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    Pretty much as the title suggests, which one would you go for ? I've not driven in a while but i have had a car in the past. My last car i had a couple of years ago was an old banger and was a nightmare hence why i'm thinking of spending more on finance to get something more reliable and maybe get a warranty thrown in ?
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    "old banger" & "newer car" doesn't tell much.
    What would your budget be?
    What would you need the car for?
    Bare in mind the insurance prices & fuel consumption.
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    If you can afford £1000-2000 for a "decent banger" then yeah, I would suggest you went for that as finance ties you in and is expensive, if circumstances change - you can't get out.
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    Start off with an older cheaper car. Make sure you're able to drive and park properly without hitting anything and then move on to a car you'd love to have (try first) once you have a salary that can afford the finance.

    Don't forget to factor in car insurance.
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    If you're gonna get a new car, leasing makes a lot more sense than finance. Finance is a mug's game IMO.
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    (Original post by Final Fantasy)
    Start off with an older cheaper car. Make sure you're able to drive and park properly without hitting anything and then move on to a car you'd love to have (try first) once you have a salary that can afford the finance.

    Don't forget to factor in car insurance.
    Good advice if he was a newbie, but he's owned a car previously. You don't just forget how to drive over a couple year gap :top:
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    Neither. Getting a dirt cheap ancient car is a waste of time, and I would never want to lock myself into a finance contract on that scale.
    If you have the money to take a new car out on finance, then save up and buy a car for £2-3K with like 60K on the clock, it'll be new enough to not have any issues but old enough to be affordable.
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    Depends on why you need a car.

    If it is just an occasional usage car, then a banger does the job. If you need one for work or commute then you'd probably want to get a better one.
 
 
 
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