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What is your budget? (Insurance and Tax excluded)
£4000

Are you a new driver?
Yes

How old are you?
17

What is going to be the main use of the car?
driving around Devon to school and shops etc

How many passengers will you usually be carrying?
0

How big a boot do you need?
Enough for a baby suitcase(carry on size)

Specific tasks you will be doing?
Journey to school, possibly travelling across country to university later on

Any brands you would prefer?
Nope, no clue about cars!

Any brands you dislike?
Nope, see above!

What features in the car are important to you?
No leather if it can be helped. Heated seats would be nice but only if not a ridiculous price

What gearbox do you want?
Auto

Are aesthetics of the car important?
No

Special requirements?
nope

What is the minimum fuel consumption you require?
40

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(Original post by Jxssl)
What is your budget? (Insurance and Tax excluded)
£4000

Are you a new driver?
Yes

How old are you?
17

What is going to be the main use of the car?
driving around Devon to school and shops etc

How many passengers will you usually be carrying?
0

How big a boot do you need?
Enough for a baby suitcase(carry on size)

Specific tasks you will be doing?
Journey to school, possibly travelling across country to university later on

Any brands you would prefer?
Nope, no clue about cars!

Any brands you dislike?
Nope, see above!

What features in the car are important to you?
No leather if it can be helped. Heated seats would be nice but only if not a ridiculous price

What gearbox do you want?
Auto

Are aesthetics of the car important?
No

Special requirements?
nope

What is the minimum fuel consumption you require?
40
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...esearchad=Used

Check it out, it's auto and has heated seats and under 4k and insurance will be cheap for it
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(Original post by TheYearNiner)
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...esearchad=Used

Check it out, it's auto and has heated seats and under 4k and insurance will be cheap for it
Thanks, but unfortunately it's diesel. It will be too expensive to run and is killing the planet
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Thanks, but unfortunately it's diesel. It will be too expensive to run and is killing the planet
A diesel expensive to run? You'll get better MPG than a petrol my friend.

But in terms of insurance, a 2.0TDi at 17 is a no go.
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Thanks, but unfortunately it's diesel. It will be too expensive to run and is killing the planet
Any car with an internal combustion engine is killing the planet. Regardless of diesel or petrol.
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Any car with an internal combustion engine is killing the planet. Regardless of diesel or petrol.
This is true but diesel is a lot worse than petrol.
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Thanks, but unfortunately it's diesel. It will be too expensive to run and is killing the planet
(Original post by Jxssl)
This is true but diesel is a lot worse than petrol.
Eh? Petrol gives off more CO2 than Diesels. It also is more fuel efficient.... Do your research my friend.

(Original post by DieselGate)
But in terms of insurance, a 2.0TDi at 17 is a no go.
Not all the time. Insurance works in lots of weird ways, the only way to find out is to get a quote for yourself. Might be expensive for you, might be cheap for me.
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Eh? Petrol gives off more CO2 than Diesels. It also is more fuel efficient.... Do your research my friend.
My research online:
"when we consider non-CO2 emissions such as soot (or carbon black) and nitrogen oxide diesel is, litre for litre, 15–18 per cent worse for the climate than petrol."
"The study also shows that diesel cars emit significantly higher levels of other air pollutants, especially nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates."
"whilst petrol and diesel engines nowadays produce roughly the same CO2 emissions, the total environmental cost is a lot higher for diesel."
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My research online:
"when we consider non-CO2 emissions such as soot (or carbon black) and nitrogen oxide diesel is, litre for litre, 15–18 per cent worse for the climate than petrol."
"The study also shows that diesel cars emit significantly higher levels of other air pollutants, especially nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates."
"whilst petrol and diesel engines nowadays produce roughly the same CO2 emissions, the total environmental cost is a lot higher for diesel."
I could prove my point, but I'm not even going to bother replying properly to this rubbish.

If you don't want a car which has an engine, either get an electric car or walk.
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I'd recommend a 1.2 Fiesta Zetec. You can get a decent second hand one for 4k. Good workhorse, cheapish to insure and the most popular car for a reason.

This being said, only you can choose the car you want. Go on Ebay, AutoTrader, Gumtree and look around for cars that look good, run data checks on them and make sure they look good. A long MOT is also preferable.
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I'd recommend a 1.2 Fiesta Zetec. You can get a decent second hand one for 4k. Good workhorse, cheapish to insure and the most popular car for a reason.

This being said, only you can choose the car you want. Go on Ebay, AutoTrader, Gumtree and look around for cars that look good, run data checks on them and make sure they look good. A long MOT is also preferable.
Thank you, it’s just so overwhelming to look through all the websites and not knowing what I’m looking for
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Thank you, it’s just so overwhelming to look through all the websites and not knowing what I’m looking for
Understandable and I think most of us was the same, but your first car is a milestone and not something you should take lightly. To be brutally honest you should be getting registrations and running it past insurance comparison websites and basing it off that. Simply because your first car at 17 will cost around 2-3k in insurance alone and then go from there.
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(Original post by xDron3)
Understandable and I think most of us was the same, but your first car is a milestone and not something you should take lightly. To be brutally honest you should be getting registrations and running it past insurance comparison websites and basing it off that. Simply because your first car at 17 will cost around 2-3k in insurance alone and then go from there.
That seems sensible, I'll look into that thanks. I'm not 17 yet so just getting ideas.
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(Original post by xDron3)
I'd recommend a 1.2 Fiesta Zetec. You can get a decent second hand one for 4k. Good workhorse, cheapish to insure and the most popular car for a reason.

This being said, only you can choose the car you want. Go on Ebay, AutoTrader, Gumtree and look around for cars that look good, run data checks on them and make sure they look good. A long MOT is also preferable.
Thanks. I'll look into the 1.2 Fiesta Zetec! the long MOT is a good shout
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