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    I really need advice on what first car to get. Ive just passed my driving test. I really want something small and cheap that can be used in city (I live in london) but also good on motorways and faster roads. My parents are quite fussy about make/age/mileage etc but they dont actually give me proper advice. Please can you help?
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    I really need advice on what first car to get. Ive just passed my driving test. I really want something small and cheap that can be used in city (I live in london) but also good on motorways and faster roads. My parents are quite fussy about make/age/mileage etc but they dont actually give me proper advice. Please can you help?
    Well a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 should be perfect or then a Peaugot.
    But at the end of the day it really depends on your budget. What is your budget approx?

    I'm still struggling on finding a perfect insurance quote. My lowest has been about 3K which is still very high.
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    I really need advice on what first car to get. Ive just passed my driving test. I really want something small and cheap that can be used in city (I live in london) but also good on motorways and faster roads. My parents are quite fussy about make/age/mileage etc but they dont actually give me proper advice. Please can you help?
    Plenty of car-buying guides out there:

    http://www.confused.com/car-insuranc...used-com-guide
    http://www.theaa.com/cbg/home.jsp
    http://www.moneysupermarket.com/car-...our-first-car/

    As a newly-qualified driver who sounds quite young, you're likely to cry when you see your insurance quotes (which I recommend you have a look at before buying a car). :console:
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    (Original post by moneymania999)
    Well a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 should be perfect or then a Peaugot.
    But at the end of the day it really depends on your budget. What is your budget approx?

    I'm still struggling on finding a perfect insurance quote. My lowest has been about 3K which is still very high.
    Its probably around 5-6K max
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    Its probably around 5-6K max
    Well then these cars are excellent for you. Believe me VW Golfs will not let you down.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p

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    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p
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    (Original post by moneymania999)
    Well then these cars are excellent for you. Believe me VW Golfs will not let you down.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p

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    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p
    Is it a bit risky to get a vw given what theyve just been through?
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    Is it a bit risky to get a vw given what theyve just been through?
    Loool very true. But believe me the is a very small proportion of these cars affected by that scandal. Very unlikely that these cars will be affected. If you are still unsure you can chat to the dealers and have tests carried out as im 98% sure you wont pass an MOT if the emissions are not at a correct percentage.
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    (Original post by moneymania999)
    Loool very true. But believe me the is a very small proportion of these cars affected by that scandal. Very unlikely that these cars will be affected. If you are still unsure you can chat to the dealers and have tests carried out as im 98% sure you wont pass an MOT if the emissions are not at a correct percentage.
    Haha alright thanks for helping
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    (Original post by moneymania999)
    Well then these cars are excellent for you. Believe me VW Golfs will not let you down.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p

    OR

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501&logcode=p
    Just be sure to check the cost of the insurance before you buy. I doubt they would be able to afford the insurance on either of those cars if the upper limit is 6k total!
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    (Original post by Talon)
    Just be sure to check the cost of the insurance before you buy. I doubt they would be able to afford the insurance on either of those cars if the upper limit is 6k total!
    Very good point also with a Golf you don't get much car for the money. Well made of course but lower models are very basic spec wise. I would suggest avoiding corsa fiesta type stuff from an insurance point of view. Premiums are not only calculated on the driver but on the car and if said insurer has 15% of fiestas claiming per year but only 5% of Renault scenic then a scenic would add less on to the insurance. Im not suggesting a scenic. Personally I would look at 1 series, Mini and Audi A1 obviously have to get an older plate but a more premium marque and probably not as bad to insure as a corsa
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    Its probably around 5-6K max
    (Original post by RockinRevolver)
    Personally I would look at 1 series, Mini and Audi A1 obviously have to get an older plate but a more premium marque and probably not as bad to insure as a corsa
    The cheapest A1 on AutoTrader is over £7k and has a high mileage so it's not really worth looking at.

    I'd recommend a VW Polo, Seat Ibiza or Skoda Fabia (slightly biased since my instructor's car was a Fabia Monte Carlo edition) since they are all based off the same platform as the A1. Obviously if you had the money the A1 would be worth a look but I don't see the point in spending thousands on your first car anyway.

    The best advice I'd give you is to find a car that you like the look of first and then find one which meets the criteria you want. People recommending you get a VW Golf are clearly missing the point that you're looking for something small.
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    (Original post by Stacks)
    The cheapest A1 on AutoTrader is over £7k and has a high mileage so it's not really worth looking at.

    I'd recommend a VW Polo, Seat Ibiza or Skoda Fabia (slightly biased since my instructor's car was a Fabia Monte Carlo edition) since they are all based off the same platform as the A1. Obviously if you had the money the A1 would be worth a look but I don't see the point in spending thousands on your first car anyway.

    The best advice I'd give you is to find a car that you like the look of first and then find one which meets the criteria you want. People recommending you get a VW Golf are clearly missing the point that you're looking for something small.
    Hadn't noticed the 6k but as you say fabia is a great little car same great build quality as audi/vw but cheaper and should help with insurance
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    (Original post by julesaquilina)
    I really need advice on what first car to get. Ive just passed my driving test. I really want something small and cheap that can be used in city (I live in london) but also good on motorways and faster roads. My parents are quite fussy about make/age/mileage etc but they dont actually give me proper advice. Please can you help?
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