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    I can't drive but my wife is learning. I am hoping to spend around one thousand pounds on one AMA
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I can't drive but my wife is learning. I am hoping to spend around one thousand pounds on one AMA
    A thousand quid? Yikes, that'll be falling apart

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    A thousand quid? Yikes, that'll be falling apart

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    I didn't want to go that far

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    A thousand quid? Yikes, that'll be falling apart

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    to be honest depending on where you look and what you know or take someone who does, you can get a runner for that and have it mot'd for the year too. but usually there 3-4k from official sellers with/without mot.

    its like £20 to have history check and up to a £100 per independent mechanic check. mots on group-on are lowest i've seen at £9

    bare in mind also cars values diminish greatly per year so there often never worth what you initially paid for it if you bought it brand new/second hand *without using finance.*
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    to be honest depending on where you look and what you know or take someone who does, you can get a runner for that and have it mot'd for the year too. but usually there 3-4k from official sellers with/without mot.

    its like £20 to have history check and up to a £100 per independent mechanic check. mots on group-on are lowest i've seen at £9

    bare in mind also cars values diminish greatly per year so there often never worth what you initially paid for it if you bought it brand new/second hand *without using finance.*
    It's either that, or putting it towards a mortgage on a house?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I can't drive but my wife is learning. I am hoping to spend around one thousand pounds on one AMA
    you can get a Volvo for that
    don't been in one that cost £500 lasted to months and the heated seats were all that worked
    you can get a ford for that
    don't you'll spend the same in parts for a year as it cost you 2006 focus

    buy a lexus I'll last a while as it Japanese made
    for a grade you'll get a late 90's one with leather seats and maybe a wooden trim
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    you can get a Volvo for that
    don't been in one that cost £500 lasted to months and the heated seats were all that worked
    you can get a ford for that
    don't you'll spend the same in parts for a year as it cost you 2006 focus

    buy a lexus I'll last a while as it Japanese made
    for a grade you'll get a late 90's one with leather seats and maybe a wooden trim
    One of my friends recommended what looks like a nice Audi for 1k. I am thinking about saving up for a deposit for a house, on the other hand>?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    One of my friends recommended what looks like a nice Audi for 1k. I am thinking about saving up for a deposit for a house, on the other hand>?
    should be ok but it will be lets set pre-millennium and rather high in repair bills (my uncle sold his Audi as the Maserati was cheaper to maintain)
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    (Original post by sketchymofo2)
    to be honest depending on where you look and what you know or take someone who does, you can get a runner for that and have it mot'd for the year too. but usually there 3-4k from official sellers with/without mot.

    its like £20 to have history check and up to a £100 per independent mechanic check. mots on group-on are lowest i've seen at £9

    bare in mind also cars values diminish greatly per year so there often never worth what you initially paid for it if you bought it brand new/second hand *without using finance.*
    I'd go for at least 3-4k because those are more likely to last you a while

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    which cars are you thinking of? :auto:
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    If you don't absolutely need a car then don't get one. For one thousand pounds to be your limit now means it's not worth it. If you want a car that you can thrash for a couple of months until it dies (just for fun) then that's an alright price but for a car that will be a daily driver you need to be looking at 3-4 thousand as a previous poster said. A small hatch back of sorts, I would go Japanese (Lexus sedans are truly robust as another poster said) as well.
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    (Original post by 130398)
    If you don't absolutely need a car then don't get one. For one thousand pounds to be your limit now means it's not worth it. If you want a car that you can thrash for a couple of months until it dies (just for fun) then that's an alright price but for a car that will be a daily driver you need to be looking at 3-4 thousand as a previous poster said. A small hatch back of sorts, I would go Japanese (Lexus sedans are truly robust as another poster said) as well.
    I'd go European, or Ford

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    I paid £600 for my first car which was 2000 Honda Civic and I had it for 2 years. In these 2 years I only had to replace the brake pads and discs and service it, other than that the car has served me well.
 
 
 
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