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dougie175 last won the day on August 11

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About dougie175

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    Addicted to Modification
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    IS250 F-Sport
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  1. Yes you will need to let every policy know you have had an accident. Let me put it to you another way, you get a speeding fine next week, will you be just letting the insurance company of the car you committed the offence know or all the insurance companies you are insured for? If you have had an accident, anyone who insures you is interested your fault or not
  2. The lack of knowledge about responsibilities and obligations upon an insured driver worries me. The next time you take insurance cover you will be asked "Have you had an accident or claim in the past five years?" to which you MUST now answer Yes there is no way out of that I'm afraid
  3. Was about to write the same thing, you are legally obliged to tell them even if it not your fault. Even if you go through a none fault credit repair service, you still need to inform your insurance company and the credit repair company are legally bound to do the same. Also you must answer yes to if you have been involved in a fault or none fault accident on insurnace quotes for the next 5 years!
  4. Hehe you could certainly offer the service to others I'm sure! Most on here seem terrified to touch their car but would like a credit card key in the UK!
  5. Definitely! You at least know it can be done with a normal key and how to do it, if you can boss this everyone can follow who wants to ideally!
  6. This is revolutionary news! I can see the price of second hand credit card keys for Lexus going up in value very soon!
  7. Am I Mental?

    Not yet mate there's every chance I'll dislike the Tiguan and just sell it for profit. But even then the IS in my opinion is sill too small for 2 baby seats. Fine when they get a bit older and sit in a seat properly i imagine and stint come with travel systems and more bags than i would take on a weeks holiday! I cannot fault an IS as a car though it is phenomenal different league to anything else I've ever owner
  8. Am I Mental?

    Great diagrams and very interesting but in real life it makes quite a difference, the wife has a newer shape Seat Leon and she has a lot more room with the same baby seat behind her in the Leon than she does in the IS. I think the bolsters on the seats and how padded and bulky everything this is in the Lexus probably doesn't help to make it "feel" more cramped when you cant pull the seat back as much as you would like
  9. IS250 F-Sport Build Thread

    Yeah don’t use G1 on your windscreen mate I wish I had never touched the stuff, works a treat on the sides and rear screen though. If you want a gtechniq none permanent solution to try on the screen G5 is a much better ideal
  10. Am I Mental?

    How do you drive with the child's seat wedged in behind you forcing to sit so far forwards? At the moment the baby sits behind my wife she has her knees touching the dash and head touching the roof lining. When we have a second 1 its not like i can do that and drive.
  11. Am I Mental?

    Ok well took the wife to see the car lastnight and it does fit the "family car" needs well, so I have agreed to buy it, next week I will sort the Lexus and transfer the insurnace over and begin using the Tiguan. Very difficult decision as the Tiguan inst really a car I want its just a car that ticks the boxes for having a baby and possibly a second and I know the Lexus is a better car, the only car Lexus honestly mate that would be ideal for me is the RX, and we are talking a different league of money far more than I have and more than I would currently want to have sat in a car that is depreciating! Even if I don't like the Tiguan, they have great residual value and I can easily use the increased value over what I am paying for it to swap/upgrade to something I prefer if I hate it, 2 thing it is missing are a reversing camera and cruise control strangely! But being a VW approved bodyshop we have the diagnostic equipment and links to buy the upgrade items and get both fitted for reasonable cost!
  12. IS250 F-Sport Build Thread

    1 Word.... Don't
  13. Am I Mental?

    Financially and space requirement wise it does seem to make good sense, it will also be quite a bit cheaper to run each week.
  14. Am I Mental?

    They do Im an estate fan but their days seem to be coming to an end! Yes I could pick this car up this evening, drive to webuyanycar and be over £3k better off at this point, even running it for 6 months I would still be in positive equity. The GS has really grown on me, the wife not so much unfortunately she has no taste.
  15. Am I Mental?

    Yeah an Estate IS would be the dream for me, I'm a bigger fan of an estate than I am of a MPV type 4x4 anyway, however the Tiguan R-Line is a good looking car in my view. RX would be a fantastic car if I liked the look of them for the age they are quite a bit too dated for me personally, I would be looking at something around 2007 and 80,000 miles for the same type of money! I would be in a position for a short time at least be able to purchase the Tiguan and keep the IS250 SORN whilst it sells, however the IS would be worth quite a bit less than the Tiguan so will cost a bit to upgrade still, finding the right buyer for my car wont happen the next day I am aware it has a limited market but for something looking for that type of car I know they will buy it as it has no faults! Difficult descision, Im tempted to buy it, run it for a bit see if I fall for it, if so the IS goes up for sale and I enjoy my bargain, if I dislike it I stick it up for sale and work out if I want to go back to the Lexus or change cars completly. Basiclaly my IS is essentially a faultless car for me other than space at times, the interior is a little cramped with the baby seat behind the seats which forces the people in the front to have to sit quite far forward. My family is only going to expand at this point so space is going to become more of a requiement. I genuinly adore my Lexus though, like no other car I have ever had, every time I see it I think its such a cracking looking car and it drives amazingly, but needs change in life I guess!