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    Some years ago a friend 'claimed' an abandoned...

    Some years ago a friend 'claimed' an abandoned car. He towed it home, and reported it to the local Police as a 'found' item. No owner showed up within the relevant time periond, so the Police told...
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    I read the survey questions through, and I think...

    I read the survey questions through, and I think that the most important components of a good showroom are a combination of a salesman who is capable of telling the truth and will honour warranty...
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    I have completed the survey, but felt that some...

    I have completed the survey, but felt that some of the questions were the same, just slightly different wording.
  4. I recently had to emergency stop when approaching...

    I recently had to emergency stop when approaching a junction where I intended to turn right. The reason being that a gentleman approaching the same junction from my left decided to cut the corner,...
  5. Thread: Is 20 plenty?

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    I have given up on any thought that any of our...

    I have given up on any thought that any of our Govts have any real interest in Road Safety in any form. All they are after is whatever revenue they can accrue through FPNs and Court fines. I have no...
  6. Thread: Mistake.

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    I take Jeremy Clarkson's attitude to the...

    I take Jeremy Clarkson's attitude to the Internet. There are 134,000,000,000,000,000,000 facts on the Internet, and they are all wrong. I have sent emails to a number of website owners asking where...
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    I have a collection of old motoring books, and it...

    I have a collection of old motoring books, and it still fascinates me to think back to how most car owners used to lay them up for the winter.
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    I stopped using Facebook some years ago, and was...

    I stopped using Facebook some years ago, and was instantly inundated with similar emails. I reopened my Facebook account after a few months, and the emails went away. I cancelled my Facebook account...
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    Well, I have obviously managed to sign on today....

    Well, I have obviously managed to sign on today. I only have one question: It wasn't broke, so why was someone trying to fix it?
    FAO Snowball, I have smileys, but they don't work!
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    Smudger, I wonder how many people are diabetic...

    Smudger, I wonder how many people are diabetic but don't know it. I know that when I was in Hospital some years back in the Coronary Care Ward, most of the patients didn't find out they were diabeitc...
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    I was working opposite the bodybuilders in Park...

    I was working opposite the bodybuilders in Park Royal in 1979 when I saw three brand new Rolls Royce cars being delivered on an extended double decker Ford Transit. At the time, I think they were...
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    Strangely, 'What's New' works in Mozilla Firefox,...

    Strangely, 'What's New' works in Mozilla Firefox, but not with IE8. Although I at least get to post threads with IE8.
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    Internet Explorer 8

    Having not been able to post for the whole of this week, I thought I would try a different browser. I have finally found one that works, IE8. I had to dig out an older computer than I usually use,...
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    Insurance Premium Actually Reduced!

    Just received my renewal quote through the post, and it has actually, for the first time ever, been reduced. A quick calculation shows a 7.5% reduction! I'm going to have a lie down for a while.
  15. My biggest problem is the idea that tax is not...

    My biggest problem is the idea that tax is not transferable. So I send my tax disc back for a refund, and on all occasions have promptly had demands for 80 FPN for not SORNing the vehicle. So hoe...
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    Beelzebub, thanks for that. I re-read my post...

    Beelzebub, thanks for that. I re-read my post several times before posting. I knew it wasn't right about RAC, but couldn't 'see' it. I shall take my laptop and sit in the corner for the rest of the...
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    Beelzebub, thanks for that. I stand corrected and...

    Beelzebub, thanks for that. I stand corrected and will now go sit in the corner with my laptop for the rest of the session.
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    Sticky: Couple of places I recommend. Bufferfly World,...

    Couple of places I recommend. Bufferfly World, off A405 between M25 J21A and Chiswell Green. Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth, Old Warden. Both have websites, but check for opening of Swiss Garden as it...
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    I am not sure if the RAC did, but the AA...

    I am not sure if the RAC did, but the AA certainly did not charge when it was a private club. I am appalled at the membership of the day who voted to turn both these organizations into commercial...
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    Sticky: Also, there is a bit on nonsense involving the...

    Also, there is a bit on nonsense involving the way insurance companies work. A friend had a light shunt in a Laguna a few years back, the only result of which was a small dent below the nearside tail...
  21. Thread: Carguments

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    'What if you are on a motorway?' Well, as FJ...

    'What if you are on a motorway?' Well, as FJ says, I could leave at the next exit, but to he honest the situation has never arisen on a motorway.
  22. Thread: Thanks

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    Error. Apologies.

    Error. Apologies.
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    Just out of curiosity. There is a lane up the...

    Just out of curiosity. There is a lane up the road from me, single track with passing places. The passing places are just carved out of the bank, and not surfaced. You can imagine what the surface of...
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    Sticky: Stolen and recovered cars could be Cat C, but...

    Stolen and recovered cars could be Cat C, but that is one I would not buy, as there is no telling what 'hidden' damage could be about to announce itself.
  25. Thread: Carguments

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    I banned all arguments in the car years ago. I...

    I banned all arguments in the car years ago. I was rear-ended in a traffic queue because the driver of the car that hit me was arguing with his kids on the back seat. I used that as the reason. If my...
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