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Member Since 05 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 23 2012 05:47 PM

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In Topic: Other 'boys Toys'

18 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

sorry no other boys toys here
too old and chilled to bother any more
quiet happy just relaxing and enjoying life
and my halo megablock kits

In Topic: Getting Our Money Back?

18 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

honest advise
you are at the mercy of the dealer/garage
my only advice as a X used car salesman is be nice to them, keep them on your side and they will help you
your rights are simple
the car you bought has to be upto the job its designed for , theres no real warrenty in place ,you dont get 7 days 28 days or 3 months unless its made obvious in the litreture, or adverts or you purchased an extended warentee, but the newer and lower milage the car is the more you should expect it to go with out major problems, or require repairs/maintenance
you can opt to reject the car, but this is long winded and you can be charge for any miles you have done with the car and the fact that the car you bought now has an extra owner on the log book
dont expect your old car back, you sold it, but you can always ask, you never know
it is all donewn to the garage and if they are a good garage with a reputation or a garage thats just out to sell cars and make a quick profit
if things are not looking good, go to the papers, local radio, trading standards, trading bodies, etc
did you take finance out on the car at the garage that is a car finance agreement, if so you can go to your finance company and take it up with them
as i said you can opt to reject the car, but your best bet is to get it repaired, at least once it is sorted out, you will have a car you know is right, you havnt had the car long and must give the garage time to sort the car out, this could take a couple of weeks, or longer, it can take over a week to get parts in some cases
its unfortunate that you have started of on a bad experience with the car, but it can be resolved if they are a decent garage, if there are a bit dodgy, you may have to bite the bullet on this
if the garage is part of a group, contact a director and explain to them your problems and issues, in most cases problems dont get past up the line and get coverd up, but if you go to the top they care about reputation and will help you sort it out
but most of all BE NICE
be there friend, dont shout, be helpful, keep in touch, make them like you and want to help you
if you scream and shout at them, they will dig there heels in , avoid you and wont feel it worth while to help you

hope this helps, good luck

In Topic: PS3 or Xbox?

15 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

got to be xbox 360 got a ltd edition red one, just cant wait for the new xbox 720

In Topic: Anyone Recomend A Decent Mechanic

09 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

mmm think i may have found one,, good O,,ill let you know how it goes

In Topic: Insurance- Modifications

06 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

hi there
ive been there, having modified a previous car
first thing , ring your insurance company and ask them if they will cover you if you modify the car, some companies wont touch you even if you fit a performance air filter or even better headlights, and if you dont tell them everything it gives them a reason to void your insurance should you ever need to claim

rule of thumb is if it doesnt increase your speed it wont affect your premium, soon as you do anything performance related they may put your premium up, it may be worth it find a insurer that appreciates car clubs and modified cars, like AON and Adrian Flux as they may only be an extra £20-30 rather than £200-300 for some insurance companies

also, keep all your reciepts and a list of everything you have done as they may well ask for in depth details
my car had a list of 70 odd items, when fitted, cost of part and availabilty

just remember its a long slippy slope once you start, as you will always want that next thing