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    Vid: Is this head-on collision 50/50 fault?

    Land Rover going slightly too fast for the conditions/nature of the road initially, but noticeably slowed before the right hand bend and actually came to a halt before the Merc came around the corner far too fast. 100% Merc fault, lack of MOT would have nothing to do with culpabilty.
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    2013 E320 Cabrio - mechanism noise from rear cover

    Just want a sanity check on the the amount of noise I should expect when the rear panel closes at the end of the open/close roof operation. We get a very noticeable metallic 'clunk' - is this normal or should it be much quieter?
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    Employment, asking for a raise

    Very true. That's why head-hunters will advertise a position with the telling use of 'to' before the salary/package. It's a come-on to get interest, with the true pay range being disclosed as a reality check to firm candidates in talks with the recruiter.
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    W211 Interior lighting switches - what do they do?

    Excellent, thanks
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    Employment, asking for a raise

    If they want to keep you, then they should talk if they've got any sense. Turnover of staff with skills and corporate knowledge is a pain and worth a confidential hike in pay as it costs the company time, money and disruption to replace leavers - just don't broadcast your intentions to your...
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    W211 Interior lighting switches - what do they do?

    Can anyone help with the function of the two buttons closest to the rear view mirror? Both feature the outline of a car, the one on the left additionally showing 'Off'. Owner's manual doesn't explain...
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    Vacuum cleaner recommendations ??

    Don't be lured in by Gtech. A mistake we made, style over substance.
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    Creating a limited edition watch

    At the risk of turning this into a watch forum, does anyone have any experience of commissioning a limited edition watch? We're looking at a run of say 50 watches with a bespoke logo on the face and individual engraving on the rear. Jorg Grey did us a very nice example a few years ago, but...
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    In fairness I believe he/she is referring to the 'Lie' in the reply above his reply. No comment, and a fair contribution to the excellent advice from all parties on this matter. I'm sure every response will help anyone in a similar situation (which now includes the windscreen cover...
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Interesting, seems to vary but I wouldn't expect consistency from insurance companies. Can't remember which company it was, but I found out about the windscreen loading after going through finer detail on renewal (wife had had a 'no fault' accident which I had to add to the proposal). I asked...
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Even the 'free windscreen replacement' counts against you on renewal. Shows up as an incident, you end up with a loaded premium the following year. Notification? I'm sure it's not a legal requirement so no chance of prosecution - it may well be a condition of insurance, though, but not one...
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Pro-active and 18 year old are rarely used in the same sentence, but I like your thinking ;) I'm frankly relieved that he didn't come together with a wealthy neighbour's SLS or similar, but he'll do the right thing and it will be a learning experience - we've all been there. The other...
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    Inside Llewyn Davis heads up

    Was only talking about this to someone this morning. Great film.
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Lesson firmly learned. Fully and profuse admission of liability, my only concern is that he doesn't get taken for a ride if the repair bill comes in at a sum well above the value of the other car. I'm sure the other party is a similarly sensible and moral individual, but some may take...
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Early days, but I'd guess will outweigh vehicle cost unless done on the cheap to get the vehicle back on the road, forget cosmetics. Same for Skoda.
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    Accident - two young drivers in sub £1k cars

    Grateful for advice and informed views. Young lad, 18, in the first year of driving in his ten year old 1.2l Skoda fails to see 19 yr old in a fifteen year old 1.2 Renault Clio. Both vehicles valued at circa £500 - £800 maximum. Collision, clearly down to him, causes damage to both...
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    BREXIT - Poll 23 June 2016

    Echoes my earlier point. The whole debate has such mindblowing wider effects it needs serious consideration on every aspect. Look at the Syrian situation - you've got Turkey and Russia at loggerheads, the Saudis amassing troups in the south to muscle in and counter Russian support etc. Will a...
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    New gadget, dash cam

    Good quality, but it's quite big and visible; I'd be tempted to have to remove it when parked up. I'm one for the more unobtrusive cams like the 0806 - fit and forget. Techmoan - Techmoan - The Mini 0806 Dashcam Review - Better late than*never.
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    BREXIT - Poll 23 June 2016

    This is really doing my head in. There is an impact on every aspect of the running and position of the UK (sorry, excluding Scotland it would seem). I've got a horrible feeling that relatively minor stuff like the payment of childcare to non-resident dependants will sway people in what...
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