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


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ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

28 Jul 2016 15:00
thanks andy. i'm living pretty rurally now and as i'd use the car pretty much every day for work and at the weekends for odds and ends so i'm not sure that would work? apologies if i'm misinterpreting.

basically, i want a new or as new car but don't want to buy one outright. i just figured as i'd do next to no miles, leasing might be the way to go. i might only be back in the uk for a couple of years, so i'm not particularly fussed about buying and having an asset, as it were, to sell should i head back overseas.

illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jul 2016 15:27
Why do you drive to work if you live round the corner?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

28 Jul 2016 19:26
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=23&t;=1607379

Check this for cheap deals
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

28 Jul 2016 22:49
illwill wrote: Why do you drive to work if you live round the corner?

cos' i'm lazy as and a car is so convenient.

cheers homer!
swede
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8011 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jul 2016 23:19
some fucking good deals on there tbf homer. nice one
burny
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5789 posts since 25/5/06

29 Jul 2016 05:36

Cheers for this. How are you getting on with the Stable car? Got a quote going through at the moment, but they seem a little slow.
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

29 Jul 2016 08:39
I got a scirocco R from that deals thread. There is a great c class coupe one up at the moment. Have to be quick with the deals sometimes.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2016 09:48
burny wrote:
Cheers for this. How are you getting on with the Stable car? Got a quote going through at the moment, but they seem a little slow.

I didn't get it from them in the end
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2016 10:55
ginner wrote: I got a scirocco R from that deals thread. There is a great c class coupe one up at the moment. Have to be quick with the deals sometimes.
Yea quick and not fussy on the exact car or spec
illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

29 Jul 2016 11:35
What kinda excess mileage payments are you guys looking at if you go over your allowance?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2016 17:45
6p iirc for vw group
burny
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5789 posts since 25/5/06

29 Jul 2016 18:12
Just ordered a GLA from StableVehicles. Really couldn't fault their service. £237.50 a month, 24 month contract and 15k mileage. Pretty good deal imo.
compulsiveshopper
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1208 posts since 12/6/12

30 Jul 2016 12:27
Seen this?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/aston-martin/94896/aston-martin-red-bull-am-rb-001-hypercar-will-be-f1-quick
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

12 Aug 2016 17:22
Sustenpass in the scura, such a treat
Dee
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11194 posts since 22/11/07

12 Aug 2016 20:04
Cool tried a caterham?

Dee
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11194 posts since 22/11/07

13 Aug 2016 07:01
Jimmy326
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4556 posts since 22/9/07

posted 24 Aug 2016 15:07, edited 24 Aug 2016 15:07
After some insurance advice, as I have no experience with this:

Last October my missus backed into someone in a carpark (no dogger), and exchanged insurance details with the driver (my missus was at fault). She also rang her insurance company and advised them on the accident/forthcoming claim.

Since then we have heard absolutely nothing, and it's coming round to the time of getting a new insurance quote. Obviously, every comparison site is asking if a claim has been made in the last 5 years and, if so, the claim date and value.

Surely our insurance company would have had to contact us at some point if the other driver made their claim, with some details of what was being claimed/cost etc? Or should my missus just ring up and ask if a claim was made? Don't want to open a can of worms if we can help it.
figurine
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5734 posts since 14/5/07

24 Aug 2016 16:49
IF she requests a renewal pack from her current insurer it should come with details about her insurance, including whether or not she has any claims. Or else she could just ring up and ask, if the guy hasn't made a claim against her they won't bother chasing it up as it creates more hassle for them, don't think anything bad would come of it.
LFC
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3736 posts since 14/6/11

posted 25 Aug 2016 06:40, edited 25 Aug 2016 06:40
Exactly the same thing happened to me last October. Was backing out of a parking bay and some prick decided to park behind me in the road to drop his fat slag of a 50yr old sister off. Tapped his car at 1mph, no damage.

Exchanged details. Rings me and says £500 damage, I said fuck that go through the insurance cos you're lying. So I rang the insurance and asked them to ring me when it's sorted. Heard nothing until my renewal came through the other day with the accident on there. Rang them and they said the last note they have is the date of the accident.

So whether or not the claim costs anything at all, it still gets declared as an accident on your insurance, so if your insurance know about it, and you don't put it on your next policy and something happens, it could be invalid if they find out.
Jimmy326
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4556 posts since 22/9/07

25 Aug 2016 08:38
Cheers, that answers my question.

Am really surprised that a claim would be processed without the insurer contacting their client to confirm that they agree with the details of the claimant. They could say/claim for fucking anything.