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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby Keef » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:11 am

Neil wrote:so will I,,,, the whole thing is a complete load of baloney don't know who thinks these ideas up,, I wonder where your insurance company would be if someone hit you head on at night with 1 headlight flickering 4 bald tyres and no brakes


They'd probably take the same stand as if you had a months MOT left, 1 headlight flickering 4 bald tyres and no brakes.

All they are doing is transferring the complete responsibility of keeping the vehicle roadworthy to the owner with no Government checks.

Even with an MOT test they can only be sure the vehicle is roadworthy for one day a year and if an owner wants to, they can still take their vehicle to a garage once a year for a check.
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby baconsdozen » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:48 am

Why couldn't they just leave things alone?
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby 1958 harry » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:46 pm

It works fine with pre 60 cars so I don't understand the issue?
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby DodgeRover » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 pm

There aren't that many pre 60 cars about that you would want to run as a daily, pre '77 there's loads, personally I can make an objective judgement as to my own vehicles roadworthyness but for many people who run maybe a 20 year old mondeo that only gets fixed when it fails a test the prospect of buying a £600 shitter that will never need to be fixed as it's mot exempted will be a big attraction.
I've seen enough stuff that got run on exemptions until it was absolutely hanging and that was just as showmans / recovery/ works truck/ farmers limited use!
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby Neil » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:23 am

that's right theres hardly any pre 60 cars about these parts except for shows but there is quite a lot of daily drivers up to 77
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby Muttley » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:25 pm

Idiots who wont maintain their vehicles will just get bent MOTs anyway so it doesnt make much difference :wink:
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Re: Early transits with no MOT.

Postby baconsdozen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:31 am

I'm surprised bent MOTs aren't for sale on ebay along with V5s,DIN and number plates and all the other ringing gear.When it all goes tits up it will be the genuine enthusiast who gets hit.
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