1. Post #1041
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    edberg's Avatar
    June 2005
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    fuck centercaps
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  2. Post #1042

    September 2011
    106 Posts
    That Z...
    fuck centercaps
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  3. Post #1043
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    RobbL's Avatar
    December 2011
    5,969 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
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  4. Post #1044
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
    3,102 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
    I can't speak for Americans (I'm Canadian) but I assume it's similar pricing to here. I'm currently paying $110 a month and I'm a new driver. I got in an accident earlier this year and it's going to go up to $160/month in September.

    Average Insurance costs here range from $1000-$1600 when you are new, with $1600 being really high, that's usually if you're new and drive a motorbike.

    Each year nets you a 5% discount here, up to a maximum of 40% off, so after a period of time, you could have anywhere from $500-$1000/year insurance, depending on your vehicle etc.

    I know someone on these forums pays something like $30 or $50 per month. It's surprisingly cheap.

    Britain is pretty infamous for having extremely high insurance, I've seen quotes as high as $8000 for a new driver in the UK. Very strange. Also, you guys have to worry about insurers refusing to insure you,
    which would never happen here. Insurance Companies generally insure based on the cost to repair/pay out for the car, with motorbikes being slightly more expensive to insure due to the danger of cycles.

    Insurance only gets really expensive if you get in multiple accidents within the span of a few years, with 2-3 accidents boosting your insurance from anywhere from $2000 to $6000.
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  5. Post #1045
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    RobbL's Avatar
    December 2011
    5,969 Posts
    Here's my car, needs a clean. Picture quality is pretty crap too :/

    Where's that? It looks familiar (like 90% of Wales)
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  6. Post #1046
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    gonedead0's Avatar
    May 2007
    948 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
    Insurance is definitely a fuckload cheaper than what you guys get.

    I can insure my 3.6L V6 for around $700 a year.
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  7. Post #1047
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
    Yeah you guys get assfucked for insurance pretty hard
    3.1 liter v6 $1000 a year for lowest legal coverage
    wheras over there you get a 1.3 liter I3 for 3-4k a year?
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  8. Post #1048
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    WolvesSoulZ's Avatar
    June 2008
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    I insure my 3.8 V6 for 30$ a month
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  9. Post #1049
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    Hell Strike's Avatar
    December 2005
    2,687 Posts
    5.0 v8 $1600 a year
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  10. Post #1050
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    New jersey decided to be new jersey and you start with 3 points on your license.
    So i get higher rates
    Its so goddamed stupid, the idea is to keep young drivers from wanting to do shit that can get them points on their license since if you get 6(?) you lose it

    so instead of making it so new drivers needed to get 3 points to lose it, they make you get 3 points

    /rant
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  11. Post #1051
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    August 2009
    3,352 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
    I'm a new driver and my insurance is 4000 fully comp for my 2010 VW Polo 1.2l, its absolutely fucking ridiculous.
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  12. Post #1052
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    bradley's Avatar
    January 2011
    5,493 Posts
    1984 Chevrolet Corvette $52 a month

    I love America sometimes
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  13. Post #1053
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    June 2007
    540 Posts
    Not to mention that our gas prices are much lower than in Europe.
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  14. Post #1054
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    DPKiller's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,755 Posts
    I was going to the RC airfield today and noticed a Audi. I was like ohhh lawd.
    His was EXACTLY like mine, same engine, same everything. Except for his was a sedan.





    Ewwww angle eye's and stock rims.
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  15. Post #1055
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    Captain Lawlrus's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,694 Posts
    $2600 for 1998 3.6l v8. gotta love BC's auto insurance monopoly.
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  16. Post #1056
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    edberg's Avatar
    June 2005
    2,464 Posts
    i miss rc :(



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  17. Post #1057
    VAG Lover
    DPKiller's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,755 Posts
    Ohh mannn I got into it about 2 years ago got a T-28 Trojan.
    I got back into it recently, I just itch for it every day.
    It's kind of nice to have a station wagon. I fit 2 Carbon Z Yak 54's (47"x45"), T-28 Trojan dissembled, and all my gear.

    Also moar info on dat plane with FPV.
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  18. Post #1058
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,891 Posts
    Do you ever put mice or insects in your plane cockpit? Sounds like it would be fucking AWESOME.



    This is my currently not running RC10GT. Well, it might be running now, but my starter box is dead so idk. I thought the glow plug was dead (it was faint, at least), but i bought a new one and it still wouldn't start. Then i remembered that the last time i 'ran' it, it was with some old shitty as fuck nitro, and it kept dying(yet, prior to that it was running better than it ever had). So the conclusion that i've come to is, the carb was probably clogged. I don't have any carb cleaner, or money, so i just took it off the car and forced some nitro through it (by blowing into the back-pressure hose on the fuel tank). I don't really know how it flowed before, but it trickled out after blowing into the hose. I am hoping that i cleared any blockage in the carb, but i don't have any way of know. So, to reiterate, the reason i still don't know if it will start is because i killed the starter box battery trying to start it prior to my brainstorm.
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  19. Post #1059
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    sam.clarke's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,593 Posts
    1984 Chevrolet Corvette $52 a month

    I love America sometimes
    Our insurance is so high because the sueing culture has made it's way over from America. Any rear-end collision can result in a whiplash claim being paid, even if the crash was at 2MPH, usually around 2-5k in compensation and it's VERY easy to obtain. A 'friend' put in a false claim after someone hit him and was paid 1500 without a medical exam. It's hard to disprove so companies generally just pay out without looking too much into it, it costs insurance companies a fortune which is passed on to us, the consumer. Quite often people stage crashes in order to con the system and invent passangers in order to claim more money.

    Then you have like for like car cover which means if Mr Salesman has a crash in his new BMW the insurance company have to pay the rental fees on a similar BMW for a courtesy car whilst his own car is being repaired, the cost of the hire car is normally inflated and prolonged so the hire company can make a bit of extra cash, as is the repair, so the body shop can make a little extra too.

    Then you have the higher number of uninsured drivers crashing into people which the insurance companies of the victim have to fork out the costs as they cannot claim from the driver who is at fault.

    Car vandalism is probably a lot more common in the UK as over here we have a culture that if you have a nice car then instead of being congratulated for your hard work, you have your car keyed and the mirrors kicked off by the jealous scumbags.

    And lastly our roads are a lot more densley populated than the US meaning it's inevitable that more cars will crash into eachother.

    So to finish, the insurance companies are probably paying out for a lot more claims, plus corporate greed so we're fucked and always will be.
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  20. Post #1060
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    June 2006
    2,793 Posts
    I just shelled out 1811 on insurance for my picasso, egh.
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  21. Post #1061
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    July 2007
    1,959 Posts
    How do americans on average afford cars relatively more expensive than us poor brits? Is insurance cheaper over there or something?
    I drive an e36 (which isn't really an expensive car) and my insurance is $260/mo for full coverage, and that's the cheapest I could get it at. Comprehensive can really eat a hole in your wallet if you don't want to risk having a high deductible that you wouldn't be able to pay in the even of a crash. I keep nice $250 deductibles for peace of mind.
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  22. Post #1062
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    June 2005
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    Ohh mannn I got into it about 2 years ago got a T-28 Trojan.
    I got back into it recently, I just itch for it every day.
    It's kind of nice to have a station wagon. I fit 2 Carbon Z Yak 54's (47"x45"), T-28 Trojan dissembled, and all my gear.

    Also moar info on dat plane with FPV.
    Niec, I tried 3D planes but it wasn't my thing, 3D copters are fun though. I've been flying since I was around 14 then quit around 2 years ago. The first pic was a 25% RV-4 that i sold to a guy with a real life version of it, had a saito 100 in it, dat 4stroke sound

    The fpv platform was built on a t-28 trojan, it has gps telemetry and night vision and allowed me to practically fly IFR, I have a couple of old videos that I'll dig up later where I chase cars and get honked at :v Before I sold it I was working on self guidance using the gps.

    Now that I have a wagon I really want to get back into it, thinking of making a quadcoptor with an HD camera or something and fly over drift events making cool vids




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  23. Post #1063
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    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    I used to have an RC Cessna with an 8 foot wingspan. Damn brother flew is straight into the power lines. We got it out, next time I let him mess with it he went straight into a curb trying to take off...

    That is what sharing gets me. Broken shit.
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  24. Post #1064
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    January 2011
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    lol



    I work on this thing more than I get to drive it
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  25. Post #1065
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    CubeManv2's Avatar
    August 2008
    7,014 Posts
    Insurance can be cheaper in alot of aspects if you are a mid 20's driver. Otherwise from 18-24 you literally can be expected to pay over 2k a year on decent coverage. You can get minimum coverage but honestly all the things that arn't covered are the things you worry about.

    Example being we have all our cars under my grandparents for this reason (All these cars have complete full coverage including glass,collision etc with 1k deductable)

    98 Accord - $600 a year (after 2 accidents on it)
    99 Grand Prix - $400 A Year (No accidents)
    99 Camry - $350 A Year (1 Accident)
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  26. Post #1066
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,584 Posts
    I'm surprised, I also did RC. Had a GWS Slowstick and Formosa. Gave the slowstick away, still have the Formosa, which is wicked fast. But I never get the chance to fly it anymore. Have two little Syma helicopters now.
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  27. Post #1067

    February 2005
    334 Posts
    Where's that? It looks familiar (like 90% of Wales)
    Haha it is in Wales. Somewhere up a valley in South Wales, somewhere near Cardiff and Newport, can't remember exactly.

    Possibly near Caerphilly
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  28. Post #1068
    Valon Kyre's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,005 Posts
    I think my insurance is about $1500 a year, which isn't bad at all for a brand new driver with drivers training.
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  29. Post #1069
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    September 2006
    8,277 Posts
    $120 a month here, and that's only liability. That's with a clean driving record and a 3.4 gpa
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  30. Post #1070
    VAG Lover
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    June 2010
    2,755 Posts
    1800$ a year for me. I cant complain...
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  31. Post #1071
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    nubscaper's Avatar
    May 2006
    1,553 Posts
    $60 a month, so like $720 a year.

    18 year old male driving a 2 door car.

    I guess I talked to the right people. My neighbor managed to get me a pretty sweet deal.
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  32. Post #1072

    February 2012
    401 Posts
    Speaking of RC

    Got this thing off of a friend who found it left in his attic when he moved in. It's about three feet long and completely dead :V:

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that I took off all of the pads and struts when I was working on it. They're in pretty good condition, so I might sell them along with the body.
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  33. Post #1073
    BoosLee's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,853 Posts
    Got the Liberty/Legacy. Finally got a chance to wash it, decided to have a go at taking pictures of it at night. Not great at photography but they look ok I think.



    Had a couple of people pass by giving me weird looks, I parked the car slanted across a dead street in a business park



    Got lucky with the light beam at the back. Long exposure, some car passed by, didn't think of it at the time, saw the result, pleasantly surprised.



    Obligatory dash check shot

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  34. Post #1074
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    June 2009
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    I fucking love dash checks
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  35. Post #1075
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    RobbL's Avatar
    December 2011
    5,969 Posts
    Haha it is in Wales. Somewhere up a valley in South Wales, somewhere near Cardiff and Newport, can't remember exactly.

    Possibly near Caerphilly
    Yeah I live in a South Wales valley up a bit from Newport, i've probably been near where that photo was taken
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  36. Post #1076
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,650 Posts
    MightyMax asked me to post these for him:



    Ah yes my blazer is so sexy.
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  37. Post #1077
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    bradley's Avatar
    January 2011
    5,493 Posts
    Not digging the wheels or tail lights, but it is a damn good looking truck.
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  38. Post #1078
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,650 Posts
    yeah i need some stock tail lights. goddamn chrome ricer shit.

    Edited:

    you can't even see the fucking things in day light.
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  39. Post #1079
    Ask Me About My VW Beetle Fetish
    Ldesu's Avatar
    March 2008
    9,875 Posts
    yeah i need some stock tail lights. goddamn chrome ricer shit.

    Edited:

    you can't even see the fucking things in day light.
    Get some stock looking smoked taillights

    That'll look sexy with the red color and tinted windows
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  40. Post #1080
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,891 Posts
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