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  1. Yep, no theory, driving tests or speed awareness courses running at the moment which when you've opted for a course you need to complete ASAP as then your on a 3 year timer before you can do another. Unfortunately I'm on 9 points and being very careful, my 3 years has just passed so if caught again I should be offered a course......... So far none of my insurance companies have asked about courses but it's pretty obvious they will actually know anyway who wouldn't take a course instead of the points so a person with speeding points has already done a course as well
  2. whoops You'll enjoy your Smart Motorway training course instead of the points Thankfully for me you can have courses for normal road speeding, 20mph zone speeding and smart motorway so you get a few chances
  3. FFS A black Volkswagen Golf was reported to have been in the crash with pedestrians and seven other vehicles. The driver of the Volkswagen Golf, a man in his late 30’s from Brentwood, was taken to an east London hospital. He currently remains in hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening. He has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene One pedestrian, a 48-year-old-man from Romford, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in one of the cars, a 64-year-old-woman from Upminster, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
  4. A witness who was parked at the lights going towards Upminster has told the Havering Daily: “We were parked waiting to go over the lights at Ardleigh Green towards Hornchurch when a car came speeding behind us and hit the whole queue of cars and causing itself to flip over in the road and then causing a huge pile-up and major damage to many vehicles.
  5. Bad crash today in Romford, no idea what's gone on but appears to be a normal road but there's some speed involved to cause this much damage, thoughts to those involved and hope the Golf isn't anybody on here. https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/police-confirm-man-in-40s-and-woman-in-50s-died-in-harold-wood-crash-1-6524783
  6. This should be a service item, whether it's my dealer being dumb or VW not recommending they're changed, it needs to be ! my Merc's it was, just bought the wife a 11 month old Captur and Reno changed the batteries at it's 1st service and yes it is key-less
  7. I'll have to look at that it may well replace my overweight rolling pin
  8. morning, can anyone help I placed a car for sale ad on Sunday night @ 21:38 and it's still in ' pending approval ' do I have to do anything else to get it visible, I've already messaged admin but not had any response - I'd like to get the ad active as car will be going soon to stealers and maybe a member is looking for one, cheers Alan
  9. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Due to family needs a bigger car is needed so time to change the R a visit to the stealers today and I'm not happy at the money they're offering and would much prefer someone who appreciates the car to benefit, so here goes anyone interested please pm me but be quick trying to sort this week. Pure white 5 door registered 9/3/18 mine from new Full dealer service history last serviced October 18 at 29k, current mileage 34.5k, never had any bodywork repairs with paint protection from new. Car currently has my winter wheels on which are Bola B25's the supplied 19" black unmarked Pretoria's will come with the car as well. Extras were DCC a must with the 19's Key-less entry stop/start button Tinted rear windows reverse camera black mirror caps Professionally wired for dashcam Re-trimmed 100% alcantara wheel with blue stitching rear de-badged with black VW badge matching dead pedal / footrest can be seen at home in Stalybridge north Manchester or work at my workplace in Sheffield. £22,750 Thanks Alan


    STALYBRIDGE, Cheshire - GB

  10. Truly sick of all this car theft someones pride and joy taken for an Italian, these people just take anyone's car, it's just not R's whatever you do don't get a Focus or Fiesta they can just drive them way with a gizmo in the OBD port. Exactly a week since someone broke into ours, luckily the house alarm scared them off but we're now totally on edge. Again hope it's nobody on here and at least it had a tracker though what good that is when this happens I'm not sure https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/car-ploughs-front-italian-restaurant-17444517
  11. cheers Greg, 🍺 FFS - best £4 i've spent in Tesco for ages Paranoid about keyless and the key being scanned etc I've put 2 + 2 together and got 5 My spare was never used and I presumed the battery would have lots of life but obviously it's transmitting all the time, so these were manufacturer supplied Panasonic and they've lasted 21 months My last 3 cars were Mercs and changing the fob battery was a service item, I know why now. The moral of this story is replace your batteries before this happens 😊
  12. As anyone seen this before last week washing car at home key fob in garage on a shelf went to lock the car and fob was dead, no green transmit light and car didn't recognise key. Got the spare key which worked and swapped the batteries, 1st faulty fob still didn't work, was going to leave until New Year to get it booked in but today 36 miles away at work in Sheffield 12 days later the ' spare ' did exactly the same. I called a breakdown garage out and the guy reckoned the key had been zapped by someone scanning keys with a laptop and they've scrambled my key attempting to steal the car, this is a bit weird for sure and I'd appreciate any comments or ideas, currently booked in on 23rd and driving with the ' manual ' override method which is not very good to say the least. car is a MK 7.5 2018 with key-less and stop /start
  13. Mine was done at home, They only ask you to attend a centre when it needs calibrating so if you have high beam assist or lane assist it needs the camera calibrating, they can usually tell the spec of your car from the reg but indeed mine was a 40 mile trip when my A45 needed calibrating but better safe than sorry
  14. ALS391

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    Years ago that was owned by our local VW dealers Smith Knight Fay, Hyde Gtr Manchester and one of their owners always had it on his car, they have now been snapped up by Inchcape so who knows whose got it now
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