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    First car??

    Ive been offered my dad's 54 plate mondeo, 2.0 litre diesel. but i dont know whether to get that or just a hatchback??

    Your views?

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    Hatchback





    You'll keep getting pulled over by Cheshire Constabulary cos they think you've stolen a reps car otherwise . . .

    I think you should look for a smaller car to start off, like a Peugeot 206 or similar

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ your dad's (or your) whip.

    whats the insurance like on that for your first car?

    Nice, but will be expensive to tax, insure and fuel. Not ideal first car.

    my dad used to have one of those, boring but did used to get 52mpg when driving grandad style and never needed anything done to it.

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    The JFK;4440703

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ your dad's (or your) whip.



    135 was it??

    http://img.alibaba.com/photo/50385760/Smart_Bug_Toy_Car.jpg

    .ROFL 2.0L?

    GOOD LUCK TRYING TO GET IT INSUREd

    The JFK;4440703

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ your dad's (or your) whip.



    Real car > your new corgi

    tallpete33;4440722

    Nice, but will be expensive to tax, insure and fuel. Not ideal first car.



    Not on these two it won't - the insurance will be bad unless he gets on there as a named driver on pop's insurance :whistling:

    a mondeo is far too big for a first car, and a 2 litre - will be dear on isurance, tax and to run - look for a smaller car with smaller engine

    skusey;4440700

    I think you should look for a smaller car to start off, like a Peugeot … I think you should look for a smaller car to start off, like a Peugeot 206 or similar


    Agreed.

    mbgringo;4440747

    Not on these two it won't - the insurance will be bad unless he gets on … Not on these two it won't - the insurance will be bad unless he gets on there as a named driver on pop's insurance :whistling:




    If his dad agrees...and how ill that affect the road tax ?? :whistling:

    Yes, it is a 2.0, but diesels are often cheaper to insure than their same size petrol equivalents.Get some quotes, and see what they come out at. My 1st car was a 1.4 Ford Escort, insured at £1300, a 1.2 Corsa would have cost £2600 to insure. Some things are just weird, the only way to find out is to go to [url]www.gocompare.com[/url]

    As for the size, people saying it's too big, it's all complete rubbish. A big car is no harder to drive than a small car. Parking is easy, and visibility will actually be better than on the smaller cars, that have tiny back windows and huge pillars.

    If it was me, i would certainly be looking into it, at costs and stuff. Tax may be a little higher, but only around £50 a year, which is nothing, in the grand scheme of things. MPG will be relatively similar, if not better, than a small petrol car.

    Everyone goes for the boring old Corsa, Clio etc. for their first car, be different, stand out a bit.

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    peodude;4440835

    Yes, it is a 2.0, but diesels are often cheaper to insure than their same … Yes, it is a 2.0, but diesels are often cheaper to insure than their same size petrol equivalents.Get some quotes, and see what they come out at. My 1st car was a 1.4 Ford Escort, insured at £1300, a 1.2 Corsa would have cost £2600 to insure. Some things are just weird, the only way to find out is to go to [url]www.gocompare.com[/url]As for the size, people saying it's too big, it's all complete rubbish. A big car is no harder to drive than a small car. Parking is easy, and visibility will actually be better than on the smaller cars, that have tiny back windows and huge pillars.If it was me, i would certainly be looking into it, at costs and stuff. Tax may be a little higher, but only around £50 a year, which is nothing, in the grand scheme of things. MPG will be relatively similar, if not better, than a small petrol car.Everyone goes for the boring old Corsa, Clio etc. for their first car, be different, stand out a bit.




    EXACTLY what i was thinking, repped

    peodude;4440835

    Yes, it is a 2.0, but diesels are often cheaper to insure than their same … Yes, it is a 2.0, but diesels are often cheaper to insure than their same size petrol equivalents.Get some quotes, and see what they come out at. My 1st car was a 1.4 Ford Escort, insured at £1300, a 1.2 Corsa would have cost £2600 to insure. Some things are just weird, the only way to find out is to go to [url]www.gocompare.com[/url]As for the size, people saying it's too big, it's all complete rubbish. A big car is no harder to drive than a small car. Parking is easy, and visibility will actually be better than on the smaller cars, that have tiny back windows and huge pillars.If it was me, i would certainly be looking into it, at costs and stuff. Tax may be a little higher, but only around £50 a year, which is nothing, in the grand scheme of things. MPG will be relatively similar, if not better, than a small petrol car.Everyone goes for the boring old Corsa, Clio etc. for their first car, be different, stand out a bit.



    Agreed, as it is a diesel it will be a lot cheaper then the petrol equivelant due to the lower horse power. Again, fuel will be a lot less as well. Also, tax shouldnt be too bad on this. However, go out, get some quotes and see what the insurance is like - insurance differs so much from person to person that it is difficult to give advice on it, you may be young but you may live in a low crime area, which will bring the insurance, and loads of different factors.
    TBH, as its your first car you will want something that is reliable and not gonna break down all the time, I doubt your mates will care what car it is, if they wanna lift they will love it...

    tallpete33;4440820

    If his dad agrees...and how ill that affect the road tax ?? :whistling:



    What? it won't emissions will. Diesels are generally lower CO2 than petrol equivalents and the 2.0 diesel Mondeo (115 bhp) is £145 per year . . . .

    Their around insurance group 10, Quite high but a couple of insurance groups lower than a lot of diesel estates.

    If you can afford it then why not?

    The JFK;4440703

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ your dad's (or your) whip.



    .....and here's yours :thumbsup:http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carl.taylor7/Car%20pics/bmw-3-series-cabrio.jpg keep livin the dream brah :-D

    lol...Its a nice car for a first one Deano but somebody is going to get stung on the insurance....

    My first car was an 'L' Reg 1.9D Renault Clio :-D ...cost me £700 and was a death trap....but had it just under a year and done 10k on it to get myself some no claims time....then got myself a Vecta 1.6i....within 3 years my insurance went from £1000 down to £170.....

    Got myself a nice 54 plate Peugeot 407 last week tho... and lovin the comfy drive :-D

    Ive only been passed 3 years (29 years old now) but i have never had a small car since I passed, never really had to worry about insurance as DP pays it all but its never been that high. I passed in a fiesta, first car was new a 53 plate BMW, then I had a VW Golf estate turbo diesel now I have an Audi A6 quattro avant - I would never go back to a smaller car through choice.

    I have a mondeo 2.0l D (130bhp)
    It does nearly 50mpg, road tax is cheap at £145 (less than my wife's 1.6 petrol Citroen Picasso and much quicker).
    Servicing is also cheap.

    If somone was offering me one I'd snatch their hand off!

    my first cars gona be my dads skoda octavia vrs lmao

    Meh, My mums offering her 12 litre American Express Truck. Dads offering his Merc.

    think ill just go with the 1967 VW camper tbh =D
    http://pimpmyvw.com/photos/vwcamper2.jpg
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