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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

      Many thanks 
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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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Tesla's "full self-driving" is nothing more than a Level 2 system anyway.

i.e. it's like an adaptive cruise with some extra benefits.

You're in control of the vehicle at all times, so it's ultimately the driver's fault.

 

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and the car/manufacturer can/will grass you up if it considers you were driving badly ... and do sell insurance companies driving habits (hard braking/corning/speeding) which are reported from the car back to the manufacturer

- check the T&C's

 

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A friends Tesla shut down for 10 minutes after he was 'testing the stability' in a car park and the info screen reported to him that the vehicle would shut down as it was been driven 'in a dangerous manner' or something similar.

He had to sit and wait for it to start again.

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Wonder if your friends insurance premiums will be affected?

 

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"Testing the stability" ?

I suspect the Tesla Map would have picked up that the car was being driven in a car park and the default safety settings required a shut down.

Reassuring that Tesla have public safety built in, to try to stop drivers driving in a way that may be risky.

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lol heres another perspective

wonder if the Tesla has exemptions for tracks running alongside roads - of which there are a few - where you are simply and legitimately checking its performance/handling/braking? - or whether it will also report that as unsafe driving in a 30 zone and shut you down, and report your dangerous driving to insurance companies  ... let alone a 20 zone if in wales perhaps?

or perhaps you are trying to escape something - perhaps a flood unexpectedly washing down the road of which theres been a number recently ... oh no says tesla - you stay there .. and wait for your insurance premium increase if you and your electric car survive a thorough soaking

 

- and in any case, I think the threads point is that the Tesla (and others) self driving is generally of 'questionable quality' and few would want the decisions/control taken entirely unexpectedly away from them.

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Interestingly, I've just been out to do some shopping - other side of town so in car

waiting at single lane mini roundabout to turn right

White van man comes up to island with left indicator on an starts to turn left - so I start to pull out

- loon in a BMW speeds around from out of sight behind van as it turns and cuts across me - just missing - as I slam on the brakes

 

- wonder if my quick reaction to a loon would get me a black mark?

 

Only a little exceptional - similar milder issues disturbingly common

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Reassuring that Tesla have public safety built in, to try to stop drivers driving in a way that may be risky.

It didn't stop the man in Ohio taking his eye off the road and daydreaming by the sound of it, though. The car was even speeding by 5mph when it nearly hit the train.

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2 hours ago, tobyjugg2 said:

wonder if my quick reaction to a loon would get me a black mark

This already does count against you on black box policies so I can't imagine it being any different if Tesla really was reporting to insurers.

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1 hour ago, lolerz said:

This already does count against you on black box policies so I can't imagine it being any different if Tesla really was reporting to insurers.

Not simply reporting out of goodness and safety reasoning - Selling data to insurers is reported

- and to be fair - not just tesla,

- and not just electric vehicles although they seem to be most intrusive in data gathering.

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He's not a close friend, I'm sure he was driving like a dick but I didn't want to put that. The only point I'm making is that in no way am I ever driving something that a corporation can switch off as and when they feel like it.

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I suspect many electric vehicles have the same inbuilt safety features.

The risks that humans take will eventually be mostly moderated by computers.

 

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I just went out to get in car to go to pub

.. and it had gone without me

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My old dog Amy used to do that

 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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