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Vauxhall Astra & Insurance For A New 17 Year Old Male Driver

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
I passed my test on Friday and am looking for a Vauxhall Astra, 1.4L, no modifications or sports versions. And cheap insurance to go with it preferably 2 grand or less insurance, and my budget for the car is round about 3 grand.

Is this even possible?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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confused.com

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try those , anything is possible
#2
Jesus 5 grand on your first car and it's not even that great?

Just get a banger hatchback on 10 month accelerated insurance and be careful with it, get a years no claims after 10 months then think about something better. It's too easy to want a better car when you first pass, I did the same, but eventually got a 1.0 corsa, £1100 insurance, and don't regret it at all.

Think about it mate, but if you've got your heart set on the astra go for it, just seems like an unnecessary outlay.
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JonnyLarge
Jesus 5 grand on your first car and it's not even that great?

Just get a banger hatchback on 10 month accelerated insurance and be careful with it, get a years no claims after 10 months then think about something better. It's too easy to want a better car when you first pass, I did the same, but eventually got a 1.0 corsa, £1100 insurance, and don't regret it at all.

Think about it mate, but if you've got your heart set on the astra go for it, just seems like an unnecessary outlay.


Hmmmm...well as long as it has 5 doors, isnt embarassing, I guess it's fine.I'm thinking of bidding on this VW polo tomorrow at auction VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 TDI 80 SPORT 5 Doors, Hatchback, Diesel, Manual Transmission, Blue, Margin

Registration date07/04/2006
Mileage47433 Not Warranted
Colour- Blue
I like the astra cos it seems quite nice and spacious inside, but the polo should be alright as well.
Any thoughts? Never sat in a polo or seen one up close, but it looks fine.

The budget is about 3 grand for the car cos' insurance quotes are coming in ranging from 2.5 grand to 18 grand online.
http://www.bcaimage.com/GetDoc.aspx?default=4&DocType=VehicleImage&docId=15260010&width=500http://www.bcaimage.com/GetDoc.aspx?default=4&DocType=VehicleImage&docId=15260009&width=500





Edited By: Kazaam on Jan 20, 2011 10:52: ad
#4
Jonny speaks some sense there. You're likely to have a scrape somewhere, so i would buy a cheap first one, and save for your second one.

For insurance, try Admiral. Add your mum as an additional driver, and another woman with 15+ years experience. That should drop it slightly. 10months accelerator too..
#5
^Joe
Jonny speaks some sense there. You're likely to have a scrape somewhere, so i would buy a cheap first one, and save for your second one.

For insurance, try Admiral. Add your mum as an additional driver, and another woman with 15+ years experience. That should drop it slightly. 10months accelerator too..
my mum is going to be driving it more than me instead of using our big 5 series bm (well when im not using it), and ill be using it 2-3 times a week, so it works out better that way cos we arent fronting either.



Edited By: Kazaam on Jan 20, 2011 11:07
#6
Seriously I wanted mk2 Golf or a Focus or something typically cooler, but went with this crummy 1.0 '98 corsa. Was a little bit embaressed of it....until I crashed it (you'll think it wont happen to you but there's a good chance it will being a new driver, and probably driving it faster than you should, like I did). Then after the sinking feeling of losing my no claims AND denting my beloved shiny dark blue bodywork had stopped, I imagined what it would have been like if I'd dented a car I really liked.

All i can say is I'm so glad I got a banger as my first car, not only for those reasons but when the few minor things have gone wrong with it, I've got my hands dirty and fixed them myself as it's a lot more do-able on an older car.

Just my two pence, I did only have £750 to spend on my car so it did dictate what I bought, but I think even with your budget I still would have got a banger, tried for the no claims, and put the rest towards my next car (remember that paying off your insurance in one lump sum saves quite a bit as well which is an option for you, I was quoted £900 originally, which went up to £1100 when I said I'd be paying monthly).
#7
JonnyLarge
Seriously I wanted mk2 Golf or a Focus or something typically cooler, but went with this crummy 1.0 '98 corsa. Was a little bit embaressed of it....until I crashed it (you'll think it wont happen to you but there's a good chance it will being a new driver, and probably driving it faster than you should, like I did). Then after the sinking feeling of losing my no claims AND denting my beloved shiny dark blue bodywork had stopped, I imagined what it would have been like if I'd dented a car I really liked.

All i can say is I'm so glad I got a banger as my first car, not only for those reasons but when the few minor things have gone wrong with it, I've got my hands dirty and fixed them myself as it's a lot more do-able on an older car.

Just my two pence, I did only have £750 to spend on my car so it did dictate what I bought, but I think even with your budget I still would have got a banger, tried for the no claims, and put the rest towards my next car (remember that paying off your insurance in one lump sum saves quite a bit as well which is an option for you, I was quoted £900 originally, which went up to £1100 when I said I'd be paying monthly).


I see what you mean. Man, you have really got me scared now :(

My parents are paying it all, and the idea behind not getting a banger is that it will be used to help my mum out because she has severe arthritis so I will be able to pick the kids up, and just drive instead of her. Secondly, the reason we have decided not to go for a banger is that well, well it's in the name, lol. Furthermore, my mum will be driving it as much as me because this car will obv me more financially economical than our other car- BM 5 series 2L.

Thanks for the warning though! If you don't mind me asking, what exactly happened?

Although, if I say so myself, I do not drive too fast, I always stay at the speed limit and will until I am much more experienced. I know at the end of the day even staying under the speed limit won't decrease your chances loads of crashing, but experience takes time obviously.

I was at an auction the other day and was trying to persuade my dad to just go for a 1L 2006 Corsa, I think it was 2006 or 2004 anyway, and well, it didn't go down well. lol

Also, I'll probably have people in the back most of the time I am driving so it'd be really squished and a nuisance in a banger to get in and out.

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