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    Hi. I've bought a Peugeot 206 LX model 5 doors for myself to practise my driving skills with. i bought it around 1 week ago and have been driving it every were.

    So far ive taken 4 lessons with my instructor and he says im ready to take my test. ive booked it for this Friday.

    What i want to know is can i take my car for the test? I know i need to buy a little mirror for the examiner and i already have L plates.

    the car is insured under my dads name, Fully Comprehensive, however it's not insured unde rmy name...yet.

    Can i take this car for my test? will they ask for proof wheather the car is insured under my name aswel?

    Thanks guys.
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    (Original post by touran22)
    Hi. I've bought a Peugeot 206 LX model 5 doors for myself to practise my driving skills with. i bought it around 1 week ago and have been driving it every were.

    So far ive taken 4 lessons with my instructor and he says im ready to take my test. ive booked it for this Friday.

    What i want to know is can i take my car for the test? I know i need to buy a little mirror for the examiner and i already have L plates.

    the car is insured under my dads name, Fully Comprehensive, however it's not insured unde rmy name...yet.

    Can i take this car for my test? will they ask for proof wheather the car is insured under my name aswel?

    Thanks guys.
    they won't ask for proof, well they didn't for me, but i dunno if i would risk it. over £3000 for driving without insurance.
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    Yes you can. I did my test in my dad's car to day. Failed it, but that isn't the point :P
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    (Original post by ND6)
    they won't ask for proof, well they didn't for me, but i dunno if i would risk it. over £3000 for driving without insurance.
    ohh ok. £3000 is how much they asked me to pay for side insurance with my dad (direct line..every were else was like £5000+)
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    (Original post by touran22)
    ohh ok. £3000 is how much they asked me to pay for side insurance with my dad (direct line..every were else was like £5000+)
    ahh right lol, i probably would risk it then if you really want to take it in your own car! I don't know the car but if it's a beast then they might check.
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    I was just wondering, don't you need those little pedals installed in your car aswell?
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    You have to be insured to drive it, but it doesnt have to be in your name for you to use it for the test
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    (Original post by ND6)
    ahh right lol, i probably would risk it then if you really want to take it in your own car! I don't know the car but if it's a beast then they might check.
    lool. Its not a beast...yet. Do you think its appropriate to tint the windows and take it to the test?

    im planning to tint them on wednesday buti was thinking it might hinder my driving on the dayas you cant see as well obviously?
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    Providing you get insured on it and get the mirror that the driving instructor sticks on the windscreen you'll be fine
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    You can do the test in your own car, I did.

    I wasnt asked for any proof of insurance or anything when I did my test, just the standard photo ID etc.

    And dont tint your windows before you go, you might land some prick instructor who will see a young guy with a flashy looking car and find any reason in the book to fail you.
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    You can get provisional insurance for £80 a month on anything from Collingwood.
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    I was just wondering, don't you need those little pedals installed in your car aswell?
    no.... hopefully people taking their test wont be that bad (a generalisation i know...)
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    (Original post by shrep)
    You can get provisional insurance for £80 a month on anything from Collingwood.
    really? anything?
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    (Original post by dougiemacs)
    no.... hopefully people taking their test wont be that bad (a generalisation i know...)
    You'd be surprised! :eek: (not me).
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    I took my test in my own car. As you say you do need one of those little mirrors for the instructor and the L plates. You do need to be insured on the car though. I don't think driving without insurance will go down well. I also think that the driver who is with you in the car must be insured too, so I was advised when I made my booking on the phone. Not quite sure why, it could be because they advise that someone else drive home even if you pass.
    All the requirements will be online, or you could ring the DVLA http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...vers/index.htm
    Good luck with your test
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    (Original post by dougiemacs)
    really? anything?
    Any car that's in an insurance group less than 16 I think if you want to be arsey about it, but the point was that it would cover his.
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    (Original post by dougiemacs)
    no.... hopefully people taking their test wont be that bad (a generalisation i know...)
    Do you really not? I took my first test and failed, the examiner used the dual controls..

    Have another test booked but for a date my instructor can't do...so technically I can use my parents car?
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    I was just wondering, don't you need those little pedals installed in your car aswell?
    Nope

    Took my test in my own car and passed first time so good luck OP!
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    (Original post by touran22)
    lool. Its not a beast...yet. Do you think its appropriate to tint the windows and take it to the test?

    im planning to tint them on wednesday buti was thinking it might hinder my driving on the dayas you cant see as well obviously?
    no no no, don't do it, i got told not to wear a hoody to the test, they are really stereotypical and would see u as a boy racer.
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    (Original post by ND6)
    no no no, don't do it, i got told not to wear a hoody to the test, they are really stereotypical and would see u as a boy racer.
    ahh man. i hope i pass first time then! lol.
 
 
 
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