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Old 02-05-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default hm, it's about that time.

well, im 17 in 17 days time, and that means i can learn to drive, woo. It has also come to my attention that every IT job i've looked at want me to be able to drive, so it's a worthy investment. But being able to drive is a little useless with no car, so i was wondering if anyone knows any decent cars that can be picked up relatively cheap in the UK?

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Old 02-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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i would say for your first car a ford fiesta is a good choice, take a look at Buy used Cars | Second hand Cars for sale - ExchangeandMart.co.uk and maybe ebay to find a car.
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Default Re: hm, it's about that time.

Definitely start with a used car. Also, if you finance the car, get the gap insurance. IT IS NOT A GIMMICK. It saved me over 20,000 USD in the long run.

I'd go with Ford as a brand. IMO, they make very decent cars that are perfect for first time drivers. Try a Fiesta or Focus (I know Fiesta is in UK, not sure about Focus.) They are not too big, not too small, very comfortable, and fun to drive.
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I'm 17, and passed my test in December. I drive a Renault Clio 1.2 16v. It's pretty reliable, and the insurance is relativly cheap - From the NFU, I pay 540/year for Me, my Mum and my Dad. Some of my friends pay ~2K
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Can't go wrong with a Rover LOL JK!!!!
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