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£5kish on a car - Insurance constraints!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by WantoN, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. WantoN

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    Hi chaps,
    I'm after a pokey 2-door that doesn't kill the insurance. Got a relatively flexible £5k budget.

    It needs:
    -To be fast and fun
    -Not look like fiesta
    -be 2-door
    -Not be horrendous on insurance (group 16 a nono)
    -Have a nice interior
    -Be relatively new / relatively low mileage

    That's about it!

    Cheers,
    Ant :cool:
     
  2. SoliD

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    MX5?
     
  3. mjt

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    Clio 182?
    although the interior won't be all that amazing :p

    do you want a 2 door coupe/convertible or a 3 door hatch?

    not sure if you can get new and low mileage for £5k..

    E36..
    http://pistonheads.com/sales/1243669.htm
     
    Last edited: 4 Oct 2009
  4. WantoN

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    From what I can gather, it's an excellent, fun to drive car. I just can't get on with the size, shape and general aesthetic of the car :(

    Ant :cool:
     
  5. Tute

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    I'm not a fan of either, but even I have to admit you're not going to get much better than a Clio 172/182 or an MX5 for the budget.
     
  6. [TW]Fox

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    We need some context.

    What do you consider fast? There are not many actually fast cars below group 16, but fast is relative.

    Do you actually mean 2 door ie a coupe or do you want a 3 door hatch?
     
  7. Tute

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    Focus ST170 is claimed IG15 but I know from experience they're hard to insure. Might be worth running some quotes?

    Civic Type-S is 160bhp but IG11? - this would mean 5 doors though.
     
  8. siumatfung

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  9. bledd

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    Integra DC2

    it's group 19, but the insurance is pretty good if you're 25+..

    mine is ~£500 a year
     
  10. Muffin`

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    I got £659 quote for a UKDM Teg, I currently pay £598 for a 50bhp 106. and im 21 with 2 years :p
     
  11. fonzee

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    659? that with sky?

    jeez thats good. your in a dodgy area too aintcha?
     
  12. Muffin`

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    I can't remember now - it wasn't Sky it was some small comapny through a broker and yeah its not exactly Kensington round here
     
  13. SoliD

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    stop talking insurance and get yourself a good car! :D
     
  14. I get around

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    Golf mk4, 1.8t + good remap.
    That'll be plenty pokey and easy on insurance.
     
  15. mjt

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    why waste your money messing about with a remap when you can get a seat leon with 180bhp out of the box?

    if the OP's after a hatch, then a Leon Cupra would be perfect. 5 doors over 3 doesn't have any drawbacks in a hatch, it's usually the other way round
     
  16. Tute

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    Cupra would be IG16+ no?

    Admittedly i'm always in favour of phoning rather than assuming it'd be too much to insure, but I don't believe a Cupra fits the criteria. :)
     
  17. I get around

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    You can get the golf 180bhp out the box? I meant to remap this engine.
    It's the same VAG engine, infact, it's pretty much the same car all round.
     
  18. mjt

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    yes it is essentially same car and the same engine, but you cannot get a golf IV with 180bhp
    the most powerful ones are either a 150bhp GTI (lol), or the v6 4 motion with 204

    having looked, the cupra is IG16, but as i don't live in the UK i didn't know.
    although apparently IG isn't *that* much of a factor?
    no harm in trying a quote anyway :)
     
  19. I get around

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  20. mjt

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    well fancy that.
    turns out it was a special Anniversary edition..

    either way, you'll be hard pressed to find one worth owning for £5k.
    the leon is much better value for money