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  1. Buyers at the 4k mark are unrealistic. In my experience the worse offenders were the pretend upper middle class man. I sold an astra to one of those types. He threatened court action over what turned out to be him labouring engine and a slight rattle from heat shield fast forward 5 months and was on about an eml light. I detest this type and he got nothing from me except a letter saying in the nicest of terms your driving is terrible and no wonder the part ex gearbox was rodgered.
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    Thanks David, Direct line do indeed include trade insurance for no claims bonus, unfortunately the quote was not far from what I was paying on trade insurance for a plethora of cars. Makes me realise just how good a policy I've had from Midas/Eridge
  3. Anyone know an insurance company that will except a trade policy no claims bonus on to a private insurance? I've not insured a car privately for 5 years
  4. Take the photos after a wet vac. Always look better when damp
  5. Don't buy old fiesta's. They cost a fortune, take ages to sell , any dings on rear quarters are a nightmare, interiors on old ones are poor.
  6. Your better spending nearer the 400. Wifi touchscreen, been able to reset battery, parking brake etc. The foxwells around 200 are woeful, be prepared to spend 10 hours updating then to find out you need to manually type in a VIN for citroens, Hyundai etc
  7. At that kind of price it's hard to see past topdon800bt.
  8. Relaxed kinda place. Pre covid you could scan with the diagnostics and nobody bothered a jot. Selection and quality is poor. It takes a bit of saying but bca and Manheim are better options
  9. Feel cheap ,Parts are expensive, fall to bits at end of warranty,pricey for what they are. depends what end of the market your at but on sub 5k stuff.. fiesta of any variant- slow seller and expensive . Any Ford with a 1.8 engine ...hmm any car with a 1.8 engine. Any diesel unless lots of history and driven by someone who knows what gear to be in
  10. cheers mark - C &D GRANT ring any bells?
  11. Anyone in the vicinity of Glasgow got renolink or clip? Got a troublesome airbag light and need some in depth diagnosis
  12. Onesure are to be avoided. I've had all that crap in the past. Once you fulfill that request the next one is only a matter of time..
  13. just over a month ago I bought two cars that had been owned by someone who had passed away. The executor of will had the old v5 but not most recent. For my own reasons I registered the cars in company name and taxed at post office using v62 . I thought I'd be waiting forever on the new v5 but very surprisingly was no longer than usual. He did write to dvla explaining situation. This proves someone IS dealing with such matters
  14. Someone better tell the NHS 'angels' it's nothing to worry about. sick leave has rocketed in the past few days ‘ I’ve kids to think about’ survival of the fittest....
  15. How could anyone not be concerned? From a business point of view and personal. Seems they call a mild case/symptoms is when you survive it. Can't imagine many car dealers lungs are in tip top condition..inhaled my usual dose of mannol brake cleaner today.