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TonyEnglish
19th May 2005, 11:20
I bought my car at the end of Jan this year. Today I have put it in for its first service (ford garage) and been given a long list of defaults.

When I bought the car I was sold it on the basis that it had a 2 year guarantee - Not a waranty. I was told that everything was covered and that if anything went wrong then it would be covered. The warranty company do not agree and will not cover anything which ford have found to be defective. The problems which ford have spotted were on there when I bought the car since they are due to excessive wear and tear.

The faults are Alternator belt cracking - The guy stated at the point of sale that all belts were covered in the warranty. To the point that if the cam belt failed, they would be responsible for fixing the resulting damage. £96.79

The handbrake mechanism has ceased. I always park in gear and so this only became obvious once I didn't - £190

The rear sub frame bushes are severely worn and need replacing. £514.30 How long to these take to wear out and should a car with 46k miles be suffering from this.

Is there likely to be any comeback on the seller via the European directive relating to second hand cars. The car was bought on Jan 30th from a major car supermarket in the North West. It also seems to me that the warranty was mis sold to me.

The car was supposed to have had a 120 point check prior to selling which was 6 months ago (6k miles ago)

Any constructive comments greatly appreciated.

Spacecadet
11th November 2008, 12:52
did you get this sorted?

chef
11th November 2008, 12:54
bloomin eck, how did you dig that one up?

Platypus
11th November 2008, 13:01
did you get this sorted?

Er, what are you on today? You must have time on your hands!

Spacecadet
11th November 2008, 13:03
Er, what are you on today? You must have time on your hands!

waiting for a very large data transfer.....

and this was the oldest thread I could find :D

Platypus
11th November 2008, 13:06
waiting for a very large data transfer....

Migrating databases IIRC ?

Spacecadet
11th November 2008, 13:09
Migrating databases IIRC ?

yeah... done the migration, trying to copy some data back to the test system for comparison.

Taking ages, although allows me some time for contract hunting :sick

TheFaQQer
11th November 2008, 13:11
waiting for a very large data transfer.....

and this was the oldest thread I could find :D

You should go back to the old board. You can read the legendary humour and comedy that it is famed for.

Bob Dalek
11th November 2008, 13:12
You should go back to the old board. You can read the legendary humour and comedy that it is famed for.

How?

TheFaQQer
11th November 2008, 13:13
waiting for a very large data transfer.....

and this was the oldest thread I could find :D

http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/566-reunion-site-folk.html

That goes back to 2002.

TheFaQQer
11th November 2008, 13:15
And here's the original board:

http://cuk.yuku.com/forum/view/id/1

BrilloPad
11th November 2008, 13:16
http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/566-reunion-site-folk.html

That goes back to 2002.

When did CUK start anyway?

BrilloPad
11th November 2008, 13:17
And here's the original board:

http://cuk.yuku.com/forum/view/id/1

Under the current clientco Information Technology Risk standards, http://cuk.yuku.com/forum/view/id/1 is considered to be in the following categories: Social Networking

:mad

DimPrawn
11th November 2008, 13:20
Example of how the board was so much better back then.

http://cuk.yuku.com/topic/461/t/Busy.html

:rolleyes:

Platypus
11th November 2008, 13:31
Under the current clientco Information Technology Risk standards, http://cuk.yuku.com/forum/view/id/1 is considered to be in the following categories: Social Networking

:mad

I wouldn't worry - it's exactly the same crap as now but everything dated 2005.

TheFaQQer
11th November 2008, 13:35
Example of how the board was so much better back then.

http://cuk.yuku.com/topic/461/t/Busy.html

:rolleyes:

I take back all the comments I make about the old board being full of high humour, quality comedy etc. in the light of the honourable gentleman's submission.

milan is right - this new board is rubbish compared to the old one. Burn the newbies!

BrilloPad
11th November 2008, 13:37
I wouldn't worry - it's exactly the same crap as now but everything dated 2005.

So lots of DOOMED threads - credit crunch stories - and atw trying to send us back to the dark ages?

Platypus
11th November 2008, 13:45
So lots of DOOMED threads - credit crunch stories - and atw trying to send us back to the dark ages?

Well, lots of AtW crap anyways

DiscoStu
11th November 2008, 13:49
Well, lots of AtW crap anyways

I don't believe a word he says (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/14019-last-post.html).

PRC1964
11th November 2008, 14:03
When did CUK start anyway?
1999 by the looks of things http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://contractoruk.com

I thought it was earlier.

This is the oldest forum page I found. http://web.archive.org/web/19991111033750/http://www.contractoruk.com/

Edit: Note how the posts include: "AtW - This time next year you will be a millionaire. (http://web.archive.org/web/20040205015756/http://pub105.ezboard.com/fcukfrm1.showMessage?topicID=10240.topic)", "Crash Boom Bang II (http://web.archive.org/web/20040205015756/http://pub105.ezboard.com/fcukfrm1.showMessage?topicID=10233.topic)" and "Aggrieved Dads Stage Bridge Protests (http://web.archive.org/web/20040205015756/http://pub105.ezboard.com/fcukfrm1.showMessage?topicID=10193.topic)"

This site really has changed.

BoredBloke
11th November 2008, 14:20
did you get this sorted?

Yes I did thanks - I took the ford badge off and swapped it with a VW one and sold it to some tape monkey who thought it was a Passat.

Platypus
11th November 2008, 14:25
In April 2004, AtW wrote,


yes, those who dare win - in my business plan I give myself 3-5 years to make a mil

So we should have the final answer by April next year :laugh

Platypus
11th November 2008, 14:26
http://cuk.yuku.com/topic/2186/t/Word-on-the-street-buy-now-pay-later.html

Classic stuff from Janek...:smokin

Interesting foresight in that thread :freaky:

Bear
11th November 2008, 14:27
1999 by the looks of things http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://contractoruk.com



I don't think ClientCo web filter likes that link


Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Anonymizing Utilities".

I'm not exactly sure what 'Anonymizing Utilities' is - but it must be bad!!

PRC1964
11th November 2008, 14:31
I don't think ClientCo web filter likes that link



I'm not exactly sure what 'Anonymizing Utilities' is - but it must be bad!!
I wouldn't have thought that archive.org was a banned site.

I wonder if I should impose some kind of web filter on my employees? We don't have any at the moment.

TheFaQQer
11th November 2008, 14:50
http://cuk.yuku.com/topic/2186/t/Word-on-the-street-buy-now-pay-later.html

Classic stuff from Janek...:smokin

Was Janek the one that was bullied off by milan?

lilelvis2000
11th November 2008, 21:48
Yes I did thanks - I took the ford badge off and swapped it with a VW one and sold it to some tape monkey who thought it was a Passat.

I wondered why it didn't look like any other Passat - but then, you did say it was a "special edition". :smile