Car for my Daughter to learn in?

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Re: Ooof

Post by Welly » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:40 am

The Twingo's NSF alloy has been twatted on a curb stone full-on.

The 6 week old £85.00 tyre now has a 5p piece-sized chunk missing in the sidewall, a chink of alloy has gone but worse is the inside of the rim is buckled, only evident when I took the wheel off.

Going to a wheel specialist to see if they can repair the wheel as, looking on fleabay, the factory alloys are made from unobtainium :frown:
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Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:31 pm

Balls :( If you do replace it does the new one have to match? I'm sure a mismatched alloy would be a good aide-de-memoir not to ram the car up kerbs... :supafrisk:
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Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Post by Welly » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am

Fresh MOT achieved Monday, no advisories, the MOT man dislikes French cars and was quite disappointed I think that nothing was wrong with it.
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered, taking bookings from nice* VAG owners
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Post by DaiRees » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:56 pm

Excellent work Welters, I love a shiny new MOT 8)

Punto is still going strong too, and the boy passed his driving test last week at the first time of asking so happy days! The learner insurance policy has been cancelled and a new proper policy taken out at £953. Its a bit of a sad state when you're relieved that the insurance is "ONLY" twice the value of the car! Telematics box being fitted on Monday, I'll have to remember about that when I drive it, won't I... I have a feeling I'm going to ruin his score! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Post by Welly » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:43 am

Yes it's weird driving with being 'watched' by the black box, sticking to 30mph it harder than you imagine. She used to get mostly 9/10 or 10/10 scores and was rewarded monies by the insurance on a pre-loaded credit card thing. Think she earned at least £50.00.

I fitted a sticker in the back window saying "Black Box Monitored" it was a simple and effective warning, not like some of the ridiculous jokey ones out there :roll:

Insurance for year 2 with Admiral is £440.00 :? car in her name, with me and wife as named drivers.
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered, taking bookings from nice* VAG owners
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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