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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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I've had three car keys snap off in the ignition, most inconvenient.*
The first time, in my Peugeot, the then Mr Quar dug out the barrel, destroying the ignition. He then had to wire up switches on the dashboard to start it. We then had no steering lock or security on the car and relied on a crooklock to stop any passing scally from driving it off.

Second time, a Citroen AX, the second Mr Quar carried out an identical operation. I have photos of the dashboard with the old wall light switches from my kitchen on the dashboard.

Both times, I could have kicked myself for being stupid enough to let these 'experts' help me out, and the cars were eventually scrapped as nobody would've bought them in such a state.

The last time, in my old Rover, I refused to let the other half interfere and had a dodgy garage sort it. Cost me £40-odd and was perfect.

*I am puzzled about this as I always handle keys carefully and never use them to , for instance, lift the boot or tailgate.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 9:58, Reply)

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