Why do people.... - Phoenicks
Buy Fiats? Not dynamically very good nor very reliable, nor do they hold their value. The company is going bust for a very good reason.

Think Yaris' are desirable by young drivers? They're for 70 year old women. And they have no character. And are expensive. (same for Honda Jazz)

Use large insurance companies for their car insurance? Its usually more expensive than using a specialist.

Still use Kwik Fit/National Tyres? As above.

Act surprised when their main dealer charges more for the service than the purchase of the car? Do i really need to explain this?!!

Think Speed Camera's are justfied? They never get put near schools/hospitals/old peoples homes. They are always on clear, straight roads where you can do 60mph but they put a 30mph limit up 3 days before the camera appeared. Revenue earners. nuff' said.

Buy new cars? They lose a shed load in value in 2 minutes of being off the forecourt. Just because you got a good initial deal doesnt mean it will save you money. the respective values will plummet like the price after the discount. they keep you tied to the main dealer for extortionate servicing costs. and they dont seem to be any more reliable than a 200,000 mile london taxi.


Just a few of my little views on life that are sure to raise some heckles/views!!! Add some more if you have any similar 'questions'....
Why do people.... - matt35 {P}
Phoenicks,
Our 'other car' is a Matiz - our second and great car for my wife - she loves it!
Daewoo have had well known problems, but General Motors have bought them and sorted things out (I hope.)
Daewoo include free membership of the IAM with every car - £85-00.
I drive an auto, but had to do a manual check drive in the Matiz as part of my 10 week Observer training - my two passengers were not laughing at the end of the drive - one of them had never seen a maunual being changed with no clutch - he put his hand on my left knee as he thought I was using the clutch.
Had He been a She, the magic touch on the knee might have turned the Matiz into a Layby?
Matt35
Why do people.... - Rob C
Think Yaris' are desirable by young drivers? They're for 70 year
old women. And they have no character. And are expensive. (same
for Honda Jazz)



Well, I was only just in Herne Bay, Kent, having some lovely fish'n'chips.
The local rudebwois were all driving round the car park, banging their choons out, but one of them was driving a Yaris Verso of all things. My first thought was that he'd borrowed it, but it had huge bass rumbling out of it.
Still, at least he can take his gran to the shops in it.
Why do people.... - THe Growler
>>>>>that are sure to raise some heckles....

Typo or subtle humour? :+>
Why do people.... - Dan J
Because if we all thought in exactly the same way the world would be a strange place...
Why do people.... - terryb
...object to putting petrol into a free loan car? Just picked one up while the Jeep's being serviced and it was touch and go whether I got to a garage.

Surely a tenner's worth of petrol (less whatever you use) isn't a lot to pay for use of a car for a day?

Terry
Why do people.... - Thommo
Every single loan car I have ever had has been running on vapours when I got in. I kind of assumed that this was the mechanics sucking out whatever the previous punter left in there as a sort of unofficial bonus. Would this not be right?
Why do people.... - terryb
Thommo

I think the loan cars at this garage are too busy to spend time being "milked" (and the engineers for that matter). But you could be right.

Incidentally, I never got an answer to my email to Morpheous about subscription reminders...

Terry
Why do people.... - Thommo
Ah yes, something I was going to tell you about that.

I was away in Africa when the subcription was due (no reminder) and was about 3 weeks overdue on return. I returned on a Friday and stuck the thing in the modem for an update before setting off for the weekend. Intending to sort the subcription out Monday, anyone because I was over the date they uploaded a load of stuff in to the unit to stop it working.

All sorted out when I paid up but if for any reason you have not renewed the subscription be aware this might happen.
Why do people.... - terryb
Thommo

Thanks. I just phoned them up, they're "a bit behind with their reminders" - mine was due 3 May!!

Anyway, I paid by card over the phone and they said I could immediately download new locations - so it looks like I haven't been getting any for a month or so.

Only £35.25 though, I thought it was £50, or perhaps it's discounted as I'm only getting two-thirds of a year?

Terry
Why do people.... - Dynamic Dave
...object to putting petrol into a free loan car? Just picked
one up while the Jeep's being serviced and it was touch
and go whether I got to a garage.


The garage I use used to have the opinion of you only put in what you think you'll need. Thankfully now they loan 'em out full of fuel and insist you return them full of fuel. Failure to do so and they will invoice you for the fuel and also the time taken for someone else to fill it up.
Why do people.... - MarkyMarkD
>> ...object to putting petrol into a free loan car? Just
picked
>> one up while the Jeep's being serviced and it was
touch
>> and go whether I got to a garage.
The garage I use used to have the opinion of you
only put in what you think you'll need. Thankfully now they
loan 'em out full of fuel and insist you return them
full of fuel. Failure to do so and they will invoice
you for the fuel and also the time taken for someone
else to fill it up.


Car hire companies have been quite happy to use this approach for years, so I don't know why garages don't do so. I suppose, though, that if they don't sell fuel (and more and more car retailers don't nowadays) they don't want the hassle of filling them up if the customers don't, or the arguments if they are returned "nearly full".

One of my colleagues is renowned for NEVER putting any fuel in courtesy cars, even though they normally are collected with the fuel warning light on. Once he had to roll it the last half a mile to a garage which fortuitously was at the bottom of the hill he ran out on. LOL
Why do people.... - Welliesorter
...park next to other cars when they have the choice not to? I would always walk a few extra yards in order to use an emptier part of a car park. I've never seen my local Tesco car park completely full. It's even less so if you go late at night. Even then, I've often returned to find a car parked in the space next to mine in an otherwise deserted car park.

...never use the handbrake. This would be a serious fault in a driving test but people forget about it as soon as they've passed. I can't remember the last time I sat behind a driver at traffic lights who didn't keep his foot on the footbrake and dazzle me with the high level brake light. As an indication of how nearly universal this habit is, I recently read an article in which someone seriously advocated a gadget to turn off the brake lights after a few seconds! What did this person think the handbrake is for?

 

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