Hi Guys & Girls,
I am nearly 16. Therefore I will be starting off on a moped. However if I want to have a car when I am 17, I am going to start looking into putting some money away now, so I can afford to maintain and run whichever car I choose. I have been Audi mad for the last 5-6 years, an Audi is my dream car. Therefore I was looking into what would be within my price range to buy as a first car! I understand that the only 1.4 engine in the A3 is in the most recent models. So I would be looking at a bog standard A3 1.6. I am posting on here mainly to ask the professionals on what sort of running costs I would be looking at. I can get one insured from £1000 - £1500 comprehensive which is a good deal, considering I cant insure a 1.4 Focus for less than £2000.
What sort of price range would I be looking at for a decent A3? I see they sell for £500+ on eBay but around £1000 for a decent one! I wouldn't mind working on one.. once I have the money I could look into buying one and spend some time tidying it up, getting it ready to go on the road. So basically I am just hoping for some advice from people on here as to wether this is a realistic goal for me to try and get to for my first car?
Any input you could give will be much appreciated!