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About jmurray01

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  • First Name Jamie

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  • Gender* Male
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  • Ford Year Non
  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 20,001 to 25,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. The time has new Focus!

    Wow, great find! I know from my personal experience that you'll learn much quicker and have more motivation (as if you need any extra!) when you have your own car parked outside. Ironically £1,500 is the same amount I was quoted for my 405, which I was fairly happy with. Well, not happy, but you know what I mean I'm looking forward to seeing more information on the Focus, and hopefully you'll pass your test ASAP so you can fully enjoy the car. Will you get experience driving it with your Mum/Dad?
  2. Things I Don't Like

    Ha! More like my patience isn't long enough. As soon as you pass Forres (25 miles east of Inverness) everybody suddenly forgets that the speed limit is 60MPH and decides that 50MPH is a much better speed... Do these people really have nothing better to do than sit with their thumbs up their doing 50 on a main road in clear and dry conditions? Being a passenger makes it just about bearable as you can distract yourself, but when driving it is impossible not to feel your sanity slowly slipping away as you stare at the Vauxhall Zafira in front with a blown brake lamp and "baby on board" sign in the rear window
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like the thought of driving through to Inverness tomorrow. Not the actual driving, but going to that damn place for the third time this week. I'm not a fan of the Highlands - prefer my native Moray/Aberdeenshire!!
  4. Things I Do Like

    I do think that they do it deliberately, as I rarely get just one "spot", but rather two or three at once.
  5. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like not being able to make it up the stairs without my legs almost giving way! Not even sure what has caused it - but if it carries on I'll be needing a stair lift.
  6. Things I Do Like

    I do like removing the seagull's "art-work" from the car and now relaxing this evening with a glass of red and trying not to think about tomorrow (back to hell after a couple of days off).
  7. Things I Do Like

    What is?
  8. Things I Do Like

    Oh I see! I thought it was the Hyundai (or as I thought, Kia) that you were referencing in regards to "things I do like", but obviously it was the Focus!!
  9. Things I Do Like

    Very nice! Is that a Kia?
  10. Things I Don't Like

    I absolutely agree. In that instance, yes the police should have attended immediately after receiving the call, but the driver also shouldn't have been driving like a back-side and crashed in the first place.
  11. Things I Do Like

    I do like finally driving my 405!! Since I was 8 years old I wanted a 405 but until now I only wanted one because they were somewhat rare and beautiful looking cars, I had no idea how they performed or handled... But now I do, I love the car 10x more!! Initially it felt a bit "strangled", but after giving the engine a bit of a clear out (30-60 in 3rd gear, full throttle) the throttle response and pulling power has increased a lot. With the previous owner it sat unused for long periods of time and my mother isn't exactly the most energetic driver (gear changes before 3,000RPM and a quarter throttle at most), so it isn't surprising that the old IDI was in need of a "reawakening". Anyway, my confidence has increased significantly having done over 200 miles and driving through Aberdeen during rush hour (plus country roads, small towns, villages and back roads), so the roundabouts that I was nervous about before are now no problem at all. Of course I still need to perfect aspects of my driving, and get up to scratch for the test, but at least now my anxiety is no longer an issue. I can focus solely on learning the skills with my instructor and perfecting them in my car. I also pulled over and got some pictures of the Scottish countryside, which I also like... Yes, the sunroof is taped shut as the brackets have been removed and it rattles at high speeds! Finally behind the wheel of my very own Peugeot 405 - lets just pray that it goes through the MOT next month!!
  12. Things I Don't Like

    I thought I was the only one who felt like that!
  13. Things I Do Like

    Yes, I'll be avoiding that! Even the best garage would struggle to find the parts to repair any serious damage to the 405 though.
  14. Things I Do Like

    I do like finally doing what I wanted to do 3 years ago... But, you know what they say - "good things come to those who wait". As a side note, I'd definitely recommend any learner drivers wanting to get experience to check out Admiral, as they do 30, 60 and 90 day policies which are reasonably priced and don't tie you into a 12 month contract like a traditional insurance policy.