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    987S in Elephant Grey

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  1. Skidd

    Alloy and tyre cost

    Holy cr*p thats double the price of my car insurance.
  2. Skidd

    Late MOT

    I forgot about mine a few years ago. A previous early service\mot had brought the date forward a month and caught me out. Easily done. Yes I had been driving about for a few weeks, and no, never got pulled. The only time I've ever let this happen!
  3. Skidd

    First visit to Revolution

    I've worked upstairs on one occasion, which was quite cool as I could see the car being worked on through the window. If you fancy a walk, the calderdale trails are nearby and pleasant enough. I did this once when I the car was having the RMS and clutch\DMF done and therefore had quite a few hours to kill. Other option is to hop on a train to Manchester (Picc), via Huddersfield for lunch\shopping. I did this on one occasion, meeting the Wife in town. I guess Leeds is an option too. You'll get bored quickly in Brighouse!
  4. Skidd

    Car Allowance

    Turns out there is no qualifiying criteria so I'm all good. Apparently there are people joining who don't even have driving licenses but get an allowance - the existence of a car is completely immaterial. Happy days. Looks like I have my Boxster maintenance fund then. Must be time to call Russ about those coolant crossover pipes....
  5. Skidd

    Car Allowance

    Lots of good advice, thanks. I guess it comes down to how strictly T&Cs are enforced. I've heard stories of people having to submit V5, MOT and insurance documentation to maintain the benefit - until I have line of site of that process, I won't know what the options are. I'm always up for keeping my head down and keeping quiet on such matters if I can get away with it...within the context of performing at a high standard of course. We shall see....
  6. Skidd

    Car Allowance

    It wouldn't put me in a higher bracket - even if it did - 50%+NI of 8K is better than 0% of 8K. I need to find out if it's acceptable to use my existing car and take it from there. My concern is to get it, I'd need a qualifying car. If I do, perhaps man-maths can kick in and justify some new pork :).
  7. Skidd

    Car Allowance

    Yes, I was going to, but presumably, you need to have a qualifying car to take the cash - which I may not....
  8. The business I'm working for is going through an M&A, and I'm joining a larger company on Dec 1st. Just negotiating terms at the moment, and they're offering as standard, an 8K PA car allowance to my job level. I don't have a car allowance at present. Now, I'm yet to receive the T&Cs of this, but from past experience (other job offers I've had), there is usually a stipulation that the car you use is under 3, or 5 yrs old. My 987 (that I have no intention of changing at this point) is 12yrs old. I don't need another car, so was going to take the allowance as cash. Has anyone been through this - and what did you do? Did you 'upgrade' to a newer car, or take another route?
  9. Skidd

    How To: Find Part Numbers (PET Katalog)

    You can also run PET on a XP laptop which provides VIN lookup Just make sure you patch it
  10. Skidd

    Some Quotes

    A-Plan phone me every year, and can never match. They've tried for the last 8 years. Renewed with Elephant yesterday, £330. Renewal price was originally quoted at £449!
  11. Thanks guys - interesting point Stu. I'll look at that route, if we have difficulties with the insurance co. On that, is it normal to persue uninsured lossed (car hire, excess etc) through legal channels, in addition to the insurance claim? In the mean time - I'll update the insurance details for the Box . It was my wife's car that was hit. Driver had been drinking (but blew under), and admitted to 2xPCs to searching for a phone when the accident happened .
  12. What would you expect to be the outcome; Move house 2 weeks ago, don't update insurance policy to reflect move. Car is parked on street overnight, and is hit by someone not paying due care and attention. 99.9% certain car will be a write-off. Third-party completely at fault, and will take liability. Update policy to reflect move next day, and then report the incident. Will I see a penny? (Wasn't the Pork BTW).
  13. Skidd

    Great service as usual

    No probs - and those parts arrived, thanks mate!
  14. Thanks as always to Russ and the guys at Revolution for their excellent service. Car was in last week for an oil change, MOT and for a child seat retrofit kit to be fitted. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Cheers guys!