Welcome to another edition of the Swan & Soto Show – The Learner Driver Podcast Show! In this episode, we will be discussing all silly things as per normal! Bang – the flu! And Swannie ends up in hospital (thanks Soto!)and has her first ride in an ambulance!
Soto put me in hospital by giving me the flu during a recording of the Swan & Soto show! Today we are going to be discussing buying your first car! Make sure you check the brakes work! OK Soto lol, not the ONLY requirement. Buy cheap, don’t get finance on a brand new car, build up your experience before buying a brand new car!
So this show is all about buying your first car. Should you buy new or old? What is your budget? A learner driver bought a second-hand car with a £1000 budget. He bought his first car and did an HPI check on his car. Please listen to his story as we interview him for the show.
Jamie (interview) explains how he bought a car and lost it. His £800 budget got him an Astra. Eager to buy the car, Jamie didn’t ask too many questions when it comes to his purchase. Did an HPI check on the car and three weeks later the police come knocking on his door. The car has been stolen. Even though he had got an HPI check.
As the HPI check came back clean, there was no way he could get his money back. Eventually, he did get his money back from the HPI company, but they did offer half of the money he paid for the car. But he still lost £400 on his purchase. SO do HPI checks work? On this occasion it didn’t, but is it still worth doing? Leave your answers below – we would love to hear your views on the purchase.
Luckily the car wasn’t on finance as he wouldn’t have been able to get out of the deal. So, there are lots of pitfalls of getting a car on finance.
Information at hpiguides.com
Do NOT be shy to ask the seller lots of questions. The more you find out about why they are selling the car and the history of the car. Here are some useful tips!
UK motorways are the safest roads in the world, and overall 2nd to Sweden as being the safest in the world. 4% of all accidents happen on UK motorways! Do you think we have the safest roads in the world?
Can we improve our roads? What could we do to improve them? Does it start with the driving test? Or could there be more to do post-test? Please share your views when it comes to life on the road in the UK! We love to hear your stories!
In 2018, June 4th learners were finally allowed to go with an instructor on the motorway! But, how many learners actually get the opportunity to go on the motorway. I have NEVER seen a learner on the motorway and this really frustrates me. NOT once have I, not Soto! Please read this article from the .gov website!
So, we would like to know whether you have ever been on the motorway? Did your instructor offer? Or did they refuse? Whether you have or haven’t we would love to hear your views! Please leave a comment below to see who has, hasn’t, or doesn’t even want to! Here are some tips to ensure you keep legal when on the motorway!
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Swan & Soto