actually strayed away from the forester today after test driving it and got my eyes on two different cars, a hyundai i30 in blue and a silver focus estate. both £950 and both decent looking motors. the i30 has a problem with the rear brakes apparently so sold as spares/repair etc etc but potentially something i could fix. i drive upto rugeley and hednesford alot wich is more rural than walsall, occasionally take the greyhound lamping, not too keen on the imprezas, local drug dealers choice of motor. they all have them. too much for me i think though + never seen a automatic one. insurance costs are silly full stop for me, i had a quote on a fiesta for £4k. im insured on grandads nissan note 1.6 auto although i dont know what thats costing him. hes not a former member on here but is a former member on mtbe.
im stuck between the focus and the forester if anything. focus is £100 cheaper on insurance but thats it.
OK, and what's the additional cost of sticking with your Micra for another year, and hopefully earning some NCB?
Thousands sounds HFM for insurance, especially when it's looking way more than the cost of the motors themselves. Something that people did in the past, when young (well not just when young, too...) was make do.
As others have said, it's your money to do with what you like - but is it really worth the difference to be spending a LOT of money on insurance to change? Are you sure that you won't look back at spending a shedload of money to change, and insure, won't seem a terrible waste, in the near future?
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