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#477492 Gap Insurance

Posted by CookieM on 18 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

What he said ^ lol

#477073 Gap Insurance

Posted by CookieM on 16 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

Gap insurance is used to cover the excess money owed on the finance after what your insurer would pay out (market value) in the event of a write - off.

So really you need think about how much the car is going to deprecate in the length of policy and compare that to how much you owe on the finance.

Hope this helps

#465423 My New Car

Posted by CookieM on 14 March 2015 - 06:16 PM

Looks good. Good luck keeping it clean though! :lol:

#464826 Zs Grille Badge

Posted by CookieM on 12 March 2015 - 11:06 PM

When I had my ZS I just got an S badge with the foam adhesive on the back. Was stuck on solid for a good 9 months, going through quite a few washes.

#463030 Car Insurances? What Are You Paying?

Posted by CookieM on 09 March 2015 - 12:41 PM

Nope, no parents as that was the cheapest way. No named drivers, no black box and it was still the cheapest. Oh well, at least I've got the car I wanted.

It's normally much cheaper to add your parents to the policy.

What insurance company are you with?

#458487 Car Insurances? What Are You Paying?

Posted by CookieM on 25 February 2015 - 03:43 PM

My renewal will be due in about a month so started looking at quotes. Cheapest so far is Swiftcover, it was £310 with the default excess and no extras, up to £369 with total excess of £100. That includes a 10% discount for having a dashcam. I probably will be adding extras like personal injury and legal cover, but so far it's looking like a good reduction on last year :)
The thing I don't get is that price was from Swiftcover's site and was less than their price on Confused.com, even though I tried to enter all the details the same. Maybe it's just that Confused.com works differently. Have any of you found that you can get cheaper quotes from insurers' own websites, even if those insurers are on comparison sites?

Yeah it's always like this. I guess your just cutting out confused.com's or any other comparisons sites slice of the pie.

I always go to comparison, find cheapest then go direct. Then try non comparison sites

#447241 Waiting Game!

Posted by CookieM on 22 January 2015 - 09:24 AM

So it's just me that gets to wait ages then? :lol: goodness knows I'm getting impatient now

Sent from my iPad using Ford OC

Lol I know the feeling. at least yours won't be staring you in the face at the dealers for a month like mine was! :lol:

#445855 What's On Your Pizza?

Posted by CookieM on 18 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

Peppers, chicken, Cumberland sausage, bacon

And gotta be bbq sauce B)

#438990 Ps4 Vs Xbox One

Posted by CookieM on 23 December 2014 - 07:54 AM

It really comes down to whether you prefer the xbox exclusives or the playstation exclusives. Xbox one/ps4 are both good consoles.

Also preference on the controller is a big decision swayer. I wanted halo and prefer xbox controller so went xbox one :)

#438915 2013 Fiesta St Tpms

Posted by CookieM on 22 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

Put your reg/vin into Ford etis. It will tell you if you have tyre pressure monitor. I'm pretty sure it was an option until early this year when it became standard.

#433118 Questions For You Mk7 St Owners!

Posted by CookieM on 30 November 2014 - 09:41 PM

Definately put your foot down. I actually test drove the salesman's own ST as there was no others available (his misses actually drove it over!). He went round the corner out of the garage and slammed his foot down. I took it as permission to do the same :P

#432677 Free Versions Of Autocad Or Similar Software?

Posted by CookieM on 29 November 2014 - 11:24 AM

It's nowhere near as sophisticated as autocad but I had a go with poly board to design myself a desk. Might want to check that out :)

#428886 Questions For You Mk7 St Owners!

Posted by CookieM on 16 November 2014 - 05:26 PM

You'll love it mate honestly. Bet you get out of the car with a massive grin on your face :P

#425735 It's St Time! (Nearly)

Posted by CookieM on 05 November 2014 - 08:49 PM

So a little update...

Got some 3m carbon fibre wrap off eBay and some mirror caps from fords. Thought I'd give it a go myself first and if i completely messed it up, take them somewhere to be done.

It's taken me an hour and a half but finally got one finished! It's a little rough around the edge that will be closest to the car but you won't see it so I'm pretty happy.

Not bad for a first attempt if I may say so myself!

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#424563 New Car Miles, How Many Is Too Much?

Posted by CookieM on 01 November 2014 - 12:59 AM

Same here but I went and collected mine, nice 230 mile drive enjoyed by me not a delivery driver. Lol

Id be !Removed! it driving up there in the car I'm trading in lol. Was on high alert just driving a mile to the dealers to get mine