I just brought my first car it was £7000 Is this too expensive for a first car? Watch

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I have worked every weekend for about 5 years and I saved up a bit of money.
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I personally wouldnt spend that on a first car.
But its your car, your money and your decision.
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My first car was (is) £10,000, but I wasn't the one paying all of that
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yes. ridic amount to spend on a first car. unless it's under warranty the costly repairs will come in thick and fast in 10... 9...
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You're statistically highly likely to at least cause some cosmetic damage in your first year, so yeah, that's a lot. This thread shows how many people damage their cars when they're new to driving https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5561338
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(Original post by Sataris)
My first car was (is) £10,000, but I wasn't the one paying all of that
posh...
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not that expensive sounds good for a first car
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Some silver spoons on here.

£7k on a first car
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Some silver spoons on here.

£7k on a first car
I don't get it
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(Original post by tom123h456)
I have worked every weekend for about 5 years and I saved up a bit of money.
Spent £2k on mine and I thought that was a bit steep. About to buy my second car and now I've saved up a bit I'm splashing out on a £4k car. Caused £500 of damage on my first car within two months of buying it, plus had to spend £200 on new brake pads not long after I bought it cause they were worn. Personally I think £7k is way too much for a first car but if you want to spend that much then it's your money. I just hope that wasn't all your savings cause otherwise you're stuffed if you need repairs.
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If it's a good car which should last you a while and won't give you any problems, then I think that's fine to spend that much.

I hope you did your insurance research before buying the car.
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Did you spend too much?
It depends on what the car is, how many miles it's done, what's the sevice history like and overall are you happy with it?
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I don't get it
I do, my first car was £300 Took me four years and some inheritance to buy a car for £6k.

In answer to the OP it depends on how much money you have. To me it seems a ludicrous waste, but if you have the money why not. Bear in mind you will at least curb the alloys if not cause cosmetic damage to the bodywork. There's no way it'll stay pristine unless you're both lucky and naturally gifted at driving. So put some money aside for that kind of stuff as it does happen.

Ultimately if you have the money then you can't take it with you - so do it.
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I'll be disappointed if it's not a Dacia Sandero
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If you have £7k to spend, then no, not expensive.

Expense is entirely relative.
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As for me, I would never spend that much money on a car. I bought a '02 Mazda 323f with £500 two years ago and still going strong now. I only had to do some maintenance work such as changing all the fluids, etc... which up spending around £1500, but thinking about what I paid for the car isn't too bad.
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Meh, not necessarily - it's your money to do what you like with.
Sometimes buying the little banger can be false economy: they never make it through their next MOT unscathed and before you know it, your little £500 car has cost you a couple of grand in repairs/replacements.
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I passed my MOT twice with no issues. Plus, it doesn't need any repairs as the car is very reliable. It is certainly cheaper than buying a £7k car, I suppose...
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Personally, yes it is a bit much. I know I'd most likely ruin my first car so I'd much rather get something cheaper! But at the end of the day, it's your money and you can spend it however you like.
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I think a first car costing over £1500 is expensive.
But you only get one life, if driving a pricey car floats your boat enjoy it.

I brought my first car for £350 and its still going six years later.
Seller was desperate to get rid, thought it was haunted.
Nothing spooky or unlucky so far.
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