Mickys blogalog

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon May 13, 2013 7:50 pm

Apart from that it's all good? :lol: What is it you're looking at?
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 13, 2013 9:55 pm

2.4 mitsubishi space wagon,
Suits our needs really well
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 13, 2013 10:50 pm

Oh yes, I asked about the cambelt on the second one,
The guy said " I dont know when it was last done, I will get the mechanic to take a look and if he thinks it needs doing , he will do it "
I told him it is due to be done within the next 5,000 miles so I would want it done and you cant tell if a cambelt needs doing just by looking at it.
He said he would ask the mechanic so I told him
I the customer have told you I want it done as part of the deal so if your not prepared to do it lets just forget about it,
Much to his surprise I got up and walked out after having a word in the managers ear.
You could hear them arguing about lost sales right across the car park.
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by MULLEY » Mon May 13, 2013 11:36 pm

They probably use those sales techniques on the other 99% of car buyers who know literally bog all about cars.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue May 14, 2013 12:49 am

Or tell the customer it has a chain so doesn't need changing...
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue May 14, 2013 8:24 am

Yeah, thanks for that Mat lol, at least the Kia has gone now
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Post by Mickey taker » Wed May 15, 2013 8:32 am

Anyone here have anything to say about the mercedes ml range ?

Just askig like
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Post by MULLEY » Thu May 16, 2013 12:20 am

Er, walk away :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Sat May 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Just so you all know (in light of other posts on this ere forum)
Next Saturday I will be collecting my caravan from Cranfield near junction 14 off the M1 and towig it to Market Deeping , dont day you havent been warned lol
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Post by mds141 » Sat May 18, 2013 7:47 pm

I'll be off to Bourne Citroen with the XM and Swift Corniche in tow. Mickey, perhaps we could find a nice long stretch of dual carriageway to clog up?!! :D :lol:
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Yay, just sold the 406 for 700 quid to the first person who viewed it
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:55 pm

gone back to hyundai and bought another 2.7 trajet ( this time in a very fetching maroon/burgundy colour ),
just as well because I was meant to be going to Eastbourne Sunday to pick a mate up who sold his suzuki 500,
up at 6.30 , went out to start the V70 , spun over but wont fire, havent got at home cover so have had to have that added to our policy. will leave it a couple of days before I call them out though.
Picked up a sony head unit for the trajet , exdisplay , reduced from £ 245.00 to £79.00 has bluetooth so can do all sorts with it.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:13 pm

I've got a Sony bluetooth unit in the Focus and it's great, no need to worry about putting in an earpiece or not hearing the phone over the music. Just leave your phone in your pocket and it connects automatically when you get in the car. Lana's phone works even better with it as you can use the controls on the head unit to play music on the phone, neat!
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1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
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Post by Mickey taker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:20 pm

who would have thought it ,
the reason the volvo wouldent start was lack of fuel ,
No wait a minute , it had a quarter of a tank but my drives slopes across its width so the pump side was higher than the other side where all the petrol had settled,
( such a bloody great tank )
put £15.oo worth of gas in and away she went.
first time I had ever parked the volvo on the drive as the pug always used to be there and the volvo was on the gravel in front of the house.
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:39 pm

Volvo passed its mot last week , two outer steering arms and a gaiter.
the arms were advisories last year.
caravan on an annual pitch at market deeping, £1,260 a year and I can use it 50 out of the 52 weeks.
trajet now has limo tint rear and side windows ( not front door glass )
Oh and last week I bought a set of Hyundai coupe alloys with 6mm tread tyres for just over £100.00. pick them up Sunday,
the trajet has been nicknamed the dragon wagon because of Julies obsession with all things that breath fire
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!