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#1 ZeeJex

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:52 PM

Good news, the car i ordered early April is at my local ford dealers. I had a quick visit to take a few pictures but I wont be driving until friday evening... its due for a good clean inside and outside.

The last time i drove was when i passed my test early March so my dilemma is whether i should be using my P-plates, and if so where do i put it on and how do i put it on? 'Tie on' OR self adhesive strips?



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#2 fezzidebz

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:03 PM

Hi Zee
Me personally... I would put up the p plates, just till you get your confidence of driving again, and in your new car !
You can buy the magnetic p plates now, so it wont look to unsightly held on with string, or the mess of adhesive

Good luck, and wish you well to drive your new car

#3 paulworthing

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:09 PM

I want mine . . . . :( :(

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:20 PM

I think P-plates are a bad idea personally and can cause 'some' other drivers to try to intimidate you, in my experience anyways.

Congrats though, and happy driving :)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:40 PM

I used my P plates, personally I think it gives other drivers a warning, though as Flic says some drivers aren't so courteous.

#6 amyjaj

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:34 PM

I was thinking about doing the same thing but you don't have to legally have them.

#7 greenymk7

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:29 PM

There is simply no point in P plates anymore

There are not enough people of the road that will take any notice of them so its just a waste of money

#8 Ronnie Roberts

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:33 PM

i wouldt put them on be to scared i damaged my new car! and it will spoil the look of it!!

is it a zetec u have or a titanium? looks nice in the picture:)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:42 PM

I am always considerate to people with P plates and had mine on for a month after I passed my test.
Some people will be idiots as they normally are but you'll also get people being more considerate.
They won't damage your car, magnetic ones are good but fly off if you do go REALLY speedy (lost many when I was learning!!)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:53 PM

I wouldnt bother because i think people will push you around. Whenever i see people with them i give them a wide berth etc but ive seen other people treated really badly because they have had them.

Can always try them and see whats what i guess :)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:23 PM

To be honest I think the fact you'll have an 09 plate is warning enough you're going to be driving cautiously and maybe a little slow... That would be my thoughts as a driver anyway!

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:32 PM

I personally wouldn't use P plates, firstly because of what the others have said, I've seen/heard people be intimidated by them =/

Ohh and I think P plates would waste the look of your brand spanking new Fiesta, which looks gorge, btw!! :D

I got P plates when I passed my test back in October '08, but being a gal, and slightly sentimental, I turned them into my own personal reminder of when I passed, and I now have it stuck to one of my wardrobe doors, lol.

#13 ZeeJex

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:06 AM

Cheers for the response, the comments are pretty much what other people had said at work with more people leaning towards not using P-plates.

Ive come to a compromise though in that I'll put them on, but for only three days to become familiar with the dimensions of the car and find my reference points for the manoeuvres. I'll be picking it up later today after work.

i wouldt put them on be to scared i damaged my new car! and it will spoil the look of it!!

is it a zetec u have or a titanium? looks nice in the picture:)


Car is the titanium in sea grey minus the tinted windows. Im not worried about image with P-plates on, my steering wheel hand positions is the best bit; its the fresh out of driving school 10 and 2 point positions =D

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:01 AM

Personally i wouldnt use P plates i think it gives other drivers an excuse to take the !Removed!..

when my friend passed she put them on her car and everyone was overtaking her and pulling out on her.. not very nice when youve just passed..

i didnt use them when i passed which im glad about even though i stalled me car a fair few times with it being a petrol when i was used to a diesel LOL! :D

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:10 PM

I had mine on till I crashed the car :(

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