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    Hey guys, so I've just started my lessons back up. I get around 11,000 at uni to live around 6 of that is rent, was wondering if it's worth getting a car? Like can I afford it? how much does a car cost to own?
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    lol i doubt it unless you drive without insurance
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    Think about parking. If you're at a large city university there will possibly be some spaces available somewhere (but they might not be very near) and if you're at a campus uni then it might be considerably harder. If you're paying for parking make sure you factor that in too because it can be pretty expensive.
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    (Original post by cagelilz)
    Hey guys, so I've just started my lessons back up. I get around 11,000 at uni to live around 6 of that is rent, was wondering if it's worth getting a car? Like can I afford it? how much does a car cost to own?
    How long is a piece of string?

    Factors:

    - Insurance (costs me about £850 p/y, non black box, fully comp. Might be even higher for you depending on the car, location, mileage, usage reasons)
    - Servicing, MOT (Full service + MOT, probably £150-180 p/y)
    - Parking permit (Depends on the city. Anything from £20 to £300 p/y)
    - Fuel
    - General consumables (Windscreen wipers, tyres, brakes, fluids)

    Work it out yourself. It's highly individual.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    How long is a piece of string?

    Factors:

    - Insurance (costs me about £850 p/y, non black box, fully comp. Might be even higher for you depending on the car, location, mileage, usage reasons)
    - Servicing, MOT (Full service + MOT, probably £150-180 p/y)
    - Parking permit (Depends on the city. Anything from £20 to £300 p/y)
    - Fuel
    - General consumables (Windscreen wipers, tyres, brakes, fluids)

    Work it out yourself. It's highly individual.
    What car did you have? Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by cagelilz)
    What car did you have? Thanks for the help!
    Tiny weenie car, Skoda Citigo.

    I rate it highly. Very fuel efficient, easy to park and actually performs decently on the motorway.
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    Tiny weeny car, Skoda Citigo.

    I rate it highly. Very fuel efficient, easy to park and actually performs decently on the motorway.
    Might have a look at that! thanks
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