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    Fiesta is probably classed as a hot hatch thus common amongst boy racers hence the higher premium


    take into consideration road tx aswell, i wouldnt go over a 1.2/3 as you save all round (fuels insurance tax etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Fiesta is probably classed as a hot hatch thus common amongst boy racers hence the higher premium


    take into consideration road tx aswell, i wouldnt go over a 1.2/3 as you save all round (fuels insurance tax etc)
    Agreed - Nissan Micra or something along those lines for the first year as the first years insurance is very high, my first year was a lot and I was over 25 and that was with a 1.4 honda civic and also as above you have to take into consideration tax as well as other things ie maintenance, getting it through the MOT which for the first year isnt an issue but obviously might need money to pay for replacement parts / labour etc

    Can always sell it and get something later on with regards to bigger engine or whatever depending on insurance quotes later down the line

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    for parts and spares, worth checking the location of your nearest Camberly Auto Factors and or German & Swedish. Cheaper but adaquate parts for most nationalities of vehicle. Cheaper than Halfrauds and I can't think of anything I haven't managed to get from them over the years. Even for my loony Jap import Pulsar I used to run. Have a look round their web-sites, I'm not sure either cover Volvo parts (saw it mentioned above)

    Hope this helps.

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    106/Saxo I would avoid unless they've really improved the seat tendency of the back collapsing in an impact, resulting in probable whiplash.

    I started out in a 1.4, then a 2.0, (Both french), then went to 2 Rover 1.6's, followed by a Vauxhall 1.6SPi, followed by my current 2 - a Vauxhall 1.4MPi Project, and a Vauxhall 1.6MPi as a daily hack. Back when I started, finding a little engined automatic wasn't easy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Which lotus and who are you with for insurance ?

    its the s2 Elise .

    Im with Bell/Admiral

    When im 25 though im saying good bye to them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2097 View Post
    When im 25 though im saying good bye to them !
    Why's that ?

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    My next car is gonna be a 1.6 tdci focus sport mk2.

    90 year txt (might of gone up)
    50-60mpg

    Might worth finding out about passplus. Knocked 300 off my insurance but cost 150 to do. ( that was almost 3years ago)

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    Hi there,

    the for sale ad for the Saab just reminded me to update this post.

    In the end I got the bugger a 2000/W Fiat Punto JTD ELX that was p/x into a garage down the road. It's had a full service history and in Feb this year had a full service with 2 new front tires and an exhaust. It also cam with a 3 month warranty.

    I paid just a little more than I wanted to but feel pleased with the purchase. He's got it insured etc with every experienced driver he could think of named on the policy but won't tell me how much it is but he did say that it was one of the lower quotes he got for hatchback cars which I thought was good.

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