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Anthony

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Can't get insured without my car passing the nct. The test is booked for Monday. It won't pass. The dumb company graciously insured me til Tuesday.
 

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Suspension on the front passenger side of mine is really noisy. I want a new car.
 

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Can't get insured without my car passing the nct. The test is booked for Monday. It won't pass. The dumb company graciously insured me til Tuesday.
Fucks sake. That's some catch22 situation they've landed you in. No insurance, no test. No NCT, no insurance.

Stupid system
 

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Seriously looking to change the car. I just can't get over this €670 tax.
Has anyone ever bought a car in the North or from England? We were up north recently and the cars seem to have a higher spec. Like, we saw a Skoda Oktavia estate that looked swisher than a beemer.
Standard border move. Not sure my folks buy any cars in ROI. Anything extra on a car is another thing that can break and cost time/money fyi.
 

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NCT booked for Thursday. Two new front tyres, rebuilt front brakes and suspension. Now that the suspension is sorted and the front of the car isn't looking at the ground I have to swap out my extra bright headlight bulbs for standard . So my only concern is the fecking emissions again.

Last time I got it through by driving hard up and down the dual carriageway for a couple of hours before the test and filling the tank with diptane. So fingers crossed that works again.
 

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Yea I didn't bother getting the window fixed because I thought that would be the least of its problems. I told the guy in the centre that I was surprised and he said, "no, it's great car."
I'm looking forward to not having to open the door to get Car Park tickets out of the machine though, it has to be said.
 

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Jesus christ all this talk of NCTs is stressing me the fuck out..and I'm DOE! Which is the same thing only dearer
 

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I got a full NCT car wash yesterday, €15, so all the underside and wheel arches were spotless. I'm convinced that helped.
I think so too. I'm giving it a good clean tomorrow and hoping all the shiny new(ish) stuff I've put on recently will convince the tester it's a solid roadworthy car.

I put a secret weapon on this morning
 

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Wondering if the forecasted awful weather will affect the NCT , and if so will it be for the good or for the bad.

Probably not though. The multiple issues with the car will have a more likely affect.
 

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Sure they do it indoors...maybe the car will benefit from the central heating
 

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edit:

"surcharge of €11.50 will apply in the case of a re-test."

Could be worse

which is turning into my motto for the day
 
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