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    What is your budget? (Insurance and Tax included)

    Are you a new driver?

    How old are you?

    What is going to be the main use of the car?
    Trips around uni/home as well as occassional drives home to and from uni

    How many passengers will you usually be carrying?

    How big a boot do you need?
    Not massive just enough for a gym bag size

    Specific tasks you will be doing?
    Commuting to late shifts, driving long distance home

    Any brands you would prefer?
    Mazda, Hyundai, Ford

    Any brands you dislike?
    Vauxhall, Peugeot

    What features in the car are important to you?
    Coupe, ideally

    What gearbox do you want?

    Are aesthetics of the car important?

    Special requirements?

    What is the minimum fuel consumption you require?


    (Original post by JooW)
    Given that no-one has offered any ideas, I think a slight reality check is needed in that you are unlikely to get a Coupe as your first car. I don't know of any such cars that would fit your budget, your requirements and relevant to a first time driver.

    I mean, real coupe cars are usually high performance cars with equally high insurance groups. The Mazda RX-8 Coupe for example has up to 227bhp, is uneconomical (about 25mpg) and is in insurance group 27-34. Good luck affording the insurance! The road tax alone is anywhere between £305 - £535

    You might need to reconsider and look for a small hatchback as your first car. A Ford Fiesta (mk7), Mazda 2 or Hyundai i20 would be more appropriate.

    The Seat Leon SC is probably the only Coupe you have even a remote chance of being insured on - and you won't be able to afford it on that budget, nowhere near.

    Just get a small hatchback like Menrva said.

    Surely a hyundai coupe fits the description?
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