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choness2004

Torque Junkie
Points
67
From
Waterlooville, Hampshire,
Car
Honda Civic EG
Hi all,

Well this is something I have wanted to be part of for a long time. I love the look of modified cars and how they all stand out!

I am about to turn 17 and will be looking for my first car, so any tips on what car to get, and modifications that I can do without it making a massive dent in my insurance!

Finding out what all of you had for your first cars and what you did to them aswell would be a great help!

Any advice on anything from what car, insurance companies to where to get parts and how/where to fit them would be great!

Thanks alot,

Choness2004.
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Hi Choness2004 and welcome to TorqueCars, good to have you with us. First up I would recommend you get some insurance quotes, you'll then realise that it is going to cost a lot of money to have anything with a slight amount of performance.

This limits you to small engined cars. I would recommend sticking with a small, cheap and old 1.0 car for a year. Then when you turn 18 and have your 30 no claims discount there are lots more opportunities open to you.

You still want a fun car so I'd look at something small and light like a Yaris, Saxo, Corsa, 106 and the Ka. Spend money on a decent ICE install and save up your money to mod your second car.

I had a Renault 9 1.3 TLE as my first car, fully serviced it bought mats etc and then crashed it within a couple of weeks. After that I have some 1.3 Nova's which were fun to drive but I did work in an insurance brokers office so I got a pretty good deal on that!
 

obi_waynne

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Points
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Deal, Kent UK
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A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Enjoy the forums, post loads and feel free to ask any questions. We do our best to help out everyone on here.
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
Moderator
Points
417
From
Lockerbie, SW Scotland
Car
Octy smoke machine
hey and welcome.

my 1st car was a fiesta 1.1. only mods to it were EL wire around the gear stick and the CD player.

2nd car was a 1.4 civic £900 to insure, my name with mum added as a named driver, added a set of 15" wheels and watched £400 get added to the premium. the wheels cost me £240 ( needed a set sharpish after a slight accident and 3 wreaked alloys )

best idea would be like waynne said get a old banger and run it 3rd party for a year and dont crash.
 

MasterAuron

Very Senior Member
Points
242
From
379bhp 359lbft
Car
Mk1 Focus RS
best idea would be like waynne said get a old banger and run it 3rd party for a year and dont crash.
Depends how much money you have really doesn't it. There's a 17yo kid round here with a Glanza as his first car! One of my mates had a Vti Civic as his first car too.
 

choness2004

Torque Junkie
Points
67
From
Waterlooville, Hampshire,
Car
Honda Civic EG
Well I will have around £500 - £600, maybe more if needs be.

This money also excludes insurance (otherwise I wouldn't be going anywhere!)

What do you think about getting a Saxo? They seem to be popular around my way and I didn't know if it was because they are cheap on ensurance or because they are great little cars that are good to keep hold of and mod.

Choness2004.
 

herb

modherbrator
Moderator
Points
457
From
west midlands
Car
Seat Leon Cupra
mate imo saxos are great cars the 1.1, 1.4 and the 1.5d are really slow cars but when lowered can out handle much more expensive/powerful cars! the boot is a good size if you want to do an install and there are shed loads of spares and styling parts for them so they are easy to modify!!
 
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sciguy

New member
Points
61
Car
bmw 316i compact
my first car was a 1.4 multipoint injection ford escort only 8valves did 60 in 11seconds it was quicker than my bmw i got now and only cost me £1500 to insure
 

choness2004

Torque Junkie
Points
67
From
Waterlooville, Hampshire,
Car
Honda Civic EG
my first car was a 1.4 multipoint injection ford escort only 8valves did 60 in 11seconds it was quicker than my bmw i got now and only cost me £1500 to insure

:eek: That sounds really good... any catch?

Well I did a search on a 1.1L Saxo and on Compare the Meerkat it said it would cost me £1400 a year.

Isn't Adrian Flux good for young drivers and modified cars?
 

sciguy

New member
Points
61
Car
bmw 316i compact
i went with liverpool victoria but theres loads of factors like where you live and how popular the car is with thiefs, saftey rating airbags ect ect
 
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