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Belinda the New Bravo T-Jet

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New member to the forum, and after loads of different vehicles I am now so very happy in my new car. It's the first car I've named in the 8 cars I've owned, which is embarrassing but I love her so much.

Belinda most of the time, but then Bella when I'm giving her a spanking and having some fun

Anyway, after looking around for a while I settled for a 120 T-JET Active. Which is neither the fastest plus it's bottom of the range. But overall I'm super happy. I ideally wanted either a diesel or at least a Dynamic spec. But looking on the bright side this 120 T-Jet is in a lower insurance group, it's really good on fuel and 4,500 for a car with 16,000 miles was a price I couldn't let someone else have! As far as I'm concerned, it's a near as dammit brand new

I'm hoping to do some subtle mods over the coming years but it's going to be a slow process as my time is very limited. Anything recommendations for good mods to these cars?

Anyway, here are some pictures

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Welcome to the minuet blue club, the best color imo
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I never used to like Silvery cars (Looks Silver to me but everyone tells me it's not ) but this looks brilliant when it's clean and much better than a black/blue or white car when it's not been washed all week. I fell in love at the garage
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Looks good. Welcome to the Bravo club
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I never used to like Silvery cars (Looks Silver to me but everyone tells me it's not ) but this looks brilliant when it's clean and much better than a black/blue or white car when it's not been washed all week. I fell in love at the garage
This is called minuet blue, there's a pure silver available on the bravo but it doesn't look as good.
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Being a new owner myself (2 months) I haven't seen many mods to do. But mine is the dynamic model and has factory fitted tints. So I'd instantly recommend privacy glass. Also being as yours is an active you could do the Aux mod into the standard head unit. Mine has the blue and me Bluetooth and media input but if I was to have the active that would be my first port of call. I also have the 120 t-jet model. Quickest car I've owned and is also the most efficient when not using heavy boots if you get what I mean. Great car. Welcome to the club
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Being a new owner myself (2 months) I haven't seen many mods to do. But mine is the dynamic model and has factory fitted tints. So I'd instantly recommend privacy glass. Also being as yours is an active you could do the Aux mod into the standard head unit. Mine has the blue and me Bluetooth and media input but if I was to have the active that would be my first port of call. I also have the 120 t-jet model. Quickest car I've owned and is also the most efficient when not using heavy boots if you get what I mean. Great car. Welcome to the club
I've been a huge fan of it so far overall, like I said, great mixture of power and at 42mpg+ I can't complain.

I was going for a toss up between retrofitting Aux from a Dynamic model or just plain ditching the whole headunit in favour of a double din touchscreen all-in-one sat nav jobbie. I've always wanted one but not been keen on the costs..
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I was going for a toss up between retrofitting Aux from a Dynamic model or just plain ditching the whole headunit in favour of a double din touchscreen all-in-one sat nav jobbie. I've always wanted one but not been keen on the costs..
Personally I'd change the OEM headunit for an aftermarket one. Its was I've done, and I even had B&M before, just thought it was total pants
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Personally I'd change the OEM headunit for an aftermarket one. Its was I've done, and I even had B&M before, just thought it was total pants
Sounds like I need to go after market

I just need to decide between single din or double din...
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Sounds like I need to go after market

I just need to decide between single din or double din...
Definitely double din. If money was no object there are some amazing touch screen multimedia systems you can get these days. Built in tom tom systems etc. And when fitted correctly a lot of them still work with your steering wheel controls. I saw one the other day that has a 2 way screen. From the passenger side it plays blu-rays or even HD digital tv. But from the drivers side it had the sat nav maps up and also showed car stats such as mpg etc. Was over a 1000 however lol
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Cars first "mini" detailing session!

Whilst the car looked fantastic, up close the paintwork was badly contaminated.

So, this was my method.

* UK Valet Cherry Snow Foam (first attempt with new lance )
* AG Intensive Tar Remover
* AG Super Resin - two passes, first with "flexipads hex Heavy Polishing Pad" and second with "flexipads hex Finishing Pad"
* AG Super resin then reapplied and left to set for 24 hours
* AG Extra Gloss Protection applied then left to harden for around 4 hours.

Buff to finish! I was planning on applying some wax after the EGP Sealant but for the time being I think I will either apply Aqua Wax after the next wash, or continue to build up the layers of sealant.

Some pics to have a gander at, some look better than others cause the sun has been in and out all day!

Thanks for looking
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That reflection is class. Good work. Lovely looking car.
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Cheers!

This colour isn't the best for reflection shots, I bet it would look class on a black car like yours!
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Technically speaking mine is a grey. my profile picture was darkened using a filter.

I had a black Grande though and I could get reflections in that by just sending it round the local Kosovan hand wash lol. But yeh good job on the cleaning. I should really get myself a buffer like yours. But whilst doing it, any imperfections in the paint would bug me. So I leave it dirty so I don't see them lol.
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Technically speaking mine is a grey. my profile picture was darkened using a filter.

I had a black Grande though and I could get reflections in that by just sending it round the local Kosovan hand wash lol. But yeh good job on the cleaning. I should really get myself a buffer like yours. But whilst doing it, any imperfections in the paint would bug me. So I leave it dirty so I don't see them lol.
Fair enough! I looked at the same colour (also 1.4 T-Jet) but I wasn't interested because he wanted too much for the car.

Did you buy that car from http://www.secondcitymotor.co.uk/Fleet%20Cars.htm in Birmingham? I recognise the photo cause they always take pictures of their cars exactly the same way.

Can I be cheeky and ask how much you paid for it and the mileage etc? I just want to know if Arnold Clarke ripped me off or not
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