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    IS250 SE-L
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  1. It's about right. I'm in the high 20's.
  2. I hope it goes well for you too. My insurance woes are not good at all. Do you have witnesses or dashcam evidence? In my terrible experience, if they guy who hit you says you reversed into him, they will split liability. Don't underestimate the lies people tell. Mine is still at formal complaint stage, I will escalate to the ombudsmen not that it will change anything.
  3. Yes, they are easy to fit. The inner clip is different but not massively so, it's easy enough to figure out. Not sure about the spring, maybe it's due to the risk of pressing the button whilst moving, better to have it pop up slighltly than fling right open. If you fit a spring it would take more effort to close.
  4. Try ejecting the cd's. It could be chugging about even if Audio is off. Fan would've been my first choice but you turned it off, can't think of anything else.
  5. I agree. Having had more time to think about it, I will be going back to LV requesting more info. I submitted a huge amount of detail showing the angles the cars were at and the points of impact. If the other driver were to be believed, I would have had to be almost perpendicular to his car, pointing almost at the centre island of the roundabout. It is not plausible that my accused lane change led to damage at those points of the cars. I don't even know how I am supposed to know what the final decision is, LV have not once made contact with me. I am a named driver on both my daughters cars, both of which have recently been renewed. I didn't tell them of this incident as I still don't know what type of claim it was (Non fault, At fault etc).
  6. I did go looking for any traffic cameras after the event but couldn't see anything likely to cover the roundabout. I have learned that rather than start taking photos, I should have hit the video Recording and captured the post crash discussion. It was completely about his rights to turn into the Retail Park so if I had it recorded, it would have blown his current pack lies wide open. A couple of months ago LV informed me he had admitted to being in the right Hand Lane. I thought that was great news at the time but I have now found out he said he was in the right hand lane going the same was I was, up the A4174. He claims I moved into his lane hitting him. I argued with LV that my lane is correct as I turn left a bit further up to go home so I had no reason to move into the right hand lane. I'm also annoyed with LV that they would simply bend over. Despite all the moans from Insurance Companies about fraud, they seem to endorse the practice by not challenging in any way a statement which is, on the balance of probabilities, false. Another moan about LV whilst I am on my soapbox, they have not contacted me once throughout all of this, I have phoned them everytime. All I have ever received is an auto generated email in response to the ones I have sent. I'm still inclined to take the guy to Court out of principle.
  7. Yup, expecting someone to tell the truth seems a tall order in this day and age.
  8. Update: Just got off the phone with LV. The other driver changed his story and now claims he was going up the A4174 and I crashed into him. LV have suggested as it has been countered with a different story of events, it is a 50/50 shared liability. I cannot put into words what I think about the guy who hit me. LV suggested I can take it to court on my own but have said that in cases like this it will certainly be a 50/50 from a Judge. Advice, comments welcome.
  9. Can you confirm all the Voice commands work? I bought one like this a while ago and although it worked, the Voice system stopped (all of it, even for air con/phone etc). The seller did correct it with a new disk but it worked for a week then had trouble reading the disk. Due to the faff of removing the disk each time it played up it is now sitting in my garage and the old 2008 original disk is back in.
  10. Mine only did 10 at a time too (Samsung S7 edge). I tried more but although it looked like it was doing something, after about 20 mins I came out of it and nothing had gone over.
  11. Called LV again to chase it up. The other party are disputing my claim but oddly (and fortunately) have acknowledged what lane he was in, they believe he was in the correct lane to turn off and are making further enquiries??? They said it could be another 4-6 weeks of dispute before it escalates to solicitors (if they haven't buckled and paid up by then).
  12. I see what you mean about the orange peel. I'm no expert by any stretch but I have tried to take pictures which show this effect on the rest of the car, very difficult to take a picture of. Looking at a right angle, it looks a smooth mirror finish but from an angle, with the right reflections, you can see the same effect on the rear panels too. I'm happy with the job they've done but I probably need to wait for a few rainstorms, bright sunshine, muddy, dusty cycles to see if it remains the same. I looked all though the dashcam footage for anything of note whilst it was in repair but aside from setting some kind of World Record for the amount of times it went up and down on a lift there is really nothing to see. I know where their paint shop and detailing workshops are! I've left these two pictures at the same resolution my phone took them at (4.5Mb each) so you can see more detail. In other news, it passed its MOT today with no advisories :) EDIT: doesn't really show it on the forum, it is more clear if you can zoom in.
  13. Got it back today, looks okay to me but the light wasn't the best. I'll look more closely over the next few days. The garage gave me a large bundle of paperwork but none if it details exactly what was done. Still nothing from Insurance so at the moment I have lost my No Claims to get the car back.
  14. Have you got your last MOT certificate to see what the O2 readings were? They don't tend to fail in a short space of time, the levels creep up, it's worth seeing if your readings were at the upper limits (but within tolerance) at the last MOT.
  15. Car handed over to the garage this morning, estimate is £1,045 worth of damage. Car will be with them for 4 days so I'll get it back early next week. Called Insurance as I haven't heard anything, LV say the other guys Insurance haven't responded yet. They said they have to give it 14 days before escalating. Ref the Dashcam above, I am not at all sold on the DDPAI model I have either, it does look a nice unit, but not as a dashcam if that makes sense. Early days yet but either I can't work it out yet or it doesn't function the way I woud like but on high settings, I can only get 2 minute segments, too short in my opion, I'd rather 5 minutes each at least. Also the folders have tmp folders inside every option (video, pictures etc) all completely filled with hundreds of (what appears to be) duplicate movies or jpg. It means on high settings I can only fit about 15 minutes recording on a 64Gb SD Card before it overwrites, that's terrible, but I might have something set wrong. No idea what the jpg files are, they won't open on my PC or in any picture software I can find.