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    Basically, I've just passed my driving test and I have inherited my sisters old car which is an okayishh Peageot 306 Miami 1997, 1.4 litre. My kind grandmother has given me some money towards it and since the insurance is paid for I'm looking to lets say 'chav' it up a bit more.. (I am not a chav) =/ lol.. Just want too make it look a bit better, being it such an old car!

    Front Grill (£80)
    Sideskirtrs (£110)
    Spoiler (£160)
    Alloy wheels plus tyres (£400)!!

    The front grill, sideskirts, and spoiler all come unpainted and I wouldn't have a clue how to fit them on my self..
    Just wondering if and how much a local garage, or a garage that specialises in this sort of thing, will charge to paint the body kit the same colour as my car, and also fit them. Also how much they would charge to fit the new tyres with the alloys, and balance them.

    If i sound a novice in this sort of thing I apologise, I'm know naff all about cars.. Also would appreciate smart arses not telling me that I have to inform the insurance company about my modifications.. I'm already aware of this!

    Leave your thoughts, cheers!!
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    Your insurance will go up a little bit if you modify the car, and speedbumps could become 'interesting'.

    Also, you're looking at spending twice as much on accessories as the car is worth - which makes no sense at all. The accessories won't increase the value of it. Why not sell the car, and put the £750 you would spend on accessories towards a better car?
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    Don't.

    Just don't.

    The 306 is a pretty nice looking car as it is, probably one of the better looking hatchbacks even compared to some of the newer selection. You don't need to add some stupid bloody shoddy looking bumpers and stuff to it.
    If anything spend the money on the engine.
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    Leave it alone. You might think it's a good idea now but when you're older you'll look back and wonder why you p****d away so much money for absolutely no gain.
    Hang onto the cash until you're buying your second car or something like that.

    Edit - Censor didn't pick the word up.
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    (Original post by DJW)
    Leave it alone. You might think it's a good idea now but when you're older you'll look back and wonder why you pissed away so much money for absolutely no gain.
    Hang onto the cash until you're buying your second car or something like that.
    spare the lecture just answer the bloody question.... probs around £200-300
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    (Original post by Hassan285)
    spare the lecture just answer the bloody question.... probs around £200-300

    Err... what? What's £200-300?
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    for the paint...
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    (Original post by Hassan285)
    for the paint...
    Ah right. I didn't realise the OP had actually asked a question, I just assumed he wanted general advice since he knows 'naff all'. Obviously I didn't spend long reading the post. :P
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    The paints cheap, getting it done/the spray equipment isn't. waste of money imo I wouldn't bother, especially not on an old car, i believe the expression goes "mutton dressed as lamb". if you want a nice car save up and buy one your insurance on a car like that modified will probably double.
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    them prices are quite expensive i think you can do better
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    (Original post by victor_b1992)
    them prices are quite expensive i think you can do better

    On the other hand, he shouldn't bother at all. A 1997 Peugeot 306 will probably fail it's MOT quite badly in the next year or two anyway, no point throwing money away on pointless accessories.

    Edit: oops, 306 not 206.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    On the other hand, he shouldn't bother at all. A 1997 Peugeot 206 will probably fail it's MOT quite badly in the next year or two anyway, no point throwing money away on pointless accessories.
    very good point:rolleyes:
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    Does it not already have side skirts and is quite low?



    I think they look pretty good, and you will ruin it with a spoiler and stuff.
    I have one, and I will testify that it doesn't need a spoiler to hold that 90bhp on the road lol.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Your insurance will go up a little bit if you modify the car, and speedbumps could become 'interesting'.

    Also, you're looking at spending twice as much on accessories as the car is worth - which makes no sense at all. The accessories won't increase the value of it. Why not sell the car, and put the £750 you would spend on accessories towards a better car?
    lol of course 'accessories' increase the value of a car lol...

    If you want to do something to your car then do it. It's ridiculous not to because someone says not to. If u want to do it.

    I got a few porsche pieces laying around for my car when I get it

    Lol at this topic... everyone saying not to?

    Fail it's MOT? how can you base it on failing its MOT by age? There's minis out there that are 30+++ year old that pass their MOTs with no problem.

    IF YOU WANT TO DO IT THEN DO IT!

    Got a problem with paying for spray jobs? Go to scrap yards/breaker and buy the piece painted.

    Most garages give free balancing/tracking when they fit wheels/tyres anyways. Price depends on the size of the alloy + quality of tyre of course.
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    (Original post by War)
    lol of course 'accessories' increase the value of a car lol...

    If you want to do something to your car then do it. It's ridiculous not to because someone says not to. If u want to do it.

    I got a few porsche pieces laying around for my car when I get it

    Lol at this topic... everyone saying not to?

    Fail it's MOT? how can you base it on failing its MOT by age? There's minis out there that are 30+++ year old that pass their MOTs with no problem.

    IF YOU WANT TO DO IT THEN DO IT!

    Got a problem with paying for spray jobs? Go to scrap yards/breaker and buy the piece painted.

    Most garages give free balancing/tracking when they fit wheels/tyres anyways. Price depends on the size of the alloy + quality of tyre of course.

    I'm advising him not to do it because it makes absolutely no financial sense. He has a car worth about £400, but if he spends £750 on alloys and a bodykit, will it be worth £1150? No. Maybe £800, if you sell the wheels seperately, and that's before you take into account the higher insurance premium.

    Fail it's MOT? It might be fine, but Peugeots have never been exactly renowned for reliability.

    If the OP has the money and the inclination then fine, go ahead. But I think you would be better not bothering with the modifications.

    Now an engine upgrade on the other hand...
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    (Original post by War)
    lol of course 'accessories' increase the value of a car lol...

    If you want to do something to your car then do it. It's ridiculous not to because someone says not to. If u want to do it.

    I got a few porsche pieces laying around for my car when I get it

    Lol at this topic... everyone saying not to?

    Fail it's MOT? how can you base it on failing its MOT by age? There's minis out there that are 30+++ year old that pass their MOTs with no problem.

    IF YOU WANT TO DO IT THEN DO IT!

    Got a problem with paying for spray jobs? Go to scrap yards/breaker and buy the piece painted.

    Most garages give free balancing/tracking when they fit wheels/tyres anyways. Price depends on the size of the alloy + quality of tyre of course.
    No, they don't add value, but to an insurance company a small hatchback with spoilers and body kits is a much higher risk than your average factory standard small hatchback because there are more crashes in small hatchbacks with these body mods than without when concerning 17/18 year old males. When will people get it into their heads how insurance actually works? :woo:

    Of course OP can go ahead with this if they wish but we're just advising that there are far better things you can spend this sort of money on when concerning a small hatchback. If OP actually wants to go fast then stripping the whole interior out and replacing the two front seats with bucket seats is a good start, followed by brakes, steering and engine mods but this is all assuming that you're not just throwing money at a crap car. There are a few small cars that would actually do well raced up and the 306 isn't one of them. There are quite a few small Japanese hatchbacks from the 90s built with 4x4 around and stripped out with some engine mods they stick to the road like chewing gum on your shoe and are meant to be totally nuts to drive.
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    I'm pretty sure I know how insurance works, thanks.
    Yes, mods/accessories do add value.
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    (Original post by War)
    I'm pretty sure I know how insurance works, thanks.
    Yes, mods/accessories do add value.
    Only if someone is willing to spend the extra buying it.

    Vis a vis, only if the mods are good and worth paying extra for.

    Bodykits hardly ever get that recognition. Although an engine replacement/body respray, upgraded brakes, suspension, full rebuild on a classic car, etc, would.

    Any mods you declare are going to up the insurance, pretty obvious.
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    (Original post by War)
    Yes, mods/accessories do add value.
    Even the ones that do massively cut down your possible market for selling the car. If someone's after a tatty hatchback for a first car they're not going to drop extra on a modified one, and if someone's looking for a modified tatty hatchback they're going to buy a standard one and do it themselves.
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    (Original post by War)
    lol of course 'accessories' increase the value of a car lol...
    I would argue that body styling decreases the cars value in 99% of cases.

    (Original post by War)
    Lol at this topic... everyone saying not to?
    That's because its a 97 Pug 306; actually that's a lie, it's because he's attempting to put a cringe worthy body kit on.

    (Original post by War)
    Fail it's MOT? how can you base it on failing its MOT by age?
    You really don't know much about Pug 306's do you?


    The good looking 306's are the 2.0 xsi, GTi6, Rallye and the 2.0 HDI which all have same external styling. It's the little things that make the difference such as size of disks, gearshift, gears etc. All these cars don't need touching as they're beautiful things, but obviously dearer.

    Applying the skirts, splitter etc yourself is just ridiculous. To then say you want to paint it is now becoming to the point of FPMSL.

    Geezer - don't do it!
 
 
 
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