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05jamhad Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Ok so here goes

I currently have a VW Polo 57 plate

I have the chance to get a Porsche 924 C reg

So my question is should i? it seems like a sort of downgrade but not at the same time.

Which is better considering im 18?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
likely
#2
that means?
#3
05jamhad
that means?


im being sarcastic, i dont believe you:-D

and my preference if your truthful? the porsche anyday the 924 being one of my favourites

What colour is it? any pics? is it the turbo? have you checked insurance!
#4
ok anyone want to give a helpful answer?
#5
yeah for my VW i can get about 7500

and the porsche is just the standard and overall including insurance considering i have 1 year no claims will come to about 6500

so ill be a grand up fully insured for a year and have a porsche!

its red by the way
#6
OP you can't even spell Porsche so stay away. You'll get killed on the insurance and servicing anyway.

You "have the chance to get a Porche 924 C reg ". You'll have the chance to buy one every year for the rest of your life, stick to your Polo for another couple of years. Buying the 924 will only end in tears and you won't attract many girls in a rusty unreliable baby Porsche.
#7
Good Points:

its called a porsche
faster
will hold value longer than the polo

Bad Points:

Expensive maintenance
Petrol cost may rise
#8
fair enough good advise. they not too reliable then? surprisingly insurance will only set me back 2K
banned#9
not a real porsche
#10
u can also get a bentley for £4000 so dont be fooled thinking your getting a Porsche. stick with your polo in my opinion or upgrade to a golf.
#11
05jamhad

so ill be a grand up fully insured for a year and have a porche!


And what about the year after? You will need to insure it then and it's not going to come down to as little as your Polo insurance is - Plus, much bigger risk of Porsche needing a lot more spending on it than the polo - have you checked the cost of servicing? You may find that that grand you though you had saved has quickly gone and at the end of 1 yr you cant afford to keep the car.

My advice, stick to the Polo, you will have the opportunity to buy a Porsche later in life, but there is no need to now.
#12
cribert
likely


likely +1

+VAT

+village idiot tax

HEARD IT! :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
#13
I also say stick to the Polo. Porsche may well sound good, but the car isn't particularly http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2008/11/88Porsche924-Frt_LH.jpg Italian cars from that era aren't renowned for their reliability, and maintenance will be very costly
#14
05jamhad
fair enough good advise. they not too reliable then? surprisingly insurance will only set me back 2K


You do realise C reg is 1985. That's 24 years old . . . :?
#15
fair point guys. what sounds too good to be true, is i suppose.

ill stick with my polo for now
#16
05jamhad
fair point guys. what sounds too good to be true, is i suppose.

ill stick with my polo for now


Look at the Top Gear Cheap Supercar challenges to see what happens when you go down that route :thumbsup:
#17
I think we've all romanticised about owning great cars that we really can't afford, and that's what this amounts to really.

Spending 2k on insurance - provided you can even get cover at the tender age of 18, is madness.
#18
get a bmw instead :p i got 1 its really fast.
#19
Stick with your Polo if the porche goes wrong it will cost you a packet its just to old :thumbsup:
#20
peodude
I also say stick to the Polo. Porsche may well sound good, but the car isn't particularly http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2008/11/88Porsche924-Frt_LH.jpg Italian cars from that era aren't renowned for their reliability, and maintenance will be very costly


italian?


tallpete33
You do realise C reg is 1985. That's 24 years old . . . :?


85/86 to be pedantic

the 924 was not a great car and will cost an arm and a leg for spares etc, btw in road tests it was slower off the mark than the golf gti of the day and not a patch on its big brother the 944 which is/was a great car.
#21
maddogb
italian?


You are correct, i am an idiot, well spotted :-D

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