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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    I've done almost 20hrs of lessons and I'm saving up for a car, hoping to buy one in December. I've done pretend quotes for insurance and the cheapest I've seen was £1900 which I've made my peace with, but it means that my car will have to be pretty cheap (1000 or less)

    I've had a look on autotrader/gumtree and found some Volkswagen polos that are within my budget, but my friend who's a car nut said that I'm better off saving for a year and spending 3-4K on my first car.

    Should I wait? What was your first car and how much did you spend on it?

    I'd say wait, get something cheap for a year or two, then upgrade to something better when you're more comfortable as a driver.

    My first car was a Clio and I spent £600 on it, insurance was cheap too (for a new driver at least), ~£1400 I think.

    I spend £3500 on my first car and insurance was £800

    My first car is Renault Megane 1.5 Diesel. £3880 in total but paying monthly Insurance is £512 annually.
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