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by scotty
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bank charges
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Bank charges

Sabadell used not charge. I bank with them and noticed this last week for the first time. I'll be back in December and will be discussing charges with a view to a review.
by scotty
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: holiday rental
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: holiday rental

I agree. But on a serious note if you have done the "white village" once then you may just end up comparing one to the other. Estepona is a Spanish town that has had millions spent on it that has fantastic walks in the hills nearby but a town to keep you busy if needed.
by scotty
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 11
Views: 3088

Re: fuel tank

Enniscorthy ? Ireland :thumbup: . Are you shipping it to Spain or UK ? If you are into the E21 then log onto http://www.e30owners.com its an Irish forum but with a good European membership.
by scotty
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 11
Views: 3088

Re: fuel tank

Also try www.e30zone.net if you dont have any luck. I'm registered on it if you need me to put up a wanted ad for you.
by scotty
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Wanted - ladies cycle suitable for the petite...
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Wanted - ladies cycle suitable for the petite...

Tim, I have a mountain style bike in perfect condition for €65. Located in El Paraiso at KM 167 (After Estepona & before San Pedro) . I'm back on October 14th. If thats any good to you.
by scotty
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Insurance for ExPats
Replies: 6
Views: 2982

Re: Car Insurance for ExPats

An insurance company cannot totally void your car insurance if you lie. They still have to honour third party claims. They clearly would not honour any damage to you or your car and can sue you for the amount they paid out, but they cannot void the policy for an existing third party claim. The UK R...
by scotty
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Insurance for ExPats
Replies: 6
Views: 2982

Re: Car Insurance for ExPats

Dont ever be tempted to lie on this issue. The insurer will happily take your money, but in the event of a claim if they finnd out you told a lie they will void your policy and return your premium to you leaving you uninsured. 30 years in the insurance industry behind me is where I gather my informa...
by scotty
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Senda litoral de Malaga
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Senda litoral de Malaga

When you look at the map it becomes obvious how little is complete.
by scotty
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Can one check if a vehicle is insured and ITV'd?
Replies: 14
Views: 3652

Re: Can one check if a vehicle is insured and ITV'd?

Has he a UK registered car ? :roll:
by scotty
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a British UK plated Car into Spain
Replies: 96
Views: 72943

Re: Importing a British UK plated Car into Spain

Sounds like a lot of effort to have a car there with the steering wheel on the wrong side.
by scotty
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Do You Spain/Malagacar
Replies: 147
Views: 51293

Re: Do You Spain/Malagacar

Hi Scotty - just loking at Malagacar & thinking of getting an Aygo - how did you find it ? I have a feeling it was what I had a year ago in May, but not sure (senior moments come thick & fast these days !) Great little car . . . . . . wheels on each corner so it goes round corners like a train on r...
by scotty
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Do You Spain/Malagacar
Replies: 147
Views: 51293

Re: Do You Spain/Malagacar

I know there are a couple of companies called 'malagacar' - which is the one offsite opposite the San Mig brewery ? I have used them in the past, my only problem was they took the deposit with the hire cost, and then refunded the deposit, which mean 2 transaction charges on my credit card & exchang...
by scotty
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cash and Cards theft, Supersol, Torre del Mar
Replies: 16
Views: 2637

Re: Cash and Cards theft, Supersol, Torre del Mar

Down here we have heard from two neighbours that have been robbed when they left the car. In both cases everything was taken, money...passports....clothes....apartment keys. They were followed from the airport at night, and when they stopped for a meal near their apartment the cars were ransacked.
by scotty
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Awaiting the result.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

Re: Awaiting the result.....

Sterling now down 6% at 01.30 am. Suck it up Leavers !
by scotty
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A bit of Motorsport/Rallying in Andalucia today.
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: A bit of Motorsport/Rallying in Andalucia today.

Unbelievable, the guys have been firing videos across to me of yesterdays day and night time action. They've just sent one of this mornings clips which features a full blown screaming Focus tearing up to a hairpin bend...........with a lycra clad cyclist enjoying his Sunday morning pedal in the car...
by scotty
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: No English breakfasts !
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: No English breakfasts !

Take the beans out and add white pudding and it's a "full Irish" :lolno:
by scotty
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: No English breakfasts !
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: No English breakfasts !

Mark, I'm Irish so or the moment we are staying in the EU. I'm old enough to remember being treated as a terrorist by the police anytime I flew into the uk so a delay in an English airport is normal for us. As for vat . . . . There was never vat on used vehicles. It's only on new ones. What's really...
by scotty
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: No English breakfasts !
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

No English breakfasts !

I'm looking forward to England leaving the EU. Firstly all the places that have "all day English breakfast" will be gone. Secondly the que at passport control will be better as they will all be in the "Alien" line :clap: . Thirdly as the sterling falls (even for a short while) I will buy myself anot...
by scotty
Tue May 24, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Do You Spain/Malagacar
Replies: 147
Views: 51293

Re: Do You Spain/Malagacar

Interesting comment from Ashtondav above. My last three rentals from Malagacar were very new Renault Megane. Each time I had asked for a Toyota Aygo but get the biRenault for the same price. Where is the catch ? Is it the half fuel tank charge ?
by scotty
Tue May 24, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa - does it matter what name the bill is in?
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Endesa - does it matter what name the bill is in?

I bought my place ten years ago and I pay by DD each month from my account. But the account is still in the name of the first owner 28 years ago ! Only in Spain.