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    Hello, my names Ian, I'm from manchester and I'm not yet an owner of a BMW but looking to buy one shortly.

    Now... I'd love to get myself an M3... But I'm a 19 year old lad so the dream ended when I hit the ''compare my prices'' button on confused.com.

    I fancy a 316ti Compact 1.8, preferably 2001/02 Reg. In my oppinion they're a nice looking car and generally cheap on insurance. I've had a few REALLY unreliable cars in the past and parts havn't been too expensive because it was a tinfoil peugeot. The reason I want a BMW is, from my understanding, they are reliable and good quality.

    But before I made a decision, I decided to ask the people who would know ( I presume you know?).

    What would you say about the 316 ti?

    Or any other suggestions as to what may be a good BMW for a youngish driver?

    Thanks....Ian
     
     

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    Welcome to the site Ian

    It could be worth having a browse of the General BMW Discussion section, there's a few threads with plenty of info for you
     
     

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    alright mate, good choice wanting to get a bmw, compacts are better on insurance than the saloon or coupe, but never really liked the look of the rear of the car tbh, get a coupe!!.
    Dunno how much you wanting t pay for insurance? but im 20, with 3 years no claims with elephant on a 98 318is coupe, an paying around £650 third party fire and theft. Have had a 323i coupe and another 318i coupe when i was 19 with one years no claims and both were around a grand... which seemed cheap in comparison to the £1500 i forked out on insurance for a 1.2 clio wen i was 17.

    elephant and quinn direct have always given me good quotes as a young driver.. but only through their respective websites, not on the comparison websites...
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    Welcome to the forum, hope you find what you want
     
     

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    wecome pal ,,
     
     

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    welcome m8, hope you get sorted
     
     

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    Yep id get one. But i'm biased cause of the obvious reasons. However they are reliable and quick at 2000rpm
     
     

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    Get a 325ti compact
     
     

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    I've got a 316 compact, allbeit an e36, and like yourself am 19. Got to say its by far and away the best car i've driven, i prefer it to anything i've ever driven, even mates brand new cars. Just feels so solid, and from what I can gather thats a trait of all BMWs.

    I'm insured through Quinn, £1300 a year which i thought was pretty reasonable. If you look through a few threads you'll see that a lot of people (myslef included) have saved a fair whack on their insurance by naming others as drivers. Doesn't mean they need to drive it (or even need to know about it! lol) but i reckon cos they assume you wont be driving it all the time, they can justify a lower premium! Worth looking into if you haven't done that already, stick your parents, siblings, other half on?
     
     

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    If can't buy m3,and thinking about buying 316ti .Go for 318tiit's not much more to insure than 316,and does same MPG.
     
     

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