hows this for a first car?

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hows this for a first car?

#1 Post by kitt321 » Sun May 25, 2008 4:56 pm

Hi first time poster here, i have just passed my driving test and am on the lookout for a car, i spotted this and just want to know if you guys think it is appropriate for a first car? and i thought you guys would be the experts at helping me here :), thanks (link posted below)

http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/ww ... x_mileage=
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#2 Post by C2K » Sun May 25, 2008 9:26 pm

Very tidy mate, my first was a 214SEi in tahiti blue.
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#3 Post by Smithy » Mon May 26, 2008 12:22 am

Mine was my second car, can't go far wrong for a starter car. Nippy too for a 1.4.
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214 SEi

#4 Post by Alanf » Mon May 26, 2008 10:09 am

a great first car, drives well, very comfortable, lots of nice little interior touches, makes it a good package.

On the minus side they are a little high on insurance compared to some other cars out there, could be a big factor in deciding on your first car.

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#5 Post by Martin_214 » Mon May 26, 2008 12:14 pm

My first is a 214Si - Found that the insurance was cheaper on this than a 1.1 saxo/fiesta as they are seen to be a lower accident risk

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#6 Post by kitt321 » Mon May 26, 2008 1:44 pm

hey thanks for all the replies :), i have done an insurance quote with my uncle as main driver (you would not believe how much that knocks the insurance down) and the cheapest quote was just over a grand, not bad i say :) only downside being i wont get any no claims being a secondary driver.
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#7 Post by Martin_214 » Mon May 26, 2008 4:02 pm

How old are you mate? And is that 3rd party or fully comp? I found Quinn were the cheapest by far, although on renewal I hope tomove to a more well known insurer.

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#8 Post by kitt321 » Mon May 26, 2008 4:12 pm

hi, i'm 17 not long gone, and i found that endsleigh were cheapest for me :), quinn went far off though
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#9 Post by kitt321 » Mon May 26, 2008 4:14 pm

that was third party fire and theft as well, forgot to mention *laughs*
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#10 Post by Martin_214 » Mon May 26, 2008 5:29 pm

Well I was 21 so although our driving experience was the same, I had the age going for me. You have to be careful though with naming someone else as the main driver, in case you get caught out.

A friend is insured with Endsleigh, apparent their customer service is great.

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