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Apart from that it's all good? :lol: What is it you're looking at?
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2.4 mitsubishi space wagon,
Suits our needs really well
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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.
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 !!!!!

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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 - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
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Or tell the customer it has a chain so doesn't need changing...
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Yeah, thanks for that Mat lol, at least the Kia has gone now
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Anyone here have anything to say about the mercedes ml range ?

Just askig like
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Er, walk away :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
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
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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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
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

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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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Yay, just sold the 406 for 700 quid to the first person who viewed it
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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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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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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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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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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 !!!!!