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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Just general car chat...you seem so...mature...

    Do you drive a BMW?
    Oh right, (Motor) I thought that was code for something medical hehe (typical me reading too much into things). I was thinking of getting one but my big brother chipped in with me to get 'our baby'. So, we bought a Porsche Boxster S from a friend, it's a pretty new 2012 model but I literally just passed my driving test and I really don't want to crash that car so I bought a cheap Nissan Micra last week, and will be practising driving properly on that until I feel comfortable in and around London.

    Sorry to those with a Micra, it's a great car to practise in but I hate the look of it.

    Insurance is the death of me but hopefully in a few months I'll take the Boxster for a proper ride in the country What car do you drive?
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Oh right, (Motor) I thought that was code for something medical hehe (typical me reading too much into things). I was thinking of getting one but my big brother chipped in with me to get 'our baby'. So, we bought a Porsche Boxster S from a friend, it's a pretty new 2012 model but I literally just passed my driving test and I really don't want to crash that car so I bought a cheap Nissan Micra last week, and will be practising driving properly on that until I feel comfortable in and around London.

    Sorry to those with a Micra, it's a great car to practise in but I hate the look of it.

    Insurance is the death of me but hopefully in a few months I'll take the Boxster for a proper ride in the country What car do you drive?
    You wot. You drive a PORSCHE?! Oh good lord. GOOD lord man. How the hell did you get insured on that?!

    I just bought a '04 Ford Fiesta - ended up doing the legit insurance with ingenie. Let's see, so far, I've managed to drive with the handbrake half down, managed to ignore my mirrors when changing lanes and so nearly scraped the young fellow on my right side, and then almost scraped the fellow on the left side, then I cut someone up on the roundabout without even knowing it... I am literally the worst driver ever :|

    P.S. You don't think i've completely ****ed my brakes by managing to drive with the handbrake half down do you?
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    On hold with Manchester Guess the battle rages on till march!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    You wot. You drive a PORSCHE?! Oh good lord. GOOD lord man. How the hell did you get insured on that?!

    I just bought a '04 Ford Fiesta - ended up doing the legit insurance with ingenie. Let's see, so far, I've managed to drive with the handbrake half down, managed to ignore my mirrors when changing lanes and so nearly scraped the young fellow on my right side, and then almost scraped the fellow on the left side, then I cut someone up on the roundabout without even knowing it... I am literally the worst driver ever :|

    P.S. You don't think i've completely ****ed my brakes by managing to drive with the handbrake half down do you?
    Well it didn't come cheap let's leave at that… To be honest I'll admit I've been spoiled tons in my life mainly because on both sides of my family (half greek/half chinese) none of my uncles and aunts (8 on each side) have any children so most of the generosity is spread across me and my brother (de monies) .

    Oh god, I've been in a few jams like that myself, my main phobia is cyclists they're everywhere in London and they come up so swift and silent, always in my blind spot. I nearly knocked one down the other day...if I didn't slam my horn to alert him, he would've been flattened by the lorry crossing at the junction. Can you drive and talk yet? I cannot, if you're in the car with me…just stfu haha, I won't be talking to you, I'll be 300% focused on the road.

    Erm, no I think it you really screwed up your brakes you would notice quite quickly but don't make that a daily habit. I've done it myself many times but from now I just immediately put the handbrake down when I'm setting off, check the mirrors…parking is a b-itch though haha, any tips?
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    On hold with Manchester Guess the battle rages on till march!
    At least you're still in the game mate
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Well it didn't come cheap let's leave at that… To be honest I'll admit I've been spoiled tons in my life mainly because on both sides of my family (half greek/half chinese) none of my uncles and aunts (8 on each side) have any children so most of the generosity is spread across me and my brother (de monies) .

    Oh god, I've been in a few jams like that myself, my main phobia is cyclists they're everywhere in London and they come up so swift and silent, always in my blind spot. I nearly knocked one down the other day...if I didn't slam my horn to alert him, he would've been flattened by the lorry crossing at the junction. Can you drive and talk yet? I cannot, if you're in the car with me…just stfu haha, I won't be talking to you, I'll be 300% focused on the road.

    Erm, no I think it you really screwed up your brakes you would notice quite quickly but don't make that a daily habit. I've done it myself many times but from now I just immediately put the handbrake down when I'm setting off, check the mirrors…parking is a b-itch though haha, any tips?
    Oh my, my cousins clearly came a few years too early then...

    In my area the only cyclists ride BMX's with their jeans half-way down their ass and occasionally make a weird noise that goes "brap" a bit like a mate-calling i've always thought...

    I certainly can't talk and drive. There have been moments where i've been singing along to the radio, but in that instance, I was literally playing along my own road-rules drifting etc. I'm so worried about my car - it's genuinely my baby, I'm constantly scared i'll break it and what an expensive toy to break. Do you intend on taking a car to Uni? (may be not if your in London)... Originally I would have said there was no point, but now I have a car and will have a years NCB I don't really want to give it up and not have my car... even if I don't use it that much, do you know what I mean?

    Parking? What's that? I just find a space (regardless of whether it's on the sidewalk, in the middle of the road, or across 3 bays) and put the handbrake on and rush off before anyone tells me off. I don't think I've done a single parrallel park yet!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Oh my, my cousins clearly came a few years too early then...

    In my area the only cyclists ride BMX's with their jeans half-way down their ass and occasionally make a weird noise that goes "brap" a bit like a mate-calling i've always thought...

    I certainly can't talk and drive. There have been moments where i've been singing along to the radio, but in that instance, I was literally playing along my own road-rules drifting etc. I'm so worried about my car - it's genuinely my baby, I'm constantly scared i'll break it and what an expensive toy to break. Do you intend on taking a car to Uni? (may be not if your in London)... Originally I would have said there was no point, but now I have a car and will have a years NCB I don't really want to give it up and not have my car... even if I don't use it that much, do you know what I mean?

    Parking? What's that? I just find a space (regardless of whether it's on the sidewalk, in the middle of the road, or across 3 bays) and put the handbrake on and rush off before anyone tells me off. I don't think I've done a single parrallel park yet!
    Ugh, run those dogs down Haha, that's comforting, I think the funniest time was rapping along to Drake whilst having an argument with the window down to another young driver at the traffic lights. In the end despite our indicating issues we both agreed that 'Hold on we're going Home' was a 'sicckk' tune

    I know! I treat my car as if it's my child…no one messes with my Micra (I've named her Missy, how sad is that?) A flavour of being a parent If it's not in London then definitely, I guess you'll be taking yours to Manchester or is that not your first choice? Even if you don't use it, it's handy to have it around, and I love for the weekend if you just want to go somewhere…you just go vroom vroom adios b-itches

    Lmao I can imagine you slipping in a bay and stealing someone's space and just shrugging your shoulders wearing huge sunglasses whilst puffing a cigarette, and saying to the other driver 'C'est la vie.' :cool:
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    Hey Guys how's it going?
    I'm getting so bored of being a HCA but I don't think I could deal with a office job or retail :confused:
    Have to wait till April to hear from Bristol post interview and nothing yet from my last hope Leeds
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    Hey Guys how's it going?
    I'm getting so bored of being a HCA but I don't think I could deal with a office job or retail :confused:
    Have to wait till April to hear from Bristol post interview and nothing yet from my last hope Leeds
    that sounds pretty good dude, how do you feel your bristol interview went? either way I guess all you can do is wait.
    For HCA stuff once I've got some money saved etc i'm planning on dropping down to maybe just a few shifts a weeks- I genuinely enjoy some aspects of the job but I know exactly what you mean when you say youre getting bored of it
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Ugh, run those dogs down Haha, that's comforting, I think the funniest time was rapping along to Drake whilst having an argument with the window down to another young driver at the traffic lights. In the end despite our indicating issues we both agreed that 'Hold on we're going Home' was a 'sicckk' tune

    I know! I treat my car as if it's my child…no one messes with my Micra (I've named her Missy, how sad is that?) A flavour of being a parent If it's not in London then definitely, I guess you'll be taking yours to Manchester or is that not your first choice? Even if you don't use it, it's handy to have it around, and I love for the weekend if you just want to go somewhere…you just go vroom vroom adios b-itches

    Lmao I can imagine you slipping in a bay and stealing someone's space and just shrugging your shoulders wearing huge sunglasses whilst puffing a cigarette, and saying to the other driver 'C'est la vie.' :cool:
    Haha it's tempting!! I love a bit of rapping to drake :') Manchester isn't my first choice actually. I'm rather hoping for Sheffield... but either way I'd like to take my car. I think i'll have to get some serious support taking it up there though as I don't think it's going to be surviving tooo many journeys on the motorway (80k on the clock and all that)... and plus my mom said she'd have a mini stroke if I dared do it alone!

    Yeah, i'm mainly thinking about supermarket trips and stuff will be made so much easier... none of this shopping bags on the bus etc.

    LOL that is genuinely me. I come out of my car dressed like I've had a party in a thrift shop, flick my hair back, pout and pretend that parking half in a disabled bay, half on a pedestrian pathway is normal. Anyone gives me a dirty look, just flick that hair once more I come across like such a biatch LOL
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Haha it's tempting!! I love a bit of rapping to drake :') Manchester isn't my first choice actually. I'm rather hoping for Sheffield... but either way I'd like to take my car. I think i'll have to get some serious support taking it up there though as I don't think it's going to be surviving tooo many journeys on the motorway (80k on the clock and all that)... and plus my mom said she'd have a mini stroke if I dared do it alone!
    Mate, mine's got 105,000 on the clock and copes perfectly well with the 400-mile trip to uni. That I do alone (;


    Also - congrats on your offer!! :woo:
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    Mate, mine's got 105,000 on the clock and copes perfectly well with the 400-mile trip to uni. That I do alone (;


    Also - congrats on your offer!! :woo:
    Ooooh what do you drive? It's not really my concern, but more my moms. She thinks that I will die if I go any further than the 4 roads out of my city hahaha...

    SO glad to hear from you!!!! YES, I am over the moon thank you!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Ooooh what do you drive? It's not really my concern, but more my moms. She thinks that I will die if I go any further than the 4 roads out of my city hahaha...

    SO glad to hear from you!!!! YES, I am over the moon thank you!
    Toyota Yaris (: Nothing special but it's never skipped a beat and is as reliable as anything. It had around 80k on the clock when I got it and it just.. keeps on going.

    Haha, my mum was like that at first. But, being in an LDR, she got used to it pretty quickly. Still makes me text her when I get to places more than an hour away though..


    It's very well deserved! My fingers are crossed for Sheffield but at least you've got your foot in the door at least.
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    Toyota Yaris (: Nothing special but it's never skipped a beat and is as reliable as anything. It had around 80k on the clock when I got it and it just.. keeps on going.

    Haha, my mum was like that at first. But, being in an LDR, she got used to it pretty quickly. Still makes me text her when I get to places more than an hour away though..


    It's very well deserved! My fingers are crossed for Sheffield but at least you've got your foot in the door at least.
    Ah toyota's for you - VERY reliable! Not so confident with my Ford

    Yes, am feeling so so blessed to have that 1 offer!!! Sheffield would be great as one of my best friends is at uni there too and stuff, but quite frankly we all know what it's like to not have any offers so to have 1 - over the moon!
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Well it didn't come cheap let's leave at that… To be honest I'll admit I've been spoiled tons in my life mainly because on both sides of my family (half greek/half chinese) none of my uncles and aunts (8 on each side) have any children so most of the generosity is spread across me and my brother (de monies) .

    Oh god, I've been in a few jams like that myself, my main phobia is cyclists they're everywhere in London and they come up so swift and silent, always in my blind spot. I nearly knocked one down the other day...if I didn't slam my horn to alert him, he would've been flattened by the lorry crossing at the junction. Can you drive and talk yet? I cannot, if you're in the car with me…just stfu haha, I won't be talking to you, I'll be 300% focused on the road.

    Erm, no I think it you really screwed up your brakes you would notice quite quickly but don't make that a daily habit. I've done it myself many times but from now I just immediately put the handbrake down when I'm setting off, check the mirrors…parking is a b-itch though haha, any tips?
    Porsche, wow that's a bit crazy, especially for what an 18/19year old. How many lessons did you get, I'm thinking of starting soon. And cool can you speak Greek and Chinese?
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    Porsche, wow that's a bit crazy, especially for what an 18/19year old. How many lessons did you get, I'm thinking of starting soon. And cool can you speak Greek and Chinese?
    Haha well my dad has it under lock and key in a garage until I can prove I can drive responsibly with my Micra plus I'm taking the additional pass scheme for more experience (helps with insurance too). Definitely start as soon as you can, especially if you're on a gap year and you've got the time. Hehe yes I speak both fluently More often than not though I also speak Hokkien, (a southern dialect) in my mum's village as they reside in Ipoh just off Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia rather than mainland China.
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Haha well my dad has it under lock and key in a garage until I can prove I can drive responsibly with my Micra plus I'm taking the additional pass scheme for more experience (helps with insurance too). Definitely start as soon as you can, especially if you're on a gap year and you've got the time. Hehe yes I speak both fluently More often than not though I also speak Hokkien, (a southern dialect) in my mum's village as they reside in Ipoh just off Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia rather than mainland China.
    Still its almost unheard of haha.
    Aw cool, I can speak hakka not sure if it has similarities to hokkien, I think it does, coz a lot of Malaysians can speak hakka too.
    Oh how did you interviews go?
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Haha well my dad has it under lock and key in a garage until I can prove I can drive responsibly with my Micra plus I'm taking the additional pass scheme for more experience (helps with insurance too). Definitely start as soon as you can, especially if you're on a gap year and you've got the time. Hehe yes I speak both fluently More often than not though I also speak Hokkien, (a southern dialect) in my mum's village as they reside in Ipoh just off Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia rather than mainland China.
    I think you're actually the coolest person I know
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    Do you guys think 13k saved up will be enough to live comfortably at uni for a 6 year course?
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