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Soon to get my dream car.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Macs, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Macs

    Macs Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Car(s):
    Used to have a 5 series
    Hi all, I have loved the look of a copen since i first heard about it as i like kei cars, that was ages ago when i was a kid.

    Now i am in the middle of my driving test and i have found out that getting a copen is actually an option for me due to cheap insurance for a first car, Due to various reasons like work and Christmas coming up, I doubt ill be getting one till like feb next year.

    I dont know what "type" i should buy, I want it to last, Im unsure if i want to get the 1.3 or the turbo, or even get a cheaper copen with highish mileage (80k max, on the high side for a copen from what i have seen) I dont even know the general things of car care, one thing i would do is pay to have it rust proofed, i dont mind spending cash like that to have a proper job done.
     
  2. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Location:
    abingdon oxfordshire
    Car(s):
    copen vivid
    I bought one to learn in too - albeit at a later point in life.
    I think it's a great first car, i'd say get the 1.3 if you can afford it - less hassle and more likely to be with you for a long time (my turbo eventually died after owning it for just over a year)
     
  3. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car(s):
    1.3 2008 Copen
    You need to check the difference in insurance prices between the two engines, I found the 1.3 was a lot more expensive to insure and I couldn't get an insurance company to consider insuring my teenagers on it! Good luck with the driving test and finding your perfect Copen.
     
  4. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Car(s):
    Copen (plus Kawasaki W650 and Honda CRV)
    my son could get his own insurance on a Copen, but Direct Line wouldn't let me add him onto my policy so he could learn to drive in it. :(
     
  5. Macs

    Macs Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Car(s):
    Used to have a 5 series
    Its the opposite for me but both still under £1400 for the first year at least, i dont know how much less ill be paying after a year :/

    With the majority of cars costing me over £2k to insure i find this fair, and im willing to pay for it considering its one of my dream cars, with a 1.3 copen starting from about 4.5k if im right
     

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