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    I bought a 2001 Range Rover which is a pretty decent car at 17 IMHO.

    It's an amazing motor and a lot easier to drive than I thought it would be. A tenner a day for petrol is sufficient but insurance was a bit of a shocker at 2700 a year which works out at 300 a month. I do regret buying insurance though because if I was able drive it home without insurance; i could probably do the same for college.

    All in all I'm pretty chuffed with my purchase and I'll probably get a 325ci as a second car.
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    (Original post by AtheClassicMan)
    I bought a 2001 Range Rover which is a pretty decent car at 17 IMHO.

    It's an amazing motor and a lot easier to drive than I thought it would be. A tenner a day for petrol is sufficient but insurance was a bit of a shocker at 2700 a year which works out at 300 a month. I do regret buying insurance though because if I was able drive it home without insurance; i could probably do the same for college.

    All in all I'm pretty chuffed with my purchase and I'll probably get a 325ci as a second car.
    Until the police pull up the kiddy looking person driving a range rover and hit you with 6 points on your licence, take your licence away and then you'll never be able to get insured unless you drive a nissan micra for the next 5 years.
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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    Until the police pull up the kiddy looking person driving a range rover and hit you with 6 points on your licence, take your licence away and then you'll never be able to get insured unless you drive a nissan micra for the next 5 years.
    If it's insured and taxed etc, why would there be 6 points?


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    (Original post by shaymarriott)
    If it's insured and taxed etc, why would there be 6 points?


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    I was referring to where he said that he regrets taking out insurance as it wasnt needed.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Don't buy from a private seller.
    Private sellers and dealers on Autotrader are somehow more legitimate than ones on Gumtree.
    £1000 is too low of a budget for a first car.
    I recommend automatics.
    I pay £3000 a year for my diesel automatic and pay more for insurance than if I had just bought a cheap car for 1/2 year's use.
    Leasing, Renting or Financing a car are all good things that you should consider.
    OP, you shouldn't listen to any of this advice unless you hate cars and driving.
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    OP, you shouldn't listen to any of this advice unless you hate cars and driving.
    i don't see how leasing a car makes you hate it, not everybody has £10k+ to purchase upfront. newer cars also cost less to insure on account of up to date crash avoidance and safety gizmos.

    when skoda are doing 0% pcp it works out cheaper to finance via that than buying outright
 
 
 
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