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    Buying a CAR need advice

    Wright buying a car budget around 2k
    What will be best
    Vauxhall Corsa 01-02 plate
    Clio - 01-03 plate
    Astra 01-03 plate
    Focus 98-02 plate
    GOLF 98 - 01 ( to expensive in good con :()
    Or maybe some one have other small good cars they can recomend
    Fiat dont like it
    Just need an advie, which one be more relaible, etc

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    Go for a low mileage Golf if you can, better residual prices and very reliable if its been maintained properly. You'll have a wide choice of Focus' too and that shape is good to drive and quite a few engine variations and trim levels.

    Astras will offer value but aren't as desireable and depreciate more, corsa's are pretty common, and clio's (that age range) wouldn't be my choice for mechanical reasons.

    depends what u need it for. small car - corsa, bigger car - focus reason being they hold their value better/easier to sell on than the other option, golfs hold value but cost more!

    Focus TDi is not too bad.
    good car for the money and plenty spares available in salvage yards etc

    I've got a Golf on a 99 plate, had it just over a year and it hasnt let me down once. I had a Punto before that and the Golf is 10 times better in my opinion.

    Original Poster

    i love golf perfect car for me (had one before LOVE IT) but they a bit over me budget if in good condition
    so u saying Clio will be the best ? Why mechanical reasons ? thx

    Golf will be the best all rounder and most reliable!!

    i worked in a fiat dealer on sales for bout 9 months or so dont blame u for not wanting 1 they are are ****

    Jeffry24;4021602

    i love golf perfect car for me (had one before LOVE IT) but they a bit … i love golf perfect car for me (had one before LOVE IT) but they a bit over me budget if in good condition :(so u saying Clio will be the best ? Why mechanical reasons ? thx



    Good grief no!!! My friends have had clio's around that age and seemed to go down with electrical faults and the window seals were very noisy and in need of attention.

    Focus would be my choice overall, there are a lot about, prices are keen, cheap to maintain (good dealer network/parts common) lots of engine variations etc.

    What about Japanese? Civic, Almera? Not the most fashionable, granted but engines and build quality are generally good . . .

    just bought a 307 sxi 2L on an 02 plate for just over 2k, book price for this car on forecourt is 4k, its a buyers market, make sure you haggle and get a bargain! good luck!

    rockerfella20;4021662

    just bought a 307 sxi 2L on an 02 plate for just over 2k, book price for … just bought a 307 sxi 2L on an 02 plate for just over 2k, book price for this car on forecourt is 4k, its a buyers market, make sure you haggle and get a bargain! good luck!



    ^^^^^

    Remember that! You'll be surprised what you can afford!!!

    Original Poster

    a new type R civic yes
    Yaris toyota ?
    Focus is top 2 GOLF 1st if i can afford one

    Original Poster

    fenny;4021615

    i worked in a fiat dealer on sales for bout 9 months or so dont blame u … i worked in a fiat dealer on sales for bout 9 months or so dont blame u for not wanting 1 they are are ****



    thx
    didnt expect truth from a sales person:thumbsup:
    rep

    Original Poster

    How abouth CORSA any feedback thx

    Ford pumas are a lot of fun.

    Original Poster

    mbgringo;4021646

    Good grief no!!! My friends have had clio's around that age and seemed to … Good grief no!!! My friends have had clio's around that age and seemed to go down with electrical faults and the window seals were very noisy and in need of attention.Focus would be my choice overall, there are a lot about, prices are keen, cheap to maintain (good dealer network/parts common) lots of engine variations etc.What about Japanese? Civic, Almera? Not the most fashionable, granted but engines and build quality are generally good . . .



    sorry my fault miss read your 1st post :oops:

    Broxy;4021818

    Ford pumas are a lot of fun.



    My OH had a couple of these, LOVED THEM!!! started with the 1.4 and moved up to the 1.7

    Reasonably nippy and should be in your budget for a 98 - R reg to 2000 W reg depending on model/mileage and how hard you haggle!

    seat ibiza 52 plate?

    Original Poster

    how abouth
    PEUGEOT 206 ( 99 - 01 plates )

    Get a Yaris they last for years!! Japanese cars are reliable!!

    Original Poster

    Naeem786;4043947

    Get a Yaris they last for years!! Japanese cars are reliable!!



    been thinking to get new Auris crazy cheap to run,insure etc but they 7k
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