General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Dee
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12058 posts since 22/11/07

8 Mar 2011 19:34
try and renew your insurance close to month end, end of financial year can always help too - when they ask what you have been quoted elsewhere be realistic with your lies.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

8 Mar 2011 19:36
Thanks Andy, Aviva nowhere near my best quote though - even with their 12 weeks free offer.

Got it back down to what it was last year now.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

8 Mar 2011 19:41
Actually I just tailored that quote it got it right down.

If my car is more or less worthless should I crank the excess up as high as possible assuming that if I crash it I won't be claiming anyway?

edit, also who bothers with the 'legal fees' extra? Never been sure if it's worth the £25 a year or not.
Sneaker52
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7152 posts since 2/11/06

8 Mar 2011 23:19
HiFi wrote: Saw this today. Got to be owned by a footballer, shirley?


'orrible.

It was pretty embarrassing taking the photo as well.

Good work. Managed to make it look like a 308 estate!
R
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13309 posts since 17/5/03

8 Mar 2011 23:57
alfa 4c looks brilliant
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

10 Mar 2011 14:58
Best: Car got through it's MOT with less work than I had anticipated, 24 years old now and it keeps going and has cost me almost nothing in the 3 years since I won it on ebay for a bargain price.









trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

10 Mar 2011 15:13
How much will new brake pads add on to my MOT? Its a Vauxhall corsa
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

10 Mar 2011 15:20
When I was a kid the old asian guy who lived across the road had one of those. Thought it was ugly then and it doesn't have any retro appeal now. Good nick though. How come it/you are so expensive to insure?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

10 Mar 2011 15:26
£12.76
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

10 Mar 2011 15:27
about a oner.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

10 Mar 2011 15:37
mot on my merc tomorroww, not looking forward too it
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

10 Mar 2011 15:44
robii wrote: When I was a kid the old asian guy who lived across the road had one of those. Thought it was ugly then and it doesn't have any retro appeal now. Good nick though. How come it/you are so expensive to insure?

Cant say I had any time for them before I bought this one but love it now. Only bought it because I was looking for a cheap motor to drive to Serbia and back and it was one of the possibilities and then the head gasket on my old car went so I needed a car immediately so stuck a bid in on the BX - didn't expect to be driving it 3 years on.

Quote is now £300 fully comp with 2 SP50's.

robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

10 Mar 2011 17:46
I was always fascinated by the fact that it had hydraulic suspension and wondered why they put such a good feature on such a horrible looking car
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

10 Mar 2011 18:52
Suspension is great, makes for a very smooth drive.

Not bothered about people turning their noses up at how it looks.

ttkk.
gawkrodger
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7650 posts since 4/11/08

12 Mar 2011 10:09
ok, any recommendations for a fuel efficient car which doesn't either drive like shit or cost a bomb?

The current petrol prices are beginning to kill me
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

12 Mar 2011 10:31
More often than not its more efficient to keep your current stead, what're you running and what would your budget be for a new motor?
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

12 Mar 2011 10:34
How big of a car/what cars have you owned recently/how much are you looking to spend..?
gawkrodger
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7650 posts since 4/11/08

12 Mar 2011 10:40
i'm currently got a car with a 2.7 v6.

up to about £10k at the mo.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

12 Mar 2011 10:46
3Series with 3l TDI?
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

12 Mar 2011 10:52
Unless you're funding the proposed new car mostly with the sale of the V6 its going to take a long time to actually save money in the long term.

What is the V6 you've got and whats your annual mileage?

Anyone driven a new VAG with the 1.4 tsi 180?
I'm tempted to book a test drive on Monday, I've heard the Polo has a huge waiting list though Sad