£5kish on a car - Insurance constraints!

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Hi chaps,
I'm after a pokey 2-door that doesn't kill the insurance. Got a relatively flexible £5k budget.

It needs:
-To be fast and fun
-Not look like fiesta
-be 2-door
-Not be horrendous on insurance (group 16 a nono)
-Have a nice interior
-Be relatively new / relatively low mileage

That's about it!

Cheers,
Ant :cool:
 
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I'm not a fan of either, but even I have to admit you're not going to get much better than a Clio 172/182 or an MX5 for the budget.
 
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We need some context.

What do you consider fast? There are not many actually fast cars below group 16, but fast is relative.

Do you actually mean 2 door ie a coupe or do you want a 3 door hatch?
 
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Focus ST170 is claimed IG15 but I know from experience they're hard to insure. Might be worth running some quotes?

Civic Type-S is 160bhp but IG11? - this would mean 5 doors though.
 
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I can't remember now - it wasn't Sky it was some small comapny through a broker and yeah its not exactly Kensington round here
 

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Golf mk4, 1.8t + good remap.
That'll be plenty pokey and easy on insurance.

why waste your money messing about with a remap when you can get a seat leon with 180bhp out of the box?

if the OP's after a hatch, then a Leon Cupra would be perfect. 5 doors over 3 doesn't have any drawbacks in a hatch, it's usually the other way round
 
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Cupra would be IG16+ no?

Admittedly i'm always in favour of phoning rather than assuming it'd be too much to insure, but I don't believe a Cupra fits the criteria. :)
 
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why waste your money messing about with a remap when you can get a seat leon with 180bhp out of the box?

if the OP's after a hatch, then a Leon Cupra would be perfect. 5 doors over 3 doesn't have any drawbacks in a hatch, it's usually the other way round

You can get the golf 180bhp out the box? I meant to remap this engine.
It's the same VAG engine, infact, it's pretty much the same car all round.
 

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You can get the golf 180bhp out the box? I meant to remap this engine.
It's the same VAG engine, infact, it's pretty much the same car all round.
yes it is essentially same car and the same engine, but you cannot get a golf IV with 180bhp
the most powerful ones are either a 150bhp GTI (lol), or the v6 4 motion with 204

Cupra would be IG16+ no?

Admittedly i'm always in favour of phoning rather than assuming it'd be too much to insure, but I don't believe a Cupra fits the criteria. :)
having looked, the cupra is IG16, but as i don't live in the UK i didn't know.
although apparently IG isn't *that* much of a factor?
no harm in trying a quote anyway :)
 
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