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    • zee744
    • By zee744 9th Jul 18, 3:55 PM
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    Which small car is Group 1 Insurance?
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    • 9th Jul 18, 3:55 PM
    Which small car is Group 1 Insurance? 9th Jul 18 at 3:55 PM
    Looking to get a run around and would like to know if any small cars are in Group 1 car insurance. I tried posting earlier but canít fjnd my post so apologies if this is a duplicate
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    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 9th Jul 18, 3:59 PM
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    Fiat Panda.
    Citroen C1.
    Nissan Micra.
    Smart ForFour.
    Chevrolet Spark.
    Skoda Citigo.
    Volkswagen Up

    Look at others, Yaris or other Smart cars with small engines, they may be upto group 3.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 9th Jul 18, 4:09 PM
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    Group 1 cars may not always be the cheapest option, try a few quotes for cars which may be popular with older drivers rather than new drivers getting a first car.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Jul 18, 6:14 PM
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    As above just because its a group 1 does not mean it will be cheaper to insure than a car in a higher group.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 9th Jul 18, 6:31 PM
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    As above. My 19 year old son had a 1.25L Fiesta which cost him £1250 to insure. He blew up the engine on it and whilst looking around found a 2L Ford Mondeo Estate. Jokingly he got a quote on the insurance and it was £500 cheaper than the Fiesta. He ended up buying the Mondeo and also found that the Police weren't taking any notice of the car either.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 9th Jul 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 6:58 PM
    Someone was asking about this on another forum, apparently older Saab's are also cheap on insurance (also cheap to buy and good if you crash!)
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 9th Jul 18, 9:02 PM
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    Another weird one. I did a new direct line quote a few months ago, saved the quote and then did a new one with 3 points and it was a tiny bit cheaper.
    • peter12345678910
    • By peter12345678910 10th Jul 18, 5:41 AM
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    Another weird one. I did a new direct line quote a few months ago, saved the quote and then did a new one with 3 points and it was a tiny bit cheaper.
    Originally posted by docmatt
    It is probably because 3 point users are crashing less or driving safer. It does make sense.
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    • By peter12345678910 10th Jul 18, 5:53 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 5:53 AM
    As above. My 19 year old son had a 1.25L Fiesta which cost him £1250 to insure. He blew up the engine on it and whilst looking around found a 2L Ford Mondeo Estate. Jokingly he got a quote on the insurance and it was £500 cheaper than the Fiesta. He ended up buying the Mondeo and also found that the Police weren't taking any notice of the car either.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    There is great pleasure in driving a small slow car fast , especially if it has spoilers.
    Last edited by peter12345678910; 10-07-2018 at 6:01 AM.
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    • geeovana
    • By geeovana 10th Jul 18, 8:39 AM
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    I would recommend a 1.0 L Vauxhall Corsa C for a greta run around. You can pick up very low mileage ones (30K and below) for under 2 grand now. They are bullet proof cars, still look pretty modern and don't believe the bad reviews about them. They are more than fit for purpose for a run around. I have paid £150 for an annual 5K miles policy.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th Jul 18, 1:50 PM
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    Bullet proof? Are you sure?

    Nephew went through 3 of them in as many weeks, all 3 leaked oil badly.

    OK the 1st one may have had something to do with being upside down?

    2nd one had a major oil leak and the engine went pop.

    3rd one may have had something to do with the front wheels pointing in different directions after kerbing it.

    If they are bullet proof why so many breaking for spares? even low mileage ones.
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    • geeovana
    • By geeovana 10th Jul 18, 3:39 PM
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    Bullet proof? Are you sure?

    Nephew went through 3 of them in as many weeks, all 3 leaked oil badly.

    OK the 1st one may have had something to do with being upside down?

    2nd one had a major oil leak and the engine went pop.

    3rd one may have had something to do with the front wheels pointing in different directions after kerbing it.

    If they are bullet proof why so many breaking for spares? even low mileage ones.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname


    Yes I am sure. I'm not sure who your buying your cars from but I would shop elsewhere in future.


    I have had a 1.0l Corsa B and that withstood me and my two siblings learning to drive in it and I cannot remember that needing any work on it.


    My mother had a 1.0L Corsa c and I cannot remember that ever needing any work doing to it.


    I currently own a 1.0L Corsa c that I bought two years ago with 19K miles on it for the grand total of £1300 to go back and forward to work in it. It now has 70K mile son it and the only mechanical issue has been a £3 oil pressure sensor.


    There is a know fault that the brake servo seal leaks water into the foot well, however this is an easy enough fix.


    They are fantastic cars.
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 10th Jul 18, 4:21 PM
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    two words

    Head Gasket
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