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Reianah
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So I’m turning 20 July next year and I would like to buy myself my first car I have saved about 7k and my Dad said he will give me about 5-6k for my first car. Also Insurance I would probably go under my dads and he would pay half of it until the price drops down. I would like an Audi a1 or a3 but do you think I should go for a cheaper car.
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(Original post by Reianah)
So I’m turning 20 July next year and I would like to buy myself my first car I have saved about 7k and my Dad said he will give me about 5-6k for my first car. Also Insurance I would probably go under my dads and he would pay half of it until the price drops down. I would like an Audi a1 or a3 but do you think I should go for a cheaper car.
You can't "go onto your dad's" insurance. It doesn't work like that.
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if you have the money why not. treat yourself
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You'll find very few people who would recommend spending £12-13k on your first car before insurance, even if you have the money in your pocket. You'd be much better off researching a runaround that's cheap to insure, and saving the most you can bear for a house deposit.

Not a sexy option but you'll be loads better off in 5-10 years compared to people who wanted a cool first car and threw money down the drain for the sake of 4000-5000 miles a year.
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(Original post by Reianah)
So I’m turning 20 July next year and I would like to buy myself my first car I have saved about 7k and my Dad said he will give me about 5-6k for my first car. Also Insurance I would probably go under my dads and he would pay half of it until the price drops down. I would like an Audi a1 or a3 but do you think I should go for a cheaper car.
Just because you can, doesn't mean it is the most wisest decision.

The fact you have had to save the £7K implies to me that getting a couple grand is not a trivial amount of money to you.

Why not spend £3-4K on something cheaper, & open a LISA and put the rest their. Its your choice, just what I would do...
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I'm thinking of getting an A3 for my second car but for a first is a little much lol but if you have the money go for it, i much prefer the A3 over the A1,
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You can't "go onto your dad's" insurance. It doesn't work like that.
I'm guessing he means as a named driver
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I'm guessing he means as a named driver
Which doesn't work in this instance.
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Which doesn't work in this instance
wouldn't it? Dad phones up to add son as named driver, they say 'yes but we'll increase your policy by x amount'; son pays the extra cost
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wouldn't it? Dad phones up to add son as named driver, they say 'yes but we'll increase your policy by x amount'; son pays the extra cost
You're missing the obvious - the father isn't already insured on the car given it's.. not his..?
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You're missing the obvious - the father isn't already insured on the car given it's.. not his..?
oh **** of course hahaha

Yeah sorry you're right that makes no sense
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I'd pick the A3. I like it's design and that's the car I want personally until I'm financially stable without my parents
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I have an A1 as my first car but that's only because my Nan had saved up money for me since I was a baby. I also managed to get a good deal on it, and I'm 27 with a years no claim discount so my insurance won't be as much compared with a 20 year old. Otherwise I'd definitely be driving something a lot cheaper.
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