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Whats the best 5 door car, 1.2, got two kids & need a big boot?? £1,000.00

£1000.00 @
Looking to buy my first car, need 5 doors & a big boot. I'm 28 years sold so been told 1.2 is good to look at any help would be good thanks Read More
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6m, 1d agoPosted 6 months, 1 day ago
Looking to buy my first car, need 5 doors & a big boot.

I'm 28 years sold so been told 1.2 is good to look at any help would be good thanks
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6m, 1d agoPosted 6 months, 1 day ago
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#1
why not try Skoda fabia estate
#2
I think it's against the law to put kids in the boot. X)
#3
My advice, pay a mechanic to look at your first car. £50 or £100 is far cheaper than new exhaust, clutch, breaks etc
#4
1.4 honda civic petrol.
06 onwards.
Very reliable.
Doesnt look old.
But u will be looking at 2k
#5
I'm not that silly the roof is better....
#6
Clio 5 door, v reliable.
#7
Clio estate if you don't mind the shape.
#8
Look on local gumtree, Facebook selling pages etc then go with someone who knows what they are looking at. Whether you buy privately out from a dealer, it's all a gamble. All you can do is avoid the obvious things. To see what the obvious things actually are, they vary by manufacturers, model and even year, go online and look at the forum. For example, I have a Kia, I went on one of the Kia forums and reading the headings of the various posts I see a regular problem with gloplug light on dash and another of oil pump crank disintegrating in sump.
Each manufacturer has a forum, either official our unofficial it doesn't matter, you get a lot of info there.
If you have £1000 to spend,I suggest spending half that on car and keeping a reserve in case it goes horribly wrong. This leaves you some cash to repair or replace as necessary. Once you've got a car you won't want to be without it again.
#9
Depends on your idea of a big boot. A golf boot could be considered big next to a micras boot!
Estates are versatile as mentioned above, but less common than the hatchback / saloon versions.
Your options are restricted with a £1000 budget. If I were you, you will need to find a balance between what you'd like, what you can afford and the condition of the vehicle. Consider looking at older Ford focuses.
#10
Peugeot 206 sw (estate)
#11
what about a nissan note .
#12
shadey12
Peugeot 206 sw (estate)


seconded - decent looking car and very robust ..... and easy for a grand

EliTom
#13
Personally I'd go for a focus.
#14
with that sort of budget I would search ebay and autotrader for cars close to you up to your price limit.
I'd keep some cash back - cars at this level will probably need something doing at them. The common brands of cars around you will depend to an extent on what local dealers there are.

You might find that you get better value by buying a larger car (mondeo size) because small cars are popular with young drivers and the elderly which pushes up the price. rep-mobile sized cars are usually better value.
#15
elitom
shadey12
Peugeot 206 sw (estate)


seconded - decent looking car and very robust ..... and easy for a grand

EliTom


They're all nails. They were sheds at 5 years old, most of them should have been scrapped by now.
#16
best go do a reputable small time dealer for that.
a Honda Civic hatchback 2000-2006 1.4 is easily attainable and has a massive boot and dead reliable. just check mot history to see if nay nasty advisories on last 2 mot's
#17
HamanBasher
best go do a reputable small time dealer for that.
a Honda Civic hatchback 2000-2006 1.4 is easily attainable and has a massive boot and dead reliable. just check mot history to see if nay nasty advisories on last 2 mot's


yes I second that I got one 6 years ago for 1100 on a 2001 plate u can pick one up for about 5/600 for them or a newer one for 1k/will be a good bet under 130k for less issues. only things needed to be changed on it were battery tires and CV boot and exhausts but they cost about 35 quid back box mostly goes on them. or a Toyota corolla but that again is 1.4
#18
if u can get away with a small boot then a Nissan Micra would he better as they are cheaper on fuel the old shape not the newer frog shape they aren't as reliable
#19
For £1k anything which runs and you can afford to insure.
Don't expect it to last more then a year or so and expect any MOT to cost a wedge
#20
My 1.8L Focus cost me about £30 more to insure vs 1.2L cars, it doesn't really matter much over 25.
#21
Have a look on autotrader and set the min and max price and see what catches your eye
#22
HondaLad
elitom
shadey12
Peugeot 206 sw (estate)


seconded - decent looking car and very robust ..... and easy for a grand

EliTom


They're all nails. They were sheds at 5 years old, most of them should have been scrapped by now.


Totally agree i doubt theres any 206 sw left theyre conplete bailers along with the clio. Immobiliser faults wiring the list goes on. I run an independent garage and i actually love french cars from that point of view make a fortune off them lol
#23
ford mondeo engine size shouldn't matter at your age as your over 25
#24
I'd go for a Seat, preferably the Seat Leon. Same car/engine as the VW Golf and Audi A3, just cheaper with a different badge.
I had my first Mk1 Leon for 7 years with no issues at all (got it at 30k, sold it at 90k) and then had my Mk2 Leon for 3 years, again with no issues.


Edited By: gsj87 on Jan 22, 2017 22:31
#25
123batman321
HondaLad
elitom
shadey12
Peugeot 206 sw (estate)


seconded - decent looking car and very robust ..... and easy for a grand

EliTom


They're all nails. They were sheds at 5 years old, most of them should have been scrapped by now.


Totally agree i doubt theres any 206 sw left theyre conplete bailers along with the clio. Immobiliser faults wiring the list goes on. I run an independent garage and i actually love french cars from that point of view make a fortune off them lol


I did my time at a Peugeot main dealer and I remember any 206 with 60,000 was a nail. Even 6 month old ones came in with crazy electrical faults.
#26
For £1k then key thing will be reliability and quality of build over anything else so I personally would go with something japanese. Toyota or Honda. I just got rid of my 1998 Honda accord that was still running like a dream but obviously worthless on paper. Reading some of the other comments, then yes makes sense to go with a bigger car as they're less desirable for the same price range. Also consider your insurance as for your first car it can be a massive cost with NCD, which should be lower the smaller the engine and the slower or less desirable the car.
A local well reputable dealer might be a good source if you can arrange to pay for it over a period of time without be charged too much extra. And yes finding a good local honest car mechanic is really worth the effort.

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