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    Kit car as your first car?

    Hey guys,
    I've been recently looking at the DNA 5cuderia based on the ford cougar with my dad.
    I'm a 17 year old male in the UK, and purchasing the car isn't the issue, it's down to the insurance and whether or not a kit car is a good idea for a first car.

    Are the DNA F430s classed as kit cars, or modified cars? I know kit car insurance is a HELL of a lot cheaper than regular insurance, but what's it like for young drivers?

    Many thanks,
    Jimmy

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    The DNA kits are essentially MR2's with a body kit. Nothing changes when it comes to registration or insurance, unless you choose to add coverage for your expensive paint and bodywork.

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    Ah shame thanks for your help!

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNH
    The DNA kits are essentially MR2's with a body kit. Nothing changes when it comes to registration or insurance, unless you choose to add coverage for your expensive paint and bodywork.
    Thankfully that is wrong! You'll find that insurance on a kit car is generally cheaper than the donor on which the lit is based. However, as with all insurance, individual circumstances will dictate the actual costs.

    Although the DNA kits are 'body / repanel kits', that still counts as a kit car for insurance purposes. However for registration, it is still the original car, though you may have to inform the DVLA about any changes e.g. colour.

    The 3sixty and 4thirty are based on a Mk3 MR2. The 5cudo is based on a Cougar, either a 2.0 or a 2.5l engine. I suspect that insurance won't be cheap either way for a 17 yr old with little to no driving experience. You should check out the specialist kit car insurance companies e.g Adrian Flux, Footman James etc and see what they quote.

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    Is that UK only?

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    well, one thing is for sure... If you get a kit as your first car, you'll end up knowing that vehicle a LOT better than most first time car owners!
    Most young men don't know squat about the real workings of their first car before they start driving it. You, on the other hand, will know VOLUMES more about your car, and how it all works.
    Additionally, you won't be near as ready to drive it recklessly as other young men would be, having put a lot of sweat, $ and (if your as clumsy as me probably) blood into building it.
    I think it's an excellent idea! Yea for your Dad!

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    Hello........

    I wanted to know if there was a kit of some sort that one could buy for his or her car that would enable their car to speak and greet them on the inside as they entered and sat down in their car. This is all for play; however, I just thought it would be a neat feature to place in my car.
    There are a variety of digital recording kits you can get. You would simply have it triggered to play once either by the dome light, inserting the key into the ignition or get real fancy and put a pressure switch in the seat.

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    Re: Kit car as your first car?

    Well lets face it ANY sports cars are going to be super expensive as a first time drivers car.

    The good thing is that changes when you do convert it to a kitcar.

    Bad news is its expensive, difficult to do on your own.

    My mum and I had planned to buy me a Lamborghini Countach Replica straight from IFG when I finished up highschool but things became very tight and it wasn't going to happen.

    Id say go for it if your dad is going to help and is willing to help you purchase everything you need as well as complete the car.

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