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Nurburgring Trip

MattW86 Feb 9, 2011

  1. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Aye some fantastic roads in the highlands,
     
  2. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    s3dave you coming?
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Cant mate, work commitments would love it though.....
     
  4. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    As Westle said, weekends are expensive.

    If you're on a budget, this is how it breaks down. This is about as cheap as you can possibly do it:

    Ferry £70

    Fuel £100 each way, so £200 (assuming a few hours to Dover from whereever you live)

    twin room £75 per night, so £150.

    Those are your shared costs, £420 total for travel and accomodation, shared between two people £210 each.

    Then you've got food, assume maybe £30 per night for a meal and beers, that's £60, plus maybe £20 for two lunches, that's £80. you're now at£290 each, for a driver and passenger.

    Then, as a driver, you'll need laps:
    8 lap ticket £140, 3 laps saturday afternoon and 5 Sunday would be more than enough on a first trip.

    That'd put the total cost in at £430 for a driver, and £290 for his passenger.

    I think it's fairly safe to assume that between 2 of you in a car the total cost will be around £700. I went out there for a week in september and spent less than £500, and did about 16 laps as other people paid as they wanted the ride. Yet I went out last easter, and had a pretty hateful car failure, and it ended up costing me well over £700 for a 3 day weekend trip!

    It's bloody worthwhile though!
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    How do you go on insurance wise prawn?
     
  6. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Insurance has always been a no go for me Dave. The companies that do it charge a fortune and the excess alone can be thousands for a claim.
     
  7. ChrisFurlong

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    The costs don't seem that bad, but it would only be me on my ownsome in the car.

    I'll have to see if the cars ready by then, and if I have the money. I'll keep a watchful eye on this thread...
     
  8. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    I think between 300 - 400 each is realistic. I was pretty impressed with the cost:fun ratio I got from when I want. Definitely worth getting a passenger on board to cut costs.
     
  9. s3dave

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    I thought that would be the case, so if you, god forbid, wright a 911 etc off on the track you are f~cked......or is it you pay for yours i pay for mine gentlemans agreement? i know damaging the armco/oil spills are well expensive...:huh:
     
  10. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Luckily (touches wood......) on all the trips I've been on, the only accidents have involved grazing the Armco. Slight bumper damage and no charges, phew.

    I would hazard a guess that most of those at the ring with their own cars doing "tourist laps" are uninsured. Not being insured also ensures that you drive round in a sensible manor knowing that you don't want to smash anything.

    Every year when I go I always looks at various insurance but it's a stupid price.
     
  11. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    technically, as it's an unrestricted public toll road, your european insurance cover legally HAS to cover you 3rd party whilst on the ring.

    However, whilst they will pay out in the event of a 3rd party claim, they will almost certainly chase you for the money back in England afterwards.

    Check your policy wording very carefully!
     

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