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Old 26th May 2024, 10:22 PM
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Good luck with the MOT Sean and hopefully you'll be able to make the meet
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Good luck with the MOT Sean and hopefully you'll be able to make the meet
Hope so. I phoned them at 9:00am this morning only to discover it's a bank holiday, so will try again tomorrow. Hoping to get it done and passed this week so I can get a good long test drive done before heading across. A 400+ mile drive to the meet ain't my idea of doing a test drive.
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RANT - and I'm keeping this as polite as I can manage!

The DVA in NI is $%^&* disgrace.

I phoned them first thing, and spent 10 minutes on hold. I'm told they issue 'emergency' appointments based on the same data that the drivers have access to. Bearing in mind that today is 28th May, these are the 'earliest' appointment dates available at all the NI sites:




I literally have to sit here on the laptop with their page open, refresh it, scan for a suitable appointment, and if there are none, refresh the page and start again. I get 20 minutes of this and then the session is terminated. I then have to start at the first screen and repeat the whole process.

Even if you do find a suitable date, by the time you've clicked on the centre name, the appointment has gone! She even said that some people are going across to Scotland to get MOTs done. Yeah, no problem, 300 plus fuel costs to get a MOT.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Can you take the risk and book one over here around the meet weekend?
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Want me to book you in at our local MOT station, I guess you can legitimately drive here to a pre-booked appointment?
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