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#420872 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 08:35 PM

...what a knob..


Sorry, 'What a vauxhall driver'

#420739 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 03:26 PM

Haha, it's sad really that additional qualifications don't save you anything. You get a degree and you apparently get paid more (that's a lie lol) or you go get qualifications so your not just anyone, but your anyone who knows something and you get paid more, but why does anyone who knows more a put safe driving just get stuffed like everyone else? I suspect the answer lies in parliament. Motoring is the only way us idiots who have jobs worth doing and need to drive to, or families worth having and need to travel to, or for the final matter just want the pleasure and freedom it offers can be bent over at every turn, VED, VAT, insurance, repairs, tolls and everything else in between.

Sad really, if only motorists started to be rewarded more then perhaps we could afford to spend more which would bring more money in...

Besides, I'm sure the government has stakes in vauxhalls, perhaps that's why the 10 year has gone. They lured owners in sold them a vauxhall, whipped away the offer and now stand back and laugh ad their owners are bent over number 10s desk personally


To be fair, the problem with UK motoring is far more dimensional. Gain something on one side and get screwed by the other, vice versa... 


Take insurance companies:


Person A, B and C all buy a Ford Focus, exact same colour, spec, miles, area etc... 


Person A is a Vauxhall driver at heart and goes to Halfords and buys every single shiny useless piece of ****, sticks it all over it, adds a few 'acceleration' mods etc.

Person B decides he wants to mod the safety of his car, upgrades brakes, seatbelts? idk, fire extinguishers etc..

Person C doesn't care and doesn't change anything...


You'd expect A's insurance to be highest (it probably will be), followed by C, followed by B...


When in reality, B would still get a higher insurance because of the mods... even though his mods mean he is less likely to ram into the back of someone that person A or C....


Common sense does not always prevail...

#420660 Uk Winter 2014/15

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 09:21 AM

Hahaha, turning the steering wheel and continuing to go forward is always a little heart stopping...


Or seeing someone lose control in front of you and you're not 100% sure you're going to stop in time is also another heart stopping moment..


I remember driving to college in the snow years ago and I pulled over to phone my dad (to try and convince him it was too bad for me to go to college - lazy bugger really), he was there saying "it'll be fine, it'll melt this afternoon" etc etc.. then a 4x4 went sliding past me.. I told him I was coming back right then lol...According to a friend college was closed anyway!

#420652 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 09:09 AM

Yeh, pass plus helped me out loads to start with, afterwards not so much, but it did pretty much knock off the next years insurance from my first years insurance...


Shame I missed out on all this police disguises and advanced course partaking chat... can we bring that back now :) I'm not too far from Clives shop, I can start staking it out...

#420646 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 09:02 AM

Crazy but desperately keen to see the finished product! I reckon it'll look amazing.

#420362 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Ianb on 18 October 2014 - 10:51 AM

guess which is the most common vehicle they ship around to the repair yard....


Fords with Vauxhall shaped dents in them? :lol:

#420244 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Ianb on 17 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

Well just got a call... Mindel is fixed and ready to depart. They are bringing her home tomorrow morning hopefully before 09.30


...bring on the next Vauxhall :lol:

#420162 My Focus Mk2 First Edition

Posted by Ianb on 17 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

I have got some plans but first my money tree must grow a bit.

This winter I would like to install DRL lamps (with the OEM looks).

Next year I want to buy a second pair of headlights and convert them to projector headlights using a projector retrofit kit.


I think every time I water my money tree someone comes along and double doses it with Agent Orange...

#419757 How Much Did You Save At Halfords

Posted by Ianb on 15 October 2014 - 11:59 PM

Over ten squideroos yesterday :) 


Bought an £80 Karcher K2 power sprayer thing (my mind has gone), some hose, some connectors, bill was over £100, got the whole lot for about £90...


Can't believe how amazing this card is, 15% is a fair amount to knock off tbh, not complaining...although as usual I tend to get the math graduates working at my local!


Well done management for this brilliant card :)

#419712 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 15 October 2014 - 11:09 PM

Last time I was in Plymouth was onboard a ship lol


Didn't they stop sending crims to Australia over 100 years ago? :P

#419700 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 15 October 2014 - 10:44 PM

No worse than the last B&B I stayed in...


Wasn't in Plymouth was it?  :ermm:

#419004 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 13 October 2014 - 06:39 PM

Who gave this idiot Vauxhall driver a focus? :P


#416701 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 05 October 2014 - 10:52 PM

And they are often full of tools too :P


Gold star for that comment! :lol:

#416356 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 04 October 2014 - 10:33 PM


yeah hang on whilst i search through my archives i know i have it around here some place.............




Guess what lads.. I'll be driving a Ferrari soon...

#415657 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Ianb on 02 October 2014 - 02:17 PM

Ever wonder if you're in your very own 'Truman show' James?


Their budget wasn't huge so they chose cheap cars to keep smashing into you, all they could come up with was Vauxhalls...