Small Car Needed!

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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:56 pm

OK Dave thanks for your advice. Just need a car now, showed him the TGS and it didnt really float his boat :( , even after I mentioned such wonders like power steering and electric windows there was no flash of enthusiasm! :shock:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:09 pm

Was he facing the right way?! Surely he is confused! :)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo saloon, White, 94k miles
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:04 am

I smashed an Impreza up once - my own fault although the thing thoroughly deserved to be smashed into a tree. Horrible.

Didn't claim and never told my insurance company. In fact, didn't even think about mentioning it until you started talking about it on here!

Over 5 years now anyway.

Ian

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:23 am

Woops!

I wrote a marina off many years ago on black ice and never told the insurance. I scrapped it and bought a mini. Noone ever knew as the scrap yeard picked it up for me and squished it!

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To tell or not to tell ....

Post by sdcoomber » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:22 pm

Technically insurers should be told. Insurers tend to "believe" their customers so if you tell your insurer you were involved in a "no fault" "no claim" accident, the other party did not stop to give details for example, it would be very rare for the premium to be increased.

Even if you hit a stationary object, it might very well be the case you swerved to avoid a motorcycle on the wrong side of the road who carried on.

This way you are telling the insurance company but protecting your position.

It is true insurers try to wriggle if they can. They might even be reading this !!!

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Re: To tell or not to tell ....

Post by DavidRutherford » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:04 pm

sdcoomber wrote:This way you are telling the insurance company but protecting your position.
This is my point. Tell them, and you have no worries, and they should not increase a premium because of it. Don't tell them, and it's giving them a way to wriggle out of a claim.
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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:32 pm

Result, can get him insured admittidly as a named driver for a 1.0 Polo for £350 fully comp! They want £1000 on his own :shock:

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:09 pm

Just hope we win the car on ebay. You know what its like being young and wanting a car, you get so excited, hand on im 31 and I do that over £25 worth of battered BX! :shock:

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:35 pm

Talking about 25quids worth of battered BX, where is it?
Over and out from me

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Post by cavmad » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:29 pm

tim leech wrote:Woops!

I wrote a marina off many years ago on black ice
Just for that feat alone I nominate you BX`er of the week. 24 years on the pain and suffering from owning 3 of those heaps hasn`t diminished :?
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Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:22 pm

Aww thanks Cavmad, we got outbid on the sodding polo! Grr
thats bx is in poole ian so lets not worry hehe.

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Post by cavmad » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:33 pm

Something will turn up Tim, keep looking. Best bet I`ve found recently is checking the newly listed cars within, say, a 25 mile radius of your house. You`d be surpised how many offer a very cheap buy it now price!
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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:32 am

Hopefully picking it up Sunday Ian if I can get there, sellers not being very helpful as I have to fit round him so he says as hes a doctor! If he messes me about much more I will tell him to stuff it! Shame as I want the car. Mots out the 8th so have to get before then!

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Post by cavmad » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:35 am

What car have you found Tim, not another cheap BX surely!
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Post by tim leech » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:22 am

me £25 worth of 19tZS auto mate