£6000 to spend on a car...what car though??

Found 19th May 2009
Afternoon all,

I am looking to get a new car, and i reckon i will have abou t £6000 to spend on a car once i sell my car (which is currently for sale)....But looking around on ebay and auto trader i just dont know what to get!

Just want to know what people would get if they had £6000 to spend on a car???

Thanks

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need to know more info, age ncb what spec you want etc.

Get the Peugot 307 / 308, I want one :-D

What sort do you need?

sportscar
family
people carrier

a few details would help

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hippoface;5258584

need to know more info, age ncb what spec you want etc.



ok well...i currently have a Mazda Rx8.....so im looking for something sporty and fast! But doesnt drink as much as the RX8....

I'm 28 and i have no no claims bonus....but the rx8 was at the top end of my insurance budget!

fiat panda :-D

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dandoc2;5258607

fiat panda :-D



lol...i could pick it up and carry it to work!!!!

Stick with Mazda, a nice MX5 ?

http://i.pbase.com/u26/slowpokebill/large/43481359.2006MazdaMX5Prototype05_13_05.jpg

my gf used to have an old fiat panda with a soft top. was quality... you could fold it all the way back so people in the back have no roof aswell. we got turned aweay from the lion enclosure in the safari park though. the old faithfull gave up the going while going up a big hill in Clee..... sigh... i wish i still had a car

Have you considered a 1993 Ford Mondeo with a blown had gasket?

If not, could I tempt you with mine?

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mrpoohead;5258660

Have you considered a 1993 Ford Mondeo with a blown had gasket?If not, … Have you considered a 1993 Ford Mondeo with a blown had gasket?If not, could I tempt you with mine?



sure want to swap with an RX8:p

Does it have a blown head gasket?

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Shambolic;5258648

Stick with Mazda, a nice MX5 ?



MX5 is too small for me (I am 6ft 4).....was thinking of getting a mitsubishi warrior or something like that!!! but mrs wasnt too impressed!

mrpoohead;5258660

Have you considered a 1993 Ford Mondeo with a blown had gasket?If not, … Have you considered a 1993 Ford Mondeo with a blown had gasket?If not, could I tempt you with mine?



:lol:

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mrpoohead;5258684

Does it have a blown head gasket?



Nope...its in perfect condition!

I'm not interested then thank you.

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Abz;5258600

ok well...i currently have a Mazda Rx8.....so im looking for something … ok well...i currently have a Mazda Rx8.....so im looking for something sporty and fast! But doesnt drink as much as the RX8....I'm 28 and i have no no claims bonus....but the rx8 was at the top end of my insurance budget!



you have no no claims?

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skyline supra? s2000?

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hippoface;5258717

you have no no claims?



yup....i know it sounds crazy...but no no claims...always been a named driver as was using my parents policy!

But when i bought the rx8 i took the insurance out on my own name....wasnt as bad as i thought...lol....

again i know i'm crazy:oops:

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hippoface;5258724

skyline supra? s2000?



do they drink as much as the rx8??

I was thinking of getting an impreza...but i dont know...they have a bit of a reputation with them!!! :?

Abz;5258685

MX5 is too small for me (I am 6ft 4).....was thinking of getting a … MX5 is too small for me (I am 6ft 4).....was thinking of getting a mitsubishi warrior or something like that!!! but mrs wasnt too impressed!



Best car on the road, in my humble opinion, is the Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D LC4.

Great tow car, reliable as anything I've known, and 30mpg too.

You'd need deeper pockets though!!

http://www.nationwidevehiclecontracts.co.uk/images/models/toyota_landcruiser_6.jpg

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Abz;5258741

do they drink as much as the rx8??I was thinking of getting an … do they drink as much as the rx8??I was thinking of getting an impreza...but i dont know...they have a bit of a reputation with them!!! :?



wouldnt know, nearly bought a supra/skyline at 20, hanging back for the time being..
S2000 i love but too expensive for me atm.
Lovely car, id probably think they wouldnt drink as much.

Just sold my S2000 - Fantastic car - good on fuel although I used the shell optimax on mine - you will struggle to get a good S2000 for £6k though

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Shambolic;5258744

Best car on the road, in my humble opinion, is the Toyota Land Cruiser … Best car on the road, in my humble opinion, is the Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D LC4.Great tow car, reliable as anything I've known, and 30mpg too.You'd need deeper pockets though!!



Looks good...but shame i dont have deeper pockets,,,unless anyone wants to donate to the abz car fund???

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Jez15;5258770

Just sold my S2000 - Fantastic car - good on fuel although I used the … Just sold my S2000 - Fantastic car - good on fuel although I used the shell optimax on mine



Jez, id love one.
how much did you sell yours for?

How nippy are they compared to like the supra/skylines etc?

How about an old Smart Roadster? Very good MPG, not as fast as the RX8 but still a good laugh to drive. If you can find a Brabus version (not the mad one on Top Gear) you will get better performance - but you may have to pay a bit more for the Brabus version.

2006 VW Golf GT 2.0 TDi. Cheap to run, reasonable performance, fantastic resale value and reliable. After July 06 models have 170hp and 0-60 in 7.9 secs.

Toyota celica? cracking looking car, plus Jap reliability

hippoface

£12k P/E against a GSXR1000 TT Special - 55 Plate , 15K Miles etc etc.

Performance wise 240Bhp as Standard but Very rev happy - first thing to do it bypass the Cat,and get some proper exhausts - this frees it up and makes it sounds amazing BUT they are really expensive on Insurance - too many people lose control of them in the wet as they are rear wheel drive - great car and will really miss it - currently sitting in my garage for another week.

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solid;5258810

Toyota celica? cracking looking car, plus Jap reliability



I was thinkin about thses,,, quite cheap aswell...but i heard they stopped making them now!!!

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Jez15;5258819

hippoface£12k P/E against a GSXR1000 TT Special - 55 Plate , 15K Miles … hippoface£12k P/E against a GSXR1000 TT Special - 55 Plate , 15K Miles etc etc.Performance wise 240Bhp as Standard but Very rev happy - first thing to do it bypass the Cat,and get some proper exhausts - this frees it up and makes it sounds amazing BUT they are really expensive on Insurance - too many people lose control of them in the wet as they are rear wheel drive - great car and will really miss it - currently sitting in my garage for another week.




Sounds good!!!!!!!

Abz - What about a Hyundai Coupe ?

Dont go for the Warrior, I had one for a weekend test drive and it was dog awful, the handling was dire, and if your used to the handling in a RX8 you would be very disappointed.

How about a used M5 :w00t:

DKLS;5258884

Dont go for the Warrior, I had one for a weekend test drive and it was … Dont go for the Warrior, I had one for a weekend test drive and it was dog awful, the handling was dire, and if your used to the handling in a RX8 you would be very disappointed.How about a used M5 :w00t:



Stonking idea ! Great Car too

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you gonna get a m5 for £6k tho?

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Jez15;5258862

Abz - What about a Hyundai Coupe ?



I had a look at one recently and not my cup of tea...looks great but no power behind them!!!! and plus they dont hold their value at all

DKLS;5258884

Dont go for the Warrior, I had one for a weekend test drive and it was … Dont go for the Warrior, I had one for a weekend test drive and it was dog awful, the handling was dire, and if your used to the handling in a RX8 you would be very disappointed.I love pick ups!!! But oh well thanks for the heads up!!!!How about a used M5 :w00t:



hippoface;5258923

you gonna get a m5 for £6k tho?




I love the newer 5 series but im a couple of grand short on getting one! 525d or 530d it would be for me!! I guess i could get an older M5 for around 6k!!!!

leon cupra?

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Abz;5258957

I had a look at one recently and not my cup of tea...looks great but no … I had a look at one recently and not my cup of tea...looks great but no power behind them!!!! and plus they dont hold their value at allI love the newer 5 series but im a couple of grand short on getting one! 525d or 530d it would be for me!! I guess i could get an older M5 for around 6k!!!!




what reg is your rx8?
wouldnt you want to try and get a newer car than that?

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hippoface;5258971

what reg is your rx8?wouldnt you want to try and get a newer car than … what reg is your rx8?wouldnt you want to try and get a newer car than that?



Rx8 is the 2004 model

Ideally i dont want a car thats too old...the oldest i reckon i'd is 2000

hippoface;5258923

you gonna get a m5 for £6k tho?



You can they will be probably be a bit abused and leggy, but if the Op can scrape another 1K and get his haggling hat on he can pistonheads.com/SAL…htm

Tail happy automotive porn.

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wazb;5258966

leon cupra?



in birmingham alot of the n0bheads who drive around all night thinking they're gangsters have those....so would give it a miss...although they are great cars!!!!
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