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    What is your budget? (Insurance and Tax included)
    7,000 euros (10-12k NZD)

    Are you a new driver?
    No

    How old are you?
    17 (I've been doing a lot of track)

    What is going to be the main use of the car?
    Daily driving, Mostly short distance

    How many passengers will you usually be carrying?
    2

    How big a boot do you need?
    I dont mind

    Specific tasks you will be doing?
    Track days

    Any brands you would prefer?
    None

    Any brands you dislike?
    Toyota Prius (Not a brand but still)

    What features in the car are important to you?
    Not breaking down ever 10kms

    What gearbox do you want?
    Manual

    Are aesthetics of the car important?
    Yes
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    Given your age, it kinda rules out quite a few track suitable bargains in that price bracket such as a used 350z. I think for the age if you want to go on the track from time to time the mx5 might be your best bet
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    (Original post by NX172)
    Given your age, it kinda rules out quite a few track suitable bargains in that price bracket such as a used 350z. I think for the age if you want to go on the track from time to time the mx5 might be your best bet
    Thanks for the reply, I would take the mx5 except I'm not a huge fan of smaller cars like that, I might just have to save up a bit more money :/
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    You're 17, which means you won't have held a full license for more than a year so yeah from a DVLA and Insurance perspective - you are a new driver. Anyway yeah couldn't imagine anyone taking a Prius to a track lol.

    An ST is a good balance for both track and day-to-day running, or the Clio RS. With your budget though it'll be hard to get the car AND insure it, I mean an ST170 in good condition is still like £2-3k,and it'd cost you that same amount for the insurance if not way more.
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    (Original post by nevershear)
    You're 17, which means you won't have held a full license for more than a new so yeah from a DVLA and Insurance perspective - you are a new driver. Anyway yeah couldn't imagine anyone taking a Prius to a track lol.

    An ST is a good balance for both track and day-to-day running, or the Clio RS. With your budget though it'll be hard to get the car AND insure it, I mean an ST170 in good condition is still like £2-3k,and it'd cost you that same amount for the insurance if not way more.
    I was thinking the same. Not a new driver at 17? hahaha
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    (Original post by nevershear)
    You're 17, which means you won't have held a full license for more than a year so yeah from a DVLA and Insurance perspective - you are a new driver. Anyway yeah couldn't imagine anyone taking a Prius to a track lol.

    An ST is a good balance for both track and day-to-day running, or the Clio RS. With your budget though it'll be hard to get the car AND insure it, I mean an ST170 in good condition is still like £2-3k,and it'd cost you that same amount for the insurance if not way more.
    Cheers, never even thought about the fords, pretty good balance between racing and daily livability.
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    (Original post by nevershear)
    You're 17, which means you won't have held a full license for more than a year so yeah from a DVLA and Insurance perspective - you are a new driver. Anyway yeah couldn't imagine anyone taking a Prius to a track lol.

    An ST is a good balance for both track and day-to-day running, or the Clio RS. With your budget though it'll be hard to get the car AND insure it, I mean an ST170 in good condition is still like £2-3k,and it'd cost you that same amount for the insurance if not way more.
    I agree.
 
 
 
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