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>> No. 3825 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 8:44 pm
3825 worst drivers
Who do you think the worst drivers on the road are?

http://www.strawpoll.me/12662698
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>> No. 3851 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 6:55 pm
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The worst case scenario is you kill someone because they didn't know you were turning.

It's massively unlikely even if you don't fix it for months, but you have indicators for a fucking good reason.
>> No. 3852 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 11:59 pm
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>>3851
>they didn't know you were turning
I walk everywhere and experience this several times a week. It's astounding the number of drivers who don't bother to use their indicators, presumably because they think that it doesn't matter when no other cars are around. Who gives a shit about pedestrians, right?
>> No. 3853 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 11:13 am
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>>3852
Full beam wankers in built up areas are the worst, who gives a shit if someone gets dazzled and stumbles somewhere near moving traffic?
>> No. 3854 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 3:35 pm
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>>3853
I do this everywhere now to counter full beam wankers. In essence, I have become what I despised the most.
>> No. 3855 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 6:16 pm
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>>3854

I drive a 4x4 with the big fuck off light bars all over it, I've blasted them all on at people who don't dip their beams when they pass. I'm being far more dangerous and illegal but fuck them.

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>> No. 3836 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 10:39 pm
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Lads, I have an urge to buy a Rover.
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>> No. 3843 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 11:54 pm
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>>3840
Get the 2L diesel one. I'm not sure but that engine is probably a BMW engine.
>> No. 3844 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 12:56 am
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I found out about the November 9th attacks on New York in a rover.
>> No. 3845 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 1:14 am
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Don't do it lad, it's a slippery slope. Before you know it, you'll be buying elasticated slacks out of the Radio Times and having your Sunday lunch at a garden centre.
>> No. 3846 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 9:45 am
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>>3844
Likewise.

My first car was also a Rover. My dad had a specced out 75 with the 2.5 V6 and that was quite nice. My 25 with the 1.4 K-series? Not so much.
>> No. 3847 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 11:18 am
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I've got an s-reg MGF. Nice little car. 120 hp, and I've done a few things with it, for example I installed a wider throttle body and a body stiffness kit.

The K-series Rover engine in it is a decent motor. A bit finnicky at times, but reliable nonetheless.

Many Fs have now reached the end of their lifespan and are going to the breaker's, but that also means spares for your own car can be had nearly on every street corner. And if you're not picky about mileage, you can get an early F with 60k-plus on the odometer for 1000 quid and under.

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>> No. 3767 Anonymous
30th November 2016
Wednesday 9:43 am
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Lads, car music system retard here again.

My shitty Megane's brakes are stuck on, I was driving to work and the MPG is like half of what it usually is and it's super heavy to drive. Got out and had a look and the rear left brake is jammed on. Drove the couple of miles home again, stupidly touched the brake disc and burnt my fingers, got under the car and the... cabley bit that attached to the brake mechanism is visibly stuck on versus the other, working one.

Could this be due to the cold? My car said it was -5C this morning here.
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>> No. 3806 Anonymous
22nd February 2017
Wednesday 7:52 pm
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>> No. 3807 Anonymous
25th February 2017
Saturday 7:39 pm
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>>3802
This is why I'll only ever buy Japanese cars. Maybe German too.
>> No. 3822 Anonymous
24th March 2017
Friday 5:21 pm
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Approximately how much is a windscreen repair? It's just a small chip. Can't really find anyone giving figures on the internet. They don't inform your insurer do they?
>> No. 3823 Anonymous
24th March 2017
Friday 5:42 pm
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>>3822
Never mind, I found I can get a quote on Autoglass.

£134. Fuck that you fucking cunts.
>> No. 3824 Anonymous
24th March 2017
Friday 6:49 pm
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>>3823
I've bought a new windscreen for less than that.

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>> No. 3811 Anonymous
9th March 2017
Thursday 5:01 pm
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So I failed my driving test today. I was too busy checking my mirrors and my lane positioning at a roundabout to notice the solid amber light which turned red as I drove past it, and I got a few minor faults for waiting behind buses when I should have come around them. It didn't help that my examiner was fairly friendly and chatty, which lulled me into complacency.

Failing is a learning experience so I'm not too bothered about it, but what really annoys me is that the next available slot for a test in my area is in the middle of June. There are cancellation checker services out there that can often find an earlier slot, but I'd probably get a cancellation for mid to late April, and in the meanwhile the skills I've built up will start to get rusty.

Is heading to somewhere a bit more depopulated or rural a good bet? I can get a test in somewhere like Cumbria or the Scottish highlands for next week. I've always wanted to see those places and the test centres there have pass rates ranging from around 60%-80% compared to 45%, so a practical exam/holiday wouldn't be as far-fetched as it initially seems.
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>> No. 3817 Anonymous
9th March 2017
Thursday 8:50 pm
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>>3811
Sounds like a good idea. Don't listen tot he cunts above me. Your main aim should be to pass the test, nothing else.
>> No. 3818 Anonymous
9th March 2017
Thursday 11:43 pm
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I'm learning to drive in north London, and fuck me do people drive/cross the road like nutters around here. I did think about whether it's worth trying to get a practical test booked in Hertfordshire or something. I'll probably be limited by how far my instructor wants to go though, as I'll want to use the same car I've been learning in. Probably something to bear in mind if you decide to go on a holiday/test - worth giving yourself a solid day or two with whatever car you will use.
>> No. 3819 Anonymous
10th March 2017
Friday 1:09 am
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>>3818
Go up to Borehamwood. Quiet roads, a couple of roundabouts, and a good pass rate they got.
>> No. 3820 Anonymous
11th March 2017
Saturday 9:11 pm
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>>3819
But then I might have to interact with woodites *shudders*.
>> No. 3821 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 1:00 am
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The amount of females that offer suckjobs for a pass.
Is equal to the amount of females that don't know what an indicator is for.

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>> No. 3808 Anonymous
3rd March 2017
Friday 8:21 pm
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Why is there less traffic on Friday mornings?
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>> No. 3809 Anonymous
3rd March 2017
Friday 8:26 pm
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It's the day of the week people are most likely to take off work. 3 day weekend, innit.
>> No. 3810 Anonymous
3rd March 2017
Friday 11:46 pm
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>>3809
This. Also, when people work weekdays part-time, they're less likely to work Fridays. In our office, we've got two people who work 3-day weeks, both Tuesday-Thursday.

Friday evenings are a very different prospect, though. Lots of people getting away for the weekend.

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>> No. 3797 Anonymous
5th February 2017
Sunday 11:45 pm
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Lads, do I need to declare getting a new Windscreen through my insurance as a claim when getting new quotes?
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>> No. 3798 Anonymous
6th February 2017
Monday 12:04 am
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>>3797
If in doubt, declare it. Most insurers don't rate them, and most of those that do don't count it as a "proper" claim, so it might only add a few quid to your premium. Worst case if you declare it is you pay a bit more. Worst case if you don't declare it is your policy voided for material non-disclosure, with all the consequences that entails (declaring that fact for life, potential vehicle seizure, etc.).
>> No. 3799 Anonymous
6th February 2017
Monday 12:35 am
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>>3798
Fair enough. Thanks chap.
>> No. 3800 Anonymous
6th February 2017
Monday 12:48 am
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Note that it's probably the dirt-cheapest that will tend to care more about it, but then again they tend to be the ones with the most awful claims handling so if you've got any sense you'll probably be avoiding them anyway.

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>> No. 3753 Anonymous
26th November 2016
Saturday 8:02 pm
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I don't understand car music systems. I don't understand audio tech in general but car stuff really fucking confuses me. I just can't wrap my head around it.

I have a stock (Renault) head unit and CD changer with stock speakers. I'd like to buy a new head unit with jack/bluetooth. Will this kill the stock speakers? I don't know if all the connections and shit are standard either, I've been looking at this for a couple of days and really can't fucking understand. I'm sure I'm just being dumb.

I don't particularly want to change the speakers because I probably won't have this car for long but will probably transfer over the head unit I get.
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>> No. 3791 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:38 pm
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Don't know where this came from if I'm honest. Not sure what it is.
>> No. 3792 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:39 pm
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More mysterious cables.
>> No. 3793 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:40 pm
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I was going to write a bit about each one but forgot what they were.
>> No. 3794 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:41 pm
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Finally this is what stuck in the stock stereo. The small ones are the speaker outputs I think. How I get from those to the ones on the back of the new stereo is anyone's guess.
>> No. 3795 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 11:24 pm
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I worked it out, turns out it's easy as pie and I was just being a mong.

Now I have to find a way of fitting it in my dash.

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>> No. 3769 Anonymous
11th January 2017
Wednesday 9:07 pm
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Can anyone recommend any hands free kits?

I take it I need need blue tooth voice dialing to legally make calls.
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>> No. 3773 Anonymous
12th January 2017
Thursday 6:50 am
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>>3771
Is it legal to dial a call behind the wheel?
>> No. 3774 Anonymous
12th January 2017
Thursday 11:33 am
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>>3773
Legal or not, there's good evidence that it's not a particularly good idea.
>> No. 3775 Anonymous
12th January 2017
Thursday 2:32 pm
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>>3769

Recent versions of Android include hands-free voice dialing and hundreds of other voice-based interactions through the "OK Google" feature. All you need is a holder and 12v charger, which you can get on eBay for about a fiver.

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6031948?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
http://ok-google.io/
>> No. 3777 Anonymous
12th January 2017
Thursday 7:06 pm
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>>3775
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>> No. 3785 Anonymous
15th January 2017
Sunday 2:22 pm
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>>3777

You may want to try Android Auto, which is meant to be designed especially for car use. Easy access to the 'driving mode' in Google maps, your music, that sort of thing.

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>> No. 3734 Anonymous
13th August 2016
Saturday 9:46 pm
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What are these markings? Can't find anything in the HC or on Google.
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>> No. 3736 Anonymous
13th August 2016
Saturday 10:16 pm
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>>3734
Google knows all.
>> No. 3738 Anonymous
18th August 2016
Thursday 12:54 pm
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This seems like a good thread to put this in, and I don't know what to google to find this. There are some roads that have assigned numbers, but no classification. They are minor roads, not worthy of two numbers. I thought they might be cycling routes but searching 70, for example, (http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-70) brings up Cumbria rather than the Wirral where this road is.

What are these numbers?
>> No. 3739 Anonymous
18th August 2016
Thursday 3:57 pm
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Never mind. There are regional routes and national routes with overlapping numbers. Confusing as fuck.

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>> No. 3728 Anonymous
19th July 2016
Tuesday 8:20 pm
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I've got a copy of the 2013 Highway Code and a few driving test DVDs from 2012 which I'm finally going to start using. Did the DVLA change any rules from 2012-2016 or am I good to go with the DVDs I have?
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>> No. 3729 Anonymous
19th July 2016
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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Check their website. Something about new changes was on the paper a couple of weeks ago. Something about being asked to use your SatNav and more time with independent driving.
>> No. 3730 Anonymous
20th July 2016
Wednesday 12:24 am
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It's all going to be self-driving cars soon lad, no point doing your test.
>> No. 3731 Anonymous
20th July 2016
Wednesday 12:38 pm
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>>3730

No doubt you'll need to be licensed to "operate" a self-driving car. And pay a special tax, too.
>> No. 3732 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 3:16 am
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The Highway Code changes all the time, you always take a big risk using materials that aren't current.
>> No. 3733 Anonymous
21st July 2016
Thursday 4:02 am
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The highway code is available for free online.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code
http://toptests.co.uk/highway-code/

The theory test is absolutely piss easy. The pass mark is 43/50 and most of the answers are completely obvious. There are a few questions that require actual knowledge, but most of the questions are just a test of common sense. Take a practice test online, you'll see.

For example:

>You're driving in town. Ahead of you a bus is at a bus stop. Which of the following should you do?

> a) Flash your lights to warn the driver of your presence
> b) Continue at the same speed but sound your horn as a warning
> c) Watch carefully for the sudden appearance of pedestrians
> d) Pass the bus as quickly as you possibly can
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>> No. 3720 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 1:02 am
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Lads. I'm looking for a fairly sporty looking 2.0-2.2L diesel in the £2.5-3k range, preferably 2005 or newer, under 120k on the clock, and won't immediately die on me.

Is this pie in the sky? I've seen a 05 BMW 320(C)d and an 07 Lexus is220D that seem to fit my requirements.

While I like the look of the Beemer, I have a feeling that at this price mark I'll be buying myself trouble.

The Lexus, however, I've no idea about. Anyone had any experience with them? I know they are Toyotas with fancy badging, but does that mean the maintenance and reliability will be the same? Will I be shooting myself in the foot and buying trouble with this one too?

Lastly, are there any glaring options I've missed?

Thanks lads.
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>> No. 3723 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 1:40 am
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>>3722
I offer to help and you give me abuse? Fine, you can look for your car yourself.
>> No. 3724 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 2:27 am
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>>3722
I think he was attempting to make a joke.
>> No. 3725 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 1:14 pm
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I like that the stump somehow looks like the focus of the photograph, instead of the car.
>> No. 3726 Anonymous
12th July 2016
Tuesday 1:26 pm
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AutoTrader. There are some truly awful photos. Why would you not even give it a vac out before taking photos?
>> No. 3727 Anonymous
13th July 2016
Wednesday 10:18 am
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Maybe a Honda Accord

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>> No. 3717 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 5:35 am
3717 Unreasonable Laws
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uninsured-driving-crackdown-moves-step-closer

"Under continuous insurance enforcement (CIE) it will be an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured."

So now we have to pay insurance companies £1000 to £2000 a year just to keep a car we're not using, a car we're perhaps repairing or restoring.

This is fucking ludicrous.
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>> No. 3718 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 5:52 am
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>>3717
Click on the blue Anonymous to delete your embarrassment of a thread once you've bothered reading what you've linked to.
>> No. 3719 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 12:21 pm
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>>3717
Don't read the link about SORN.

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>> No. 3715 Anonymous
3rd June 2016
Friday 7:58 pm
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How reliable are Suzuki's?

I saw a Suzuki Kizashi today for the first time and it looks quite nice, so I might factor it in when I come to getting my next car.
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>> No. 3716 Anonymous
3rd June 2016
Friday 9:38 pm
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Suzuki ranked third in the most recent J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.

http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2015-uk-vehicle-dependability-study-vds

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>> No. 3705 Anonymous
29th March 2016
Tuesday 7:25 am
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Which cars have the best combination of looking alright, being fun to drive, being really really cheap, and being really reliable?

The only cars I can think of are the entry level Japanese sports cars of the 90s, e.g. the 200SXs and the Preludes.
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>> No. 3709 Anonymous
30th March 2016
Wednesday 2:08 am
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There's a few Mazdas that fit that bill, or almost. The MX5 is definitely all of those things, provided you're careful about picking a one that hasn't rusted (very easy to spot). They're not incredibly fast, but they handle so well they don't need to be. Also, only two seater, so may not suit your needs.

The Mazda6 is a turbo diesel that you can pick up for six hundred quid these days.

The RX8 is genuinely the most fun car I've ever driven, and kick out 180 to 220 BHP depending on the model, from a 1.3 rotary engine. But although you can get a great example for under a grand, you'll be paying £500 a year in tax, and if it goes wrong, you're probably better off just buying another one. They run great and don't often actually break down, but engine trouble will usually call for a rebuild or a swap.

Other things to consider are the sportier Volvos. You can get a TD5 that will absolutely shit you up, they're powerful as hell. An S40 is more serene, but still fairly responsive. Any Volvo will outlive all of us.

Something like a Peugeot 206 GTi might work as well, but they're French. But they're basically a street rally car for 800 quid.

One of the older generation Audi TT's might be worth a look, though personally I think appearance wise they're fuckugly.
>> No. 3710 Anonymous
30th March 2016
Wednesday 11:43 pm
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>>3709
Yeah I have a TT - you can pick them up for 3 or 4 grand.
>> No. 3711 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 12:08 am
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A Nissan Micra K11
>> No. 3712 Anonymous
19th May 2016
Thursday 12:56 am
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>>3705
An old 3-series, E36, E30's in good condition are getting too expensive.
>> No. 3714 Anonymous
28th May 2016
Saturday 10:41 pm
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>>3709

>One of the older generation Audi TT's might be worth a look, though personally I think appearance wise they're fuckugly.

Their design hasn't held up well since they were first introduced 18 years ago. In their own way, they were revolutionary back in the day, but that was nearly two decades ago and they haven't proved as timeless as one would have hoped.

On the other hand, most models which Audi and VW released circa around the year 2000 up until 2005-2007, give or take, were positively boring and uninspired looking. Many of them were good solid cars that were decently engineered, but the design was just too tame. It looked like something which was agreed upon between engineers and accountants in boardroom meetings while crunching the numbers, and not like something where designers were able to run free with their ideas and produce cars that could have won buyers over emotionally.

Audi is doing much better these days. I have to say I quite like their current A3 saloon. Not the worst choice if you can afford to spend that kind of money.

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