International Student buys the first car!
So I am in the situation which is pretty similar here. I am an international student and have never purchased a car myself before.
Originally Posted by BSN2013
I am planning to get this car: http://www.fishmotors.co.uk/used-MIN...chester-551977
Do you have any recommend or any feedback regarding to that car deal - Fish Motors?
Another thing that I am concerning, the car dealer is 200 miles away from where I am living. So does that mean every time I have problems with my car, I will have to take it back there?
Also, I have contacted them regarding warranty and they stated "we are an RAC WARRANTY provider,we can do 3 months silver warranty for £199,or 12 months gold cover for £399. Also, the rac warranty is national, you can take to local garag, not bmw/mini as the rac wont pay there hourly rate."
Does that mean I need to pay for the warranty? Also, is the RAC Warranty same with AA Break Down thing? So if I purchase RAC Warranty, then I dont need to purchase other break down cover?
Does that sound right? Are they reputable and trust-able dealer?
Please give me as much advice as possible. I really have no idea with all car things and UK Market as well. Would be most grateful and very appreciate for any advice.
Lastly, if I do go ahead with this car, then do I need to buy my insurance before coming to collect the car? Or can I get the car back to my house then will be arranging the insurance?
Thanks everyone so much!
P.s: Sorry but I could not post my own topic
It is a convertible Mini Cooper with an auto gearbox. Personally I think that this is a car for an enthusiast, not a student. It will cost a fortune to insure for starters.
The consensus on this forum is that these warranties are not worth the money. The seller has to give a 6 month warranty but as you suspect, that may well require you to take it back to them.
To drive a car on the roar you will need to have it insured. Not only is it a legal requirement, but imagine what would happen if you were in a collision and someone was injured.
I suggest that you restrict your search to a dealer much closer to home and before you even consider buying, check out the insurance on one of the comparison sites. I think you will be better looking at a Ford Ka or something similar.
If you like different - try this Smart Car