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SXI_SAM
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   18th Sep 05 at 11:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi Dudes & Dudetts

I'm gonna be buying my first car soon I want a Corsa and really need peeps advice.

So if you have any good advice please throw it my way!

Luvs u all
Sam xx

[Edited on 18-09-2005 by Corsa_Babe6]
Adam_B
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18th Sep 05 at 11:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont get a 1.2 8v or a 1ltr 12 volt
ed
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Get a 1.0 12v if you want cheap insurance and low running costs...

Stay clear of 1.2 8v engines because they are slow and really thirsty.

Guessing your a girl so you coul dporbably get away wih a 1.4. The Sport editions are nicely equipped, usually ith full electrics e.t.c...
Charlene
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18th Sep 05 at 13:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

For a first car i would get a 1ltr, it will be cheaper to insure and with it being your first insurance it will be still quite dearer then usual so wouldnt get a big engined car

[Edited on 18-09-2005 by Charlene]
jmacd
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Id go for the 1L and get the insurane as cheap as poss
ShEp
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depending on age, around R-reg the 8v 1.2 got rubbish but k/l reg ones are ok and pretty indestructable, i had one and it got some justice and it was heavy on fuel, just check sills, and door pillars, not much went wrong with my one, i got bored with it and it failed the mot cos the sills were rotten so i broke it and scrapped it
Adge
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18th Sep 05 at 14:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my advice, get a nice 1,4 sport, dnt mod it! and in a few years buy a nicer car!
Charlene
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18th Sep 05 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.4 would be expensive for insurance, my 1.1 was 1440
SXI_SAM
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18th Sep 05 at 14:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks Guys for replying - Ive seen 2 cars I like this is one of them see what u guys think!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4576220825&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
SXI_SAM
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the insurance on that car 4 fully comp is 1,300!!! oh my God!!!
Charlene
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I dont think thats a bad quote tbh, thats around the price that you will be looking at though
Fad
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19th Sep 05 at 10:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Go for a 1.4 16v sport (grp 6) or a 1.2 SXi (Grp 3)

Just shop around for insurance on them my ex was insured on a 1.4 sport fully comp for 980 FC and she was 18 with 0 NCB so it can be done.

If you buy a 1 litre you will be very disaspointed
Rus
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19th Sep 05 at 10:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.2 sxi

you'll be happy with insurance and looks of the car
RKS
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quote:
Originally posted by Charlene
1.4 would be expensive for insurance, my 1.1 was 1440




1st time insurance for a girl on a 1.1 1440??? LoL u were ripped off LoL!!!

[Edited on 19-09-2005 by --Rikki--]
Fad
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19th Sep 05 at 12:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Done anally one would say
Jake
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Babe6
the insurance on that car 4 fully comp is 1,300!!! oh my God!!!



WTF - complaining, stop it.


[Edited on 19-09-2005 by jake]
Edd
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19th Sep 05 at 13:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

corsa b= the 1ltr or 1.4 16v
corsa c=1.2 16 v


all decent cars,affordable,cheap on insurance,low road tax and they look good
Cybermonkey
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19th Sep 05 at 14:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ed
Get a 1.0 12v if you want cheap insurance and low running costs...

Stay clear of 1.2 8v engines because they are slow and really thirsty.

Guessing your a girl so you coul dporbably get away wih a 1.4. The Sport editions are nicely equipped, usually ith full electrics e.t.c...


1.0 is just as slow as the 1.2 8v, and i managed 300+miles from a tank in mine
Charlene
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quote:
Originally posted by --Rikki--
quote:
Originally posted by Charlene
1.4 would be expensive for insurance, my 1.1 was 1440




1st time insurance for a girl on a 1.1 1440??? LoL u were ripped off LoL!!!

[Edited on 19-09-2005 by --Rikki--]


Probably was but thats fully comp with churchill and its for breakdown coverage etc with green flag
Rileysport
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19th Sep 05 at 15:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

First Car... Supra TT no other alternative really
fragpot
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19th Sep 05 at 16:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.2 16V SXi is a nice car, its the same as I've got so I'm biased. Its cheap to run and insure and the engine is not exactly bomb proof but it wont let you down. If it does then its not going to cost that much to fix.
SXI_SAM
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19th Sep 05 at 18:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks to all you guys that replied
Will let you know how it goes
Sam xx
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check this out. Its for sale in burton.....

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=236331


Mase
SXI_SAM
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thanks mase5, have u2u'd him for some pics.

Sam xx
gavin18787
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19th Sep 05 at 20:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know 1.2 8v's are real slow but im sure mine isnt thirsty on fuel or i didnt think it was . how many miles do you get from others like 1l 12v's etc?


sorry its a bit off topic


Drives supercharged Tec with torque

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