A bit of help deciding to go with Admiral or not....
My wife was with Admiral when a third party hit and run writing off her parked car (Bank Holiday Sunday evening, wonder if he was drunk?). Details passed to them on the Monday along with Police incident number and grainy cctv footage and...
I chose to be slightly different and went with a 1.8 CD. It had slightly softer suspension and more toys but it was still as quick as the GTE. Got pulled on my way home from work way back when for cocking the rear inside off the ground going round a roundabout a bit sharpish.
Personally, I would buy a proper manual and let her learn to drive one of those (the hard way :wink new:). Will give you more choice of vehicle in the future. Yes, I realise most, if not all, will be flappy paddle or cvt before long but there are still a fair few that are manual.
Never accept their first offer, they will always try and lowball you. Get some adverts for similar spec/mileage/condition from Autotrader and forward them to your insurance company and see what they come back with.
I would go so far as to say that running a square setup would be better for the 4wd system as (assuming you are using the same 4 tyres) there will be no difference between rolling radius front to rear whereas staggered has a very minimal difference. Would give you a wider choice of tyre as well.
Mine rattles on cold start until you switch drive mode, not sure if that is coincidental with the cat warmup cycle or not.
I'm used to strange mechanical noises at cold start having come from a slapper of a scooby :tearsofjoy:
When I was a Scooby owner and had it mapped, I ran a 10w60 purely to protect the turbo bearings (and cylinder 3) from the very high temps they see (and it was a sloppy flat four so no need for the lower viscosity when cold :tearsofjoy:) It's all down to personal preference within reason, if it...
It's a little more than that for the first year, closer to £1300, one of the reasons I went for a pre-reg'd car albeit with only 10 miles on it...and, sorry, I haven't a clue if they received a pro-rated refund.