£20,000 new car damaged during vandalism in Southbourne

ANGRY: Andrea Morris with her Audi S5 which suffered £5,400-worth of damage

ANGRY: Andrea Morris with her Audi S5 which suffered £5,400-worth of damage

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A CHERISHED £20,000 Audi was among vehicles severely damaged by vandals in a Southbourne street in the middle of the night.

Andrea Morris and partner Shane Gray were alerted by a neighbour to their damaged vehicle at around midnight on Thurs-day.

The couple had saved up to buy the special sports version of the Audi S5 which is now likely to cost more than £5,000 to repair.

“We only had it about six weeks,” said Andrea, 24.

“Now it’s dented on the bonnet and the whole of the roof has caved in.”

A van parked nearby was also believed to have been bounced on, plants were pulled from neighbours’ gardens and cars damaged further down Seafield Road in Bournemouth.

“I’m really angry,” said Andrea, who works for the Hertz car rental company.

“Someone has just come here and damaged other people’s belongings.”

The 2008 blue high-performance Audi was parked on the road outside the couple’s home and a neighbour saw what was going on and knocked on their door as well as calling the police.

By the time they got up and went downstairs, the police had arrived.

A 17-year-old youth was later arrested.

Shane, 26, who has his own business tinting vehicle windows, and Andrea both worked hard to save money to buy their dream car.

“To spend so much money, having saved up, and for one person to come along and ruin it for you, that’s the heart-wrenching thing,” said Andrea.

“If you spend that amount of money on a car, it’s going to have to be repaired one way or another,” she added.

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6:12am Mon 14 Apr 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough?

The story should focus on the idiots who did this.
Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough? The story should focus on the idiots who did this. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 98

7:29am Mon 14 Apr 14

High Treason says...

And the point of this "news article" is; Not to show us photos of the damage done to the car but to give the owner an opportunity to do a " I wanna be a model pose and appear in the Echo.
And the point of this "news article" is; Not to show us photos of the damage done to the car but to give the owner an opportunity to do a " I wanna be a model pose and appear in the Echo. High Treason
  • Score: 71

7:47am Mon 14 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like! roguetrader666
  • Score: -80

8:04am Mon 14 Apr 14

ProudVegan says...

I've briefly met this couple being a customer a few years back- and in conversation have heard first hand how hard these guys have worked to get where they are and for the business to get off the ground. Since then recommending friends and the chap being able to offer new services it seems the business he's created has gone from strength to strength- good on you guys for your hard work such a shame some heartless thug has ruined what must have been a hard job to save for- for those of you who seem to poo poo their hard work (obviously through jealousy) how nice it is to read of a young couple who actually work their backsides off to get their dreams than be a pair of lay abouts expecting handouts like we often read about on here!
I've briefly met this couple being a customer a few years back- and in conversation have heard first hand how hard these guys have worked to get where they are and for the business to get off the ground. Since then recommending friends and the chap being able to offer new services it seems the business he's created has gone from strength to strength- good on you guys for your hard work such a shame some heartless thug has ruined what must have been a hard job to save for- for those of you who seem to poo poo their hard work (obviously through jealousy) how nice it is to read of a young couple who actually work their backsides off to get their dreams than be a pair of lay abouts expecting handouts like we often read about on here! ProudVegan
  • Score: 139

8:11am Mon 14 Apr 14

Bwfc23 says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
Jealous??? People do actually save up for things... Not everybody is stupid enough to rely on credit for everything! If i want something i save up for it until i can afford to pay for it.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]Jealous??? People do actually save up for things... Not everybody is stupid enough to rely on credit for everything! If i want something i save up for it until i can afford to pay for it. Bwfc23
  • Score: 107

8:16am Mon 14 Apr 14

djd says...

Some horrible, jealousy motivated comments today.
This couple have worked hard ( and I know the owner of the van has as well). Why shouldn't they own an expensive car if they can?
And why should some idiot come along and damage their car and the van?
Not a single post of condemnation for the so called people who carried out this senseless damage.
Some horrible, jealousy motivated comments today. This couple have worked hard ( and I know the owner of the van has as well). Why shouldn't they own an expensive car if they can? And why should some idiot come along and damage their car and the van? Not a single post of condemnation for the so called people who carried out this senseless damage. djd
  • Score: 84

8:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

High Treason says...

ProudVegan wrote:
I've briefly met this couple being a customer a few years back- and in conversation have heard first hand how hard these guys have worked to get where they are and for the business to get off the ground. Since then recommending friends and the chap being able to offer new services it seems the business he's created has gone from strength to strength- good on you guys for your hard work such a shame some heartless thug has ruined what must have been a hard job to save for- for those of you who seem to poo poo their hard work (obviously through jealousy) how nice it is to read of a young couple who actually work their backsides off to get their dreams than be a pair of lay abouts expecting handouts like we often read about on here!
I met Them This Morning For Breakfast.

Nothing to do with how much the car cost, or that a fortune can be made from sticking tinted plastic on windows, or how hard they worked. it is simply bad reporting with a photo which shows no damage done to the car or van but a woman posing with a car. WoW Pictures speak a thousands words so why not photos of the damage instead of a woman posing next to a car.
[quote][p][bold]ProudVegan[/bold] wrote: I've briefly met this couple being a customer a few years back- and in conversation have heard first hand how hard these guys have worked to get where they are and for the business to get off the ground. Since then recommending friends and the chap being able to offer new services it seems the business he's created has gone from strength to strength- good on you guys for your hard work such a shame some heartless thug has ruined what must have been a hard job to save for- for those of you who seem to poo poo their hard work (obviously through jealousy) how nice it is to read of a young couple who actually work their backsides off to get their dreams than be a pair of lay abouts expecting handouts like we often read about on here![/p][/quote]I met Them This Morning For Breakfast. Nothing to do with how much the car cost, or that a fortune can be made from sticking tinted plastic on windows, or how hard they worked. it is simply bad reporting with a photo which shows no damage done to the car or van but a woman posing with a car. WoW Pictures speak a thousands words so why not photos of the damage instead of a woman posing next to a car. High Treason
  • Score: 41

8:42am Mon 14 Apr 14

Townee says...

They were lucky that the yob who did it was caught. 18 cars were damaged in my road a few years ago when idiots scratched the cars, 3 very badly. Then the same type of thing happened a few months after. Police came round and said the chance of finding anyone was very small so that was18 car insurance claims and paying more insurance the next year.
If yobs are caught damaging cars then they should be put to hard work to pay back the cost of repairs.
They were lucky that the yob who did it was caught. 18 cars were damaged in my road a few years ago when idiots scratched the cars, 3 very badly. Then the same type of thing happened a few months after. Police came round and said the chance of finding anyone was very small so that was18 car insurance claims and paying more insurance the next year. If yobs are caught damaging cars then they should be put to hard work to pay back the cost of repairs. Townee
  • Score: 40

8:55am Mon 14 Apr 14

LordLilliput says...

High Treason wrote:
And the point of this "news article" is; Not to show us photos of the damage done to the car but to give the owner an opportunity to do a " I wanna be a model pose and appear in the Echo.
This is 'Award Winning Journalism' you know..

Apparently.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: And the point of this "news article" is; Not to show us photos of the damage done to the car but to give the owner an opportunity to do a " I wanna be a model pose and appear in the Echo.[/p][/quote]This is 'Award Winning Journalism' you know.. Apparently. LordLilliput
  • Score: 20

9:04am Mon 14 Apr 14

Derf says...

Ford Transits start at around £22k, perhaps the Echo should have centred the story on a more valuable vehicle...
Ford Transits start at around £22k, perhaps the Echo should have centred the story on a more valuable vehicle... Derf
  • Score: 22

9:12am Mon 14 Apr 14

sea poole says...

If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife
If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife sea poole
  • Score: 49

9:15am Mon 14 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

If the youth is convicted he may well come to learn about the world of pain called civil recovery. Good luck to him. He may well be paying for his night of madness for many many years to come. Good!
If the youth is convicted he may well come to learn about the world of pain called civil recovery. Good luck to him. He may well be paying for his night of madness for many many years to come. Good! PokesdownMark
  • Score: 37

9:17am Mon 14 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Derf wrote:
Ford Transits start at around £22k, perhaps the Echo should have centred the story on a more valuable vehicle...
List price and current value are two very different things, the new list price for an S5 is £44k

A 17yrs old? It would be nice to think he's got a car of his own, although I doubt that, and the owners of the cars he vandalised should be allowed to go to town on his car!

As for the reporting, agreed, rubbish picture!
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: Ford Transits start at around £22k, perhaps the Echo should have centred the story on a more valuable vehicle...[/p][/quote]List price and current value are two very different things, the new list price for an S5 is £44k A 17yrs old? It would be nice to think he's got a car of his own, although I doubt that, and the owners of the cars he vandalised should be allowed to go to town on his car! As for the reporting, agreed, rubbish picture! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 21

9:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
You're not by any chance 17 and just got out on bail have you?
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]You're not by any chance 17 and just got out on bail have you? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 17

9:30am Mon 14 Apr 14

Snowing1965 says...

It's not news, no! And at the end of the day, this is what we pay insurance for! However, if I had a nice car like that, I would be annoyed and angry. But report it to the Echo?
It's not news, no! And at the end of the day, this is what we pay insurance for! However, if I had a nice car like that, I would be annoyed and angry. But report it to the Echo? Snowing1965
  • Score: -4

9:53am Mon 14 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
What a stupid comment. Say two graduates with good degrees in subjects that'll get them jobs, maybe computer science, and they could easily save money like that. Or people with no qualifications but ideas and know how to use the internet to run a business. Or come to think of it me, from a very poor family but lucky enough to have some brain cells that got me an engineering degree.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. Say two graduates with good degrees in subjects that'll get them jobs, maybe computer science, and they could easily save money like that. Or people with no qualifications but ideas and know how to use the internet to run a business. Or come to think of it me, from a very poor family but lucky enough to have some brain cells that got me an engineering degree. breamoreboy
  • Score: 20

10:11am Mon 14 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

Snowing1965 wrote:
It's not news, no! And at the end of the day, this is what we pay insurance for! However, if I had a nice car like that, I would be annoyed and angry. But report it to the Echo?
Assuming they did. Echo more likely heard from police. Or picked it up from twitter traffic.
It is news. Because if this one incident that whole postcode will have a higher risk rating and will have to pay more for insurance from now on. If I were living there I would want to know why.
[quote][p][bold]Snowing1965[/bold] wrote: It's not news, no! And at the end of the day, this is what we pay insurance for! However, if I had a nice car like that, I would be annoyed and angry. But report it to the Echo?[/p][/quote]Assuming they did. Echo more likely heard from police. Or picked it up from twitter traffic. It is news. Because if this one incident that whole postcode will have a higher risk rating and will have to pay more for insurance from now on. If I were living there I would want to know why. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 13

10:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Nice curves.
Nice curves. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 12

10:29am Mon 14 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough?

The story should focus on the idiots who did this.
Maybe the van driver wasn't so photogenic!!
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough? The story should focus on the idiots who did this.[/p][/quote]Maybe the van driver wasn't so photogenic!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 12

10:35am Mon 14 Apr 14

High Treason says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Nice curves.
I agree Audi have some very good designers and always manage to get the curves in just the right place to give their cars that tantalising look. If only they could design women then my trip to the supermarket would be a pleasure.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Nice curves.[/p][/quote]I agree Audi have some very good designers and always manage to get the curves in just the right place to give their cars that tantalising look. If only they could design women then my trip to the supermarket would be a pleasure. High Treason
  • Score: 2

10:39am Mon 14 Apr 14

new2it says...

Can't believe some of the nasty comments on here. Pleased they are off set by some genuine sympathetic remarks. Doesn't really matter to anyone else how they were able to buy their Audi, they did, it was theirs and quite rightly very upset when some low life decides to vandalise it. As for you making your horrible comments, ask yourself how you would feel if it was your property, wouldn't be so funny then would it? Hope the idiot gets a really suitable punishment, but we all know he probably wont, and once again it will be the victim who comes off worse.
Can't believe some of the nasty comments on here. Pleased they are off set by some genuine sympathetic remarks. Doesn't really matter to anyone else how they were able to buy their Audi, they did, it was theirs and quite rightly very upset when some low life decides to vandalise it. As for you making your horrible comments, ask yourself how you would feel if it was your property, wouldn't be so funny then would it? Hope the idiot gets a really suitable punishment, but we all know he probably wont, and once again it will be the victim who comes off worse. new2it
  • Score: 15

10:57am Mon 14 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

sea poole wrote:
If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife
Absolutely agree sea poole. This forum is becoming a dumping ground for such comments, and the Echo does nothing about it.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree sea poole. This forum is becoming a dumping ground for such comments, and the Echo does nothing about it. TheDistrict
  • Score: 15

11:03am Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.
If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car. JackJohnson
  • Score: -5

11:05am Mon 14 Apr 14

bottomsup says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough?

The story should focus on the idiots who did this.
The van driver wanted to pose showing his midriff too, but the Echo just went for this pic instead!
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: Why such the focus on the history of the Audi and it being a dream car? A van was mentioned but no follow up here. Is it not 'posh' enough? The story should focus on the idiots who did this.[/p][/quote]The van driver wanted to pose showing his midriff too, but the Echo just went for this pic instead! bottomsup
  • Score: 7

11:11am Mon 14 Apr 14

Frank28 says...

There will always be people who are jealous of what you've got. A quality car is not safe if it's on view. If you haven't got a garage, get a car cover, they're not too expensive. Considering the cost of German car parts, the repair bill might be even higher. I hope the vandal is named and shamed.
There will always be people who are jealous of what you've got. A quality car is not safe if it's on view. If you haven't got a garage, get a car cover, they're not too expensive. Considering the cost of German car parts, the repair bill might be even higher. I hope the vandal is named and shamed. Frank28
  • Score: 11

11:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Frank28 wrote:
There will always be people who are jealous of what you've got. A quality car is not safe if it's on view. If you haven't got a garage, get a car cover, they're not too expensive. Considering the cost of German car parts, the repair bill might be even higher. I hope the vandal is named and shamed.
It does, unfortunately, seem to be a British trait.

Most Germans, seeing an expensive motor, will give the owner credit for working hard and deserving what he's earned.

Many Brits will trash it.

I saw this in Munich when I was out at lunchtime, one day, near a BMW dealership. There was a /very/ expensive sports car parked outside. I saw a passerby throw the remains of his takeaway over the roof. When I challenged him he told me, in a very Liverpudlian accent, to p*** off.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: There will always be people who are jealous of what you've got. A quality car is not safe if it's on view. If you haven't got a garage, get a car cover, they're not too expensive. Considering the cost of German car parts, the repair bill might be even higher. I hope the vandal is named and shamed.[/p][/quote]It does, unfortunately, seem to be a British trait. Most Germans, seeing an expensive motor, will give the owner credit for working hard and deserving what he's earned. Many Brits will trash it. I saw this in Munich when I was out at lunchtime, one day, near a BMW dealership. There was a /very/ expensive sports car parked outside. I saw a passerby throw the remains of his takeaway over the roof. When I challenged him he told me, in a very Liverpudlian accent, to p*** off. JackJohnson
  • Score: 14

11:48am Mon 14 Apr 14

KLH says...

What happened to the folded arms pose - would be an appropriate expression for a story like this. The damage caused to the car is very unfortunate, but a picture of the damage would be better than a picture of the woman owner posing model-like next to it, dumbs down the reason behind the story.
What happened to the folded arms pose - would be an appropriate expression for a story like this. The damage caused to the car is very unfortunate, but a picture of the damage would be better than a picture of the woman owner posing model-like next to it, dumbs down the reason behind the story. KLH
  • Score: -2

12:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

High Treason says...

Proud Vegan must have worked overtime making so many phone calls to achieve highest scored.
Proud Vegan must have worked overtime making so many phone calls to achieve highest scored. High Treason
  • Score: -3

12:34pm Mon 14 Apr 14

drJones says...

When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy. drJones
  • Score: 6

12:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

drJones wrote:
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
Seems to me it's a story you find 'not newsworthy'.

I actually find it very newsworthy. People in now know (if they didn't before) that if they park a decent car in an easily accessible place in Southborne some moron might trash it for them. I'd strongly advise that they think seriously about security before buying the car. Certainly think about it before taking delivery.

It's a good and informative local story that might save someone some disappointment and expense.
[quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.[/p][/quote]Seems to me it's a story you find 'not newsworthy'. I actually find it very newsworthy. People in now know (if they didn't before) that if they park a decent car in an easily accessible place in Southborne some moron might trash it for them. I'd strongly advise that they think seriously about security before buying the car. Certainly think about it before taking delivery. It's a good and informative local story that might save someone some disappointment and expense. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ProudVegan says...

High Treason wrote:
Proud Vegan must have worked overtime making so many phone calls to achieve highest scored.
And you must have nothing better to do for your misguided comment....
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Proud Vegan must have worked overtime making so many phone calls to achieve highest scored.[/p][/quote]And you must have nothing better to do for your misguided comment.... ProudVegan
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Mon 14 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

How is it a 'new' car if it was built in 2008? Is it not in fact a recently acquired car?
How is it a 'new' car if it was built in 2008? Is it not in fact a recently acquired car? speedy231278
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

drJones wrote:
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.
[quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.[/p][/quote]I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 5

1:55pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
drJones wrote:
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.
Taboola works on targeting web content similar to what you have in your browser history in belief that you will be interested in it. If your selection today is borderline soft p0rn then that just tells us what you've been up to at the weekend you mucky boy :D
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.[/p][/quote]I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.[/p][/quote]Taboola works on targeting web content similar to what you have in your browser history in belief that you will be interested in it. If your selection today is borderline soft p0rn then that just tells us what you've been up to at the weekend you mucky boy :D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 7

1:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How is it a 'new' car if it was built in 2008? Is it not in fact a recently acquired car?
At £20k its definitely recently acquired and not new.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How is it a 'new' car if it was built in 2008? Is it not in fact a recently acquired car?[/p][/quote]At £20k its definitely recently acquired and not new. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

2:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

councilhater says...

I have sympathy for them as they have worked hard to save up for it.
Don't rely on the police to help you though because they won't do anything for citizens, except maybe give you 3 points one day.
I have sympathy for them as they have worked hard to save up for it. Don't rely on the police to help you though because they won't do anything for citizens, except maybe give you 3 points one day. councilhater
  • Score: 0

2:18pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Baysider says...

JackJohnson wrote:
If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.
Southbourne...? Lawless? Really?

Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it.

Get some perspective Jacko.
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.[/p][/quote]Southbourne...? Lawless? Really? Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it. Get some perspective Jacko. Baysider
  • Score: 3

3:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
drJones wrote:
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.
Adblock plus plugin for your browser will cure that. I didn't even realise the Ohec had ads on the page until recently. I could barely find the news content for all the rubbish being advertised all over the place!
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.[/p][/quote]I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.[/p][/quote]Adblock plus plugin for your browser will cure that. I didn't even realise the Ohec had ads on the page until recently. I could barely find the news content for all the rubbish being advertised all over the place! speedy231278
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Mon 14 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
PokesdownMark wrote:
drJones wrote:
When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.
I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.
Taboola works on targeting web content similar to what you have in your browser history in belief that you will be interested in it. If your selection today is borderline soft p0rn then that just tells us what you've been up to at the weekend you mucky boy :D
Well yes I know how online adds *can* work. But the taboola articles seem to use photos that bear no relation to the actual article content. Most of mine relate to cars as I am a bit of a petrol head actually. But they have scantily clad photos of a girls to go with an article about an MPV. Also half of them relate to celebrity gossip and I can tell you I do not visit any of those sites. I'd be less embarrassed about visits to actual p0-rn sites!
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: When will you lot realise, the Echo will only publish majority of these stories because it creates interest. By many of you commenting (and indeed now myself) you are increasing the hits to the site. Whatever the news, its all good for the Echo. If you dont make comment, and interest, they wont publish the stories you think are not worthy.[/p][/quote]I don't mind the stories so much as the increasingly trashy Taboola ads half way down the page. My selection today are borderline soft **** and I think they reflect VERY badly on the Echo! Although I expect there are a significant earner.[/p][/quote]Taboola works on targeting web content similar to what you have in your browser history in belief that you will be interested in it. If your selection today is borderline soft p0rn then that just tells us what you've been up to at the weekend you mucky boy :D[/p][/quote]Well yes I know how online adds *can* work. But the taboola articles seem to use photos that bear no relation to the actual article content. Most of mine relate to cars as I am a bit of a petrol head actually. But they have scantily clad photos of a girls to go with an article about an MPV. Also half of them relate to celebrity gossip and I can tell you I do not visit any of those sites. I'd be less embarrassed about visits to actual p0-rn sites! PokesdownMark
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Baysider says...

councilhater wrote:
I have sympathy for them as they have worked hard to save up for it.
Don't rely on the police to help you though because they won't do anything for citizens, except maybe give you 3 points one day.
...ignoring the part of the story which states a person was later arrested for it.

Well done though. In the face of some stiff opposition I reckon you've nailed my award for most Stupid Post of The Day.
[quote][p][bold]councilhater[/bold] wrote: I have sympathy for them as they have worked hard to save up for it. Don't rely on the police to help you though because they won't do anything for citizens, except maybe give you 3 points one day.[/p][/quote]...ignoring the part of the story which states a person was later arrested for it. Well done though. In the face of some stiff opposition I reckon you've nailed my award for most Stupid Post of The Day. Baysider
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Nobody has ever jumped up and down on ther bonnet of my Mini Metro. Darn it I wish they would. I want the insurance to write it off and pay me out so I can buy Morris Marina.
Nobody has ever jumped up and down on ther bonnet of my Mini Metro. Darn it I wish they would. I want the insurance to write it off and pay me out so I can buy Morris Marina. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 6

5:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

STRIPEY51 says...

Make the **** who done the damage pay for it, dock it out of his jobseekers at
£20 a week for as long as it takes, or out of his wages if by any chance he does go to work, better than giving him a fine or some other stupid punishment they dish out this days, plus add on a thousand on top of the damage for all the inconvenience he has caused to the victims of his crime.
Make the **** who done the damage pay for it, dock it out of his jobseekers at £20 a week for as long as it takes, or out of his wages if by any chance he does go to work, better than giving him a fine or some other stupid punishment they dish out this days, plus add on a thousand on top of the damage for all the inconvenience he has caused to the victims of his crime. STRIPEY51
  • Score: 6

5:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

djd says...

This poor miscreant will no doubt get a supervision order for the offences he committed. Probably had a bad day and took it out on other people's cars.
Should feel sorry for him......but I don't !
This poor miscreant will no doubt get a supervision order for the offences he committed. Probably had a bad day and took it out on other people's cars. Should feel sorry for him......but I don't ! djd
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

Nice Abs...........Mmmmm.
Nice Abs...........Mmmmm. O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

STRIPEY51 wrote:
Make the **** who done the damage pay for it, dock it out of his jobseekers at
£20 a week for as long as it takes, or out of his wages if by any chance he does go to work, better than giving him a fine or some other stupid punishment they dish out this days, plus add on a thousand on top of the damage for all the inconvenience he has caused to the victims of his crime.
£20 a week? Are you having a laugh..

This moron's /first/ and only priority should be to pay for putting right the damage he caused. Before eating, drinking, or /anything/ else. Unless, of course, he's already paying for any other more serious damage he's caused - in which case he should be in jail.
[quote][p][bold]STRIPEY51[/bold] wrote: Make the **** who done the damage pay for it, dock it out of his jobseekers at £20 a week for as long as it takes, or out of his wages if by any chance he does go to work, better than giving him a fine or some other stupid punishment they dish out this days, plus add on a thousand on top of the damage for all the inconvenience he has caused to the victims of his crime.[/p][/quote]£20 a week? Are you having a laugh.. This moron's /first/ and only priority should be to pay for putting right the damage he caused. Before eating, drinking, or /anything/ else. Unless, of course, he's already paying for any other more serious damage he's caused - in which case he should be in jail. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Baysider wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.
Southbourne...? Lawless? Really?

Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it.

Get some perspective Jacko.
Me? Negative about where I live? Not a chance. It's one of the best, if not /the/ best village in North Dorset.

Southbourne in comparison to where I live, definitely. The last idiot that got arrested here was a clown who got drunk, couldn't get served at the bar, so he left the premises and put a chair through the window. What kind of a moron gets himself barred for life from the only pub within walking distance of his home?

When we were planning our move to the area we looked at Bournemouth, Poole, and many other conurbations along the south coast, but found it all so nauseating the we decided to look at villages in North Dorset.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.[/p][/quote]Southbourne...? Lawless? Really? Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it. Get some perspective Jacko.[/p][/quote]Me? Negative about where I live? Not a chance. It's one of the best, if not /the/ best village in North Dorset. Southbourne in comparison to where I live, definitely. The last idiot that got arrested here was a clown who got drunk, couldn't get served at the bar, so he left the premises and put a chair through the window. What kind of a moron gets himself barred for life from the only pub within walking distance of his home? When we were planning our move to the area we looked at Bournemouth, Poole, and many other conurbations along the south coast, but found it all so nauseating the we decided to look at villages in North Dorset. JackJohnson
  • Score: -9

5:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Nobody has ever jumped up and down on ther bonnet of my Mini Metro. Darn it I wish they would. I want the insurance to write it off and pay me out so I can buy Morris Marina.
I wouldn't get one of those if I were you. The Morris Dancers won't leave them alone.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Nobody has ever jumped up and down on ther bonnet of my Mini Metro. Darn it I wish they would. I want the insurance to write it off and pay me out so I can buy Morris Marina.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't get one of those if I were you. The Morris Dancers won't leave them alone. JackJohnson
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Andreamaymorris says...

I am the women in this photograph. I did have a photo with my arms crossed but obviously the publishers decided to use this one. Both me and my partner work very hard and neither had contribution from our parents to buy this vehicle. As long as our neighbours of southbourne are aware of the criminal activity that has happened in our area then this story has done its job. Where is the community spirit?
I am the women in this photograph. I did have a photo with my arms crossed but obviously the publishers decided to use this one. Both me and my partner work very hard and neither had contribution from our parents to buy this vehicle. As long as our neighbours of southbourne are aware of the criminal activity that has happened in our area then this story has done its job. Where is the community spirit? Andreamaymorris
  • Score: 21

7:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

jem137 says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
Clearly not everyone sets their goals and aspirations as high.

Knowing this couple personally, I can say that actually they do pay for their own cars and do not need to rely on anyone for hand-outs.

While this may be a strange concept to those who cannot achieve this themselves, it is a reality for others who set their sights a little higher and go out and WORK for what they want.

Maybe that's just too much of a bitter pill to swallow for those less driven and successful in life?

The point of this story is to raise awareness of things that are happening locally, that should not happen to anyone. Hopefully this will increase the odds of the prat that thought this was acceptable, having to pay for what he's done - which would be a pretty valuable life lesson!
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]Clearly not everyone sets their goals and aspirations as high. Knowing this couple personally, I can say that actually they do pay for their own cars and do not need to rely on anyone for hand-outs. While this may be a strange concept to those who cannot achieve this themselves, it is a reality for others who set their sights a little higher and go out and WORK for what they want. Maybe that's just too much of a bitter pill to swallow for those less driven and successful in life? The point of this story is to raise awareness of things that are happening locally, that should not happen to anyone. Hopefully this will increase the odds of the prat that thought this was acceptable, having to pay for what he's done - which would be a pretty valuable life lesson! jem137
  • Score: 8

7:53pm Mon 14 Apr 14

sundaydriver says...

The thing that never ceases to amaze me is that you have a reported twenty grand car and the damage (not shown by the Echo) is going to cost five grand to put right - that's 25% of the value of the car - the point!!!!! garage costs / insurance costs / dodgy repairs are bigger crimes than the young numpty that caused the damage.

Why are garages continuing to get away with ridiculous repair costs especially when its an insurance claim?
The thing that never ceases to amaze me is that you have a reported twenty grand car and the damage (not shown by the Echo) is going to cost five grand to put right - that's 25% of the value of the car - the point!!!!! garage costs / insurance costs / dodgy repairs are bigger crimes than the young numpty that caused the damage. Why are garages continuing to get away with ridiculous repair costs especially when its an insurance claim? sundaydriver
  • Score: 5

8:30pm Mon 14 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Why the need to show off the mid rif? Would that be the case if she was an overweight lady approaching retirement?

No class.
Why the need to show off the mid rif? Would that be the case if she was an overweight lady approaching retirement? No class. stevobath
  • Score: -2

9:04pm Mon 14 Apr 14

new2it says...

Andreamaymorris wrote:
I am the women in this photograph. I did have a photo with my arms crossed but obviously the publishers decided to use this one. Both me and my partner work very hard and neither had contribution from our parents to buy this vehicle. As long as our neighbours of southbourne are aware of the criminal activity that has happened in our area then this story has done its job. Where is the community spirit?
Good for you, sorry that some low life has vandalised your property. Some of the remarks on here are unbelievable, can't believe people can be so nasty. Hope you get things sorted out soon. Best of luck to you.
[quote][p][bold]Andreamaymorris[/bold] wrote: I am the women in this photograph. I did have a photo with my arms crossed but obviously the publishers decided to use this one. Both me and my partner work very hard and neither had contribution from our parents to buy this vehicle. As long as our neighbours of southbourne are aware of the criminal activity that has happened in our area then this story has done its job. Where is the community spirit?[/p][/quote]Good for you, sorry that some low life has vandalised your property. Some of the remarks on here are unbelievable, can't believe people can be so nasty. Hope you get things sorted out soon. Best of luck to you. new2it
  • Score: 7

9:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

baylin says...

What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in
What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in baylin
  • Score: -10

10:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

It must be soul destroying to have to keep making payments to the finance company for a damaged car.
It must be soul destroying to have to keep making payments to the finance company for a damaged car. roguetrader666
  • Score: -1

11:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Baysider says...

JackJohnson wrote:
Baysider wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.
Southbourne...? Lawless? Really?

Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it.

Get some perspective Jacko.
Me? Negative about where I live? Not a chance. It's one of the best, if not /the/ best village in North Dorset.

Southbourne in comparison to where I live, definitely. The last idiot that got arrested here was a clown who got drunk, couldn't get served at the bar, so he left the premises and put a chair through the window. What kind of a moron gets himself barred for life from the only pub within walking distance of his home?

When we were planning our move to the area we looked at Bournemouth, Poole, and many other conurbations along the south coast, but found it all so nauseating the we decided to look at villages in North Dorset.
Oh I see. You the sort of person who choses to slate a place without actually having any real experience or knowledge to base it on. It becomes a bit clearer.

Nauseating as well as lawless now. What a charming, well rounded individual you must be to know.
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: If I was planning to park a £20,000 car on my drive and lived in one of the increasingly lawless conurbations I'd install CCTV before I bought the car.[/p][/quote]Southbourne...? Lawless? Really? Why do so many posters on here get off on being so unremittingly negative about where they live? It's not without it's problems but the fact that some damage to a car makes the local paper should be a clue as to the reality of the situation shouldn't it. Get some perspective Jacko.[/p][/quote]Me? Negative about where I live? Not a chance. It's one of the best, if not /the/ best village in North Dorset. Southbourne in comparison to where I live, definitely. The last idiot that got arrested here was a clown who got drunk, couldn't get served at the bar, so he left the premises and put a chair through the window. What kind of a moron gets himself barred for life from the only pub within walking distance of his home? When we were planning our move to the area we looked at Bournemouth, Poole, and many other conurbations along the south coast, but found it all so nauseating the we decided to look at villages in North Dorset.[/p][/quote]Oh I see. You the sort of person who choses to slate a place without actually having any real experience or knowledge to base it on. It becomes a bit clearer. Nauseating as well as lawless now. What a charming, well rounded individual you must be to know. Baysider
  • Score: 5

12:57am Tue 15 Apr 14

John T says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Nice curves.
Vorsprung durch Technik!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Nice curves.[/p][/quote]Vorsprung durch Technik! John T
  • Score: 0

7:19am Tue 15 Apr 14

jem137 says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
It must be soul destroying to have to keep making payments to the finance company for a damaged car.
I can't imagine how soul destroying it must be, being so bitter and jealous over other people's possessions.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: It must be soul destroying to have to keep making payments to the finance company for a damaged car.[/p][/quote]I can't imagine how soul destroying it must be, being so bitter and jealous over other people's possessions. jem137
  • Score: 9

7:20am Tue 15 Apr 14

sundaydriver says...

baylin wrote:
What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in
Sorry - nice car but not a dream car - its just an Audi

Darn crazy and wrong what happened too them though - hope the individual gets more than a slapped wrist from the beak
[quote][p][bold]baylin[/bold] wrote: What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in[/p][/quote]Sorry - nice car but not a dream car - its just an Audi Darn crazy and wrong what happened too them though - hope the individual gets more than a slapped wrist from the beak sundaydriver
  • Score: 6

8:18am Tue 15 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

sundaydriver wrote:
baylin wrote:
What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in
Sorry - nice car but not a dream car - its just an Audi

Darn crazy and wrong what happened too them though - hope the individual gets more than a slapped wrist from the beak
Yes, it was a dream car. Maybe not to you, but to the Morris's it was.

Shame it won't happen but there are some crimes Sharia law might deter. Cut his left hand off.
[quote][p][bold]sundaydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baylin[/bold] wrote: What a total waste of money they saved up to buy themselves a according to them a dream car does anyone think they are going to get any sympathy. perhaps they should have saved up to buy themselves a garage. to put their supercar in[/p][/quote]Sorry - nice car but not a dream car - its just an Audi Darn crazy and wrong what happened too them though - hope the individual gets more than a slapped wrist from the beak[/p][/quote]Yes, it was a dream car. Maybe not to you, but to the Morris's it was. Shame it won't happen but there are some crimes Sharia law might deter. Cut his left hand off. JackJohnson
  • Score: 3

8:22am Tue 15 Apr 14

retry69 says...

sea poole wrote:
If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife
You must realise that the inappropriate and childlike comments always increase while the schools are on holiday :)
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: If the owners of the Audi read the article please ignore some of the comments on here -they're typical of jealous, small-minded people who take enjoyment from trying to be witty at the expense of others -and fail miserably. Really soory to read of your loss and the total frustration it must cause for you both. Hope you push for full compensation from this lowlife[/p][/quote]You must realise that the inappropriate and childlike comments always increase while the schools are on holiday :) retry69
  • Score: 8

9:29am Tue 15 Apr 14

wizzydolphin says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
Jealousy is a nasty trait. Well done to them for saving up and getting their dream car. My son drives an 18k car and has earned every penny himself and he's only 20!! Yes he gets many spiteful glances when he's seen out and about in it but if people are willing to put in the time and effort to earn their money, why shouldn't they have the nicer things in life. Too many youngsters are more than happy to sit on their backsides on the social these days.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]Jealousy is a nasty trait. Well done to them for saving up and getting their dream car. My son drives an 18k car and has earned every penny himself and he's only 20!! Yes he gets many spiteful glances when he's seen out and about in it but if people are willing to put in the time and effort to earn their money, why shouldn't they have the nicer things in life. Too many youngsters are more than happy to sit on their backsides on the social these days. wizzydolphin
  • Score: 8

12:06pm Tue 15 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

wizzydolphin wrote:
roguetrader666 wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like!
Jealousy is a nasty trait. Well done to them for saving up and getting their dream car. My son drives an 18k car and has earned every penny himself and he's only 20!! Yes he gets many spiteful glances when he's seen out and about in it but if people are willing to put in the time and effort to earn their money, why shouldn't they have the nicer things in life. Too many youngsters are more than happy to sit on their backsides on the social these days.
Goodness his insurance must be £18k a year as well.......
[quote][p][bold]wizzydolphin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: Not many people can afford £20k on a car at the ages of 24 and 26. Saved up? Stuck it on the mortgage or got it from daddy, more like![/p][/quote]Jealousy is a nasty trait. Well done to them for saving up and getting their dream car. My son drives an 18k car and has earned every penny himself and he's only 20!! Yes he gets many spiteful glances when he's seen out and about in it but if people are willing to put in the time and effort to earn their money, why shouldn't they have the nicer things in life. Too many youngsters are more than happy to sit on their backsides on the social these days.[/p][/quote]Goodness his insurance must be £18k a year as well....... suzigirl
  • Score: -4

3:23pm Tue 15 Apr 14

wizzydolphin says...

His insurance is actually under £1000 as he's got an eco boost engine. Not bad for a Fiesta ST2!! And yes, he's paid that himself too!!!!
His insurance is actually under £1000 as he's got an eco boost engine. Not bad for a Fiesta ST2!! And yes, he's paid that himself too!!!! wizzydolphin
  • Score: 3

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