Is buying a £600 car worth it?

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Is the price too low for a car?
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Is the price too low for a car?
Worst answer in the world, but, 'depends'.

What's the MOT status? What's the servicing been like? What do you need it for?
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Gotta tell us more about the car.
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Well worth it if it's been looked after. Trouble is, at that price trying to find one that hasn't got problems is a bit of a minefield.
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Worst answer in the world, but, 'depends'.

What's the MOT status? What's the servicing been like? What do you need it for?
That is the worst answer in the world!

Well I need it to travel to work
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That is the worst answer in the world!

Well I need it to travel to work
If you actively need it for something, then the other answers being good are crucial.


If you want a better answer, you've got to give better information.
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Depends on the car,MOT etc.But £600 is cheap
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^just make sure it won't break down in the middle of the road....
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Me and my mates bought a car for £250 (we were only 15) and used it for joyriding. It lasted about 3 weeks until the brakes completely went and it got stolen.

You can probs get an okay car for £600
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Your profile picture looks like Shamima Begum (Im not trying to be offensive)
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Is the price too low for a car?
More importantly, what does it cost you to insure? You will often find that really cheap cars are actually more expensive to insure (because drivers don't look after them and they are more likely to have an accident).

Unless you are mechanically confident I wouldn't really recommend it.
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(Original post by Drewski)
If you actively need it for something, then the other answers being good are crucial.


If you want a better answer, you've got to give better information.
What type of information
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Your profile picture looks like Shamima Begum (Im not trying to be offensive)
Begum's teef stick out.
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I wouldn't say so - depends on the status of the car! I got my car for £650 when it had just passed it's MOT and works pretty well. Look at how long it has until it's due for it's MOT and how much it will cost to insure. There's no point paying £600 now to pay more for it to pass an MOT in a couple of months!

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Is the price too low for a car?
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Begum's teef stick out.
Yh ik, despite that, they look similar.
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Your profile picture looks like Shamima Begum (Im not trying to be offensive)
LMAOOO , doesn’t feel nice to be said I look like her but cool
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Well worth it if it's been looked after. Trouble is, at that price trying to find one that hasn't got problems is a bit of a minefield.
Don’t mind a scratch here and there
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Gotta tell us more about the car.
it’s an old car
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Yh ik, despite that, they look similar.
They're brown and have a hijab on? I would hope not to get you in a police line up.

Rainfall has a more pleasant forehead and teef situation going on. Fairly distinct, you little blind donkey.
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More importantly, what does it cost you to insure? You will often find that really cheap cars are actually more expensive to insure (because drivers don't look after them and they are more likely to have an accident).

Unless you are mechanically confident I wouldn't really recommend it.
Well ... I don’t know what to do then. I don’t mind paying 150 for insurance
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I honestly hate these kinds of threads because shortly there will be people jumping on who know nothing about cars but they will be telling you that for £600 it must be dead and ready for scrap. As someone coming from a motor background, I can tell you the following.

My existing cars stand me at the following:
05 Civic - £275.00
00 Logo - £450.00
97 Discovery - £400.00
02 IS200 - £280.00
04 Mini - £425.00

All of our cars are safe. The price does not determine the quality of car. The trick is finding the right one at the right price. Do you have anyone that can come with you to view it? I would want to see that it has a valid MOT and what the advisories are. You also want someone that can take a good look at it, take it for a drive and recognise the knocks it might make.
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