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mikeluke
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you reckon they would take £50 a corner for the wheels?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread running for 10 hours and not one "launch control" joke...come on people we are usually better than this Get Me Coat

Gutted for the owner as it is someone's pride and joy.....but "it'll buff out".

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s the local authority who are at fault. Who would be so stupid that they built an underpass just where an aged pensioner parks his 180 mph, £100,000 mobility scooter.
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

........ 73 yrs old is hardly "aged" in this day and age ....... only to the young "snowflake" generation ....... just saying ...... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
........ 73 yrs old is hardly "aged" in this day and age ....... only to the young "snowflake" generation ....... just saying ...... Smile

My dad is 73 and is still building houses. He'd run rings around people a third his age.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at some of the yonger generation driving nowday's, some havent got any grey-matter between their ear's and the driving is atrociously dangerous - not all are like this, but some are just crazy !!
 
  
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RobIpswichUK
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being local to me, I'm struggling with how he managed to go so far (unless the wall stayed pretty much together and acted as a ramp to it's final resting place.

Maybe he'd just got some bad news at the Citizens Advice Bureau (as it is their car park!) and wanted to damage the car. Impending divorce or something.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's why you need to avoid category cars, that will be sold with the story of 'it was only a little bang, no idea why insurance wrote it off'
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps he’d just come out of Gentleman’s Relish at top and was still shaking? Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 73 I presumed he would've owned a 993 Dont know I wonder if his sandal strap got caught up on the accelerator
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Well according to that lot on FB hes hung drawn and qtred, I get Cassies law but hear the dam facts first . Then the typical socialist comment halfway down starts on about show offs in expensive cars and 6k fines not meaning much to them . For gods sake get a frigging life and stop being bitter and twisted about people who have been luckier in life than you .
guess you know now that type of comment gets me going Floor Floor


It's gets me as well when people say how lucky you are, I always reply yes it's funny the harder I work the luckier I get.


Couldn’t agree more!! Yes a bit of luck plays a part but hard work and taking a risk plays more!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a different 'Ouch Targa' tale of woe.

Bought one from Williams-Crawford, as it was too far to inspect and so I based my purchase on (misplaced) trust.

Handbrake did not hold car on a slope
Handbrake lever bent (upper) and cracked(!) (lower)
n/s brake cable broken
Odd tyres on rear, not N rated
Peeling lacquer on two wheels (was told were in excellent order)
Badly worn tyre on n/s front
Very cheap brake pads/disks. Masses of black brake dust always evident.
Targa roof ill-fitting, at rear substantially over roof line
Belt and pulleys old and worn, snapped at 30mph.
Numeous oil leaks from engine found on inspection
Oil filler cap leaking
One heater servo not functioning
Degraded footwell pipes
Alarm/immobiliser fitted cannot be left on as runs down battery
Boot stay altered, cut into
Passenger door handle fault, often not opening
Touched-up paintwork less than good
Overcharged on replacement wheels (I've checked)

So far my costs are £4k and will be at least another £6k+ with the needed engine rebuild

Kind of Grand Theft Auto. Naturally the company didn't make good 90% of faults and wouldn't take the car back after 3 months my having hardly used it (surprise surprise - wonder why...). Obviously in some instances 'reputation' counts for nothing.

No exaggeration here. I believe cases like this should be flagged up as warnings to others.
 
  
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why was the car not immediately returned as misold and a refund demanded ...... I would certainly have not accepted the car after having a check done on it ....... Dont know

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
Why was the car not immediately returned as misold and a refund demanded ...... I would certainly have not accepted the car after having a check done on it


My knowledge of the model was limited at the time (1 year ago) and most of the issues were not apparent until later when putting it with a couple of local specialists. I didn't have an inspection done as I took Williams Crawford's absolute assurances about the car. More fool me.

I subsequently received a rather aggressive call from the company telling me they had no intention of taking the car back. This was within 3 months of ownership. My mother had died and I needed to raise funds at that time. The company is scum.

Good luck to anyone who buys from them. if you run into trouble you're on your own, mate.
 
  
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