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    Few Questions

    Hello,

    I am just about to turn 17 and was lookin at buying a 1.6 astra mk4.

    Jus fought id join up and see what a few of you have done to you cars.

    I am into the tuning scene and would like to modify it so i fought this would bea good place to start.

    Jus wondering what peoples veiws on exhausts are and what ones are recomended.

    thanks

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    hi welcome to AOC,

    there are loads of options on what you can do, having a look in the modification dairies and project cars would be a good place to start looking,
    Drives - 08 Astra SRi XP 1.9CDTi 150

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    thanks

    yes ok i will have a look

    anyone in the bristol area? mayb sellin a standard 1.6 16v mk4 for under 2k ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstraBoi2k8 View Post
    thanks

    yes ok i will have a look

    anyone in the bristol area? mayb sellin a standard 1.6 16v mk4 for under 2k ?
    best having a look on ebay motors, auto trader etc and posting a thread in the wanted area to help find one,


    you looking forward to starting your lessons? how are you going to learn couple hours a week etc or an intensive course? also guess your going to be facing a massive insuracne bill?
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    yes i have looked on there. me and my mum are goin out for a lookin next week sumtym at places by us

    yes i am looking forward to it. i am goin to learn with my mum n dad for a bit to get my clutch control a bit better than it is. then when im better have driving lessons as many as i can fit in really so i pass as soon as i can.

    well its not to bad. with my mum insuring it and me as a named driver the quotes wer 1300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstraBoi2k8 View Post
    well its not to bad. with my mum insuring it and me as a named driver the quotes wer 1300.
    £1300 isn't too bad but really really think about getting it in your name, not only is getting it in your mums name illegal (something which they are getting much much more strict on) but also it won't help you in the long run, paying an extra £600 in the first year to get it in your name will save you at least £400 when you get your first year NCB, then more in each year after,
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    why isit illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstraBoi2k8 View Post
    why isit illegal?
    if you insure a car with in your mums name with you as a names driver you are saying she is the main driver of the car,
    so if she drives it more than you then its fine, but if you will be driving more than her (which in 99% of the time in these cases you will do) then you arn't technically insured so is illegal,

    best bet is to insure in your name with your mum (or any woman) as a named driver, this will earn you NCB and with her on it being down your price by a fair bit,
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    It is 'fronting'! I can see your point and why you would want to do it, even I thought of doing before I found this out, but it is illegal, and can end up with you being rejected insurance, gaining 6 points on your license and maybe even have to retake your test!

    Is it worth it?

    Welcome to AOC by the way! You picked the best place to come for advice!

    I am not far from Bristol and have many Astra's in your criteria in my area so it may be worth a trip! I am in Yeovil by the way!

    Maskell


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maskell View Post
    It is 'fronting'! I can see your point and why you would want to do it, even I thought of doing before I found this out, but it is illegal, and can end up with you being rejected insurance, gaining 6 points on your license and maybe even have to retake your test!

    Is it worth it?

    Welcome to AOC by the way! You picked the best place to come for advice!

    I am not far from Bristol and have many Astra's in your criteria in my area so it may be worth a trip! I am in Yeovil by the way!

    Maskell
    Yes i can see the point. it is not worth it no.

    yes well so far its bin helpful

    thanks

    ah yeh thats not far i go in that area for work sumtyms

    also i was wondering if anyone could help wid a stereo system. i need sum information

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