AENIMA wrote:thanks for the compliment on my lady. so what happened with you and imi? is it something that I should PM you about or is it ok to talk about it on this thread?
Hi there. No, it's alrgiht mate, ask away, no need to PM me, believe it or not we're mates now again anyway.
imi wrote:put it this way hes already nearly crashed his mums car into a bus.
No I ain't, It's called Precision driving. I was overtaking a parked car while a bus was travelling in the oppoise direction. There was a 2ft overall seperating distance between the side of the car and bus.....plenty of room. My mum's car is a 9 year old (L Reg) Ford Escort 1.6LX.
imi wrote:mum ford focus 1.5l its alrite
It isn't possilble to obtain Forcus's with that engine capacity, thoes cars are avaliable in 1.4 (75bhp), 1.6 (100bhp), 1.8 (115bhp), and 2.0 (136bhp) petrol forms and a 1.8Tdi (90bhp). It's also avalaible in a 215bhp 2.0 RS Turbo form!
IntelMole wrote:For a 17 year old, a 1.9 is way way OTT, you will crash that within a year mate.
Hi. I keep to speed limits religously, and I consider myself a very careful driver, I'm not a boy racer. My parents are perfectly fine with the fact I've opted for a large deisel Engine. It has 90bhp, and 285lb/ft of touque, which yes it pretty powerful, but I wouldn't consider OTT.
AntiMagicMan wrote:My god, your insurance bill will be through the roof. I've been trying to insure a Rover Metro 1.1S for the last few months, the best quote I got was £2200.
I've managed to get an insurance quote of £1750 from Robert Sprays Insurnace, if your interested, Third Party Fire and theft. I'll be keeping the car for at least three years. The other night I made a spread sheet of costs between this 306 1.9Tdi and a Saxo 1.1i (I'll send you the spreadsheet if anyones interested?). The Peugeot would cost me around £150 more to run over a three year period, which I think is well worth spending that little bit extra and getting a much better car. Remember, the 1.9Tdi is capable of 50-60mpg, compared to the 40-45mpg of the Saxo 1.1i. I've reasearched into many cars, and I've gotta say, the 306 has come out tops for me. I'll be also using my car for work purposes, I'll be covering around 200-300 miles a week, so I reckon a 306 1.9Tdi is certainly worth it.
YBK wrote:A 1.9 litre engine isn't that fast. If you are careful everything should be fine.
I wouldn't say a 1.9Tdi is slow, but I agree with the point you are making. Because I've been driving my parents 1.6LX Ford Escort, I'm pretty used to driving pretty poky cars, so a 1.9Tdi should be no problem.