yer 18, just passed, were looking at a black box for first two or three years (I have a moped if I need to go out past 10pm wich is rare) and I don't drive like a prat, getting rough quotes of around £3k with my granddad as a named driver so its just affordable.
have been looking at other cars including the 2003 Vauxhall astra 1.3cdti wich would mean redoing my test in a manual but nothings hit what I need as good as the forester has, the insurance is affordable if I dig into my savings a little but sometimes it gets ridiculous !
All I'd say is it's an awful lot of money to chuck around on effectively, pretty old cars (and I haven't missed a certain resonance with the forum we're in...)
It's a very natural thing, for young people, especially when they've passed their test, and are suddenly free to roam with their newly found driving status, to want bigger, better cars. Thing is, at first, whilst you're young, with precious little experience, and actuarially a significant risk, insurance costs are pretty much huge. Do you really need to change for something bigger and better? Or is it a want, dressed up with reasons?
I only ask, because it seems like a helluva lot of money to piss away on insurance costs, for something you seemed reasonably content with not that long back.
If it is truly essential, then I guess it's just an expensive period for you - but otherwise, a more savvy, experienced head would say, "bide your time".
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