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by Discov8
Sat May 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving in the middle of London
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: Driving in the middle of London

I'm in a borough of London so have the daily joy of suburban driving and the commute on the west side of the M25!! Noticeable difference between driving the MGTF or the Discovery, size does matter. Worst place I've driven is Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, common to see vehicles taking the shortest route even...
by Discov8
Thu May 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Damaged new car
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Damaged new car

Garage has been honest and told him about the accident. The repair should be unrecorded interms of any future Hpi type checks, but does the dealer / car company keep a record on their database that may affect future trade-in value? Does the new car warranty take precedence over the local repair, nor...
by Discov8
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 4340

Re: Black Boxes

I don't know, but for a large insurance company to pursue black boxes they must anticipate a positive on the balance sheet.
by Discov8
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 4340

Re: Black Boxes

The data collected is definately sold on to interested parties, so black boxes are a revenue earner. For gear selection probably possible on an auto with a management module, but would this have to be car make specific? Although these black boxes are aimed at the younger generation I have not got on...
by Discov8
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nespresso Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Nespresso Machine

After 9 years in Italy I'll stick with the traditional mokka. I like the ritual of making expresso including the sounds smell and time it takes. Not a fan of these pod machines for the reasons given above in this thread and the taste. Also a big no to milk from a pod or sachets because they must hav...
by Discov8
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 4340

Black Boxes

Does anyone know what the insurance black boxes monitor, record and to what accuracy? I have been told minor speed infringement on a straight road is not a concern but cornering speed, cornering line and gear selection are more of a concern. I would assume that for cornering line the position accura...
by Discov8
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IAM RoADAR is a punishment
Replies: 30
Views: 3140

IAM RoADAR is a punishment

My son has just started work at a well known large insurance company. During discussions he was asking about how IAM RoADAR advanced driving courses were perceived. I was surprised that the response from several depts was that the majority of responses from the general public consider IAM and RoADAR...
by Discov8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Wow time flies Happy Birthday
by Discov8
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 55
Views: 5900

Re: What was your first car?

Before passing our driving tests my twin brother and I were given a Ford Cortina to practice our mechanical skills. Unfortunately the engine was terminal so we never got to drive the Cortina. This was replaced by a Transit Minibus with a 1700cc V4 which initially seemed ideal for two mad keen climbe...
by Discov8
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paying above list price for a car.
Replies: 34
Views: 3906

Re: Paying above list price for a car.

New model with new technology, wait for a 2017 car with initial bugs resolved. I wouldn't want to pay a premium if I had to use long-term finance agreement. I can't imagine a price premium for very long but should maintain strong residuals like the original Focus RS.........on the other hand if it w...

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