What did you do to your Marina today?

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:24 am

If somebody wants to race it or break it they're probably not bothered.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by dazza2623 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:27 am

Finally moved family from Tasmania back to Brisbane. Pulled covers off engine for coupe to see if still OK. All good. Gave it another spray & packed it back up
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:48 am

Three SUs! Jaguar-like!

Well, not so much what did I do to my Marina today, but what I didn't do. This week I got further justification for wrapping mine up in mothballs for winter, and not using it as a daily driver. The 21 year old Ford Escort I chose to use as a daily driver in August, after falling out with modern daily drivers following an Astra J owning experience, received its third parking dent since August in one of the care home car parks I work at. It came with three parking dents I could justifiably want removing, it's now got six. One I put down to an Asda shopping trolley, and two from either resident visitors or staff members slamming their car door into mine while parked at work. I'm pretty sick of it. There is no way I'll use my Marina for commuting to work in the summer. I had three dents took out of that 18 months ago, and it's still got rippled panels (though some of that is poor rubbing down beneath a cheap respray) but I'm not giving anyone the chance to twang that one at work! Some people just do not care how they park or what they park next to. I had a Mercedes for nearly ten years which rusted but barely picked up any body damage through impact. The Volvo that followed it got bumped twice in the street while parked when I was a lorry driver, bumped in a Co Op car park, ran into on a roundabout and bumped outside my house! The Astra J got two minor parking dents and a bumper scuff, probably caused by someone manoeuvring at work in a tight space, in a very short space of time. Now this one keeps getting twatted. Not happy.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Not so much what I have done to my marina but to the shed /workshop its in the other week has some nasty little gits break into the shed. stole the power tools etc so spent the weekend uprating security and fitting alarms to try and prevent a repeat!
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:24 pm

:mad: No damage to the car though? That's something at least if not. Some gits just go in to trash things.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Gee tc » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:36 pm

Horrible for you Dave.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Tenner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:36 pm

They probably only know how to steal keyless cars these days anyway. I hope the tools were insured.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38 am

Thank you for the comments. No serious damage only that done directly to gain access. Tools insured according to my policy, but from past experience will have to do battle with the insurance Co. Police never attended but did get a CSO with some Smartwater. Couple of days later phone call from Victim Support.
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