Taking a car to uni

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(Original post by oroberto1509)
I need it becuase trains to the uni from my house are dodgy and I do need a way to come home so it kind of a must for me. Even though the roads are dodgy as well but not as bad as the trains 😂
Live at uni then - cheaper than running, insuring and servicing a car.
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Live at uni then - cheaper than running, insuring and servicing a car.
what I mean is when there will be half terms ect I will have to return home due to the uni halls agreement so I will need the car to return home
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(Original post by oroberto1509)
what I mean is when there will be half terms ect I will have to return home due to the uni halls agreement so I will need the car to return home
Really? Which uni does this - it's not worth a car for infrequent use..
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(Original post by Muttley79)
Really? Which uni does this - it's not worth a car for infrequent use..
you only get a certain weeks of stay and some do include half terms but most wont do over christmas and easter
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I am going to use the car weekly shopping and to drive home . I will be studying media and history as a joint honors
You're actually going to take a car just to do weekly shopping? Jesus... I would take every opportunity to minimise your expenditure and debt during your time at university, and one easy way of doing that is not keeping an entirely unnecessary car.
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If the shops were that far away it’s be cheaper to get an Uber once a week than pay for insurance, servicing, MOT, road tax, repairs, petrol, parking and depreciation.

The trains would have to be non-existent and you’d have to want to return home weekly to make this viable.
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You're actually going to take a car just to do weekly shopping? Jesus... You're not even studying a course which is going to lead to a job! I would take every opportunity to minimise your expenditure and debt during your time at university, and one easy way of doing that is not keeping an entirely unnecessary car.
I will be using my car to have fun as every other uni student
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You're actually going to take a car just to do weekly shopping? Jesus... You're not even studying a course which is going to lead to a job! I would take every opportunity to minimise your expenditure and debt during your time at university, and one easy way of doing that is not keeping an entirely unnecessary car.
didn't martin lewis say yoy should spend the maximum debt as a student as you'll never re pay it?
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(Original post by Admit-One)
If the shops were that far away it’s be cheaper to get an Uber once a week than pay for insurance, servicing, MOT, road tax, repairs, petrol, parking and depreciation.

The trains would have to be non-existent and you’d have to want to return home weekly to make this viable.
thank yoy for your advice
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I will be using my car to have fun as every other uni student
You won't - everyone will want lifts and you can't drink if you are driving. PLEASE rethink ...
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You won't - everyone will want lifts and you can't drink if you are driving. PLEASE rethink ...
I don't drink due to my medical condition
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I don't drink due to my medical condition
The uni I am going to is a rural uni where traveling is hardly non existence
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The uni I am going to is a rural uni where traveling is hardly non existence
It is still not worth it -
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It is still not worth it -
ok thank you I'll consider it when it will come closer to the time thank you
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I did say you'd need deep pockets. You didn't listen.
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I was given an old car in my 2nd year at uni. It was great for having freedom.

For me, that freedom was worth the fuel, insurance, tax, maintenance costs (all DIY).

I'd be a hypocrite if I advised any students not to have a car at uni.
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I was given an old car in my 2nd year at uni. It was great for having freedom.

For me, that freedom was worth the fuel, insurance, tax, maintenance costs (all DIY).

I'd be a hypocrite if I advised any students not to have a car at uni.
My car is very cheap to run £30 for tax and it'a a diesel and in a month or 2 it will use a full tank which is like £50 and whilst at uni I won't use it as often so that £50 full tank will probably last more than a month 😂👌🏻. Thank you for your help
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My car is very cheap to run £30 for tax and it'a a diesel and in a month or 2 it will use a full tank which is like £50 and whilst at uni I won't use it as often so that £50 full tank will probably last more than a month 😂👌🏻. Thank you for your help
What about insurance? You'll need to change your registered address on the policy if you take it to uni, which could be significantly more expensive
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What about insurance? You'll need to change your registered address on the policy if you take it to uni, which could be significantly more expensive
I'm not sure as my insurance renews in November
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(Original post by oroberto1509)
My car is very cheap to run £30 for tax and it'a a diesel and in a month or 2 it will use a full tank which is like £50 and whilst at uni I won't use it as often so that £50 full tank will probably last more than a month 😂👌🏻. Thank you for your help
Make sure you account for DPF and EGR replacement in your costs in that case!
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