Well, im currently paying £1850~ for my astra, everything declared, only tpft.
and i found out that the car ive wanted for the past 5 years, can be picked up with a FSH for about £6k, okay, around 100k miles, but they are usually leased cars with full dealer service history.
i can get insurance, with 1 year ncd FULLY COMP, for the same as what im paying now on my astra.
what for i hear you ask.
a Merc C200k, around x/y plate.
a 2 litre SUPERCHARGED mercedes for the same as im paying now on an ASTRA 1.6 8v.
so, it looks like after my insurance is up, im either going to get a loan, or go without my car for a while, whilst i save up to get a merc and insure it.
I was expecting the prices to still be around £8500-£9000, but they can be got for as little as 4.5k-6k.
obviuously i need to check out the condition o the car and hpi check whichever one i come to buy, but a 21 year old doesnt get the chance to own a merc very often.
i love the astra scene, and would want to keep in touch with the community (heaven knows business men and such drive those cars so there isnt going to be a community like AOC), but i dont see the sense in paying so much for my astra when i could be driving the car ive wanted for a long time.
anyways, just thought i'd let people know of my plans.
i will be putting my car back to standard after , or latest at the end of the insurance year (september).