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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 19th September 2019, 17:04 Thread Starter
 
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Question £2000-£2500 fn2?

As the title suggests, do you think it's reasonable to go in search of an FN2 at this price?

Currently driving a 2.2 but always wanted the CTR.
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Iíve seen a couple on shpock etc but you get what you pay for they say and putting them right would probably end up costing you more than saving another grand or so and getting a half decent one.
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Iíve seen a couple on shpock etc but you get what you pay for they say and putting them right would probably end up costing you more than saving another grand or so and getting a half decent one.
Never thought about shpock! been checking gumtree, motors, autotrade, facebook and ebay but theres a new one for me to check!

All depends on the issues I fix most things myself so I save a little along the way, I know what you mean.
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You'll be looking at the earliest models with 100k+ miles.
I'm with Neil £4,000 gets some much better metal but be prepared to travel to get it.
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Saw one for £1995 this week. 140k but looked tidy enough.
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You could if you search around, mileage will be high and body work a bit tatty. But if that's what you have to spend then at least you can spend time and a bit of money over time tidying it up. I know what it's like trying to save a grand or 2 extra to get something better, it never happens and gets spent on other things :-/ at least this way, you have a base car and do it up as and when you can afford.

Good Luck, I't how I got to where I am now by doing it over time and not just injecting large amounts of cash at one time.
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You could if you search around, mileage will be high and bodywork a bit tatty. But if that's what you have to spend then at least you can spend time and a bit of money over time tidying it up. I know what it's like trying to save a grand or 2 extra to get something better, it never happens and gets spent on other things :-/ at least this way, you have a base car and do it up as and when you can afford.

Good Luck, I't how I got to where I am now by doing it over time and not just injecting large amounts of cash at one time.
I wouldn't necessarily be put off by high mileage either, as long as it's either got history or you can get it checked over properly. A friend had (she's just given it to her sister to turn into a track monster) an EP3 with 170k on it, patchy history and it always sounded smoother than mine when it was only on 44k when I got it. Although it had apparently been blueprinted at some point in the past according to an insurance company!
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Another problem I'm encountering though is a lot of the ones for sale as this price range have modifications to exhaust, wheels or GP kits etc. Which is good until your with an insurer like mine who outright refuses any mods wherever your willing to pay a little extra or not.

Any suggestions for a good insurance company? Currently paying £70 a month for a 2.2, a stock fn2 is actually £69 a month strangely enough.

Oh, I'm with '1st Central'
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Try Brentacre. You can do an online quote too.
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I think the answer there is to change Insurance suppler, Greenlight are good, any none performance mods they don't charge for.

As for the exhaust, they are plenty around for sale second hand and range from 50 - 100 quid so a cheap quick conversion back to standard.
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Just heard back from greenlight, cheaper than my current insurer and like you said bones they dont charge for none performance mods, wow! over the moon
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Just heard back from greenlight, cheaper than my current insurer and like you said bones they dont charge for none performance mods, wow! over the moon
Nice one, now get shopping
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Try Brentacre. You can do an online quote too.
are they any good I'm currently with Chris knotts
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are they any good I'm currently with Chris knotts
Yep, got a renewal quote that couldn't be matched. Into my third year with them.
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Yep, got a renewal quote that couldn't be matched. Into my third year with them.
cheers @flashy been with Chris knotts 3yrs and just got my renewal £492

Brentacre just quoted me £410
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So glad I'm over 50, I pay about £230 each for both the TypeR and 1.8 Si.
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Depressing that vehicles bought for £20,000+ are almost worthless 15 years
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Depressing that vehicles bought for £20,000+ are almost worthless 15 years
This is why I dont think I'll ever buy a brand new car.

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The only one I did buy got written off in under a year after some dozy old biddy rear ended me at 40-50 mph when I was stationary.

Anyway back to your original question.....

Buy the best one you can afford and then do work on it as you get the funds - think someone has already said this.
Just be sure you are not buying a clapped out heap and even with 100k miles you should be fine if it's been well cared for.
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Was looking on autotrader website last night and there's a good selection of CTR's on there. £5k ish will get you something around 8-10 years old with approximately 50k miles. There's one or two floating about with around 30k miles but for a grand or so more cash, and plenty around the £3k mark with 80k+ mileage. Pay's your money, take your choice.
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