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Little Advice Needed...

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

  1. Poolybit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    My first venture into Motors ^^

    Right, heres the deal, almost finished learning to drive, need a first car. The situation is :-

    Unemployed at the moment
    Going to be getting work soon

    Just need a car for 6 months until I get a few pay packages in. Baring in mind that I'm 17..I don't want anything that will rape my wallet with insurance more than can be expected.

    I will be doing pass plus though so that should take down the insurance a bit.

    So yea, just looking for a car that will bide me over for 6 months, don't care if its a banger and definately looking second hand.

    What cars are good runners and cheaper insurance for young 'ens? As for money ideally it would be <£1000 for the car...I know this will obviously depend how much they are second hand around here but yea...Also know a mechanic whose said he will look over the car before I buy so that will save me buying a dog.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Poolybit
     
  2. jackoh

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cardiff

    Citroen 2CV.
     
  3. James_N

    Sgarrista

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    You would be suprised how much these go for now! they have absolutley rocked in value.
     
  4. Poolybit

    Wise Guy

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    ^
     
  5. Dead Dog

    Mobster

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    Location: SantaPodshire : )

    :D
     
  6. Agent_Smith357

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Somerset

    Buy the cheapest pos with 6-12 months mot on ebay, you would be surprised at what you can get for 200 quid.
     
  7. jon.bda

    Mobster

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    Location: Shropshire-ville

    Fiat Panda, Yugo...even a Fiesta or the like will kick your wallets ass at 17...
    :)
     
  8. quackers

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool :-)

    how about a metro? Crap, but decent enough for a cheap first car
     
  9. jackoh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

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    Location: Cardiff

    fiat seicento sx could be a good shout, 899cc, fairly reliable despite the general slatings of fiats around here!

    insurance group 1, and a fairly modern feeling car for the price!

    Here!
     
  10. Chris1712

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Somerset

    Rover 200 old shape.

    Can get a tidy (relatively ;) ) 1994-1996 214 for 400-700 quid. Couple of owners on here that can blast you with information, and personally they would be on my shortlist for cars on a low budget.

    rover 200/sierras/chavaliers/volvo's
     
  11. jackoh

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    hgf
     
  12. James_N

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    :D

    an old volvo 3 series will do you well. a nice 340 :)
     
  13. jackoh

    Wise Guy

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    insurance will be an issue surely, group 1 cars are;

    * Chevrolet Matiz (05 on)
    * Citroën 2CV6 (81-90)
    * Citroën C1 (05 on)
    * Citroën C2 (03 on)
    * Fiat 126 Hatchback (87-92)
    * Fiat 126 Saloon (77-87)
    * Fiat Panda (04 on)
    * Fiat Panda (83-95)
    * Fiat Seicento (98-04)
    * Peugeot 107 (05 on)
    * SEAT Marbella (88-93)
    * Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00 on)
    * smart fortwo Coupé (04 on)
    * Toyota Aygo (05 on)
    * Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 on)
    * Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (00-03)
    * Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (03 on)
    * Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (93-00)
    * Volkswagen Fox (06 on)

    panda, seicento, corsa. are the only sub 1k's that will actually start every day.
     
  14. Poolybit

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    Cheers all for your replies so far, I'm taking it all on board :)
     
  15. jackoh

    Wise Guy

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    A corsa that fits the description..

    Click

    Something a bit different...

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    Last edited: 22 Jul 2006
  16. James_N

    Sgarrista

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    my 17 year old volvo starts every day :) Insurance shouldnt be too bad on a 340 but still. Insurance groups are not everything.
     
  17. jackoh

    Wise Guy

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    i was just pointing out the cars in insurance group 1 that could be obtained for less than a grand and be reliable enough to be used as a daily commuter..

    the lowest grouped 340 is the 1.4 which is IG 6, not awful but for a 17 year old in swindon we're talkin 1200-1400 quid!
     
  18. Scrutinize

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    The thing is, if your out of work, no matter what car you get the insurance is going to bend you over and get your picking up soaps like a nutter.

    £200 car £2,000 insurance.

    Do your pass plus as it will at least give you your first years NCB and start you off.
     
  19. Trickle

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Sheffield

    As a response to the replies further up the thread. Surely this is why you have to plan for 12 months and not 6.