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Selling Cars

(+) Many different ways to do it. (-) It may cost you! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2007)

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DIY installations

(+) Money saved, job satisfaction, can be shared with friends (-) Cost to set up, a job for the summer days (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

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1 Review
Member Advice on Cars - The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

(+) Very clearly written, easy to understand, covers lots of topics (-) None if used in conjuction with actually driving. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Speed Humps

Speed Humps

(+) Got me a bit of extra work (-) Expensive,Cause steering,suspension and other damage.Add to pollution levels. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency

Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency

(+) None (-) They are a law on to themselves!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Second-Hand Car Spares

(+) Save money, savings can be spent on better things (-) Time consuming (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2004)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - M6 Toll

M6 Toll

(+) Saves time, avoids Cannock (-) Years of misery during its construction, you have to pay! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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2 reviews

Autoglass

(+) Reliable. Quick. Polite. Efficient. (-) Cost, if not insured. Seen rather too much of them recently! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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37 reviews

NCP Parking Permits

(+) Paying Weekly (-) Losing money?? (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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1 Review

Advice On Driving On The Right

(+) Can be a lot of fun. (-) Can be a wee bit dangerous to start with. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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1 Review

Should The Minimum Driving Age Be Raised To 21?

(+) lower insurance? calming and mellower (-) older drivers can be just as bad, experience is not just automatic with age (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Safe Driving

(+) 'Old Hat' technique, but still the safest (-) You don't look 'cool' doing it (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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2 reviews

Why People Buy A Particular Car

(+) We often get the car we want (-) We are often led by the nose by the adverts (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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1 Review

Alternative Fuels

(+) Widely available. Excellent value for money. Kinder to the environment. (-) Looks expensive, not all garages stock Ultimate diesel. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

(+) Many centres, atrractive setup (-) Shoddy after sales, workmanship not always upto standard, maybe dishonest (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Zaino Polish System

(+) Dead good (-) Dead hard to get hold of (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Cars - Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

(+) One of the best skills you can ever learn (-) An emotional rollercoaster (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member advice on Passing your Driving Theory Test

(+) The people at the test centre make you feel like a criminal (always wanted to know what that was like) (-) Being forced to fill out all the fields above even though they are utterly pointless (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Kit Cars

(+) Brilliant fun. A flashy expensive looking car at a fraction of the price of a mass produced one. (-) Needs a bit of effort and you may need some proffesional help. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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1 Review

Lane Discipline

(+) See Opinion (-) See Opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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12 reviews

Correct Use Of Fog Lights

(+) Fogs are there for safety and work well in correct conditions (-) People that use them as fashion accesories (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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7 reviews

LPG Conversions

(+) Cheap fuel, reliable, good for the enviroment (-) Takes up some space, only 1200 filling stations (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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18 reviews

Winter Advice

(+) Safety (-) Anything you could name BAD (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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5 reviews

High Occupancy Traffic Lanes

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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3 reviews

Urban Speed Limits

(+) Saves lives (-) Death on the roads. Driving disqualification or worse. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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13 reviews

Drink Driving Debate

(+) Revenue (-) Revenue chasing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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61 reviews

Buying A Second Hand Car

(+) Bargains to be had, large choice (-) Can be risky, it's a minefield (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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18 reviews

Motorway - Breaking Down

(+) Inexpensive help from 44p a week (-) Being stranded (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Accident Advice

(+) Don't be a Rager ! (-) Road Rage can Kill (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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11 reviews

Tracker Network - Tracker

(+) You get you car back undamaged and thief arrested (-) None that I can think of (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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2 reviews

Buying A New Car

(+) Choice, worth it in the end, you can save lots of money (-) Time consuming, challanging (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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8 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Caravans

Caravans

(+) Quality time away to spend with the family and plenty to do and see (-) Can be expensive to first start up (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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6 reviews

Rising UK Insurance Premiums

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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19 reviews

manufacturers - car care products

(+) Quick, automatic, and good value (-) Could scratch your paintwork (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - HPI Vehicle check

HPI Vehicle check

(+) Can prevent you from buying a car that shouldn't be sold, saving you thousands! (-) Costly per check (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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13 reviews

Parking Fines and Clamping

(+) See text of opinion (-) See text of opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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12 reviews

Labour - Speeding by 1 MPH!!!

(+) None (-) Less time to deal with more serious matters! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Mobile Phones and Driving

(+) Lets you do business, by phone, while driving in what would usually be dead time. (-) More than your time will be dead if you let it distract you. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

Turtle Wax - Car Wax

(+) Makes your car shiny (-) Can be hard work, and you need to take your time. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

German & Swedish - Motor spares

(+) choice'low prices, good service (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Car Safety

Car Safety

(+) A great get you out of jail card (-) Can lull you into a false sense of security (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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8 reviews

UK Garage Repairs

(+) Save money (-) Lose money (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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42 reviews

Cheap Cars

(+) Easy to use (-) waiting times can be up to 4 months (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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2 reviews

Haynes Manuals - Build Your Own Sports Car for less than £250

(+) Great informative reading (-) None! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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2 reviews

UK Car Prices

(+) We don't have to worry about language... (-) ...but instead we have to worry about the deal we are getting in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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14 reviews

Speed Cameras

(+) Can reduce accidents and Improve Road Safety (-) There are fundamental problems with the manner in which they are used (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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71 reviews

Rules of the road

(+) There are NONE (-) Slow, unsafe and stressful (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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6 reviews

Go Ped

(+) see below (-) see below (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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1 Review

Motorway Speed Limits

(+) See opinion (-) See opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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62 reviews

Parcel Carriers

(+) own boss, (of sorts) (-) franchise as a whole has a poor reputation (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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3 reviews

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I am driving in my car...

Advantages: Many different ways to do it.
Disadvantages: It may cost you!

...review on selling cars, after having sold one or two of my own (and also on behalf of my dad in the past) so I would like to think that I have had a little experience of doing it! All of the things that I am now going to talk ...

dynamicnurse 13.11.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Selling Cars

Free car ad, but with a high cost

Advantages: didn't cost anything
Disadvantages: didn't sell the car, but attracted lots of spammer/scammers/phishers

I recently put an ad to get rid of my old banger on those "free car ad" sites. I tried AutoWeb and UKCarAds. The car was a N reg, was up for spares for £250, so I was expecting a reasonably fast response from potential buyers. Unfortunately, that was no ...

sdys15453 27.11.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Selling Cars

Pluck up some courage & save a lot of money

Advantages: Money saved, job satisfaction, can be shared with friends
Disadvantages: Cost to set up, a job for the summer days

...I recently read that since the current recession started there has been a significant increase in the number of people you have started to carry out their own DIY repairs on their vehicles to save money. At the same time the breakdown recovery companies ...

ScottishWestie 21.05.2009 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of DIY installations

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Learn to drive with the DSA.....

Advantages: Very clearly written, easy to understand, covers lots of topics
Disadvantages: None if used in conjuction with actually driving.

...About me buying this book..... I bought the DSA's Official Guide to Driving as I'm currently learning to drive. However, the book does state that it's suitable for experienced motorists and instructors too. I got bought it from WHSmith and paid £12.99 ...

lindsayjayne 18.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

Value for money

The Driving Bible!

Advantages: excellent value for money, plain English, packed with useful advice/info
Disadvantages: can't completely prepare you for real road situations, obviously

My first driving instructor recommended I buy this book, as did numerous other drivers, both learner and experienced motorists. When I first had a browse through it, I thought "But this is all common sense simple - why would I need this book?" I decided, ...

pragmatik 29.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

Value for money