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The Dark Knight

Member Since 08 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Recall

Today, 08:05 PM

I have not heard of any recalls but I assume there is some kind of written agreement in place for the courtesy car. If so, what are the terms and conditions? What reason has the dealer given for wanting it back?

When requiring the dealer to repair under SOGA as opposed to the warranty, the dealer must do so without causing significant inconvenience to the buyer. Not having a car at all is highly inconvenient so it might be worth bearing that in mind.

In Topic: Slow Puncture?

26 July 2015 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for the input. It is the first time this has happened and the wheels and tyres have not been adjusted in any way since last time I checked the pressures and they were all down by just 1 or 2 PSI that time. I certainly haven't noticed anything untoward while driving and the tyre only seemed slightly down compared to the others as opposed to it being very obvious.

In Topic: Timing Belt Snapped

22 July 2015 - 08:10 PM

I know about your legal rights but I am fairly sure that the timing belt is something that would be expected to wear down and I thought it was every 40-60k miles (although you are under that mileage to be fair).


I take it you have had the car from new? Has the belt snapping caused any other damage? I have heard that belts cost around £90 plus fitting obviously.


I do not have mechanical knowledge so someone else can advise on that but on a 6 year old car, I can imagine it being very difficult indeed to force a repair under the Sale of Goods Act.

In Topic: In The Car For 3 Days Crash..

15 July 2015 - 10:54 PM

Well said Richard and it was such a worthy speech that it reminded me of "We will not go quietly into the night!"


In Topic: In The Car For 3 Days Crash..

14 July 2015 - 08:38 AM

Regarding cuts, the so called paper pushing departments are actually few and far between. Police staff perform a vital role in the vast majority of roles and the force and frontline officers could not function properly without them. The government seem to be obsessed with applying cuts to policing and because police officers are not employees (they are officers of the crown), they cannot be made redundant.

I'm not suggesting officers should be made redundant but they need to get tough on lazy officers that give good officers a bad name. The government is introducing new measures that will reduce an officers wage if they are on restricted duties for a long time and sat in an office doing work that a member of staff can do on a lower salary. These officers will then have to choose between a lower income and suddenly making a miraculous recovery!