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Ok im needing advice on what car to buy.. im looking at either Rover MG Zr 1.4 Renault clio Hdi 1.5 Seat leon 1.4 Honda Civic or a vauxhall Corsa all around about the 2003-2004 mark an…
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[helper] 9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
Ok im needing advice on what car to buy..

im looking at either

Rover MG Zr 1.4
Renault clio Hdi 1.5
Seat leon 1.4
Honda Civic
or a vauxhall Corsa

all around about the 2003-2004 mark

any advice on these cars, if you have one or heard storys about them or if your a mechaninc ..

any comments would be gratefully appreciated

thanks

saxo.....and mrs saxo
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[helper] 9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Haven't driven either of them, But would say Honda Civic or Seat Leon, Both look good and get good reviews!
1 Like #2
Go for a Rover!

Im seriously biast, since there all ive owned (apart from a saxo which i had for 2 weeks!)

Try to avoid a foreign car, the parts can get expensive.

Rover went bust, but the parts are still readily available, and you cant beat them for value :thumbsup:
#3
And i also take it your staying under 1.5 due to tax purposes, ive got a 1.6 typical!
[mod]#4
I'm getting a Seat Leon Sport soon so i'll plump for that choice. :thumbsup:
banned#5
Dog_Cop I seriously reccomend you blanking out the number plate on your picture.
banned#6
JDeal
Dog_Cop I seriously reccomend you blanking out the number plate on your picture.


got a private plate on it now :thumbsup:
#7
Joshanna

apart from a saxo which i had for 2 weeks!
:thumbsup:


I..am...so...childish!!!
#8
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
I..am...so...childish!!!


WTF, Where did that come from? Idiot.
banned#9
dog_cop
got a private plate on it now :thumbsup:


Oooo, what does it say... :giggle:
[helper]#10
The MG has an excellent engine but expect the head gasket to go at around 50-60k. If you plan to do your own maintenance the MG would be a good one to go for as parts are relatively cheap and you can get a Haynes manual for it.....
banned#11
JDeal
Oooo, what does it say... :giggle:


you have to guess ... but think canine :whistling:
banned#12
dog_cop
you have to guess ... but think canine :whistling:


Is it... Tiger?
#13
I have an 02 Vauxhall Corsa. Had it for 4 years now. Only major problem I had was the gear linkage needed replacing as it had the more plasticky gear linkage on, and it had worn away (Common fault apprently!) so was replaced with a more metal one. Apart from that, still going strong! :w00t: Good mpg too! :thumbsup:
banned#14
JDeal
Is it... Tiger?


noooooooooo:giggle:
banned#15
Is it B0k 9228?
banned#16
JDeal
Is it B0k 9228?


no :-D
[helper]#17
gari189
The MG has an excellent engine but expect the head gasket to go at around 50-60k. If you plan to do your own maintenance the MG would be a good one to go for as parts are relatively cheap and you can get a Haynes manual for it.....


hmmm dont like the sound of that ...

here is a photo of what i was looking at on the net
i think it looks really nice. http://www.arnoldclark.com/detail.html?ac_reg=ARN79-1209&$ac_branch=&$ac_min=&$ac_variant=&$ac_trans=&$ac_type=0&$ac_model=ZR&$ac_doors=&$ac_body=&$ac_max=&$ac_year=&$ac_cc=&$ac_fuel=&$ac_color=&$ac_miles=&$get_results=View%2043%20Cars&$ac_make=MG&$ac_sr=10&$ac_pp=10

what you said has maybe put me off, gasket is a big problem isnt it if it goes??
banned#18
dog_cop
no :-D


I give up, no wait...

Does it say... Teeth?
#19
If you buy a rover expect to get whot u pay for..............
[mod]#20
saxo_appeal
hmmm dont like the sound of that ...

here is a photo of what i was looking at on the net
i think it looks really nice. http://www.arnoldclark.com/detail.html?ac_reg=ARN79-1209&$ac_branch=&$ac_min=&$ac_variant=&$ac_trans=&$ac_type=0&$ac_model=ZR&$ac_doors=&$ac_body=&$ac_max=&$ac_year=&$ac_cc=&$ac_fuel=&$ac_color=&$ac_miles=&$get_results=View%2043%20Cars&$ac_make=MG&$ac_sr=10&$ac_pp=10

what you said has maybe put me off, gasket is a big problem isnt it if it goes??


Arnold Clark have lots of bad reviews all over the net. Here's just one such site. http://www.blagger.com/db4/company_id/2234/companyname/Arnold-Clark.html
banned#21
JDeal
I give up, no wait...

Does it say... Teeth?


the first bit is K9 .... get it ???
#22
saxo_appeal
hmmm dont like the sound of that ...

here is a photo of what i was looking at on the net
i think it looks really nice. http://www.arnoldclark.com/detail.html?ac_reg=ARN79-1209&$ac_branch=&$ac_min=&$ac_variant=&$ac_trans=&$ac_type=0&$ac_model=ZR&$ac_doors=&$ac_body=&$ac_max=&$ac_year=&$ac_cc=&$ac_fuel=&$ac_color=&$ac_miles=&$get_results=View%2043%20Cars&$ac_make=MG&$ac_sr=10&$ac_pp=10

what you said has maybe put me off, gasket is a big problem isnt it if it goes??


TBH - having a Rover, and owning a rover in the past (my fella and his dad also have Rovers)
HGF is an issue, but every car has there issues, as long as you keep on top of it and get it sorted when it needs doing itll give you no trouble :)

My car had its HG changed at 50k, my metro was changed at 45k - needs doing every 50k or so :)

Every car has its faults though, dont let it put you off.

Vauxhalls are notorious for numerous faults, but im not going to get in a slanging match, all im saying is, i think my next car is going to be an MG :)
#23
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
I..am...so...childish!!!



:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:


Just make sure you can get good quality cheap parts
#24
Syzable
Arnold Clark have lots of bad reviews all over the net. Here's just one such site. http://www.blagger.com/db4/company_id/2234/companyname/Arnold-Clark.html


There was a member on here that had a lot of problems with AC to :)
[helper]#25
hmmmmm you just cant get a trustworthy dealership thats down to earth.
#26
Honda Civic if you want reliabilty and economy..particularly the diesel.
#27
Its got to be Honda Civic type-R with VTEC CONTROLLER like mine very fast just make sure that you get it tracked up people like to nic them .
#28
Civic, easy out of your choices imo
#29
I know a couple of people that have Rover MG Zr's and have had nothing but problems with them... but maybe they were just unlucky

Renault Clio diesels are great wee cars with the added bonus of super cheap tax £35 for the whole year :thumbsup: and great mpg return. Also depending on the model whether DCi 65, DCi 80 or DCi 100 they are pretty nippy too
#30
daniel_r
Renault Clio diesels are great wee cars with the added bonus of super cheap tax £35 for the whole year :thumbsup:


Blimey!, That'll save a fair bit! :)
#31
Yeah it does save a fair wedge of cash each year, its due to them producing low emissions.

Although thats only if you go for the DCi 65 or DCi 80 as i beleive the 100 goes into the next bracket up as its emissions are over 120
#32
[QUOTE=Joshanna]Try to avoid a foreign car, the parts can get expensive[QUOTE]

disagree, the parts are no more expensive than any other car really.

i would avoid a french car mind i have a 206 and its pap!

id go for the seat. as thats what im after next!
1 Like #33
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
I..am...so...childish!!!

LMAO!! Me too first thing I thought :oops:
#34
[SIZE=2]Wife's 53 plate ZR 1.4 is for sale.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Good car, never had a problem with it.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Re the head gasket, it is very rare for them to go, it is like any other car, something can break at any time. The K series engine is a good engine and has been around for quite a while.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]This is our 5th 'Rover' and never had one problem apart from the usual Battery, Exhaust, Tyres etc. I would deffinitley buy another without a second thought.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]At the end of the day, everyone has different opinions, otherwise we would all buy the same cars. Just go with what you want, as I said you could buy a car that is a lemon or never has a problem, it can happen to any car at any time, not just certain makes and models.[/SIZE]
[helper]#35
m623d
[SIZE=2]Wife's 53 plate ZR 1.4 is for sale.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Good car, never had a problem with it.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Re the head gasket, it is very rare for them to go, it is like any other car, something can break at any time. The K series engine is a good engine and has been around for quite a while.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]This is our 5th 'Rover' and never had one problem apart from the usual Battery, Exhaust, Tyres etc. I would deffinitley buy another without a second thought.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]At the end of the day, everyone has different opinions, otherwise we would all buy the same cars. Just go with what you want, as I said you could buy a car that is a lemon or never has a problem, it can happen to any car at any time, not just certain makes and models.[/SIZE]



how much you after? cough baring in mind this is HUKD and we expect bargains:w00t: :giggle: :giggle:
#36
We have a Rover with 1.4 K series engine, Its got 129k miles (bought it at 70k) and hasn't has any belts, Head gasket or any other probs (Just normal maintenance and service at 7-8K).

Only real problem is a slightly blown exhaust but its been trouble free motoring so far.

Never drive a car aggressively or at least wait for the engine to warm up and the oil lubricate everything (Just laugh at those who rev the arse out of their cars from start up! and thrash their cars off the lights!)
#37
This I think:

http://www.limohire.com/images/brianandvicky%5CTrotters%20Robin%20Reliant.jpg
#38
OMG!! I feel the power of C32 possessing my body ...

http://www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/images/budgetcut-k9_1.jpg

Dog cop needs a special step to allow his princess to exit the vehicle. Can't quite see the private plate ... but rumour has it ... it reads WooF!
banned#39
Gaia
OMG!! I feel the power of C32 possessing my body ...

http://www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/images/budgetcut-k9_1.jpg

Dog cop needs a special step to allow his princess to exit the vehicle. Can't quite see the private plate ... but rumour has it ... it reads WooF!



thats not a dog ...its a rat!!!
#40
[CENTER] [SIZE="4"]DC's already been advised by Emasu over his new Police vehicle 'upgrade'...[/SIZE]
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5827/speedtrapbl7.jpg[/CENTER]

Gaia
OMG!! I feel the power of C32 possessing my body ...

[CENTER]Mmmmmmmm, possession....


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