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Ouch buy a new car, 20 mins later its totalled

Old 27th Jun 2020, 10:13
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
20,000 miles a year is not really that much. My daily commute down the M4/M25 was 50,000 miles a year. But I digress.
I agree that driving at 65mph is more relaxed. However, that requires constant lane shifting, to get away from the 80 mph brigade in lane 3, and then overtaking the hgv going at 56mph in lane 2. It was actually more conducive to my blood pressure to join the lane 3 train of vehicles all going at a steady 75mph, always keeping a look out at least 4 vehicles in front. I managed 500,000 miles without an accident, and just one speeding ticket during my commuting years.
Nowadays, I wonder how I endured it.
Totally agree - when I used to do a lot of motorway driving it was far easier/more relaxing to sit in the 'Fast Lane' at 85mph than having to keep weaving in and out of the other lanes,I just had to move over occasionally to let faster traffic past.
One of my cars in this era was a Hillman Hunter GLS with Holbay engine and electric overdrive (twin DCOE Webers ) - she was just getting into the power band at 85mph in o'drive,quite a nice little Wolf in Sheeps clothing,Metallic Blue/Vinyl roof and Rostyle Wheels.At that time I was doing Abingdon to near Warrington weekly and the old GLS used to go really well on 'blue fuel',she used to pink like a [email protected] on 4 star.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 19:24
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he had 'forgotten' to tell his insurance company he had changed his car that day
Here in the US, you get a two week period of automatic coverage - at least that's what my insurer said when I tried to bind coverage on my new Prius

Funnily enough, I almost smacked that one up within ten minutes of getting it. It was supposed to come with a full tank of gas, but didn't so my first stop was the gas station for a fill up after which I turned onto a road and didn't realise, until the last moment there was a concrete median, which I was about to either pass on the wrong side of, or worse still simply drive over. Fortunately I was able to avoid it at the last minute, but still a sobering experience

. . . not that I needed sobering
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