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Originally Posted by macplaxton View Post
I understand Unkel that you're a massive fan of the NCT
Not a massive fan, but most cars (including many classics) in this country are required to have an NCT test and many don't have one and the typical Irish shure it'll be grand wink wink is used by a lot of people. Which does nobody any favours imho. Stiff fines and enforcement would kill this overnight, but those things never happen for anything in this country. The only thing that works sometimes is a cultural change.

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Originally Posted by macplaxton View Post
I would argue that the NCT isn't stricter than a MOT.
Well you'd probably be right most of the time. The NCT is strict and objective though (or as objective as it can be). And MOT is done by your local friendly garage, which in itself is a questionable practice. I brought a car in with a fresh MOT, that needed all new metal brake lines and my welder spent 19 hours welding it (half of that needed for NCT, the other half preventative maintenance)