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banned6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
wheres the best place to buy a first car?

anything i should look out for etc?

passed test today :)
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banned6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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not good with cars just wanted to say congrats :thumbsup:
#2
Congratulations well done
Personally i would buy my first car privately and through the local paper - take someone along who knows a thing or two about cars - HPI check it and meet at the persons home address
banned#3
whatsThePoint
what sort of budget usually decides where to buy


well i dunno tbh, got a couple k put away but dunnow if i shuld get a banger for 6-12 months or get one thats newish

i like the 307s
#4
i'd say buy something nice and cheap until you get a bit more experience. also make sure you check how much the insurance will be. try autotrader http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ and search the private sellers first, as you'll get more for your money.
#5
Well done.

Give us some help.
Your age and budget might help.
Insurance will be the killer.
banned#6
bigwheels
Well done.

Give us some help.
Your age and budget might help.
Insurance will be the killer.


22

got 2k put aside, was thinking of doin insurance monthly

can put dad and sister on it, months ago was quoted 1400 for a 4yo 307 1.4 and that was me as first driver. thought that was fair
banned#7
lfc_engravedonheart
not good with cars just wanted to say congrats :thumbsup:

thanks :)
Jez15
Congratulations well done
Personally i would buy my first car privately and through the local paper - take someone along who knows a thing or two about cars - HPI check it and meet at the persons home address


ive been on ebay gumtree and auto trader so far

will do that hpi thing thanks :thumbsup:
#8
Well @22.
I might look at a new car Ie fiat ford fiesta etc cos most of them offer 1 years free fully comp ins over 21.
So £7000.00 car bit of finance etc inc ins.
Sell 1 year old get back £5500.00/£5000.00 my be more if part ex again for same model with maybe 1 more years fully comp.
So only costs a bit more than a years insurance a service and mot.
Call around and see.
banned#9
bigwheels
Well @22.
I might look at a new car Ie fiat ford fiesta etc cos most of them offer 1 years free fully comp ins over 21.
So £7000.00 car bit of finance etc inc ins.
Sell 1 year old get back £5500.00/£5000.00 my be more if part ex again for same model with maybe 1 more years fully comp.
So only costs a bit more than a years insurance a service and mot.
Call around and see.


free insurance? even if im new?
banned#10
Unless I suddenly came into a LOT of money, would never buy a new car again. They just lose too much money.

If you opt for a new car, you'll be payng £200+ a month for the next 3 years and you won't even own the carafter that. The car will plummett in value as soon as you drive it off the forecourt and if it's a Peugeot, you can expect it to be worth less than 50% of what you paid for it in 3 years time!

It's just not worth it.


As others have said, I'd definately go for a decent used car. For £2,000 you'd easily get a a good quality Ford Focus, VW Golf. Something along those lines with a 1.6 engine (keeps the insurance down)
banned#11
DanJackson
Unless I suddenly came into a LOT of money, would never buy a new car again. They just lose too much money.

If you opt for a new car, you'll be payng £200+ a month for the next 3 years and you won't even own the carafter that. The car will plummett in value as soon as you drive it off the forecourt and if it's a Peugeot, you can expect it to be worth less than 50% of what you paid for it in 3 years time!

It's just not worth it.


As others have said, I'd definately go for a decent used car. For £2,000 you'd easily get a a good quality Ford Focus, VW Golf. Something along those lines with a 1.6 engine (keeps the insurance down)


i thought 1.4 was highest i culd go without the insurance rippin me to bits lol
#12
With second hand cars i would go with diesel.
40/50 to the gallon.
Easy to service
Oil and filter every 6k or 10k depends on car.Max cost £40.00 at national tyres.Less when booked on line.
Air filter 2 min change And fuel filter is easy to do your self.
With diesel cars they start first time or die.Most probs are battery glow plugs.
I have had 10 rover diesels and only one did not get to 250000 miles cos was hit from behind o well.
Last on had 335000 when cambelt snaped.
Disels car are also cheaper to insurance lower groupings plus do 2x the milage of petrol so a big saving over all.
#13
Dont bother getting something really nice, cos your gonna dent it to crap, scratch the alloys etc etc. Dont forget, your new, your going to have silly little accidents.
#14
whatsThePoint
I only used to get 20 out of my last diesel car :?


How was it a vw Touarag 5.0 V10 TDI DPF 313PS or 5.0 V10 TDI 350PS Auto

Cos other wise your diesel car was screwed up.
Big time.
I drove golf diesel 150 bhp version and spanked it over 200 miles was compamy car for the day and got 35 mpg while driving like an essex boy.They do great doughnuts.
Also drove A8 3.0 diesel which is a monster and got 30 ish.
#15
id just go for something cheap with a smallish engine, around 1.2 - then just get third part insurance.. wait until you've got at least a years no claims as a driver before getting anything better
#16
whatsThePoint
Look for a car that new drivers don't usually buy, insurance also goes by how often the car is involved in an accident so something like an Agila could work out a lot cheaper, at the cost of street cred
3rd party insurance usually works out not much cheaper than fully comp and dearer in some cases :?


it wont be dearer. you're covering only the other car.
shes asking as a new driver which i was 3 years ago - third party was a third of the price everywhere

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