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    After a Car. 9k to spend. Confused!

    Hi there, im 24, got 3 years no claims under my belt. Looking for a car to buy. I've seen the astra, celica and rx8(far to expensive to run). But all these cars are confusing me. Are there and recomendations anyone can give

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    personally id get an old classic in crappy condition then restore it, ut of those id recomned the astra nice good car the 1.6 isnt a slouch either :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    yh and insurance aint to bad either. looking around really. I do like the astras tho. Nice and economical

    thevman2k3;5483920

    yh and insurance aint to bad either. looking around really. I do like the … yh and insurance aint to bad either. looking around really. I do like the astras tho. Nice and economical



    defo, dark grey and a good set of alloys and they look awsome

    Original Poster

    I was thinking black. Lol. but yh i think im with you. thanks for your help. 1.6 sxi astra would be decent. will last sometime aswell i should hope

    thevman2k3;5483936

    I was thinking black. Lol. but yh i think im with you. thanks for your … I was thinking black. Lol. but yh i think im with you. thanks for your help. 1.6 sxi astra would be decent. will last sometime aswell i should hope



    no problem m8 :thumbsup: enjoy ur new car when u get it

    Original Poster

    will do mate, thanks. any more feedback would be great. thank for that mico

    2,300miles in 3 years and it's had the front chaged to mimic a GTi? I might be missing something blatantly obvious here...

    Original Poster

    Very Very nice. I didnt realise 56 plates would be that cheap. my mayte bought a 58 gti for 17k brand new. Thats not bad at all. They will last a good 10 years

    Original Poster

    yh i did notice that. but still not a bad price for a golf

    cristoff;5483987

    2,300miles in 3 years and it's had the front chaged to mimic a GTi? I … 2,300miles in 3 years and it's had the front chaged to mimic a GTi? I might be missing something blatantly obvious here...



    Was a pointer toward the 1.4 TSI really, this car was actually bought by a member on here yesterday, the grills been changed thats all from the GT grill to the GTI mimick (you can just about see the alloys are GT spec not the GTI specials) . . .

    But I'd go for a Golf over an Astra for that budget any day

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    75k mileage wise but its a ton of car for £7500! R32, 3.2l V6 - looks mean, sounds great and still space for 5

    As Mrs Doyle would say from Father Ted, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on,:lol:





    [SIZE="1"](if you are wondering why I go to so much effort, I used to work for the Autotrader and love cars! lol)[/SIZE]

    I still don't get why someone would change the grills to make the car look a bit sportier, yet only do 2.300m in it! I'd have ran away from that one.

    But yeah, VW's over an Astra although new shape Astra's are pretty nice, and i think the VW's between 2005-2008 look like modified Ford Focus's...prefer the old shape R32

    [edit]nice work mbgringo!, that's more like it

    cristoff;5484100

    I still don't get why someone would change the grills to make the car … I still don't get why someone would change the grills to make the car look a bit sportier, yet only do 2.300m in it! I'd have ran away from that one.But yeah, VW's over an Astra although new shape Astra's are pretty nice, and i think the VW's between 2005-2008 look like modified Ford Focus's...prefer the old shape R32[edit]nice work mbgringo!, that's more like it



    Great minds and all that :lol:

    Original Poster

    lol. yh i admit golfs are incredible cars. I would ideally love one. I have seen a black 1.6 sxi 58 plate vauxhall astra, 4000 miles done. its not to bad i dont think. A golf for this equivelent price i would be looking at a 20k mileage 56 gti

    thevman2k3;5484166

    lol. yh i admit golfs are incredible cars. I would ideally love one. I … lol. yh i admit golfs are incredible cars. I would ideally love one. I have seen a black 1.6 sxi 58 plate vauxhall astra, 4000 miles done. its not to bad i dont think. A golf for this equivelent price i would be looking at a 20k mileage 56 gti



    And in two years time, they'll be worth the same

    Astras depreciate like a beeatch . . . . .

    micoo;5483932

    defo, dark grey and a good set of alloys and they look awsome



    I recently sold my Mini Cooper and brought a Dark Grey 1.8 Astra Design ( Top Spec) Really good on petrol, smooth ride and really nippy too. Can't go worng after owning a BMW :x

    Get a brand new Alfa MiTo :thumbsup:

    EDIT: After research you may have to get a pre-reg one, but nearly new.

    Audi A3/S3?

    Don't buy an Astra. They make look OK but they're nasty to drive.

    Jesus! Imagine the insurance on the Merc! He's only 24! Same as me!

    Original Poster

    yh it will be very steep

    iCodd;5487860

    Jesus! Imagine the insurance on the Merc! He's only 24! Same as me!



    And the Golf GTi/R32 will be better, lol.

    It's always worth running through a quick quote, just to get an idea. Plus, when at 25, that's a magic number to the insurance company, and you drop down the risk list, and it is cheaper.

    On an old shape E Class, a '98, I had a quote of £1400, at 21, so not that bad really.

    peodude;5488009

    And the Golf GTi/R32 will be better, lol.It's always worth running … And the Golf GTi/R32 will be better, lol.It's always worth running through a quick quote, just to get an idea. Plus, when at 25, that's a magic number to the insurance company, and you drop down the risk list, and it is cheaper.On an old shape E Class, a '98, I had a quote of £1400, at 21, so not that bad really.



    That's why I suggested the Alfa, it's not classed as a young persons car so will probably be a little cheaper to insure, it depends whether you like the styling or not.

    R32 is a stunner. not so goood on petrol though and insurance.

    ALICOM007;5490892

    i love this car. about 1k higher than your budget but this will turn … i love this car. about 1k higher than your budget but this will turn heads.http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/images.action?R=200924336173326&channel=CARS&adcategory=&largeId=930513831http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/images.action?R=200924336173326&channel=CARS&adcategory=&largeId=930513869



    He's under 25, there aint no way he getting insured on a 3.5 litre engine!! lol

    Original Poster

    i've been around car shopping,
    seen a vauxhall astra 1.6 sxi black for 15k mileage 58 reg - £9000
    toyota celica 06 reg black again 25k mileage 06reg - £9500
    Golf GTI black 06 reg black again 35k mileage 06 reg - £10,250

    rx8 is out of question, way to expensive insurance and maintenence.

    prices any good and which one you reckon. all this feedback that has been given im so grateful for. so thank you all

    Confussion!

    [COLOR="Red"]Don't buy the Astra.

    HTH.[/COLOR]

    The Astra's are good cars, however, they are due to be replaced with a new model later this year, which will reduce prices on the old shape ones.

    Original Poster

    how about the celicas. I have yet to drive one but they dnt look 2 bad

    bmw 330D?

    thevman2k3;5545416

    how about the celicas. I have yet to drive one but they dnt look 2 bad



    timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

    Review on it, and also highlights some alternatives.

    Original Poster

    very interesting. thanks for that article. you cant mess with clarksons views

    peodude;5544301

    The Astra's are good cars, however, they are due to be replaced with a … The Astra's are good cars, however, they are due to be replaced with a new model later this year, which will reduce prices on the old shape ones.



    [COLOR="Red"]They're not. They're nasty to drive.

    The gear stick is all wrong, the suspension is all wrong, the indicator lever is all wrong.

    Terribe car.[/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    still bit confused. I seem the type r 2005 version. not bad cars at all. 8k under the budget. are there any type r users or views from anyone. thanks

    an alternative may be the celica but not to sure.

    I NEED HELP! ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGG!


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