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Bob Purton

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Roll on MOT exemption
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:07:01 PM »
Has anyone read about the EU directive to start a 30 year roll on MOT exemption for classic vehicle?
Please mention it if I asked this last week wont you! ;D

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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 02:13:40 PM »
I think it would be really bad idea and I don't think I am alone . On this I am unanimous  ;D
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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 02:17:23 PM »
I did not recall the photo you re-posted and don't recall you posting this before, but then again my memory is not what it used to cabbage BE.



When I had Grotbag (Velorex) and DUF (Trojan) I actually welcomed the annual check by a fresh pair of eyes. If/when I get another classic I probably will take it for an annual check even if it is not mandatory.
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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 02:25:37 PM »
I guess some will abuse it.
It would suit me though as I keep my cars up to scratch anyway. The only thing I get from an annual MOT test is damage to the car somewhere or an other!

Richard, you don't need to worry, this only applies to cars that work. ;)

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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 05:34:55 PM »
It would suit me though as I keep my cars up to scratch anyway.

I like to think I do the same with the one pre-1960 car I have, but I worry that, if ever I do have an accident, I have nothing to show that.

I could send it for MoT, but will the tester test it by "pre-1960" standards, when there is now no longer a requirement for such cars to have a test?

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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 05:37:22 PM »
Good point Dave. few garages do MOTs on 3 wheelers nowadays and that seems another good reason to support the few that do. "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" !
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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 07:40:39 PM »
I can't wait for rolling 30 year MOT exception. My nearest class 3 MOT station is 25 miles away and to be honest they really can't be bothered with 3 wheel cars. I know an MOT is all about the tester opinion on some things, i put my  cars into a normal MOT station, get them to check it over, then send it to the class 3 garage and it always comes back with fails. On 99% of the fails nobody can understand why!
I will keep my car up to good standard without having to get someone not interested to waste my money.
I need to stop buying!

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Re: Roll on MOT exemption
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 10:11:26 PM »
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then send it to the class 3 garage and it always comes back with fails. On 99% of the fails nobody can understand why!

Any examples of failures??

Out of curiosity.

I also dislike the MOT exemption ruling, and having just bought an exempt car, I will be going right through it.
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