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iiikewldude
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I just passed my driving test yesterday first time. Didn't get nervous at all and almost forgot i was doing the test.

The original plan was i would get the use of my dad's old car but at £3750 to get me put on his policy as a named 'infrequent' driver i don't think it's going to happen.

Whats a good dirt cheap car with low insurance premiums for me (17 yo male)?

Also is there anything sly anyone can suggest to not pay as much for insurance? e.g getting put on someone elses policy as a named driver instead of getting my own policy etc.
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Fiat Punto 1.1, Vuaxhall Corsa 995cc should both be cheap.

What is your budget for a car?
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(Original post by iiikewldude)
Whats a good dirt cheap car with low insurance premiums for me (17 yo male)?
Thats the Holy Grail of all new drivers.
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renault clio or the peugeot 306 is really nice
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Fiat Punto 1.1, Vuaxhall Corsa 995cc should both be cheap.

What is your budget for a car?
dunno havn't really thought about it, basically as cheap as possible.
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renault clio or the peugeot 306 is really nice
sound too nice/expensive for the likes of me. If the insurance on that old bmw 320i wasn't so much that would have been bloody awesom.
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Get a Nissan Micra like em! They're quicker than the low end Corsas and they're not American.
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£1000 will buy you a decent Punto or Corsa, just make sure there is no rust (Punto's should never rust unless been in an accident), check for full service history etc. £1000 should get a P reg Punto or N reg Corsa. Renult Clios/Pegoust 106 and Ford Fiestas are also worth a look at. I would avoid the pre 1996 fiesta though as they rust like mad.

You will be looking at a small engined supermini though for cheap insurance.
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Get a Nissan Micra like em! They're quicker than the low end Corsas and they're not American.
Neither are Corsa's, they are Opel with a Vuaxhall badge. I think Nissan is owned by General Motors now anyway.

My grandads got a K reg Micra with 140k on the clock, it still runs like new.
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£3000 odd is stupid- try a company like norwich union or CIS- CIS do an 'any driver' policy which isn't too expensive. as for a car, don't get one thats too old, cos that'll cost a fortune in insurance as well- mine's an M reg honda civic 1.5 litre engine, cost me about a grand and a half (got it privately thats why it was so cheap)

corsas are good tho, vw polos are reliable, as are hondas and micras
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A citroen AX Diesel will take you anywhere in the country for about a fiver (maybe a slight exageration)
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(Original post by iiikewldude)
I just passed my driving test yesterday first time. Didn't get nervous at all and almost forgot i was doing the test.

The original plan was i would get the use of my dad's old car but at £3750 to get me put on his policy as a named 'infrequent' driver i don't think it's going to happen.

Whats a good dirt cheap car with low insurance premiums for me (17 yo male)?

Also is there anything sly anyone can suggest to not pay as much for insurance? e.g getting put on someone elses policy as a named driver instead of getting my own policy etc.
have you thought about getting a 2nd hand car?
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Get a Nissan Micra like em! They're quicker than the low end Corsas and they're not American.
my friend got one for £200 and so far there's been nothing wrong with it at all. 1000cc engine and a kind of silver colour. Can't remember the reg but it's quite old. Only cost him £200 for him and his bro who's at uni to get put on their mum's policy as well.
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have you thought about getting a 2nd hand car?
yeah, no way could i afford a new car.
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Neither are Corsa's, they are Opel with a Vuaxhall badge. I think Nissan is owned by General Motors now anyway.

My grandads got a K reg Micra with 140k on the clock, it still runs like new.
Nissans are Japanese. Vauxhall are owned by GM.

Micra/Yaris <--- get one of those and you can't go wrong, as a first car.
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If you know what you're doing its pointless buying a new car. My dad has an N reg escort 1.6 LX, its fast, still looks quite modern, has all mod cons and its worth £1000. Its 100% reliable and he is not got a loan as a result to pay off.
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A citroen AX Diesel will take you anywhere in the country for about a fiver (maybe a slight exageration)
i've heard ax's are quite good for new drivers. My rich friend who's a layabout got forced into learning to drive by his parents and they bought him one even thought he didn't want it. Apparently it was only like £170. He crashed it and wrote it off though, they're buying him another one now.

How much do u think the cheapest diesil ax would be?
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If you know what you're doing its pointless buying a new car. My dad has an N reg escort 1.6 LX, its fast, still looks quite modern, has all mod cons and its worth £1000. Its 100% reliable and he is not got a loan as a result to pay off.
yeah buying new cars is seriously expensive. If u buy a car at like £20,000 after 2 years it will probably only be worth £7000 or £8000. £12000 for 2 years driving is not worth it.
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Nissans are Japanese. Vauxhall are owned by GM.

Micra/Yaris <--- get one of those and you can't go wrong, as a first car.
Yeah but I think GM have recently bought Nissan out. I am not sure but I'm pretty certain they were bought out as Nissan were strugelling as an indepent company.

Vuaxhall is just the british badge for Opel, which is a GM company. Fiat are even owned by them now which is a real shame.

Ford
GM
VW
are now the worlds three largest car companies and own nearly every marque between them. For example Jag, Volvo are all fords.
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Yeah but I think GM have recently bought Nissan out. I am not sure but I'm pretty certain they were bought out as Nissan were strugelling as an indepent company.

Vuaxhall is just the british badge for Opel, which is a GM company. Fiat are even owned by them now which is a real shame.

Ford
GM
VW
are now the worlds three largest car companies and own nearly every marque between them. For example Jag, Volvo are all fords.
Yes I am aware of this! Buy a used Micra and it is Japanese. Famous for their reliability! (And superior sports cars )
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