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Old 7th May 2009, 09:32 PM
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Old 7th May 2009, 09:38 PM
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Old 7th May 2009, 09:43 PM
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Perhaps my comments re: MOT & Tax were a Tad unwise

They were made from my point of view. That of a experienced mechanic .
I often take this for granted & assume anyone looking to buy a car with no MOT would be capable of inspecting it to ensure that it was not in a dangerous condition.
Many minor MOT failure defects do not mean a vehicle is dangerous to drive.

I would never advocate driving a dangerous car on the public highway, even to an MOT test.


The Road Traffic Act makes no mention of " Nearest station " It merely states " A pre booked MOT ". This statement is also repeated on the DVLA web site.

I think the soundest advice is to use a recovery service or trailer your donor.
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Old 7th May 2009, 10:52 PM
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Don't worry Bonzo, I wasn't having a dig

And having owned "classic" cars (old MGs) for years I'm acutely aware of how an MOT failure doesn't necessarily mean the car isn't safe to drive - "mumble mumble, you failed it on what???"

There's a good point though that buying a decent running donor gives you a no stress chance to check that it's all running good.
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Old 8th May 2009, 12:01 AM
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Bigest worry for all of us if we did something like this is the proliferation of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) it flags up if the car has no MOT, Insurance orTax.

I would think very carefully before driving any car without full cover of all these points
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Old 10th May 2009, 07:45 PM
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Bonzo,dont beat yourself up about the comments you made,there is so much myth about things relating to MOT Matters (no pun intended fellow NT's)and not one VOSA chappie will commit to saying Yes that is correct,the usual answer is "what does it say in the manual" answer,a lot of old cods.

The RTA makes no sense,the MOT is not worth the paper its printed on and only valid at the time of test and as stated on the rear of the form,its not a statement of roadworthyness and most would be horrified at what would pass the test going by the book and not what they think the book says and the way it is interpreted.

Everybody is entiteled to their opinoin and it sounds like we both suffer from excess time in the trade.

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