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    yay! got the car today!

    i love it already!

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    What is it?

    Original Poster

    Ommid;7972821

    What is it?



    fiesta st! my first car as i only passed my test 2 weeks ago.

    Good first car ......mine was a Chevette !

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    FLANBAY;7972852

    Good first car ......mine was a Chevette !



    yeah im buzzing about it. although i admit ive already scuffed an alloy :oops: but i suppose it was only a matter of time. i'll give it 6 months when its got a few more before i get it sorted lol

    bit adventurous for a first car but each to their own

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    donna-lou;7972866

    yeah im buzzing about it. although i admit ive already scuffed an alloy … yeah im buzzing about it. although i admit ive already scuffed an alloy :oops: but i suppose it was only a matter of time.



    Only a matter of time? How many minutes have you owned it?

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    guv;7972901

    Only a matter of time? How many minutes have you owned it?



    about 7 hours

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    donna-lou;7972908

    about 7 hours



    Oh well. First prang tomorrow then? :oops:

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    guv;7972924

    Oh well. First prang tomorrow then? :oops:



    why so negative? the majority of people will scuff an alloy with low profile tyres on. as a new driver it would be a miracle if i didnt

    donna-lou;7972933

    why so negative? the majority of people will scuff an alloy with low … why so negative? the majority of people will scuff an alloy with low profile tyres on. as a new driver it would be a miracle if i didnt



    hence the question would you go for something as fast and expensive as a fiesta ST as a first car instead of a cheaper run around that if it gets in scruffs and scrapes wont be too badly affected.

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    numptyj;7972957

    hence the question would you go for something as fast and expensive as a … hence the question would you go for something as fast and expensive as a fiesta ST as a first car instead of a cheaper run around that if it gets in scruffs and scrapes wont be too badly affected.



    cos whatever car i got its still gonna cost to get sorted. a scuffed alloy is nothing. if i had wrapped the car round a lamp post i would understand the negativity

    I don't fancy your insurance bill though.
    Nice cars though.

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    Broxy;7972980

    I don't fancy your insurance bill though.Nice cars though.



    to be honest it wasnt too bad :-D

    donna-lou;7972987

    to be honest it wasnt too bad :-D



    You going to make everyone interrogate you? lol

    How old are you and how the hell did you get insured on it?

    Bad move on the alloys, don't get used to knocks here and there, you should look after your car. I think it is the attitude that people are moaning about

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    I have been driving for over 20 years, I still wont have alloys!

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    Ommid;7973001

    You going to make everyone interrogate you? lol How old are you and how … You going to make everyone interrogate you? lol How old are you and how the hell did you get insured on it?Bad move on the alloys, don't get used to knocks here and there, you should look after your car. I think it is the attitude that people are moaning about



    oh i dont want to 'get used' to knocking it, id be devastated if it was the body work. all im saying is the majority of people scuff an alloy so im not going to beat myself up over it, but i will wait a while incase i accidently do it again before getting it sorted. i dont think its too noticable though.

    im 24, the insurance was £1080 with 2 named drivers on it

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    jubbyme;7973010

    I have been driving for over 20 years, I still wont have alloys!



    :w00t: do you know they would get scuffed like?

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    donna-lou;7973030

    :w00t: do you know they would get scuffed like?



    Yes, after a while they would look like a bomb hit them if i did, wheras steel wheels with the plastic covers are cheap!

    £1080? Are you kidding, you don't think that's too bad? My bf has the exact same car, he's had an accident so only has one year no claims and he only pays £700. I've got a 3.5l V6 which is insurance group 19 and I only pay £600! I'd shop around if I were you.

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    jubbyme;7973046

    Yes, after a while they would look like a bomb hit them if i did, wheras … Yes, after a while they would look like a bomb hit them if i did, wheras steel wheels with the plastic covers are cheap!



    well im pleased youve come on and said you would scuff them too even after 20 years :-D

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    donna-lou;7973064

    well im pleased youve come on and said you would scuff them too even … well im pleased youve come on and said you would scuff them too even after 20 years :-D



    it is true! I rarely parallel park, at home its a garage, out its usually a car park
    i cant stand the look of scuffed wheels, so buying some cheapo plastic covers ( i buy 2 sets when they are cheap, so the nearside I have extras for) is worth it

    some fo the worst damage you will come across is those darn raised kerbs that stick out, you might misjudge one and take a chunk out of your wheel, be alert!

    at the end of the day, although some did suggest a cheaper type car, if you wanted the ST and you can afford it, its your money. good luck, and hope you dont have to learn any lessons the hard way

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    baffledsalmon;7973061

    £1080? Are you kidding, you don't think that's too bad? My bf has the … £1080? Are you kidding, you don't think that's too bad? My bf has the exact same car, he's had an accident so only has one year no claims and he only pays £700. I've got a 3.5l V6 which is insurance group 19 and I only pay £600! I'd shop around if I were you.



    oh youre back!

    no i dont think its bad. other insurers were going to be over 2k, and yes i know you have a 350z. you only have to look at other threads new drivers have made to see that its a good price. out of interest did he have the accident in the fiesta or a different car?

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    jubbyme;7973077

    it is true! I rarely parallel park, at home its a garage, out its … it is true! I rarely parallel park, at home its a garage, out its usually a car parki cant stand the look of scuffed wheels, so buying some cheapo plastic covers ( i buy 2 sets when they are cheap, so the nearside I have extras for) is worth itsome fo the worst damage you will come across is those darn raised kerbs that stick out, you might misjudge one and take a chunk out of your wheel, be alert!



    im dreading parking in a bay actually, the turning circle on that car is crap. i can see me getting in a pickle at work and everyone laughing at me lol

    It depends on the tyre profile, I had 15s on my Clio and there was no problems, my current car has 16 but again there is alot of tyre so relatively low risk of kerbing the alloys. I guess yours are low profile and 16 inch? Maybe more?

    The insurance seems cheap good price if you ask me

    donna-lou;7973098

    im dreading parking in a bay actually, the turning circle on that car is … im dreading parking in a bay actually, the turning circle on that car is crap. i can see me getting in a pickle at work and everyone laughing at me lol



    Plastic covers for alloys?

    You can always just put steel wheels on it for a few months :-D

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    Ommid;7973104

    It depends on the tyre profile, I had 15s on my Clio and there was no … It depends on the tyre profile, I had 15s on my Clio and there was no problems, my current car has 16 but again there is alot of tyre so relatively low risk of kerbing the alloys. I guess yours are low profile and 16 inch? Maybe more?The insurance seems cheap good price if you ask me



    17s on the st :thumbsup: and yeah low profile, 40s.

    without the named drivers the insurance was going to be 1600 so ive saved loads by adding them

    enjoy your car donna & safe driving

    Banned

    I too drive a fiesta (xr2i, yes and i got steel rims with low profile!), yes the turning circle is a bit crap!

    Original Poster

    richp;7973126

    enjoy your car donna & safe driving



    thanks :-D

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    jubbyme;7973127

    I too drive a fiesta (xr2i, yes and i got steel rims with low profile!), … I too drive a fiesta (xr2i, yes and i got steel rims with low profile!), yes the turning circle is a bit crap!



    i learnt in a zetec s and it was better on that. i can park that fine but found it more difficult tonight when i tried

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    acecatcher3;7973142

    whats your excess then £500+ ??



    250 mandatory and 350 voluntary

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    my other tip is, when you have been driving on the motorway, triple check your speed when you pull of
    or you underestimate your speed, I came close to a problem there myself in the early days

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    jubbyme;7973171

    my other tip is, when you have been driving on the motorway, triple check … my other tip is, when you have been driving on the motorway, triple check your speed when you pull ofor you underestimate your speed, I came close to a problem there myself in the early days



    yeah ive noticed after being on the dual carriageway it always feels like your going slow. im constantly checking the speed anyway as im paranoid itll creep over lol

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    donna-lou;7972933

    why so negative? the majority of people will scuff an alloy with low … why so negative? the majority of people will scuff an alloy with low profile tyres on. as a new driver it would be a miracle if i didnt



    Just a minor scuff. Dont think anyone noticed it. Well that's what Gerbil said anyway!

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    Great car! Good choice! Congrats!

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    guv;7973182

    Just a minor scuff. Dont think anyone noticed it. Well that's what Gerbil … Just a minor scuff. Dont think anyone noticed it. Well that's what Gerbil said anyway!



    haha its not that bad trust me. anyway isnt it kfc who has the beemer?

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    ei8hty5ive;7973189

    Great car! Good choice! Congrats!



    thankyou :-D

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    acecatcher3;7973212

    ooooooooo thats not too bad then.... are u just a named driver on the car … ooooooooo thats not too bad then.... are u just a named driver on the car then??ie you said you put two other people on there.....if you were to get a speeding ticket for instance, whos name will the bill and points be given too?mum dad or you



    no im the main driver. got my brother and brother in law as named drivers :-D

    Enjoy your first car donna_lou, and drive safe :thumbsup:

    Banned

    My last tip is: check all your fluids and tyres once a week, get to know where they all go, and the basics under the bonnet

    dont let me hear 'you ran out of water' on your engine and you didnt notice, small leaks often can be noticed before they ruin your engine!
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