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Poll: Which one should I get? (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Which car?

  1. Ford Fiesta (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  2. Vauxhall Astra (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. Vauxhall Corsa (4 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  4. Volkswagen Golf (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  5. Volkswagen Polo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Renault Clio (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. Peugeot 106 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. '' 207 (4 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  9. '' 306 (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  10. Citroen Saxo (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

Diesel or petrol?

  1. Diesel (4 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  2. Petrol (15 votes [78.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.95%

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#1 Nathan

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:53 PM

Well, I'm 17 now, so am thinking about getting myself a wee car, but I can only narrow it down to 10 sad.gif

so....i was wondering if you would like to put in you tuppence worth.

I'm looking for something that is;
  • cheap to run
  • cheap(ish) to insure
  • relatively cheap to buy..ie less than £2000
  • not too old (made after 1996)

and that's about it, really

oh, and also...which is better, in your opinion, petrol or diesel?



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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:12 PM

Get something like a Vauxhall Corsa...it's a good beginners car, especially when you couple it with a low to medium engine capacity, like a 1.2 or something.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:15 PM

I learn in a diesel Clio and I love it.

My dad has a Fiesta I think... I also like that.

The boy shape however has a Corsa, which is quite nippy and he drives far too fast.

Oh, and my Grandpa has a Golf, I don't really like it.

I like the 106. It's dinky. happy.gif

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:26 PM

What I'd love to get is a Toyota Celica in black, with a decent engine capacity, but that'd be costly. My mum drives a Toyota Corolla, and my grandpa owns a Toyota Avensis. As you can see, my family are fans of Toyota cars. tongue.gif

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:34 PM

I've got a Peugeot 206 (Even though I can't drive!). I need to take lessons as soon as possible. It's my brother's car but it's now mine seeing as he no longer lives here.

Your best bet is to look around Auto Trader for a good deal.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:46 PM

Scott, why did you have to tell me about that site? I've just spied a Micra that I want, and it's only a mile away from me.

Whyyy do I have to have no money? WHY GOD WHY?

I'm going to have to do lots of overtime this month.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:14 PM

I'm drooling over some Lamborginhi on that site. Pity I can't afford one...them being over £100,000 to buy...dry.gif

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:47 PM

i would say if you would to be dead boring and get a rubbish car (no offence to corsa owners) get a corsa. I have a fiesta which is nippy enough but pretty pricey to insurance since its fuel injected, but i have the new one

i said get a petrol saxo in the poll cos i think they are quite hot little cars

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:43 PM

Astra's are the way to go! biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:46 PM

hmm...jus realise that i put 207 instead of 206...ah well, one's a more modern version of the other rolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE(nathanm @ Jun 30 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

hmm...jus realise that i put 207 instead of 206...ah well, one's a more modern version of the other rolleyes.gif


Isn't the 207 the 'family' version of the kickass 206 that I so want for my 18th? biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:08 PM

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:48 PM

mines a 1.9 TDi 306 hatchback diesel

EDIT; u can pick up a Toyota Sleeka for only a couple of grand, good reliable cars and look good too. ~ PK's Tip of the day!

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:56 PM


they do look pretty snazzy...but you;re meant to be making the list shorter for me, not longer rolleyes.gif

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:16 AM

Petrol Golfs are elegant. biggrin.gif I love VW.

I had a polo, I now drive a 1.8T Ford Focus. smile.gif

Wheres the Landrover 110 option? biggrin.gif I love landy's, mind you... I live in the middle of nowhere!

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:18 AM

QUOTE(kyle @ Jul 1 2006, 01:16 AM) View Post

Petrol Golfs are elegant. biggrin.gif I love VW.

I had a polo, I now drive a 1.8T Ford Focus. smile.gif


I quite like the focus, but my dad used to have 1 and apparently it's pretty heavy on fuel, not to mention the fact that the insurance would be higher cause they've got slightly bigger engines sad.gif

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:23 AM

But thats the same with all cars. My insurance is pretty cheap actually, depends on what you get and who with.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 01:00 AM

i'd love a short wheel based landy defender.

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i like the focus's too but bitty common

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 01:14 AM

Yeh, i prefer our passat.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 09:57 AM

Whilst we're on the subject of cars, can anyone recommend an insurance provider? I got quoted £2.5k a year last night. >.<;





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