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AliNineNine
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(Original post by Chxchii)
Is it expensive?
yea just had a look, way above budget lol
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(Original post by Chxchii)
between 300-450.
My parents are helping me a little in payment
If you're young, no chance (assuming per year - I wouldn't finance insurance).

Have you got any insurance quotes?
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If you're young, no chance.

Have you got any insurance quotes?
No, not yet.
Quite frankly, I have been letting my dad help me in that aspect because I am still trying to understand it better.
I recently turned 20
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(Original post by Chxchii)
No, not yet.
Quite frankly, I have been letting my dad help me in that aspect because I am still trying to understand it better.
I recently turned 20
Unfortunately, I think that you're in for a bit of a shock. Do not buy a car without getting an insurance quote, and knowing where you would park it during term time. You also need to budget for other running expenses, e.g. servicing, repairs, fuel, etc. Cars are not cheap to own / run.

If you really need, and can afford, a car, then, at this level, you can't be too picky. You need to go for something with cheap parts, cheaper insurance, and good fuel economy. Hatchbacks are the best option, IMO, and are more practical than saloons.
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(Original post by RogerOxon)
servicing, repairs, fuel, etc. Cars are not cheap to own / run.

Hatchbacks are the best option, IMO, and are more practical than saloons.
Can confirm, more than half of my weekly budget at uni goes towards my car - I literally spend less on food than I do a week keeping my car running, and that's before insurance, which is like 1.3k

The only thing that hatches have over saloons though, is the ability to throw them into a corner. Saloons ftw
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Fiat, Ford, polo vw?
Older fiats (especially I'm the OP's price range, can be a bit unreliable.
I found that out myself.
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It's not the cost of the car that will take you out it's the insurance. There are many cars under £1500, even nice saloons from Benz and Volvo (high milers tho) but the insurance on some of those could be 3+ times the worth of the car.
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