[quote name='btmaldon' timestamp='1314639985' post='141936']
Will it get past the insurer? If the insurance have not been told about the mods you aint insured. If your under 25 its likely they wouldn't insure you with mods anyway. If the Bill decide to check with the insurers about the mods you may get done for driving without. You get it from all directions, so dont get stopped and keep the greasy side down.
Totally, problem is the insurers are interested more so than a lot of people realise, they think they're covered or the insurance company would just have a little moan but still pay out. But in reality they wouldnt if you had undeclared modifications.
My sisters boyfriend for example, he has a 2001 Fiesta Zetec S. As far as the insurance company is concerned, it's standard, I was with him when he renewed his insurance, and I could hear the conversation - "Has the car got any aftermarket modifications?" "Nope". Yeah right..
He's got RS alloys, dark (and I mean pitch black) tints all round, blue fog lights, stickers all over it, arches, bad boy bonnet (my old man told him his bonnet was open! LOL) and gauges inside for battery voltage and boost (boost doesn't work, I wonder why!) and his latest addition is a chequered roof in red and black. I think that's everything, no wait, aftermarket shocks and lowered, and, well, you get the point. What worries me is my little sister drives his car, she's only 18 and just passed her test last year, and she's risking getting in trouble with the police and insurance, which worries me a little bit because she's so young.
For some reason my breakdown company asked me when I changed the policy to cover my Fiesta from the Punto (I wish they'd drop the price, my Fiesta is a zillion times less likely to break down than the Punto
) and the guy asked if it was standard or modified, I don't know why but I guess if you've added something it might make it more likely to break down, or need a flatbed to tow etc. No idea, but I'm off topic anyway.
Declare any mods you've done on your car, it saves a lot of trouble in the end. So what btmaldon said really lol
Joshy; How are things going with the car? Are you enjoying it? They're fantastic little cars the Fiesta's, I love mine