Hi all, I will be 17 in just under a year and am looking to buy a dolomite as my first car, I will be using it for commuting to and from college every day and Mabye some longer journeys. I'm wondering what the best balance between insurance prices and performance is. I would like it to be able to keep up with modern traffic and modern equivalent first cars such as fiestas and cleos or even quicker. Also how easy would it be to fit sprint spoilers and wheels and such like to a lower powered model.
My eldest went through this. Realistically forget "performance" . Insurance rates are the killer. And ( generally ) the Insurance industry is now wise to using "modern classics" for daily commuting. There used to be a "get-out" clause where if you had insured a Classic scooter or moped from age 16 you could get preferential rates on a Classic car. But have a ring around for your particular circumstances.
My eldest started out with an old Renault 5, 1100 cc. Not a cool car ( by all accounts) ; but it was transport and built up the NCB. Maintenance was zero cost compared with the insurance.
Until he had a prang ... !
Only now has he got the Clio he wanted.
Fuel consumption : My 1980 Sprint got 24mpg. My current 1850 will do an easy 30mpg as a daily driver.
You should get more from a 1500 / 1300 Dolomite.