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WTD: VW Lupo/Polo or Seat Arosa

Post by Gus247 » 15 Jul 2014, 13:26

afternoon all.... As Tom has now passed the ripe old age of 17, we are looking out for a first car for him... We're looking at the above and have a pretty small budget of around £650 (give or take)... If any of you guys know of anything or see any around, PLEASE keep us in mind... We thought we'd found the ideal the other day, 56k miles on a 2000 car - great we thought... till we got there!!! Every panel on the car was battered and needing paint/corrective work... Whilst I understand that these tend to be 'first' cars and subsequently more likely to get biffed, it looked like this one had been owned (and driven!) by Stevie Wonder!!!

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Re: WTD: VW Lupo/Polo or Seat Arosa

Post by M60NJP » 15 Jul 2014, 13:30

I'm sure you've done your homework (and driving lessons are a few years behind me now) but have you checked the insurance?

When F1FLP was learning, the Polo (particularly) was considerably more than the other 'super-Minis' due - I was told - to repair costs/parts etc. They may have levelled out by now of course, but worth a check as they're far from all being the same!

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Post by Gus247 » 15 Jul 2014, 13:33

M60NJP wrote:I'm sure you've done your homework (and driving lessons are a few years behind me now) but have you checked the insurance?

When F1FLP was learning, the Polo (particularly) was considerably more than the other 'super-Minis' due - I was told - to repair costs/parts etc. They may have levelled out by now of course, but worth a check as they're far from all being the same!
We have bud.. following your advice, we're looking to get him insured as a learner... for the Polo (and Lupo) we've been quoted around 500 for the year - quite happy with that! :) I understand this'll jump once he's passed but even then, it's not 'THAT' bad :)
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Post by M60NJP » 15 Jul 2014, 13:41

Gus247 wrote: We have bud.. following your advice, we're looking to get him insured as a learner... for the Polo (and Lupo) we've been quoted around 500 for the year - quite happy with that! :) I understand this'll jump once he's passed but even then, it's not 'THAT' bad :)
Not bad at all - F was £850 as a learner and £1800 when passed. Your posh area must make a difference!

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Re: WTD: VW Lupo/Polo or Seat Arosa

Post by Gus247 » 15 Jul 2014, 13:42

M60NJP wrote:
Gus247 wrote: We have bud.. following your advice, we're looking to get him insured as a learner... for the Polo (and Lupo) we've been quoted around 500 for the year - quite happy with that! :) I understand this'll jump once he's passed but even then, it's not 'THAT' bad :)
Not bad at all - F was £850 as a learner and £1800 when passed. Your posh area must make a difference!
Lol... something like that! :))
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Re: WTD: VW Lupo/Polo or Seat Arosa

Post by appleyard_motorsport » 16 Jul 2014, 20:46

Hi Mate
My lad got a 1.4 astra 2001 for £600 and was the cheapest by far to insure £1,000 cheaper than a polo !

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Post by Discostew38 » 16 Jul 2014, 21:04

Keep it old school
Mk1 or 2 polo you should be able to get classic insurance for that
And he can play with
Nice set of rims and lowered and he could start going to show in his own car
Life's to short to be driving boring cars
It's all about the old school

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Post by TomGuyett » 16 Jul 2014, 21:18

Discostew38 wrote:Keep it old school
Mk1 or 2 polo you should be able to get classic insurance for that
And he can play with
Nice set of rims and lowered and he could start going to show in his own car
Just lowering <5cm and rims makes a huge difference to the insurance sadly :cry:
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Post by Discostew38 » 16 Jul 2014, 21:46

Only if you tell them
I wouldn't want to lead you astray
But when I was 17 I was driving around in a turbocharged mini but it was insured as a 1.1
Life's to short to be driving boring cars
It's all about the old school

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Post by cockneyrebel » 16 Jul 2014, 21:48

Good luck with your search lads.. :thumbup:
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