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funkyboogalooo

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1,844 posts

271 months

Thursday 11th April 2002
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i'm going down to pick her up on tuesday, subject to her having a good once over checkup by meridien first.
i'll let you know how i get on

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>>> Edited by funkyboogalooo on Thursday 11th April 22:09

funkyboogalooo

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1,844 posts

271 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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delays! apparently she failed the MOT due to not having rear seat belts, what a bind. Anyway the present owner is getting them fitted at Meridien wednesday so hopefully i'm gonna pick her up in the vening. I'll keep you posted

HarryW

15,190 posts

272 months

Tuesday 16th April 2002
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Funky

What about all previous MOT's then?? I always thought that cars that weren't fitted from new and had type approval didn't need them retrofitting. Misses used to have a v old mini that didn't have them and didn't need them fitting for the MOT.....Just a thought.

Harry

funkyboogalooo

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1,844 posts

271 months

Tuesday 16th April 2002
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well i'm not that clever on ' type approval, construction and use' and all that stuff but, speaking to my mate who's an mot tester yes it does need belts in the back. The guy who I am buying it off is going back to Meridien where he bought it from to have them fitted (at least it should be a good job). he's also gonna give them some stick as they sold it to him only 2 years ago with a new mot and no rear belts! work that one out.

kevinday

11,745 posts

283 months

Tuesday 16th April 2002
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Funky, What about last years MOT? I know you are really keen on a Maserati but I would think twice about this particular one!

JSG

2,238 posts

286 months

Tuesday 16th April 2002
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I'm fairly certain that if a car is 'C' reg or later (can't work out what year that is this time of night) then it was required to have rear belts fitted from new. Prior to that - no requirement to have them for MOT, but if fitted they must be working.

Perhaps it had them removed at some point?

Cheers,
JSG.

mr_tony

6,334 posts

272 months

Wednesday 17th April 2002
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could it have been imported from somewhere where seatbelt laws were not so strict?

funkyboogalooo

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1,844 posts

271 months

Thursday 18th April 2002
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i've picked her up and she's awesome, more news tonight.
mike