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I thought everyone would like a laugh.

As a couple of you know my brother was involved in an accident with a lampost on Sunday night. He wrapped his beloved Evo 7 around it!

Anyway, the scrap man picked the car up today and left us a lovely courtesy car. My mum spoke to them on the phone and said she expected a car of similar spec etc and they were like 'oh dont worry Mrs Roberts because of the car you have insured with us and the cost of your premium you'll get our highest spec car...'

So i got home college to find a 1.0 Micra on the drive. I dont think my brothers going to be driving it no matter how desperatly he needs to get somewhere!

Will keep you posted on the claim front since its my brothers car insured in my mums name and he was driving at the time. No problems so far and the police even know my mum doesnt drive the car.
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Nasty, bet he's gutted about the evo.

Micra lol. He will drive it though- theres something about courtesy/hire cars..... No matter how bad they are.
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Had one of them for a week while mine was having the paintwork fixed under warranty and I have to say it blew my preconceptions away - Great little car, admittedly, it has no poke, but it has a certain X-factor and I can imagine its a car owners will become attached to.

I'm gonna test drive the new 160SR, so that should have the poke the 1.0 so badly lacks.
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His car, your mums insurance, only he drives it?

How old is he?
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Brothers 21 They wouldnt insure him in his own name due to a speeding offence and stupidly high insurance catagory for Evo.

David - he's still absolutly gutted about the car, he was totally in love with it. Nevermind atleast he's okay.
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As long as it has big lettering on the car, telling everyone it's a courtesy car it'll be OK
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Brothers 21 They wouldnt insure him in his own name due to a speeding offence and stupidly high insurance catagory for Evo.

David - he's still absolutly gutted about the car, he was totally in love with it. Nevermind atleast he's okay.
Yeah, at least he is ok, that is what matters

Wow, a high insurance grouping, that does surprise me - what did he expect when he bought an Evo

And as for legality, I presume he is the owner of the car OR your mum?
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Perhaps at 21, he should consider a smaller car?

"Wrapping it round a lamp post" means he was going too fast. Good job there was no one stood there.

With a motorcycle, you are restricted to what power motorcyle you can ride under 21, I think it's time they looked at cars too.
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Quote Originally Posted by paulbfd
With a motorcycle, you are restricted to what power motorcyle you can ride under 21, I think it's time they looked at cars too.
good idea that. there is a young lass near where i live and her 'daddy' bought her a porsche boxster as a present for passing her test, if you saw the amount of dents and scratches that this car had, you would think she had been off-roading it . she is often seen driving up a fast A road doing 90-100 mph, and its only going to be a matter of time before she kills someone
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As long as it has big lettering on the car, telling everyone it's a courtesy car it'll be OK
Nope no lettering at all!

Stu; Mum is legal owner. On paper its all legal And he knew about the price of insurance before he bought it. I was just saying why it was in my mums name

Paul; I'm sorry for not explaining myself properly before. And it seemed you've already jumped to conclusions. The police attended and my brother was doing 35 (worked out from skid marks) on a 40 road. His rear tyre blew swerved thought he'd got control and then car went sideways into a lampost.

If they had control of what cars under 21's could drive that means i couldnt have my beetle? Theres a 2.0 engine in the Evo and in my beetle. And no one would say it was crazy i was allowed to drive my car.

And theres very little chance he'd consider a smaller car Cars are everything to my brother. He still has the Impreza.
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Quote Originally Posted by paulbfd
Perhaps at 21, he should consider a smaller car?

"Wrapping it round a lamp post" means he was going too fast. Good job there was no one stood there.

With a motorcycle, you are restricted to what power motorcyle you can ride under 21, I think it's time they looked at cars too.
No technically true it's 3years on restricted licenece so you can have unrestricted when your 20

Yes i'm being picky.lol
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what young drivers need is a licence which says you cant have a car with more that 120bhp, up until your 25.
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Quote Originally Posted by black_cinq
If they had control of what cars under 21's could drive that means i couldnt have my beetle? Theres a 2.0 engine in the Evo and in my beetle. And no one would say it was crazy i was allowed to drive my car.
There is a bit of diff tho, the engine is your car has only 115bhp as its the old unit from the MK3 Golf GTi which was painfully underpowered, it struggled to crack 10secs to 60, your car is even heavier so slower again. A 2L turbo charged EVO has 276bhp and can crack 60 in about 5 secs so the power diff is huge, hence diff in insurance terms.

Still tis a shame to crash a car when he is passionate about them.
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what young drivers need is a licence which says you cant have a car with more that 120bhp, up until your 25.
NO!

That is just stupid!

So I wouldn't be allowed my Uno turbo...
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NO!

That is just stupid!

So I wouldn't be allowed my Uno turbo...
obviously fiat owners would be exempt from this law
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