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chrisroberson99 last won the day on September 9 2016

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  1. I love my little 1 litre Focus, it's perfect for what I need, and the insurance was good for a first car. If i were to buy a new Focus however I'd probably get the 1.5, not because I find the 1.0 too slow, because generally it's perfectly nippy, but because I might as well have the extra power. Depends on your budget really, I'd test both (plus maybe the 140) and see if you think the 1.5 is worth the extra.
  2. Yep, I would only have a Candy Red Focus. Didn't like any of the other colours on offer. I waited for months until the right one came up, plenty of Race Red ones but not many Candy! One of the main reasons I like it, you don't see too many about. I only like cars with colour, I'll never buy a white, grey, silver or black car if I can help it.
  3. 18 MK3 Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 1 year NCB & held a license just over a year £699 with a black box unfortunately but I'm used to it now. Down £500 from last year!
  4. People dying suddenly isn't on my list of things I like...especially when you were on holiday with them less than a month ago! Also feel guilty for not finding out for a while, my dad was away and I couldn't get hold of her (she's my godmother and very good friend of my dads) Weather is also dissapointing lol, don't you love the UK?
  5. Blimey, that's a lot! Mines just dropped from £1300 for the first year to £699, with Tesco, on a 1.0 Ecoboost Focus. Haven't even been passed a year yet! (But policy started on provisional license, which is a year ago) Strange how they won't let you renew...
  6. Can't believe I haven't got round to buying one of these yet... But will definitely be there, ticket is a good present for relatives to get, it's my 18th in a week and can't think of anything apart from a personal plate! Will probably come on my own, but will see if a few friends want to tag along. Will be nice to meet some of you no doubt!
  7. Haha yeah, that would be cool! Tbh I don't know what will happen, they can't afford anything at the moment, my uncle is starting a new job with luck in a few weeks, but it's in Burton-upon-Trent so he may well need the Peugeot or go by train. So it looks like they'll need another car anyway! She only passed her test about 10 years ago and is quite a nervous driver so a smaller car would be better suited. IfIf she gets an old banger I'd love to give it a thorough cleaning and maybe practice machine polishing it.
  8. Thanks, I'll look into those, bargains! We will speak to her tomorrow, at least she has the 307 for the next week. A MK1 Focus would be a good choice, she likes my other cousins one, a nice blue/green Y-reg Ghia which has been pretty reliable for its age. Even managed to escape death when someone crashed into it and got repaired outside of insurance!
  9. Yeah it's a 2001 Y-reg V6 Auto (Elite?) in some sort of dark green with cream interior. Not actually a horrible car, just terrible reliability and worth about 10p. Totally unsuitable for my aunt who would prefer a smaller car (Focus/307) sized. Unfortunately my uncle doesn't take much notice and buys moneypits. Now she's the breadwinner for the time being hopefully she will get to choose the next car. Next week she plans on giving the garage a stern word (!) about the delay in the Peugeot being fixed. I only looked at cars within 10 miles of their postcode and beggars can't be choosers... This is the car, seems like a good bet, only one advisory on the last MOT and that was for a cracked number plate!
  10. I'd definitely be interested in coming, but can't help thinking my car isn't worthy!
  11. My aunts Vauxhall Omega blowing it's head gasket this afternoon, leaving her and my uncle car-less. They have a Peugeot 407 too but that's been in the garage for over a month as they couldn't get a part for it and had to wait for it to arrive from France, but 6 weeks is taking the mickey... In a way I think my aunt is pleased as she hated the Omega anyway so good riddance! Just got to take the new tyre off and off it goes to the scrapyard. Only problem is they now have no car, and their only source of income atm is her job which she can only get to by borrowing my cousins 307 for a week whilst she's on holiday. Don't you hate Vauxhalls? (Granted, they're not all bad). Looks like we might have to scrape some money together to get something for her, a £400 Astra is looking suitable...
  12. I've passed my test 7 and a half months ago, hav not hit anything yet...not everyone is the same. One of my friends has a 65 plate Fiesta Titanium as his first car, hes done about 10k miles in a year in it and hasn't had any issues, the only dent in it was caused by someone else in a car park! Plus a ZS is only a Zetec with a body kit, not exactly a 208 GTI as you describe! A GTI is excessive as a first car. The ZS ounds like the perfect first car if you ask me. I'd rather be driving a newer, safer car as a new driver if the worst happens and I'm involved in an accident. Congrats OP on passing, won't take long to get into the swing of things properly. When I was learning I stalled my Focus a few times, strangely putting the car into neutral and releasing the clutch, then pressing the clutch again seemeseemed to restart the car unless it said "manual restart required" not sure if there's a similar system in the Fiesta or not.
  13. What do you define as "modern"? Yes, the ones from 10 years ago weren't the best but the C4 Cactus and new C3 have been well received by reviewers and the public. Whether you like them or not is a different matter, I don't see why they are "terrible cars" personally. It's all personal taste.
  14. Guess I'm the only one who doesn't enjoy trying to revise 300+ pages of Biology whilst also having 5 other subjects to do? Can't wait for 4 months off and then university (supposing I get in!) it'll be easy peasy compared to this!
  15. Exactly this, you're expected to use the handbrake whether or not the car has hill assist. My car has it, but didn't realise until I passed my test!