#1
How much do you think it will realistically set you back to get lessons and a licence and buy a car in the UK, specifically London.

I've always kind of hated the idea of driving in London, you obviously wouldn't be able to afford to drive it to work or school but starting to like the idea of freedom.

What do you think?
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#2
London?

lessons-£300 including the tests, if your good.
Car- £100 For a banger
Insurance- Over a thousand quid easily. especially if you have to pay penis tax
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#3
damn really? £1000? that is ****! does the tax go up in relation to the size of my dong? I can't afford that!

I kid I kid, it's very moderate.

I guess it is out of the question then. I only work part time in retail lol.
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damn really? £1000? that is ****! does the tax go up in relation to the size of my dong? I can't afford that!

I kid I kid, it's very moderate.

I guess it is out of the question then. I only work part time in retail lol.


As men, we have to pay a penis tax when insuring our cars. Apparently price based on sex is ok as long as its car insurance.

I've still yet to see a quote based on race though, strange really since its the same principal.
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#5
Cities are always a bastard for insurance, plus if you're a new driver you're a bigger risk, so you pay for it.
#6
well my driving lessons cost £15 a week for 6 months and for argument's sake let's say there are 4 weeks in a month so £60 a month so £360 on lessons
you'll probably spend about £100 on tests (i can't remember how much it cost me)
my first car cost me £450 (was a total banger)
it cost £600 to insure it for a year

so 360 + 100 + 450 + 600 = £1510

and i didn't add the tax either but then it would only add another £50 at most

and that's for wreck of a car that didn't last me a year so i'd recommend spending at least a grand on the car itself

and it will continually drain your wallet from there on, i spend about £15 a week on diesel which is pretty good for the amount of driving i do
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well my driving lessons cost £15 a week for 6 months and for argument's sake let's say there are 4 weeks in a month so £60 a month so £360 on lessons
you'll probably spend about £100 on tests (i can't remember how much it cost me)
my first car cost me £450 (was a total banger)
it cost £600 to insure it for a year

so 360 + 100 + 450 + 600 = £1510

and i didn't add the tax either but then it would only add another £50 at most

and that's for wreck of a car that didn't last me a year so i'd recommend spending at least a grand on the car itself

and it will continually drain your wallet from there on, i spend about £15 a week on diesel which is pretty good for the amount of driving i do


really? I got a car for a hundred quid 3 years ago and I haven't had a single problem with it!
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#8
maybe I should just not then? I only earn £600 a month lol would be nice though.....


what would be an appropriate car? Feista? cilo? mini metro? robin reliant?
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really? I got a car for a hundred quid 3 years ago and I haven't had a single problem with it!


i had a corsa that i unwittingly bought in the middle of summer for £450ish, come winter i realised the error of my ways when my car turned into a mobile paddling pool.

after this i started taking a "oh well **** it" attitude to the car and drove it through a flood which the engine didn't like and then after leaving it to dry for a few weeks i sold it for £300 and went and bought a lovely '05 clio

TS basically buy any car with less than a 1.4 litre engine and the insurance companies won't rape you that hard and don't bother doing pass plus, it doesn't help your insurance premium as much as you're told it does
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#11
You're looking at about £1500-2000 overall.
And then there is the insurance.
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#12
so probably about £2000 with insurance? still I think I should start taking lessons. AA look the best. any recommendations?
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so probably about £2000 with insurance? still I think I should start taking lessons. AA look the best. any recommendations?

No way.
I passed my licence at 19, got a Pass Plus certificate and applied for insurance and the best they gave me was £1200.
So if you can get a licence and lessons and an old banger for only £800 then maybe.

AA are apparently good but I don't know how much the lessons are in comparison.
Ask your mates and see what they said about their instructors: mine was an absolutely amazing bloke and my best friend recommended him. If he hadn't I wouldn't be driving today.
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#14
Well, I live in Essex, and my expenses re: car are about this:

Lessons - about £250 total.
Car - it's a 2002 Ford Fiesta, and I paid £3,700 for it.
Road tax - £140.
Servicing each year - £200.
MOTT - £50-60.
Insurance - At first I paid £1200. I'm female and live in the countryside though. Yours will be more, much more, in a city and as a male. Last year it was about £1000, although that was not including my no claims bonus as I managed to hit a wall >.>
Voluntary excess for when I hit the wall - £750. (Total damage was £1680, rest was covered by insurance).
Petrol - It costs me about £35 to fill my tank completely.

So...cars are pretty pricey.
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Car - it's a 2002 Ford Fiesta, and I paid £3,700 for it.

Damn girl you got nailed, and not in a good way
Good job on your lessons though: that's a very good price to get them all at

Overall the price table you gave is a very good indication of how expensive it is: very.
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