£168,000 Mercedes Benz SL65 is wrecked after car dealership took it for test drive to check repair

John Guest’s Mercedes after it crashed on the Upton Bypass

John Guest

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A ONE-of-a-kind supercar worth £168,000 when new was wrecked after a Poole car dealership took it for a test drive to check a repair.

John Guest, 56, of Penn Hill, took his 2004 Mercedes Benz SL65 to Mercedes Benz of Poole at Holes Bay when its tyre pressure monitoring system started playing up.

But a few hours later he received a call to say it had crashed on the Upton bypass.

Mr Guest said his car was one of only 90 in the country and the only one with special blue pearlescent paint. He said he was now in a wrangle with the insurers about its value.

The company has said the car was being driven “legally and sensibly” and that it is “committed to doing the right thing” by a loyal customer.

The accident, on the afternoon of February 14, was reported by the Daily Echo during its coverage of floods and storms that day.

Combined with flooding on the Upton bypass and Bakers Arms roundabout, it caused major tailbacks.

Mr Guest, who worked in IT and is now semi-retired, dealing in antique prints, said: “I also told them that a couple of weeks earlier on the M25 it had aqua-planed; I said there was some-thing wrong with the traction control system.

“They did diagnostics and said there was no problem.

“I got a phone call later to say there had been an accident while on a road test.

“This was a car that I was going to keep for life.”

Mr Guest said he did not realise how badly damaged the car was until he saw it.

“The driver had bruised ribs but was not seriously injured and was working the next day. The driver worked on the car for three years and I had no complaints.”

He is threatening legal action if he cannot get satisfaction from the insurers.

“At this moment there is not an offer that would put me back into the same situation that I was in before this happened,” he said.

• Dealership's response...

Gavin McAllister, managing director of the Sandown Group of Mercedes dealerships, said: “I was distressed to learn of the incident with Mr Guest’s car, and I’m relieved that no one else was involved in this unfortunate accident.

“As soon as it happened, we co-operated fully with the authorities, and the police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly in the road conditions.

“This is cold comfort for Mr Guest of course, who is a loyal and valued customer, and I along with everyone in my team at Sandown are committed to doing the right thing by him.

“We’re working closely with the insurance team and are keeping Mr Guest fully informed throughout.

“Of course, we’ve provided a new courtesy car to keep him mobile in the meantime.

“Thankfully, incidents like this are very rare, and our technician Kevin is making a good recovery.”

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7:02am Wed 26 Feb 14

Old man river says...

The burning question is-
DID the tyre pressure sensor light STILL come on?
The burning question is- DID the tyre pressure sensor light STILL come on? Old man river
  • Score: 61

7:20am Wed 26 Feb 14

Andrew Isaac says...

No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :( Andrew Isaac
  • Score: -59

7:58am Wed 26 Feb 14

Pawnstrar says...

A friend of mine as had issues with this dealership taking cars for "test" drives after repairs. One of their staff drove at over 100mph near Dorchester , in the rain. He has it on video taken by the on board CCTV connected to the alarm system.
They refused to discipline the member of staff
A friend of mine as had issues with this dealership taking cars for "test" drives after repairs. One of their staff drove at over 100mph near Dorchester , in the rain. He has it on video taken by the on board CCTV connected to the alarm system. They refused to discipline the member of staff Pawnstrar
  • Score: 79

8:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

504gld says...

Curious. Did the owner not have an agreed value insurance policy backed up by photographs submitted to his insurer? which seems to be the norm with specialist & classic policies to avoid these kind of disputes. If so his insurer should be honoring it, and then up to them to deal with the garage's liability insurance.
Curious. Did the owner not have an agreed value insurance policy backed up by photographs submitted to his insurer? which seems to be the norm with specialist & classic policies to avoid these kind of disputes. If so his insurer should be honoring it, and then up to them to deal with the garage's liability insurance. 504gld
  • Score: 30

8:10am Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

Andrew Isaac wrote:
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
And in other parts of the world people are dying from floods, not moaning to news cameras with their Wellies on then all standing round the local village post office gossiping, hope this man gets a car back he is happy with.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :([/p][/quote]And in other parts of the world people are dying from floods, not moaning to news cameras with their Wellies on then all standing round the local village post office gossiping, hope this man gets a car back he is happy with. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 17

8:10am Wed 26 Feb 14

djd says...

The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted.
This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines??? djd
  • Score: 44

8:14am Wed 26 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

We are provided with the quote "police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly in the road conditions." So could someone knowledgeable please explain to us all why the driver appears to have completely lost control of the vehicle.
We are provided with the quote "police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly in the road conditions." So could someone knowledgeable please explain to us all why the driver appears to have completely lost control of the vehicle. muscliffman
  • Score: 64

8:32am Wed 26 Feb 14

Arthur Maureen says...

More arms folded pics please
More arms folded pics please Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 35

8:33am Wed 26 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

djd wrote:
The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted.
This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
to give you sumfink to George about
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???[/p][/quote]to give you sumfink to George about nickynoodah
  • Score: -23

8:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

Very Old Man says...

Thank goodness nobody was seriously injured. That's the main thing.
Thank goodness nobody was seriously injured. That's the main thing. Very Old Man
  • Score: 18

8:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

sc61 says...

504gld wrote:
Curious. Did the owner not have an agreed value insurance policy backed up by photographs submitted to his insurer? which seems to be the norm with specialist & classic policies to avoid these kind of disputes. If so his insurer should be honoring it, and then up to them to deal with the garage's liability insurance.
Indeed, this seems to be more of an insurance company issue than a dealer issue. If it wasn't insured on an agreed value basis then a 10 year old Merc. isn't going to be worth much (relative to the huge amount of money to buy new)
[quote][p][bold]504gld[/bold] wrote: Curious. Did the owner not have an agreed value insurance policy backed up by photographs submitted to his insurer? which seems to be the norm with specialist & classic policies to avoid these kind of disputes. If so his insurer should be honoring it, and then up to them to deal with the garage's liability insurance.[/p][/quote]Indeed, this seems to be more of an insurance company issue than a dealer issue. If it wasn't insured on an agreed value basis then a 10 year old Merc. isn't going to be worth much (relative to the huge amount of money to buy new) sc61
  • Score: 36

8:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

sc61 says...

muscliffman wrote:
We are provided with the quote "police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly in the road conditions." So could someone knowledgeable please explain to us all why the driver appears to have completely lost control of the vehicle.
Well a traction control system that may or may not have had a fault, in a car that had aquaplaned in the recent past, isn't a good start. Don't think I'd fancy test driving a very powerful sports car, with those potential issues, in the wet.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: We are provided with the quote "police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly in the road conditions." So could someone knowledgeable please explain to us all why the driver appears to have completely lost control of the vehicle.[/p][/quote]Well a traction control system that may or may not have had a fault, in a car that had aquaplaned in the recent past, isn't a good start. Don't think I'd fancy test driving a very powerful sports car, with those potential issues, in the wet. sc61
  • Score: 27

8:49am Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400! suzigirl
  • Score: -45

9:02am Wed 26 Feb 14

mightyturbo says...

This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k. mightyturbo
  • Score: 47

9:05am Wed 26 Feb 14

hooplaa says...

How is this NON STORY making the news?! Total rubbish if the car was an everyday car worth £1500 it wouldn't have got a mention! Good work chief reporter!
How is this NON STORY making the news?! Total rubbish if the car was an everyday car worth £1500 it wouldn't have got a mention! Good work chief reporter! hooplaa
  • Score: 19

9:07am Wed 26 Feb 14

southborne25 says...

Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below

http://mbworld.org/f
orums/cl55-amg-cl65-
amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2
16/98920-difference-
tires-sl65-cl65.html


high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed

presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated
Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below http://mbworld.org/f orums/cl55-amg-cl65- amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2 16/98920-difference- tires-sl65-cl65.html high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated southborne25
  • Score: 18

9:08am Wed 26 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Don't matter what the car is.....they don't have a no aquaplane function.
Don't matter what the car is.....they don't have a no aquaplane function. BIGTONE
  • Score: 26

9:13am Wed 26 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

Andrew Isaac wrote:
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
By that logic the people who have flooded homes should not be upset or say anything; at least they don't have an incurable disease.

People who have an incurable disease shouldn't moan because there are people are being tortured to death.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :([/p][/quote]By that logic the people who have flooded homes should not be upset or say anything; at least they don't have an incurable disease. People who have an incurable disease shouldn't moan because there are people are being tortured to death. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 22

9:22am Wed 26 Feb 14

woby_tide says...

mightyturbo wrote:
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
Not in pearlescent blue though

I'm just on the phone to my estate agent though as I've realised I'm the only house on the street with a polished chrome letterbox so I'm seeing if they can up the value
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.[/p][/quote]Not in pearlescent blue though I'm just on the phone to my estate agent though as I've realised I'm the only house on the street with a polished chrome letterbox so I'm seeing if they can up the value woby_tide
  • Score: 35

9:27am Wed 26 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

mightyturbo wrote:
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
or up to £60k plus for a good one.
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.[/p][/quote]or up to £60k plus for a good one. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -5

9:35am Wed 26 Feb 14

Pixelhaus says...

one of a kind? not really if it was one of 90.
one of a kind? not really if it was one of 90. Pixelhaus
  • Score: 11

9:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

RichardCoughlan says...

£169k for a car that's so unstable it needs needs electronic devices to control it's traction and even to check the **** tyre pressures (it costs me 40p a week!), and despite all that it can't stay on the road on a wet and windy day? I think Mercedes saw you and your wallet coming.
£169k for a car that's so unstable it needs needs electronic devices to control it's traction and even to check the **** tyre pressures (it costs me 40p a week!), and despite all that it can't stay on the road on a wet and windy day? I think Mercedes saw you and your wallet coming. RichardCoughlan
  • Score: 17

9:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

lifeisabreeze says...

This also happened to a relatives Mercedes when he took it to the same dealership, luckily his was repairable after a mechanic took it out to race it.
This also happened to a relatives Mercedes when he took it to the same dealership, luckily his was repairable after a mechanic took it out to race it. lifeisabreeze
  • Score: 20

9:50am Wed 26 Feb 14

iseestupidpeople says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
mightyturbo wrote:
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
or up to £60k plus for a good one.
'Up to £60k plus'?

So is it up to £60k or over?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.[/p][/quote]or up to £60k plus for a good one.[/p][/quote]'Up to £60k plus'? So is it up to £60k or over? iseestupidpeople
  • Score: 1

9:50am Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

nickynoodah wrote:
djd wrote:
The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted.
This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
to give you sumfink to George about
Sumfink...what does that mean or what language is it ?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???[/p][/quote]to give you sumfink to George about[/p][/quote]Sumfink...what does that mean or what language is it ? BH1 loyal
  • Score: 12

9:54am Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 11

9:54am Wed 26 Feb 14

uponthevoid says...

Surely the power of the car is irrelevant so long as it's been driven with proper care appropriate to the weather conditions.
Surely the power of the car is irrelevant so long as it's been driven with proper care appropriate to the weather conditions. uponthevoid
  • Score: 13

9:54am Wed 26 Feb 14

Valerie W. says...

hooplaa wrote:
How is this NON STORY making the news?! Total rubbish if the car was an everyday car worth £1500 it wouldn't have got a mention! Good work chief reporter!
Someone high-placed at the Echo has shares in Mr. Guest's antique print business, that's my guess. What other reason could there be?
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: How is this NON STORY making the news?! Total rubbish if the car was an everyday car worth £1500 it wouldn't have got a mention! Good work chief reporter![/p][/quote]Someone high-placed at the Echo has shares in Mr. Guest's antique print business, that's my guess. What other reason could there be? Valerie W.
  • Score: 5

9:55am Wed 26 Feb 14

nothingtofear says...

southborne25 wrote:
Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below

http://mbworld.org/f

orums/cl55-amg-cl65-

amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2

16/98920-difference-

tires-sl65-cl65.html



high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed

presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated
'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'.

You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.
[quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below http://mbworld.org/f orums/cl55-amg-cl65- amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2 16/98920-difference- tires-sl65-cl65.html high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated[/p][/quote]'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'. You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting. nothingtofear
  • Score: 2

9:55am Wed 26 Feb 14

mightyturbo says...

suzigirl wrote:
Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
Do you own and love motorcycles by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]Do you own and love motorcycles by any chance? mightyturbo
  • Score: 4

10:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

Buzetti says...

http://www.ebay.co.u
k/itm/Mercedes-Benz-
SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R
oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa
n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5
4-/251424195921?pt=A
utomobiles_UK&hash=i
tem3a8a0cc551

£39.5k

Not worth a penny more!
http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&hash=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more! Buzetti
  • Score: 2

10:06am Wed 26 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

Buzetti wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.u

k/itm/Mercedes-Benz-

SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R

oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa

n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5

4-/251424195921?pt=A

utomobiles_UK&ha
sh=i
tem3a8a0cc551

£39.5k

Not worth a penny more!
http://www.preloved.
co.uk/adverts/show/6
06771212/mercedes-be
nz-sl-class-sl-55-am
g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c
onvertible.html

2003 plate and priced at £60k.

A newer one...

http://www.tomhartle
y.com/usedcar/MERCED
ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid
lands-Derbyshire/151
94846

2009 £235,000!
[quote][p][bold]Buzetti[/bold] wrote: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&ha sh=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more![/p][/quote]http://www.preloved. co.uk/adverts/show/6 06771212/mercedes-be nz-sl-class-sl-55-am g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c onvertible.html 2003 plate and priced at £60k. A newer one... http://www.tomhartle y.com/usedcar/MERCED ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid lands-Derbyshire/151 94846 2009 £235,000! scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

10:10am Wed 26 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

iseestupidpeople wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
mightyturbo wrote:
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
or up to £60k plus for a good one.
'Up to £60k plus'?

So is it up to £60k or over?
I'm sorry.

Just for you:

Up to £60k or thereabouts.
[quote][p][bold]iseestupidpeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.[/p][/quote]or up to £60k plus for a good one.[/p][/quote]'Up to £60k plus'? So is it up to £60k or over?[/p][/quote]I'm sorry. Just for you: Up to £60k or thereabouts. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 6

10:14am Wed 26 Feb 14

mightyturbo says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Buzetti wrote: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&ha sh=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more!
http://www.preloved. co.uk/adverts/show/6 06771212/mercedes-be nz-sl-class-sl-55-am g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c onvertible.html 2003 plate and priced at £60k. A newer one... http://www.tomhartle y.com/usedcar/MERCED ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid lands-Derbyshire/151 94846 2009 £235,000!
2009..............to
tally different car. Good one.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzetti[/bold] wrote: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&ha sh=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more![/p][/quote]http://www.preloved. co.uk/adverts/show/6 06771212/mercedes-be nz-sl-class-sl-55-am g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c onvertible.html 2003 plate and priced at £60k. A newer one... http://www.tomhartle y.com/usedcar/MERCED ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid lands-Derbyshire/151 94846 2009 £235,000![/p][/quote]2009..............to tally different car. Good one. mightyturbo
  • Score: 3

10:18am Wed 26 Feb 14

madras says...

Sounds to me as though he is well shot of it - problem aquaplaning, traction control not working and tyre pressure problems - what a crock of ****!
Sounds to me as though he is well shot of it - problem aquaplaning, traction control not working and tyre pressure problems - what a crock of ****! madras
  • Score: 5

10:18am Wed 26 Feb 14

1221cch says...

It's kind of funny that they were driving normally only the other day I saw a younge chap from Jackson's in a Mercedes Vito people carrier trying to drift it round the fire station roundabout so if there trying to do that in a van what are they doing in cars with like 6 times more power, there been a fare few reports of them being caught by the owners of the cars of them driving like tw**s there a bunch of cowboys.
It's kind of funny that they were driving normally only the other day I saw a younge chap from Jackson's in a Mercedes Vito people carrier trying to drift it round the fire station roundabout so if there trying to do that in a van what are they doing in cars with like 6 times more power, there been a fare few reports of them being caught by the owners of the cars of them driving like tw**s there a bunch of cowboys. 1221cch
  • Score: 20

10:21am Wed 26 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

Pixelhaus wrote:
one of a kind? not really if it was one of 90.
Not if the other 89 were the same colour, which they weren't. If it is the only pearlescent blue SL65 out of 90, that make it one (only) of a kind (SL65). Fairly simple logic. Of course, if someone else in the world had that paint specified, then of course it isn't one of a kind....
[quote][p][bold]Pixelhaus[/bold] wrote: one of a kind? not really if it was one of 90.[/p][/quote]Not if the other 89 were the same colour, which they weren't. If it is the only pearlescent blue SL65 out of 90, that make it one (only) of a kind (SL65). Fairly simple logic. Of course, if someone else in the world had that paint specified, then of course it isn't one of a kind.... speedy231278
  • Score: 5

10:23am Wed 26 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

The insurer will doubtless ignore the actual value of the vehicle, and offer an amount not even sufficient to buy a replacement. He'll probably get just about enough money to buy an A Class if he's lucky....
The insurer will doubtless ignore the actual value of the vehicle, and offer an amount not even sufficient to buy a replacement. He'll probably get just about enough money to buy an A Class if he's lucky.... speedy231278
  • Score: 7

10:24am Wed 26 Feb 14

southborne25 says...

nothingtofear wrote:
southborne25 wrote:
Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below

http://mbworld.org/f


orums/cl55-amg-cl65-


amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2


16/98920-difference-


tires-sl65-cl65.html




high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed

presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated
'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'.

You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.
Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc .
The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested
The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below http://mbworld.org/f orums/cl55-amg-cl65- amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2 16/98920-difference- tires-sl65-cl65.html high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated[/p][/quote]'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'. You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.[/p][/quote]Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc . The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations southborne25
  • Score: 1

10:30am Wed 26 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

mightyturbo wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Buzetti wrote: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&ha sh=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more!
http://www.preloved. co.uk/adverts/show/6 06771212/mercedes-be nz-sl-class-sl-55-am g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c onvertible.html 2003 plate and priced at £60k. A newer one... http://www.tomhartle y.com/usedcar/MERCED ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid lands-Derbyshire/151 94846 2009 £235,000!
2009..............to

tally different car. Good one.
Ignore the 2003 model I quoted totally pointless. Good one.

I put the 2009 to show the depreciation and give a better understanding as to what these cars can cost and what he may have paid for his.

(oh and not totally different cars, they are both SL65s, just different marks)
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzetti[/bold] wrote: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Mercedes-Benz- SL-Class-SL-65-Amg-R oadster-HUGE-SPEC-Pa n-Roof-PETROL-2004-5 4-/251424195921?pt=A utomobiles_UK&ha sh=i tem3a8a0cc551 £39.5k Not worth a penny more![/p][/quote]http://www.preloved. co.uk/adverts/show/6 06771212/mercedes-be nz-sl-class-sl-55-am g-517-2dr-tip-auto-c onvertible.html 2003 plate and priced at £60k. A newer one... http://www.tomhartle y.com/usedcar/MERCED ES-BENZ/SL65_AMG/Mid lands-Derbyshire/151 94846 2009 £235,000![/p][/quote]2009..............to tally different car. Good one.[/p][/quote]Ignore the 2003 model I quoted totally pointless. Good one. I put the 2009 to show the depreciation and give a better understanding as to what these cars can cost and what he may have paid for his. (oh and not totally different cars, they are both SL65s, just different marks) scrumpyjack
  • Score: -3

10:35am Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

mightyturbo wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
Do you own and love motorcycles by any chance?
Are you a drifter by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]Do you own and love motorcycles by any chance?[/p][/quote]Are you a drifter by any chance? suzigirl
  • Score: -12

10:38am Wed 26 Feb 14

tim m says...

suzigirl wrote:
Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more. tim m
  • Score: 14

10:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves......... suzigirl
  • Score: -20

11:00am Wed 26 Feb 14

Somnambulist says...

To all the people talking about how he should have had a special agreement with his insurer: he probably did, but that won't matter. It's drivers that are insured, not cars. He wasn't driving; therefore, his insurance wouldn't cover it (unless he had an "any licenced driver" policy and, even then, that might not apply to this circumstance). It's the garage's insurance that would deal with this.
To all the people talking about how he should have had a special agreement with his insurer: he probably did, but that won't matter. It's drivers that are insured, not cars. He wasn't driving; therefore, his insurance wouldn't cover it (unless he had an "any licenced driver" policy and, even then, that might not apply to this circumstance). It's the garage's insurance that would deal with this. Somnambulist
  • Score: 9

11:03am Wed 26 Feb 14

Somnambulist says...

Obviously, fire and theft are excluded from this - basically, if another person is driving your car and it isn't stolen, and you don't have an "any licenced driver" policy, it's not your insurance that covers it.
Obviously, fire and theft are excluded from this - basically, if another person is driving your car and it isn't stolen, and you don't have an "any licenced driver" policy, it's not your insurance that covers it. Somnambulist
  • Score: 5

11:24am Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

tim m wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more.
It depends what you hit when you come off!
[quote][p][bold]tim m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more.[/p][/quote]It depends what you hit when you come off! suzigirl
  • Score: -10

11:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Oh hang on
type this number in ebay
150778847657
its a bargain you know
Oh hang on type this number in ebay 150778847657 its a bargain you know nickynoodah
  • Score: 4

11:40am Wed 26 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

We all know a cars value depriciates the second a car drives of the forecourt the insurance companies will only ever pay the current market value of that car ,it seems the dealer is doing everything in its power to assist both the owner and the insurance we all know what the insurance companies are like so why this is front page news astounds me
We all know a cars value depriciates the second a car drives of the forecourt the insurance companies will only ever pay the current market value of that car ,it seems the dealer is doing everything in its power to assist both the owner and the insurance we all know what the insurance companies are like so why this is front page news astounds me alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

11:55am Wed 26 Feb 14

hadvar says...

What a complete load of fuss over nothing. Looking at the photo, that damage will easily buff out with a litte T-Cut....
What a complete load of fuss over nothing. Looking at the photo, that damage will easily buff out with a litte T-Cut.... hadvar
  • Score: 8

12:08pm Wed 26 Feb 14

big_afcb_fan says...

the car is worth 40-60k at most! no wonder the insurance company are stalling.
the car is worth 40-60k at most! no wonder the insurance company are stalling. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle
In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

hadvar wrote:
What a complete load of fuss over nothing. Looking at the photo, that damage will easily buff out with a litte T-Cut....
I think it might take at least a whole bottle LOL!
[quote][p][bold]hadvar[/bold] wrote: What a complete load of fuss over nothing. Looking at the photo, that damage will easily buff out with a litte T-Cut....[/p][/quote]I think it might take at least a whole bottle LOL! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

12:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bubbles20 says...

djd wrote:
The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted.
This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
because most peoples cars arnt worth £168,000
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???[/p][/quote]because most peoples cars arnt worth £168,000 bubbles20
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Wed 26 Feb 14

PokesdownMark says...

Somnambulist wrote:
Obviously, fire and theft are excluded from this - basically, if another person is driving your car and it isn't stolen, and you don't have an "any licenced driver" policy, it's not your insurance that covers it.
That is usually true. However there are circumstances where a car owners insurer will pay third party claims. If friend of driver borrows his car, drives it while uninsured and crashes into a parked car then the owner of the parked car can claim against the owners policy. There is a legal term that I can't recall.... something about cover of last resort? But it is rarely used. Most claims handlers won't get this right until the legal teams get talking. And this situation with the dealer is different of course.
[quote][p][bold]Somnambulist[/bold] wrote: Obviously, fire and theft are excluded from this - basically, if another person is driving your car and it isn't stolen, and you don't have an "any licenced driver" policy, it's not your insurance that covers it.[/p][/quote]That is usually true. However there are circumstances where a car owners insurer will pay third party claims. If friend of driver borrows his car, drives it while uninsured and crashes into a parked car then the owner of the parked car can claim against the owners policy. There is a legal term that I can't recall.... something about cover of last resort? But it is rarely used. Most claims handlers won't get this right until the legal teams get talking. And this situation with the dealer is different of course. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

suzigirl wrote:
Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
So what?

If the guy thinks the insurance company are going to pay him back £168k then he's dreaming, they'll give him market value for what it would cost to replace with the same year/model/condition
, the fact his was in a rare blue is immaterial unless he notified them of its rarity and had an agreed value in place?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]So what? If the guy thinks the insurance company are going to pay him back £168k then he's dreaming, they'll give him market value for what it would cost to replace with the same year/model/condition , the fact his was in a rare blue is immaterial unless he notified them of its rarity and had an agreed value in place? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 4

12:34pm Wed 26 Feb 14

PokesdownMark says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
the car is worth 40-60k at most! no wonder the insurance company are stalling.
yes you are right but the range of values for this type of vehicle is wide enough for there to be a bit of to and fro.
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: the car is worth 40-60k at most! no wonder the insurance company are stalling.[/p][/quote]yes you are right but the range of values for this type of vehicle is wide enough for there to be a bit of to and fro. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

martin1512 says...

The problem with a situation like is is that the Mecedes in question, would have been driven under the garage's motor trade insurance, rather than the owners insurance policy. This means that there will be no agreed valuation in place and the garage will try to get away with only paying out the trade price of the car, which will be a lot less than it will cost to replace the vehicle with one of a similar age & specification.
The problem with a situation like is is that the Mecedes in question, would have been driven under the garage's motor trade insurance, rather than the owners insurance policy. This means that there will be no agreed valuation in place and the garage will try to get away with only paying out the trade price of the car, which will be a lot less than it will cost to replace the vehicle with one of a similar age & specification. martin1512
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton? BH1 loyal
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

Has anyone pointed out the main difference between bikes and a car?

Have an incident like that on a bike and heaven help you. In that car the driver walked away.

There are four SL65s for sale on Autotrader priced between £30,000 and £40,000.
Has anyone pointed out the main difference between bikes and a car? Have an incident like that on a bike and heaven help you. In that car the driver walked away. There are four SL65s for sale on Autotrader priced between £30,000 and £40,000. Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 4

1:39pm Wed 26 Feb 14

PokesdownMark says...

Nowhere does it say that the owner is claiming £168k. It says £168k was the price WHEN NEW. Presumably list price? who knows?

The current value is subject to a wide range depending on many factors. So is subject to negotiation. All fairly typical for a car like this.
Nowhere does it say that the owner is claiming £168k. It says £168k was the price WHEN NEW. Presumably list price? who knows? The current value is subject to a wide range depending on many factors. So is subject to negotiation. All fairly typical for a car like this. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 3

1:54pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

I've seen that all chrome Merc a couple of times around Westbourne.
Now that must be one of a kind.
I've seen that all chrome Merc a couple of times around Westbourne. Now that must be one of a kind. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Wed 26 Feb 14

drazik666 says...

Andrew Isaac wrote:
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired
Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000.
If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed.
The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :([/p][/quote]Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000. If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed. The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially. drazik666
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

Perhaps the headline should have read... "Ten year old Mercedes crashed by Mechanic"... wonder if that would have had the same importance for the paper??... not... lol!
Perhaps the headline should have read... "Ten year old Mercedes crashed by Mechanic"... wonder if that would have had the same importance for the paper??... not... lol! the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 4

3:56pm Wed 26 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle
Also happened with the SL55 and SL65 AMG, and I think the SLS. People bought them before taking delivery and sold them on to new owners even before they were built, often at £50K premiums. A BMW MINI is not a Mini, and never will be.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle[/p][/quote]Also happened with the SL55 and SL65 AMG, and I think the SLS. People bought them before taking delivery and sold them on to new owners even before they were built, often at £50K premiums. A BMW MINI is not a Mini, and never will be. speedy231278
  • Score: 5

4:12pm Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along....... suzigirl
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
djd wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
to give you sumfink to George about
Sumfink...what does that mean or what language is it ?
Pot kettle black!
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???[/p][/quote]to give you sumfink to George about[/p][/quote]Sumfink...what does that mean or what language is it ?[/p][/quote]Pot kettle black! suzigirl
  • Score: -2

4:20pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Lightsabre says...

Of course, there is a way of finding out if the car was being driven 'legally and sensibly" and that's to interrogate the ECU - modern cars record recent data such as speed, temperature, revs etc.
Of course, there is a way of finding out if the car was being driven 'legally and sensibly" and that's to interrogate the ECU - modern cars record recent data such as speed, temperature, revs etc. Lightsabre
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom. BH1 loyal
  • Score: -2

4:35pm Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless! suzigirl
  • Score: -4

4:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.[/p][/quote]Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s suzigirl
  • Score: -3

5:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Chris the plumber says...

yawwwwwwnnnnn was quite an interesting debater till the "greasers" got involved as to who can kill themselve the quickest :::::::
yawwwwwwnnnnn was quite an interesting debater till the "greasers" got involved as to who can kill themselve the quickest ::::::: Chris the plumber
  • Score: 6

5:20pm Wed 26 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s
Relevance to the conversation? I believed you hours ago that it was faster, we had moved on from that to your mid life crisis and your looking for acceptance from the motorcycle fraternity.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.[/p][/quote]Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s[/p][/quote]Relevance to the conversation? I believed you hours ago that it was faster, we had moved on from that to your mid life crisis and your looking for acceptance from the motorcycle fraternity. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

suzigirl wrote:
tim m wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more.
It depends what you hit when you come off!
The floor?!?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tim m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]But I fancy the driver's chances of walking away from the car after stuffing it into the woods a lot more.[/p][/quote]It depends what you hit when you come off![/p][/quote]The floor?!? mikeymagic
  • Score: 2

5:37pm Wed 26 Feb 14

jobsworthwatch says...

The owner has obviously got more money than sense.
The owner has obviously got more money than sense. jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Wed 26 Feb 14

SeafaringMan says...

What about the damage to the dealership's No-Claims bonus!
What about the damage to the dealership's No-Claims bonus! SeafaringMan
  • Score: -2

5:59pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Andrew Isaac says...

drazik666 wrote:
Andrew Isaac wrote:
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired
Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000.
If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed.
The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially.
Lol worked hard....dream car.... Are you deluded lol.
[quote][p][bold]drazik666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :([/p][/quote]Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000. If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed. The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially.[/p][/quote]Lol worked hard....dream car.... Are you deluded lol. Andrew Isaac
  • Score: 4

6:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Andrew Isaac says...

Andrew Isaac wrote:
drazik666 wrote:
Andrew Isaac wrote:
No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :(
Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired
Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000.
If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed.
The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially.
Lol worked hard....dream car.... Are you deluded lol.
After full stops you need a capital letter. Glass houses and stones comes to mind my friend :)
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drazik666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew Isaac[/bold] wrote: No car is garanteed for life. Many people in the uk have flooded homes, family members I'll in hospital. This poor man has no car :([/p][/quote]Firstly your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired Secondly its not a matter of who has lost the most. its £168 000. If your house collapsed you would want to be fully recompensed. The man obviously worked hard to earn and buy his dream car so he is right to feel aggrieved its still a dreadful loss emotionally and financially.[/p][/quote]Lol worked hard....dream car.... Are you deluded lol.[/p][/quote]After full stops you need a capital letter. Glass houses and stones comes to mind my friend :) Andrew Isaac
  • Score: -3

8:20pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

martin1512 wrote:
The problem with a situation like is is that the Mecedes in question, would have been driven under the garage's motor trade insurance, rather than the owners insurance policy. This means that there will be no agreed valuation in place and the garage will try to get away with only paying out the trade price of the car, which will be a lot less than it will cost to replace the vehicle with one of a similar age & specification.
Nail on the head ,it should not be the owners insurance in question it's a Mercedes issue the car was on a test drive by a member of Mercedes staff therefore it is down to Mercedes insurance to sort this issue out ,
[quote][p][bold]martin1512[/bold] wrote: The problem with a situation like is is that the Mecedes in question, would have been driven under the garage's motor trade insurance, rather than the owners insurance policy. This means that there will be no agreed valuation in place and the garage will try to get away with only paying out the trade price of the car, which will be a lot less than it will cost to replace the vehicle with one of a similar age & specification.[/p][/quote]Nail on the head ,it should not be the owners insurance in question it's a Mercedes issue the car was on a test drive by a member of Mercedes staff therefore it is down to Mercedes insurance to sort this issue out , alasdair1967
  • Score: 3

8:23pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle
Also happened with the SL55 and SL65 AMG, and I think the SLS. People bought them before taking delivery and sold them on to new owners even before they were built, often at £50K premiums. A BMW MINI is not a Mini, and never will be.
That's why I said hate calling them a mini :-)
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: In recent history there is only one make of car that actually went up in value hate calling it a mini because it's not a true mini,however when first released demand far outstripped availability the second hand price exceeded the new price and people where prepared to pay rather than await delivery of a new vehicle[/p][/quote]Also happened with the SL55 and SL65 AMG, and I think the SLS. People bought them before taking delivery and sold them on to new owners even before they were built, often at £50K premiums. A BMW MINI is not a Mini, and never will be.[/p][/quote]That's why I said hate calling them a mini :-) alasdair1967
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s
Only production car that will match the Kawasaki zzr 1400 0-60 is the aerial atom v8 with exactly the same time
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.[/p][/quote]Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s[/p][/quote]Only production car that will match the Kawasaki zzr 1400 0-60 is the aerial atom v8 with exactly the same time alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

9:37pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hopefully everyone who is having a dig at this man for owning a car which cost him a fair packet loses something they value highly and paid a lot of money for. Typical selfish behaviour.
Hopefully everyone who is having a dig at this man for owning a car which cost him a fair packet loses something they value highly and paid a lot of money for. Typical selfish behaviour. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 4

10:17pm Wed 26 Feb 14

nothingtofear says...

southborne25 wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
southborne25 wrote:
Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below

http://mbworld.org/f



orums/cl55-amg-cl65-



amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2



16/98920-difference-



tires-sl65-cl65.html





high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed

presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated
'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'.

You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.
Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc .
The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested
The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations
I think that you have wilfully misunderstood my point. The article is about a car that was damaged by the dealership and the struggles that the car owner is experiencing in getting recompensed and overrall, the article is interesting but the facts that you quoted re the bhp and 0/60 is about interesting as watching paint dry. You must be a barrel of laughs down the pub.
[quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below http://mbworld.org/f orums/cl55-amg-cl65- amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2 16/98920-difference- tires-sl65-cl65.html high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated[/p][/quote]'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'. You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.[/p][/quote]Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc . The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations[/p][/quote]I think that you have wilfully misunderstood my point. The article is about a car that was damaged by the dealership and the struggles that the car owner is experiencing in getting recompensed and overrall, the article is interesting but the facts that you quoted re the bhp and 0/60 is about interesting as watching paint dry. You must be a barrel of laughs down the pub. nothingtofear
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

nothingtofear wrote:
southborne25 wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
southborne25 wrote:
Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below

http://mbworld.org/f




orums/cl55-amg-cl65-




amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2




16/98920-difference-




tires-sl65-cl65.html






high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed

presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated
'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'.

You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.
Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc .
The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested
The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations
I think that you have wilfully misunderstood my point. The article is about a car that was damaged by the dealership and the struggles that the car owner is experiencing in getting recompensed and overrall, the article is interesting but the facts that you quoted re the bhp and 0/60 is about interesting as watching paint dry. You must be a barrel of laughs down the pub.
My post is longest!
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below http://mbworld.org/f orums/cl55-amg-cl65- amg-cl63-amg-w215-w2 16/98920-difference- tires-sl65-cl65.html high performance car/wet conditions /test drive -lets be happy no one was seriously injured or killed presumably there were people who witnessed both before the car /conditions etc crashed and that the police investigated[/p][/quote]'Interesting that this car has 612bhp and 0/60 in 3.9 secs and the interesting posts on various websites as below'. You have a strange view of what constitutes interesting.[/p][/quote]Interesting -well if you read the article you must be interested or you would not read it .What comes from the bit of research is the high performance of this car and reliance on computerised control etc.Most accidents are attributable to weather conditions ,driver error , problems with the car or the local environment ie road condition etc . The post referred to highlight issues to the car model for those who maybe interested The owner may be advised to look at the Financial ombudsman cases on their website on car insurance valuations[/p][/quote]I think that you have wilfully misunderstood my point. The article is about a car that was damaged by the dealership and the struggles that the car owner is experiencing in getting recompensed and overrall, the article is interesting but the facts that you quoted re the bhp and 0/60 is about interesting as watching paint dry. You must be a barrel of laughs down the pub.[/p][/quote]My post is longest! Yankee1
  • Score: -1

1:06am Thu 27 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Very Old Man wrote:
Thank goodness nobody was seriously injured. That's the main thing.
Did you really bother registering for that tripe?
.
No it's not the main thing!
.
As Pawnstrar says their friends data says their car was driven at over 100mph on a test drive with this company
.
You've obviously leant nothing in your old age if you think it's ok just because nobody got hurt THIS TIME especially when it's evident this firm is full of JOYRIDERS putting the rest of us in danger every time.
[quote][p][bold]Very Old Man[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness nobody was seriously injured. That's the main thing.[/p][/quote]Did you really bother registering for that tripe? . No it's not the main thing! . As Pawnstrar says their friends data says their car was driven at over 100mph on a test drive with this company . You've obviously leant nothing in your old age if you think it's ok just because nobody got hurt THIS TIME especially when it's evident this firm is full of JOYRIDERS putting the rest of us in danger every time. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 2

7:49am Thu 27 Feb 14

winton50 says...

At this point can I make a badly spelled and grammatically incorrect posting with only a tenuous link to the story please?

I'll be inserting my own hobby horse, probably asylum seekers/illegal immigrants and making a sly dig at brown paper envelopes handed to the council

i won't be using many commas or full stops and MAY AT SOME POINT BEGIN SHOUTING VERY LOUDLY LIKE NIGEL FARAGE whilst i work out how to get into the post that it's all the fault of cyclists they don't have insurance or pay tax you know and then insult some of my fellow posters before claiming that i really do have a life even though my post count on the daily echo website is in the tens of thousands and i comment on every story within seconds of it appearing

I'll probably ignore salient facts in the story because they don't fit my personal narrative and will jump to conclusions combined with making massive generalisations to give me the basis for a great rant.

Finally I'll continue an argument I was having with another poster in the comments section of another unrelated article that will bore all the other contributors to death.

Righto - that's got that out of the way I can go out now and do some things in the real world. You should try it once in a while.
At this point can I make a badly spelled and grammatically incorrect posting with only a tenuous link to the story please? I'll be inserting my own hobby horse, probably asylum seekers/illegal immigrants and making a sly dig at brown paper envelopes handed to the council i won't be using many commas or full stops and MAY AT SOME POINT BEGIN SHOUTING VERY LOUDLY LIKE NIGEL FARAGE whilst i work out how to get into the post that it's all the fault of cyclists they don't have insurance or pay tax you know and then insult some of my fellow posters before claiming that i really do have a life even though my post count on the daily echo website is in the tens of thousands and i comment on every story within seconds of it appearing I'll probably ignore salient facts in the story because they don't fit my personal narrative and will jump to conclusions combined with making massive generalisations to give me the basis for a great rant. Finally I'll continue an argument I was having with another poster in the comments section of another unrelated article that will bore all the other contributors to death. Righto - that's got that out of the way I can go out now and do some things in the real world. You should try it once in a while. winton50
  • Score: 17

8:52am Thu 27 Feb 14

spooki says...

In another paper they said he'd had the car painted for £25,000! Still the question stands - how did this happen if was being driven "legally and sensibly"? I drove that way yesterday in my 13 yr old car and made it home safely.
In another paper they said he'd had the car painted for £25,000! Still the question stands - how did this happen if was being driven "legally and sensibly"? I drove that way yesterday in my 13 yr old car and made it home safely. spooki
  • Score: 0

8:56am Thu 27 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s
Relevance to the conversation? I believed you hours ago that it was faster, we had moved on from that to your mid life crisis and your looking for acceptance from the motorcycle fraternity.
Do you know what I am fed up justifying myself to a little petulant boy - now go away and play........
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.[/p][/quote]Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s[/p][/quote]Relevance to the conversation? I believed you hours ago that it was faster, we had moved on from that to your mid life crisis and your looking for acceptance from the motorcycle fraternity.[/p][/quote]Do you know what I am fed up justifying myself to a little petulant boy - now go away and play........ suzigirl
  • Score: -9

9:00am Thu 27 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?
"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......
Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.
"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless!
Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.
Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s
Only production car that will match the Kawasaki zzr 1400 0-60 is the aerial atom v8 with exactly the same time
Had to Google that - lovely jubbly LOL! I still like the Nissan Skylines.......
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]Stating an irrelevant fact, is to me either attention seeking or trying to impress people, you definatly ride things alright weather it's motorbikes I'm not sure,Nissan Micra is that the banter in the circle of the men you're currently obsessed with, what next mountaineering? Badminton?[/p][/quote]"definitely" "whether" oh dear bless - trying to be clever and you can't even spell properly - can I hear somebody calling you for your afternoon medicine - now be a good boy and run (or shuffle) along.......[/p][/quote]Shuffle I'm 28 'love' however enjoy youre mid life crisis motorcyclling but be careful while going 170mph wont you vroom vroom.[/p][/quote]"motorcycling" "you're" "won't" Have you ever considered grammar lessons? - just a thought........ or maybe mummy won't let you out on your own - bless![/p][/quote]Bless haha your last 3 comments have been about grammar, but none of this takes away from your ridiculous comment naming the exact model of a motorbike that no one cares about, I can just picture you squeezing into your full leathers to impress the lads for your Sunday morning jaunt.....bless you.[/p][/quote]Kawasaki ZZR1400 (standard) 0-60 2.3 seconds. Mercedes SL65 0-60 3.6 seconds............ s[/p][/quote]Only production car that will match the Kawasaki zzr 1400 0-60 is the aerial atom v8 with exactly the same time[/p][/quote]Had to Google that - lovely jubbly LOL! I still like the Nissan Skylines....... suzigirl
  • Score: -5

10:29am Thu 27 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

There's plenty of commenters on here perfectly capable of going from 0 to full bore in under 3 posts.
There's plenty of commenters on here perfectly capable of going from 0 to full bore in under 3 posts. Franks Tank
  • Score: 10

12:01pm Thu 27 Feb 14

neilf2006 says...

Car damaged, big news ! Could only be the Echo !!!
Car damaged, big news ! Could only be the Echo !!! neilf2006
  • Score: 3

2:50pm Thu 27 Feb 14

MMM444 says...

Good news is the Air Bag Works
Good news is the Air Bag Works MMM444
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Sat 1 Mar 14

jams11 says...

People losing sight of the real issue here. It could be a ford fiesta for all i care but the fact remains that sundown decided they would take another mans car for a spin in the middle of a flood alert! they trashed the car and cannot replace it. Yes, there will always be bigger issues going on in the world - those of you who come on here to point that out - really you are ones who should be doing something about those issues. Sandown have destroyed somones else's property and from what i gather, they haven't even said sorry! The man wouldn't be so angry if they are willing to replace it or were acting apologetically. Obviously, there is more to this than we have read. I can imagine Sandown taking their usual arrogant approach to this - whilst the driver received no sanctions. You hand over your car to a dealership....you trust them. yes accidents happen but you must do what you can to rectify and doesn't look like they are. He should sue them for negligence. tuts what this is. The driver thought he would be just fine driving oh so "sensibly" down a dual carriageway whilst the other side was being flooded....he didn't care...it was someone else's car!
People losing sight of the real issue here. It could be a ford fiesta for all i care but the fact remains that sundown decided they would take another mans car for a spin in the middle of a flood alert! they trashed the car and cannot replace it. Yes, there will always be bigger issues going on in the world - those of you who come on here to point that out - really you are ones who should be doing something about those issues. Sandown have destroyed somones else's property and from what i gather, they haven't even said sorry! The man wouldn't be so angry if they are willing to replace it or were acting apologetically. Obviously, there is more to this than we have read. I can imagine Sandown taking their usual arrogant approach to this - whilst the driver received no sanctions. You hand over your car to a dealership....you trust them. yes accidents happen but you must do what you can to rectify and doesn't look like they are. He should sue them for negligence. tuts what this is. The driver thought he would be just fine driving oh so "sensibly" down a dual carriageway whilst the other side was being flooded....he didn't care...it was someone else's car! jams11
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Sat 1 Mar 14

MMM444 says...

jams11 wrote:
People losing sight of the real issue here. It could be a ford fiesta for all i care but the fact remains that sundown decided they would take another mans car for a spin in the middle of a flood alert! they trashed the car and cannot replace it. Yes, there will always be bigger issues going on in the world - those of you who come on here to point that out - really you are ones who should be doing something about those issues. Sandown have destroyed somones else's property and from what i gather, they haven't even said sorry! The man wouldn't be so angry if they are willing to replace it or were acting apologetically. Obviously, there is more to this than we have read. I can imagine Sandown taking their usual arrogant approach to this - whilst the driver received no sanctions. You hand over your car to a dealership....you trust them. yes accidents happen but you must do what you can to rectify and doesn't look like they are. He should sue them for negligence. tuts what this is. The driver thought he would be just fine driving oh so "sensibly" down a dual carriageway whilst the other side was being flooded....he didn't care...it was someone else's car!
lol
[quote][p][bold]jams11[/bold] wrote: People losing sight of the real issue here. It could be a ford fiesta for all i care but the fact remains that sundown decided they would take another mans car for a spin in the middle of a flood alert! they trashed the car and cannot replace it. Yes, there will always be bigger issues going on in the world - those of you who come on here to point that out - really you are ones who should be doing something about those issues. Sandown have destroyed somones else's property and from what i gather, they haven't even said sorry! The man wouldn't be so angry if they are willing to replace it or were acting apologetically. Obviously, there is more to this than we have read. I can imagine Sandown taking their usual arrogant approach to this - whilst the driver received no sanctions. You hand over your car to a dealership....you trust them. yes accidents happen but you must do what you can to rectify and doesn't look like they are. He should sue them for negligence. tuts what this is. The driver thought he would be just fine driving oh so "sensibly" down a dual carriageway whilst the other side was being flooded....he didn't care...it was someone else's car![/p][/quote]lol MMM444
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Sat 1 Mar 14

mightyturbo says...

suzigirl wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400!
No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.
I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........
A fact no one asked for and I dare say, no one cares about. I also noticed how you said, "I ride a sports bike and have no interest in tractors", yet you're commenting on a Car related article? Interesting.

No drifting here, I just drive a sports car which, in the right hands, will potentially be quicker round a track than most crouch rockets.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Whoops! Still not quicker than a Kawasaki ZZR1400![/p][/quote]No just worth about 20 times more and a lot "cooler" you're motorbike input Didn't impress anybody now get back down Poole quay on biker night and look for a new hells angel to whisk you off youre little motorbike loving feet.[/p][/quote]I am not trying to impress anybody just stating a fact. So the Mercedes is worth £280,000! Your maths is as bad as your grammar mate! I RIDE a sports bike and have no interest in tractors. Now go off and have a nice little run out in your Nissan Micra like a good boy and don't forget your hat and driving gloves.........[/p][/quote]A fact no one asked for and I dare say, no one cares about. I also noticed how you said, "I ride a sports bike and have no interest in tractors", yet you're commenting on a Car related article? Interesting. No drifting here, I just drive a sports car which, in the right hands, will potentially be quicker round a track than most crouch rockets. mightyturbo
  • Score: 5

11:21am Sun 2 Mar 14

jpwf says...

djd wrote:
The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted.
This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???
Because The Echo (in common with most newspapers) likes to sensationalise everything. While I have the utmost sympathy with the owner - no-one expects a reputable garage to write-off their car. What's the point in over sensationalising the car itself - it was after all a 10 year old car worth a small fraction of what it cost new. there maybe only 90 in the country but you can buy at least one of those others for £34K - maybe not the same colour…..but thats about the extent of how special it is.
The point here is the potential recklessness of the driver - a car driven 'legally and sensibly' does not end up in the condition this one did, when no other car is involved. Methinks 'joyride' should be transposed for 'test-drive'!
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The dealership is sorting the problem. He has a courtesy car whilst it is being sorted. This is an everyday problem for some unfortunate people, why does it make Echo headlines???[/p][/quote]Because The Echo (in common with most newspapers) likes to sensationalise everything. While I have the utmost sympathy with the owner - no-one expects a reputable garage to write-off their car. What's the point in over sensationalising the car itself - it was after all a 10 year old car worth a small fraction of what it cost new. there maybe only 90 in the country but you can buy at least one of those others for £34K - maybe not the same colour…..but thats about the extent of how special it is. The point here is the potential recklessness of the driver - a car driven 'legally and sensibly' does not end up in the condition this one did, when no other car is involved. Methinks 'joyride' should be transposed for 'test-drive'! jpwf
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Gillian1961 says...

iseestupidpeople wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
mightyturbo wrote:
This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no.

Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.
or up to £60k plus for a good one.
'Up to £60k plus'?

So is it up to £60k or over?
Same thing happen to a hand made brand new MORGAN car for Malvern some customer took the car out for a test drive on is own because the company knew him and he wrote the car off.
[quote][p][bold]iseestupidpeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: This car was never priced at 168k and production ran from 2004 to 2008. "one of a kind" is a little extreme. Lamborghini Veneno, one of a kind? Yes. SL65.......no. Luckily, a secondhand one can be purchased for a mere £34k.[/p][/quote]or up to £60k plus for a good one.[/p][/quote]'Up to £60k plus'? So is it up to £60k or over?[/p][/quote]Same thing happen to a hand made brand new MORGAN car for Malvern some customer took the car out for a test drive on is own because the company knew him and he wrote the car off. Gillian1961
  • Score: 0

8:28am Wed 12 Mar 14

mythoughts! says...

Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.
Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish. mythoughts!
  • Score: 0

8:40am Wed 12 Mar 14

MMM444 says...

mythoughts! wrote:
Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.
And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh
[quote][p][bold]mythoughts![/bold] wrote: Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.[/p][/quote]And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh MMM444
  • Score: 0

9:57am Wed 12 Mar 14

mythoughts! says...

MMM444 wrote:
mythoughts! wrote:
Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.
And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh
I rest my case
[quote][p][bold]MMM444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mythoughts![/bold] wrote: Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.[/p][/quote]And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh[/p][/quote]I rest my case mythoughts!
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Wed 12 Mar 14

MMM444 says...

mythoughts! wrote:
MMM444 wrote:
mythoughts! wrote:
Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.
And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh
I rest my case
Rest your brain, it's in the case
[quote][p][bold]mythoughts![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MMM444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mythoughts![/bold] wrote: Some peoples comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, you guys must have better things to do rather than writing such rubbish.[/p][/quote]And then you turn up with nothing better to do and post that tosh[/p][/quote]I rest my case[/p][/quote]Rest your brain, it's in the case MMM444
  • Score: 0

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