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Hi all. Not been on the site for a while. I see it’s been revamped.
So, goodbye Note. Had a prang on Thursday 6th. Turned left from side road onto dual carriageway. Near side, cars approaching at about 200-300 yards away. Yes, I can get round, give it a bit of gas and nothing will have to slow down behind me. Turn in left, just about straight and BANG! Some bloody transit van decided to change lanes, maybe looked in the mirror too long or just didn’t pay attention. Course, he said he was signaling left. Done my side small wing in front of driver door, front bumper completely ripped off and smashed the plastic/glass headlight. Cop van just up the road and took each of our details to swap. Off of the road into a side road and a four hour wait for the insurance approved recovery van. Had dashcam footage but just showed me turning then getting walloped. Insurance legal said he fully understands how I feel other driver is to blame but,,, they can’t prove that. Means I and my insurers are liable. (I can almost see him now hobbling down to A&E with a 6 hour wait but, worth it as when it’s sorted, him and the Mrs will get that skiing holiday they’ve been pinning for, for years. I await this Monday when they write it off.
So, hello Note. Garage near me has a nice 2013 Note N-Tec 60,000 miles (mine was a 2011 with 55k on the clock) and he’ll let me have it for 4,200.
It’s got the leather trim though and is it worth rubbing in some Nevia cream or anything to delay the dreaded cracking? It looks okay at present and is in pretty good condition. Yep,, I like the older1400cc petrol, manual Notes.
Apart from all that... Hi everyone
 

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Something to be said for rear facing camera's, as well as dash items. (y)

Is it real leather, or some fake stuff.? It usually is.

Either way, at least you're ok to tell the tale.:)

Welcome back ex Note owner, and New Note owner. :LOL:

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Something to be said for rear facing camera's, as well as dash items. (y)

Is it real leather, or some fake stuff.? It usually is.

Either way, at least you're ok to tell the tale.:)

Welcome back ex Note owner, and New Note owner. :LOL:

//Thanks Boysie. Yes, could have been worse. Both me and the Mrs okay. And, with her as my usual fiercest driving critic,, even she had looked right and had thought it okay to turn out. Let’s face it,, most drivers on the road don’t look right when turning left do they when they’ve manoeuvred out. No! Attention is then on steering onto the lane they’ll be going down. Shame I’ve not got Chameleon eyes. Sure,, I’d get some funny looks when I was out in public but they’d help on today’s roads. Also, it could have been piddling down with rain on that day. She got packed off home (was only a couple of miles) in a mini cab. I doubt if even a side camera would have been enough as said insurance guy said that as I was turning into a major from a minor road and he was the established driver, it was down to me to see. Basically,, saying they can do what the hell they want.
The leather seems real but probably as thin as a cigarette paper if truth be told. I just remember the queries on here regarding it. Well, whatever,,, I’ll live with it. I’ll just be glad to have another Note, knowing it fits onto my concrete base in the back garden with a tight entrance/exit from it.
 

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Don't bother rubbing anything into the 'leather' - it is textured plastic except on the bolsters where it is a fabric-backed apology for leather (so thin that it WILL split no matter what you do).

Glad you got away unscathed though.
 

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The plastic 'leather' is the only bad thing on your replacement car then.
I'd prefer some nice cloth velour whenever possible.
But if the car ticks all the other boxes i guess it's right for you.
It's a pain when you have a nicely running low milage motor and some pillock runs into it.
Only yesterday, i was parked in Tescos waiting for the mrs, and a lady drove her car in next to me and belted my mirror back.
Luckily it folded back unscathed... i politely asked her to go and park somewhere else.
 

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Can you not ask the insurance company if you can swap out the seats from your old car and put the "leather" covered ones in the written off motor ?
Cheeky i know but you never get anything unless you ask.
 

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At least you'll have a car for spares, if you can keep the damaged Note.

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Nah, not keeping the damaged car. Wouldn’t know what to do with it all anyhow. Yep,, as expected, it did get written of. With what the insurance company are paying me out,, the difference is £1500. So, I’m figuring I got a 2013 Note for that price and that makes me feel a lot better. Picking it up tomorrow after noon. Will soon have a set of Note car mats.
 

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The only thing to be wary of when fitting aftermarket seat covers is that they must be 'airbag friendly' to allow the seat airbags to deploy should, God forbid, you have an accident.
 
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