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General Chat Thread, Still have a rubbish car aged 29 in General; Originally Posted by sippo Good car. Get it mapped! Oh, and check out Briskoda.net Brilliant website for skoda owners. Was ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Good car. Get it mapped!

    Oh, and check out Briskoda.net Brilliant website for skoda owners.
    Was going to say pretty much exactly the same, word for word!

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    Passed my driving test when i was 17 and im now 19
    My car list is
    1998 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 (Replaced Engine once and the next one i bought had been ran with no oil so thought it was time to get rid)
    2007 Vauxhall 1.7 CDTI Diesel (After having it 6 months it had been back the garage many times for new turbo, new intercooler, new radiator, new alternator, Paint work peeling that they painted and much more so i gave it back under the sales of goods act)
    Now i currently Drive a Vauxhall Signum 1.9 CDTI ( Which again i am having problems with because of the same garage and may also be on its way back if its not fixed this week)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Oh, and check out Briskoda.net Brilliant website for skoda owners.
    Cheers - already got that site bookmarked! Came across it while doing research on the car before buying - pretty decent site

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    I think one of the biggest problems with cars is the mistaken belief that a car is a symbol of your stature in life/community.

    It's pretty obvious that anyone under, say, 35, looks on a car as a status symbol. Form and function tend to take a back seat to top speed and spoilers!

    When I was looking to replace my Saab, in April, the most important thing to me was mpg and comfort! Being in my early 40's may explain that decision!

    Just as a side point, and slightly off topic.... Does anyone else believe that new drivers should not be allowed to drive a car bigger than 1000cc for the first 2 years after they pass their test? Would be interested to read comments on that....but that may be for another thread!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Just as a side point, and slightly off topic.... Does anyone else believe that new drivers should not be allowed to drive a car bigger than 1000cc for the first 2 years after they pass their test? Would be interested to read comments on that....but that may be for another thread!!
    I think some sort of limit for new drivers is a good idea, but I'd suggest that 1000cc is a bit too low. Cars with engines that small tend to be horribly unresponsive and although you don't want a new driver having too much power, they would probably benefit from having a bit of 'grunt' available to hopefully get themselves out of some of the inevitable bad decisions. For example, pulling out into a gap that's a little bit too small, if you have some power available you can get on the move and out of the way quickly, but in a 1l car, you'll be sitting there waiting for something to happen while the car behind careers towards you.

    Perhaps 1400 would be a better compromise, and a bit bigger (maybe 1700) for diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Just as a side point, and slightly off topic.... Does anyone else believe that new drivers should not be allowed to drive a car bigger than 1000cc for the first 2 years after they pass their test? Would be interested to read comments on that....but that may be for another thread!!
    I dont think this should be the case as not every new driver goes out and drives like a idiot and end up crashing at the end of the day if they can afford the insurance then why cant they drive what they want to drive? If that would be the case then maybe older people also should not be able to drive faster cars as they may also have an accident.

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    I'm pushing 49 and most men my age tend to go for something a bit sporty once the mortgage is paid off and the bratlings have left home. Me? I've just gone and purchased something I've wanted for a long time. A brand new Peugeot Partner 1.6 Diesel Van. I've always wanted a van. I don't care what people think. It's an ace bit of kit and for someone with a bit of an outdoor lifestyle at weekends and during the holidays it's perfect. All the gear gets stowed in the back and I can even fit my kayak inside along with a bike. Best vehicle I've ever purchased and Mrs.Tech_Guy loves it too.

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    I passed my test 6 years ago and my list of cars is

    1969 Landrover lightwight
    1974 Jago Jeep
    1993 Kia pride
    1995 Renault 5
    1994 Punto GT Turbo 1.4
    1995 Punto GT Turbo 1.4
    1996 Range Rover 4.6
    1979 Chevrolet Montecarlo lowrider
    1999 Mk4 Golf 1.8 Turbo
    1994 Mk3 Golf
    1996 VW Polo
    1971 VW Beetle
    1972 VW Beetle
    1990 Suzuki SJ 413
    1989 Ford Escort RS Turbo
    1981 Buick Regal
    2001 VW Beetle

    Cars I currently own

    1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 V8
    1981 AC Cobra Replica
    1991 Lincoln Towncar 5.0 V8
    2007 Beetle 1.8 Turbo

    and I have a car being built/restored in the US a 1982 Chevrolet montecarlo that has been having work done to it for the past 2 years and very nearly ready to be shipped

    Bound to be some cars ive missed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fagan View Post
    I dont think this should be the case as not every new driver goes out and drives like a idiot and end up crashing at the end of the day if they can afford the insurance then why cant they drive what they want to drive? If that would be the case then maybe older people also should not be able to drive faster cars as they may also have an accident.
    It is true that anyone can have an accident, but the probability of being involved in an accident is significantly increased by being young and/or inexperienced. That tends to be reflected in insurance premiums which make it almost impossible for young people to drive silly cars.

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    I think its virtually impossible for a young person to drive at all silly money for even the smallest of motors! and I feel a young person who takes time to learn and gain experience in a fast car is more safe as an idiot in a small car so theres no point in putting a limit on things because any car in the wrong hands is a killing machine! if that makes any sense lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_notts View Post
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    Cars I currently own

    1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 V8
    1981 AC Cobra Replica
    1991 Lincoln Towncar 5.0 V8
    2007 Beetle 1.8 Turbo

    and I have a car being built/restored in the US a 1982 Chevrolet montecarlo that has been having work done to it for the past 2 years and very nearly ready to be shipped

    Bound to be some cars ive missed lol
    1982, I was loooking at a Cobra replica kit car, that ran on an XJ6 chassis (I think), engine and gearbox.......is that the one you have?

    I never bought it.....for some reason, I inexplicably got married and started a family instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    It is true that anyone can have an accident, but the probability of being involved in an accident is significantly increased by being young and/or inexperienced. That tends to be reflected in insurance premiums which make it almost impossible for young people to drive silly cars.
    It must be near impossible for anyone under 21 to afford to drive at all these days regardless of the car. I've heard several friends say their sons have had annual quotes of around 2000 just to insure relatively modest cars (Ford Ka's/etc)!

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    Yeh I'd love to hear the history of the Cobra replica.

    I've always wanted a DAX 427 but all the engine combinations has so far put me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    It must be near impossible for anyone under 21 to afford to drive at all these days regardless of the car. I've heard several friends say their sons have had annual quotes of around 2000 just to insure relatively modest cars (Ford Ka's/etc)!
    If it is near impossible, then there are a remarkable number of young people who are able to do the near impossible. But yes, premiums are very high for young, inexperienced drivers. It's a reflection of the risk they pose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    If it is near impossible, then there are a remarkable number of young people who are able to do the near impossible.
    Likewise there seem to be plenty where I live but I often wonder just how many of them actually have valid insurance!

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