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    Basically the waiting times for driving tests by me have become ridiculous. The earliest test at my local centre is the end of September and I desperately need to pass my test to get to work every day. So I decided to take a test in Lampeter (proper rural area about 40 miles from me). Apparently it's a very easy centre because there's no traffic lights and only one roundabout.

    So to save costs, I'm planning to do it in my dads car, a car that I've been 'learning' to drive in for about over a year now. I'm very comfortable in it (it's a 2 litre turbo diesel so no chance of stalling etc), it's quite a big car for a learner so the manoeuvres are a bit harder than my instructors little Hyundai.

    Problem is, the car is from 2001, so i'm not sure it's 'roadworthy' enough for a test. If the examiner asks how I check the ABS.. I don't really want to say it doesn't have it .. (I think it does.. not sure though).

    Another thing I noticed, the bonnets quite flat and apparently they can be funny about how your L plates are positioned. To be honest, it just doesn't look like a learner car

    So shall I buy an extra rear view mirror and risk it? My test is in 2 weeks!
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    Basically the waiting times for driving tests by me have become ridiculous. The earliest test at my local centre is the end of September and I desperately need to pass my test to get to work every day. So I decided to take a test in Lampeter (proper rural area about 40 miles from me). Apparently it's a very easy centre because there's no traffic lights and only one roundabout.

    So to save costs, I'm planning to do it in my dads car, a car that I've been 'learning' to drive in for about over a year now. I'm very comfortable in it (it's a 2 litre turbo diesel so no chance of stalling etc), it's quite a big car for a learner so the manoeuvres are a bit harder than my instructors little Hyundai.

    Problem is, the car is from 2001, so i'm not sure it's 'roadworthy' enough for a test. If the examiner asks how I check the ABS.. I don't really want to say it doesn't have it .. (I think it does.. not sure though).

    Another thing I noticed, the bonnets quite flat and apparently they can be funny about how your L plates are positioned. To be honest, it just doesn't look like a learner car

    So shall I buy an extra rear view mirror and risk it? My test is in 2 weeks!
    If it's road worthy - tax, mot, insurance, petrol - then it's fine. The only extra you need is the mirror. There's no rule on the location of L plates other than front and rear, so that will be fine too.

    If you don't have something, say so but explain how you'd check if your car did have it. You can't just say "I don't have it" and expect to pass.
 
 
 
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