Thecrazydoughnut
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Hey all,

What would you get or have got as your first car?

If I may ask, have you paid outright for it or monthly?

Thank you 😊
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I'd get something under £2000, ideally something with less power(though still enough to be tolerable). Don't know what I'd get in particular though.
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I'd get something under £2000, ideally something with less power(though still enough to be tolerable). Don't know what I'd get in particular though.
I’m looking at monthly’s at the minute. A neat Honda Jazz(old style) can be perfect for me.

I mean my dream car is Audi A1. But that’s far too expensive. I’m not dying to buy it or saving up for it as I’m happy with whatever gets me from A-B. 😊
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(Original post by Thecrazydoughnut)
I’m looking at monthly’s at the minute. A neat Honda Jazz(old style) can be perfect for me.

I mean my dream car is Audi A1. But that’s far too expensive. I’m not dying to buy it or saving up for it as I’m happy with whatever gets me from A-B. 😊
Yeah, I'm not an expert in cars or anything, but I would want to stick to something cheaper(I'd recommend paying upfront for something under £2000, £1000 if you're not bothered about style or anything). Just look on something like AutoTrader for a car you like in your area.
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(Original post by bluewolf21)
Yeah, I'm not an expert in cars or anything, but I would want to stick to something cheaper(I'd recommend paying upfront for something under £2000, £1000 if you're not bothered about style or anything). Just look on something like AutoTrader for a car you like in your area.
I’ve been looking on auto trader for quite a while. It’s good but when I enquire the cars are sold. Then they’re the ones that are cheap but are px or cat D or cat N.

I’m going to keep looking though. Thank you. 😊
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Fleur Ford and then Reginald Rover (Land Rover), can't remember which I drove first.
We are still together, my relationship with them has survived longer than dating all exes.
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Citroen c1 bought it out right second hand but sharing with a sibling. Its 2011 but does the job, gets from A to B which is what a first car should do. Dont go for anything to fancy or costly unless you have the money to do so as scratches and that are more common!

Oh and one more thing, dont go for say a 1.4L as your insurance will be sky high, mine is a Litre and is around £800-£1000
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I got a 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.25 as my first car, and I also got my insurance as a black box policy (I call it the spy box). Some advice for your insurance if you'd like it, but put down as many relatives with good driving history as a named driver on your policy as possible. Both my parents are on my policy and it put down the price a lot. Started at 800 last year, then it's renewed as 300 this year. Buying a car is the first part but the insurance as you might already know is another huge cost, so maybe take that into consideration when thinking of a car to get.
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I got a 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.25 as my first car, and I also got my insurance as a black box policy (I call it the spy box). Some advice for your insurance if you'd like it, but put down as many relatives with good driving history as a named driver on your policy as possible. Both my parents are on my policy and it put down the price a lot. Started at 800 last year, then it's renewed as 300 this year. Buying a car is the first part but the insurance as you might already know is another huge cost, so maybe take that into consideration when thinking of a car to get.
Thank you. Regarding your advice on insurance, I’ve decided not to go yearly for my insurance for multiple reasons. One being I won’t be able to put the named drivers down on my insurance as my family members won’t approve of me getting a car in the first place.

Therefore I’d go monthly on that too I believe it’s £72 for 60 days which is a month ish for insurance. I find this much better policy then the yearly one as such.

Thanks once again. 😊
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(Original post by Thecrazydoughnut)
Thank you. Regarding your advice on insurance, I’ve decided not to go yearly for my insurance for multiple reasons. One being I won’t be able to put the named drivers down on my insurance as my family members won’t approve of me getting a car in the first place.

Therefore I’d go monthly on that too I believe it’s £72 for 60 days which is a month ish for insurance. I find this much better policy then the yearly one as such.

Thanks once again. 😊
Oh I see, and that's alright. Insurance is a pain especially at the beginning but obviously the longer you have it and the longer it is of not having any claims it will get cheaper. Hopefully you'll figure out the car that's best for you, wish you luck!
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