24's not young these days
I'm 25 and currently own a 2.0TS, my first car (believe it or not) was a porsche 968 Tiptronic, if i remember correctly, the insurance was around £7000 for the year but luckily had parents who ran a huge car business so i used the trade policy which was only £300!!!! However that was back when i was 18, luckily never stuffed the car into anything, just got bored of the tiptronic tapping, Auto's just aren't that good for tight corners!
I then progressed onto slower cars, had a scooby for 6 months before i ran soo much boost through the head that it spat out the sides and shafted the top end totally beyond repair, taught me a great lesson that did!
Parents got me to slowly start buying classic car's instead so i saved up the funds and bought a Karman Ghia as a project, lovely, beautiful car to drive however it was too pretty for a weekly commute, i managed to sell it and made £13k even though it only owed me £4k, I then bought a TL1000RW motorbike and decided to take on the world at 180mph, didn't last long before i hit a long corner that became a tight chicane, went up the verge but corrected it and pulled onwards without a single scratch at 160mph on mud & grass, This was the day i decided to turn my life around, Sold the bike the next day on eBay, used the money straight on a 98 GTV that i currently own, never turnt back mate, speed is great but when you've had a near miss, it puts into perspective what life's really about...... Comfort, women, Italian leather and pastry!
Although most sellers are honest and aswell as buyers, i had a horrible episode with my bike that i sold just before the GTV, luckily i stood my ground knowing i race tuned the bike, rebuilt it and spent around £6k in mods, a young muppet aged 22 bought the bike, currently had his license revoked for wreckless riding around a high street and 9 points on his pink card, he handed the money, everything was fine......
2 days later, i get an abusive txt from him saying that the bike is knackered and that he wanted his money back, this turnt into him harrassing me for 3 weeks asking me to pay him back, i didn't have any of it, that bike was a show piece! He ended up taking it to a ''credible'' bike specialist, who said it needed a complete electronics rebuild, they said £1500, i knew this was a laugh because a loom was £30 and a new ECU would have been £60 with roughly 8 hours work by any bloke with a torch and screwdriver.
Luckily i had been registered on the TLzone forums for a while and one day this stupid buyer registered, he posted a thread slagging me off not knowing i was a member, lets just say all the friends of mine were on there to ground him! After a few days of them giving him ideas of what he may have done, He found the problem, When the stupid mug decided to put Neons on the bike, He disconnected the battery and didn't reconnect the Powercommander unit back to the earth strap on the battery, This stupid error could have left me with a huge bill for a job that still wouldnt have rectified the problem,
Lesson learnt, Don't sell performance vehicles to kids who blag about experience, If i met one who's had a near miss with a poppy field at 180mph, then i'll gladly shake the little sod's hand