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Old 08-02-2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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First Car

Hey i'm new here,

I was wondering since, i'm 17 soon, and it wont be long till I start driving lessons. What car would be best for me for a first car. I'm not working yet, so obviously it would have to be a used car, or a car where the insurance isnt too much. I'd like a hatchback, maybe a VW Golf a Fiat Punto or Renault Clio, but does it really matter for a first car at my age?

I'm not huge on cars so I don't know it all, I watch Top Gear, however that's not quite the same. Any Ideas on an ideal first car? Any tips on how to decide? What do I need to know on deciding a decent car? I understand the size of the engine, Miles to the gallon, and so on, but any other help?

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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How bout an Integra, cheap, reliable, fun to drive, fast and get good gas mileage
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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Ford KA is a great car to learn in. It's way easier to do manouvres in a small hatchback.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:27 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:26 AM   #5
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93ranger - I love the look of the Honda Integra Type-R, so is the insurance cheap? How much do you reckon one would be at an auction?

fudge - It may be a hatchback but i'm not to keane on Ford KA, they don't look impressive and to be honest I havent really heard anything impressive about them.

Zalight - Yep, I am located in the UK, Wales!
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:31 AM   #6
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The Integra's insurance is not exactly cheap but its not exactly expensive because people like stealing them lol, I had a 1999 and it was perfect, you would not regret looking into them
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:55 PM   #7
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I think the only 99 Integra which was available in the UK is the Type-R .

It may not seem impressive but the Ford KA is nice to drive, you have to test drive you're cars before you decide.

Go to a car supermarket to have a look around inside the cars to get a feel, I learnt that Clios didn't smell nice inside in doing so
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:59 AM   #8
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Volswagen Sirocco, 7.7 0-62 mph, 1K-driveable, 2.5K-near perfect. "Poor-mans Ferrari" fun 2 drive, coupe style, high insurance, cheap price, not really practical, fun 2 drive, he** of cheap, fun 2 drive.
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