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New Job! New Car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by spoonz, 6 May 2006.

  1. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218

    Just landed a new job near home so I can now drop the 110 mile round trip Ive been doing for 6 years so MPG is now not an issue :D

    Having had a WRX, Civic Type R and Elise in the last 3 years Im would like to buy something a little more expensive but I had a claim on the elise which has knocked me back 3 years no claims :eek:

    The shortlist consisted of e46 M3, Honda S2000 and Impreza STI PPP but checking the insurance its looking like £2k which is a little hard to swallow :(

    Been looking around for fun alternatives that are cheaper to to insure and came across this!

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    Any thoughts? or alternatives so I can avoid being raped by mister insurance and get another year or so claims on board before moving up?
     
  2. Puzzled

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 8,409

    Umm... What is it? :o

    Looks nice though. :D
     
  3. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    Smart something or other?
     
  4. Slam62

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 8,590

    Location: Monaco

    is it one of those stupid plastic minimoke smart things, they really are rubbish
     
  5. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218

    smart brabus :D

    a full 107 bhp from a really mini-small engine 699cc i think
     
  6. olv

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,290

    Location: london

    that's a smart coupe brabus. Good looking cars imo. Not driven one but aside from the crap sequential 'box (which can be sorted with a software remap) they are meant to be excellent fun
     
  7. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218

    aye, i read the "bad flappy paddle" is completely revamped with a software remap aswell as given you a few extra horses!

    Im gonna go drive one and see if any good
     
  8. Ev0

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,940

    A friend had one, he loved it.

    Got rid of his remapped Leon Cupra R as he much preferred the Brabus. The rear wheels are huge on such a tiny car :)
     
  9. Steve

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,116

    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    nothing worse than bad flaps ;)

    e46 m3, you know you want to, we need to muster our forces and take over the world muwuahahah

    ahem... Sorry :(
     
  10. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218

    Thats the dream :D If I can get to next March maybe £1500 will be doable with 3 years no claims!

    Unless you want to whip round for my insrance?
     
  11. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Mar 2004

    Posts: 11,884

    Location: SE England

    Know someone who has one, track days it (his is standard mind). It's a very capable machine, not very economical for what it is mind, and was certainly able to hustle along against some very powerful machinery.

    Try it and see!
     
  12. Steve

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,116

    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    How old are you mate if you don't mind me asking?

    My insurance with 2 years ncb is £1100 fully comp parked on the street with Bell Direct

    I might traker it as that can bring it down somewhat RAC trackstar Monitor for for around £450 seems to be the one to go for
     
  13. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,340

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    As said before, it's the Smart Brabus Coupe

    Good car with good reviews. It's said to handle well and to be great fun
     
  14. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218


    slightly off topic but

    SMG or manual? i need to decide 12 months in advance obviously :D
     
  15. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

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    Ive lost 3 years NCB so back to 2 and also obviously need to declare the claim so thats 30% extra.

    Garaged in good postcode <9000 miles pa and cheapest I get is £1800. Am I doing something wrong?

    Just tried directline for 2001 M3 = £1,955.10 :(
    Elephant = £2235.45 :eek:
     
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  16. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

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    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    That really is rather high

    I'd try Churchill - they are rather competitive at the moment. Confused.com can give an idea of what companies to try too
     
  17. ZG002

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,872

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    my sisters ex had one of them.. she hated it :p

    a mate of mine tried a insurance quote on one.. he got quoted.. wait for it..

    £8k lol

    its the largest ive seen quoted myself lol normaly they just say no way :D
     
  18. Steve

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    im 27 with 2 ncbs and park in an ok area on the steet

    Try Bell.co.uk

    you should get sub 1300-1200 this was on an 01 20k car with optional extras declared
     
  19. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

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    Chruchill = £2100

    Bell = £2302.65

    O well!
     
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  20. Steve

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,116

    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    that does seem very odd

    is there anyone you can as as a named driver to bring it down?

    My insurance was less than that with 1 years ncb

    You got 4 Drink Driving bans under your belt your not telling us ;):p