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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

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Not in the least bit interested. It's more Londistan than London now.
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Not in the least bit interested. It's more Londistan than London now.

It's cause you're from the other side of Hadrians wall. :P take the dog for a walk through white chapel where our friend lives and it's like the parting of the Red Sea (they don't like dogs)

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what do you mean?

It's fairly self explanatory. Kurdistan, Pakistan Afghanistan, Londistan.
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Took the Panda Fizz for M.O.T this morning. Half an hour later VOSA reports the new updated system has shut down.

The M.O.T place is new for me but the same one the Fizz has been going to all her life. With a repair bill of over £400 for the last failure (brake consumables and front tyres mostly) and the repairs I've made she should pass first time of asking right?

"Well it's been a few weeks since the car was here so it could fail on something else?"

While the conversation happened the head mechanic was on the phone to a customer saying the computer said this, this and that are wrong with your car (1996 Renault Clio) and he'll have to order parts in.

I hate new M.O.T guys. These appear to be about as trust worthy as Nick Leeson. I hope it fails on something they repaired last time of asking I'm sure VOSA and the Police would be interested in a fraud investigation and audit.
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This is why I'm very thankful we've got friends who deal with MOTs and such. Means there's no messing around. They even book in at short notice. Don't know what I'll do if I ever need to go elsewhere.
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I only went there because it will match all the old M.O.T's that came with the car that way.

She failed on welding. Not welding I had done but welding I had missed.

Re-booked for Friday afternoon as it's my brothers 50th tomorrow and I'm working night shift so it'll have to wait until Friday morning.

Oh and an exhaust rubber fell off on the way there. Bloody Potholes!
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Six years ago today my mighty Panda Parade was killed. I was hoping to get the Fizz on the road to mark the occasion but ce la vie.
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The M.O.T place is new for me but the same one the Fizz has been going to all her life. With a repair bill of over £400 for the last failure (brake consumables and front tyres mostly) and the repairs I've made she should pass first time of asking right?



"Well it's been a few weeks since the car was here so it could fail on something else?"



Well if you take the car back "several weeks later" you can't expect them not to want to do a full MOT
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It's cause you're from the other side of Hadrians wall. :P take the dog for a walk through white chapel where our friend lives and it's like the parting of the Red Sea (they don't like dogs)




It's fairly self explanatory. Kurdistan, Pakistan Afghanistan, Londistan.
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And anyone not brainwashed by the mainstream media.
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Well if you take the car back "several weeks later" you can't expect them not to want to do a full MOT
That wasn't the issue. They charged the previous owner £450 for parts and labor knowing the car would fail due to rust hoping she would pay the £600 they quoted to do the welding.

She went out, bought a brand new Panda and sold the Fizz to me.

All done and re-booked for tomorrow afternoon.

Now this car has no sunroof. Good for a motor sport application. With 103,000 miles on the clock, forty something "Fizz" models on the road and even though the car is one owner from new with every M.O.T and service done at the same garage I wouldn't feel too guilty about the ubiquitous Punto 75 conversion or more. Good news.

On the road the lack of sunroof means I'll have to come up with a different way of dealing with tailgaters.

A few hazard light flashes and hand signal to politely suggest they back off followed by a few squirts of "Liquid Ass" from the open sunroof if they fail to do so.

Don't work in Lincolnshire as it smells like that most of the time anyway.
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