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Cupcakes

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Sep 2020

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    Ta. Found a specialist independent close to my flat; inspection is £25 and they've got a bunch of excellent reviews. Booked.

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    Picked up a car for the Cupcakes household. 2007 Honda Civic with 132k miles. Not expensive and passed its MOT last week with no advisories.

    Am I mad to consider taking it to a local trusted garage for a once-over? Even though it's got MOT I'd like to be aware of anything I can do in the way of preventative maintenance. Also, I think it needs new drop links to sort a bit of a clunk from the front. That would be something the garage could do whilst inspecting, if they agreed it was needed.

    If getting it looked over is worthwhile, is an independent garage likely to be fine or is there any benefit at all to going to a specialist Honda garage or dealer? (I'm guessing no).

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    Nice build, nice thing to do for a pal. And the backpack looks good too, any more pics?

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    Sorry for the delayed response, completely slipped my mind. Trying to fill a gap between the door and the frame when the door is latched shut. my other half has already bought some adhesive felt-y stuff (kind of like a very thin piece of carpet, not sure what the correct term is) and that seems to be doing the job.

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    Funnily enough I believe Scottish cities are in fact bringing in emissions control zones. Not sure of the details but from a brief Google the limits look similar to the ULEZ..

    In any case the 2008 civic I'm hoping to test drive in a few days is Euro4 compliant which meets the requirement I can see for emission control.

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    I began the process of searching for a used car today. Quite overwhelming in some ways.

    I'd pretty much decided on looking for a civic like @fox has before I realised that they had one... Reassuring to hear that a couple of bikes will fit in the back

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    Door 'weather' seals: do I use expanding foam tape? Or is that only for gaps between frames and wall.

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    For wheels the Bicycle Works has been good to me in the past as well.

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    Get the home report and read it in detail before the viewing. Anything marked as a 2 or 3 you should look at closely. 3 means you should be ready to do the work right away.

    Get your solicitor ready to "note interest" on your behalf as soon as you think you might want to make an offer.

    Pay lots of attention to the area. Especially public transport connections and roads/bike paths. Some bits of the burbs have excellent bike path provision and are a joy to get to. Others are very much the opposite.

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    Tell us more about the MTB plan.

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