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Mr E

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I experienced something new today - being driven round by Master E after passing his driving test this morning :thumb:

He's got himself a little Fiat - which is quite funny when he's 6'2" - but it's a car we've known for a long time (bought from a girl Mrs E worked wit, who had bought it from Mrs E's nephew, so we know it's been looked after for the past few years) and it was surprisingly cheap to insure through Aviva.

His last test was cancelled because of the snow and he wasn't keen on being the first out at 08:10 this morning, but he was as pleased as anything when he called at 9:00. Insured by 9:40, then we picked up his little roller skate and he drove me around on a few errands.

No way he will be let loose in mine (company only allows drivers 25 and over) but a mate has offered to let him try his CL600 in a few weeks time (as long as I'm happy and I'm with him).

He's now left for college, so I expect Mrs E and I are due a few anxious evenings before we settle down to the idea that our "little" lad is out and about on the road.
 

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The first time daughter No3 took me out after she passed her test, as we pulled out of the drive I said

"Are we nearly there yet?"
 

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I experienced something new today - being driven round by Master E after passing his driving test this morning :thumb:

He's got himself a little Fiat - which is quite funny when he's 6'2" - but it's a car we've known for a long time (bought from a girl Mrs E worked wit, who had bought it from Mrs E's nephew, so we know it's been looked after for the past few years) and it was surprisingly cheap to insure through Aviva.

His last test was cancelled because of the snow and he wasn't keen on being the first out at 08:10 this morning, but he was as pleased as anything when he called at 9:00. Insured by 9:40, then we picked up his little roller skate and he drove me around on a few errands.

No way he will be let loose in mine (company only allows drivers 25 and over) but a mate has offered to let him try his CL600 in a few weeks time (as long as I'm happy and I'm with him).

He's now left for college, so I expect Mrs E and I are due a few anxious evenings before we settle down to the idea that our "little" lad is out and about on the road.
Would you mind letting me know what sort of cost to insure him after passing his test? My Son, 18 in September will be taking his test very soon, he has his theory this weekend. We'd like to get him something to run about in. I sat in on one his driving lessons a couple of weeks ago and was pleased with how he performed.
 

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I shouldn't worry about your lad in a Fiat. Sebastien Chabal, the French Rugby player, is 1.92M tall and 113 kg. When he played for Sale he drove a Smart.

 

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Would you mind letting me know what sort of cost to insure him after passing his test? My Son, 18 in September will be taking his test very soon, he has his theory this weekend. We'd like to get him something to run about in. I sat in on one his driving lessons a couple of weeks ago and was pleased with how he performed.
It hugely depends on your post code and car but on his own, it should cost around £1500-3000. I found that multi-car insurance helped a lot in reducing the premium for the young-uns though.

However, there are some that managed to get it down to sub £1000.
 
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I know the feeling! I went through it twice with my sons.
Both now excellent drivers.
 

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Small Fiats are good! Although I'm a long way from 6'2"..

Cheers,

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Mr E

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Would you mind letting me know what sort of cost to insure him after passing his test? My Son, 18 in September will be taking his test very soon, he has his theory this weekend. We'd like to get him something to run about in. I sat in on one his driving lessons a couple of weeks ago and was pleased with how he performed.
As said by other, depends on postcode, car, etc, but his cost £1300 from Aviva with Mrs E on as a named driver.

It was at least £1k cheaper with them than elsewhere, with the "specialist" young driver companies coming in at £6-7k!!! :eek:

Hope the theory test went well - laddo's instructor was very good, someone we know and highly recommended and think that's made all the difference. It seemed to take a little longer but he taught him to drive and not just pass the test. The lad's also booked an advanced driving course with him in a couple of months time which I'm pleased about.
 
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Mr E

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I shouldn't worry about your lad in a Fiat. Sebastien Chabal, the French Rugby player, is 1.92M tall and 113 kg. When he played for Sale he drove a Smart.

Chabal is one of his hero's and I think he has a piccie of him somewhere in one of those :D
 

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