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Old 08-03-2004   #1
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Looking for first car..would like a punto

Hey everyone...totally new to this world of 'cars'.. im hoping to get a punto soonish but wasnt sure what to look out for.. im stuck between a 1.1 55sx or a 1.2 75sx... i shud be able to insure both, but being the way i am i am being a bit specific and want it to be black with colour coded bumpers and as many mods as i can afford.. any help from you guys would be much appreciated..

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1st thing to do is phone for insurance quotes and check if you can insure them,then decide on the model as there's been a couple of posts lately about people with cars they got silly quotes on

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yeah i already have... currently it'll cost me 1300 to insure the 1.1sx and about 1600 to insure the 1.2sx.. my total money being around about 3k so i have to leave enuff for car..i can get punto alloys off of a m8 that he never used on his HGT for 200 with brand spanking new tyres... so i wuld be happy with a plain black punto..

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get a cinq and cut the insurence and increase you're street cred,of course i could be leaning to the cinq from a personnel point of view ;)[8D]:I

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well my supervisor drives a black Punto HGT... so my personal prefference would be a punto.. even if mine will be seriously different..

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if you can afford it get the 75sx. it'll be worth it over the 1.1.

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see, i asked my mates this sorta stuff and they dont help.. cheers for the advice.. will probably go for the 1.2 then..

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I got a 1.2 75sx in black nd love it to bits :D


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I've got a black 1.1 55sx and i love it, the person who had it before me didnt look after it very well, but its got a good home now!!!

My insurance is 700, with an excess of 400 coz im still young :D

Definitely a good car to have though!!!!

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yea well i was only 17 in december... plus, being a guy, my insurance is a wee bit more expensive than urs... n e way cheers for the info

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If you can afford the insurance difference you may as well get a 75, the fuel economy is very nearly as good as the 1.1 and teh engine is a lot torquier.

If mine had been a 1.2 so be it but I chose the car not the engine!

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First of all, do pass plus, then get insurance with Norwich Union, Like the advert says, they will quote you happy, and believe me they will. My first policy on a 1.1sx when I was 18 was 550 third party fire and theft, 890 if i went fully comp, seriously Norwich Union are the best for young drivers if you get pass plus, my mate got insured on a saxo vtr 1.6 as his first car at 18, for 600 third party fire and theft!

As for the difference in a 1.1 and 1.2, dont bother with 1.2, My mate has a 1.2, I have 1.1 with performance exhaust, induction kit, and I can beat him easily, its not worth it unless its not gonna cost you much more for the car/insurance, think about it its 0.1 litre!

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How old are you now street racer if you don't mind me asking?

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Well NU wanted 1200 even with pass plus TPFT, 350 Uno, 17 year old for me. 10 months a go this is. This was with an alarm fitted and a low insurance postcode area. Only downside was that it is parked on the road at night.

Most likely that they have changed now. Tell your friend that if his car is worth more than about 2.5k, it is generally cheaper to insurance his car comprehensively and not TPFT.

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