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Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By pete-p
I'm guessing it's just a design as it would look...

I'm guessing it's just a design as it would look a little plain without anything there. Is the soft rev limiter to stop people revving them when stationary? Perhaps a sound issue and EU directive?!
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By pete-p
I'd love to go as I'm thinking of booking into...

I'd love to go as I'm thinking of booking into FiftyFive prior to putting mine up for sale soon, I'm just too busy this weekend and won't be able to make it.
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,185
Posted By pete-p
Maybe not... ...

Maybe not...

https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/consumers/complaints-can-help/credit-borrowing-money/goods-services-bought-credit



https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/39/section/75A
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,185
Posted By pete-p
Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. So long...

Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. So long as the car wasn't more than 30k you can raise a claim with the credit card company as the vehicle quality was not good enough.
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By pete-p
I've seen this on the Polestar adverts where they...

I've seen this on the Polestar adverts where they say it has Google built in. I just think, what difference does that make to the car and what happens when Google changes?!
Forum: Q7 4L 2nd June 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
Thanks. I think it looks like Shiraz red...

Thanks.

I think it looks like Shiraz red but could be wrong, I assume someone could have requested any colour they wanted with exclusive.
Forum: Q7 4L 2nd June 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
That sounds good, thanks Ian. It is an 8 speed....

That sounds good, thanks Ian. It is an 8 speed. There are a lot more electrical things to check compared to the D2! If I remember correctly, the doors need to be closed to check the suspension too. ...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd June 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,118
Posted By pete-p
I think you meant to post this in another thread!

I think you meant to post this in another thread!
Forum: Q7 4L 2nd June 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
Going to see the car tomorrow, make sure...

Going to see the car tomorrow, make sure everything works as it should! I've also paid for a full vehicle history check and everything checks out.

It's on 149k miles, sounds like nothing to be...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,528
Posted By pete-p
I'm curious about what type of screen you had and...

I'm curious about what type of screen you had and which Autoglass are replacing with. I've been waiting a while for them to contact me about my new screen, currently have heated and insulated so will...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,528
Posted By pete-p
What's the benefit of using the D3 version? Is it...

What's the benefit of using the D3 version? Is it that the D2 is nla or is the D3 version better and quieter?
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By pete-p
I'm using mine as a daily family car and have two...

I'm using mine as a daily family car and have two isofix seats fitted. I've started to use Britax more so and wouldn't be without isofix for the older ones (when they start using the 3-point belt),...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th April 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,341
Posted By pete-p
I should have mine up for sale soon, just waiting...

I should have mine up for sale soon, just waiting to sort out the replacement for it. Has full service history including recent cambelt change and output shaft seal at D2 Doctor.
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By pete-p
No surprise there! MJ doesn't give up easily. ...

No surprise there! MJ doesn't give up easily.

I can't seem to see the photos though.
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By pete-p
I'm not quite as old as some but clearly not the...

I'm not quite as old as some but clearly not the youngest at 41 either. I've studied and worked full time at the same time and it's not easy but the rewards and feeling you get once complete is...
Forum: D2 - Interior 25th January 2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,976
Posted By pete-p
Perhaps some sort of distribution/reseller deal...

Perhaps some sort of distribution/reseller deal with A8 Parts would work...
Forum: Other marques 25th January 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 200,896
Posted By pete-p
That wasn't too far off my experience when I went...

That wasn't too far off my experience when I went for the airbag recall with Audi recently. Main differences would be that I had to call the dealer to book in, but that didn't take long, also the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,061
Posted By pete-p
I could be looking to sell at the right time...

I could be looking to sell at the right time looking at some of the posts here recently, or maybe too soon, but that can always be the case.

The D2 is a lovely car to own and really doesn't feel...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 21st January 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,777
Posted By pete-p
Could it be that the other person has your...

Could it be that the other person has your details and it's reverse suggesting a link?
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
:ROFL: You'd think so, I was watching from the...

:ROFL: You'd think so, I was watching from the waiting area which was a floor up overlooking the workshop. Nice coffee and a comfy seat so I could 'work from home' while I wait.
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
No issues that I can see, I had a good look...

No issues that I can see, I had a good look around after. Looks like they just ran it through a car wash they have fitted (would never do that myself).

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I can confirm the steering wheel...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
I'm sure it is. It was getting some looks from...

I'm sure it is. It was getting some looks from the techs and I could hear them enjoying the engine sound as it came in. I had to laugh though as the tech first couldn't work out how to open the...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
I'm at Bristol Audi now waiting for the recall to...

I'm at Bristol Audi now waiting for the recall to be complete. Nearly went with a loan car but decided to wait, they're going to wash and vac after too which will be nice.

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Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,112
Posted By pete-p
I was going to say the same thing. I guess if...

I was going to say the same thing. I guess if it's already mostly apart it's not too much extra to do it right.
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By pete-p
I've been with Admiral for some time now and not...

I've been with Admiral for some time now and not had any issues. I've called them out once for a blocked drain which turned out to be a soakaway so not covered but didn't have to pay anything for...
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By pete-p
Probably wondering who hired Jason Statham! ...

Probably wondering who hired Jason Statham!

These cars do get lots of looks no matter where you go, people can't help themselves!
Forum: D2 - Lights 10th December 2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,040
Posted By pete-p
There are a couple of bolts to undo, one is a...

There are a couple of bolts to undo, one is a little fiddly to reach because the bodywork is in the way. Or do you just mean the bulb? Pretty sure the holder just twists a little one way and it...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By pete-p
I know what you mean, some people have no care...

I know what you mean, some people have no care and don't seem to even prepare the car for sale properly anymore and sometime don't provide any detail in the advert, including engine size!

Digital...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd December 2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,494
Posted By pete-p
I'm likely going to be selling mine soon but as...

I'm likely going to be selling mine soon but as it's a 2001 I'm pretty sure it's not ULEZ compliant
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th November 2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,448
Posted By pete-p
Another year and another pass with no real...

Another year and another pass with no real advisories (number plate condition and child seats fitted only). I forget how old this car is sometimes!
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
The letter I have says they're going to replace...

The letter I have says they're going to replace the gas cylinder or something. Should take about an hour, no mention of buying the car off me.
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By pete-p
Just received my recall letter today. Mine is a...

Just received my recall letter today. Mine is a 2000 FL1, I guess I'll have to try and arrange a visit to have it fixed. Says it should only take an hour but they may need the car longer.
Forum: Daily banter 9th November 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,317
Posted By pete-p
That's the thing, some businesses will register...

That's the thing, some businesses will register for VAT so they look more successful, some prefer not to (but then can't reclaim input VAT costs either) and others have turnover exceeding a specific...
Forum: Q7 4L 1st November 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
It should have 21" wheels, they certainly look...

It should have 21" wheels, they certainly look smaller. The seller has put new ones on with new tyres since that photo. It does have the pan roof, just can't see it at that angle.

I'll pm you...
Forum: Q7 4L 1st November 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
Thanks Ian. That sounds quite promising, I...

Thanks Ian. That sounds quite promising, I suspect most of the miles on the one I've been offered are motorway due to the adaptive cruise option. It'll come down to the price in the end so long as...
Forum: Q7 4L 30th October 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,951
Posted By pete-p
So I may have found a nice spec Q7 4.2 TDi SLine...

So I may have found a nice spec Q7 4.2 TDi SLine on a 2011 plate so 3G MMI and facelift with 8 speed box.

Above standard spec would be:
Memory seats
Electric steering column
BOSE
Adaptive...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th October 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,758
Posted By pete-p
Thanks Ronin just had to find the VIN online so...

Thanks Ronin just had to find the VIN online so I'll take a look now.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th October 2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,758
Posted By pete-p
Sorry to raise this thread up again! I'm sure...

Sorry to raise this thread up again! I'm sure it's been asked before elsewhere, but is there someone who can check the spec based on the registration only? Looking at a possible purchase but the car...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 25th October 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,021
Posted By pete-p
That's odd. I've had a set of ZZ5 on the back...

That's odd. I've had a set of ZZ5 on the back for some time now with no issues. I was going to put the same on the front but couldn't get them so went with ZV7 instead. Maybe it's that I don't do...
Forum: Daily banter 6th October 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By pete-p
Might upset those from down under? :p

Might upset those from down under? :p
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,303
Posted By pete-p
Oh no. Guess I'll have to cancel my switch which...

Oh no. Guess I'll have to cancel my switch which was going to happen tomorrow.
Forum: Motormouth 29th September 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,396
Posted By pete-p
Ah yes, our wise government decided to include NI...

Ah yes, our wise government decided to include NI in the sticker/badge requirements! I would think that anyone with the GB and Euro stars would have have to change anyway?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th September 2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,647
Posted By pete-p
You'd be welcome to have a look and a drive if...

You'd be welcome to have a look and a drive if you're in the area. See what you think of the D2 S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,647
Posted By pete-p
I can't compete with MJ's pre-facelift but mine...

I can't compete with MJ's pre-facelift but mine could be available at some point in the near future. Still deciding at the moment as depends on other circumstances.

It's not an FE but it's got...
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,591
Posted By pete-p
I managed to get some fuel today. both BP and...

I managed to get some fuel today. both BP and Sainsbury's were sold out but Morrisons seemed to have plenty. Filled up with 76 from just under half a tank. Had to get E10 though as they don't...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th September 2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,228
Posted By pete-p
I'd agree with the others. I've had a leaky...

I'd agree with the others. I've had a leaky output seal and that drips onto the cats, I wouldn't think you'd have a pool from it though.

Any chance it's a drain from the scuttle or A/C? These...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,303
Posted By pete-p
This won't help either. UK power prices soar...

This won't help either.

UK power prices soar after key cable hit by blaze:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58579829
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,303
Posted By pete-p
Looks like an anomaly perhaps related to the...

Looks like an anomaly perhaps related to the testing of the new cable. No sign of any major increases here other than a price cap being raised.
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,303
Posted By pete-p
Thank you +++. Just checked and they are a fair...

Thank you +++. Just checked and they are a fair bit cheaper so switching already! Will keep gas with my current supplier for now.
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,303
Posted By pete-p
Wow that's a good price, who is that with? I'm...

Wow that's a good price, who is that with? I'm on a variable tariff at the moment which seems to show as the cheapest when looking at Uswitch comparison (including suppliers which can't auto...
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