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Dobboy's Latest Project - Mk3 Mr2 (2002)


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Second in command?!?!?!
Lucky fecker

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Second in command?!?!?!
Lucky fecker


Hey, I wear the trousers in my house....

Somebody else picks them mind!

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Hey, I wear the trousers in my house....
Somebody else picks them mind!


Does she just tell which pair??......

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Well I phoned a two scrappies today, my local one said "free collection only" due to low scrap prices.

So I called another further away, sent him pics, and he's giving me £200, I'm happy with that, although he's not seen it yet! But I did tell him the photos flattered it.

Ah well.

Time to get the 205 ready to come out to play I think.

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Shame you are binning this mate. Have been following with interest. 



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I ended up selling this car to a local lad via gumtree who had big plans for it, including a wide body kit.

 

He messaged me to tell me when he got the bottom engine cover off he found the other pipe from the rad was off, and so, the HG wasn't gone and he was delighted.

 

Anyway I just seen it on the road and the body kit isn't on but he's really tidied it up and it's looking well!

 

But what I was wanting to ask, I noticed it has something on the exhaust tip, it looked like some sort of clip that went on to the pipe, with a spring going up to the centre of the pipe, with a little red plastic ball on the end. Anyone know what that's about/what they're called? (i'm pretty sure it's a true boy racer mod :D)



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Sounds like a fake turbo mod.

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mmmmm, what do you think chaps?

 

The MR2 i sold got sold to another guy not long after being put on the road. (a guy who walks his dog who sometimes chats when he's passing by and i'm out messing about at the car told me.)

 

Today i got a recorded delivery letter from "911" who are a sort of police authorised recovery firm, stating that they had removed the car from an inconvenient place at a roundabout and that i'm the registered keeper, oh and i will need to pay!

 

I've tried to phone and text the guy who bought it off me with no response.

 

Tried to phone 911 but got the runaround in their phone option system twice and chucked the towel in.

 

(pretty sure i gave the guy the docs to send away but it doesn't look like he did.)

 

Only Christian option i see is to phone 911 again, act daft, and blame the DVLA.

 

what do you think?



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Unfortunately by law YOU have to send the docs off or a trader notifies dvla it's in trade.
I'd be writing to the dvla telling them you are no longer the keeper, giving them the date and a humble apology/excuse as to why you did t sent them the V5 and pray that you don't get a fine by the recovery agent and for lack of road tax!
Don't put it off, do it ASAP

Edited by Gaz205, 28 July 2017 - 08:21 PM.


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Unfortunately by law YOU have to send the docs off or a trader notifies dvla it's in trade.
I'd be writing to the dvla telling them you are no longer the keeper, giving them the date and a humble apology/excuse as to why you did t sent them the V5 and pray that you don't get a fine by the recovery agent and for lack of road tax!
Don't put it off, do it ASAP

 

Thanks Gaz, but in my last 5 transactions with DVLA they have fecked up at least three of them, so they are by no means reliable.

 

But i think i will contact them and let them know i no longer own the car.

 

IIRC the letter states that if no contact is made in 7-days the car would one way or another go into the police funds! 



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you can do it online these days.

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Had experience of 911's crap telephone system recently. Googled an alternative number for them and that worked.

In our case some scrote vanadlised my sister in-law's car in Edinburgh and the police had it lifted incase of more damage. Think we got a couple days grace on the daily charge. The lift was £150, but the insurance wicked that up as they screwed up the repairs.

 

On a positive note, if your buyer, who fixed the car, doesn't respond, then you can get the car back for about £150. Result!



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Don't play dumb with the DVLA. If they don't f*** you over by intent they'll do it out of incompetence! Tell them you DID send them the paperwork (RM isn't fool proof either remember, and not everyone sends stuff recorded delivery), and it's just come to your attention that perhaps their records are not up to date. I really hope you have some proof of the sale, just in case it comes down to that!



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And on a side note, this just illustrates the point why you should NEVER trust the buyer to send off the paperwork. They could rack up all manner of fines under your name and you might not have a leg to stand on.



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And on a side note, this just illustrates the point why you should NEVER trust the buyer to send off the paperwork. They could rack up all manner of fines under your name and you might not have a leg to stand on.

Happened to me when I scrapped a car
Thought I saw it once-nah must have been my imagination
Nope it wasn't-then I was being chased for tax

Luckily by being a messy/lazy fecker I still had the receipt from scrappies-they're still in business though

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Don't play dumb with the DVLA. If they don't f*** you over by intent they'll do it out of incompetence! Tell them you DID send them the paperwork (RM isn't fool proof either remember, and not everyone sends stuff recorded delivery), and it's just come to your attention that perhaps their records are not up to date. I really hope you have some proof of the sale, just in case it comes down to that!

 

Great advice GLP. No. i dont have proof of sale, but i bet that i could make one up lol.

 

Exactly what i was gonna do, but now with a degree of urgency! 



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Thanks Gaz, but in my last 5 transactions with DVLA they have fecked up at least three of them, so they are by no means reliable.
 
But i think i will contact them and let them know i no longer own the car.
 
IIRC the letter states that if no contact is made in 7-days the car would one way or another go into the police funds! 


I've never had those kind of issues but I don't tend to change cars or details that often. Maybe make reference to those 3 occasions in your letter or Email to them?
Have they said how all this affects you? A call to the local police may help or council as the recovery agent would have been instructed by them to remove the car and could at least update their incident with your details should the dvla ever ask them for input on the circs. Basically it shows you are working with them and not against them! Give them the gumtree user name that bought it, phone number of buyer etc etc etc (if they want them) they might just go ""cheers for that but we're not doing anything with it anyway"

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I phoned DVLA, and they've advised me to write two letters to them to two different departments, and to let 911 know I'll be receiving a letter from DVLA that will show I'm not the registered owner.

The important letter is to keeper enquiries, and I should have a response in 4-6 weeks. The reason they know I'm not the keeper is that the car was taxed by someone else after I had sold it.

Meanwhile the car clocks up a £20/day charge.

I'd have thought the latest owner would have applied for a new v5 by now.

Edited by dobboy, 29 July 2017 - 10:36 AM.


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Should be a lesson to learn here, always without fail sort the V5 out yourself when selling.

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Should be a lesson to learn here, always without fail sort the V5 out yourself when selling.


Yeah you're right, hassle I could do without.