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    Cool

    Give us a cabbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    One of the reasons I wanted one is the reliability.
    Er, you have been watching the news?

    Actually I think Toyota's (and by association Lexus) are solid cars. Mine is 12 years old and the only reason it's at the menders is my p*ss poor driving habits.

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    you can now be this cool
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    I've got to MOT my 14 year old Peugeot 106 this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Wow - edugeek must be doing really well if that is pocket money to you
    Heh, no, I got a loan and it's coming out of my wages, not from EduGeeks coffers. We've got confs to pay for y'know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Heh, no, I got a loan and it's coming out of my wages, not from EduGeeks coffers. We've got confs to pay for y'know.
    So its going to cost more like £7k then!

    I bought a focus, pick it up tomorrow. i think the sales lady was suprised when I said I dont need finance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    i think the sales lady was suprised when I said I dont need finance.
    Same with me when I bought my new Fiesta last April. I paid for it in cash (well, part exchanged my then 3yr old Corsa) and the guy seemed rather surprised that I wasn't going to pay the remainder in finance, considering i'm only in my early 20s.

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    I drive a Citroen C2 GT 1.6 16V and Im 23! Needless to say the insurance is bad! http://cdn.motors.co.uk/d/used-photo.../0/SD54CVO.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    the sales lady was suprised when I said I dont need finance.
    I've been looking at swapping mine out for something economical, I get two supprised moments - asking if they'll px an Audi A4, and then saying there's no finance on it or the car I'll be buying...

    Enjoy the new Lexus - just takes my mind back to Alan Partridge... Is the plural Lexii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    I bought a focus, pick it up tomorrow. i think the sales lady was suprised when I said I dont need finance.
    i just brought a 2000 focus 1.8 petrol, picked it up on monday and its great, drives really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    One of the reasons I wanted one is the reliability. The tax is quite minimal and a gas conversion lowers it further IIRC. Anyway, it's a top spec car for pocket money prices, and as I'm such an old git I won't hack off the youngsters by telling you how much I pay for a years insurance (oh, alright I will, it's £260 fully comp).
    My brand new Meriva was £280 fully comp - [ cheaper than my old car because of the lower insurance class - I was expecting at least £400 so was very pleased ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post

    The road tax is okay if your car is reg'ed before March 2004 as the max bracket is K then.
    Yeh I remembered that the other night when I saw the ad for a top spec Discovery and its capped in its tax as well due to its age, its got super low miles, full off-road spec, all gadgets and toys, and its manual as well! (Although I do like the Auto Discoverys as there not bad), soooo tempted as I've been saying for ages I should get one......

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    ...I won't hack off the youngsters by telling you how much I pay for a years insurance (oh, alright I will, it's £260 fully comp).
    Wish mine was that cheap Bet Ric wishes his was that cheap as well

    Enjoy your new car

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    Nice car Dos_box, time to show it what an off-road track is!

    Buying my first car next weekend hopefully.

    Wish my insurance was that cheap, I'm looking at £1600 for third party fire & theft, which is more than I'll be spending on the car!

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    15 year old cavalier costs me the grand total of £220 a year to insure fully comp, and that's with protecting my no claims as well - if I didn't do that, it'd be about £190 a year - bargain!

    Mike.

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