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#1 Jwsturner

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

I've started down the road of modifying my Fiesta. The mods planned are:

Suspension
Big brakes
18" Alloys
Engine mods to get to 120-130 bhp

Insurance quote £1000 baring in mind I'm 40

Unmodified Corsa VXR which obviously has most of the things I have planned on the fez and has more than twice the power as my car. Insurance quote £280

Just think it's mad. If a 40 year old married bloke with a good job and kids is planning to spend thousands on mods. I'm hardly going to be irresponsible. It would be looked after and cherished.

So it maybe off to the dark side and get a Corsa VXR Nurbergring.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

I've started down the road of modifying my Fiesta. The mods planned are:

Suspension
Big brakes
18" Alloys
Engine mods to get to 120-130 bhp

Insurance quote £1000 baring in mind I'm 40

Unmodified Corsa VXR which obviously has most of the things I have planned on the fez and has more than twice the power as my car. Insurance quote £280

Just think it's mad. If a 40 year old married bloke with a good job and kids is planning to spend thousands on mods. I'm hardly going to be irresponsible. It would be looked after and cherished.

So it maybe off to the dark side and get a Corsa VXR Nurbergring.



Please don't, they look like utter chav mobiles, a VXR is around me on the way to work nearly every day and it looks like the stupidest little box I have ever seen and the driver looks like a total prat.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:27 PM



Please don't, they look like utter chav mobiles, a VXR is around me on the way to work nearly every day and it looks like the stupidest little box I have ever seen and the driver looks like a total prat.

 

Agreed. I've driven Vauxhalls in work and don't like the Corsas at all. Not driven a VXR but it does just look cheap and chavvy to me.

 

Then again, lots of people do like them and if it's so much cheaper then you might just have to. Unless there's not an alternative?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Personally if I was going to go for something with power/performance I'd look to something German, Audi most likely.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

I've wanted an Audi S3 for ages but it'd be too expensive for me on insurance as I'm 22. That and they're real thief magnets.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

If it was up to me I'd go for an RS4 as I prefer bigger cars, was totally against the Fiesta till my Focus got too much of a liability and I sat in my current car and found the rear seating area was just big enough for my folks.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

I prefer small(ish) cars myself. I rarely have people in the back or much stuff in the boot so a 5-door S3 would be plenty big enough for me.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

The Corsa insurance is obviously cheaper because they're assuming it won't be driven in public - wouldn't be caught dead in one of them! ;)

 

A factory standard car is always going to be cheaper to insure than a modified one, even if the factory one has better performance (the insurance company know that everything factory fitted will be done to safety standards, aftermarket not necessarily)



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Personally I like the VXR. And it would have to be in Arden blue. As a car it's supposed to be the most sorted VXR model. The Nurburgring version is better still. Yes an S3 or RS4 would be nicer, but more expensive to buy for an older car and higher insurance and maintenance. I'd go for a Fiesta ST, but more than I want to pay at the moment.

And my choice if slightly more expensive car would be a Mk2 Focus RS, in ultimate green of course.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

It's disgusting! Possibly try a different insurance company? Admiral for one don't tend to be bad with Mods. I'm with Direct Line and they wanted to charge me an extra £500 for window tints. PFFFFFFFFT!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

Adrian Flux insures my Colt for £50 more than another company wanted for it to be bog standard, and it's running 220bhp with a track set up :P



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

It's disgusting! Possibly try a different insurance company? Admiral for one don't tend to be bad with Mods. I'm with Direct Line and they wanted to charge me an extra £500 for window tints. PFFFFFFFFT!



I'm with Admiral too, I finally got to add my 4 years no claims from New Zealand on to my policy and it dropped my monthly payment by £20+ ! :D

As I got that sorted I asked the lady on the phone how would several mods, (Zetec-S spoiler, Z-S diffuser, twin tailpipe, short shift gearbox, black painted alloys) affect my policy, she said as long I declared every single one clearly and preferably did them all at one time, my monthly payment would go back up to what I was paying before the price drop!

So basically my bonus would offset all the mods I had in mind and my car would be personalised to me.

Yay for Admiral!

*EDIT* p.s spraying my Titanium alloys black would not affect my policy at all as long as they are still the 16" ones that came with the car ^_^ ;)



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

James

 

Of course  you could always not declare the mods and take the risk, that is what the young guys tend to do. But not really recommended especially for us more mature and sensible drivers!

 

I have driven Corsa's as hire cars and they are c**p. Inside is just cheap, no power, granted only driven 1.2 and 1.4's but compared to equivelent Fiesta's they are just no comparison.

 

Audi S3 or S4 would be my choice as well but are suffering a bit of teh old BMW image, you know noone will let you out at junctions and you have to drive in the boot of the car in front on teh motorway at 90+.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

Haha a sight that plagues our motorways throughout the country - a BMW driver tailgating and the driver wearing sunglasses no matter the weather :D

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

I've started down the road of modifying my Fiesta. The mods planned are:

Suspension
Big brakes
18" Alloys
Engine mods to get to 120-130 bhp

Insurance quote £1000 baring in mind I'm 40

Unmodified Corsa VXR which obviously has most of the things I have planned on the fez and has more than twice the power as my car. Insurance quote £280

Just think it's mad. If a 40 year old married bloke with a good job and kids is planning to spend thousands on mods. I'm hardly going to be irresponsible. It would be looked after and cherished.

So it maybe off to the dark side and get a Corsa VXR Nurbergring.

I was driving into town yesterday when a little red car came out of knowhere and sat very close behind me,  every time icame out of a mini roundabout (there are loads of mini roundabouts, 40mph limit) it would race up behind me and "sit on my bumper"  

 

up ahead there was a large roundabout, leading onto a steep uphill sliproad then onto a Motorway

 

Now i don't speed or race on the road, but i don't think its safe having cars following too close behind, so i turned my boost up to stage 3, on with the waterspray, and "booted" it out of the roundabout and up the sliproad, the little red car fell behind a little, now i know if i don't "boot" the car at least now and again its bound to "coke up" and i though this was a good time to "open it up/ give it a clean out" the Mondeo pulled meters away from the little red car, and was eventually quite a bit further up the road. (but the little red car was still in sight) - but i felt i had a reasonable gap now, just in the interests of safely :)

 

In time i had to stop at traffic lights i was turning left and sat in the line of traffic, the little red car was going straight on and now (finally) cought up, the lane the little red car was in was clear of traffic and as it slipped past i got a better look at it, on the bootlid it said  "Corsa VXR" :lol:       



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