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    Being an owner (although not a driver!) of an Audi TT, I wouldn't recoment it as a first car. Seeing as gear change is one of the harder things about learning to drive the Audi TT does not help this. The 225 horse-power is 6 gears and from what I know, and can see when watching others drive, when driving through towns this involves a hell of alot of gear changing aroung gears 2-4. Also you can only really fit two people in it, so it's not great if you want to take your mates out in the evening.
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    (Original post by sloaney87)
    Dude either comment about it or shutup.
    Fine, you come across as a bit of a prick IMO.

    (Original post by Charters)
    Zombie your an arse, obviously jealous of wealth, I thought I would just add that anyway.
    Neh, so I'm bitter. It happens.
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    (Original post by who_me)
    I've got a Ford Ka. Very nippy for town driving, economical too and only group 2 insurance.
    I also have a Ford Ka, and I love it. It's a dream to drive - small, fast, economical and comfortable. It has a decent 1.3 engine for a small car but is lumped in an insurance bracket with a lot of 1.0s (eg. the Corsa) which makes it a really good bet.
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    The glove compartment of the Ka offended me It's more like a sunglasses case.

    No, it seems an ok car to be fair, just a bit small.... having said that, I was extremely tempted with a Smart, but then came to my sense. Uni trips on a smart = not very practical!!!
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    (Original post by sloaney87)
    Dude either comment about it or shutup.

    I think I'll go with the golf,
    yeah i read on a previous thread something about a Z3, thats wicked stuff, just a 'bit' too much for a first though
    unless you can get a bargain somewhere, golfs are very overpriced. you can get the same features in other cars for about £2000 less, imo.
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    wouldnt reccomend it but i drive a LAda....yes you heard me right a Lada....2.1 litre four wheel drive lada and its bloody brilliant...cant really go above 70 miles an hour or sytarts to shake really badly but other than it perfect, well apart from the braked bein a bit shaky, and it slips out of second gear so you have to hold the gear stick at all times, the windscreen wipers dont work (bit of a nuisance during the russian winter!!), what else....theres two differnt keys to open the door and put in the ignition...how stupid is that and what else oh yeah you cant move the seats backwards or forwards...not handy when your tall (im 6ft 5).....but still its better than driving a Ford KA
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    what about going to a car auction to buy a second hand car? if you know about cars, what you think?
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    but still its better than driving a Ford KA
    There's nothing wrong with a Ka if you're short! I've got one and I love it, I can see over the bonnet properly, but I have to have my seat so far forward that my mate can't even get his arse in! I had an Escort before that, but it was rather old (H reg), and the windscreen leaked so there were constant puddles in the passenger footwell, the seats were mouldy until I cleaned 'em, and in winter there was always frost on the inside of the windows and the ice scraper was stuck to the floor. Oh, and it had a manual choke, which meant it stalled an awful lot, especially in McDonald's drive-thrus. But I loved it, better than none at all, and it didn't matter too much if I hit things. (Skips and hedges for example) It only sold for £100 at auction, *sniff*....
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    (Original post by sloaney87)
    Im gonna be 17 in a month....i already know how to drive so i want to get a car straight away

    Whats a pretty decent car to get which isnt that expensive

    O yeah what is this with insurance being expensive for decent cars, cant you just buy the car in your parents name, and do a 3rd party insurance thingy
    I have a fiat punto, that cost, think £7000 for a brand new one, with all the sports stuff, so it can be even cheaper for an older one. thats a really good car to have.
    i have third party insurance, but it actually went cheaper when I was added to it because im a girl
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    (Original post by *Joanna*)
    There's nothing wrong with a Ka if you're short! I've got one and I love it, I can see over the bonnet properly, but I have to have my seat so far forward that my mate can't even get his arse in! I had an Escort before that, but it was rather old (H reg), and the windscreen leaked so there were constant puddles in the passenger footwell, the seats were mouldy until I cleaned 'em, and in winter there was always frost on the inside of the windows and the ice scraper was stuck to the floor. Oh, and it had a manual choke, which meant it stalled an awful lot, especially in McDonald's drive-thrus. But I loved it, better than none at all, and it didn't matter too much if I hit things. (Skips and hedges for example) It only sold for £100 at auction, *sniff*....

    Its just not a very manly car, good for girls tho, as they dont need to get into any detailed discussions about what kind of car they drive
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    (Original post by sloaney87)
    Im gonna be 17 in a month....i already know how to drive so i want to get a car straight away

    Whats a pretty decent car to get which isnt that expensive

    O yeah what is this with insurance being expensive for decent cars, cant you just buy the car in your parents name, and do a 3rd party insurance thingy
    I drive a Jaguar, but I share it with my sister and its constantly breaking down, goddam piece of junk! >> im in the process of getting a Rangie and getting rid of the jag.
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    I drive a Jaguar, but I share it with my sister and its constantly breaking down, goddam piece of junk! >> im in the process of getting a Rangie and getting rid of the jag.

    you should get a lada....much better than those pesky british cars
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    you should get a lada....much better than those pesky british cars
    Well dad's paying for it and he really loves range rovers, so its a win-win situation I guess. I get a car that works, dad gets to play with a Rangie.
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    Its just not a very manly car, good for girls tho, as they dont need to get into any detailed discussions about what kind of car they drive
    I know it's not a particularly manly car, but I'm not a man! But who says girls don't know anything about cars?! True, I'm no expert, but I bet there are loadsa girls who are interested in cars!
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    Aren't Ladas made of pig iron and political dissidents?
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    (Original post by *Joanna*)
    There's nothing wrong with a Ka if you're short!
    I'm not short (5ft 9in) but my Ka's perfect for me too. People I drive around often comment that it's much more spacious than it looks, and for my purposes (cruising around with friends, short trips away, getting from A to B) it's superb Definitely no more cramped than any other car in a similar bracket/
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    (Original post by sloaney87)
    Im gonna be 17 in a month....i already know how to drive so i want to get a car straight away

    Whats a pretty decent car to get which isnt that expensive

    O yeah what is this with insurance being expensive for decent cars, cant you just buy the car in your parents name, and do a 3rd party insurance thingy
    You still need to pass your test. You can own a car on L plates but the insurance will be huge.

    As for insurance in your parents name - very dodgy. If you are the main driver the insurance has to state this. If your parents already have one or two cars it's going to look dodgy that they suddenly get a third and put their 17year old on the insurance. If it's the only car in the family it's something you could risk BUT if you are involved in a claim, and that could be your mum or dad borrowing the car and hitting a wall. Or someone running into your car whilst it's parked and the insurance decides you are the main user you will not only have to pay the full costs of any damage but could loose your licence, be fined for driving with no insurance. And if the insurance company do decide that you are the main driver it's up to you to prove them wrong. The insurance is about who drives the car not who owns it.
 
 
 
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