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After a new car..Any recommendations...ideas

DarloNige Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi
I'm looking at changing my car and I am after any recommendations from you all.
After a economical reliable smallish car.
Current running a gas drinking monster Jaguar XK8, which is killing me.
Each time I fill it up and get a sinking feeling and can't justify the expense anymore.
I'm looking for something to run me to work and back each day which is around 30 miles round trip.
Wife has another larger car, so small would be ok!
Any tips advise would be more than welcome...

***PS Anyone want to buy my Jag***
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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Golf GTTDI can personally say they are great!
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honda jazz, base model, bought five year service plan for £500, get over 50mpg round the doors and have had up to 70 on a run to france. plus dead versatile seating/boot arrangement.
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While the Nano gave an astounding fuel efficiency, chiefly due to the light weight and smaller engine capacity of the car - the MDI OneCat takes an entirely different approach. It will run on compressed air.
Tata aims to produce this car merely for India as was the Nano and has no plans currently to export it. What makes this a winning proposition is that unlike other alternate fuel cars like say hydrogen, this car requires no other infrastructure then the existing one.
The OneCat will seat five; its fiberglass body is just one of the many ways that the total weight of the car is reduced to just 350 kilograms. The car will sell for less than $5,000.
The AirCar is powered by compressed air stored in carbon-fiber tanks built into the chassis of the car. Compressors at filling stations will get you back on the road in just three minutes.
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#4
Your gunna miss the performance, had a Vectra 2.5 CDX auto, all the bells n stuff, now when I overtake or set off I want it back, (not the 26mpg tho :roll:) the focus does 40mpg
Depending what you are spending why not go for a hybrid or gas convert, little or no road tax and no congetion charge (yet)
1 Like #5
scrumpypaul;2945188
honda jazz, base model, bought five year service plan for £500, get over 50mpg round the doors and have had up to 70 on a run to france. plus dead versatile seating/boot arrangement.

Tested one very nippy neet little car :thumbsup: was well impressed and would consider if I was swapping now.
#6
EBT
Golf GTTDI can personally say they are great!


Amazing....thats what I sold when I got the Jag
Loved the car...:thumbsup:
Do fancy a change but could see me going back to one.
1 Like #7
What about the new Seat Leon Ecomotive 1.4tdi? Emissions are so low tax is £0!!

Failing that I drive a new shape Toyota Yaris which is now the same size as a golf and a clio!

I've got the 1.4 D4D model and it's great. £35 yr tax, 63mpg
#8
Try a mini. I've got a cooper convertible and do roughly the same miles (approx 32) round trip to work. It's such fun to drive and not too bad on the fuel either, I get upto 40mpg. I live in the countryside and work in the city and this little lovely copes with both equally well :-D
#9
Go back to the Golf you know u want to!!! ive got a Clio courtesy car at the mo and its horrid cant wait to to get my car back!
1 Like #10
What about a Suzuki Swift Sport - nippy car (handles like a go-cart) plus good MPG
#11
red_dwarfer
What about a Suzuki Swift Sport - nippy car (handles like a go-cart) plus good MPG


Yeah thought about a swift...will have a look :-D
#12
DarloNige;2946431
Yeah thought about a swift...will have a look :-D


I'm after getting the Sport model - The swift is recomended by Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear magazine :thumbsup:
#13
Whats your budget?
#14
red_dwarfer
I'm after getting the Sport model - The swift is recomended by Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear magazine :thumbsup:


Yes go with the Swift :thumbsup:
#15
For a slightly bigger option i'd go for a Mazda 6 or a Mercedes C Class, a diesel in both will return at least 45mpg, and you;ve still got decent performance from the turbo, and a little extra space is always handy
#16
Kizzy76
Try a mini. I've got a cooper convertible and do roughly the same miles (approx 32) round trip to work. It's such fun to drive and not too bad on the fuel either, I get upto 40mpg. I live in the countryside and work in the city and this little lovely copes with both equally well :-D


I have a MINI Cooper I can safely say that unless you buy the 07 upgrade version then you will get your fair share of manufacturing problems. BMW parts, service, warranty & repairs are far from cheap. I recommend any good German or Japenese car for reliability :thumbsup:

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