First Car at 30

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  1. Matt_

    Matt_ New Member

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    What's up guys,

    So I'm going to be getting my first car soon after doing some research. I'm wondering what cheap options are out there for a 30 year old new driver.

    All of the cars that I would want are a bit out of my prices I would think in terms of insurance!
     
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    Start by looking for cars in your prices
     
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    That's the problem, I could afford the cars I want - I.e. s13, ae86, r32 etc but I wouldn't get insurance on them as a first car - although I'm not sure, as at 30 I guess I wouldn't be considered as big a risk as an 18 year old for example
     
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    Something cheap and cheerful to do you fore a couple of years til your insurance sorts itself out.

    E36 or E46 BMW (318is or something along those lines), MX5, even an old volvo. Once you have a bit of experience driving you can slap coilovers in it and get the welder out.

    I'm 33, full no claims and pay £750 for insurance for a 172 Clio, £320 tax too.
     
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    So get insurance quotes on the cars you want? 5 minute call to Sky or Flux on something in the ballpark to what you want will give you an idea of affordability.

    Also, where you live probably has a much greater bearing on what you pay for insurance at your (our lol) age
     
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    Wait what? 26 been driving under 3 years and my s13 is less than £400 fully comp all mods declared.

    How is a clio so expensive at 33?
     
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    Must be a shit area, I was paying less than £300 for a 182 Clio with one year no claims.
     
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    Northern Ireland.

    Shit area was pretty spot-on.
     

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