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    These people or variations of them, have been...

    These people or variations of them, have been pretty constant at MSA's over the years. When I was young and green, I bought a "duck down filled' duvet from the back of a van. Of course, the one I got...
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    I have our car back. It was the starter motor and...

    I have our car back. It was the starter motor and they have fitted a new one. They also cleaned the car inside and out which was nice. I am glad to be rid of the hire car though.
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    It's not as if I had a choice. ...

    It's not as if I had a choice.

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil19.gif
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    My Breakdown Saga.

    Last Monday we went on a short, three day break to Cheshire. On Tuesday morning, we were going to visit Chester and have lunch, I pressed the 'Power' button and .... nothing.

    This was not the...
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    This is something often done with small diesel...

    This is something often done with small diesel cars, and it's one reason why schools use them. Don't try it with a petrol engine though.
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    Of course it will affect the residual value, but...

    Of course it will affect the residual value, but what matters there is the difference - ie. depreciation, which is the difference between the purchase price and the disposal price. This as you...
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    It's a...

    It's a secret....http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil12.gif
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    You will need to read the small print on how to...

    You will need to read the small print on how to cancel - it's usually in writing, not phone or email.

    The consensus on this forum is that these warranties are as useful as ashtrays on motorbikes....
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    Ha ha - speak for yourself Smudger....

    Ha ha - speak for yourself Smudger. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing001.gif
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    Me too, but when they did my cataracts, I had to...

    Me too, but when they did my cataracts, I had to be awake to move my eyes. I really really hate things poking my eyes so I was not looking forward to it.

    In the event it was not nearly as scary as...
  11. When I first started driving trucks in the 60s, I...

    When I first started driving trucks in the 60s, I used to stay at a digs in Chapeltown, Leeds most weeks. We would sit in the upstairs lounge of this big victorian house and watch the prostitutes...
  12. That's good, very good, as he cannot now claim...

    That's good, very good, as he cannot now claim that it wasn't him driving.
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    Yeah... I thought there was a recent change. It...

    Yeah... I thought there was a recent change. It does make it clear that "[Insurers will] generally expect you to take reasonable care to avoid misrepresenting your circumstances when answering...
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    The more the merrier, whatever their background...

    The more the merrier, whatever their background and experience. And yes - welcome
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    Since your insurance have logged the incident and you have sufficient detail of the other driver (though a photo would have been useful) you should have no problem with the claim, even if he was not...
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    Those seats look pretty comfy to me...:) Although...

    Those seats look pretty comfy to me...:) Although the 2½ litre engine will be pretty thirsty, with only 7000 miles, is that a more serious concern than reliability and strength?.
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    Maybe I am out of date here but I thought that...

    Maybe I am out of date here but I thought that there would be a clause somewhere saying something like: "Failure to disclose anything relevant to this policy may render the policy invalid". I do know...
  18. I have no idea whether such a claim would be...

    I have no idea whether such a claim would be successful, here in England or in Scotland. The first problem might be whether the third party has any assets to settle a claim. The second would probably...
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    As with a lot of things, the "best" is the one we...

    As with a lot of things, the "best" is the one we are familiar with. My main objection to Apple is my reluctance to be tied to a particular brand. I can choose my own browser (Chrome or Firefox on...
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    I imagine that you could find websites that give...

    I imagine that you could find websites that give reasons to not change to any new development. Windows has always been subject to updates and upgrades and some people don't like that they are set at...
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    Snowball: I upgraded from W7 to W10 a few weeks...

    Snowball: I upgraded from W7 to W10 a few weeks ago and it mostly worked fine. I did a good clearout first using Ccleaner (excellent and free) and the "pressed the button". Some time later, it is...
  22. Sorry Dacouch, I am sure you know more than me...

    Sorry Dacouch, I am sure you know more than me about insurance, but in all my driving years, insured by the likes of Zurich and many other "better" insurers, I can never recall that I was allowed to...
  23. That's way different to my experience with the...

    That's way different to my experience with the IAM. My instructor concentrated on what they call defensive driving: Leaving a clear gap to the car in front, anticipating what others are likely to do...
  24. My daughter tells me that she never got any...

    My daughter tells me that she never got any insurance benefits from Pass Pluss. She did value the tuition though and it made her much more confident on multi-lane roads. I have tried to get her to do...
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    Nice car Hometune, but are you going to move up...

    Nice car Hometune, but are you going to move up to Mull to keep it on (and off) the road for her?

    “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” ― Winston S....
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