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#5
Grand am and Grand prixs are nice. I don't know what insurance group, but I know its not listed as a sports car even though it seems like it.
#6
Arnt you the same person who said you were 13 and were looking for a cheap sports car.....

Well im glad to see you're thinking more sensibly, id go for a vauxhall corsa/astra, or a ford fiesta, or a VW golf/polo

YOu can pick them upquite cheap if you know where to look
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#9
Vauxhall Corsa (mine )
Ford Fiesta
Peugot 106...maybe 206
Toyota Yaris

2 of my friends bought old minis and made them roadworthy...the longer, more expensive, but undoubtably cooler option

oooooh, get a METRO CITY!!! They're truely shocking cars from what I've heard...but cheap!
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#11
Quote by Dudududa
Arnt you the same person who said you were 13 and were looking for a cheap sports car.....

Well im glad to see you're thinking more sensibly, id go for a vauxhall corsa/astra, or a ford fiesta, or a VW golf/polo

YOu can pick them upquite cheap if you know where to look

no...?
#12
I've got a 1995 VW Golf Mk3, great, reliable car. It's so frustrating spending hundreds of pounds on a car, only to have it conk out on you, but my VW has had next to no problems.
Well......only problem i had was the motor for the interior fans burnt out and gave out alot of smoke, so i cant demist my windscreen, so i've just got to do some crazy multi-tasking of wiping the screen with a rag, changing gears, fiddling with the radio, and steering all at once
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#14
Quote by whatamidoinhere
Vauxhall Corsa (mine )
Ford Fiesta
Peugot 106...maybe 206
Toyota Yaris


I own a Yaris; it has no power whatsoever but it handles really well and is uber-reliable.

Essentially all the cars on that list are good options, as well as Renault Clios, so long as you get one that's either fairly new/has a low mileage or a full service history. The only people I know with cars that have conked out on them are those who bought a more powerful/luxurious motor rather than spending the same amount of money on one with a comprehensive service record.

And I personally wouldn't get a VW unless I could afford one in good nick; an old polo priced at the same as a corsa will invariably be in worse condition because VWs are more expensive.
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#16
i've got a citroen saxo, which is brilliant for a starter
my mate has a nissan micra, another has a fiat punto and someone else has a vauxhall corsa, lucky bugger
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#17
An old car.
Buying a newish car for a first car is (imo) just silly.
My car is a Triumph Spitfire, and I'll be driving it within next few months.
It's £400 for ME to insure (NOT as a named driver like most of my friends, who won't get a no-claims bonus)
It's REALLY CHEAP to fix if anything goes wrong because it's just a car...no crazy electronic crap to go wrong.
No road tax.
It's unique (which is imo a good thing).
And it looks DAMN NICE

edit: Loads of my friends who have bought newer cars have critiscised me about my car being unreliable because it's essentially a 40 year old design, but it hasn't actually broken yet...and they're having all kinds of problems with this & that...
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#18
Used Toyota Prius.
My all gold grills give her cold chills
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#19
Quote by Yngwi3
An old car.
Buying a newish car for a first car is (imo) just silly.

I agree by loads.

By the way how much was it?
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#20
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I agree by loads.
By the way how much was it?

£2000 and in PERFECT (apart from about £50 quids worth of leather) condition. I'll get pics if I ever get my camera to work of I can find the original ones haha.

edit: and it's just a 1.3 litre engine, but it weighs NOTHING so it really goes like a rocket if you want it to.
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#22
I got a 1969 VW Beetle for my first car, still finishing it ... driving test in two weeks. Can't wait.



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#23
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I got a 1969 VW Beetle for my first car, still finishing it ... driving test in two weeks. Can't wait.

60's cars ftw!
*high fives*
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#24
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60's cars ftw!
*high fives*


i envy you two

my dream car is a '67 mustang, phwoar i love 60's cars
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#25
Volvos
they are safe, go forever if you take care of them, if you get a turbo they have some good power.
#26
Quote by sam b


thats awesome!!!! lol

my first car, which i still have now but not for much longer, is a 1978 ford fiesta... which is brill! never broken down, never needed anything major doing to it, works perfectly and has a CD player

sure its nothing amazing to look at (coz the boot is blue and the rest of its red) but its your first car! its suppose to be lol
#27
Something cheap with good gas mileage and a reliable engine.

As for me, I got a 1988 Ford Escort.

Great gas mileage, reliable, and it cost less than 1k.
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#28
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Volvos
they are safe, go forever if you take care of them, if you get a turbo they have some good power.

+1!
Dad has 2 Volvo estates. Built like tanks
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i envy you two
my dream car is a '67 mustang, phwoar i love 60's cars

Hmm...yeah, in jet black :p
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#29
Quote by Yngwi3
An old car.
Buying a newish car for a first car is (imo) just silly.
My car is a Triumph Spitfire, and I'll be driving it within next few months.
It's £400 for ME to insure (NOT as a named driver like most of my friends, who won't get a no-claims bonus)
It's REALLY CHEAP to fix if anything goes wrong because it's just a car...no crazy electronic crap to go wrong.
No road tax.
It's unique (which is imo a good thing).
And it looks DAMN NICE

edit: Loads of my friends who have bought newer cars have critiscised me about my car being unreliable because it's essentially a 40 year old design, but it hasn't actually broken yet...and they're having all kinds of problems with this & that...

Spitfires seem to go on forever, lovely cars..
Getting myself a Dolomite Sprint when I find a yellow one for sale.

Also, whoever said about Metros, one acronym thing. 6R4. Epic.

If you're mechanically minded, get something old.

Other wise, a little Ford, Vauxhall, or something.
Personally I'd avoid French cars, had nothing but trouble from out Renaults and Citroens. VeeDub are always a good bet and when looked after hold value well.
#30
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One that gets you from point A to B with little to no problems.



Will you drive your dad's Tercel when we'll make our music shop and become thousand-aires?

A great car would be a subaru impreza or a nissan 200/250/300zx or a 350z
#32
Ford: focus/fiesta
Vauxhall: Astra/Corsa/Vectra
Renault: Coupe (We've got the convertible verision in our family and it's pretty great)/Clio
Volkswagon: Golf (My pick)/Polo
Toyota: Corolla (My 2nd choice)/Yaris

Not sure on insurance groups, but they should fall under what you need, I think.

EDIT: Oh yeah, forgot about the Nissan Micra and the Fiat Punto. Maybe even a Toyota Starlet.
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#33
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Grand am and Grand prixs are nice. I don't know what insurance group, but I know its not listed as a sports car even though it seems like it.

yeah they are
i got a V8 with 380hp and its not listed as a sports car. save a bunch on insurance
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fourteen?
For Christ sake she probably couldn't get to the center of a Tootsie Pop let alone suck your **** properly. Just get someone your own age you tosser.
#34
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']'88 nissan sunny?
ha that made me laugh but ford feista, ford focus, 206 106 207 pegeut. really depends on money

#36
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Grand am and Grand prixs are nice. I don't know what insurance group, but I know its not listed as a sports car even though it seems like it.


+1 to Grand Prix
They handle really well, are cheap, and were considered a performance car in the 90's.
I've got a 93. 30 mpg highway

Or you can go for a nice camaro =).
My first car was a '75
#38
well no one has any senible suggestions do they

and they americans just ave **** cars anyway

look here very useful reviews

i have a 2001 fiat punto 1.2 as my first car, was cheap to buy, is cheap to run and VERY spacious since im 6 foot 3 this is ueful, corsas and renualt clios are very cramped

i hear that even the 1990-1999 puntos are very good aswell, and extremely cheap!

im not some fiat salesman btw i just really like my Punto

im gettin a civic type S in a few months, so u cud buy my punto if ur local and willing to wait
#39
.......My suggestions wern't sensible?

And +1 to American's haveing **** cars.
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#40
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i envy you two

my dream car is a '67 mustang, phwoar i love 60's cars


Mhm, a Mustang. I wouldn't say no to one of them either ...

Anyway, here's my Beetle still unfinished. I'll probably take the roof-rack off when it comes to daily driving.



You lay me down as I go to the store
Sorrow ate me, I'm not me anymore
Play these heavens one more time
I'm not yours and I'm not mine


When you hear music after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again.


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