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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:08 am
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
The Prelude is huge Gaz, it's bigger and heavier than a Sierra.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:36 am
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I thought the idea with a coupe is they are suposed to be sporty and light, so its a barge, bugger :(



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:45 am
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Yeah it's suprising isn't it. The Prelude was designed from the ground up to be a sort of high speed 2 door saloon. It's got double wishbones all round, engine is tilted back for balance, very aerodynamic with a wheel right in each corner. But this all makes it really long and wide. All the spec and the 4ws make it heavy too.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:50 am
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Its just I didnt like the way the cavaliers handled, teh legroom etc was great and the driving position, but the whole big car big one petrol and doenst handle was putting me off somthing large again, thou after driving my mates asta I think I may have to go to somthing big as it was a tad cramped



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:16 pm
User avatarPosts: 632Location: Hemel HempsteadJoined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:00 am
Going by all that, I'd say go for a 3 series BMW, gotta be RWD too, it makes it more fun. :)



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:29 pm
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pick of the pops

I like this one. Lots of nice bits on.
6-potter may not be ideal for someone seeking a 'daily' though....[/url]


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:37 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
I'm seriously considering a BMW as a tide-me-over car... but having looked in to insurance costs... fecking hell - Lancaster want something like £900 a year for that 320! (though thats fully comp - I'd only want TPFT)



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:44 pm
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I'm surprised Lancaster quoted you that much.
My brother is with Lancaster... he's 23, lives in a quite unsalubrious part of Luton and drives a 320i. He pays £407 f/c.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:46 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
Well Im 23 too - maybe I should phone around...

It may well be that I have to go with a Triumph anyway if my car is written off - as thats all my policy will take - I think... that is if my policy continues if its written off...



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:51 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
James I would have thought it worth looking at the specialist insurers with a car like that. Perhaps joining the owners club to reduce it more.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:52 pm
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You should be able to get it for less.

I have to luzz out quite a bit on mine, owing to:
- Losing my NCB a couple of years ago
- Points on licence
- Cover for "business" mileage
- Modifications

I could have got it waaay cheaper via Lancaster etc, but I'd never build any NCB, and (heaven forbid) I have to drive a 'modern' car in the future, ncb would be quite handy...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:52 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Hang one a second, I swear there has been mention of a 2000 for sale on retro-rides!



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:59 pm
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MWF wrote:
Hang one a second, I swear there has been mention of a 2000 for sale on retro-rides!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:04 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
Lancaster arent too bad - they quote my Spitfire cheaply (except I cant have more than one car on the policy at a time - so I don't go with them)



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:10 pm
User avatarPosts: 632Location: Hemel HempsteadJoined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:00 am
I've heard the 320 is supposed to be terrible, the entry level 6 pot is supposed to be under-powered. I've heard the 318, particularly the 318iS is supposed to be the pick of the bunch along with the bigger engined 325i.



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