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About nealpina

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  1. nealpina

    Minicab fare con?

    That' how I felt that it was BS. As soon as he knew I witnessed what he did, both of our body's language changed. Mine was angry his was embarrassed- I am regretting now not saying something but I didn't have time I don't want to spend too much time on this but will report to local council via phone or email if they were swindlers. I therefore think this is what I need
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    Minicab fare con?

    Cheers all It’s nothing obvious with the increase. Funny enough there was a poster in the minicab explaining all the surcharges and none of them applied to me. Also paid cash, and a company can no longer charge for using either credit or debit card At best I’ll only complain to the council. This will only be if I establish that I was conned, so they stop doing it to other passengers.
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    Minicab fare con?

    If it's standard practice to con people at that firm then I feel they will just fob me off. I will rather establish that if this can happen for honest reasons, or if this is dishonest. If conned I may report them to their local council because how many other people have they done this to.
  4. nealpina

    Minicab fare con?

    It's not about the money because often if I get on with the driver I'll tip. I just don't understand why the fare increased, and was I conned?
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    Minicab fare con?

    Today pre-booked a minicab and nothing out of the ordinary. Arrived at the destination, the fare on the meter was showing to be something like £8.50, the driver then pressed a button on his meter and it increased to £10.15 As I didn't have enough time to create a fuss as I will have been late. Therefore didn't think no more of it at time, but now thinking was I duped out of a few quid?
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    With the above example I gave with the compass. It is all types of cars from a old banger, and today it was a Bentley Continental GT
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    About a month ago they started ad campaigns of the dangers of tailgating. Don't seem to be working They also should do one for undertaking. The M25 was bad but now just awful. I say if someone places the pin of a compass at the City of London and draws a circle and the circumference starts from Bishop Stortford then constant bad driving anytime of the day, but worst during rush hours, school holidays (apart from the Christmas week to the New Year), and from about 16:00 on a Friday to the early hours of Monday morning. I have noticed that some people are tailgating because when cars are undertaking they will steel their gap to brake safely. Meaning to avoid the brake distance to be stolen from an undertaking car therefore they tailgate instead and risk their safety The further away I am from London better the driving but that is even starting to change now.
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    Just watched the Capri episode in full. No spoiler alerts but very geeky which I liked, and I didn't know something about that engine which was a very interesting fact. Also Mike was wrong about a fact he made when they did the Capri in series 1.
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    I couldn't resist So I can't ask you to join the Mike Brewer's appreciation society anytime soon
  10. As Mike Brewer was mentioned yesterday, I thought I search when this fine upstanding feller is back on our screens Can't find the UK air dates, but seriously is being shown in the US again before us which could be considered to be unfair - as I mentioned last year The first three episodes have already been shown in the US and can be watched on-line if you know where to look This is the most comprehensive list I can find, there may be a couple more episodes 1976 Mercury Capri MK2 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Wagon 1991 Alfa Romeo 164L 1991 Lotus Elan M100 Also watched the first 10 minutes of the Capri - good so far. Not sure if I will watch that episode in full and then the rest on-line, or wait for it to be broadcast on UK
  11. nealpina

    Top Gear to get worse.

    I think that will be a rather good show if they add Ant and Edd. Mike will be The Governor, and Ant and Edd will be car geeks arguing who is the best petrolhead
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    Top Gear to get worse.

    I just want Top Gear to be about cars. With the new line-up I can't see that happening - it just will be IMO unwanted comedy Edd China will either be excellent because of his analytical intelligence or could make him a total failure on the show. I however will still rather give him the benefit of the doubt, and have a car show again. Didn't Edd appear in one or a couple of The top Gear episodes in the late 90s or early 00s
  13. If it was a foreign driver in a left hand drive car, and not a British driver in a foreign car. Then their natural overtaking lanes will be 2 and 3, therefore without overtaking their natural driving lane will be 1, I would have thought. Also agreed why didn’t they just stop unless they just panicked
  14. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/m40-crash-video-caravan-tow-wrong-way-dashcam-footage-motorway-a8585736.html
  15. nealpina

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    oops I meant Bosch and BMW OEM batteries are rebranded Varta. I think this could be cheaper than the Yuasa https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/varta-h3.html