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    Okay so I passed my test about a week ago and I'm buying a car in a couple of days can anyone tell me if the Mercedes Benz a200d or Audi A3 are ideal as they have both been mentioned in the which magazine as good cars for first time drivers ?
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Okay so I passed my test about a week ago and I'm buying a car in a couple of days can anyone tell me if the Mercedes Benz a200d or Audi A3 are ideal as they have both been mentioned in the which magazine as good cars for first time drivers ?
    In terms of which car looks the best, I'd go for the Mercedes.
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Okay so I passed my test about a week ago and I'm buying a car in a couple of days can anyone tell me if the Mercedes Benz a200d or Audi A3 are ideal as they have both been mentioned in the which magazine as good cars for first time drivers ?
    Have you checked the insurance premiums?
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    Yes the Mercedes is £4357 and the Audi is £4768 per year
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Yes the Mercedes is £4357 and the Audi is £4768 per year
    Ah nice, a bargain...
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Yes the Mercedes is £4357 and the Audi is £4768 per year
    Only?
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    the merc son
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ah nice, a bargain...
    :laugh:
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ah nice, a bargain...
    Back at it again with the pars, god I love you.
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
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    Hiya,

    Just moved this over to a more appropriate section.

    Cheers!
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Yes the Mercedes is £4357 and the Audi is £4768 per year
    Yeah so £363+/mo insurance per month plus at least £250-£400/mo for the car however you finance it. +£24+/mo service plan and fuel costs. You'd be looking at at-least £750/mo? Not sure about your background but even for mid career professionals this is excessive. To get a scope for how much unnecessary money you're paying - It'd cost me less than this to contract hire and insure a C63.

    Build up some experience and come back in 3-5 years, it would be affordable then.

    Depends where you live if these cars are show-offy. Here in London, a A200 or A3 is below average, it's like driving a Golf - you won't get a single head-turn. Average is probably a C220/E220 or BMW 320.
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Yes the Mercedes is £4357 and the Audi is £4768 per year
    You've already got the Merc...
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=49
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You've already got the Merc...
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=49
    You forgot to factor in student incoherency
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You've already got the Merc...
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=49
    yes I already have a Mercedes which is my brother car but I want to buy my own
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    Is spending £700/mo on a car, affordable for you?
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    (Original post by NX172)
    Is spending £700/mo on a car, affordable for you?
    Well I'm buying it for £18.000 and it is quite economical so I would say yes
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    (Original post by PRICEALYASEEN)
    Well I'm buying it for £18.000 and it is quite economical so I would say yes
    You could go for a smaller engine to get that insurance cost down. The exterior would look the same if you just want it to show off.
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    You could go for a smaller engine to get that insurance cost down. The exterior would look the same if you just want it to show off.
    Yeah I might just do that , thanks anyway mate
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    Prince Al Yaseen from trollstation?
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    (Original post by NX172)
    Yeah so £363+/mo insurance per month plus at least £250-£400/mo for the car however you finance it. +£24+/mo service plan and fuel costs. You'd be looking at at-least £750/mo? Not sure about your background but even for mid career professionals this is excessive. To get a scope for how much unnecessary money you're paying - It'd cost me less than this to contract hire and insure a C63.

    Build up some experience and come back in 3-5 years, it would be affordable then.

    Depends where you live if these cars are show-offy. Here in London, a A200 or A3 is below average, it's like driving a Golf - you won't get a single head-turn. Average is probably a C220/E220 or BMW 320.
    my area it's worse than that these day's one of my friends she didn't like her 2 year old porshe as it was 'too common' now she has a fully kitted '65 plate s-class mercedes for her 19th birthday and is getting a ferrari 458 for her 21st
 
 
 
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