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General Discussion Area / Re: The Trump train set
« on: Today at 01:12:11 »
Tie me kangaroo down...

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General Discussion Area / Re: That Wheeler Dealer Chap
« on: Today at 01:11:14 »
Appears to be something of a trend as Jeremy Clarkson and crew also seem to have a bit of a downer on Vauxhalls.Ok they're not the most desirable dogs danglies but they're easily as good as the rest of the class in their market segment.
Not entirely true... They did rate both the Monaro and VXR8  :y

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My only experience of this was with my 2 year old Seat Altea XL, used as a taxi. 135k miles on it with full Seat service history. When I threw it back I did the following to it...

1. Replaced drivers seat base foam. It had collapsed.
2. Removed and washed the rear seat covers. The interior was a medium grey which waterstained badly.
3. Replaced the undertrays. Fully loaded it used to catch the back end of them on speed humps.
4. Gave it a thorough wash and polish.
5. Replaced the binnacle cover. Had a notch cut into it for taxi wiring.

All the above cost about 120 and time.

The bloke who inspected it simply looked around it taking notes and took a few general pictures of the car. His only immediate concern was that the car was driving, taxed, MoT'd where applicable and that the tyres were legal.

Stone chips and the like are acceptable if comesurate with mileage. Any obvious damage or signs of neglect will cost you dearly and with a PCP, any excess mileage charges will see your bank balance battered.

If I may be so bold, look at the numbers for HP over a 4/5 years and hand it back at the halfway point. Check the small print and ask the question directly. But you should save most of the deposit/better interest/no mileage limitations...

HTH :y

What of the outstanding balance?

Can this be done if a purchaser has made 50% or more of the payments?
Exactly this... Either after the halfway point, or you can preempt it by overpaying the shortfall... ie say term is 48x200, tp 9600. Halfway is 24x200, or 4800. Now let's say you have paid 20 months worth and you are now bored,  simply pay 800 (4x200) and call it done.

You should also receive a rebate for the interest on the second half as this is generally paid by the first 9 months or so of payments.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: That Wheeler Dealer Chap
« on: Yesterday at 16:07:58 »
I prefer Fast and Loud personally as I like the stuff they do

I like F&L too, although I am willing to bet that Richard Rawlings is probably intensely annoying in person (and to work for)! ;D The spin-off, however, I find annoying.

Oddly enough, I thought the technical content (albeit at a very basic level) had increased in the last season of WD, with Ant doing lots of "whiteboard" explanations on how bits of car work..
Probably because he doesn't actually do the work...

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If I may be so bold, look at the numbers for HP over a 4/5 years and hand it back at the halfway point. Check the small print and ask the question directly. But you should save most of the deposit/better interest/no mileage limitations...

Last time I did the sums on that, it made the monthly payment significantly more expensive - he'll be financing 17k extra, almost 50% more, over an extra 12-24 months..

Interest rates have gone up, though, since my last deal, so maybe it's more attractive now.
But don't forget that the deposit is lower and the term is shorter, so effectively 24 months HP rather than 48 ;)

So like for like the payments ought to be lower. Especially if excess mileage comes into play...

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear discs on 2.6L V6?
« on: Yesterday at 16:02:45 »
Exactly  :y

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Boot lock button
« on: Yesterday at 15:13:11 »
Tiller ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: That Wheeler Dealer Chap
« on: Yesterday at 15:12:25 »
From the horses mouth...

https://youtu.be/8IB15T1LYiY :y

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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 fuel pump removal
« on: Yesterday at 15:05:49 »
And all obvious to the naked eye ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear discs on 2.6L V6?
« on: Yesterday at 15:05:12 »
If the 2.6 has solid discs fitted, then tread carefully... It will probably still have the vented calipers fitted...

There is a guide here to tell the calipers apart :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: That Wheeler Dealer Chap
« on: Yesterday at 15:00:09 »
I prefer car SOS,they do a great job on the vehicles they restore

Is that the one with the Canadian and the gobby cockney?  ???
Fixed and no, they do Classic Car Rescue ;)

Car SOS is the one where they restore the pride and joy of various people who can't for various reasons.  :y

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My only experience of this was with my 2 year old Seat Altea XL, used as a taxi. 135k miles on it with full Seat service history. When I threw it back I did the following to it...

1. Replaced drivers seat base foam. It had collapsed.
2. Removed and washed the rear seat covers. The interior was a medium grey which waterstained badly.
3. Replaced the undertrays. Fully loaded it used to catch the back end of them on speed humps.
4. Gave it a thorough wash and polish.
5. Replaced the binnacle cover. Had a notch cut into it for taxi wiring.

All the above cost about 120 and time.

The bloke who inspected it simply looked around it taking notes and took a few general pictures of the car. His only immediate concern was that the car was driving, taxed, MoT'd where applicable and that the tyres were legal.

Stone chips and the like are acceptable if comesurate with mileage. Any obvious damage or signs of neglect will cost you dearly and with a PCP, any excess mileage charges will see your bank balance battered.

If I may be so bold, look at the numbers for HP over a 4/5 years and hand it back at the halfway point. Check the small print and ask the question directly. But you should save most of the deposit/better interest/no mileage limitations...

HTH :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Sunroof Seal
« on: Yesterday at 00:01:38 »
Halfords...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 19 July 2018, 23:47:11 »
Pleasurable

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Omega General Help / Re: Tyre recommendations
« on: 19 July 2018, 23:32:12 »
Yes, but you drive like Lewis Hamilton with his arse on fire.  ;D
Clearly drives like summat... ::)

I never drove my 3.2s gently, and yet the only tyres I ever had a serious problem with were Autonogrips :-X

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