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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Hamwich] #745860
25/06/22 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Originally Posted by Budster
Originally Posted by flyfisher
When does the factory close for the summer holiday, could they do a big batch then?


That seems a really good idea.


Hmm, how would the guys feel about sacrificing their holiday though?


All small team of volunteers.
A sensible financial reward.
Time off in lieu and a repair production line?
Could be done,

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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #745890
26/06/22 08:55 AM
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I‘ve got a good news.

When I‘m right the German dealers don‘t know about the problem. So the Germans cars don‘t count. So there where more parts for the rest of world. ;-)

Greets René


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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Hamwich] #745899
26/06/22 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Originally Posted by Budster
Originally Posted by flyfisher
When does the factory close for the summer holiday, could they do a big batch then?


That seems a really good idea.


Hmm, how would the guys feel about sacrificing their holiday though?

There is no bottomless pit of staff capable of doing the upgrades…you might well be an excellent panel beater, paint sprayer etc but the company are not going to let you loose on something as safety critical as this. I think the logistics of handling car transportation will far out way the availability of technicians.


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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #746036
26/06/22 11:11 PM
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Possibly get the ex dealers to add to the numbers? I am sure the guaranteed cashflow would be welcome. There might be some bad feeling to overcome with some but, in the end, it is income. Would MMC have the bottle to approach them after cutting them as dealers?
One obstacle might be accreditation as suitable to do the work from a red tape aspect. Their experience and familiarity with Morgans would be a waste if not used.


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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Deejay] #746037
27/06/22 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Deejay
Anybody’s guess but I think you have summed it up pretty well…say goodbye to July. If you don’t SORN, you may well be paying for nothing; on the other hand, if you SORN, it is most likely you will save at least a month…and even if you put it back on the road in the middle of a forthcoming month, you pay for that whole month but are no worse off financially if you had not SORNed in the first place. ( and might be better off if that turns out to be August or September!)
That of course is all very well but I guess if you have to take it to a dealer to be fixed, it needs to be taxed…but that could still be in well over a month’s time…depends where you might sit in the pecking order. As far as factory and dealers are concerned, the brand new ones awaiting delivery are crucial to cash flow so will be at the front of the queue, no doubt.
Good luck…I feel for you all!

I think we all feel sorry for the affected owners. Looks like that's the best of the summer time touring shot to bits....


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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #746065
27/06/22 08:10 AM
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Surely it makes more sense to have dealers inspect the CX cars and determine which cars have a problem and which are perfectly ok to drive - would spare a lot of frustration, and cost. My dealer can find no defect with the brakes of my car despite really trying!!!!


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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #746067
27/06/22 08:59 AM
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It seems that some CX owners are still driving their cars so maybe it depends on your insurance company view. It might be worth talking to your insurance company as it formally a safety recall not a do not drive recall, there is 2 tiers of recall.

Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: flyfisher] #746081
27/06/22 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by flyfisher
It seems that some CX owners are still driving their cars so maybe it depends on your insurance company view. It might be worth talking to your insurance company as it formally a safety recall not a do not drive recall, there is 2 tiers of recall.

my letter says STOP DRIVE as heading and DO NOT DRIVE in the text. Seems pretty clear to me



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Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #746110
27/06/22 02:45 PM
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Just remember the Dealers have other cars to service! Oakmere are also Lotus dealers so they are not going to put other customers to back of queue.

Re: SORN - Stop Drive [Re: Derek596] #746113
27/06/22 03:08 PM
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Morgan themselves have a large fleet of hire vehicles grounded , I guess they would be fixed first, then any new cars ready for delivery just so they can get paid for them. I think its going to be quite a long queue.

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