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  1. I was just about to post the same. whatever it is looks pretty sh1te
  2. Shug

    Don't do drugs

    I moved into property when my daughter was at Uni. The dumps she was looking at and the cost meant we bought a two bed, two bath apartment for her to use and at the time as a short term solution. We kept it as property prices meant we were getting a good return and the value was increasing, so win/win. Even with the risk as seen above. Interest rates are so low for the past few years that I get a much better return from buying houses than leaving savings in bank. Im old enough to remember mortgage rates close to 10%. God knows what will happen to a lot of recent buyers if we go back there and they have maxed out on their mortgage. Agree on deposits, we had to give both our kids significant help.
  3. Problem is for you it’s a big purchase and one you have researched and out a lot of thought into. You could most likely tell someone more tech detail about the vehicle than he ever could. For the sales guy it’s just another transaction, he just wants you to sign on the bottom line so he gets his commission and can move onto the next sale.
  4. Shug

    Don't do drugs

    Yeah and odds always in their favour. Not on same scale as OP, but one property I had an iron imprint in the middle of the lounge carpet. Was 3 years old and most the agent could keep was £50, as only small percentage of carpet damaged. How the hell can you replace a small part of a carpet? Whole thing needs replacing. Was discussing with agent and suggested if I’d have know I would have run a Stanley knife over the tenants bonnet and given him £20 as the scratch was less than 0.5% of the panel. Had another where fridge that was new when they moved in the previous year had been dented on the side and the door, paint gone and looking really crap. Again could only get £40 as only a small part damaged. what annoys me is my places are mint or as close as I can get them when new tenants move in. If they advise an appliance breaks I replace with new the next day or as soon as I can get delivered and fitted. Even had one who called the agents 24 hr helpline as light in hall wasn’t working. Emergency sparkie attended and bulb was blown. They got the call out fee for that one though...
  5. The R has an efficiency thingy? Not found that yet, doubt ever will 🤣
  6. You bought from a dealer, so take it back. If car was advertised with sat nav it’s their problem to fix it.
  7. Shug

    Don't do drugs

    Jeez mate, that’s bad. i had a tenant move out of a house near Gatwick last weekend and we were pi55ed off that he hadn’t cut the grass for weeks, had filled a few holes in the wall badly and the place needed a decent clean. No issues, all picked up by the agent and costs taken out of his deposit. He’s down around £500 in total. Just heading up to Colchester in an hour to do a couple of minor jobs on a flat that’s got new tenants next week. Previous ones had professional cleaners in and agent said it was pretty good, so no issues. Clearly this was a nightmare, but I know how hard it is to get rid of a bad tenant, everything is stacked in their favour. If they haven’t paid the rent or done serious damage (as on yours) should be a simple process. At least you can get a new bathroom at cost though? Good luck
  8. And one day he’ll go wizzing round the same corner and find a broken down car there or a cow having a stroll. Unless he can see through hedges he’s guessing
  9. Mate, sorry to hear the latest news. Chin up, stay positive and I’m sure you are man enough to beat it. All here supporting you, even if you don’t know us and we might all be total knobs in real life 😀
  10. I did think that and as I have 5 yr warranty will get it replaced again. Does seem strange that no one at VW realised the space above the engine might get hot.
  11. Get this a lot on average speed camera zones where i’m at the limit and have a car in front of me. Getting older / wiser now so can’t be arsed playing games, generally lift off a small amount / slow down to make a bigger gap in front of me to give me escape room. If not in camera zone it’s always funny to pull over after overtaken the car on the left lane and boot it so the tailgater is sitting in the outside lane rapidly getting smaller in my mirror, and i’m gone. Same thing if the **** is behind me and pushing as the speed limit zone goes to NSL. Bye!
  12. Just back from VW Epsom. Under bonnet insulation replaced as had shrunk and was flapping around. Booked a fixed time slot and car was sorted in 20 minutes. Service advisor said they get a lot of these as apparently they are above the engine and it gets hot 🥵. Asked the service advisor was this a new design or the same design / materials, he didn’t know. Tech drove car 200 yards to service bay and back. Car was in individual mode when I left it, and race when I got it back. Saw him drive off into bay and back, couldn’t have got above 15 mph. Presume he wanted to hear the exhaust?? Weird though to switch to race for a drive of 400 yards max
  13. Will be in 4 or 5 years, but probably won’t have the R then.
  14. Bay window front of house is above bonnet when I swing on. If I reverse on would eventually ping it one day. Not the end of the world, just annoying. Keep an old microfibre to soak it up when I wash the car. As I said originally, first world problem.
  15. Only works if I park the other way round, as road outside house and drive have a camber so it always ends up full of water. Not been a problem with previous cars as they have drains both sides, as does SWMBOs Corsa
  16. That VW didn’t put a drain hole in the plastic bit at the bottom of the screen on the passenger side. Have to scoop water out when washing the car. Drivers side is fine, water drains away 1st world problems
  17. That’s the car hating UK government for you...
  18. Was beaten at the lights yesterday by a Lycra clad cyclist. I was stopped at a red and he rode straight through (like they all do) 😁
  19. Shug


    Well done. Much better than the numpties on here showing how they got 40 something.
  20. Shug


    Im shore e will smak it w an ammer until it cums off and den fit a nu belt or chain or wazever he as in is shed. Will be phine😂
  21. Dropped it off at VW for its second service. No issues but under bonnet insulation flapping a bit, seems to have shrunk and bottom bits don’t reach holes, they agreed to look at that. Got a 1.0 polo as a loaner for the day. 68 plate, wheels kerbed and found 2 dents they didn’t have recorded on check sheet when I checked it. Do not wash stickers in car and on service sheet. Service guy confirmed my car had no marks and wheels were mint. He agreed no swirls on paintwork and grinned when I said I didn’t want it going anywhere near his car scratching washing team, like he’d seen the leathers on the floor between car washes. Hopefully no issues and car ready after lunch. Edit / Update. All good. Oil & filter changed, pollen filter replaced, aircon service done (personally think this was a waste of time as system working fine, but full regal and clean included in my service plan - would have been £52 + vat if i’d paid) Bonnet insulation being replaced under warranty. They offered to let me keep the polo and do it tomorrow but I need the car, so booked in as a wait job next week. Suggest everyone checks theirs as the service guy said they get a lot shrinking, and it’s showing on the invoice (to VWFS) as £145 incl vat...
  22. Some of the engineers I work with in Oil & Gas confirmed the same. They work with all the big companies, Exon, Shell, Petronas.
  23. Finally gave mine a good wash, after a month without any TLC. Car was filthy, used autosol on exhausts first, then focused on wheels and hosed car down, two bucket wash, then rinsed and Aqua waxed. Something satisfying about spending three to four hours giving it a clean when it’s so dirty. Looks good, but clouded over now so no pictures. In for a service on Tuesday, so will dig out ‘do not wash’ signs from garage, and no excuse for them to even touch the paint. On the service sheet plus various signs left on dash, mirror, seats etc. They were okay last time and I made it clear if the Eastern European chaos who lurk around their wash bay even touch it I will know as despite being two years old paint is mint, and guess they don’t want to have to pay for a full detail... Also did the bonnet catch cable tie fix (finally). Off for a nap now as been in Kuwait and Dubai all week and jet lagged after flying back yesterday.
  24. Finally did mine this afternoon.
  25. At least the Corsa doesn’t have rusty hubs as standard
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