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Message 1325051 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 20:46:27 UTC

Quite a story, Rob. my grandpa and I tried to put the insurance on his name but then they asked who was going to drive the car and I guess we were just too honest...
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Message 1325099 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 23:43:19 UTC

Oh boy Julie.

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Message 1325104 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 23:51:10 UTC - in response to Message 1325006.

It just makes me so mad. After only one accident (it was my first), you can't get any more insurance in the whole darn country. The logic in that is hard to find I think...

Kid, insurance is like our government over here. They write and rewrite the rules to suit themselves.
You option was to seek shelter in the only haven left......the insurance of last resort. I was there about 40 years ago, when I HAD to have insurance just to hold a state issued driver's license.
I wuz a bad boy as a kid, and wrecked a dozen or so Buicks. Not kidding. I have posted before about my youth's excesses. I can reprise if you want.

Rolled my '64 Olds F85 a few days after the plates came in the mail.

Anyway the only logic is that they have you over the barrel, and shall take you for everything they can.
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Message 1325110 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 23:58:50 UTC - in response to Message 1325099.

Oh boy Julie.

And what he did was put things right that once went wrong, and his only hope, was that his next leap, would be the leap home :)
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Message 1325111 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 0:00:44 UTC

I think we can be very happy with out insurances.
I only pay €520 a year for a 6 cyl Mondeo.

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Message 1325233 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 12:41:27 UTC

That's indeed very reasonable, Mike.
I paid around 400 euro's for my Ford Fiesta.
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Message 1325252 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 13:19:35 UTC

I pay a bit over $600.00 for my annual insurance premium.
About $250.00 of that is for the auto coverage on my '90 Olds Cutlass Ciera.
The rest is for my homeowner's policy.
My little RX7 is covered for storage only, I pay another couple of hundred if I change it to full coverage to drive it for a few months in the summer.
Fun time....LOL.

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Message 1325269 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 13:45:31 UTC

Nice car, Mark!
Nice kitties too :)
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Message 1325274 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 13:56:36 UTC
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Good to hear you are driving again, Julie, but horrified to hear the price of your insurance. I hope that the No Claims Discount (NCD) builds up rapidly.

Like many others here, including Rob, I pay a better rate for full comprehensive and protected no clains. That is the highest vehicle rate offered and I do not lose my 75% NCD is I have a prrang or two, but I expect there would be a limit.

Similar to Rob, I run a 3.0 diesel 4 x 4 (not a Landie like him) and my annual insurance charge, including Tax, is £361 ($585 or €447)
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Message 1325280 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 14:03:23 UTC - in response to Message 1325269.
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Nice car, Mark!
Nice kitties too :)

Yeah, it's a sweet ride.
When I had a good job, I put a lotta money into it.
The motor, built by Mazdatrix in CA, only has about 15k on it. Shipped here to Wisconsin, and I installed it with the help of one of my best buds, a class A1 import mechanic.

Had the rear axle redone a few years ago and had all the posi clutch packs renewed and upped the ratio from the stock 4.00 to 4.10. I had taken a tooth off of the ring gear. The new ratio is just perfect.
I've taken the shorts off of a lotta kids in Camaros and Vettes with this one.
There are only 1 or 2 other '85s left running about in Wisconsin that I know of.
Was a nice white one that I raced a few years back, but the guy wrecked it.

I flew to Georgia to buy that car, and drove it home from there. They don't use much road salt in Georgia, so it is rather well preserved.

My bud, the mechanic, has always said he is jealous as hell of that car.
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Message 1325282 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 14:08:45 UTC

Yeah that darn road salt is a killer for the carrossery, my Ford Fiesta had a lot of rust because of it...
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Message 1325284 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 14:12:03 UTC - in response to Message 1325282.
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Yeah that darn road salt is a killer for the carrossery, my Ford Fiesta had a lot of rust because of it...

The Ford Fiesta was notorious because of it's rust problems.
I know a guy that had about 20 of them......he just never wised up...LOL.
Every single one of them was a proverbial rust bucket.
He used to joke about the fact that he could stick his boots through the floorboards any time the brakes failed. Which they did, often enough.

My RX7 has never seen road salt. It stays parked and happy all winter long.
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Message 1325657 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 1:11:11 UTC
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Sheila's Fiesta rusted more and more each year, and it cost more and more to get it through the MOT until .....


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Message 1325739 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 9:52:01 UTC
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Is it me, a very bright light, or is that the sun?

Very close to a Cafe shutdown, fumigate, deep clean and restock of food and vittals.
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Message 1325770 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 12:32:32 UTC

Sorry for the sporadic posting, been working a lot :)

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Message 1325782 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 13:54:22 UTC - in response to Message 1325657.

Sheila's Fiesta rusted more and more each year, and it cost more and more to get it through the MOT until .....




Exactly the one I had but blue with 4 doors. I loved that car...
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Message 1325855 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 21:04:35 UTC - in response to Message 1325739.

Is it me, a very bright light, or is that the sun?

Very close to a Cafe shutdown, fumigate, deep clean and restock of food and vittals.

I better start finishing what's left in the kitchen and bar then :)
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Message 1325871 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 21:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 1325782.

Sheila's Fiesta rusted more and more each year, and it cost more and more to get it through the MOT until .....




Exactly the one I had but blue with 4 doors. I loved that car...


I had 2 Fiesta`s
I loved them also.

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Message 1325921 - Posted: 9 Jan 2013, 1:16:24 UTC

Ours was a 4 speed auto, 3 door which we had 11 years until rust underneath took it. The engine was unusual as it was a 1.3 multi fuel injected one, and, according to Ford's literature, nothing under a 1.6 L was used on automatics. Indeed they denied the car existed, but I suspect it was an experimental one.

It was as good as a 1.6 l for acceleration, which I thought was unusual ...
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