M.O.T. watch

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Drago, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Yep, it's that time of year again. Time to drag the car through its M.O.T.

    0800hrs tomorrow I'll be down The Arches so 'honest' Phil Mitchell can put the Smart car through its paces.

    So it's time for our annual friendly wager - will I leave the arches happy and tripping through imaginary fields of tulips, or will I be reaching for the phonebook to get the number for Dignatas? If it's the latter, what nasty and horrible surprises will Honest Phil clobber me with, and how much will he want as a bribe to write out the ticket?
    Illaveago and marinyork like this.
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Wiper: Fail
    Rear Suspension(Right): Warning/Advisory

    What has it had problems with in the past?
    Illaveago likes this.
  3. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    She be alreet..
  4. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

  5. OP

    Drago Guru

    The last 2 tests have been clean, with only advisories for the brakes. I fitted new brakes all round and did the fluid 1500 miles ago, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    That's cheered me up - a well below average failure rate. You'd blooming hope so too considering what Mercedes dealers charge to maintain them.
  6. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Fail, 2 serious:

    Corroded suspension
    Seatbelt doesn't retract


    Rear suspension track control worn
    Worn LH rear tyre
    No sense of owning a decent brand

    Total cost: £350. Plus VAT.
  7. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Mine failed a few weeks ago because of a wiper blade. A year before, it failed because of the other wiper blade. I reckon @Drago's wheels will breeze through.
  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    No wipers?
  9. Markymark

    Markymark Guest

    Just keep buying new cars.
    Diogenes and Drago like this.
  10. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Decadence has its rewards..ive not had a car mot for 20 yrs
    Grant Fondo, Slick and Markymark like this.
  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I cannot ever remember having a car fail an mot.
  12. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
  13. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Great thread, I need new discs on the Jazz. Hopefully nothing else. Booked in next week.
    dave r and Drago like this.
  14. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    The nut holding the steering wheel probably needs attention.
    Daddy Pig, tyred, mjr and 10 others like this.
  15. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    When our resident member and founder of the "tall and beautiful persons" club uncoils himself from his Smart Car, the MOT tester will be too busy laughing to notice any defects on the car:

    byegad, Daddy Pig, Mr Celine and 19 others like this.
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