New driver mk2

Discussion in 'Mk2' started by Charlie b, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Charlie b New Member

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    I am looking to buy a mk2 as my first car, will be newly passed and with 0 solo driving experience. Would the insurance and maintenance be too expensive for a 17 year old to uphold?
     
  2. KENT! Paid Member Paid Member

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    bit of a how longs a piece of string question depending on what engine, where you live etc etc. I had one as one of my first cars.

    Best just log onto some price comparison sites and put in your details as if you had passed and see what comes back as a starting point. Maybe give one of the specialists a call also.

    But props for wanting a mk2 for your first ride haha. I wonder how many 17 year olds know what a mk2 is nowadays.
     
  3. Charlie b New Member

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    Looking for a 1.3 I guess, to try and keep insurance down. Every insurance company I look at won’t even give a quote and I’m getting closer to passing everyday. Maybe my hopes of a mk2 will have to wait
     
  4. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

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    maintenance wise it depends what it needs. mechanically 90% of it is dirt cheap, but if you need anything to fix up the original carb these can be a little more pricey, if it hasnt already had a weber swap in which case you're sorted there pretty much.

    most of the trim is also cheap to replace, but if you're after gti parts to tart it up the scene tax can start to get added but if you shop around you can still get good prices. though most insurers will want it kept standard for a new driver so less of a worry for you (make sure you ask before you do anything, I put little things like 16v rear lights, white indicators etc on mine and even that wasn't allowed :lol:)
     
  5. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    a tidy 1.3 would be excellent. as long as you get a rot free shell, most of the work you can do yourself and it will be a great platform to learn some mechanical skills on
     
  6. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Moderator

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    I drove a 2L ABF’d Mk2 Driver, it was my second car, 6 months after passing my test. It cost £1200 full declared but this was 5 years ago now.

    I’d be looking for a rot free example as above, mechanical work is easy and cheap in comparison.
     
  7. Bl4ckGryph0n New Member

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    My MK2 GTI 8v is actually for my daughter :) She is 17, passed her theory and having driving lessons in it now.

    Just be aware that insurance for any car will be very high, I made a mistake when I agreed as it is a lot cheaper to insure her when she hasn't passed the test yet ROFLMAO After she passes the test it will be £3,250 for the first year :(
     
  8. valvemiester

    valvemiester Paid Member Paid Member

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    That's why you want a nice rust free 1.3 as mentioned previously mechanically easy to work on, insurance is going to be expensive on anything and most young drivers end up damaging their first car or worse ( well most of the first time driver's I've known) you can always get a mk2 gti later when your ncd builds up (perhaps buy one as well a bit later as a.project to do up), then it can be your next car ;)
     

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