Joe Alker

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About Joe Alker

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    Droylsden, Manchester

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  1. Ugh Micras, I don't judge cars normally but it's one of the few cars that makes me go "Nope".
  2. Alright, thanks for that.
  3. The point about owning the car for a while beforehand makes sense, but I haven't really got anywhere to put the car, except on street, for the two months it would be SORN. Is it really a good idea to leave a car on street for two months, even if it is right outside my house?
  4. Thought it might have been emissions-related. The reason I'm not buying now and just sticking L-plates on it is - my parents do not drive or have licenses. So it would be sat there for at least two months before being used properly.
  5. Thanks for all the advice everyone Been looking over the insurance groups, road tax and MPG on Parkers (I'm sure people will be able to tell me if they are reliable or not) and it would seem that the 1.4 TDi is looking to be the best choice. Unsure why the 2000-early 2001 models cost 5x more in road tax than the March 2001- ones do, perhaps someone can shed some light on this? Insurance groups don't seem to be an issue on any car except the 1.4 Sport petrol and the GTi, the latter of which is well out of budget anyway. MPG seems excellent on the diesels which is as to be expected. Usage-wise, even though most of my travelling is likely to be within Manchester, I am likely to be on the motorway enough for this to be an important factor. I've also never driven a petrol car so it's an unknown quantity to me at this stage. So am I right in assuming that the Lupo 1.4 Sport TDi seems to be the best option? What is the next best, in the circumstances that I can't get one when I come to buy one in July?
  6. Hi, I'm Joe from Manchester, 19, probably going to have my license by mid-July. So naturally I'll be looking for a car that I can actually get insured on, so I've decided to get a Lupo. Won't be buying it until I've passed my test, but I'm looking for advice on buying. What's the best model of Lupo to buy? I'm looking for something that is sub-£750. Of course I can't get a GTi because of insurance and budget reasons. Also not buying an automatic.