Found 22nd Jan 2010
Looking to buy my first car. Not after the usual Polo, or punto.

Can't seem to find any decent looking lowish spec cars.

Really like the look of this BMW 535i sport, but insurance is going to be a bomb.

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Looking forward to your recommendations.

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Whats your max price?

In b4 the usual crap.....................

Ooh 1000 posts for me btw

bmw 325 e36, you can pick em up cheap and my insurance at 20 was £1200
only sold it get my first big bike

How old are you?

Carley;7625921

if youre after an unusual car then what about a classic car, Ford Capri, … if youre after an unusual car then what about a classic car, Ford Capri, VW Corrado, Mk2 Escort?



i still want to own a mint old school R5 turbo

What about the new KA, they;re nice?

For something a bit less "first car"y what about a Mazda 6? Mines only a group 8, and i think the 2.3 Sport is lowish as well. Can also pick up a C Class at a reasonable price and only group 13

17/18 y/o wont get insured on a coraddo etc lol

They are still very powerful.

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Carley;7626006

Haven't researched this myself but isn't classic car insurance supposed … Haven't researched this myself but isn't classic car insurance supposed to be cheap(er)?



It is if you get a proper classic car policy but then you are stung with usage limitations. There will be a strict mileage limit on the policy, say around 5,000 maximum per year. They may also state that you can only use the car for pleasure and NOT commuting to and from a permanent place of work.

I am sure some people will say "but they'll never check" which is true, because motor policies are taken out on the basis of utmost good faith. But if you have a claim, THEN they'll check.

So if you do look at a classic policy, look at the small print.

Remeber the new car tax comes into play this year for c02 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get a nice little Clio!

I wish i still had mine

Get a BMW 130. They go like maaaaaaaaad.

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leemole101;7625854

bmw 325 e36, you can pick em up cheap and my insurance at 20 was … bmw 325 e36, you can pick em up cheap and my insurance at 20 was £1200only sold it get my first big bike



thanks but dont like the look of it, even though its similar to the one i posted a pic of.

angelfairee;7625859

How old are you?



17

nickw90;7626491

Get a BMW 130. They go like maaaaaaaaad.



i think i may go for the 1 series.

17 + BMW = 2k insurance - guess.

When I had my first BMW at 19, it was a 316 Auto and the insurance was £1200 under my mothers name. I dont advise doing this but without my mums name on the insurance, I would have been looking at a 2-3K bill. Its not really worth it to be honest, get yourself a good quality small/medium car. 1 Series is nice, but also things like the mercedes A Class etc.

DanJackson;7626069

It is if you get a proper classic car policy but then you are stung with … It is if you get a proper classic car policy but then you are stung with usage limitations. There will be a strict mileage limit on the policy, say around 5,000 maximum per year. They may also state that you can only use the car for pleasure and NOT commuting to and from a permanent place of work. I am sure some people will say "but they'll never check" which is true, because motor policies are taken out on the basis of utmost good faith. But if you have a claim, THEN they'll check. So if you do look at a classic policy, look at the small print.



This is very true as my mate have a classic MG which his dad bought him for his 16th birthday and they spent just over a year doing it up and when he passed he had restrictions similar to the above alongside it HAD to be garaged for at least 6 out of 7 nights a week!

Insurance on my 1 Series was about £1000 at 19. But insurance on my Punto was £1600 when I was 17, so be prepared for £2-3000+

I would go for that bmw 535i but yes insurance will be high, make a quote so you will know how much to expect, check this website 1stcentralinsurance.com/ they are cheap

3.5l for a 17 year old? will they even insure?

how can you afford this if you're 17!?

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aircanman;7626996

When I had my first BMW at 19, it was a 316 Auto and the insurance was … When I had my first BMW at 19, it was a 316 Auto and the insurance was £1200 under my mothers name. I dont advise doing this but without my mums name on the insurance, I would have been looking at a 2-3K bill. Its not really worth it to be honest, get yourself a good quality small/medium car. 1 Series is nice, but also things like the mercedes A Class etc.



I like the semi auto clutch on the A class, other than that its a bit of a ladies car.


Dreraf;7633562

I would go for that bmw 535i but yes insurance will be high, make a quote … I would go for that bmw 535i but yes insurance will be high, make a quote so you will know how much to expect, check this website http://www.1stcentralinsurance.com/ they are cheap



Just filled in all the forms, and it said i'll have to contact them for a quote.

MarzBarz;7633625

3.5l for a 17 year old? will they even insure?



No hope for the 535i, since its a group 14.



Anybody else know any cars that are along the lines of a 1 series?

h_360;7638145

Anybody else know any cars that are along the lines of a 1 series?



The small car made by the same people, Mini
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