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    Looking to get a Morris Marina for my first car. Wondering if anyone else has forgone the option of an uninspiring modern car.

    EDIT: Situation changed and I now am in the process of buying a 4 litre straight 6 Jaguar XJS to do up, but I am worried I won't be able to afford the insurance on that!
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    Had a few,

    Volvo 164, Volvo P1800 and briefly an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV, now I only have 1 that is waiting for my time to restore it, a Jaguar E-Type.

    As for a Marina, there are better cars out there for a classic, a Morris Minor or a BMC Mini would make for a far better classic to start out with. Personally from that era I prefer a Ford Escort MkII or an Opel Manta or a Saab 99.

    I'd first look to see if you could get insurance on these cars, not easy to start out your motoring career with these types of cars any longer.
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    I havent got one at the moment, but i want a classic mini
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    (Original post by DrSebWilkes)
    Looking to get a Morris Marina for my first car. Wondering if anyone else has forgone the option of an uninspiring modern car.
    Citroen 2CV. Great cars and one of the few cars that can be built from scratch by buying all the parts

    They are fun to drive and very simple to repair with just a basic tool kit. No complex electronics or anything.
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    My Freelander is now a "heritage" vehicle according to Land Rover, but I assume that isn't what you meant?
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    (Original post by Talon)
    My Freelander is now a "heritage" vehicle according to Land Rover, but I assume that isn't what you meant?
    In my personal opinion, anything over 25 years old is getting into the "trying to be a classic" category; you seem some 20 year old cars knocking about but after that you know it's being kept alive for a reason.
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    Serious question:

    I've found a classic car I like but it has a 4 litre engine ... can I still be insured?
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    I have a 1991 Toyota Carina 2 GL Saloon automatic 1.6 petrol, has only done 73k miles.
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    (Original post by Naveed-7)
    I have a 1991 Toyota Carina 2 GL Saloon automatic 1.6 petrol, has only done 73k miles.
    Hey! That's pretty nice! What is the insurance like on that?
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    (Original post by DrSebWilkes)
    Hey! That's pretty nice! What is the insurance like on that?
    I havent insured it yet. Its parked up at the moment. But insurance on it is cheap I think.
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    a 2000 Toyota Hilux 2.8
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    I've been watching Datsun 240/260/280z's for years. Having recently become single and moved back into my parents I'm swimming in extra money that was used on useless things like bills haha. The time has come to get one I think, should be able to get a loan out and use my maintenance loan to keep it going since I start uni in September. Will have to drive it in the winter though unless I get something dirt cheap like an MX5.

    classics seem to be quite affordable, cheap as chips classic insurance, no road tax. I reckon most money will go onto keeping it running.
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    Yep. I've had a few. Everything from a Reliant rialto to a Porsche 911SC. Had just over 80 classics in total now.


    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Had a few,

    Volvo 164, Volvo P1800 and briefly an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV, now I only have 1 that is waiting for my time to restore it, a Jaguar E-Type.

    As for a Marina, there are better cars out there for a classic, a Morris Minor or a BMC Mini would make for a far better classic to start out with. Personally from that era I prefer a Ford Escort MkII or an Opel Manta or a Saab 99.

    I'd first look to see if you could get insurance on these cars, not easy to start out your motoring career with these types of cars any longer.
    Morris minor better than a marina?
    LOL!

    Having owned examples of both, that's absolute nonsense. The marina pisses all over the minor.
 
 
 
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