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post Mar 1 2008, 06:40 PM
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Take a look at confused.com. I was being quoted £2000+ and it found quinn direct which is charging what i'm now paying pp.gif.
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post Mar 1 2008, 10:03 PM
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Mines around £700- £800. Not sure the technicalities of it without looking. I now that it includes road side recovery but it proved useless when my car broke down one morning and I was apparently too close to home, leaving me with my car stuck in the junction and no way of getting it out the way on my own. Luckily police turned up and helped me out. I have to be at least 1/4 of a mile away aparently and I was like the next road away which runs parallel to my road.
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post Mar 1 2008, 11:51 PM
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i forgot to mention before, if i could have any car I wanted it would probably have to be either a lotus elise or audi r8 msn_happy.gif
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post Mar 2 2008, 07:16 AM
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QUOTE(Lukeyy19 @ Mar 1 2008, 09:31 PM) [snapback]173509[/snapback]
how does a 17 year old insure a 3 Litre Modified Toyota Supra?

my 1.4 Pug306 insurance is £1600pa and i'm 18
also why do those Skylines and the RX7 in the background have such low numbers in the window surely not the price right?

A 17y/o can insure anything for the right price.

Example: it will cost me $2000 for comprehensive insurance on that Supra.

The R34s and RX7s are priced in yen. IE: 549 = 549,000 Yen.
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post Mar 2 2008, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE(Ben™ @ Mar 2 2008, 07:16 AM) [snapback]173527[/snapback]
A 17y/o can insure anything for the right price.

Example: it will cost me $2000 for comprehensive insurance on that Supra.

The R34s and RX7s are priced in yen. IE: 549 = 549,000 Yen.


seriously? no insurance company would even think about insuring you with that Supra in the UK, and especially not for £950

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a Skyline R34 for 549,000 Yen!!! thats like £2650!!!

on ebayUK they sell for £10,000+ (2002 GTR V-Spec - £35,000 which is 7.26 Million Yen or nearly $74,000)

damn cheap Austrailia pp.gif
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post Mar 2 2008, 01:46 PM
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Comprehensive insurance, too, Luke. I'd be paying almost £2000/year if I wanted that on my worth-maybe-£1200 Fiesta.

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post Mar 2 2008, 03:53 PM
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Car insurance is criminal in the UK, everyone gets so badly ripped off before they reach 24 (i think, its somewhere around there) at which point it drops to almost nothing.

Rice cars are more expensive to insure (because boy racers drive them into walls a lot), and its also done on the size of the engine. My next door neighbor has a skyline or whatever they are called and he's 26. He's paying over £6000/yr for it on comprehensive.
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post Mar 2 2008, 04:09 PM
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I've been neglecting to put my photo of my car up on here. It's my brothers 2002 VW Jetta VR6 FWD. That thing flies like a "Jet" - I swear! Top speed of 160 MPH and it hits all 160 when we go to the track too. msn_happy.gif
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post Mar 2 2008, 06:44 PM
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if it looks anything like this one, then thats pretty nice

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post Mar 3 2008, 05:43 AM
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QUOTE(Lukeyy19 @ Mar 2 2008, 10:22 PM) [snapback]173529[/snapback]
seriously? no insurance company would even think about insuring you with that Supra in the UK, and especially not for £950

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a Skyline R34 for 549,000 Yen!!! thats like £2650!!!

on ebayUK they sell for £10,000+ (2002 GTR V-Spec - £35,000 which is 7.26 Million Yen or nearly $74,000)

damn cheap Austrailia pp.gif

Yeah, the UK is f***ed up in the way of insurance.

549,000 Yen is about $5700 AUD. We buy R34 GTRs here from Japan for about $40,000. The increase in price is due to Compliance, Shipping, and the import broker's cut of the buy.

I can buy a low kilometer JZA80 Supra for around $14,000 with all of the above included. That's a non-turbo (they have a price hike here because we've got silly power restrictions for new drivers, which I am unfortunatly classed as for another 2 years). Twin-Turbos typically can be bought for $11,000.
Both will sell in Japan for what is about 250,000 Yen - around $2700 AUD.

In closing, if you want a nice car, move to Australia msn_grin.gif
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post Mar 3 2008, 10:37 AM
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Or wait a few years in the UK. The main problem is insurance. My friend is 24, has 4 years no claims. It would cost him £300/yr to be insured on my car...
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post Mar 3 2008, 11:00 AM
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Nah, just move to Australia. At 25, insurance costs SFA for pretty much anything.

Comprehensive for a Supra at 25 would cost like $900/yr
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post Mar 3 2008, 12:11 PM
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QUOTE(Zero1 @ Mar 3 2008, 10:37 AM) [snapback]173547[/snapback]
The main problem is insurance.

dont forget our ridiculous Fuel Prices... 104.9-106.9 pence per litre for Petrol and 109.9 pence er litre for Diesel

we had a strike here when the prices went up to 70 something pence, and now its over a pound and nobody cares...
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Yeah, fuel cost is bad here. Bear in mind that although diesel is expensive per litre, it works out a lot cheaper per mile though.

Know the worst thing? We have the same amount of fuel coming into the country at the same price as 2 years ago. The fuel prices are capped at the current price artificially.
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Fuel duty has also increased somewhat in the past few years. Not sure by how much, but it goes up every year, I believe. We're already paying over 60% of our >£1/litre to the government...
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post Mar 3 2008, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, its crazy. I'd go so far as to say we've probably got the highest prices in the EU & Americas & probably the majority of the world...
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post Mar 3 2008, 01:48 PM
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Earn Money for a Car - Income Tax, National Insurance
Buy a Car - VAT on Car
Run a Car - Road Tax, VAT on Insurance, VAT on Fuel, Fuel Duty

Damn Government!

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Don't forget insurance premium tax on your (mandatory) insurance.

This (few-years-old) site has some interesting data on it.

The AA keep a monthly fuel report detailing prices across the UK and across Europe (and the USA). Using that data I came up with a graph comparing unleaded and diesel prices around Europe (click for full size):


As you can see, the UK is second only to Norway. The Netherlands pay more for unleaded than we do, but they pay a lot less for diesel. Also, for those Americans reading... please stop complaining about the price that you're paying for petrol... You're not even in the same league as Europe...

Edit: (The Y-axis shows the price per litre in UK pence)
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post Mar 3 2008, 04:35 PM
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i would have expected Switzerland to be up the top end with us, the Swiss Govenment see cars as evil
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post Mar 3 2008, 06:17 PM
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Nice... msn_confused.gif
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