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First Car Suggestions :)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by blairw, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. blairw

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,424

    Location: Scotland, UK

    Hi, I posted a thread a while ago concerning this very topic. I am currently a good 13 lessons into my driving, enjoying it alot and have been told to start looking to practice for a test in the next month or 2.

    For this practice and experience I will be driving my mum's Clip Sport, insurance on that being put on, on sunday.

    Obviously I am happy with this and i don't want to go shelling out for a car if i can use this until i pass, and a few months after.

    However i realise that sharing with my mum will have its shortcomings, and thus i need to see about getting my own car, in the next month or after passing my test.

    I have a budget in mind for this, top end being £3,000. A combination of tax rebates, saving and wage along with money from my parents that they have ready.

    What i am looking for is a good starting car for myself to last a good few years, hopefully being good for uni as I will be staying at home most likly :)

    So with the budget in mind what are your suggestions for a first car?

    Thanks
     
  2. L0rdMike

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    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

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    Location: Southampton

    For my first car I had a 1.25 Fiesta Ghia. The engine aint to bad for what it is and it has all the Ghia luxurys. Maybe worth a look at?
     
  3. Kappa

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    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

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    Location: Essex

    if you're happy with how the clio drives im sure you can get a nice 51/02 model for your budget.

    I would recommend a 1.25 fiesta though

    edit - look for leccy windows etc etc
     
  4. saitrix

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    Location: Loughborough

    How about a nice 306?
     
  5. blairw

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

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    Location: Scotland, UK

    I am desperate to get a shot of my mums clio, i think its a very nice car and will keep them in mind when making my choice :) 306? what am i looking for down this route?
     
  6. Pho

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    Location: Derbyshire



    1.9 TD with Screw Mod ;)

    /hides
     
  7. Andr3w

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    Location: England

    you could get a nice mondeo for that
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Does such a thing still exist?
     
  9. saitrix

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    If you are going to be doing milage there is the 1.9TD. If not you got the 1.6 petrol to go for. You will get around a 2000 car in your budget. Can get a good spec so will have mod cons you want.

    Also you can just get the Focus.

    Edit, Changed the 2000/2001 to 2000 only ask Fox is having a paddy over msn. :p
     
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  10. L0rdMike

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    When you say just get, do you mean a dodgy knackered one thats lower than normal in price?
     
  11. saitrix

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    Nope, as in the first Focii ever made. The 1999 ones, with like 50-70k milage.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    So what happened to all the 1998 Focii then?
     
  13. olv

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    black hole...
     
  14. saitrix

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    They all disappeared. :p Nah I'm also including them, just did the 1999 ones as example. But yes the 1998 ones too can be get for sure for £3k.
     
  15. L0rdMike

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    No they got to 100k and blew up into dust.
     
  16. fonzee

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    Location: Cornwall

    indeed... a nice 1.25 fiesta ghia can be had for 1-2k. rest for insurance. cant go wrong. :D
     
  17. zetec452

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    You could probably get a nice Fiesta Zetec S for 3k. :).

    Failing that a Fiesta 1.25 would be a very nice starter car.