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Post by andyd » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:51 am

There is now a mass panic to get a test :doh: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-09-30/cov ... wn-backlog

If only drivers had used some common sense and got a test over the summer as many of us did :?

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Re: MOT

Post by Dallas » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:42 am

I had two cars MOT'd yesterday, but I had to wait 6 weeks as they were fully booked. :o

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Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:10 am

I have mine nextweek but booked in advance as I never got the extra six months .
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Post by Mk3 Mags » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:41 pm

Precisely why I ignored the extension and took mine for MOT in August, when the sun was shining, the roads were quiet and the garages too.

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Post by Major_Tom » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:54 pm

andyd wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:51 am
If only drivers had used some common sense and got a test over the summer as many of us did :?
Yes it's almost like everyone has been distracted by a big emergency ;)
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Re: MOT

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:37 pm

andyd wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:51 am


If only drivers had used some common sense and got a test over the summer as many of us did :?
I'm one of those people who didn't Andy :lol: :wave:

Jeepers don't normally get anything FREE from the government so I'm making the most of it !!!! :)

Rang my mot this morning for an appt week after next and any time slot avaliable. Not seen a single queue anywhere near me. Don't know what mot station ITV use but I'd steer well clear :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Major_Tom » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:14 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:37 pm

I'm one of those people who didn't Andy :lol: :wave:

Jeepers don't normally get anything FREE from the government so I'm making the most of it !!!! :)

Rang my mot this morning for an appt week after next and any time slot avaliable. Not seen a single queue anywhere near me. Don't know what mot station ITV use but I'd steer well clear :lol: :lol: :lol:
I am with you on all points there. Got three months left on mine and Daisy got an appointment two days after calling.

Whilst looking at the news can be useful, I guess, I always balance it with walking around and looking at things and asking questions. Reality increasingly seems less and less represented by the news. It's like they are all jostling for website hits and sales of newspapers. Facts and balance is hard to get from them and there's rarely any ccountability for poor journalism.

They're doing well out of it at the moment though, like the boy that cried wolf, they've been sensationalising their scare stories for years, SARS, H5N1 bird flu, Zika virus, milennium bug.. now they can report on how irresponsible people are not taking this one seriously, acting sanctimonious while forgetting they are precisely the cause of millions of people's doubt and mistrust. It's quite depressing really.
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Post by Mc Tool » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:24 pm

We have a news outlet that likes to print all the sensational bullshit ,and then print the corrections / retractions a day or so later. Its becoming more entertainment than information ......and we are leading up to an election so the shit is neck deep :drama:
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:24 am

As some of you may know, my Capri is currently off the road for a while, so the supposed queues for an MOT aren't an issue for me.
Tragically, what is an issue is that the garage where I take my Capri for it's MOT burned to the ground last week. It must be devastating for the owner as he's lost everything.

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Post by andyd » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:04 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:24 am

Tragically, what is an issue is that the garage where I take my Capri for it's MOT burned to the ground last week. It must be devastating for the owner as he's lost everything.

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:o That is bad news Andrew :(

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:11 am

andyd wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:04 am
:o That is bad news Andrew :(
I'm sure the insurance will cover some of the loss, but it won't compensate for the hours of work he's put in over the last few years building a bespoke sports tourer that was lost in the fire.

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Post by Major_Tom » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:30 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:11 am
andyd wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:04 am
:o That is bad news Andrew :(
I'm sure the insurance will cover some of the loss, but it won't compensate for the hours of work he's put in over the last few years building a bespoke sports tourer that was lost in the fire.

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No way! Poor fella.
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Re: MOT

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:54 am

So no more early MOT pictures , what a shame but the insurance should help him rebuild the business :beer:
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