Well i will be joining uni this september. I am an international student. I have been driving since i was 18. I'm 21 now but never have driven in the UK. I have an international driving permit which expires in about a year's time.
How much would it cost me to get myself a car ??
I dont want anything fancy, but just something that gets me from point A to point B.
Any ballpark figures ??
500-1000 for a small oldish car. Its the insurance thats a ******* although youre 21 so it wont be as bad.
a 'decent' car would set you back between 600-1500
I have a peugeot 306 1.6 litre (just passed my test almost 2 weeks ago) with 6 months tax left, OK condition, runs fine apart from the fact that the silencer is gone. R reg metallic blue going for 750 ono.
make sure you've set aside enough for running a car (i.e insurance!)!
I will be going to Brunel. Is a car that necessary ?
Coz if i get a ride it is just coz i fancy one. I drive a 2000 celica atm and im into cars. I thought you get cars for as cheap as 100 quid. I want to know how much would insurance set me back ?
P.S. Thanks for the quick replies
A new car?
You can get an old car for 250 quid that can be perfectly reliable.
It's knowing what to get.
It's worth spending about 800 on a car though as they won't loose much value and shouldn't have much wrong with them if they are old at that price.
Im sorry, not new car. Was talking about a used car.
Thanks for the advice and the link. I had seen that a while ago.
Yeah my mate bought a Fiesta for £250, was a great car, the only thing I didn;t like is you got thrown about a bit and it was very basic, but it was the MK3 version so it was fairly save, he had a crash at 30mph and got out with a minor bruise.
If you are going to buy a £250 make sure you know what you're doing, a lot of cars at this end of the market are death traps, but there is also a lot of perfectly good old cars which flood the market hence low prices.
Well...the public transport system in London is very good, and driving in London is a *****. Tbh i would recommend not getting a car, saving your money and spending it on booze and good nights! I really don't think you should get a car in London as the tube is quicker!