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  1. I didn't take up the "offer" so not sure what the price would have been. Part of me wonders if my car was more obvious with the plate on it, the police do feel that my car had been watched prior to the theft taking place, did the plate make it more obvious?

  2. While I appreciate the warning may be very useful to anyone in the market for a 135i, and I wouldn't want a stolen/recovered vehicle myself, what do the TSN collective expect to happen to these cars?

    Should they be crushed? Sold at half price? It could be a perfectly decent reliable car, and may not have been abused whilst it was 'away', ultimately, the insurers need to recover as much of what they've paid out when they move it on, and the dealer that buys it needs a profit too, so I'm wondering what people think should happen with these type of cars?

    Given HPi seems to be the industry standard used by dealerships, is it really a surprise they don't flag this up? /conspiracy theory.

    Selling it is fine, but they have to be up front about this. If you go to trade a car that has been stolen recovered the dealers are of course going to sting you for it no question. The sale price is just under what the insurance payout was at the time, so Admiral lost money on the car (assuming the dealer is making a profit on what they paid in the trade).

  3. What, this for real?!?! I'd go through the fecking roof if my car was nicked and the insurers said I couldn't have the plate back.......... but that I could BUY it back off them?

    The moment one realised their car had been stolen, what would stop them going to the DVLA office and getting the plate taken off and put on retention? You'd not have the tax disc, but don't need to hand this in at the time of transfer.

    Once the insurers pay out the car becomes their property. If you transfer ownership of a car to someone with a "cherished plate" still attached they then technically own the plate as well. The insurers notify the DVLA that it is stolen, and the owner also has to declare it SORN when it is stolen.

  4. When it departed it had 10,005 miles on the clock. I had gone to pick a parcel up that night and passed 10k as I arrived at the parcel place, it's 5 miles from my house so thats how i know what the mileage was at the time. It was stolen on 31st December, and around about the 1st March the police called to say they had recovered it and did I own the contents (which I am yet to get returned but some were missing when they found it) so it has covered 2000 miles in the two months it was in the crooks hands. It was in perfect condition when it left, no marks on alloys etc, but that can all be hidden - as perhaps can a history?

  5. Postcode is not an L start so think I am ok, ta anyway.

    Was thinking about why it might be "HPI clear". It was stolen on a personal plate, which the insurance company took possession of as it was still assigned to the vehicle. (I was given the option of purchasing it off them). I suspect they have removed this and put it on a 10 plate to sell on. Therefore the HPI might not show stolen as it wasn't stolen on that reg? (I suspect it might say that the car was registered under another reg mark at some point).

  6. I don't want it back, I miss it, but it would be a b1tch to sell on. Unless they will let me buy it for £5!

    But as insurance have paid out then I have no claim on the car.

  7. Had a call from the police this morning (woke me up, the buggers). Car was found last night in the Hampton area.

    They need the keys (which are with the insurers) but some of my personal stuff might be in the car still by all accounts. Hope there is plenty of forensic evidence to catch the cnuts.

  8. A pair of Thule Aero bars for sale. In very good condition. Currently have feet for Audi A4 saloon (b5/b6) but these can be changed and other ones fitted.

    Ideally collected from Guildford area, but am willing to travel a short distance if required.



  9. Over the December/Snow period there were massive issues with BMW deliveries. There was a death at the port where they arrive which caused its closure by the HSE whilst that was investigated, then it snowed, then cars kept arriving, then BMW stopped updating the dealer systems with projected delivery dates.

    It really was pot luck. A december delivery for us also became a mid January delivery.

    The US builds are "normally" 4 weeks from build finish to arriving in the UK.

  10. +++

    I've found not much difference between 10 and 11kg bikes. Strength in your legs and endurance are what counts ;)

    Just don't go balls out in your first race!

    Yeah I suspect at that weight it won't be much of a differential. The endurance is the current issue, but all being well September will be a breeze (and if it's too hard I can stop halfway as it runs past my house!)