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Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:40 am
by Banksie
I'm doing my driving test next month and need a car for if I pass. Anyone got one they can flog me (I'm looking in your direction, Sid!)?

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:46 pm
by CoC
Got my test in 11 days - [smilie=icon_neutral.gif]

I want a Scenic 1.5 Diesel 2004+ in Ottoman Blue colour.

So if anyone has one knocking about - I will take it off yer hands - [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:01 pm
by The Englander
Sorry Banksie, I'm down to a mere one car now - and it's a beauty! So hands off!

Still got my amp to sell, and an electric acoustic guitar thingy, plus 100 CD albums, 100 CD singles, plus a few promo and/or limited edition CDs. And a unique Peter Pan advertising thing (Probably 10' x 2'). And a metallic blue settee. And a weight training bench with weights. And some baby stuff (Maybe I should plug this on a different thread!).

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:27 pm
by CoC
CoC wrote:Got my test in 11 days - [smilie=icon_neutral.gif]


[smilie=easy.gif] - [smilie=easy.gif]

Driving test, piece of piss - [nod]

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:23 pm
by dog rout 21
good effort coc lad

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:30 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Nice one CoC - first time?

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:01 pm
by CoC
Yeah - got three minors though.

One for observation on reverse parking and two for lane discipline I think it was. But fook it passed anyway.

[smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:07 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Took me 4 attempts :oops:

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:35 pm
by The Englander
I thought you failed if you got two minor's? I got two and fucking failed! Exams? They're getting easier.... :roll: ;-)

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:32 pm
by Sky Blue Steve-o
Any majors and you fail.
I think it's up to 15 minors you're allowed, but more than 2 minors for the same thing and you fail.

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:40 pm
by CoC
16 minors = fail,
3 minors in the same category = fail.
1 major = fail,
1 dangerous = fail.

On top of the 50 theory questions, and 14 hazard perception clips you have to do, now you have to do a "Show me tell me" at the start of the test. where the examiner asks you things like; "Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.", "Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey." getting either of these wrong is a minor fault, so before you have even got into the car you could be on one minor fault.

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:10 am
by Banksie
Nice work CoC. Mine's in a couple of weeks and I'm bricking it. Got a car, though....an Audi A3.

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:54 am
by Timbo
In my day there were no written tests, you could run a red light, kill a pedestrian and still pass.

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:45 pm
by CoC
Banksie wrote:Nice work CoC. Mine's in a couple of weeks and I'm bricking it. Got a car, though....an Audi A3.


I went to mine thinking that if I passed, I passed and if I failed, I failed and would take it again.

But when I got to the test center my Instructor started talking to the examiner about City - :idea: - In my pocket - [nod]

So if you can, find something that you and the examiner like and talk about that it will help you relax quickly.

Timbo wrote:In my day there were no written tests, you could run a red light, kill a pedestrian and still pass.


In your day cars were pulled by horses - :P

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:29 pm
by Sky Blue Steve-o
CoC wrote:But when I got to the test center my Instructor started talking to the examiner about City - - In my pocket -

I started talking about footy on my test. The conversation lasted about two sentences, until the examiner announced he was a Leicester season ticket holder. Surprisingly I didn't pass :roll: :lol:

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:34 pm
by Timbo
CoC wrote:
Banksie wrote:
Timbo wrote:In my day there were no written tests, you could run a red light, kill a pedestrian and still pass.


In your day cars were pulled by horses - :P


You're mistaking me for CK. In my day we had a guy walking in front of us with a flag. [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:21 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Timbo wrote:
You're mistaking me for CK. In my day we had a guy walking in front of us with a flag. [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]


Where is CK these days? Doesn't the old folks home have internet access?

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:42 pm
by The Englander
Timbo wrote:In my day there were no written tests, you could run a red light, kill a pedestrian and still pass.


True. But when they ask you what you're supposed to do when you're getting out of a car, and you forget to mention something as trivial as looking for cyclists before opening the door, they count that towards a fail....

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:24 pm
by billythefish
Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:
Timbo wrote:
You're mistaking me for CK. In my day we had a guy walking in front of us with a flag. [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]


Where is CK these days? Doesn't the old folks home have internet access?



sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the last thing we need is that old **** on here again!

Re: Wanted: A Car.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:40 pm
by The Englander
He was online for a few minutes the other day! And he will be permanently back soon - if he isn't already! ;-)