I have owned a GTV TB V6 for a year now that has not been driven by myself as I only have a provisional license! I lost my license 3years ago for speeding
, I know I was stupid at that time (I had a mk2 golf gti 8v, lowered, chipped etc). I got 6 points, fined 600 pounds and my license was revoked under new drivers act. I had only accelerated for about 5seconds and that was it license gone, was caught by a mobile laser gun patrol on a road I drove everyday for 2 years.
To add insult to injury my car (the gti) was taken by the council because a friendly neighbour reported my car as abandoned while I was out of the country and unable to claim it back!!
Well 3 years later (now live in another country in eu as england seemed like it wanted to ruin me) I decided to take my tests again written and practical in the UK. I had my practical 2weeks ago. Everything was going fine until i had to do a reverse park off of a busy road.
The examiner failed me because :
Whilst I was reversing a person came from a house and got into a parked car which was on the other side of the road parallel to me. There was enough space for two cars to pass between and I was'nt even in their way at all. The person just got in their car and drove off and that was it I failed because of this....serious observation fault according to the tester!
I was in tears
when he told me that i had failed. That was when i realized driving/cars was so important to me. I miss the freedom of being able to drive + the convenience, the joys the grins.
So peeps please don't get caught.... cos it will be hard for you to get your license again.
Driving the DVLA way really sucks after you have been driving already, this is what makes it hard to pass the test cos all those old habits are minor faults waiting to happen, you only need to get 3 minor faults in the same section and you fail!
Well I certainly have learnt my lesson the hard way.
Maybe one day i'll get to drive my GTV.
Thankgod for this forum it always cheers me up...thanks guys