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Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:22 am
by mad_dan
So I can finally drive but I have no car. Insurance prices in this country (England) are ridiculous, £2000+ for an older Ford Focus, just because I'm 21.

I'm limited to having to buy a horrible, nasty, small car and keep it for a few years just so I can afford to buy something decent which by that time petrol prices will be higher than they are now.

Driving in this day and age sucks!

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:50 pm
by The stig
Congrats on your pass dude as the UK driving test is no easy deal :o Other than that STAY OFF THE ROADS.......

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:28 am
by mad_dan
Thanks! It would be easier if we didn't have such stupid ideas over here like roundabouts.

Just trying to save as much as I can for a Falcon one day!

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:41 am
by Bad cop
Congrats!!! I only just recently got my permit.

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:05 pm
by aussie muscle
mad_dan wrote:. Insurance prices in this country (England) are ridiculous,..

any chance you can get insurance in your parents name and have you as a nominated driver?

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:54 pm
by mad_dan
I could do but then I wouldn't get a no claims bonus, I've checked and with a year of having no claims my insurnace should drop around £1000. Though if I bought insurance and added my sister as a named driver, that would drop the price by around £300-400.

Insurance is ridiculous in this country, bunch of parasites just want everything from you.

Though a 1973 Ford Cortina would only cost £1400 to insure, shame they cost so much money to buy!

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:32 pm
by frank
Congratulations! If you buy a vehicle classed as historic by the DVLA you can get classic car insurance which is cheaper than standard insurance and you will still build up your no claims bonus.

The DVLA classes a vehicle as historic if it was built before 1st January 1973. Have a look at the classic car catagory on ebay to get an idea of the choice of cars built before that date.

It will also be tax exempt.

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:23 pm
by DetritusMaximus
Having a Falcon means you will have to work on it...might as well start now with an old Granada V6!

Re: Passed My Driving Test

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:39 am
by mad_dan
My problem is that I'm really not a car person, if you asked me "What car do you want?" I would say "A Ford Falcon XB" but of course, I can't have one of those and its looking like I most likely never will own one so what it comes down to is "Which car do I dislike the least?" because I hate modern cars, they are all that same generic bubble shape, there is nothing appeaing about any of them.

If I saw a Ford Falcon for sale that would cost all of my savings, I'd go for it where as with everytihng else, I'm trying to spend as little as I can.

People keep saying "Why not get a Fiesta or a Saxo?" and my answer is :shock:

I've had enough of driving and I haven't even driven since I passed my test.