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what’s a reasonable amount of money to spend on a first car?
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what’s a reasonable amount of money to spend on a first car?
Depends on what's reasonable to you. You could get by with a £200 car but if you can afford more you could go for one a little more expensive and more reloable
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500 to 900 quids gets you started well with a decent car
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Depends what you want it for. I spent just over £5000 on mine because I wanted one to last and would withstand long journeys. It really depends what you need it for.
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500 to 900 quids gets you started well with a decent car
In some areas you can find sub £900 cars easily but in others all cars under 1k are usually on their way to the scrap yard anyways
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In some areas you can find sub £900 cars easily but in others all cars under 1k are usually on their way to the scrap yard anyways
Buying a beater car makes one more comfortable to work on it himself. Plus old cars are way easier to fix when wrecked and parts are cheap.
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(I always thought a beater car was something to do with dogging? :rolleyes:)
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Buying a beater car makes one more comfortable to work on it himself. Plus old cars are way easier to fix when wrecked and parts are cheap.
<£1000 cars aren't that maintenance thirsty if you buy a good example but it's hard to find good cars when you have a small radius to search in <15 miles. Granted it depends on where you live but you can find good cars.

Obviously stay away from French cars that are over 100k miles, high mileage luxury German cars and cars that don't have service history and you'll be ok. You can find low mileage clios, fiesta's that are pretty good.
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<£1000 cars aren't that maintenance thirsty if you buy a good example but it's hard to find good cars when you have a small radius to search in <15 miles. Granted it depends on where you live but you can find good cars.

Obviously stay away from French cars that are over 100k miles, high mileage luxury German cars and cars that don't have service history and you'll be ok. You can find low mileage clios, fiesta's that are pretty good.
That's right! I feel sticking to Honda Civics or other japanese brands such as toyota are an excellent choice
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