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    Right Guys + Gals

    I need YOU to help ME spend my money!!!

    Right, lets get down to basics.

    • I'm 19yrs old,
    • My insurance runs out in January,
    • I'm currently insured under my Mums name on a 1.1 Metro,
    • I'm looking for a used (but not abused) car,
    • Something with a bit of poke when needed,
    • But is insurable, as I'm going on my OWN insurance next year
    • My budget is ~£3k (but obviously the cheaper the better).


    What would you buy?

    I'm only after serious answers here, as I need some ideas.

    Not bothered what make car, as long as its a hatchback.

    I like the look of some cars, but maybe you lot can cast my mind on something different.

    Any suggestions / help appreciated!

    Regards

    Nick

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    Not a specialist in this subject, but the one that keeps popping into my head is the Citroen Saxo. For £3000 you aint gonna be buying the VTR or VTS so they should be relatively cheap for insurance. Only problem is that they may lack a bit of poke as you would be looking at the 1.1's. Theres also the Pug 106, but, as I say, I'm not a specialist so theres probably more-qualified opinions out there

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    Well, £3k should get you an alright VTR but insurance may be nasty. Go for the 1.4 106/Saxos. Little bit more poke with nice insurance.

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    Aye the 1.4 furio aint too bad Nick, but you know you want the VTR no excuse now your working full time

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    Do you want something that quick....cos if its that quick, and its a favourite of younger drivers...then you KNOW its had the cack beaten out of it

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    right, for 3k, u can get a saxo VTR (1.6) and they have a lot of pull for small cars, ur insurance will be about 1300 with 1 year ncb if u choose the right insurer. IF you are VERY lucky, you might find a 106GTi but for 3k, these are few and far between, but these cars are AMAZING fun. but you;ll b paying like 1800 ins with ur 1 yr ncb.
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    When you say you want poke. How pokey do you want it?

    Alot of smaller cars have poke. Even some 1.1's feel quite pokey. It depends if you are after a Quick car (Scary Fast) Moderatly fast or Not quite so fast but fun to drive.

    Cars with stiffer suspension tend to feel nippier even if they are under powered.
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    might be worth getting a crap car for your first car so it doesnt matter that much if you crash it
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    Hes had his metro for nearly a year now 5lab

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    Aye, had the MEtro for nearly a year. They are quite pokey little things, due to the weight being none existance and tremendous torque for such a small, low powered car!

    I dont really hate a particular car manufacturer.

    Anything goes really, just looking for a bit more comfort and safety than the Metro can provide.

    Nick

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    What about a metro GT-a 1.4l or sommit with body coloured bumpers??!!

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    Good shout, but they r quite high on insurance.

    And they r still Tinny and cramped.

    Looking for somethin more comfortable!

    Nick

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    205 gti either 1.6 or 1.9 can be done fairly esay on ur budget

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    mini cooper? my m8's got one and it aint slow, i tell thee.
    i'm still tryin to sort my car out too, but as i have no cash and no license yet, it's a bit hard .

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    i was gonna say yeah look for a mini, supposidly one of the best cars money can buy they are ment to be loads of fun, and belive me i have been in a mini cooper and when the foot is put down you know bout it they shift,

    how bout a corsa, some of them are pretty good


    errr ? ? ?

    im confused

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