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Hey all :d

Finally, after a 3 week wait that felt like forever, I finally got to go and get my Clio today. It's been fully serviced, valeted, wash and waxed and the alloys repaired. My Dad drove it back from Horndean (Still only my provisional, got Theory 3pm Tuesday though!) and it drove perfectly.

One thing I forgot to do amidst my excitement? Buy L plates...You all know what I'm gonna be doing tomorrow...

First thing I did was test the CD Player - Good sound, but still need an aftermarket Headunit for MP3 compatibility.

I'll get some pics proper up once I've rinsed it down after the rain stops...If it ever does...

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Looks nice! Oh no pic lol. Can't wait to see the pics of your first car!

Good luck with the theory it is ok at the moment as their is less questions but make sure you pass it by september before they put up the questions! The harzard perception is the hardest bit for new drivers but the theroy is mainly common sense.

So apart from the cd player anything else you going to do
to it? shame you don't have to wash it first time
 

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Just home from driving back from Halfords. :d I loved it. Although one git in a BMW cut me up...AND he was on a mobile phone. Another time when my Dad wishes he was a plain clothes bobby. She drove beautifully - The pick up isn't sharp like the car my instructor has, it's smooth which I prefer. One thing I did notice was that gear change after a kickdown is delayed, but it didn't bother me too much.

If it wasn't for my boss just calling me to go into work, I'd get some pics, but I'll snap some tomorrow morning :d

As for now, I'm probably just going to change the Headunit. The speakers don't seem too bad, I just need MP3 playing functions.

I've not got anything else planned for definate due to being 17 and insurance companies being money-grabbers (Currently with Quinn Direct £1785.29 Fully Comp), but I did have the idea of getting the alloys sprayed black with the silver ring left around the edges, though I'm not sure how it would look.
 

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How much for insurance ! Jeez. Im glad Im not 17 anymore :) I dread to think what the insurance would be on the Guna if I was 17 !!!

Good luck with the tests.
 

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I'm with quin direct, although paying almost half waht you are paying my car is older and I have gone for third party fire and theft. Last time I looked for insurance for different cars it was cheaper to insure a newer car. You must be earning a bit to be able to afford insurance and a car of that age. Are you in full time work?

Quins pollicy is that they will charge you for anything that increasses it appreance to a theft so minor changes should not matter (performance ones will) but contact them to check. When signing up they also discount pass plus which I think is good for young drivers but you probably no more then me!
 

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Quinn were the cheapest at £1785.29
Then came Liverpool Victoria at £2007
Then Direct Line or NUD at around £2400

And the best of them all...4youngdrivers came in at £3300! Specialist for young people my ¤¤¤¤!

I'm not in full-time work but am in Full-time college, working 2 afternoons and Saturday morning for £45, and on the Disability Living Allowance register for £136.80 a month...I'd sooner not have a gippy leg and busted head though!

When my Nan died she left my Sister and I £10k each (But lived a lower quality of life to do so.) which after being in the bank for a few years has come up to about £16k. I'd without a shadow of a oubt much sooner have my nan back than her money :(
 

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Sounds like you've got yourself a nice little motor! Hope all goes well with the tests and your on the road soon :)


I'm not in full-time work but am in Full-time college, working 2 afternoons and Saturday morning for £45, and on the Disability Living Allowance register for £136.80 a month...I'd sooner not have a gippy leg and busted head though!
Good on you!! Why is'nt there more youngsters like you around these days? (Christ! I'm starting to sound old and sensible :crazy: :rofl:)

I'd without a shadow of a doubt much sooner have my nan back than her money :(
I lost my Nan a few years ago, and wish the same everyday :( Even more so now that we've had 2 children since she died and she loved all her great grandchildren!
 

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How much for insurance ! Jeez. Im glad Im not 17 anymore :) I dread to think what the insurance would be on the Guna if I was 17 !!!

Good luck with the tests.
Just intrigued me that did and you could expect to pay £4450 fully comp with Tesco's on your motor at 17 Dave:crazy:

That's nothing though, if I were 17 and wanted to insure my motor, one company would charge me £8K+:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: . As it is I'm paying about £1K and I'm 31yrs old but only been driving for 16 months.

Make sure you get them picks up tankface:)
 

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As promised:











Yes, I'll admit I haven't washed her yet - But I will soon. That tree's a bugger for making cars under it a mess including the use of bird poo!
 

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Looks nice. Needs a wash to make it sparkling but once you have done that you will probably not wash it again. I always remember with my first car that I would wash it every two weeks but after the second wash I think that was the end of that.
 

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Looks nice. Needs a wash to make it sparkling but once you have done that you will probably not wash it again. I always remember with my first car that I would wash it every two weeks but after the second wash I think that was the end of that.
It may only get one hand wash for now :p Maybe a few more later on down the line, but I guess a Carwash will suffice every 2-4 weeks!

Maybe a hot wax once a month...
 

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It may only get one hand wash for now :p Maybe a few more later on down the line, but I guess a Carwash will suffice every 2-4 weeks!

Maybe a hot wax once a month...

Not so fast young'un :crazy:

Keep well away from carwashes in a black car!! Unless your a fan of swirl marks and scratched paintwork ;)
 

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Oh no not a car wash, stay well away if you cant be a**ed to wash it yourself they are plenty of (let me becareful how i word this) people who work for small amounts of money from other countries who will wash it for £5!:d

But as others will agree you cant beat that feeling of spending a nice sunny afternoon washing & waxing etc etc your motor, its just that it usually rains the day after! Its a nice feeling though, plus your more likely to see small chips which can be sorted quicker. Its a Clio not a Grand Espace so shouldnt take to long! I use small steps to wash my roof as i cant reach the middle!:rofl:
 

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Man...You guys are brilliant!

Thanks for all the tips. Guess I'll be off down to my local car shop next week to see what Autoglym offers they have on :)

Or have I said the wrong thing once again? :p
 
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