+ Post New Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 67
General Chat Thread, £10k - What Car in General; ...
  1. #46
    SC-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 85 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    You'll need another 10k to insure something like that!
    You would be surprised. I'm 22 and my FR costs me approximately £650 to insure which I think is very reasonable. I am a member of the IAM though and I know that that makes a difference.

  2. #47
    mossj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 189 Times in 174 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by SC-UK View Post
    You would be surprised. I'm 22 and my FR costs me approximately £650 to insure which I think is very reasonable. I am a member of the IAM though and I know that that makes a difference.
    Out of interest how much of difference?

    Also go for a z-car!! zcars.org.uk: Single Engined Mini

  3. #48
    Vegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    371
    Thank Post
    19
    Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    You'll need another 10k to insure something like that!
    Not when your 37 with a clean license and full no claims!

  4. #49
    Vegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    371
    Thank Post
    19
    Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    No one has mentioned the 207GTi - 1.6 turbo (175Bhp) or the even quicker Corsa VXR - 1.6 turbo (190Bhp) although the Corsa is very boy racer!

  5. #50
    SC-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 85 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    Out of interest how much of difference?
    [/url]
    Take this as an extreme example - I doubt very much that this is a typical discount but my insurance as part of the IAM costs me £657.32 per year through a broker that deals with IAM members only. THe best quote before that I could get was nearly £3500 per year.

    I think a combination of IAM, postcode, car location etc etc etc made for my massive discount, as I said, I doubt very much that it is typical. IAM on its own should present you with a substantial sum of money off though.

  6. #51
    RinSewand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wakefield
    Posts
    264
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 46 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Have to say I'm biased here - but what about an A4 Avant. The 2.0t is nice and quick, doesn't drink toooo much, and there's enough room to use the back as a double bed! (back seats folded of course), might have to stretch the mileage a bit, but they tend to see mainly motorway use so last longer...

    RwD

  7. #52
    richardp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    131
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Dont have one myself but what about a hyundai coupe ? supposedly a good value for money coupe and looks pretty good also.

  8. #53

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    30
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    A friend of mine very recently picked up a new Focus ST and he hasn't stopped ranting about how nice it is. I haven't had a drive of it yet though!

    It is a group 17 for insurance purposes however, so it may be something to bear in mind when comparing it with other options and its not the best for fuel economy (but fuel economy can't be at the forefront of your mind when buying a 2.5 ltr turbo car!).

  9. #54
    Vegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    371
    Thank Post
    19
    Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_H View Post
    A friend of mine very recently picked up a new Focus ST and he hasn't stopped ranting about how nice it is. I haven't had a drive of it yet though!

    It is a group 17 for insurance purposes however, so it may be something to bear in mind when comparing it with other options and its not the best for fuel economy (but fuel economy can't be at the forefront of your mind when buying a 2.5 ltr turbo car!).
    Yeah big favourite of mine, it's on the list......we shall see

  10. #55
    Midget's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    In a Server Room cutting through a forest of Cat5e
    Posts
    1,298
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 59 Times in 49 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    if you can stretch the age you can get a 2004 monaro with <20k miles for £10k.

    How about a 407 coupe? huge depreciation has made them a bargain.

    RX8s are very thirsty and if not used correctly can be complete money pits (you have to completely warm up the engine before turning it off so no short journeys without a minimum 10min wait at idle before you set off.)

  11. #56
    oalcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    379
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Scrapage Scheme!
    Drive round in a 9 year old shed for a year, then when its ten year old, trade it in for a new one with the £2k to £4k off with the government scheme, while your money is making a tiny bit of interest in the bank as well. Or as someone said, An Audi A3 or you can get a good BMW 1 series with 10k.

  12. #57
    SC-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 85 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    I doubt the scrapage scheme will still exist in a years time. The pot of money is quickly diminishing!

  13. #58
    oalcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    379
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Ye true,
    Audi, BMW, Merc, they are all good!

  14. #59
    andrew_91090's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    362
    Thank Post
    87
    Thanked 55 Times in 42 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

  15. #60
    Vegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    371
    Thank Post
    19
    Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    So i've settled on a Peugeot 207GTi, pick it up on Saturday. Thanks for all the help guys.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. £10k To Teach In Worst Schools
    By wagnerk in forum IT News
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 13th January 2009, 10:18 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •