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Title: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Bertie on January 29, 2015, 09:47:00 PM
Same as the happy thread, except things that have made you sad or put you in a bad mood!

For me, its how dirty my car is!
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Post by: andyissuperman on February 01, 2015, 05:18:18 PM
the amount of grit/salt on the road at the moment, my car is so filthy all the time!
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Post by: Bertie on February 01, 2015, 05:21:03 PM
Its so annoying!

Im rinsing my car every day :(
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Post by: JackH1990 on February 03, 2015, 08:55:52 AM
Waking up several million times in the night thinking I had missed my alarm.
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Post by: atlgibson on February 03, 2015, 01:22:14 PM
Could do with summer now :) too cold and the cars too dirty all the time!
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Post by: dixy on February 04, 2015, 09:43:50 AM
Yep same here hate to see the APE dirty :-(
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Post by: AdeyAbarth on February 04, 2015, 06:35:39 PM
I have to say a dirty car too

Can't bare to see my Aletta dirty
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Post by: Maloutant on February 05, 2015, 01:26:49 PM
having last driven the Abarth on January 2nd!!!! :'( Don't really want to take her out in the rubbish weather, but still itching to get her back on the road.   
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Post by: Coxy13 on February 05, 2015, 01:29:26 PM
Not having more money available for mods  :'( :P
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Post by: Coxy13 on February 06, 2015, 08:36:24 AM
Parcelforce sending my exhaust to the wrong hub so instead of being delivered today it wont be until Monday!

Fuming!!
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Post by: Hardcore Scorpiator on February 06, 2015, 12:54:22 PM
Having to leave my 500 at the tuners, apparently they need a 595 to compare it with #nothappyabarther
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Post by: Skevy on February 06, 2015, 02:43:32 PM
Someone using their windscreen washers in front of you at the traffic lights covering you nice clean car in dirty water  :(
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Post by: Taz on February 11, 2015, 07:22:06 PM
Getting everything ready to go to The Ace for the first time, and feeling to unwell to go!

We'll get there soon and meet everyone.  :(
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Post by: Bertie on February 11, 2015, 07:23:40 PM
Getting everything ready to go to The Ace for the first time, and feeling to unwell to go!

We'll get there soon and meet everyone.  :(

its tomorrow ;)
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Post by: Hardcore Scorpiator on February 11, 2015, 07:32:58 PM
well Taz, see you up ace 2morrow night
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Post by: Colin on February 11, 2015, 07:33:54 PM
Getting everything ready to go to The Ace for the first time, and feeling to unwell to go!

We'll get there soon and meet everyone.  :(
It's every month...... and turnout increases massively once we get some light evenings.
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Post by: AdeyAbarth on February 11, 2015, 07:49:25 PM
Not getting any deliveries for my car!
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Post by: Taz on February 11, 2015, 07:53:08 PM
Afraid not. I'm on meds and they're pretty tiring. I don't reckon driving semi stoned is a good idea. But we will make it soon.
SWMBO is already asking if we're taking Little Taz to Silverstone or any other meet.
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Post by: atlgibson on February 13, 2015, 05:08:43 PM
Waiting for feedback from TMC on whether they have sourced the Evo Koni Kit, been waiting a week and have only had an email when I have emailed first asking for updates to which I've had the response, waiting for supplier from Italy and that's it. Not very detailed in response considering they have just under £700 of my money. Although I'm sure they are busy, would be nice if they weren't so vague in response as to what may be happening.

Ordered them a week ago, might just get a refund and forget about getting it now and just have the esseesse springs fitted
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Post by: Taz on February 13, 2015, 05:31:01 PM
Waiting for feedback from TMC on whether they have sourced the Evo Koni Kit, been waiting a week and have only had an email when I have emailed first asking for updates to which I've had the response, waiting for supplier from Italy and that's it. Not very detailed in response considering they have just under £700 of my money. Although I'm sure they are busy, would be nice if they weren't so vague in response as to what may be happening.

Ordered them a week ago, might just get a refund and forget about getting it now and just have the esseesse springs fitted
That's a very poor attitude towards customers and not good advertising for TMC. Sorry to hear that you're going through this. But a total lack of communication with suppliers once they've got your money seems to be the norm these days.
Hopefully you'll get everything sorted.
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Post by: atlgibson on February 13, 2015, 05:37:56 PM
Not trying to tarnish their name or anything I'm sure they are very good most of the time but just feel like I am not being kept informed of what is happening. Hopefully will get sorted soon. Emailed them about 12 asking for an update and had no response :(
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Post by: JackH1990 on February 15, 2015, 01:31:04 PM
Going outside to move my car and finding it's been target practice for the winged rodents :(
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Post by: Taz on February 24, 2015, 04:31:55 PM
My other half suggesting that we go to IKEA. The good news is that she wants to go in Taz, and she's promised I CAN have the meatballs! ;D
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Post by: jackslade on February 28, 2015, 04:59:03 PM
Well after 45yrs of driving the B'stards finally got me, 60 in a 50. After all the big engine cars I've owned over the years its the little abaarth who has done for me. My fault not seeing the speed van.
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Post by: S13GE on February 28, 2015, 07:14:28 PM
Well after 45yrs of driving the B'stards finally got me, 60 in a 50. After all the big engine cars I've owned over the years its the little abaarth who has done for me. My fault not seeing the speed van.

Oh dear Jack, I suffered this fate too a few years ago. How long do the points affect your insurance?

I'm in a bad mood as I've been sick with some nasty arse virus since Wednesday
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Post by: jackslade on February 28, 2015, 08:18:26 PM
4 yrs the points stay on your licence I think. I hope with a clean record they offer me a educational course. You can check your licence online now at https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
Sorry your not to well hope you are better for next weeks meet. I expect your being well looked after by Emma.
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Post by: Taz on March 01, 2015, 06:51:53 PM
Sorry to hear that Jack. I know just how you feel. I got done for 100 when I was on my GSXR750. Funny that I was surrounded by three cars only doing 70! Lying bike hating bastards!!
it could be worse though. What about this guy today?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-31683483
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Post by: Skevy on March 06, 2015, 02:43:29 PM
Stone Chip in Windscreen  >:(
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 06, 2015, 02:49:57 PM
Autoglass repair.... Autoglass replace!   :P
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 11, 2015, 04:12:17 PM
Not exactly a bad mood but just realized I have spent well over £100 quid without noticing making purchases on car cleaning products I don't exactly need until July... Still have a clay mitt and wheel sealant to get before I have a full decontamination kit for 2 years+ I hope! I get excited too easily :-[
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Post by: Taz on March 11, 2015, 04:18:11 PM
Not exactly a bad mood but just realized I have spent well over £100 quid without noticing making purchases on car cleaning products I don't exactly need until July...

So far I'm the same.
Upgraded lights, mudflaps, wind deflectors, smoked indicator repeaters, and now I'm looking at those rear light units! If I was married to SWMBO it'd be grounds for divorce!
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 11, 2015, 06:04:17 PM
You get seriously carried away, I shudder at the thought of how much in total will be on my car shelf well I get the few things I have left but likely 200+....... dam Abarths! :p
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Post by: dflatt on March 11, 2015, 09:23:05 PM
Using my car for the first time in 5months and its rained >:(
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Post by: Taz on March 12, 2015, 12:27:40 PM
Another Ace Night missed due to chemotherapy! Cock!...And so we look forward to next month's meet.
Have a great night.
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 12, 2015, 01:40:41 PM
Hope all goes well regarding it Taz and your finished with it soon!
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Post by: jackslade on March 14, 2015, 12:38:34 PM
Received my speeding options today, option one, Educational course. A 4hr Sat morning lesson £85. option 2 Fixed penalty £100 fine & 3points.
Took option one but it looks like you don't get lunch any more, times are 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm.
Note to self must concentrate on spotting these speed vans. 
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Post by: andyissuperman on March 15, 2015, 02:44:19 PM
Received my speeding options today, option one, Educational course. A 4hr Sat morning lesson £85. option 2 Fixed penalty £100 fine & 3points.
Took option one but it looks like you don't get lunch any more, times are 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm.
Note to self must concentrate on spotting these speed vans. 

I had to do the course (39 in 30) to be fair it did help, my speed in built up areas has decreased, but on A roads/motorways it's still the same!
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Post by: smurfette on March 16, 2015, 06:30:00 PM
Another wheel bearing gone  >:( I'm convinced this car hates me!
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Post by: RC on March 16, 2015, 08:10:20 PM
F***ing kids!

Just leaving Tesco car park (in Mansfield) it backs onto a new youth/sports centre and as I was driving past it I heard an almight clang! Get out and I can see that the drivers side rear wing (near rear window) has a tiny dent and a decent-sized chip.  >:(

As I stood there I saw a couple of small stones come over and land in the car park (no other cars nearby fortunately)

Couldn't see who threw it as there's an 8ft high, wooden fence. Ran over and jumped up on fence and gave a group of guilty looking lads a rollocking, but of course no-one knew anything....... They were only around 10 so it's not even like police would be interested - can't even sue the buggers!

Don't think they'll be throwing stones again in a hurry - but doesn't do my baby any good! The bonet is already full of stone chips - but I was rather hoping that the rest would remain in good nick! That matt black wrap is looking more and more desireable £1500 though........

Still in a foul-mood. Sat with a coke with a hefty amount of Jack in it!
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 16, 2015, 08:44:25 PM
I'd have jumped the fence and gave them a proper fright, along with a sore face regardless of age! Kids doing stuff like that really pushes my buttons and even more infuriating when the police do nothing about it despite giving them there names, address etc. We have got it around here a few times.
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Post by: RC on March 16, 2015, 09:03:29 PM
I've calmed down a bit now - the icing on a sh*tty day  :(

I suppose it's karma - when I look back I was a right little sh*t at times - part of growing up is getting up to mischief, and I reckon I did worse - (not to people's cars but in general) . Not pleasant that it's my car that has a chip, as it's the car that I work my tits off to afford...... but now my blood has de-boiled I can shrug it off........... otherwise I'd go mad! I wish it was an adult that did it so I could have chinned him lol!

I'm avoiding that Tescos from now on - years ago when I got my brand new 10 plate APE - some fucker dinged the wing (with a trolley from the height, though that's only a guess as no note left) and scraped the paintwork to bare metal across a 3 inch scratch - I'd only had the car a couple of months from new  :( This time round a A500 a couple of months into ownership (at least it's not new!) and another bit of damage.

**££%%!
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Post by: Taz on March 23, 2015, 07:38:55 PM
Had a lovely day at the seaside with my better half.  ;D Until we noticed seagull crap on the paintwork!!  :o Guess what I had to do as soon as we got back to Oxford????  ::)
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 24, 2015, 10:06:45 AM
My Auntie died suddenly last night, got a phone call from my uncle at 3 in the morning, heart attack, she was only 53 so very unexpected and no history. One of many but her and my Uncle were the closest relatives to my family and we went on holidays every year together, shocked...  :-\
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Post by: Coxy13 on March 24, 2015, 10:15:18 AM
Sorry for you loss Brian. It's always that much harder to take when it's unexpected (no warning)

My best mate died nearly 2 years ago while we were out on our motorbikes together a few years ago. Car turned into a hidden junction without indicating as he went to overtake and had a head on. He was only 23.

Just remember the good times. Although time doesn't heal the pain you learn to live with it.
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 24, 2015, 10:20:41 AM
Thanks Coxy. I know its a part of life these things happening, like you said times the best healer. That sounds horrible your experience with your friend and a year younger than me as well, so sad.
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Post by: Coxy13 on March 24, 2015, 10:24:54 AM
No Problem Brian.

Yeah I was 23 at the time too, going to be 25 in a few weeks & its still hard to take that he's gone but like you said that's life & unfortunately these things happen.

I'll never get around the fact that he's not here anymore but time does help you to learn to deal with it. Just support yourself with your family & you'll all help each other to come through it.
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Post by: Taz on March 24, 2015, 10:50:06 AM
I'm so sorry to hear your terrible news Brian. Puts my previous moan in perspective.
As Coxy said. Remember the good times, and they'll always be with you.
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Post by: atlgibson on March 24, 2015, 11:09:52 AM
Sorry to hear Brian, hope your ok
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 24, 2015, 12:27:07 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I deal with this sort of thing very well but it's when I see others, my cousins, 3 of them will be in a terrible state losing there mum, then my Uncle as well who is usually so cheery found her slumped at the kitchen table while he was getting ready to take her to the hospital, he was a mess. It's seeing how it effects others that gets to me.

Taz I think your moans are very just, your dealing with a very tough situation yourself, I hope it all ends in good news for you though! Thanks Gibs, I will be fine.
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Post by: Tonyspurs on March 24, 2015, 04:13:11 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss Brian,my thoughts and condolences to you and your family at this sad time
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Post by: Taz on March 31, 2015, 08:57:58 AM
Well, that's it started. Taz has picked up her first two stone chips! Now I've got to try and sort them out. I picked up the paint and lacquer touch up from Thames Abarth yesterday. The learning curve starts here. Any advice??? Please???
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 31, 2015, 10:01:35 AM
Just a case of dabbing it on I think? less is more is the only advice I have!  ;)
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Post by: K77NAN on March 31, 2015, 10:09:41 AM
Dan it on with a cocktail stick, smallest amount you can do. Couple of coats of paint, then the clear coat. The clear coat will probably blob a little as it is quite thick, so wait a few hours for it to dry, then use a gentle polish to flatten it down. It probably won't be perfect, but shouldn't be noticeable unless you know where you're looking 8)
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Post by: Taz on March 31, 2015, 10:18:55 AM
I've seen a couple of suggestions to mix the clear coat with the paint instead of using it as a secondary coat. Has anyone ever seen or tried this? Seems a bit counter intuitive to me.
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Post by: Brian1612 on March 31, 2015, 11:30:03 AM
Although not the same thing, when previously applying my first hard wax from Auto Finesse, instead of following the manufacturers guides of leaving it to cure only 1-2 mins.
I read on detailing world from someone it was best to leave 20+ minutes then wipe off, basically apply it to the whole car then go back to the start and start buffing... WHAT A LOT OF S!#T

The buffing took me about 40 minutes and a very sore arm/shoulder to go with it, absolute nightmare and had me worrying I made a mistake going to hard wax's... thankfully another coat a week later doing one panel at a time following the instructions worked out much better....

Moral of the story, don't listen to random suggestions from people on the internet, stick to what the manufacturer suggests! ;)
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Post by: jackslade on March 31, 2015, 11:30:41 AM
I am in a really bad mood now, I booked last week to have the panel wrapped between the windscreen and sunroof due to stone damage(I already have the bonnet & spoiler wrapped in carbon.) I turn up at 10am as arranged, placed lock up, calls and messages left no one calls back. I am also waiting for a hermes delivery which has been with the local courier since 7.30am Sat.
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Post by: Alexabarth90 on March 31, 2015, 11:57:41 AM
I am in a really bad mood now, I booked last week to have the panel wrapped between the windscreen and sunroof due to stone damage(I already have the bonnet & spoiler wrapped in carbon.) I turn up at 10am as arranged, placed lock up, calls and messages left no one calls back. I am also waiting for a hermes delivery which has been with the local courier since 7.30am Sat.

What a shit shit situation you're in :( I have found two big stone chips on my bonnet :(
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Post by: Tonyspurs on March 31, 2015, 01:39:46 PM
Just shut my naffing thumb in the car door  :o
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Post by: Brian1612 on April 09, 2015, 09:30:57 PM
Realising your 2l of engine oil is enough so having to order another can... due to shipping its a tenner more than the last 2l I got from the same place!  ::)
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Post by: Taz on April 16, 2015, 12:52:20 PM
Another attack, so I'm back in hospital. Need to take Taz out at the weekend to cheer myself up.
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Post by: Brian1612 on April 16, 2015, 12:57:42 PM
Dam Taz sorry to hear that. Hopefully get well soon!  :-[
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Post by: mallonater on May 04, 2015, 09:35:50 PM
Abarth broken again :( starting to wear thin now the amount of problems I've had with it in less than a year. Didn't expect it to be this bad. Really annoying me.
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Post by: Brian1612 on May 05, 2015, 08:36:40 AM
Sounds like you have picked up one of the mistreated ones Mal as they seem fairly reliable over all :(
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Post by: mallonater on May 05, 2015, 08:26:55 PM
Yeah I think so. But at least when it works its more of a occasion haha. Glad I've got other stuff to drive or I'd have got rid of the abarth months ago. Which is a shame as I adore my abarth.
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Post by: jay_tee on May 05, 2015, 08:55:42 PM
David cameron
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Post by: andyissuperman on May 09, 2015, 04:27:37 PM
So today is probably the worst day I've ever had. Reversing up a narrow road a bit too quickly, car popped out of reverse, front wheels locked up, whole car span around and got wedged between both hedges. I really hope it's not a write off..I'm absolutely heartbroken.  :'(  :'(
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Post by: andyissuperman on May 09, 2015, 04:29:57 PM
And the photos have posted upside down. As Peter Griffin would say, 'that would be the ending to this day'.
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Post by: will-w on May 09, 2015, 07:01:41 PM
Really sorry to hear about the car, but looking at the pictures I would be incredibly incredibly surprised if it was a write off :)
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Post by: jay_tee on May 10, 2015, 11:35:25 AM
Couple of bumpers and checks then you'll be back in the road in no time!
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Post by: Maloutant on May 15, 2015, 08:46:14 PM
Hubs drove her yesterday, and then failed to tell me she was on reserve until about 3 minutes before I left for work this morning, by which time it was too late to fill her up. Had to take Kung Fu Panda instead and I missed out on a nice sunny Abarth drive to and from work. Grrrrrrrrr........   >:(
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Post by: andyissuperman on May 18, 2015, 11:25:25 PM
My car has been declared a write off by my insurance company :( time to go car shopping I guess...
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Post by: Brian1612 on May 19, 2015, 08:56:44 AM
A write off?!

But there is only very light damage to the bodywork? Do you know why they have deemed it a write off? if there integral damage to the body frame we can't see as I would question there decision otherwise!
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Post by: jay_tee on May 19, 2015, 02:31:56 PM
mum went in for chemo today :(
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Post by: Fish on May 19, 2015, 03:54:44 PM
Hope all goes well for her Jay_Tee.

Fish
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Post by: Brian1612 on May 19, 2015, 04:17:13 PM
Same Jay_Tee, stay positive mate! Lot more treatable these days!
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Post by: Taz on May 19, 2015, 04:31:30 PM
Fingers crossed for her Jay_Tee. She'll be fine.
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Post by: AdeyAbarth on May 20, 2015, 10:06:01 PM
5 day old MTEC DRLs and ones blew already

Back to PIAA for me
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Post by: andyissuperman on May 21, 2015, 09:25:14 PM
A write off?!

But there is only very light damage to the bodywork? Do you know why they have deemed it a write off? if there integral damage to the body frame we can't see as I would question there decision otherwise!

damage to the rear right of the chassis, it's bent a bit so will be expensive to put right, got a decent payout from Admiral though and I'm going to Westover Abarth tomorrow to hopefully pick up a new car.
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Post by: Martin on May 22, 2015, 04:31:43 PM

Being ripped off by Warranty Wise so mad right now.

Grrrrrrrr >:(

Martin 
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Post by: leucistic on May 26, 2015, 04:38:37 PM
Woke up to one of my pet frogs dead (it was a new addition and only a youngster) so very gutted. Whats worse is he was a gift to the wife for an anniversary present so seeing her upset is not nice either. Topping it off I am also deaf in one ear due to loud music causing it to block up (on going issue).

So pretty bummed out right now :(
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Post by: Graeme838 on May 26, 2015, 09:12:15 PM
Being told that the door cards in my on-order 595, with red leather sabelts, will be black not red...grrr

Not happy, have told the dealership that somewhere between them and the factory they can come up with two red door cards surely?
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Post by: 595girlie on May 27, 2015, 08:59:23 AM
Being told that the door cards in my on-order 595, with red leather sabelts, will be black not red...grrr

Not happy, have told the dealership that somewhere between them and the factory they can come up with two red door cards surely?

I have black door cards with my red leather seats too.  It seems to be the common thing now with the red leather unfortunately.  Not that that makes you feel any better.  Would have preferred the red door cards myself too.

***Edit***

Stolen from elsewhere:

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It has now been confirmed that as the Red "leather" Sabelt seat actually contains no red leather at all (the red bits are alcantara) the door card will be black.
The Tan, and Grey seats do actually contain some coloured leather so the door cards on those to options will match the colour of the seats

He is right, there isn't actually any red leather, so it does make sense!
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Post by: Taz on May 29, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
I keep getting a message saying that Abarth Owners club has merged and telling me to re register. Then when I do it tells me that someone else is using Taz, and my email address. WTF is going on?   >:( >:(
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Post by: Colin on May 29, 2015, 03:51:32 PM
I keep getting a message saying that Abarth Owners club has merged and telling me to re register. Then when I do it tells me that someone else is using Taz, and my email address. WTF is going on?   >:( >:(
That sounds like you are trying to come in via The ScorpionCLub. We have merged with them, and any traffic to their site should reroute you here. But if you come to this site natively, and sign on, you should not be seeing anything about mergers. If you can tell us precisely what you are doing, we may be able to investigate (or explain).   
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Post by: atlgibson on May 29, 2015, 04:47:37 PM
Makes me laugh, 25 with 8 years no claims and no convictions. Just been doing some quotes just out of curiosity of adding a Air Filter to my car when i renew in October and the quote rose by £350 its unbelievable.

Considering its debate-able whether performance levels increase that much anyway! I making me wonder whether its even worth doing it even though i really want too! only other option is say nothing but i think honesty is the best policy :(
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Post by: Brian1612 on May 29, 2015, 04:50:53 PM
Sounds ridiculous... it only cost me 20 quid for a tuning box with admiral...
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Post by: Fish on June 03, 2015, 02:57:03 PM
Found some butt faced idiot has put a nice little ding in the rear n/s quarter. :(

Fish
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Post by: olivabih77 on June 03, 2015, 03:06:15 PM
Most of the time is my annoying boss who is clue less and arrogant. Make me to be sick when in fir work :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Tistopher on June 09, 2015, 11:34:01 AM
Related to my car.

Bird has been tearing off wipers on my street, wrecked my window all scratched also the boot lid is scratched, had to de-wiper the car which turned out to be hard! Had to saw off the wiper :(

Chris
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Post by: Maloutant on June 09, 2015, 12:53:21 PM
Related to my car.

Bird has been tearing off wipers on my street, wrecked my window all scratched also the boot lid is scratched, had to de-wiper the car which turned out to be hard! Had to saw off the wiper :(

Chris

was it a crow/raven? we had some of those round our close a few years ago - hubs lost a couple of sets of wipers to the vicious little buggers. But bad news about your car getting up all scratched, too  :(
 
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Post by: Tistopher on June 09, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
Yeah it's a crow I think. Never caught it, but all of next doors have been done too! Doesn't seem to want to go for anyone's front wipers (which are easier to get at) Just enjoys ripping them off and chucking them on the floor next to it.

It's not attempted to go near mine since de-wipering.

Chris
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Post by: leucistic on June 11, 2015, 09:23:23 AM
They have stripped the main roads where I live of all tarmac leaving all the metal gratings exposed over the last few days. So its either leave the car on the drive or slalom like a man possessed which is not really possible as its such a busy road.

Not a biggy but hoping its sorted by the weekend as I am rather partial to a nice weekend spin.
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Post by: jackslade on June 11, 2015, 09:39:06 AM
Just looked at the weather forecast for the weekend, its say rain, rain and more bloody rain. typical when I need black betty to look her best for Chalmondley pageant of power.
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Post by: Fish on June 15, 2015, 01:33:22 PM
Had my wing mirror clipped by another car today, thankfully only a couple of minor scratches on the lid, glass intact and an off duty plod stopped and gave me the registration of the car and his details. Will be stopping at my local station to collect a self reporting form to complete tonight.

Fish
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Post by: Brian1612 on June 15, 2015, 01:56:06 PM
Was fortunate the off duty cop was there to note down the car details :)
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Post by: olivabih77 on June 15, 2015, 02:02:23 PM
When i sometimes forgets that Abarth A500 has 5 gears only and a few time it happended that when in fifth gear i tried to go in 6th gear when there is only 5 and you can hear rrrrrrrrrr sound in the gear....upssss
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Post by: 595girlie on June 17, 2015, 07:37:05 AM
Dave Grohl's broken leg...

Means no Wembley on Friday. Booo!!
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Post by: Taz on June 17, 2015, 09:16:35 AM
Another of my attacks put me in hospital yesterday evening. Can't go fishing. Can't drive Taz. Not the way I intended to spend a week's leave.
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Post by: Fish on June 17, 2015, 10:49:25 AM
Sorry to hear that Taz, was it an asthma attack?

Fish
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Post by: Taz on June 17, 2015, 10:58:03 AM
Sorry to hear that Taz, was it an asthma attack?

Fish
No. It's a chronic disease called C1 inhibitor deficiency. Keeps trying to bump me off. So I cheer myself up by driving my Abarth. Just wish I'd bought one earlier.
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Post by: Brian1612 on June 17, 2015, 11:34:41 AM
Sorry to hear that Taz. Hope your back to full health soon!
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Post by: 595girlie on June 17, 2015, 01:06:04 PM
Sorry to hear Taz.  Hope you are feeling better soon.
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Post by: Fish on June 17, 2015, 01:23:33 PM
Dude, it sounds like you know the signs to catch anything nasty early, on the good side you know the best way to put a smile back on your face. :)

Fish
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Post by: Taz on June 17, 2015, 02:06:39 PM
Dude, it sounds like you know the signs to catch anything nasty early, on the good side you know the best way to put a smile back on your face. :)

Burn fossil fuel as fast and as loud as possible.

Fish
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Post by: Juan on June 17, 2015, 07:18:25 PM
The kids playing around my car on their scooters is putting me in a bad mood.  Last summer and the summer before has cost me just over 300 quid fixing the scratches.  I asked them nicely over the years and have fell out big time with their parents.  They call me the bad man which I'm not, just want to be at peace when at home and my car safe.  Perhaps a couple of air rifles is the next option, a 177 for the kids and a 22 for the parents. itll keep me entertained at least, got to be better than sieving through the 100 channels of rubbish on TV  ::)
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Post by: olivabih77 on June 17, 2015, 10:46:57 PM
Two occasions in the last 2 days
1st - Yesterday I was driving along side the A40 and turned left to pick up my friend, but my friend wasn't there, so I have to re-join A40. I can only re-join A40 if turn left again, looked very well on my right and re-jojn on the slow lane. I haven't spotted anyone, when I came out quickly someone was beeping very loudly at me, I was in the slow lane when turned and 2 Chine's or Japanese guys or which ever where in the middle lane and they really were beeping at me and showing me middle finger, I was just driving slowly along the side of them and they still showing me middle finger. I didn't react really much, just staring at them. They were really looking for the trouble driving along side of my and yelling something at me. I didn't really pay attention, but I spotted the advantage. I quickly pressed "Sport Mode" and accelerated very hard and in the front of me were traffic lights and with accelerations and with traffic lights turning to red I have disappeared from them and tried to fallow but good job it wasn't speed cameras at the scene so driving more than 60mph I lost them.

2nd - was tonight. Driving along side from North on the North circular Road, there were 5 guys in Nissan Micra old style and driving very closely to me and showing off and going from one lane into another, After Ikea lights there wasn't any speed camera that I knew, I have accelerated hard again in Sport Mode and passed them by for just an inch and drove off 80mph and left them in a smoke and they couldn't fallow me...

I mean some people I really don't get their behaviour.
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Post by: Rizler on June 18, 2015, 12:33:14 AM
Oliver things like that sometimes put me in a good mood lol. I had a brand new bmw 1 series 15plate full of 'gangsters' they horning at me getting up my arse and shoutong stop driving a girls car. At the next set of lights i put my car in sport and zoomed off and they couldnt keep up lool
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Post by: olivabih77 on June 18, 2015, 09:23:18 AM
It did put me in good mood after being left them in a smoke, but just saying how some people find the way to irritates you.
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Post by: jay_tee on June 18, 2015, 05:23:50 PM
Oliver things like that sometimes put me in a good mood lol. I had a brand new bmw 1 series 15plate full of 'gangsters' they horning at me getting up my arse and shoutong stop driving a girls car. At the next set of lights i put my car in sport and zoomed off and they couldnt keep up lool

hahahah good work riz  ;D
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Post by: JackH1990 on July 01, 2015, 02:04:50 PM
Nail stuck in one of my tyres :(
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Post by: Taz on July 01, 2015, 02:25:16 PM
Oxford Council have resurfaced all the roads where I live with loose chippings.
Bastards! It shouldn't be allowed. Not one driver today has kept their speed down. Taz's paintwork wouldn't stand a chance. >:(
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Post by: leucistic on July 01, 2015, 02:56:59 PM
Spotted a new door ding on my drivers side rear quarter panel  >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: Hardcore Scorpiator on July 01, 2015, 02:59:00 PM
Too dam hot!!!!!
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Post by: Fish on July 01, 2015, 10:55:01 PM
Agree, too hot and idiots with fold up bikes that can't fit a chain! Fingers now covered in grease

Fish
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Post by: Crofty on July 04, 2015, 05:57:23 PM
Some asshole last night decided it'd be a well good idea to piss all up the side and bonnet of my car, to say I'm livid is an understatement.
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Post by: Taz on July 04, 2015, 06:00:29 PM
Some asshole last night decided it'd be a well good idea to piss all up the side and bonnet of my car, to say I'm livid is an understatement.

You poor bugger, my heart goes out to you. Bastards like that need castrating. He wouldn't be able to do that again.

Nigel
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Post by: Graeme838 on July 25, 2015, 10:05:47 AM
Being told that the expected delivery date for my 595 Comp has been put back another 6 weeks, supposedly due to the production line stopping to allow the 500 upgraded body to be produced.

Not impressed to have ordered the car in May and take delivery late September... :(
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Post by: X500 on July 25, 2015, 11:15:33 AM
Was supposed to get my car back yesterday after months without it but had over fueling issues,apparently the car was spitting large flames on up shifts!
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Post by: rare on July 25, 2015, 11:43:59 AM
Was supposed to get my car back yesterday after months without it but had over fueling issues,apparently the car was spitting large flames on up shifts!

I would of liked that  ;D
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Post by: X500 on July 25, 2015, 12:43:47 PM
Tell me about it :D
Apparently they were about 5ft long and made a noise like a cannon going off,someone who saw the car pull away thought it was on fire!!!
Just had 440cc injectors put on,turbo etc,it was the 1st test drive,may need the fueling  adjusting a tad??
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Post by: X500 on July 30, 2015, 10:55:17 PM
Watching a young guys happiness get shattered by people on this forum >:(
See a500 mods,rudi post.
Shamefull.
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Post by: X500 on August 03, 2015, 06:13:52 PM
Still waiting for my car,more fuelling issues,assassrrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :-\
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Post by: leucistic on August 04, 2015, 02:54:35 PM
Perished vapor return hose on the car so get a lovely rather strong whiff of petrol on startup when the aircon is on  :o
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Post by: captpicard on August 04, 2015, 09:51:31 PM
PLATTS !!!!!

the most disgusting customer service ever.

NON EXSISTANT...
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Post by: X500 on August 16, 2015, 10:33:28 AM
Drivers of large German cars on M25 today,why is it every time someone is right up my pipe it's a Merc/Audi or Bmw?
3 series drivers are the worst😁
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 16, 2015, 03:06:47 PM
Lately is my job. Hated every single time or day to come. It is time to chsnge the carrier.
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Post by: Andy595 on August 18, 2015, 07:56:59 PM
Driving into and out of Manchester today!

Bloody nightmare, late last week a sink hole appeared on a major route, obviously this will cause major problems for people coming in from the south of the city, never mind says the local bollock brain planners, lets carry on with major gas main works on the north side starting this morning.

It took 30 minutes to get from Bacup to within a smidge of the city centre and then an hour to travel the last 1/2 mile :-[

I know this is probably a daily routine for some out there, but not for us!
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Post by: captpicard on August 18, 2015, 10:40:13 PM
Some little s@#t nicking my abarth dust cap
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 19, 2015, 09:12:22 AM
Some little s@#t nicking my abarth dust cap

Do you know who it is?
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Post by: Rizler on August 21, 2015, 02:58:44 AM
Went to change my brake pads now that my local fiat dealership is an Abarth one went to them. They had rhe car for the day as expected they rang me up saying the work is done. I go pick up my car and pay the price. I drive down the road and my brakes fail on me!!! They became worse than before and i had to stomp on the brake pedal to have any effect at all. I turn arund go back and they dont believe me. I made sure they dealt with it and checked it properly as it was closing time they wanted me to walk home. I refused and told them you got 3 Abarths there which say courtesy car give me one they come out with a 1.2 fiat 500 pop. So annoying!
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Post by: dixy on August 21, 2015, 03:54:30 PM
Driving up from Dublin having to deal with tubes in big rep cars!!!!! yes the German ones not buying their cars with indicators.......I Find this blood boiling.......For flip sake give me a clue at least you oxygen thief!!!!!!!! Rant over home safe just !! And sound. ;-)
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 21, 2015, 04:11:37 PM
Today my boss. I have got ill today and not sure if 100% coming tomorrow for surrey run with the guys. My boss don't want to say that he is d...k but questioning my sickness, i can't fucking control my sickness and if emergency comes up. In my 10 years back i only have been lately ill as of this year and once last year.
I can't control the nature and my Boss isn't human, I questioning sometimes. Feed up with the way some company is treating your employers...just at home with cup of fruit tea and ready for bed as hopefully will be better tomorrow.
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 21, 2015, 07:38:07 PM
Keep your chin up Oliver and get better mate. Get a good nights sleep, ignore him and tomorrow is a new day my friend  :)

Cheers Ads ??? ??? ???
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Post by: X500 on August 22, 2015, 01:20:02 PM
Yet another weekend with no car😁
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Post by: X500 on August 22, 2015, 03:45:58 PM
That's transference👍
It's driving me crazy,the file has been made but it's impossible to map on the road as it shoots through the revs in 1 second 1st,2 in 2nd and so on,it's spending a day on the rollers on Tuesday,need to go through it 1k at time in every gear,the main problem now is that I spend my time trawling through various things Abarth to satisfy my addiction!
I found some forged Pistons for a reasonable price so I'm now leaning towards these so we can up the boost to 1.5 and about 280 break,not sure my mechanic will be too happy as I think he's had enough as well😙
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Post by: Hardcore Scorpiator on August 22, 2015, 03:48:31 PM
Waiting for the wittering run boys to turn up
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 22, 2015, 10:19:27 PM
Where were you Paul gone?? Disappearing!!!! You should stick up with us
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Post by: derekjahwu on August 25, 2015, 06:56:35 AM
Stalling my car!
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Post by: Brian1612 on August 27, 2015, 12:37:57 PM
Parcel force being morons and delaying a package due to "damage" for 2 days without informing me, who know's how much longer had I note phoned them. Then told it is only the exterior box that has damage, will send it out for tomorrow, arrives and 2 my my Carchem bottle are bloody bashed, with a poor attempt at taping up the broken spray heads and leaked everywhere and now both completely empty... fuming at the total lack of professionalism and blatantly lieing on two occasions to me. Now have to wait on the sender sorting out a claim before I get reimbursed then have to buy direct from carchem....  >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: olivabih77 on August 27, 2015, 12:44:04 PM
Yet another weekend with no car😁
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You r waiting for ages for that car. Feeling sorry X500
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Post by: mallonater on August 27, 2015, 01:16:48 PM
That wait for a speeding ticket threw the post.
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Post by: zweihund on August 27, 2015, 03:45:20 PM
 Finding out one of my neighbour's cats is using the poor car to climb onto the roof of her property  :'(
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Post by: JackH1990 on September 01, 2015, 12:50:52 PM
Some twat has nicked the locking air valves off my wheels :(
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Post by: Fish on September 01, 2015, 01:00:51 PM
That would be kids Jack, stick to normal ones and no one bothers.

Fish
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Post by: JackH1990 on September 01, 2015, 01:14:56 PM
I guess so fish...I've had normal ones nicked before as well but I won't be buying locking get ones again...waste of money
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Post by: buckwits on September 05, 2015, 12:43:18 PM
Did you say locking valves?
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Post by: JackH1990 on September 05, 2015, 02:14:16 PM
Yep, you can get them on Amazon with little scorpions on the caps. Shouldn't be able to get them off the wheels without the special tool you get but some dick managed to get mine :/ I checked them every couple of days as well.
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Post by: smithwellington on September 05, 2015, 04:23:13 PM
Original delivery date 5th September, now "mid October". Ffs wish dealers would be truthful up front   >:(
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Post by: Taz on September 05, 2015, 04:28:15 PM
Been in hospital for 6 weeks and I'm pissed off not driving Taz. I need to burn hydrocarbons.
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Post by: rare on September 05, 2015, 11:04:16 PM
My 2k mile old 180 was damaged tonight by some little pricks who thought it would be hilarious to throw a bottle at the side of the car while driving.

Now I have a tennis ball size piece of damage which has cracked the lacquer and chipped and scratched the paint by the passenger side door on the rear wing.

Unbelievably upset right now.
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Post by: Taz on September 05, 2015, 11:12:24 PM
My 2k mile old 180 was damaged tonight by some little pricks who thought it would be hilarious to throw a bottle at the side of the car while driving.

Now I have a tennis ball size piece of damage which has cracked the lacquer and chipped and scratched the paint by the passenger side door on the rear wing.

Unbelievably upset right now.

I can't begin to know how bad you must feel. Shame you couldn't nail the little bastards.

I'm so sorry for you.
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Post by: Maloutant on September 06, 2015, 09:03:08 AM
Sinus infection from hell, head feels like exploding. Weekend ruined.  :(
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Post by: Maloutant on September 06, 2015, 12:46:18 PM
Thanks, Ads. Could we worse, at least I didn't get my car damaged by some dirtbag like poor rare.
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Post by: rare on September 06, 2015, 01:22:23 PM
 :'(
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Post by: Maloutant on September 06, 2015, 02:15:23 PM
As much as I can feel anything today with my woolly head, I rally feel for you, rare. I too, would go with the option of trying to get it sorted professionally. Even if you cover it up with a sticker, you will always fester knowing what's lurking underneath...
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Post by: Taz on September 06, 2015, 02:52:46 PM
What I can't understand, is why they do it. Maybe it's my age. But it would never occur to me to damage anyones property.
It really drives me to despair that there is pondlife about who do this kind of thing.
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Post by: rare on September 06, 2015, 03:00:22 PM
No idea, must of been kids. I was driving along a road at about 10:30 nice and gently minding my own business.

The irony is I was thinking about having my springs fitted this week, then all of a sudden WHAM. Got out and the side my car was covered in glass and some kind of sugary liquid.

I spent hours cleaning it yesterday morning as well and was really pleased with how it was looking.

I always put so much in to keeping my cars nice, its always other people that open their door on them etc.

Meh  >:(
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Post by: Taz on September 06, 2015, 03:12:30 PM
I picked up two tiny stone chips on mine and that pissed me off. But I can't get my head around what's happened to you.
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Post by: nickhartwell on September 06, 2015, 04:27:21 PM
Know how u feel rare. My neighbour backed into my rear arch and scuffed it. He said being neighbourly go and get some quotes. 2 days later went with some quotes and he denied even been in car. Said i scuffed up his. Had to hold back believe me. Cost £120 to fix as insurance could of gone 50/50 as no witnesses. But knowing car will never be same again still pi**s's me off a year later

Nick
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Post by: rare on September 06, 2015, 06:08:40 PM
Wow,some neighbour dude. Good to know he's an honourable man that one!!! :o
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Post by: JackH1990 on September 07, 2015, 09:19:47 AM
Scraped one of my alloys on Saturday right before the Honnington country fair show :(
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Post by: JackH1990 on September 07, 2015, 11:34:06 AM
Scraped one of my alloys on Saturday right before the Honnington country fair show :(

Ouch  :'(

It was a bit painful when I saw the damage :( luckily I have a mobile alloy wheel repair guy who is absolutely fantastic coming out next Friday to do the repair :)
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 07, 2015, 11:38:00 PM
We went to the church 4 weeks ago. women parked her car behind me very close...she were driving Nissan Micra very old one. I came out to put my son in a car. Walked towards the car, women with the help of the man tried to come out. Passed by my car very very very close, heard something. But I tried to ignore it. When man was ready to sit in the lady's car, I have looked very closely and saw little scratch and you can notice as she scratched so that I lost the paint only small but very noticeable.
I said have a look, you have scratched the car, my wife pulled me by my shoulders and said "say nothing please" and man or women didn't even said anything, just left the place.
I was furious and said to my wife, how would you feel if someone scratched your new car? She said " What Would Jesus Do"
I said NOTHING

God bless them both. Honestly I was unhappy for the day.
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 07, 2015, 11:53:59 PM
Well so far my car is very good behaving giving me 110% of the wanted power..still think back and looking at the scratch, just saying naahhhh
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Post by: buckwits on September 08, 2015, 09:05:35 PM
Turd nugget parents that let their little shit kids fling the car doors open twating into the car next to them, namely my new 595 comp, then say "oh but its only a small dent" ok, then how about I put an equal size dent in your sons head? Im sure that if I walked up to a stranger in a car park and demanded £100 I would be told to fuck off, but you think you can cause that amount of damage to my property without consequence? Do the planet a favour and take your own life! Too much?
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Post by: Brian1612 on September 09, 2015, 10:05:51 AM
If this was me bucks I would do the same. 'It is only a small dent' Yeah, well it will be a small dent on your purse as well bitch! Hope you took her details buck, I do try my best to avoid parking in close spaces, can't always be helped mind. 
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Post by: X500 on September 09, 2015, 04:48:46 PM
I really can't add a comment as my rant would probably cross the line of decency😁
I feel your pain😑
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Post by: X500 on September 11, 2015, 01:35:45 PM
Another weekend without my car😩
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Post by: Taz on September 11, 2015, 02:00:47 PM
Got my car, but I'm still not allowed to drive it. Really p***ed off that I missed the Ace again last night. But hopefully I'll be able to get her out on the road again soon. Mary's hoping that I'll be well enough to take her for a run to Old Portsmouth on Taz next week. Fingers crossed!
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Post by: EddCole on September 11, 2015, 04:10:36 PM
Stone chips  :-\ :(
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 11, 2015, 07:00:41 PM
Stone chips  :-\ :(

EddCole - agreed. I have found 3 stone chip in my windscreen when cleaned the other day, very annoyed >:(
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 11, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
Ads - have sou paid for wind screen been replaced? And if yes, jow much
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Post by: Maloutant on September 11, 2015, 09:38:53 PM
I have never had cars that picked up windscreen chips like the 2 Abarths. Last one: 3 within 3 months, all bad enough to need repairing. Got to know the local Autowindscreens man by his first name....
Then the new one, chip within the first 400 miles. Small but not what you want on a brand new car.  :(
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Post by: Notfer on September 15, 2015, 06:15:24 PM
Being "over qualified" and unsuccessful after feedback from a recent interview!
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Post by: Notfer on September 15, 2015, 06:21:14 PM
Cheers Ads :)
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Post by: Maloutant on September 15, 2015, 07:04:03 PM
Them calling you overqualified just means they weren't prepared to pay you what you are worth.
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 15, 2015, 08:10:27 PM
Leaving my car on the end at home as now need to walk home >:(
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Post by: Notfer on September 15, 2015, 08:25:22 PM
Thank you Ads & Maloutant, it's comments like those, which make the world turn :). Cheered me up :)
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Post by: Maloutant on September 15, 2015, 09:31:29 PM
Leaving my car on the end at home as now need to walk home >:(

what's happened, Oliver?
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 15, 2015, 10:11:43 PM
Nothing Maloutant just need it to strech my legs, getting lazy :P
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Post by: Maloutant on September 15, 2015, 10:30:14 PM
happens to the best of us........  ;)
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Post by: buckwits on September 16, 2015, 02:20:22 PM
Sorry for the delay guys, been in Ibiza for a week, didn't bother getting details, although made a note of number plate and car in case I spot it there again, wouldn't be surprised if some kids were to scratch "cunt" on the bonnet!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 18, 2015, 01:04:09 PM
Last day at work for my extremely capable and hard-working team colleague, who handed in his notice 4 weeks ago, after they wouldn’t give him a permanent contract after 2 years with the company. He’s not being replaced, so an entire department will now consist of me, myself and I.   No provision for holiday or sickness cover. And the role requires extensive use of foreign languages, of which I am now the only speaker. Time to polish up that CV, I think……   
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on September 18, 2015, 02:39:15 PM
Any Croatian speaken there??? I could help
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 18, 2015, 02:51:32 PM
thanks, Oliver, but unfortunately not. Plus I like you too much to inflict this company on you!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on September 18, 2015, 02:53:44 PM
Hehe...It will be all alright. Let me know if free for coffee ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 18, 2015, 03:23:46 PM
good man!  :)
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CJ on September 18, 2015, 03:42:58 PM
Last day at work for my extremely capable and hard-working team colleague, who handed in his notice 4 weeks ago, after they wouldn’t give him a permanent contract after 2 years with the company. He’s not being replaced, so an entire department will now consist of me, myself and I.   No provision for holiday or sickness cover. And the role requires extensive use of foreign languages, of which I am now the only speaker. Time to polish up that CV, I think……   

With your extra duties alone you deserve a payrise Mal!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 18, 2015, 04:15:38 PM
Last day at work for my extremely capable and hard-working team colleague, who handed in his notice 4 weeks ago, after they wouldn’t give him a permanent contract after 2 years with the company. He’s not being replaced, so an entire department will now consist of me, myself and I.   No provision for holiday or sickness cover. And the role requires extensive use of foreign languages, of which I am now the only speaker. Time to polish up that CV, I think……   

With your extra duties alone you deserve a payrise Mal!


... I can but dream......  ;)
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on September 18, 2015, 06:58:57 PM
Maloutant, so they don't offer you a pay rise? Considering being now only one left.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 18, 2015, 07:09:58 PM
Nah no offer of payrise. You're right, ads, will have to start using my lone star status as a negotiating tool. But even then, money can only compensate you for so much. The older I get, the more I get to realise that the one thing you never seem to have enough of in this life is time (but having more dosh ain't bad, either :-). ). Thanks for your support, guys!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: S13GE on September 20, 2015, 05:56:09 PM
discovered my inner CV joint (drivers side) is totally buggered! luckily noticed it before the drive shaft went bang!

a visit to Platts this week then!   :'(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Salvos_white_abarth on September 20, 2015, 07:16:02 PM
1st 3 and half years my petals was immaculate.last year i curbed my wheel and today curbed it again grr!!! :( i was trying to give space to a fellow abarth and i clipped her somewhere :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 20, 2015, 07:28:12 PM
That's really gutting, Salvos; I know how you feel.  :(
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Post by: olivabih77 on September 20, 2015, 08:05:05 PM
O dear Salvos...i do hope you will fix it.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Notfer on September 27, 2015, 01:07:32 PM
The Mrs going for a drive, and coming back with a kerbed alloy!!!! Not impressed!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on September 27, 2015, 01:08:47 PM
The Mrs going for a drive, and coming back with a kerbed alloy!!!! Not impressed!

Upsyyyyyy.... :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: rare on September 27, 2015, 01:44:29 PM
Oh dear ... :o
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 27, 2015, 02:04:32 PM
Oh god the second member this week! As all these things come in threes, who's gonna be next?!?!  :'(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: 595girlie on September 28, 2015, 09:24:49 AM
Leaving Silverstone yesterday – a massive fight to get out the car park.  We all want to get home!  Some twat in a 1 series hides no shame in shooting past everyone to try and push in further up the line.  He tries to get in front of me but I’m not having any of that so OH tells him to back off and wait his turn.  Windows down, and the knob says, ‘it’s not even a real 595’.  WTF??!!  So he complete ignores the fact he’s been a wanker to just say he had a 595 when they first came out and that mine wasn’t a real one.  I have no idea why he reckoned it wasn’t ‘real’; perhaps because he saw the Milltek exhaust and intercooler on the front?  Anyhow, petty I know, but it just really angered me that he had the audacity to try and push in and then just abuse my poor car!  The car behind me didn’t let him in either though.  Ha ha ha!!!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on September 28, 2015, 07:41:16 PM
Clare, having both a 3- and a 5-series on the drive, my comeback would have been "well you can't even afford a REAL BMW". What a tool!  >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Sven on September 28, 2015, 08:18:43 PM
Having to wait till Wednesday to pick up my a595 Trofeo 😩
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Paullly on September 28, 2015, 08:26:59 PM
Guessing that was at the touring cars?! I was there saturday  :) got a few looks even in my 500 and a couple of people come asking about it  8) That guy would have had a few pops & bangs as I didn't let him in either! ahaha!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: 595girlie on September 29, 2015, 07:35:02 AM
Ha ha.  A small knob, and it was one of those with M badges all over it, but quite clearly not a real 'M' car!  So he was certainly one to talk and had no idea what he was talking about!!

Yeah, was the touring cars Paully.  I did notice one kid having a good look at mine; they certainly do get the attention.   ;D
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on September 30, 2015, 11:13:01 AM
Having a car sat in a dealers service department in piece's (that I can only guess at), waiting for calls that don't get returned, and a customer services department also not returning calls. Fiat Battersea started well, but have now gone down the usual shoddy service of most main dealers, and as for Fiat Customer Services.... What service!

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CB on October 02, 2015, 07:28:01 PM
People moaning about cars :o
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: LegendsBlue on October 02, 2015, 09:01:11 PM
When people overtake with their theyre heap of s**t and leave you with nice stone marks because they cut you right up underestimating how fast your actually going.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CB on October 02, 2015, 10:12:17 PM
I have never been overtaken,what is that? ::)
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Taz on October 03, 2015, 09:29:16 AM
I have never been overtaken,what is that? ::)

I think it means not driving like a pillock.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on October 07, 2015, 10:36:02 PM
Go to the touring cars at Brands this weekend Clare, they are much more civilised down here! See you there.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: JazzyG on October 08, 2015, 01:39:03 AM
Well i had some fun with the insurance company this morning...  Called them to let them know i was lowering my car and having an exhaust fitted and asked for a quote.  They came back and told me that they wouldnt insure me!!!  Probably because i'm so young (44) with only 10yrs no claims and no points.  Managed to get onto the underwriter and theyll insure me for an additional £180 a year despite the fact that the mods are merely cosmetic and dont really alter performance... ..  Awesome you think.. Oh no, if i have an accident, they will only pay out the value of the car minus the mods.  That doesnt really bother me but then i ask myself why the extra charge? Theres no real increase in risk and theyre not gonna pay out any more money in the event of an accident.  Insurance... Money for old rope!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy C on October 08, 2015, 03:13:26 PM
Well i had some fun with the insurance company this morning...  Called them to let them know i was lowering my car and having an exhaust fitted and asked for a quote.  They came back and told me that they wouldnt insure me!!!  Probably because i'm so young (44) with only 10yrs no claims and no points.  Managed to get onto the underwriter and theyll insure me for an additional £180 a year despite the fact that the mods are merely cosmetic and dont really alter performance... ..  Awesome you think.. Oh no, if i have an accident, they will only pay out the value of the car minus the mods.  That doesnt really bother me but then i ask myself why the extra charge? Theres no real increase in risk and theyre not gonna pay out any more money in the event of an accident.  Insurance... Money for old rope!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

That's outrageous, who are your insurers?
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy595 on October 08, 2015, 06:52:09 PM
What's been putting me in a bad mood, not just for 1 day, but the last couple is the bloody traffic chaos in and around Manchester centre. Some half wit in the planning dept has given one man and his dog permission to build unwanted apartment and office blocks and in doing so, cordon off half the road width of almost every arterial road.

It took 1 1/2 hours to get from the new court building near Hardman Boulevarde (if you know Mancs) to the Ramada Hotel on Deansgate last night.... ( I can walk it in 3 minutes) and then not arriving home until 7:30 having left work at 5.

This morning some poor sod had an accident so getting in to work was a trial, but then still had to negotiate the inner city shite, arriving 1/2 hour late for work.

Sorry for the bad language, but this is piss poor. If I were looking to invest, and relocate my business, Manchester would not be it! >:(

Andy
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 09, 2015, 12:13:08 AM
Idiot's that don't have their headlight's correctly adjusted!

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy C on October 09, 2015, 09:49:10 AM
What's been putting me in a bad mood, not just for 1 day, but the last couple is the bloody traffic chaos in and around Manchester centre. Some half wit in the planning dept has given one man and his dog permission to build unwanted apartment and office blocks and in doing so, cordon off half the road width of almost every arterial road.

It took 1 1/2 hours to get from the new court building near Hardman Boulevarde (if you know Mancs) to the Ramada Hotel on Deansgate last night.... ( I can walk it in 3 minutes) and then not arriving home until 7:30 having left work at 5.

This morning some poor sod had an accident so getting in to work was a trial, but then still had to negotiate the inner city shite, arriving 1/2 hour late for work.

Sorry for the bad language, but this is piss poor. If I were looking to invest, and relocate my business, Manchester would not be it! >:(

Andy

I know what you mean, it's been ridiculous over the past couple of weeks!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Brian1612 on October 09, 2015, 12:35:59 PM
Well i had some fun with the insurance company this morning...  Called them to let them know i was lowering my car and having an exhaust fitted and asked for a quote.  They came back and told me that they wouldnt insure me!!!  Probably because i'm so young (44) with only 10yrs no claims and no points.  Managed to get onto the underwriter and theyll insure me for an additional £180 a year despite the fact that the mods are merely cosmetic and dont really alter performance... ..  Awesome you think.. Oh no, if i have an accident, they will only pay out the value of the car minus the mods.  That doesnt really bother me but then i ask myself why the extra charge? Theres no real increase in risk and theyre not gonna pay out any more money in the event of an accident.  Insurance... Money for old rope!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Should contact Admiral, cosmetic changes cost nothing. I was an extra £20 to declare my  lowering springs and rear light upgrades. I am only 24 and have 6 years no claims.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Tommyb on October 10, 2015, 01:30:43 PM
Insurance time! Being the sweet old age of 20 insurance is a complete scam, when I had my citreon c2 it was 600 a year and to upgrade to my 2012 plate Abarth at the age of 19 was an extra 340 quid bargin! Now my insurance is due and they want nearly 2,000 pounds... been getting quotes a few weeks ago (so I can start saving ready) of 500-800 quid, now they all want over 1,500... what is going on?! It's a completely stock car, without an alarm is 600 quid more just because it has an immobilizer not an annoying old fashion beeping alarm, great!  >:( :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 10, 2015, 01:49:50 PM
Just received my renewal this morning, £655 for a middle aged gent with full no claims (9+ years) on the main car and the abarth having 4 years being a second car. Let's just say I'll be making a few calls this week. I wonder how much they will be dropping it when I call them up!

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: will-w on October 10, 2015, 05:17:50 PM
Emma had her renewal though the other day.

We called, did some basic haggling and they ended up knocking £120 off!

Just makes you wonder how much commission brokers make on some policies!!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy595 on October 10, 2015, 05:38:53 PM
Just received my renewal this morning, £655 for a middle aged gent with full no claims (9+ years) on the main car and the abarth having 4 years being a second car. Let's just say I'll be making a few calls this week. I wonder how much they will be dropping it when I call them up!

Fish

Middle aged and full NCD, we contacted Adrian Flux, whilst a little bit more (very marginal) than Direct Line, we have done a deal a lot less than the above number!

Give 'em a call.

Andy
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on October 10, 2015, 09:52:59 PM
Insurance companies are vermin, my son was with Admiral, quoted him £800 for his 875cc Alfa Mito, rang them and said f@ck u, and they dropped to £600!. Thought F@ck you, tried online and ended up with £375. with Quote me happy! There is no reward for loyalty. Shop around my friend!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: DAN@ADRIAN FLUX on October 11, 2015, 06:46:40 PM
Just received my renewal this morning, £655 for a middle aged gent with full no claims (9+ years) on the main car and the abarth having 4 years being a second car. Let's just say I'll be making a few calls this week. I wonder how much they will be dropping it when I call them up!

Fish

Middle aged and full NCD, we contacted Adrian Flux, whilst a little bit more (very marginal) than Direct Line, we have done a deal a lot less than the above number!

Give 'em a call.

Andy
Hi,
Glad we could help out with insurance,
Regards,
Dan.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Heartonmysleeve1972 on October 11, 2015, 10:09:48 PM
My ex wife
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Sven on October 12, 2015, 04:10:01 PM
Some idiot over taking me on the wrong side of the road, nearly killing himself and me at the same time :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: S13GE on October 12, 2015, 06:31:01 PM
My ex wife

this guy...   ;D

yh I had that happen to me a while back Sven, total disregard for life!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: LegendsBlue on October 13, 2015, 12:30:14 PM
Got another one.

Currently pursuing a claim for refurbishment of 2 of my alloys. Currently progressively getting worse. Live in a new build, have been there for 7 months now. Still no road and the water meter points are obliterating my wheels. The car which i only brought on 21st September. Im now having to try and put a claim in against the builders with no guarantee ill actually get it. I am not a happy bunny to say the least. Ive attached pics for anyone interested, along with the culprit!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy595 on October 13, 2015, 08:14:50 PM
Got another one.

Currently pursuing a claim for refurbishment of 2 of my alloys. Currently progressively getting worse. Live in a new build, have been there for 7 months now. Still no road and the water meter points are obliterating my wheels. The car which i only brought on 21st September. Im now having to try and put a claim in against the builders with no guarantee ill actually get it. I am not a happy bunny to say the least. Ive attached pics for anyone interested, along with the culprit!

Good luck with the claim, is a disgrace how building sites are left unfinished regardless of damage caused etc.

Andy
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on October 13, 2015, 09:57:22 PM
I may be missing the obvious here but could you not drive over the drain cover?
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Rizler on October 14, 2015, 12:35:47 AM
I think its right in front of his house/driveway?
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: LegendsBlue on October 14, 2015, 11:48:30 AM
Thanks Andy! Yes its directly in front of our drive and its so difficult to avoid. I do my best to drive over/avoid it, but it sticks up by about 3 inches so occasionally catches it. I know these are small cars but the turning circle isnt great AND the road is only as wide as one and half cars. Stupid design!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Rizler on October 15, 2015, 12:07:49 AM
Yeh the turning circle is ridiculous i have a 3.5tonne fiat van which seems to turn easier lol
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on October 16, 2015, 11:18:01 PM
Fair point, I hear the Ark Royal has a smaller turning circle than the Abarth. And to think I was going to fit spacers to my car! Maybe not.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 17, 2015, 03:15:43 PM
For me the worst part is when you are planning to go somewhere and you have to work on the weekend especially if your family is out and you are stuck at work behind the office...while outside is nice and sunny. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 17, 2015, 05:37:15 PM
If it helps, Oliver, out here in the sticks the weather has been grey and cold all day; you haven't missed out on a great driving day. There will be others!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 17, 2015, 05:40:31 PM
Quit true Lady M. It might even rain
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 17, 2015, 09:01:39 PM
Oliver, you're not the only one stuck at work. 7-7 both days this weekend, then Mon-Fri of 7-2:30.

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 17, 2015, 09:24:31 PM
Oliver, you're not the only one stuck at work. 7-7 both days this weekend, then Mon-Fri of 7-2:30.

Fish

Haha....still at work till 2230h.....what a pain >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Notfer on October 18, 2015, 02:17:45 PM
Abarth Preston taking over all of the threads earlier this week, that's what put me in a bad mood :/.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 18, 2015, 02:34:53 PM
Some people give me bad attitude without reason...people not indicating when turning and they they look at you. Nearly one cab hit me as he wasn't indicating...bloody idiot
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 18, 2015, 08:30:06 PM
Plenty of idiots like that out on the wet roads this evening Oliver, plus you've then got the idiots who don't have the headlights properly aligned.

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy C on October 21, 2015, 10:04:16 AM
I'm having a nightmare this morning... Somehow when loading the car to go to work I managed to put my keys inside the boot, I then closed it locking them in.

"Use the spare key" I hear you say...

Conviniently they are also in the boot! (They are always kept with the log books etc.. Which were in the car from when I took it into the dealership last week)

Not my finest moment, I am furious with myself. Awaiting the AA to see if they can do anything...
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: POPEYE on October 21, 2015, 10:10:28 AM
Metal banding strips or coat hangers would come in handy 🙀

Best of luck, I hope the AA can get you sorted out quickly.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 21, 2015, 10:10:45 AM
I have a nightmare this morning... Somehow when loading the car to go to work I managed to put my keys inside the boot, I then closed it locking them in.

"Use the spare key" I hear you say...

Conviniently they are also in the boot! (They are always kept with the log books etc.. Which were in the car from when I took it into the dealership last week)

Not my finest moment, I am furious with myself. Awaiting the AA to see if they can do anything...

O no Andy...hope AA will retrieve your car keys...keep us updated :( :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Tommyb on October 21, 2015, 12:00:05 PM
I'm having a nightmare this morning... Somehow when loading the car to go to work I managed to put my keys inside the boot, I then closed it locking them in.

"Use the spare key" I hear you say...

Conviniently they are also in the boot! (They are always kept with the log books etc.. Which were in the car from when I took it into the dealership last week)

Not my finest moment, I am furious with myself. Awaiting the AA to see if they can do anything...

Did this the same day I got my car, went out with a few mates for a dominos run, put the pizzas in the boot so they'd 'stay warm' while we quickly went in the shops to get a drink, well my friend shut the boot without telling me, see you later car keys! Had about 7 people laughing at me because I locked my keys in my brand new car, luckily I had the spare key at home so had to make an emergency call to my parents to get them haha
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Andy C on October 21, 2015, 02:09:25 PM
Well, the AA showed up after an hour waiting around and I was back in the car within 5 minutes! Very impressed with the service, no damage to the car just two wedges, an air bag and a metal rod and he was in... a little concerning that is all it takes to break into a 500 though :/
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: olivabih77 on October 21, 2015, 03:32:39 PM
Well, the AA showed up after an hour waiting around and I was back in the car within 5 minutes! Very impressed with the service, no damage to the car just two wedges, an air bag and a metal rod and he was in... a little concerning that is all it takes to break into a 500 though :/

Upsss...you mean it is easy to break in to Abarth
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: JackH1990 on October 21, 2015, 10:38:39 PM
Pretty much the same way that the RAC got into my Smart car when I locked my key in the boot. Disconcerting but the likelihood of people trying it is pretty slim I'd say.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: POPEYE on October 22, 2015, 09:08:48 PM
You know what really grinds my gears.

Having to buy key covers in pairs when you're only issued with one key.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 23, 2015, 08:38:32 AM
actually, yesterday; and more upset than grumpy. Took my boydog to the vet for one of his monthly check-ups, blood tests and injections. Vet completely messed up the injection and halfway through, he's in massive pain and starts screaming in my arms, while the vet is trying to inject the rest of the liquid, which seemingly takes an eternity.  :(  Would rather have been stabbed myself with a red hot poker for an hour if that had taken the pain away from him. Discovered some blood in his fur later around the injection point, so she did a proper job on him.        :'(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Notfer on October 24, 2015, 08:55:44 AM
Have you got your boydog insured? Sounds like vet misconduct if you ask me!

They say things come in threes, first off, I'm in Cornwall on holiday for a week, and its raining, Talktalk have fucked up, and have some relatives on holiday in Mexico, wouldn't say in a Bad mood, more of a shit mood!
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: James on October 24, 2015, 11:44:08 AM
Being a TalkTalk customer.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 24, 2015, 01:24:16 PM
Customer services telling how I should go about making a complaint!

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CB on October 24, 2015, 03:13:22 PM
I feel your pain regarding vets,I hate them,I bring my dog up natural,raw food,herbal supplements,herbal Nosodes,no injections(don't get me started on the jabs))
My boy has a baby fang that needs removing,I call a vet and all they want to do is fill him with chemicals and cut his balls off😁
I'm pretty sure the last time I had a tooth out They never insisted I had mine cut off,vile,discusting people,apparently it's to stop cancer(the cancer comes from there jabs by the way))
Rant over,I'm off out to get drunk and watch the rugby(this will later appear on what's made you happy)😑
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 24, 2015, 08:11:00 PM
Customer services telling how I should go about making a complaint!

Fish


Might you perchance be referring to FCA customer service.......
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 24, 2015, 08:18:26 PM
Thanks, Notfer and Chris; yes, he is insured. Won't bore the forum with any more details; not a pet appreciation society on here, after all..

Man, Notfer, what diabolical bad luck. Always comes in 3's for sure! Hope weather improves for you, and that your family in Mexico are allright?

So how has the talk-talk hacking affected the endusers?

Chris: you'll be pleased to hear that everyone in my household still has a full set, including myself  :o

I presume you're English, so who is there left to support in the rugby....? :-[. Happy or grumpy result for you?
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on October 24, 2015, 08:31:40 PM
Might you perchance be referring to FCA customer service.......

Might be. ;)

Fish
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 24, 2015, 08:33:57 PM
Might you perchance be referring to FCA customer service.......

Might be. ;)

Fish


... big sigh....  :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: POPEYE on October 24, 2015, 10:44:44 PM
Bernie Ecclestone  >:(

Enough said.
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 24, 2015, 11:15:01 PM
Bernie Ecclestone  >:(

Enough said.

Never trust a short bloke with a toupet.....  >:(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CB on October 25, 2015, 01:26:56 AM
Just got back,was supporting SA as we had one in our group,l👍
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: CB on October 25, 2015, 01:01:33 AM
Also very happy my boy has his bits still👍
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Maloutant on October 25, 2015, 06:30:23 AM
Well done on the all-round knackers front, Chris; less so on the rugby; commiserations.  :(
Title: Re: Whats Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Taz on October 25, 2015, 09:13:05 AM
Got another one.

Currently pursuing a claim for refurbishment of 2 of my alloys. Currently progressively getting worse. Live in a new build, have been there for 7 months now. Still no road and the water meter points are obliterating my wheels. The car which i only brought on 21st September. Im now having to try and put a claim in against the builders with no guarantee ill actually get it. I am not a happy bunny to say the least. Ive attached pics for anyone interested, along with the culprit!

I just saw this on the BBC News website this morning. Doesn't look like you're alone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34606633

Have you had any luck?
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Post by: LegendsBlue on October 25, 2015, 09:51:27 AM
Got another one.

Currently pursuing a claim for refurbishment of 2 of my alloys. Currently progressively getting worse. Live in a new build, have been there for 7 months now. Still no road and the water meter points are obliterating my wheels. The car which i only brought on 21st September. Im now having to try and put a claim in against the builders with no guarantee ill actually get it. I am not a happy bunny to say the least. Ive attached pics for anyone interested, along with the culprit!

I just saw this on the BBC News website this morning. Doesn't look like you're alone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34606633

Have you had any luck?

Wow i had no idea it was that bad around the country, thats interesting thank you for forwarding that. I did contact the council who were useless. I just dont understand, the houses go up like lego then the roads and pavements are left. Children are walking in the roads because of it being a trip hazard. I put my claim in a few weeks ago after obtaining several quotes, and they havent had the decency to acknowledge it or anything. Angry is an understatement. Ill let you know how I get on Taz!
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Post by: Maloutant on October 25, 2015, 09:57:09 AM
Also very happy my boy has his bits still👍

Chris, just had a thought (sorry, others, dog talk): you have the Cotton de Tulear with the bathrobe, right? How big is he? I have 2 hooded towelling robe-thingys that are too small for my 2. Would suit a dog about 30 cms in body length from neck to tail. If suitable for yours, am happy for them to go to a good home.
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Post by: CB on October 25, 2015, 11:19:43 AM
Hi ya,that's very kind of you,I'll measure him up😉
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Post by: Andy595 on October 25, 2015, 12:36:40 PM
Got another one.

Currently pursuing a claim for refurbishment of 2 of my alloys. Currently progressively getting worse. Live in a new build, have been there for 7 months now. Still no road and the water meter points are obliterating my wheels. The car which i only brought on 21st September. Im now having to try and put a claim in against the builders with no guarantee ill actually get it. I am not a happy bunny to say the least. Ive attached pics for anyone interested, along with the culprit!

I just saw this on the BBC News website this morning. Doesn't look like you're alone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34606633

Have you had any luck?

Wow i had no idea it was that bad around the country, thats interesting thank you for forwarding that. I did contact the council who were useless. I just dont understand, the houses go up like lego then the roads and pavements are left. Children are walking in the roads because of it being a trip hazard. I put my claim in a few weeks ago after obtaining several quotes, and they havent had the decency to acknowledge it or anything. Angry is an understatement. Ill let you know how I get on Taz!

You may(!) have some fortune by enquiring if they have a section 38 bond, if so, this is generally guaranteed by a Bank, this gives you someone else to register a complaint to. You will of course need to find out where the builder banks, but you or you solicitor must have paid monies some where.

Banks are desperate these days to avoid bad publicity or reputation damage (where is that horse, I know I've got a bolt). At worst, you may be able to prevent the builder getting funding for his next project if the bank view the business owner as a reputation risk. May well force their hand to complete the job to get the bank back on side.

Good luck.

Andy
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Post by: olivabih77 on October 26, 2015, 11:03:20 AM
Someone nicked my Abarth dust caps >:(all 4 gone. Someone at the Buttlins holiday.. >:(
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Post by: POPEYE on October 26, 2015, 11:09:40 AM
Someone nicked my Abarth dust caps >:(all 4 gone. Someone at the Buttlins holiday.. >:(

Commiserations fella.

Jealousy is such a horrible trait. 😡
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Post by: olivabih77 on October 26, 2015, 11:11:54 AM
Someone nicked my Abarth dust caps >:(all 4 gone. Someone at the Buttlins holiday.. >:(

Commiserations fella.

Jealousy is such a horrible trait. 😡

Well got another 4 in reserve. It could be wheels
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Post by: POPEYE on October 26, 2015, 11:14:53 AM
Indeed, as someone has clearly given your car a little too much attention.
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Post by: olivabih77 on October 26, 2015, 11:17:54 AM
Well it is an Abarth ;) in deed too much attention
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Post by: olivabih77 on October 26, 2015, 02:07:35 PM
Probably kids, they collect dust caps. That one will have some serious bragging rights, rare find those Abarth ones.

Was it Butlins at Bognor? I was there last weekend picking my daughter up. I wasn't stationary long enough lose anything though:)

Yeah it was Buttlins in Bognor Regus.
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Post by: CB on October 26, 2015, 04:38:37 PM
Hi Oliver,thought I saw you in Windsor this afternoon?
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Post by: olivabih77 on October 26, 2015, 04:40:07 PM
Where, when? I did pass 30min ago through Windsor area. Where were you then?
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Post by: CB on October 26, 2015, 05:50:11 PM
Spying on you....... ???
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Post by: Andy595 on November 04, 2015, 09:55:25 PM
Someone nicked my Abarth dust caps >:(all 4 gone. Someone at the Buttlins holiday.. >:(

Don't know if you have resolved this to you satisfaction yet, but we bought some 17" 10 spoke wheels with centre caps a while back, obviously we have centre caps on the wheels we have, if you can make use of the spares we have, make a reasonable offer.

Andy
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Post by: POPEYE on November 04, 2015, 09:57:16 PM
I think it's the dust (valve) caps he's missing.

Certainly nice of you to offer though.
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Post by: olivabih77 on November 04, 2015, 10:24:37 PM
I got the spare one
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Post by: harry flatters on November 06, 2015, 08:48:53 PM
I hadn't had my A500 that long when some unmentionable piece of shite had all four of mine!   >:(  To rub salt in the wound, one of my sons bought me a set of Fiat ones for Christmas last year ::) A bit like those hideous items your mother in law gave you as a gift, which you have to remember to put on display when she visits from whichever dark recess they are hidden in the rest of the time! ;D
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Post by: S13GE on November 09, 2015, 11:26:16 PM
sliding around in the wet on my brand new yet still shockingly shite Pirelli's...defo going to change to something else when I need a new set   >:(
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Post by: S13GE on November 10, 2015, 12:42:15 PM
yh it's like you aquaplane for the first part of steering input then you gradually get a bit of laboured turn in...to be honest I thought that my virtually new fronts would cope better than they have so far, quite a poor and confidence-denting lack of grip   :-[

I seem to be able to put the power down quite well (perhaps due to the TTC), but you certainly lose any kind of precision in the wet on the P-Zero's
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Post by: will-w on November 10, 2015, 06:18:33 PM
I've never driven a 500 on a set of P-Zero's but the AGP SS and Supersport have always handled exceptionally well with them..  Certainly better than the Potenza's I have on the Supersport at the moment :(

Must be a very car specific thing?
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Post by: CB on November 14, 2015, 10:24:15 AM
I'm meant to be out there next week working,it's a crazy world we live in.
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Post by: Andy the tyre man on November 14, 2015, 10:30:44 AM
Shocking what's happened in Paris and it winds me up that all the world leaders are "condemning" the actions of the terrorist groups but doing nothing about it!!

Pull everyone "western" out of Syria and Afghanistan then drop the bomb on it.

Job done!!
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Post by: buckwits on November 14, 2015, 11:29:40 AM
Couldn't agree more. We need to make the  consequences of this kind of act so horrendous no one would dare do anything like it again, to be honest I thought Putin would have spazzed out more after the plane bombing. 
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Post by: Fish on November 14, 2015, 11:44:06 AM
it winds me up that all the world leaders are "condemning" the actions of the terrorist groups but doing nothing about it!!

Would that be because they would be tried at terrorists in the countries that they are attacking?

We in the west keep imposing our values on the middle east and east when they don't want it. Why are we doing it.... OIL!!!!!

Keep hitting wasp nests hard enough you're going to get stung I'm afraid.

Fish
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Post by: Sven on November 18, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
The bloke in a van thinking I was being a di*k , when he asked me what does the clock go upto on your car and I replied "depends if it's set to 24hrs" guess he couldn't take a joke.
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Post by: CB on November 19, 2015, 11:00:26 PM
Got a Volvo XC60 R Design for a few weeks,what a let down,there is no where to rest your left foot when cruising,talk about a schoolboy error  ???
No parking sensors as standard?
The lights,or should I say lack of them,I'd be better off glueing a candle to the bonnet.
Huge car on the outside yet no room inside,boot is rubbish.
I'd give it 3 out of 10.
Don't buy one :o
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Post by: rui on November 19, 2015, 11:26:37 PM
Got a Volvo XC60 R Design for a few weeks,what a let down,there is no where to rest your left foot when cruising,talk about a schoolboy error  ???
No parking sensors as standard?
The lights,or should I say lack of them,I'd be better off glueing a candle to the bonnet.
Huge car on the outside yet no room inside,boot is rubbish.
I'd give it 3 out of 10.
Don't buy one :o


I have one and it's great, we have the manual version and there is somewhere to put your left foot in it, ours has front and rear parking sensors, the Active Xenon headlamps are amazing! they turn as you go around corners , it is just the right size for our family and the boot is the bigest in its class!

We got our one new a year ago and its great, you just need to make sure you tick the right options as in any car.
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Post by: CB on November 21, 2015, 09:40:05 AM
It's 9am,I'm on train to Waterloo,the service is heavily disrupted,packed train,baby crying it's all going on,could it get any worse you ask yourselves?
Well actually yes,whilst sat stationary at Wimbledon station for 20 mins a huge smelly man. sits next me then opens a packet of extra strong garlick Salami slices and starts stuffing them in his face,I very nearly vommed right there and then,why do people have no respect for others?
Surely he could have gone 15 mins without a Salami fix?
It's 9 in the morning,why Salami!!!
Obviously I had to leave my seat and I sat at the opposite end of the carriage but the smell of raw garlick salami spread through the carriage not unlike the trail of steam from the Bisto gravy advert,it got so bad I had to change carriages.
Nice start to the day.
Rant over.
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Post by: CB on November 21, 2015, 03:35:57 PM
Ads,I credit you with more taste than to rip slices of salami from the packet at 9am,I think I may be mentally scarred from the experience,I'm just hoping it hasn't put me off of spicy meat snacks :-\
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Post by: buckwits on November 21, 2015, 07:08:55 PM
I feel for you buddy, had a similar experience on a recent flight to Ibiza, fucking 7am flight from Stanstead and some shit house rat feels the need to eat the slinkiest filth baguette on take off, wouldn't care if it stopped stinking after he finished it, but no, whenever the loser breathed out the fucking oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling! Is it just me or are other people just C**ts?
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Post by: LegendsBlue on November 21, 2015, 08:44:35 PM
Ohhhhh thats disgusting 😷 would be my worst nightmare
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Post by: AbarthIain on November 24, 2015, 12:14:26 PM
The lack of an apostrophe in the thread title...  :P :-X
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Post by: Taz on November 24, 2015, 05:34:32 PM
The lack of an apostrophe in the thread title...  :P :-X

Eats, shoots and leaves.

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Post by: olivabih77 on November 25, 2015, 09:19:34 AM
This came along stuck deep into my tyre. It did cut quit a lot, now i have to buy a new tyre. Stupid.
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Post by: Andy595 on November 25, 2015, 09:30:07 PM
This came along stuck deep into my tyre. It did cut quit a lot, now i have to buy a new tyre. Stupid.

What did?
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Post by: ellapress on November 30, 2015, 10:02:31 PM
well... i went to homebase today. and i got pic pocketed... thats right some scumbag stole my wallet right of my pocket.. what is the wold comeing to when you get robbed in homebase.
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Post by: olivabih77 on November 30, 2015, 10:03:50 PM
Which Homebase?
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Post by: ellapress on November 30, 2015, 10:32:09 PM
llaneilli homebse in trostra shopping park...
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Post by: buckwits on December 08, 2015, 07:58:19 PM
You have to wonder, as in Arab countries, whether cutting peoples hands off for stealing really works? Im guessing the number that reoffend is quite low.
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Post by: Jim on December 08, 2015, 08:13:01 PM
I work in retail...

That's all for now!
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Post by: CB on December 11, 2015, 05:39:23 PM
Why stop at hands?
I would chop off there legs too as if they still mange to steal your wallet at least they won't be able to escape :o
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Post by: olivabih77 on December 11, 2015, 05:52:19 PM
Someone took your wallet Chris? Awful  :(
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Post by: olivabih77 on December 11, 2015, 06:19:21 PM
Someone took your wallet Chris? Awful  :(
No Oliver he was commenting on a message left some days ago.

O yeah, didn't see that message
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Post by: S13GE on December 15, 2015, 03:38:47 PM
found out that the dealer has destroyed my front offside hub and cross-threaded one of the bolts at least, new hub tomorrow!
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Post by: will-w on December 17, 2015, 10:04:20 PM
One of our Guinea Pigs Ernie passed away over night, leaving his brother Bert all on his own :'(
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Post by: Andy595 on December 29, 2015, 05:52:12 PM
We stayed in the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Centre on Sunday night, how inconsiderate of some half wits to think it acceptable to walk down a corridor at 3 a.m. having a normal volume conversation, and then letting doors close via springs rather than closing quietly!

Inconsiderate bastards :(

They weren't young either.

Andy
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Post by: LegendsBlue on January 01, 2016, 04:52:44 PM
Discovering a rattling noise from the drivers door. booooooo!
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Post by: Thesaint68 on January 01, 2016, 05:01:43 PM
I kerbed my front alloy coz I was not paying attention.....car is only two months old 😞 what a knobhead 😞😞
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Post by: harry flatters on January 01, 2016, 08:48:37 PM
I kerbed my front alloy coz I was not paying attention.....car is only two months old  what a knobhead
Oh that's grim! Do feel for you. Still, it's only a wheel and can be fixed :) Like many things, drivers fall into two categories - those that have kerbed their alloys and those that haven't - yet ;D keep smiling :)
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Post by: harry flatters on January 01, 2016, 08:51:50 PM
ever since Christmas, we have had filthy colds and coughs and I have now just about had enough of it >:( Not eating and can't even face alcohol, it's that bad :o  On the positive side, I have lost over 9 lbs in weight ;D If I was a horse, they would have shot me by now :)
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Post by: jerry2 on January 02, 2016, 08:03:35 PM
My son kerbed his brand new wheels the same day , to say he was gutted was an understatement £120 later all sorted  >:( :)
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Post by: buckwits on January 15, 2016, 07:23:29 PM
Perforating my ear drum so now I cant hear my lovely Monza properly! Be careful with those cotton buds kids!
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Post by: Fish on January 15, 2016, 07:48:07 PM
Pot holes.... need to get geometry done again!

Fish
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Post by: Andy595 on January 23, 2016, 04:15:49 PM
Pot holes.... need to get geometry done again!

Fish

I find the weaving technique is the best way to get the local authority to resolve things.

If you drive slowly making great pains to drive around the holes, holding up all other traffic at the same time, eventually the message gets through and a repair undertaken.

Andy
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Post by: Fish on January 23, 2016, 04:30:31 PM
Sadly central London's roads are way worse than where I live. :(

Fish
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Post by: harry flatters on January 23, 2016, 06:52:14 PM
ever since Christmas, we have had filthy colds and coughs and I have now just about had enough of it >:( Not eating and can't even face alcohol, it's that bad :o  On the positive side, I have lost over 9 lbs in weight ;D If I was a horse, they would have shot me by now :)
On the plus side, I am now eating and taking copious amounts of alcohol at every opportunity - probably accounts for putting 5lbs back on! However, swmbo has back problems and in much pain - not only that, it means I am having to do all the housework and cooking! Haven't poisoned us so far! New year can only get better - please god, soon!
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Post by: FRZ on January 23, 2016, 09:48:48 PM
Pot holes.... need to get geometry done again!

Fish

I find the weaving technique is the best way to get the local authority to resolve things.

If you drive slowly making great pains to drive around the holes, holding up all other traffic at the same time, eventually the message gets through and a repair undertaken.

Andy

This guy has got the best technique for getting pot holes repaired quickly...
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/comedy-phallus-crusader-gets-potholes-9105592
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Post by: Mark#46 on January 24, 2016, 07:33:47 AM
Someone has dinged my bonnet Grrrrr 😠
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Post by: Cwall22 on February 02, 2016, 09:50:40 PM
When I went to get into my Abarth and the door handle fell off in my hand  >:( :(
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Post by: CJS500 on March 01, 2016, 10:39:40 AM
Doing a 25 mile journey that took 4 hours due to traffic, because of 50mph speed limit zone and rubbish drivers  >:(
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Post by: S13GE on March 05, 2016, 08:30:04 PM
seeing my granddad in the cancer unit on his last legs...sad times  :'(
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Post by: Taz on March 05, 2016, 08:48:06 PM
seeing my granddad in the cancer unit on his last legs...sad times  :'(
It doesn't get any worse. I'm sorry to hear that.
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Post by: S13GE on March 06, 2016, 01:03:55 PM
cheers for the comments folks.

yh he is why I have a passion for cars; he worked as one of Graham Hill's head mechanics, he worked with Colin Chapman building Lotus cars for selected customers. He also built a Maserati V12 F1 engined Hill climb car which broke 15/16 of 17 UK Hill climbs in the same year!

...oh and he finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st within 3 seasons of the British Karting Championship and went back to his Lotus work after becoming champion testing new Lotus cars.

driving was everything to him and now he will never drive a car again
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Post by: JackH1990 on March 29, 2016, 03:04:44 PM
Cracked windscreen! :( and having to wait until next tuesday for it to be repaired
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Post by: JackH1990 on March 29, 2016, 03:28:45 PM
Cracked windscreen! :( and having to wait until next tuesday for it to be repaired

That is shocking!

I was surprised yeah! But I guess a few people may have damage from the storm so that might be putting things back? Who knows with these things... luckily it's just a hairline crack but I'm driving like an old person because I'm worried it will spread
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Post by: Billybart on April 02, 2016, 06:08:57 PM
Kerbed my new 17inch diamond style alloys on my new 595.Just clipped the kerb.So annoyed !!
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Post by: jenniferlouise on April 02, 2016, 07:26:34 PM
Kerbed my new 17inch diamond style alloys on my new 595.Just clipped the kerb.So annoyed !!
yep, been there, done that, thankfully not on the new 595 but did have a couple of trips to the local 'Get Smart' body shop to rectify (which they did very nicely) with the last one
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Post by: harry flatters on April 03, 2016, 11:34:14 AM
Cracked windscreen! :( and having to wait until next tuesday for it to be repaired

That is shocking!

I was surprised yeah! But I guess a few people may have damage from the storm so that might be putting things back? Who knows with these things... luckily it's just a hairline crack but I'm driving like an old person because I'm worried it will spread
Oi! Less of the 'old' please >:( I am sure you are not supposed to say things like that :( I know I am really old but still drive a bit quick, at least according to swmbo ;D  A bit worrying since I reckon I go really slowly when passenger seat is occupied ;) - flat as a kipper, never lift!
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Post by: Billybart on April 03, 2016, 11:52:01 AM
Yes.I still drive like Stirling Moss on the Mille Miglia 'tho I'm 65.No ,that's not true but when I get my hush puppies to the floor I often don't remember the places I have been through anymore.Just ask the wife,"was that Worcester we just went through?" "Not sure, dear,bit of a blur.You must slow down as my spectacles keep falling off! Isn't it time to buy that nice Rover 75 the neighbour's selling?" ."No chance .I think I'll get the Competitzione when I'm 70! That should get the blood circulating and get the boys very envious!"
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Post by: harry flatters on April 03, 2016, 01:46:54 PM
Yes.I still drive like Stirling Moss on the Mille Miglia 'tho I'm 65.No ,that's not true but when I get my hush puppies to the floor I often don't remember the places I have been through anymore.Just ask the wife,"was that Worcester we just went through?" "Not sure, dear,bit of a blur.You must slow down as my spectacles keep falling off! Isn't it time to buy that nice Rover 75 the neighbour's selling?" ."No chance .I think I'll get the Competitzione when I'm 70! That should get the blood circulating and get the boys very envious!"

Absolutely hilarious ;D Thanks billybart,, what a hoot and made me laugh like a drain! :) quite made my day!
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Post by: dixy on April 03, 2016, 02:29:18 PM
Flipping Mot man pulling my handbrake and stretching the passenger's side cable beyond use result failure thanks a lot. .......twas working the day before ! Clown no respect!
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Post by: S13GE on May 11, 2016, 10:40:36 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
(http://i.picresize.com/images/2016/05/11/rRutQ.jpg)
(http://i.picresize.com/images/2016/05/11/eF3lN.jpg)
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Post by: AbarthIain on May 11, 2016, 10:49:23 PM
What the hell happened there Tim?
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Post by: S13GE on May 11, 2016, 10:53:16 PM
wheel came off while driving. I'd covered about 20 miles after my new brakes were fitted

needs a new disc (being fitted tomorrow), wing, wheel refurb, mud flap, piece of decal, arch liner and paintwork blowing in...
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Post by: AbarthIain on May 12, 2016, 10:32:41 PM
wheel came off while driving. I'd covered about 20 miles after my new brakes were fitted

needs a new disc (being fitted tomorrow), wing, wheel refurb, mud flap, piece of decal, arch liner and paintwork blowing in...

Did they not refit yours wheels properly or something?  Glad you're ok, gutted for you.
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Post by: S13GE on May 13, 2016, 11:05:18 PM
Had a friend do the brakes, clearly not enough torque as I've had this set up for 2 years and no issue; however there is not enough thread really so  :-\
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Post by: Graeme838 on June 24, 2016, 08:23:54 PM
Leaving the EU, ggrrrrrrr
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Post by: olivabih77 on June 25, 2016, 04:44:13 PM
Leaving the EU, ggrrrrrrr

Me too, so pissed off really >:(
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Post by: fpan on June 25, 2016, 09:37:01 PM
After reading this you may change your minds ;)

We haven't left yet, it's only the beginning of the end.

http://www.eu-facts.org/en/background/dark_roots_europe_lecture.html
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Post by: Karlktm on June 28, 2016, 08:38:33 PM
After every wash...spend ages drying to find that over the course of the day, the mirrors inner swimming pool empties down both doors leaving streaks..
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Post by: Leo on June 28, 2016, 09:38:12 PM
After every wash...spend ages drying to find that over the course of the day, the mirrors inner swimming pool empties down both doors leaving streaks..

I know exactly what you mean - That always used to annoy me.  I find that by repeatedly pressing on the plastic mirror base where it mounts onto the door, in the area where the water trail starts from, you can encourage the trapped water to come out.  Holding a damp drying towel or cloth over the area while you do this also helps to draw out the water.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Karlktm on July 07, 2016, 08:08:18 PM
I tell ya what really really pisses me off.... Got a car less than a month old, and the council have decided to grit 3 miles of my trip to work (50/60mph road). So I drive really slow taking care to not get paint chips..then all of a sudden twats coming the other way at 60mph flicking stones up and chip index my door glass!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: HermioneFraggle on July 09, 2016, 12:23:52 PM
I tell ya what really really pisses me off.... Got a car less than a month old, and the council have decided to grit 3 miles of my trip to work (50/60mph road). So I drive really slow taking care to not get paint chips..then all of a sudden twats coming the other way at 60mph flicking stones up and chip index my door glass!

Similar here. But I lived on pretty much  a building site for 10 months, they finished all the houses and properly surfaced the road so thought was safe to get new car. But now they are starting a new site across the street so all the mud, dust and associated debris is at the end of our street and we only have one way in and out so can't avoid it.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Tommyb on July 10, 2016, 08:09:51 PM
Rude owners, seriously...

Went to a local car meet today, saw a punto evo and a tricolor 595 custom, when I approached the girl in the 595 custom she shouted my car is crap because it isn't a 595, my car is a 2012 custom which according to abarths scorpionship website is 595 (I called it a 500).

 She told me her car was totally different, luckily a few other fellow abarth owners backed me up, the cheek... her friends couldn't spot ANY differences between our cars other than all the options I have including the pearl paint

My car is exactly the same as yours, you have a badge and a set of wheels, then goes to say her exhaust its better than mine! I have a monza she had the standard exhaust. I was fuming, never have I met someone so rude...  It's a shame,  really a cars options list or badge doesn't make it better than someone elses.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Billybart on July 19, 2016, 02:16:41 PM
My son opened his car door and the wind caught it and made a nasty dent across the crease on front wing.I was very upset. Luckily Kev the Dent near Redditch came out and with a bit of work with his metal rods the dent has been fixed!! Slowly recovering!!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: sjs202 on July 19, 2016, 09:13:33 PM
Rude owners, seriously...

Went to a local car meet today, saw a punto evo and a tricolor 595 custom, when I approached the girl in the 595 custom she shouted my car is crap because it isn't a 595, my car is a 2012 custom which according to abarths scorpionship website is 595 (I called it a 500).

 She told me her car was totally different, luckily a few other fellow abarth owners backed me up, the cheek... her friends couldn't spot ANY differences between our cars other than all the options I have including the pearl paint

My car is exactly the same as yours, you have a badge and a set of wheels, then goes to say her exhaust its better than mine! I have a monza she had the standard exhaust. I was fuming, never have I met someone so rude...  It's a shame,  really a cars options list or badge doesn't make it better than someone elses.

She sounds like a right w@nker!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Dal on July 20, 2016, 08:53:51 AM
Rude owners, seriously...

Went to a local car meet today, saw a punto evo and a tricolor 595 custom, when I approached the girl in the 595 custom she shouted my car is crap because it isn't a 595, my car is a 2012 custom which according to abarths scorpionship website is 595 (I called it a 500).

 She told me her car was totally different, luckily a few other fellow abarth owners backed me up, the cheek... her friends couldn't spot ANY differences between our cars other than all the options I have including the pearl paint

My car is exactly the same as yours, you have a badge and a set of wheels, then goes to say her exhaust its better than mine! I have a monza she had the standard exhaust. I was fuming, never have I met someone so rude...  It's a shame,  really a cars options list or badge doesn't make it better than someone elses.

She sounds like a right w@nker!

Couldn't agree more! I'm yet to attend any meets (my first is on Sunday London to Brighton) I am wondering what sort of reception I'm likely to get being a little older than most owners and having a completely stock car. Having belonged to many car clubs in the past. It is unfortunate that the minority continue to spoil it for the majority. I hope the individual you reference has read these comments and takes it into consideration when next conversing with fellow enthusiasts.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: sjs202 on July 21, 2016, 08:19:41 AM
Rude owners, seriously...

Went to a local car meet today, saw a punto evo and a tricolor 595 custom, when I approached the girl in the 595 custom she shouted my car is crap because it isn't a 595, my car is a 2012 custom which according to abarths scorpionship website is 595 (I called it a 500).

 She told me her car was totally different, luckily a few other fellow abarth owners backed me up, the cheek... her friends couldn't spot ANY differences between our cars other than all the options I have including the pearl paint

My car is exactly the same as yours, you have a badge and a set of wheels, then goes to say her exhaust its better than mine! I have a monza she had the standard exhaust. I was fuming, never have I met someone so rude...  It's a shame,  really a cars options list or badge doesn't make it better than someone elses.

She sounds like a right w@nker!

Couldn't agree more! I'm yet to attend any meets (my first is on Sunday London to Brighton) I am wondering what sort of reception I'm likely to get being a little older than most owners and having a completely stock car. Having belonged to many car clubs in the past. It is unfortunate that the minority continue to spoil it for the majority. I hope the individual you reference has read these comments and takes it into consideration when next conversing with fellow enthusiasts.

I'm sure it will be fine and this was just a one off.  Apologies for my outburst but I call a spade a spade!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on July 24, 2016, 10:24:42 AM
In my experience some people are just cunts, nothing you can do or say will ever change that. Ignore them and move on.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Stef Villagreen on August 19, 2016, 01:23:07 PM
Washing the car yesterday evening to wake up this morning and it was chucking it down with rain :(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on August 19, 2016, 07:01:26 PM
Washing the car yesterday evening to wake up this morning and it was chucking it down with rain :(
frustrating, saw the forecast and thought of you. And Sod's law, the sun is out again!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on August 20, 2016, 02:30:44 PM
trying to file a tax return on line, seriously? Why are all government websites utter shit, ended up printing a form off and sending it the old fashioned way, now how difficult was that?
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Stef Villagreen on August 20, 2016, 07:57:02 PM
Washing the car yesterday evening to wake up this morning and it was chucking it down with rain :(
frustrating, saw the forecast and thought of you. And Sod's law, the sun is out again!

Haha thanks! Proper Sod's law!

Could be worse I guess. Could be an Arsenal fan that are already 5 points off the league leaders... Oh wait that's me too   :o
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Karlktm on August 22, 2016, 09:02:36 PM
On the way home got stuck behind a learner..so decided to take a lane that is usually empty, so to save 2 minutes I went down the lane. Got stuck in roadworks for 18 minutes! And to top it off, I'd just got the fuel economy to 41mpg which went down to 38.. That really pissed me off!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Stef Villagreen on October 01, 2016, 07:24:50 PM
When my custom calipers arrived this week
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Stef Villagreen on October 01, 2016, 07:25:37 PM
But still waiting for the big discs  :-\ patience isn't my strength
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on October 04, 2016, 06:06:42 PM
Having to say 'goodbye' to the Mexican sunshine and heat for a return to Stansted, then back to work. Proper cob on!!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on October 07, 2016, 04:19:36 PM
Thinking, I don't need a new phone so I will go for a sim only deal, then dropping my phone , smashing it , 2 weeks into the contract!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: captpicard on October 26, 2016, 08:02:00 PM
Having to sell my abarth :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: howell_595 on October 27, 2016, 02:42:22 PM
Having to sell my abarth :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

No way how come? Sad times  :'(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Panz16 on October 30, 2016, 10:36:48 PM
The fact that it's Sunday night, Monday tomorrow + I haven't got a day off until next Sunday.
 >:( :(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on October 31, 2016, 10:07:36 PM
T@sser inconsiderate car drivers that pull out of junctions on poor, defenceless scooter riders. OK so I experienced a near miss today, thankfully both bike and lady biker unscathed. Mr Driver's apologetic wave was met with an appropriate four-letter retort and gesticulation. J
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Curly on November 01, 2016, 08:29:18 AM
T@sser inconsiderate car drivers that pull out of junctions on poor, defenceless scooter riders. OK so I experienced a near miss today, thankfully both bike and lady biker unscathed. Mr Driver's apologetic wave was met with an appropriate four-letter retort and gesticulation. J
It's nice to see you acted in a lady like manner towards the nearly innocent motorist 😃🙈
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: bendep on November 01, 2016, 04:00:00 PM
The smell of burning oil/engine  fumes in my A500 making me think there's something wrong with it  :'( plus a small leak at the bottom of the engine/gearbox... and the alloys and decals are worse for wear...  :-[  :'(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on November 01, 2016, 06:20:46 PM
Spending £20+ grand on a car that breaks less than 3 f@cking hours!

I think me and  fiat's are on borrowed time

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: fpan on November 01, 2016, 07:32:57 PM
Spending £20+ grand on a car that breaks less than 3 f@cking hours!

I think me and  fiat's are on borrowed time

Fish

What's happened?
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on November 01, 2016, 08:47:51 PM
Clutch pedal failure! Will have a better idea if it's inside the engine bay or down at the pedal tomorrow during sunlight.

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Darko on November 02, 2016, 10:58:07 AM
Parked in the car park last night at swimming and when I came out my car was stoved into the back of another car .... looks like I did not pull hard enough on the hand brake and not I have a nasty ding on my shiny A500 !!! Im in a bad mood....
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on November 02, 2016, 02:21:10 PM
So the clutch failure was down to a rogue piece of plastic in the pedal connector.

All sorted and double checked by the local dealer,  now dropped off for a protection detail. See it again in three days.

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: howell_595 on November 30, 2016, 02:43:41 PM
Having to take my wheel arch lining out just to pop out the side repeater to change it to a smoked one. Not done it yet but it's gonna be a pain. Tried to pop the indicator off but was jammed in and couldn't get it off grrrr >:(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on November 30, 2016, 04:16:49 PM
Only getting 180 miles for a full tank of vmax!

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on December 30, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
Bet they were fun miles though Fish?!!!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Richard H on December 30, 2016, 08:10:55 PM
When I use V Max the consumption is worse then ordinary fuel!

Its not worth the extra expense
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Thesaint68 on January 04, 2017, 10:00:55 AM
All the negativity on the various Abarth Facebook pages!  >:(

Too many keyboard warriors!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: FRZ on January 04, 2017, 10:54:34 AM
When I use V Max the consumption is worse then ordinary fuel!

Its not worth the extra expense

Higher octane fuel (less combustable fuel) allows the ignition to advance giving more compression and a bigger bang for an equilvant amount of fuel.

That means to achieve similar performance you need less throttle input which uses less fuel hence better fuel economy but I expect what you're doing (along with most people) is using the same throttle input (or more!) and enjoying the extra performance.

It’s also worth remembering that you've been using standard unleaded it takes at least 4 or 5 fill ups with the dear stuff before you  start to feel the benefit.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on January 04, 2017, 04:04:27 PM
All the negativity on the various Abarth Facebook pages!  >:(

Too many keyboard warriors!

This be why I removed myself after a couple of days from this forums page on FB. Knuckles being dragged around isn't my thing.

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Richard H on January 04, 2017, 07:16:40 PM
When I use V Max the consumption is worse then ordinary fuel!

Its not worth the extra expense

Higher octane fuel (less combustable fuel) allows the ignition to advance giving more compression and a bigger bang for an equilvant amount of fuel.

That means to achieve similar performance you need less throttle input which uses less fuel hence better fuel economy but I expect what you're doing (along with most people) is using the same throttle input (or more!) and enjoying the extra performance.

It’s also worth remembering that you've been using standard unleaded it takes at least 4 or 5 fill ups with the dear stuff before you  start to feel the benefit.

When I first got the car I used the expensive stuff, after a few months I had to fill with ordinary fuel and the consumption improved!

So I used ordinary until the last few fill ups and the consumption immediately got worse with VP with the same driving conditions and route

I'll use V-Power every now and then to clean the fuel system through.

Maybe it makes a difference with a Tourisimo or Comp.

Just my experience, not convinced
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Jan on January 05, 2017, 01:10:29 PM
Discovering a scratch from a Stone on the left frontpanel of my 124 that only has 250km, very badly!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: oldie on January 06, 2017, 01:22:52 PM
All the negativity on the various Abarth Facebook pages!  >:(

Too many keyboard warriors!

This be why I removed myself after a couple of days from this forums page on FB. Knuckles being dragged around isn't my thing.

Fish

I'm new to  Abarth ownership, but do find it a bit odd on the FB version of this Forum.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: sjs202 on January 06, 2017, 07:28:26 PM
Only getting 180 miles for a full tank of vmax!

Fish

Sounds about right for 100% town driving unfortunately. I just filled up at 178 miles.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on January 07, 2017, 10:12:36 AM
Is that why they are called Competizione 180?
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on January 07, 2017, 02:44:19 PM
Must be as I've just filled up again at 181 miles !

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Darko on January 09, 2017, 04:27:26 PM
Got 310 out of my last fuel up, that was with esso super unleaded.

Who said these cars were not good for a commuting car.

Darko
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on January 10, 2017, 09:34:37 PM
Got 310 out of my last fuel up, that was with esso super unleaded.

Who said these cars were not good for a commuting car.

Darko
so the mood must be a good one?
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on January 10, 2017, 09:37:33 PM
Smudging my nail varnish the minute I'd just finished applying it?!!!!??!! The girls will know (and maybe a boy or two)

Only glimmer of salvation is Utd look likely to win 1st leg of their League Cup semi vs Hull (slight smile showing) J
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Darko on January 11, 2017, 10:19:22 AM
Got 310 out of my last fuel up, that was with esso super unleaded.

Who said these cars were not good for a commuting car.

Darko
so the mood must be a good one?


Yup not the most exciting driving but the M25 in surrey is coated in cameras so it keeps your foot lite.


Darko
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: S13GE on January 17, 2017, 11:43:32 PM
still no sodding sign of the car!   >:(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: S13GE on January 20, 2017, 07:29:24 PM
new car has been at the dealership for a few days....nobody told me and it's missing the LSD & Supersport wheels - wtf!

Having to reorder the car again - this will be the 5th time  >:(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on January 21, 2017, 07:34:17 PM
Dry January! Someone kill me now!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on January 21, 2017, 07:40:52 PM
new car has been at the dealership for a few days....nobody told me and it's missing the LSD & Supersport wheels - wtf!

Having to reorder the car again - this will be the 5th time  >:(
Ridiculous! And that is being v polite!! Can't they source one in U.K. that meets your requirement and add any details (obv can't just bolt on a LSD).  I think I'd be falling out of love. We had to wait months then, when our 595c arrived, the roof was damaged and had to have a complete new assembly. Sucks. A
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on January 21, 2017, 07:43:55 PM
Returning from a great week snowboarding, but on the plus side I get to drive the comp tomorrow.

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on February 18, 2017, 10:01:35 AM
1 stop on the tube from Canary Wharf to the O2 in North Greenwich £9.80 Cheers Boris!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: zanadoo on March 19, 2017, 09:09:44 PM
Top Gear  >:(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Cordolo595 on March 20, 2017, 10:44:56 AM
Top Gear  >:(

Abarth must of known that review was coming, as they tweeted this immediate bullish response!

https://twitter.com/abarthuk/status/843567844281520129
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on March 23, 2017, 10:49:49 PM
Hate to play devils advocate, but I cant help agreeing with the Le Blanc. I think it is a great little car but £30k is taking the piss. that puts it up against the likes of the Civic Type R, Gulf R and Focus RS, The most expensive Mazda is £21k. I love Italian cars but I couldn't warrant spending that. Sorry!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Tommy0410 on April 02, 2017, 10:57:06 AM
So I was parked up, and some idiot could not even exit a space without hitting/scraping something ,
i have a dash cam however it does not record when parked.
very angry, they didn't leave a note with contact details or anything just drove of.
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on April 14, 2017, 03:42:09 PM
Arseholes that damage cars and drive off should be stoned to death in front of their children.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: buckwits on April 22, 2017, 01:05:19 AM
Sorry JenLou, but I must moan about main dealers again. Today I visited my local Fiat dealer to buy parts for the 2nd service on my 2015 comp. Waited patiently for Mr laughs to finish his clearly important phone call, asked for the parts I needed for the service, when he brought the 2 tins of PETRONAS oil he asked me if I knew that it was very expensive? "Do I look like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman?" I replied. Nothing. Took the bits and receipt back to the car, checked the receipt, £2.45 for a bulb, clearly the wrong receipt, walked back upstairs, looked through the window at Mr Laughs, he looks back at snaps "What?" Seriously? Is this how you speak to customers? By this time my calm and pleasant demeanour has long since gone, "Either you have fucked up and over charged me or you have fucked up and given me the wrong receipt" Funny how raising your voice and dropping the F bomb gets everyone's attention. Ever think some people are not cut out for dealing with the public? If I were to be a total arrogant prick I probably wouldn't print my name on the receipt.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Montybaber on August 05, 2017, 06:24:34 AM
Finding a huge (to me) chip in the paintwork on my week old 695 XSR on the rear wing! felt sick but at least its out of the way now :)
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Neil R on August 05, 2017, 07:37:22 AM
Hi Craig,   
The first stone chip..........something we all hope will never happen. Must admit , it does make you feel sick.
Neil.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Montybaber on August 05, 2017, 09:13:43 AM
Its a bit like the first scratch on a nice watch, some even do it on purpose to get it out of the way!

Bottle of touch up on its way :)
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Curly on August 05, 2017, 08:24:51 PM
Hi
We got a stone chip the day after we bought it on the way to goodwood
Main road covered in chippings instead of tarmacing properly
Not a happy bunny
Then a few days after a cat run up the bonnet full length scratches
Definitely not a happy bunny
A few more stone chips later our car is still looking good just don't look too carefully
Best just enjoy driving the car
Curly
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: 137699 on August 07, 2017, 08:10:34 AM
"What's Put You In A Bad Mood?"

The AOC facebook page. It's full of idiots.
Unlike here, which is a really good forum.
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: Fish on August 07, 2017, 11:27:25 AM
What he said! I join for about a day then removed myself due to said idiots!

Fish
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on August 19, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
Recklessly opening a gifted 1999 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon last night mistaking it for a Tesco deal bottle. Desperate times... was saving it for a special occasion... still, tasted great!
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: oVerboost on August 19, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
Recklessly opening a gifted 1999 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon last night mistaking it for a Tesco deal bottle. Desperate times... was saving it for a special occasion... still, tasted great!

Good excuse  ;) ;D
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: noddyrocket on August 21, 2017, 06:08:20 PM
People posting pictures of Watches, Nails or any other random s**t on the AOC Facebook page!!

I'm not sour, you just don't drive a watch! :o
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: oVerboost on August 21, 2017, 09:34:43 PM
People posting pictures of Watches, Nails or any other random s**t on the AOC Facebook page!!

I'm not sour, you just don't drive a watch! :o

I agree.... It's almost like willy waving showing off a "flashy" watch. I have no interest in watches, otherwise I'd be on a watch owners club  ;D
Title: Re: What's Put You In A Bad Mood?
Post by: jenniferlouise on August 22, 2017, 10:14:03 PM
People posting pictures of Watches, Nails or any other random s**t on the AOC Facebook page!!

I'm not sour, you just don't drive a watch! :o
oh Toby, that has really made us smile. The temptation now to upload a picture of my freshly lacquered nails is hard to resist. A