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  1. Confess I’d never go back to admiral after I got driven into (whilst stopped) and they treated me terribly during the claims process. LV are also off my list given their approved repairer touched up my mates M2 wheels black with a marker pen after they’d scuffed them, which of course he didn’t see until it rained a few weeks after getting it back (it was stolen and recovered). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. VW wouldn’t quote me (past driveaway) as I had no NCB (it was all tied into my polo that I’ve kept). Even explaining that it was in another car and not that I’m a reckless idiot would persuade them. At renewal I swapped the full NCB to the golf and it’s been cheaper to insure than my 5.5yo 93k miles polo BlueGT (which now has the 1y NCB). I’m sure there’s some multicar discount shenanigans going on somewhere (DirectLine) But I was gobsmacked! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Another white hearse, mine’s a 2018 standard spec. Probably to the disgust of a few but I’ve had the seats down doing a couple of tip runs in the past week. It truly is a versatile car for me [emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. People are nicking keys or doing the relay attacks on keyless. Just a change from the days of cosworths when you could drive off using a twig [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. My other car is my Polo BlueGT - 5 years old, 91,000 miles on the clock - yes it does a lot of miles - next week for example it’ll be doing 500 in 4 days for work... Over those 5 years it’s averaged 46mpg - I am sad and track all my petrol - usually higher on summer tyres and lower on winters. I’ve taken 3 of us camping with a 6 man tent in it last year, it used to get shopping for a family of 4 for 2 weeks in the boot, so whilst its a small car, it’s not really that tiny. Handling is a little vague but is a very capable motorway car. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. My Kärcher K2 gave up the ghost this year. Replaced it with a K4, which has been perfect so far, better build, more robust, etc. Spent a long time really cleaning patios and front driveway over the summer to good results. Kärcher seem to do 2 different snowfoam lances, I seem to have both for some odd reason - the bigger bottle lasts me 3-4 washes of the hearse. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Smile: Taking off at traffic lights... 2nd Smile: The boot (mines a hearse); it gets all my photo gear in effortlessly for mobile shoots (2 tomorrow), gobbled up the camping gear (and the number of dirty looks I got was hilarious), and will be a good Uni taxi if either of my children do that in a few years. Cry: When another R (or in fact any idiot) thinks I’m all for racing, which equates into their excuse for dangerous driving (this happens in MK a lot). 2nd Cry: Every time I seem to wash it I find another paint chip at the front [emoji853] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’m guessing by the use of the words “area” and “town” it’ll be either Towcester, Daventry (as someone else mentioned in the thread), Mk or Northampton. Wherever it is, it’s still a worry. Mentioned to a friend and he said someone he knows got followed from the dealer! Glad mine was a DtD collection in person and I had 60odd miles to drive mine home... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I think I would have done the same. Cheap tyres on a performance car doesn’t sound right at all... Two owners is possible, if the first was central VW, they chew through cars like no one’s business but they are immaculate when presented for resale. Second owner may not be able to afford the repayments, tyres needed replacing and they’ve stuffed rubbish on to keep it legal and nothing else. I went through a set of Pirelli’s in 6k on my 207gti... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Living in a village in the “shires”, it’s the same here. They do the rounds for a few days/weeks and move on. My Facebook feed seems to be regularly filled with friends of friends pics of stolen cars appealing for info... very sad times we live in...
  11. Sadly a lot of parents let their children do nothing at home. I have a 15 and 12 year old, my 15 year old finds new situations daunting and his first answer will always be no to anything, casual work included, and then sits and moans he can’t afford games for his xbox! However they do a proportion of chores at home, washing, ironing, dishwasher emptying and some cooking in return for their pocket money and can wash my polo for extra (12 year old’s money management is still appalling, I’m trying to work on this...). They know they’re not allowed near the golf lol.. I found my 15yo’s confidence started to improve when he did some tennis coaching for the younger ones at his club. He’s doing Bronze DofE this school year and will start his volunteering at the local leisure centre with the disabled sporting groups on Sunday. I think volunteering is a good way to start - to close off this self entitlement nonsense that can set in. I’m still worried (mothers job I guess) about future prospects for him (he’s a bright lad and should be OK exam wise), but I’m trying to instill in both of them that it might take a while to find the right job, and you’ll have to do jobs before then you may not like at all.
  12. Don’t suppose you have a link do you? I have a suspicion there may be a couple of the pesky buggers in my garage and now there’s two cars to eat, I’d be happy to fry their ears :-) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I passed my IAM test almost 12 months ago, and reversing into spaces is cited there too, more for mechanical sympathy (not potentially shuffling on a cold engine) and safety as it’s easier to see and pull out. Interestingly a colleague had done some advanced motorist courses in South Africa. Whilst we are taught to keep enough room in front “tyres on tarmac” to be able to get round someone in case they break down, etc, he was taught in the highly likely event of someone trying to carjack him. Same principles but for some different reasons... I would love to learn how to j turn! Lol it’s stood me in good stead so far. Assume the idiot in front of you is going to do the dumb thing. Curse under your breath but you’re not surprised! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. My dad was told by his HGV instructor to assume everyone else on the road is on drugs. I was learning to drive at the time and that mantra has stuck with me for nearly 30 years! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I’ve got dashcams in both cars but have considerably better things to do than clip every wally that drives like that. I had one idiot just last week in Luton cut me up at the exact same place my polo was driven down the side of a year or so back; I could probably get him done driving without due care but unless the **** actually hit me or forced me to slam the brakes on and get whacked up the rear by someone else I duly wish them to have a terrible day and leave alone. Given the resources of the police are stretched as it is, a non calibrated consumer dashcam is not going to be evidence for speeding. It will come down to he said she said arguments and whilst there is video evidence if you state you were merely taking avoiding action and that moron decided to edit that out, I’d be incredibly surprised if prosecution followed. It does feel that dashcams have become the mobile equivalent of the neighbourhood watch scheme most typified in hot fuzz, but I can assure you not all of us with one are like that...! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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