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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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I don't think I've ever owned a RWD car :D

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:07 pm 
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The 850 T5 was a mentalists car. I borrowed one from work and had it wheelspinning and torque steering down the motorway slip road with no effort at all.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Mr Panda wrote:
Pyro Tim wrote:
mattr wrote:

The other trick is to get a grandad car, Volvo 440 or something. No one under 50 has ever bought (or crashed) one. So the insurance is a pittance.



Nice car when it worked



You been drinkin'?

Not when i wrote it. :lol: Motorway driving, it was a comfy barge


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:10 am 
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Not much chance of getting the lad on my insurance for the 400 plus BHP methanol injected Impreza :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 am 
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try having a van, insurance is ridiculous ''oh you have a 'LGV' well sir, just bend over'' and apparently the transit was a lorry. ffs.
they asked if there was any special adaptations I replied ''it is called Trevor because it's a trannie'' does that count... :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:47 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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my Dispatch was £400 for social/ domestic. damn thing could barely get itself off a drive!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:51 am 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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Our S40 is about £500 but we have full breakdown cover too, that's with NFU. We got it with NFU as when my son passed at 17 they were the only ones who would insure him on a 2.0 Volvo, and they did it for £1000, which I thought was cheap.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:20 pm 
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I am with the NFU it used to be good on price, then they expanded their products to all and sundry, the premiums went through the roof, I stay simply as I kicked up such a fuss about A- how much it was costing and B a high percentage of errors on their side, I get the chance to vote this year and ask a question I look forward to the AGM.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:26 pm 
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We use AutoAid (http://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/) for breakdown cover. You have to pay for recovery and then claim it back, but when we've used it (twice now) we've paid for the recovery on a credit card and AutoAid have paid up well before the card payment's due. In all other respects it's exactly like any other breakdown cover -- phone hotline, man comes, has a bit of a go at mending it, recovers you if not. Main thing is it's very cheap when you're not using it :)


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