First Car..........

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Re: First Car..........

Post by DSL » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:13 pm

And what you hit is the crumple zone.

Unless it’s a bridge support, 44 ton truck or something made of concrete or steel with absolutely no give. Big and strong is no good if it doesn’t control/moderate the deceleration. Plus if something with no give (like a truck) hits you there is nothing to protect you like airbags and crumple zones.

Just sayin. :whistle:


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Re: First Car..........

Post by Stu » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:29 pm

All very valid Del

Hello BTW! Long time no speak. Hope you’re well.


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Re: First Car..........

Post by DSL » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:55 am

Doing good, been up in the frozen north to escape the monster heat. You & family?


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Re: First Car..........

Post by Stu » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 am

All good thanks Del. Just started a new job which seems to be going well and all the family are good.

Are you still trying to do every Michelin star restaurant in London?

If so then Harriet is now working as a chef at the Dorchester.


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Re: First Car..........

Post by DSL » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:14 am

The Dorchester is one of our faves, great place and great scoff. :thumbright: Unfortunately not been into London for about 18 months apart from the 10k London Winter Run, mainly as dogs (now dog) are getting too old to be left long, also not really got the enthusiasm.

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Re: First Car..........

Post by anglefire » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:44 pm

Cassie had her test again today and failed again :(

For reverse parking. Frankly pathetic. Failed for "hitting the curb" - which was actually a dropped curb.

Next test is a month being the first one available :(


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Re: First Car..........

Post by DSL » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:31 pm

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Re: First Car..........

Post by benp » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm

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Re: First Car..........

Post by anglefire » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:39 pm

Its very annoying Ben. She is a good driver - I'd rather sit with her than SWIMBO......................

Parking? Well if you can't do it you are a bit buggered. Minor yes, serious? Nah.


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Re: First Car..........

Post by countrywide » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:43 pm

Shame she failed, I am sure it also depends on the examiner you get on the day.

I found my niece a Peugeot 107 as her first from a chap in Winchester, thought it was a great car and oddly the air conditioning is incredibly cold compared to other cars. She has been all over in it, pretty comfortable on the motorway.

As for safety it is always a hard choice about what to buy, but think back to the first car you had when you passed, I bet this one is infinitely safer !!!!!



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