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Old 03-06-2009   #31
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Re: Newbie needs advice

Thanks, I have almost got the hang of it!
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Emily, in your avatar picture is that a rabbit or penguin suit/hat your wearing
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Haha, it's meant to be a wolf - it's a hood that my friend made for me
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Re: Newbie needs advice

Quote Originally Posted by lonepilgrim View Post
I am a newbie too (just signed up) and already I am interested in this post as the Mrs has ordered the 1.3 90BHP Diesel due to the cheap road tax and fact it's for just round town

Look forward to chatting more often and swapping posts
This is were some people go wrong with diesels and short runs, you dont get that 'economy' out of it. It also aint a good idea to short runs in a diesel. But you have a Fiat so i'll let you off
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This is were some people go wrong with diesels and short runs, you dont get that 'economy' out of it. It also aint a good idea to short runs in a diesel. But you have a Fiat so i'll let you off
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I wouldnt use that as a daily driver lol.
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i had a micra when my bravo was having its cambelt done. Its the worste car i have ever driven. It was gutless and I was having trouble overtaking lorries on the motorway - truely awful car.
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It was gutless and I was having trouble overtaking lorries on the motorway - truely awful car.
Yeah, I hate picking up speed in it - I got over taken by a 15 year old Corsa yesterday - it looked like the back was gona fall off. Quite embarrassing tbh.

That's why I've insisted I get my own car asap and with my own choice of specs!


One more question, (forgive me for being incredibly thick) but when the insurance people say "modifications" - that is only to do with the performance and power of the car.. not things like changing the headlamps?
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emily it means anything that makes the car non-standard.

for example: if the car you buy hasnt got alloys then if you put a set of alloys on it is classed as a mod. or spoiler, or remap etc.

best advice is to keep it standard while you build up no claims.
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Re: Newbie needs advice

yay. I personally wouldnt declare them. I havent done mine.
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yes it comes with alloys as standard
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Ah brilliant thanks guys

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Welcome to the forum

To the rest of the lads, my god i've never seen you lot give out as much help as when a pretty girl comes along

Even T!!
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Welcome to the forum

To the rest of the lads, my god i've never seen you lot give out as much help as when a pretty girl comes along

Even T!!

HAHA! thanks guys
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