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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  04:17:49  Show Profile
Hi all, just a question on who's awake at 4:17 and why? :)

Also, whats a good 1.0l car to have as a first car?



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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  08:12:37  Show Profile
Depending on budget, if were looking to buy a 1L car I'd be looking at any of these...

Maybe not in the order tho lol

I suggest heading off to a dealer and sitting in a few and just
seeing how they feel. I like Cleos, my wife wanted one,
but she sat in one and for some reason the steering wheel isn't inline with the pedals in them
which put her straight off, dont know if that was a one off lol but you need to see how a car fits you.

German cars have pretty good build quality, but I must admit, fords fit me well. I have felt at home in every ford I've sat in lol, and now I have all these kids to taxi about, I now drive a Ford Galaxy 7 seater (sexy I know)

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  09:41:57  Show Profile
i would also have to say clio, i started in a 1.3 fiesta which was pretty good wee run about now im in a 1.5cdti clio bit feminen but interior is second to non comfy as anything, great motors

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Fully Grown Corn

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  09:53:44  Show Profile
i had a 1.1 saxo as me first car, considering it was 10 year old when it finally died on me, and Id ragged the **** end off of it, it was pretty good. Was cheap to insure too.

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Queen Bee

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  16:58:22  Show Profile  Click to see gingerpony's MSN Messenger address
i had mk 1 and 2 950cc fiestas for years............ about 6 in total! they're fantastic!!

then spent 10 years driving mk2 escorts of various types including our rally prepared 1.3 pop, they are my favourites

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Edited by - gingerpony on 01/07/2009 17:06:00
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The Corn Snake Moderator

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  17:08:53  Show Profile  Click to see sexychef's MSN Messenger address
i had 1.2 corsa great car high on the insurance tho.

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  17:21:34  Show Profile
ive been learning in my brothers polo, i like it as i can actually drive in it lol tried driving my mums horrible nissan micra (the new one) and for some reason i just cannot drive in it lol hopefully when i pass my brother will put me on his insurance :)

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The Corn Snake Moderator

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Posted - 01/07/2009 :  17:56:45  Show Profile
Don't get a Renault - they are really good when they are new but you canít get factored parts so spares cost you a bomb when they start going wrong at 6-7 years old.

I only got my licence 3 years ago and my OH got me a little 1.1 Metro - no street cred but hey Iím too old for that anyway. I loved it, Really cheep to insure, ran practically on fresh air drove it everyday for almost a year, never so much as lifted the bonnet. It did a wicked handbrake turn and was fab for rally driving down country lanes not to mention jamming in to those tiny parking spaces. To top it all I could just squeeze 2 car-seats + 5 year old daughter in the back and get the double buggy in the boot. Wicked till some little C%£*s nicked and burnt it out at the bottom of Novers Hill (200 meters away from my house). RIP Putt putt, Taken to the big car park in the sky too soon.

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