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General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: Today at 17:12:34 »
Thanks chaps, I do realise that a) this is only the start of the process and b) that most people turn into pathological liars when it comes to selling houses. 

I suppose it all depends if the original asking price is a true representation of what the house is worth. Estate agents often 'ensnare' sellers by suggesting they initially put the house on the market at an over-inflated price........only to reduce the price when nobody bites.  If it sells for 5% below the real value of the property this could be considered a reasonable offer.

When we went to market with this place, we had a view of what we thought it was worth, trying to be realistic we thought. We then had 5 agents round and got 5 different prices with a spread of nearly £90k  :o. It transpires they're only good at valuation if one like it close by was sold recently, then they mark up or down based on condition. Hardly rocket surgery  ::).

In the end we put it on for what we thought it was worth (which was £20k below the top valuation). We then agreed with the agent that we would consider reducing after 2-3 weeks if we got no bites. As it was we got 4 viewings in 3 weeks and we have an offer on which is more than 2 of the 5 agents suggested it went on for.

Its all a game, in the end  ;D.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: Today at 15:35:44 »
I know you are. £40k below asking price, or just over 10% reduction.

TBH I don't think they will hang about. They went all the way down the road on another property only to find a defect in the title that meant it wasn't mortgageable. They have a cash buyer for theirs chomping at the bit.

I predict we will meet in the middle, which I will be happy with.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Down to the nitty gritty
« on: Today at 14:38:03 »
So, house has been on the market for three weeks today and we have an offer on the table.  :y

Need to press a bit more as its not enough, but its not daft either... time to get down to brass tacks as my granny used to say.  8)

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You do realise that GF is owned by Direct Line Group, in turn owned by UKI donít you ;)

I honestly didn't! I just thought they had engaged them as an agent to perform the breakdown service that came bundled with the bank account.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 14 July 2018, 22:48:25 »
Oh yes.  ;D

As soon as I have the car back, then we can start talking about getting the 3ft diesel stain off my drive. idiots. That will be a conversation for UKI however (an old adversary of mine) as I have no contractual relationship with Greenflag, they are merely UKI's agent who administer all my insurances that come as part of my bank account.  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 14 July 2018, 10:04:15 »
Looks like they used the S.D + F.B.H method

Screw driver + F**king Big Hammer

is it fuel pump / sender unit ?

I've not had a volvo since the old 340 saloon  8)

Im inclined to agree, whatever they did, it certainly lacked finesse.  ::)

I *think* it's the sender for the fuel gauge and a lift pump. Iirc these are a saddle tank and there's an internal pump to balance the two halves of the saddle.

Up to now I've not had cause to look at it, and had I not brimmed the tank (as many people don't) I may never have known about their fack-up

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 14 July 2018, 07:32:16 »
Green Flag, actually attended by a local lot Auto Start maybe, can't remember. As you can see below, they did a real number on it. Volvo specify a large diameter toothed socket to remove the ring. If they used that and made this mess, I'll eat my hat.


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General Car Chat / Re: How Roomy is a Superb
« on: 13 July 2018, 19:10:49 »
Indeed, and since my filthy student days were swapped for 50hr weeks and 30 weeks a year in hotels, I absolutely mushroomed!

It is frankly madness to turn down steak and chips and a couple of points a night when someone else is footing the bill.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: How Roomy is a Superb
« on: 13 July 2018, 19:04:25 »
Yup, they're a company car option for us, which I ended up not taking but I did sit in and test drive one.

I'm 6'1" and 23st, and I found it the most comfortable of that size of car that I tried.

Fooking ell......Jimmy. I'm 6' 1" and 14 stone. The doctor was too polite to call me a fat bastard but said I should aim to lose a stone and a half.

Indeed. I am working on it, at my lightest ever (as an adult) I was about 16stone and there really wasn't much to lose, unless you counted lopping a limb off. I even had one of them there six packs people seem so obsessed with.

Many many six packs later, I now have about 7 stone to lose.  :o

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General Car Chat / Re: How Roomy is a Superb
« on: 13 July 2018, 14:50:33 »
Yup, they're a company car option for us, which I ended up not taking but I did sit in and test drive one.

I'm 6'1" and 23st, and I found it the most comfortable of that size of car that I tried.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bmw 3ltr petrol
« on: 12 July 2018, 22:00:53 »
BMW's have had a lot of recent issues with batteries  :-X

What model/training is it?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Had a call from EDF yesterday
« on: 12 July 2018, 16:30:46 »
Once a tangible benefit can be demonstrated I may well be in (dynamic charging for example where electricity cost constantly fluctuates so you can take advantage of cheap, excess electrons).

At the moment, I would have to:
- Take time out from doing something else to wait for some half trained chimp to come round and fit it,
- put up with the embuggarernce when it goes wrong,
- potentially be limited when looking to switch supplier

All for the pleasure of providing my electricity supplier with valuable personal data for them to use to work out how to screw me out of more of my hard-earned.

In case you were wondering, I've recently had the same chat with a lady from Scottish Power  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Tata back, mirror fixed.....and then.
« on: 12 July 2018, 15:51:00 »
For them to know the wheel geometry/alignment is out surely they must have checked it with a Hunter Hawkeye or similar. Yet they have no printout to show me the results. Very strange.

Nah, they have an experienced eye. They can spot a customer over-burdened with cash at 100 paces. No specialist equipment required  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 July 2018, 15:19:24 »
In all honesty, since working in my new job, commuting 90mins plus each way, sorting the house out etc etc I have found that I really wanted to simplify my life as I am starting to struggle to keep all the balls in the air and it has started to affect the quality of my work/decision making. Changing to an EV seemed a pretty cost-neutral way to take some work/stress out of my life. I realise admitting any kind of mental weakness or ineptitude is not popular in these parts and will likely get me (re)branded a nambi pambi millenial snowflake, but there we are. Another way to look at it is I can only concentrate on so many things at any one time and I've decided having to repair my daily driver doesn't need to be one of them.

Oh agree, I'd have something newer, as I know myself, time to tinker is rare. I'd try it for a while though, see if it worked as long as the banger worked and passed an MOT.

On the banger thing, while it doesn't address my above point, you also have to want to do it I think. 28k p.a. @35mpg is £4575 p.a. in fuel alone, insurance of say £500, tax of say £300 is £447 pcm so savings will be minimal and I would argue that anything "interesting" is going to return nearer 26-28 mpg rather than 35.

I realise I'm in an uncommon position in that I have access to a pretty sweet lease deal, and 60% of my fuel will be free (or 90% once we move), but then I'm not saying the car would suit everyone, just that I think it will suit me.  :y

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Our test track guys recon the are good for about 150 miles but a bit on the slow side for an EV
I'm expecting similar overall performance to the Ovlov, but delivered in a different way. 0-45 the VW will cream the swede, at motorway speeds I'm expecting limited overtaking shove. But then again, my current 1.2l rollerskate is more than man enough to my daily 60-70mpg slog  :y.

On the battery degredation front, I am genuinely curious as I think mine will rapidly become one of the highest mileage e-golfs around (I will never understand why people run ev's for 3-5k p.a. - buy a sodding V8!). My figuring is that I can "manage" with 60% of the starting capacity if I have to and I believe it massively unlikely I will lose 40% capacity in 3yrs/75k and that if I do I'd be able to make the case that the car is not fit for purpose and throw it back early.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 July 2018, 11:26:46 »
Tunnie: I do, about 28k, but it's 99% made up of a commute that's 75miles each way with charging at both ends (and the work end is free). Longest journey is 110 each way with plenty of rapid chargers enroute. So even in the dead of winter the worst it would need is literally a 5 minutes rapid charge while I grab a coffee.

Stemo: it's £440 pcm on my work scheme (fully maintained). So when you work it out I'll be spending about £9/week more than the Volvo, assuming that petrol and energy prices stay constant, I work on it myself and nothing beyond regular service items goes wrong. In other words, it'll end up costing me less.

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