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  1. no more second hand cars?

    You can understand it, a car sold as seen if allowed to be test driven on the road is deemed to be sold as roadworthy, because if its not roadworthy then it shouldn't have been test driven on a public road. Its easier to ship these off to someone else or scrap them saving yourself the potential liability issues. Consumer rights have a lot to answer for, people buying a car and the gearbox goes 10 months later, sold as 'not fit for purpose' replacement or money back.
  2. no more second hand cars?

    Motormall stick all their trade in cars through Chrystals, obviously no warranty and buyer beware etc but they seem to be holding auctions about once a month or so, I've never seen anything under 5k in Ocean ford let alone under 3k, I would assume they'd just ship all the part ex's off to other garages, they only sell Ford, Citroen and Kia. I've rarely seen any other marques sold there and I'm sure there forecourt would get cluttered quite quickly if they tried to sell cheaper part ex's. On that note try Brain Kelly autos on Tynwald St, Tromode motors in Spring Valley, Vehicles.im in Snugborough as they tend to have cheaper part ex cars. It might be worth a trip to Athol garage in Balthane as they have plenty of trade in cars but many are without tax and sold as seen without warranty.
  3. Road Safety Consultation

    When is mechanical failure actually checked for though? If its after every single collision then I accept an MOT is a waste of time but the test centre isn't backed up with crashed cars, so I don't think this actually happens.
  4. Road Safety Consultation

    It might not primarily contribute in your stats but its about reducing the number of potential collisions, why is there an MOT for commercial and PSV vehicles if an MOT doesn't make a difference? Are all vehicles involved in collisions actually taken to the test centre and checked over? I thought it was only serious/fatal collisions?
  5. Road Safety Consultation

    I think that's down to luck rather than anything else, I've seen subframes that are ready to rip out of cars, wheel bearings collapsed, burst brake lines (because of rust), I could go on and on, but its only because these drivers tend to plod around at 30-40mph that it largely goes unoticed
  6. Road Safety Consultation

    Road safety? I'll suggest something deeply unpopular, how about MOT tests? gets rid of the stinking diesels off the roads that have EGR, decat and DPF removed, less oil/diesel leaks on the roads. It would get rid of a few old folk who simply wouldn't be able to afford the upkeep of their car (think once a week church goers) and will ensure that any serious mechanical defects are highlighted. What's the average mileage here? about 6-8K? would be a great opportunity to our cars in top nick. ANPR cameras then check MOT status/Tax status on all passing vehicles in/out each town, giving police the power to stop people which then might lead to further finds such as no licence, drug/drink offences etc thereby removing dangerous cars and individuals from the roads. But of course that won't happen, its about as popular as talking about banning the TT, garages don't want an MOT for fear of the work being done through MOT approved garages only, which on an island this small would require constant assessment in fear of a friendly MOT tester bending the rules. I wouldn't buy a UK car without a valid MOT (preferably recent MOT) but on the IOM you can only rely on patchy service history.
  7. Road Safety Consultation

    They were about two car lengths behind and it was a long downhill section with a few corners, I would've thought it was evident what I was doing when I started at the top of the hill as I was using my brakes lightly on the straight until about 20ft or so before the corner, but there you go. My brake pedal is so light that it's hard to feel the brake switch, you can't even hear the relay clicking.
  8. Road Safety Consultation

    People will never agree on what changes need to happen. I'm sick of tailgaters who I've overtaken because they were doing 40 mph in an unrestricted only for them to catch me up in the 30mph limit and sit 1 car length or less behind. In the recent snow I avoided using my brakes were possible and used engine braking instead. On a downhill section a car behind was right up my arse and had a big slide when they used their brakes and I didn't. Apparently I was the cause of the accident as I braked without warning? Do they not teach engine braking to slow the car down any more?
  9. Joshua parker dust up

    Hope you didn't put a bet on that......
  10. road menders done good!

    It didnt take them long to complete either.
  11. D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    Lol fair point, I didn't read it properly as you can tell,
  12. Car advice

    Yup, I'd throw Kia and Hyundai in the mix, 7k would still get you a car with manufacturers warranty, yes they are a bit boring but for something that's cheap and reliable you can't go wrong, parts are also cheap.
  13. New Year Healthy Lifestyle

    Some interesting observation but what did these people do for a career? Not meaning that as sarcasm, I am genuinely interested... P.s Happy New year
  14. D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    Ive tried both routes at peak times and the quickest way onto bucks rd is this one. I'm not sure how Africa is relevant other than the state of the roads?besides my car is more economical and emissions friendly when it's actually moving and not sitting idling.
  15. D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    I imagine it's to stop people using it as a cut through to avoid the traffic lights a on circular road, I do it myself. If that is the case I'll just use the service lane behind Microgaming because I'm not sitting through 3 sets of lights because they can't set them in any sort of sequence.