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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

Dropping my gearbox for the third time trying to figure out why she won't start and when I put it back again.... she didn't start
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

My wonderful other half attempting to volunteer us to look after 2 greyhounds and some sort of terrier for a fortnight.

We did look at getting a dog but we had an adult conversation where things like "some weeks it'll be on its own 11 hours a day because we both work shifts", "the house is a bit small if it's going to be stuck in it all day" and "I have no desire to pick up warm poo in bags" were said. Apparently I'm ok with carrying warm poo in bags if there's 3 of them...and the house is big enough for 3 dogs...

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My wonderful other half attempting to volunteer us to look after 2 greyhounds and some sort of terrier for a fortnight.

We did look at getting a dog but we had an adult conversation where things like "some weeks it'll be on its own 11 hours a day because we both work shifts", "the house is a bit small if it's going to be stuck in it all day" and "I have no desire to pick up warm poo in bags" were said. Apparently I'm ok with carrying warm poo in bags if there's 3 of them...and the house is big enough for 3 dogs...

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Perhaps you should suggest the job goes with also housesitting the dogs' home.
(You can then just leave the poo where it drops.)
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Got a notification of a package arriving via UPS. Due date not convenient.
With every parcel courier I have ever had dealings with, you go onto their website, enter the parcel tracking number, and change the delivery date/time to suit. Easy, quick, convenient. UPS - No!
Onto their website, enter tracking number, click 'change delivery'. Choice, Log In, or Register. WTF?
So some time later, I've registered, or so I think.
Still can't change the delivery, keep getting an error message that refers back to the registration details being incorrect. No, they are not. Stalemate.
Parcel not delivered, taken to local drop point instead, card left. Parcel location address illegible. Van Driver, skills necessary do not apparently include writing legibly.
Onto UPS website to find local drop point. Never heard of it, but it is there in the main street, 100 yards from car park, so good job not a heavy package. Collected yesterday.
Also received yesterday, a letter, containing an 'Activation Code' for my account. Really? No mention of this when registering, delay means impossible to reschedule package until 'activated'. Explains error message, but error message failed to say 'account not activated'.
Today, onto UPS website again, follow instructions to activate account - another error message. Also a dialog box with a place to enter the activation code, that won't accept any keyboard input. Shall I try a felt pen on the screen?
Tried a different route. Logged in. Scanned all of my account pages, found a subtle link to activate account. Entered the code, seems to have been accepted. Process not even close to the letter instructions.
Go to account home screen, check recent deliveries. Nothing. But I've got the package in front of me.
Not recommended. Other parcel couriers are available.
Another American company, shout a lot about customer service, fail to deliver.
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My Seicento Sporting Soleil.

For me to drive 186 full comp'.

With my nephew added as a learner???

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My Seicento Sporting Soleil.

For me to drive 186 full comp'.

With my nephew added as a learner???

3,016.73

How much is the car worth??
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How much is the car worth??
500-600-ish.

The only modification is the aftermarket stereo and that's a crap one at best.

We'll say 3,000 difference. That's provisional, theory test, forty lessons, practical test, pass plus and a deposit for a new car (with free insurance).

No wonder kids aren't driving cars these days.
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500-600-ish.

The only modification is the aftermarket stereo and that's a crap one at best.

We'll say 3,000 difference. That's provisional, theory test, forty lessons, practical test, pass plus and a deposit for a new car (with free insurance).

No wonder kids aren't driving cars these days.
Deliberately being manipulated into purchasing self-driving cars... Says the conspiracy theorist in me.
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How much is the car worth??
Value of car always used to argue insurance costs, never relevant.

If you are involved in a collision, you are liable to recompense anyone or anything you damage. I think personal injury or death is capped at 2million. That's each person.
So you hit a bus queue. You could be liable to pay out 2million to each of the six people standing there. Plus the same for each of your 3 passengers.
This is the risk the insurance company take on, their premium reflects there assessment of you as a risk.
3000 could just be their way of refusing you.
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Quote Originally Posted by JCarp16 View Post
Deliberately being manipulated into purchasing self-driving cars... Says the conspiracy theorist in me.
The seicento has a (very) poor safety rating, a learner driver without a licence and an instructor who is not an authorised driving instructor, given that for at least the last 10 years young drivers insurances are routinely in the multiple thousands the figure quoted above seems pretty standard.

Also you can't actually buy self driving cars so not sure the conspiracy holds up.
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As long as insurance insurance is a legal requirement the price should be regulated.

Whether a new driver or an experienced advanced driver hits a line of pedestrians the cost is the same (the 2mil each). And to be honest youre either sensible or not. I see sensible new drivers and re*ars new drivers. I see experienced safe drivers and idiot safe drivers (normally Audi drivers to be honest lol). so so many factors in human beings can come into how much risk they are to crash but I still reckon there's no real logic other than making a fortune by insurance companies.

And they're quick to refuse to pay when you do need something (from what i hear)

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Tbf insurance is calculated on the risk factors on the policy...so driver experience, 0..car safety..0, car safety equipment 0..ok let's think of a huge number that effectively says we don't want this business.
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The seicento has a (very) poor safety rating, a learner driver without a licence and an instructor who is not an authorised driving instructor, given that for at least the last 10 years young drivers insurances are routinely in the multiple thousands the figure quoted above seems pretty standard.

Also you can't actually buy self driving cars so not sure the conspiracy holds up.
It was 'tongue in cheek' but nevermind.
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No wonder kids aren't driving cars insured these days.
I got a quote for my little 500, few years driving/NCB, whatever, quote was 21,000. They just don't want the business.
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Deliberately being manipulated into purchasing self-driving cars... Says the conspiracy theorist in me.
Pricing to make new cars the viable option. Stacked with so many drivers aids they may as well be drones anyway.

Interestingly I just got a quote for the Cinquecento Sporting. It does qualify as a classic while the 2001 Seicento doesn't despite the rarity, no sunroof at all and was 50 cheaper for me and 1,100 cheaper with my nephew.

If I recall my old Cinquecento Soleil was a little more to insure than my Sporting so maybe it's the theft risk or cost of replacing the sunroof that's a factor in the quotations as well.
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