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I don't have much to look forward to in my life *violins play* ... or at least that's what I thought until I found out that soon to be delivered is my mum's new Mini Cooper...

http://www.mini.co.uk/...del.jsp?model=cooper

...and in March my dad is taking delivery of an Audi TT...

http://www.audi.co.uk/...p?section=/models/tt

I'm so excited. The audi will be our first leather seated car.

I think these tablets I'm taking are starting to kick in, I'm feeling positive at last Smile
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I heard in Silcon Valley mini's are becoming popular.

They've been popular here in Sapporo for a bit. Lol ... If I had jumped on the band wagon 5 years ago and imported some into the states .... Unsure

I wanna take one down a stairway Wink

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I'm not too keen on them myself, I prefer the new VW beetle but I'm on the insurance so I won't say no to taking it for a spin Smile

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Paul: Dec 1, 2002, 8:27 AM
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I've seen a few of the mini's around here (Silicon Valley) but I don't think they're popular just yet. We still prefer large SUV's and BMW's. Although I have seen quite a few used BMW's for sale recently :)

~Charlie
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Hehe my mum is away in Liverpool tommorrow evening so I get to drive the new mini home from the car dealer Cool

With the way my luck has been going recently I'll probably write it off.

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Paul: Dec 10, 2002, 10:00 AM
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Yep, I finally broke down and bought a new truck this summer. Didn't really need one, but what the heck! It has leather seats and a moonroof and gets pretty good gas economy (for a V-8).

Your mom's car looks like it'd be fun to drive.

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Watts: Dec 10, 2002, 3:43 PM
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Sexy looking truck. It looks like something out of A-Team :)

You don't see many trucks like that in the UK.
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It cost more per month than the rent on my old apartment did. Crazy
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>>>With the way my luck has been going recently I'll probably write it off. <<<

I crashed my car 2 days ago Unsure

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That's to be expected from you though :)

Boy racer.
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Re: [Paul] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Moi, a boy racer? Nah! Crazy

It was the white van driver who was at fault (not that I'm claiming). He pulled out on me on a roundabout, so I obviously had right of way, therefore it wasn't my fault at all ;)

Anyway...back to the horrible new looking minis ...heheh

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What? No Type-S?

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Unless you weren't indicating correctly.
Cheers,
Michael Bray
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Re: [Jagerman] Something to look forward to... In reply to
For the mini?.....nooo I wouldn't be able to get insured on it (nor my sister probably) so we had to get the less powerful one :(

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Paul: Dec 12, 2002, 2:01 AM
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I've still got my heart set on a Honda S2000 - although the new BMW Z4 doesn't look to bad either. The TT is far too ugly Tongue

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I've still got my heart set on a Honda S2000 - although the new BMW Z4 doesn't look to bad either.

You must be getting paid too much.....come on though, Honda?....ewww

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The TT is far too ugly

Not when it's parked on your driveway :)
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You must be getting paid too much.....come on though, Honda?....ewww

I didn't say I _have_ one, just that I want one Unsure. The S2000 is not exactly a typical Honda rice-rocket though.

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Not when it's parked on your driveway :)

If one was parked on my driveway I'd sell it and buy a better-looking car Tongue

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If one was parked on my driveway I'd sell it and buy a better-looking car

Woooo meow Cool ...I thought you lived in a flat anyway :)

I did tell my dad he could have got a porsche boxster for the same price :) ...one of my friends reckons they are just a poor mans porsche though, but my dad reckons they are one of the best made cars available.

My dad just has an obsession for audi's though.

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Paul: Dec 12, 2002, 2:23 AM
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Unless you weren't indicating correctly.

I had right of way...its a weird roundabout, where the main road goes literally straight over it. Its almost like the roundabout was randomly dropped on the side of the road. The reason I think they put it there was cos there is a main road that has to slip onto the other main road. Its a bit confusing...but either way, i had right of way, and I didn't need to indicate Wink

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Re: [Paul] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Porsche Boxters don't start for less than 35k. You can pick up a TT for 24k.

Cheers

- wil
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Yeah that's the slower one :)
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Re: [Paul] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Yeah, well, I agree with your old man here. I'd go for the TT -- I really like them. I couldn't afford the insurance, though -- that is if someone would ever insure me.

Other than that, it's got to be an Austin Martin DB7 for me. :-)

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Vantage is better :)

In an ideal world I'd have a McLaren road car, or if I couldn't afford the 600,000 price tag I'd go for a Bentley Sedanca

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Paul: Dec 12, 2002, 4:23 AM
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*dreaming*

Laugh

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Not the greatest image but *dreamy* all the same...

http://www.rrab.com/jul00d.htm
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Mmm it's like a palace inside...

http://www.rrab.com/barnarrd.htm#top
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WO =? wiredon?

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Hm?
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The car number plate on the URL you gave us Wink

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Porche, VW, Audi -- Same Family Wink
haha, poor man's porche. Hmm, more like relaxed old man's porche.

I'm a porche die hard. Although, a Nissan GTR wouldn't be bad either.

A fellow teacher at school won a 300Zx (Fairlady Z) for just doing a bit of photoshop work, and cutting out a paper car and sent it in to a magazine company. Won first place with his design.

ughh, looked horrible, his design. But, I guess that's why he won. haha

hmmmm .... Porche 959 Wink

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959's are awesome beasts as are Ferrarri F50's



Here is my future 600,000 McLaren.....Cool


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Paul: Dec 12, 2002, 9:49 AM
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I'm going to settle for my new, smaller Alfa. I've now become a sucker for Italian cars, although I'm a little curious as to how food the build quality is over time.



- wil
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Re: [Wil] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Is that the 147?

This months "What Car?" magazine gives it 3/5 ....what surprised me is that its top speed is 119 whilst the new mini is 120

Mine gets 4/5 but I won't tell you what it is Blush
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It got car of the year 2001 when it first appeared. The max I've got out of it is 105. Didn't really want to push it fruther than that -- it was red lining as it was. Maybe the 2 litre version can do a bit more, I'm not sure. I've got the 1.6 version, partly because noone would insure me on the 2 litre version with my 6 points. :-(

- wil

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Wil: Dec 13, 2002, 2:39 AM
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I'm slightly confused how a 19 yr old friend of mine got insured on his brand spanking Mini Cooper S ...insurance group 15 which is the same as a Jaguar X-type 2.5 V6 Sport

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Paul: Dec 13, 2002, 2:50 AM
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Just out of curiousity, how much do you pay for insurance there?

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Re: [Jagerman] Something to look forward to... In reply to
My dad is the named driver for my car which is a bad idea I guess as I'll have a huge premium when I eventually get my own insurance, but anyway, I pay 600 p.a which is about $850 USD
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The shitty monopolized auto insurance here in British Columbia means I'm paying over 3 grand (canadian) on insurance this year, at a 5% reduction from base insurance cost (woohoo!) on my 2001 4 door Accord, and that's with a limitation of only driving it to work a maximum of 6 days a month. Pirate

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Insurance for my 1.6 which I drive costs me around 1400pa. The insurance for the 2 litre (if an insurance company would take me) would of cost me more than 3000.

- wil
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I suppose if you're buying one of these, several tens of thousands of dollars of insurance is nothing.



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Have you heard of the actor Rowan Atkinson? aka Mr Bean .....he wrote one of those off - no other car was involved Crazy
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XCuse me whilst I wipe away the drool....


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Not exactly Mr. Bean's Mini, is it?

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Ok let me rephrase the pricing....

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Make McLaren
Base Price 890, 000

Top Speed 386.2 kph / 240.0 mph
0 - quarter mile 11.6 Seconds
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hmmm, it's not likely you'll ever to be able to open it all the way up.


hmmm ....

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Re: [Jagerman] Something to look forward to... In reply to
Dear Jason , ICBC may be shitty in your opinion, but it is a real Insurance deal which you insure your vehicle.

Seems to me if you have only 6 days to drive to work you are insuring your vehicle as "pleasure only".

Pleasure only is not for to and from work over 6 days !

In the end it will not matter as ICBC will pay investigators big bucks to make sure your insurance is valid

before paying out a claim which exceeds a preset ICBC amount.

We are supposed to buy insurance against insured risks. [ ICBC don't care less ]

As a Stupid Example :

A commercial truck is not supposed to buy to and from work insurance because it includes 6 days of commercial usage included.

And then the commercial truck will say the accident occured on one of these days ? Yeah right ! Buy right insurance.

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I buy additional ICBC insurance against people who do not have the right insurance. I pay $25 pa for this

for 1 million coverage. I guess You might be the reason why I spend this money.

ICBC and their AUTOPLAN agents generally do not alert you to this policy or others you can buy.

ICBC or any other insurance company in the world is looking to collect more money than they pay out.

thanks

cornball
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Hi cornball,

Although I realize that many people (probably even most people) do take advantage of this, I am not one of them - I make a point of observing that 6 days, and if I were to move where I wouldn't be able to easily walk to work as I usually do now, I would put myself back on the full insurance. I suppose it is because of people abusing it that the difference it made was so minimal - something like 3100 compared to 2900 (for the year). I was surprised that the difference was so tiny.

I'm also annoyed that ICBC doesn't take into accounts things like secured parking - in most private insurance companies' books, secure home parking will get you a discount. Does it not seem reasonable that someone who drives their car once a week and parks in a gated parking lot pay quite a bit less than someone who drives 30 km a day, every day, and parks their car on the street (which used to be the case with me)?

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Jagerman: Dec 14, 2002, 6:45 AM
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$30 a month (no collision) ...

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My dad's car is ready for delivery a week tommorrow...how exciting :)

This is the exact same except he's getting red leather seats...he said I can have a drive in it heh!
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Yuk....a BMW 7 Series would do me fine Laugh




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Why not an 8 series?

Personally I'd prefer a Mercedes S500 :)
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Mmm I wish I had a digital camera this morning ;)