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Old 22 September 2013, 13:38   #1
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Best first car for towing...

I am 17 in 10 months time, praise the lord

Need to start about getting a car so it is all ready for when I am driving (if it needs work)

What would be the best first car for the use of launching the boat? I launch at oxwich beach (hard sand and with slipway at high water). Obviously it is going to get completely ruined by the salt water and air so i am not looking for anything fancy. I don't get the car wet in anyway i just bring it down to the waters edge and launch by hand.

For insurance purposes it has to be 1.25L and under.

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Old 22 September 2013, 13:50   #2
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suzuki jimny? they have little engines, are cheap and would probably tow something small ok? highly rated 4x4 systems on them too so sand would be fine
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Good luck, just going through a similar process with my daughter. The first few quotes were scary Jimny was on our list to, but its a 1.3 and it makes a massive difference on the insurance.

I have managed to get a decent deal on a classic Landrover through Adrian Flux. Its not trendy or fast but she loves it
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Old 22 September 2013, 14:23   #4
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Fancy buying a 1.4 golf.
Winter tyres all round and seems to cope ok with slipways towing a sib

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Good luck, just going through a similar process with my daughter. The first few quotes were scary Jimny was on our list to, but its a 1.3 and it makes a massive difference on the insurance.

I have managed to get a decent deal on a classic Landrover through Adrian Flux. Its not trendy or fast but she loves it
what landrover is that then, they do a 1.2?!?

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what landrover is that then, they do a 1.2?!?

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No its a Series 3 SWB with a 2.25 petrol. Its on a cherished policy with limited mileage, its the same price as a 1.0 Micra.
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Don't you have to take a towing test these days???

Is there an age limit to that? Bet there is.
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I had a landrover discovery 1 insured by the NFU for my first car
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it was 7 years ago though.
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Thanks for the replies, that suzuki looks like it might fit the bill. As I will hopefully be going off with the navy when I have finished uni, there is no point in paying a huge amount of money for my own insurance policy for a no claims, so it would just go under my dad's policy, how much do you think it would be to insure that way?
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