire but it was perfect.    You could buy a one owner car that's been around the nurburgring!    


The only car I would avoid is an ex driving tuition car but they are crafty because they often register them in private names and are difficult to detect.

#397457 Don't Take A Diesel Into London

Posted by SandyCat on 14 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

It won't be on your particular personal car but on the model.  They will do it by reg number as it was when it manufactured.  

#395948 Who Has The Lowest Premium

Posted by SandyCat on 09 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

I agree Karl I was a bit surprised myself (and pleased lol)

#395907 New Ford Edge Club Section

Posted by SandyCat on 09 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Available from September 2015 at around £30k with 2.0 TDCI 178bhp/295lb or 2.0 TDCI 207bhp/332lb engines.


Available features include glass cockpit, adaptive steering, Intelligent AWD, torque vectoring and curve control, noise cancellation, parking and blind spot cameras, park assist and collision prevention.

#395114 New Power Socket Covers

Posted by SandyCat on 07 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

Don't know what the correct name for them is.  The round covers that go over the lighter/power socket.    The latest one are very stylish with a chrome surround. Much better than the old plastic caps.


Anyone know where you can buy them apart from the dealer?

#394718 American Teens Do The Dumbest Things

Posted by SandyCat on 06 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

On the bright side it reduces their chances of breeding.

#394540 Shall I Fight The Garage?

Posted by SandyCat on 05 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

In the old days the pads wore out and the discs lasted forever but now as certain materials in pads have been banned making them more abrasive it's both discs and pads that wear out.  Also rear brakes are used less than the fronts so they can rust if not used hard enough so an emergency brake now and again is a good idea to clean surface rust off.    In your case it seems the brakes were wrongly adjusted but unless you wrote to the garage within warranty by recorded delivery you have little to no evidence.      I would recommend you put it down to experience and move on as I think you would be lucky to get anywhere with this one.

#394417 Lucky Or What?

Posted by SandyCat on 05 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

Weird.  Never heard of this but I wonder if it was some plod without the necessary equipment to register it but got your reg number to put the frighteners on?

#394164 New Corsa

Posted by SandyCat on 04 August 2014 - 10:17 PM

Sorry there is just no comparison.




#393319 New Corsa

Posted by SandyCat on 03 August 2014 - 08:42 AM

It's also about how that power is delivered.   There is little point having 200BHP through the front tyres of a light car if the car is sitting there scrabbling for grip.


The skill is in making a slower car go faster.