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    hi there weeh!

    i am looking to buy a car soon, but i need one with a small engine so i can hopefully get nice cheap insurance.. i'm thinking a 1 litre engine or less (yeah they do exist) but i don't know even where to start looking..

    can anyone tell me of some cars with 1 litre engines? (or 1000.. something or other..mm not too car savvy am i lol)

    thanks
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    Guess you could go on www.autotrader.co.uk and have a look. pretty sure off the top of my head you can enter details such as engine size into your search.

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    Vauxhall Corsa
    Nissan Micra
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    There is more to insurance prices than engine size. The security features fitted to the car can make a big difference.
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    (Original post by pumpkin7)
    hi there weeh!

    i am looking to buy a car soon, but i need one with a small engine so i can hopefully get nice cheap insurance.. i'm thinking a 1 litre engine or less (yeah they do exist) but i don't know even where to start looking..

    can anyone tell me of some cars with 1 litre engines? (or 1000.. something or other..mm not too car savvy am i lol)

    thanks
    I used a 1.0L Vauxhall corsa for a year and it was alright .. If you get a good one it will serve you for ages .. I did a passplus and insured it for 678 pounds for the year with norwich union
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    (Original post by AT82)
    There is more to insurance prices than engine size. The security features fitted to the car can make a big difference.
    I thought it was just modifications to the car that made the huge differences :confused:.. I know security features carry weight but I didn't think it was that much since most cars tend to have a manufacturer standard immobiliser (from N reg onwards or something :s: I'm not sure )
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    My mates dosn't so he has to pay about £200 a year extra because there is no security features. His was (i.e it is now dead due to the accident) 1.1, he could insure a 1.3 with an imboliser cheaper.

    Many 1.0 litre cars won't have an imboliser until around 2000 although as you say most cars were fitted with them in around 1995.

    The make matters a lot as well, Fords have always been a little bit more expensive to insure than say Kia's for example.
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    (Original post by Kingspharm)
    Vauxhall Corsa
    My mum has one of these and its a nice car - the steering is a little fluffy, but if you want a run around then its perfect.
    Also, I believe the ford Ka is in a ridiculously low insurance group, so have a look at that too.

    the security features thing depends upon where you are I believe - like if you lived in hackney the cost to insure your car would be immense, and many companies refuse to ensure cars out of secure compounds.etc.
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    My mum has one of these and its a nice car - the steering is a little fluffy, but if you want a run around then its perfect.
    Also, I believe the ford Ka is in a ridiculously low insurance group, so have a look at that too.

    the security features thing depends upon where you are I believe - like if you lived in hackney the cost to insure your car would be immense, and many companies refuse to ensure cars out of secure compounds.etc.
    :cool:..... :hmpf:
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    Pretty much every single hatchback has the option of a 1 litre engine
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    (Original post by dimexi)
    :cool:..... :hmpf:
    no - my name isn't jamie remember.
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    Not many more, Puntos don't, Fiestas don't etc. I think the Nissan Micra was one, the Corsa of course had the option of a 3 cylinder suzuki engine.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Not many more, Puntos don't, Fiestas don't etc. I think the Nissan Micra was one, the Corsa of course had the option of a 3 cylinder suzuki engine.
    O yes; that's true.. My corsa had a 3 cylinder engine... it can be a bit noisy :s:.. I don't like the noise..
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    Matiz and Yaris both come with 1 litre engines
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    anything on the list below is in insurance groups 1 & 2 and so will be fairly cheap ,

    group 1 -
    • Chevrolet Matiz (05 on)
    • Citroën 2CV6 (81-90)
    • Citroën C1 (05 on)
    • Citroën C2 (03 on)
    • Fiat 126 Hatchback (87-92)
    • Fiat 126 Saloon (77-87)
    • Fiat Panda (04 on)
    • Fiat Panda (83-95)
    • Fiat Seicento (98-04)
    • Peugeot 107 (05 on)
    • SEAT Marbella (88-93)
    • Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00 on)
    • smart fortwo coupé (04 on)
    • Toyota Aygo (05 on)
    • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 on)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (00-03)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (03 on)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (93-00)
    • Volkswagen Fox (06 on)
    group 2 -

    • Austin Mini (85-92)
    • Chevrolet Matiz (05 on)
    • Citroën C1 (05 on)
    • Citroën C2 (03 on)
    • Citroën C3 (02 on)
    • Daewoo Matiz (98-05)
    • Daihatsu Cuore (97-03)
    • Daihatsu Move (97-00)
    • Fiat Cinquecento (93-98)
    • Fiat Grande Punto (06 on)
    • Fiat Panda (04 on)
    • Fiat Panda 4x4 (05 on)
    • Fiat Seicento (98-04)
    • Fiat Uno (83-95)
    • Ford Fiesta (02 on)
    • Ford Fiesta (77-89)
    • Ford Ka (96 on)
    • Hyundai Atoz (98-01)
    • Kia Picanto (04 on)
    • Mazda 2 (03 on)
    • Nissan Micra Hatchback (03 on)
    • Peugeot 206 (98 on)
    • Renault 4 (80-86)
    • Renault Clio (01 on)
    • Renault Clio (05 on)
    • Renault Clio (98-01)
    • Renault Modus (04 on)
    • Rover Mini Saloon (88-01)
    • SEAT Arosa (97-04)
    • SEAT Ibiza (02 on)
    • SEAT Ibiza (93-99)
    • Skoda Fabia Estate (01 on)
    • Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00 on)
    • smart city coupé (00-04)
    • smart fortwo coupé (04 on)
    • Suzuki Wagon-R+ (97-00)
    • Talbot Samba Hatchback (82-86)
    • Toyota Yaris (99-06)
    • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 on)
    • Vauxhall Agila (00 on)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (00-03)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (03 on)
    • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (93-00)
    • Volkswagen Fox (06 on)
    • Volkswagen Lupo (99-05)
    • Volkswagen Polo (02 on)
    • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)


    http://www.parkers.co.uk/insurance/?frommenu=true
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    Um, very few of those cars are *always* in insurance group 1 and 2. For instance, a 'Vauxhall Corsa' could well be group 1, and is likely to be if it is a 1 litre Corsa model, but there are some Corsa models that are as high as group 9. There are Renault Clios in group 2, and Clios in group 20!

    If you want the official list of cars in any group, or if you want to look up any particular car, go here:

    http://www.abi.org.uk/carinsurance/search.asp

    "Advisory Group" means insurance group. Try putting 1 in there and clicking Submit.
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    Sub one litre, have a look at the K-class cars, most are japanese, suzuki are specialists, and if you want a bit of a sporty one look at the Suzuki Cappucino.

    K car regs mean that there are limitations on the maximum size of the vehicle and the max displacement. I believe the max is about 700cc
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    You could theoretically go upto grouo 4 and still not have an incerase. Some insurers prefer different cars to others. A 1.2l Corsa might come in more expensive than a 1.4 Clio for example. Its all about how Insurance companies portray and categorize each vehicle, coupled with your own personal attributes.
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    thanks guys
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    i know you want cheap insurance. but 1L is too slow on corsa. if I have it full and going up a hill im ****ed!!!
 
 
 
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