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First car on a learner permit

  • 22-04-2021 10:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 8 3Win
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    I'm planning to buy a car (first car) on a learner permit. I don't have much driving experience but I'm halfway through my EDT lessons so it will take a while before I hopefully get the full license. I am thinking about going with boxymo or something to reduce to insurance.

    Budget - 5-7K
    Usage - less than 5000 KM in a year

    Any recommendations?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,780 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    If you don’t mind something small:

    Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107
    VW Up/Skoda Citigo/Seat Mii


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,389 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1
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    3Win wrote: »
    I'm planning to buy a car (first car) on a learner permit. I don't have much driving experience but I'm halfway through my EDT lessons so it will take a while before I hopefully get the full license. I am thinking about going with boxymo or something to reduce to insurance.

    Budget - 5-7K
    Usage - less than 5000 KM in a year

    Any recommendations?

    The real challenge is being actually able to drive it given you'd need an experienced licenced driver with you all the time. Coupled with that insurance will be horrendous.

    It's frustrating and perhaps not the answer you want but if you had access to a car and could be put on as named driver for learning, experience etc it would make alot more sense until such time you get full licence.

    You'll end up spending a fortune on a car that's devaluing every minute and pay enormous sums for insurance albeit I do accept you have to start sometime, I just feel delaying until full licence achieved makes more sense, good luck

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,445 ✭✭✭ jacdaniel2014
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    Micra was a great starter car for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 3Win
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    Dempo1 wrote: »
    The real challenge is being actually able to drive it given you'd need an experienced licenced driver with you all the time. Coupled with that insurance will be horrendous.

    It's frustrating and perhaps not the answer you want but if you had access to a car and could be put on as named driver for learning, experience etc it would make alot more sense until such time you get full licence.

    You'll end up spending a fortune on a car that's devaluing every minute and pay enormous sums for insurance albeit I do accept you have to start sometime, I just feel delaying until full licence achieved makes more sense, good luck
    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I don't have access to any other cars so named driver is not an option.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 3Win
    Registered User


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    If you don’t mind something small:

    Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107
    VW Up/Skoda Citigo/Seat Mii
    I don't see 5-6 years old cars in my budget so I need to go after a 10-year-old car?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,780 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    The first lot are out since 2005. The second lot since 2011. There must be some fairly new ones within budget :)


    Edit. I see a 2014 Up with 18500km on it for €6500 for example.


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