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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 9:32pm On Jun 10, 2018
DaveChapelle:


I tire oh.
You go fear tagging

More like you go fear lightweights
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 9:34pm On Jun 10, 2018
Ralphlauren:


I don’t want to keep dragging this car issue. To each their own. The amusing thing is that it’s even the least of my monthly outgoings. I pay much more on my mortgage and childcare than the “chicken change” that goes towards the car. I work too hard and I earn too well to be driving a tokunbo. cool

Again I stress on affordability. If one can afford it, there’s absolutely nothing wrong in driving a brand new car every three years.

May God bless us all. Amen.

You 100% right, lets not drag this car thing out but I think you are on the wrong thread.

Most people on this thread want to be more frugal with their money and need down to earth advice.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:34pm On Jun 10, 2018
DaveChapelle:


Sometimes I feel like showing myself,sell my car and buy something new, you know...parking assist, lane maintaining and all the papas in these new cars,but my dream car is probably the new E class with the double iPad speedometer

I am still thinking of my dream car...... I have a few on that list.....

Audi A7
Porsche Panamera
BMW M6
Mercedes S630

Dreams Dreams Dreams......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by press005: 9:34pm On Jun 10, 2018
Aphrodite007:


You see why I love you guys grin, I’ve learned too much from here. I honestly was thinking that was a cheap car grin. My co-workers say that I should buy a new car from the dealers. Maybe I’ll check gumtree. Damn I feel stupid grin

Pls buy for two....lol

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 9:46pm On Jun 10, 2018
marylandcakes:


You 100% right, lets not drag this car thing out but I think you are on the wrong thread.

Most people on this thread want to be more frugal with their money and need down to earth advice.


It is not your duty to tell me which thread to be on or not.

I have given down to earth advice to many on this thread and I do not know where you have suddenly jumped out from. If my posts gives you headache, please ignore. The car talk was never directed to you in the first place. Jeez!!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by imnotconfused: 9:52pm On Jun 10, 2018
I think everyone on here has contributed well from their own experiences,giving invaluable advice.

Every opinion should be welcomed,it's left for the reader to take the one they like and discard the rest.

The beauty of this thread is the varied economic strata represented and that is the reality of life,some are rich,some middle,some poor.

I'm always interested in reading especially from those more well off than me so i can double my hustle if possible & learn from them.

Many have invested well,many know about financial markets etc

My own is to be inspired as the only way for me and my family is up!


I will not rest shaa till combined income in my home is 20k or more after taxes grin grin grin grin grin grin..

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 9:52pm On Jun 10, 2018
Aphrodite007:


Wow poor guy! Lol. Thanks for this. I’ll keep it in mind

You’re welcome.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 9:58pm On Jun 10, 2018
Aphrodite007:


You see why I love you guys grin, I’ve learned too much from here. I honestly was thinking that was a cheap car grin. My co-workers say that I should buy a new car from the dealers. Maybe I’ll check gumtree. Damn I feel stupid grin

That’s it @ bolded.

Buying a new car is quite a popular choice for many (both migrants and non-migrants), so I am surprised someone is taking offence with my suggestion.

Honestly, if you can afford it go for brand new. Do your search. It is not as expensive as people tend to perceive. Some manufacturers offer 0% interest and even pay a contribution towards the deposit.

With a new car, you pay no road tax for the first year, no MOT payments for three years, some manufacturers even throw in free annual motor servicing.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 10:13pm On Jun 10, 2018
Lexusgs430:


It's a 4300 V8, are you happy to fuel? cool

Don't worry just dash me first u go see. Thanks for that cat d mention sha, I never paid much attention to it for my mind I was seeing cheap car grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 10:15pm On Jun 10, 2018
imnotconfused:
I think everyone on here has contributed well from their own experiences,giving invaluable advice.

Every opinion should be welcomed,it's left for the reader to take the one they like and discard the rest.

The beauty of this thread is the varied economic strata represented and that is the reality of life,some are rich,some middle,some poor.

I'm always interested in reading especially from those more well off than me so i can double my hustle if possible & learn from them.

Many have invested well,many know about financial markets etc

My own is to be inspired as the only way for me and my family is up!


I will not rest shaa till combined income in my home is 20k or more after taxes grin grin grin grin grin grin..


Better rest oo, grin grin we want ur good contribution
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by imnotconfused: 10:16pm On Jun 10, 2018
Fatima04,
How far?Did you finally move scot?

Mamatukwas how's it going?

@all
We are moving down south in a few months!! So scared and excited! I love this place but we have to go with the cheese.I hear things are more expensive especially in the KSS area but we will be fine..fingers crossed.

Still haven't bought the house because of this move.The houses i'm seeing around the area are from 5-6 huns for 4 bed grin grin grin grin I pity myself.

Have learnt from old mistakes,have very good credit history,using the credit card for payments and always pay back etc etc.

Since it's a new area we've never been to,we plan to rent first and then buy in 3-6 months.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by imnotconfused: 10:18pm On Jun 10, 2018
fatima04:


Better rest oo, grin grin we want ur good contribution

Shebi i ranted on the other thread sef...i nearly quit my job from stress. I will copy and paste it here.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 10:18pm On Jun 10, 2018
Ralphlauren:


That’s it @ bolded.

Buying a new car is quite a popular choice for many (both migrants and non-migrants), so I am surprised someone is taking offence with my suggestion.

Honestly, if you can afford it go for brand new. Do your search. It is not as expensive as people tend to perceive. Some manufacturers offer 0% interest and even pay a contribution towards the deposit.

With a new car, you pay no road tax for the first year, no MOT payments for three years, some manufacturers even throw in free annual motor servicing.

True another side of d conversation I never thought of.
Basically all depends on individual and stage of finances, don't worry me can still drive tokunbo even 2 owners car sef.

U r my role model sha
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 10:20pm On Jun 10, 2018
imnotconfused:
Fatima04,
How far?Did you finally move scot?

Mamatukwas how's it going?

@all
We are moving down south in a few months!! So scared and excited! I love this place but we have to go with the cheese.I hear things are more expensive especially in the KSS area but we will be fine..fingers crossed.

Still haven't bought the house because of this move.The houses i'm seeing around the area are from 5-6 huns for 4 bed grin grin grin grin I pity myself.

Have learnt from old mistakes,have very good credit history,using the credit card for payments and always pay back etc etc.

Since it's a new area we've never been to,we plan to rent first and then buy in 3-6 months.







Did not move to Scotland oo, settled for the midlands and its been good so far.

Moving is another thing I dread in this country o. All the update and all.

Take it easy on ursef oo, why the change dough. U sounded very settled kids and all up north
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 10:23pm On Jun 10, 2018
Ralphlauren:


That’s it @ bolded.

Buying a new car is quite a popular choice for many (both migrants and non-migrants), so I am surprised someone is taking offence with my suggestion.

Honestly, if you can afford it go for brand new. Do your search. It is not as expensive as people tend to perceive. Some manufacturers offer 0% interest and even pay a contribution towards the deposit.

With a new car, you pay no road tax for the first year, no MOT payments for three years, some manufacturers even throw in free annual motor servicing.

Don't be angry bro...our mileage varies. It will be foolish to compare brand new car to fairly used. If I am a permie I will be driving a brand new SQ7 but I hate the fact I have to budget for financing a car during bench time...this is why I prefer to get a fairly used car. Mind you some fairly used cars are more expensive and durable than brand news, its all relative.

But to advise you guys who want to buy a very cheap car, if you have been stranded on a b-road on a cold night where AA takes 5 hrs to reach, you will think twice, most especially with kids.

You only live once...enjoy life!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by imnotconfused: 10:30pm On Jun 10, 2018
fatima04:

Did not move to Scotland oo, settled for the midlands and its been good so far.

Moving is another thing I dread in this country o. All the update and all.

Take it easy on ursef oo, why the change dough. U sounded very settled kids and all up north

My job o!!! DH too earning way way better,even if the cost of living is higher down south there will still be extra left.

The clampdown here with ir35 no be here so we have to follow the £££

I'm trying to take it easy,infact i ranted on the other thread,lol. If the demands of the job are worse than my current one,i will go part time.It's not even like what i'm paid is sweet enough cheesy

I'm glad you are finding your new abode nice..i'm dreading the move& the disruption but i'm excited..After this one the next one will be to my own home by the end of the year God willing.I don taya cry
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 10:48pm On Jun 10, 2018
fatima04:


Now u are in my neighbourhood oo, was thinking na me dey do stingykoko oo grin cheesy For a start we are planning to get something one off price within dt range and use that opportunity to get used to the road and also save up for other things

Sis I doubt if you go find auto wey make brain in this range oh... but never say never. Manual yes, but auto I no sure.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by logophilia: 10:50pm On Jun 10, 2018
Hi guys,

Anyone here in Oxford /OBU ?

Or if u have stayed or visited, what was your experience ?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 10:57pm On Jun 10, 2018
imnotconfused:
Fatima04,
How far?Did you finally move scot?

Mamatukwas how's it going?

@all
We are moving down south in a few months!! So scared and excited! I love this place but we have to go with the cheese.I hear things are more expensive especially in the KSS area but we will be fine..fingers crossed.

Still haven't bought the house because of this move.The houses i'm seeing around the area are from 5-6 huns for 4 bed grin grin grin grin I pity myself.

Have learnt from old mistakes,have very good credit history,using the credit card for payments and always pay back etc etc.

Since it's a new area we've never been to,we plan to rent first and then buy in 3-6 months.


So far so good oh... I like the peace and quiet especially for my kids but I wish there were more black people in this zone... To think I order yam and plantain from london sad

Current goal is to conquer this car matter then move on to other things. Pls which one is KSS area? The south etc? I know google might be able to tell me but pls enlighten me what people mean when they say all these North, south etc... I only know England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland smiley
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 11:00pm On Jun 10, 2018
Ehen meanwhile between us... I have an international drivers license being sent to me this week.. seeing as I already have a provisional U.K. License will it affect my record if I'm caught driving with the Intl one? Or since I'm legally allowed to use it no shaking? I don't want to do anything that will affect my records but oga feels it's no biggie. He plans to drive with his Intl one for 1 year.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by salford1: 11:05pm On Jun 10, 2018
I enjoyed the discussion about vehicle purchase on here. Nice one guys.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:12pm On Jun 10, 2018
Mamatukwas:
Ehen meanwhile between us... I have an international drivers license being sent to me this week.. seeing as I already have a provisional U.K. License will it affect my record if I'm caught driving with the Intl one? Or since I'm legally allowed to use it no shaking? I don't want to do anything that will affect my records but oga feels it's no biggie. He plans to drive with his Intl one for 1 year.

Your date stamped arrival on your passport, must be under one year and you must also inform your insurance company....

Assuming you get stopped and required to produce, you would be required to submit your passport and intl DL together......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:16pm On Jun 10, 2018
fatima04:


Don't worry just dash me first u go see. Thanks for that cat d mention sha, I never paid much attention to it for my mind I was seeing cheap car grin

Some crafty dealers and private sellers would not tell you about the insurance history, till you attempt to make an insurance claim and your insurance company refuses to payout......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 11:40pm On Jun 10, 2018
imnotconfused:
Fatima04,
How far?Did you finally move scot?

Mamatukwas how's it going?

@all
We are moving down south in a few months!! So scared and excited! I love this place but we have to go with the cheese.I hear things are more expensive especially in the KSS area but we will be fine..fingers crossed.

Still haven't bought the house because of this move.The houses i'm seeing around the area are from 5-6 huns for 4 bed grin grin grin grin I pity myself.

Have learnt from old mistakes,have very good credit history,using the credit card for payments and always pay back etc etc.

Since it's a new area we've never been to,we plan to rent first and then buy in 3-6 months.







how do you get by longterm leases? 12 months
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 11:49pm On Jun 10, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Your date stamped arrival on your passport, must be under one year and you must also inform your insurance company....

Assuming you get stopped and required to produce, you would be required to submit your passport and intl DL together......

So is this a YES I can drive with the Intl license within 1 year of arrival or nah?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:18am On Jun 11, 2018
Mamatukwas:


So is this a YES I can drive with the Intl license within 1 year of arrival or nah?

Yes, and you must inform your insurance company.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 12:44am On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Yes, and you must inform your insurance company.....

Cool! Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 5:18am On Jun 11, 2018
You guys are awesome. The OT from this thread alone is enough to guide a rookie to mastery level.

From my deductions so far, getting a mortgage is always the sure fire. It never goes out of style. Albeit, getting a car also is important. As long as you can afford to maintain it, then you should be in the clear.

If you have the bar , by all means, get you a car your spirit will be happy driving but I don't think people actually get bothered with what kinda car you're driving here (I may be wrong).

Was it not one day in London that I saw an Aventerdor parked behind a golf GTi. Imagine such insult.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 6:53am On Jun 11, 2018
Anyone here on the electoral register?

If yes, how were you able to get on it without being UK or EU citizen?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 7:20am On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:
You guys are awesome. The OT from this thread alone is enough to guide a rookie to mastery level.

From my deductions so far, getting a mortgage is always the sure fire. It never goes out of style. Albeit, getting a car also is important. As long as you can afford to maintain it, then you should be in the clear.

If you have the bar , by all means, get you a car your spirit will be happy driving but I don't think people actually get bothered with what kinda car you're driving here (I may be wrong).

Was it not one day in London that I saw an Aventerdor parked behind a golf GTi. Imagine such insult.






Indeed the only person that cares about what you drive, is YOU & YOUR pocket.........

You could be driving a 2018 vehicle, while your Boss is driving a 2008 vehicle (he that wears the shoes......)

A banger or tear rubber, you are not meant to exceed 70MPH on the motorway and as low as 20MPH in certain places (average speed camera would clock you + fine + points imposed)......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 8:30am On Jun 11, 2018
Killingmesoftly:

Thanks for your response dear. I appreciate. I will try to focus on my kids. Ps I want to know if I can do some online nursing programs. I will like to know if online program here in the UK also check visa status if one want to register for it, atleast I can be doing some short courses relating to nursing, or health care. I want to be in the health care services, I love taking care of people.

@Fatima dear I am still waiting for your response or response from the house concering the online program. Ps brothers and sisters d'nt feel I am disturbing u guys with my issue. I am seriously making plans for my self and I am trusting in God that I will excel in this UK. There is nothing impossible with God. I need u all, u guys are the only friends I av now. I appreciate u all.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 9:14am On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:
Anyone here on the electoral register?

If yes, how were you able to get on it without being UK or EU citizen?

Good morning. It's very easy... Go here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , register your details and they will get back to you sometimes in 2 weeks with a response. Shikenan! It's very easy. Cheers.

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