Groups

    I need help choosing a car...

    I need a car but I can't decide what to go for.

    I've got around £3500 to spend & it's got to be kiddy friendly ie. 5 doors. I don't want anything that's gonna cost me an arm & a leg when it comes to insurance either. So...no Fiat Punto Sporting for me lol!

    Any suggestions?

    47 Comments

    Banned

    What new car can you buy for that money. LOL
    The worlds your Oyster for used ones.

    Go look at some Meganes, child friendly, seemily one of the best safety cars out there. Road tax is only £35 a year and should be cheapish to insure

    RUDOLF;5915919

    What new car can you buy for that money. LOLThe worlds your Oyster for … What new car can you buy for that money. LOLThe worlds your Oyster for used ones.



    I would say new to OP rather than spanking new :whistling:

    Original Poster

    RUDOLF;5915919

    What new car can you buy for that money. LOLThe worlds your Oyster for … What new car can you buy for that money. LOLThe worlds your Oyster for used ones.



    I want a new used car

    munnski;5915926

    Go look at some Meganes, child friendly, seemily one of the best safety … Go look at some Meganes, child friendly, seemily one of the best safety cars out there. Road tax is only £35 a year and should be cheapish to insure



    Thanks munnski, I'll take a look :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    sancho1983;5915941

    I would say new to OP rather than spanking new :whistling:



    Exactly lol :-D

    Banned

    Zoe_B;5915953

    I want a new used car :pThanks munnski, I'll have a look :thumbsup:


    You cannot buy a new used car:thumbsup::w00t:

    Original Poster

    RUDOLF;5915971

    You cannot buy a new used car:thumbsup::w00t:



    Come on, you know what I mean :roll: :-D

    ford focus

    munnski;5915926

    Go look at some Meganes, child friendly, seemily one of the best safety … Go look at some Meganes, child friendly, seemily one of the best safety cars out there. [COLOR=Red]Road tax is only £35 a year[/COLOR] and should be cheapish to insure



    ????

    harlzter;5916060

    ????



    think thats one of the diesel ones

    Banned

    girl with your crazy ideas of a 'new used car' you shouldnt be allowed a car at all

    Original Poster

    intenso100;5915981

    ford focus



    Thanks. Will take a look.

    kapows;5916094

    girl with your crazy ideas of a 'new used car' you shouldnt be allowed a … girl with your crazy ideas of a 'new used car' you shouldnt be allowed a car at all



    Lol, that's a bit unfair. I knew what I meant!

    Well I've edited the op now to save on any further confusion :roll:

    Banned

    Zoe_B;5915977

    Come on, you know what I mean :roll: :-D



    Corsa:thumbsup::):santa:

    Volkswagen Golf or Citroen C4 although a decent used one may cost a little more than your budget.

    harlzter;5916060

    ????



    My OHs sister has a megane and her road tax is only £35 a year

    Citroen Picasso FTW
    *Awaits flaming*

    intenso100;5915981

    ford focus



    +1 :thumbsup:

    honda jazz - extremely versatile

    id say megane or punto :thumbsup:

    I'm in the same sort of boat and would really like a megane because 2002 models have a 5 star encap rating and I like them. My dad and my brother say that I am best off getting a focus though because the electrics are less complex and so they are more reliable and cheaper to fix.

    StudentJo;5917101

    I'm in the same sort of boat and would really like a megane because 2002 … I'm in the same sort of boat and would really like a megane because 2002 models have a 5 star encap rating and I like them. My dad and my brother say that I am best off getting a focus though because the electrics are less complex and so they are more reliable and cheaper to fix.



    Dad is correct ..:thumbsup:

    Inactive;5917388

    Dad is correct ..:thumbsup:



    lol cheers, annoyingly he usually is :thumbsup:

    Go for a Golf TDI.
    You'll save a fortune on petrol and if you get the 130 or 150, they are pretty nippy still too
    These cars have a LOT of torque

    get a clio or fiesta

    I bought a vaxhuall meriva 5 door 55place for 4500 in january. only 10,000 miles on the clock from a main dealer. ideal family car. cheap to insure and run. The only downside is that its a bit slow to pull away from lights and roundabuts. Its only a 1400 engine and a fairly big car so thats the snag! The it has three seperate seats in the back so plenty off room. also has a nice big boot.

    magough;5918595

    Go for a Golf TDI.You'll save a fortune on petrol and if you get the 130 … Go for a Golf TDI.You'll save a fortune on petrol and if you get the 130 or 150, they are pretty nippy still too :)These cars have a LOT of torque



    +1. Fun fun fun! (and practical)

    I too would say go for the Golf, they are lovely to drive, room enough for a family and most importantly have some street cred!!!

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your replies. As much as I'd love a Golf, I don't think I could afford a decent one!

    After shopping around, I'm going to test drive & possibly buy a 2004 Fiat Punto Active 1.2 tomorrow. If I do, hopefully I won't have any problems with it!

    The JFK;5926652

    [COLOR="Red"]If you can stretch your budget a lot I would recommend an … [COLOR="Red"]If you can stretch your budget a lot I would recommend an Aston Martin Vantage.I have one and it's great.[/COLOR]



    Have you put it back in it's little box for the night?:roll:

    Mummy will buy you some new batteries for it if you are a good boy.

    Zoe_B;5926606

    Thanks for your replies. As much as I'd love a Golf, I don't think I … Thanks for your replies. As much as I'd love a Golf, I don't think I could afford a decent one!After shopping around, I'm going to test drive & possibly buy a 2004 Fiat Punto Active 1.2 tomorrow. If I do, hopefully I won't have any problems with it!



    Buy anything, but do not buy a Fiat Punto, they are plagued with problems.

    Original Poster

    Inactive;5926942

    Buy anything, but do not buy a Fiat Punto, they are plagued with problems.



    What, even the newer ones as well?

    Zoe_B;5927059

    What, even the newer ones as well?



    Yes, you will regret buying a Fiat Punto, even the cheaper Fiat Panda's are better, more reliable.

    Original Poster

    Inactive;5927271

    Yes, you will regret buying a Fiat Punto, even the cheaper Fiat Panda's … Yes, you will regret buying a Fiat Punto, even the cheaper Fiat Panda's are better, more reliable.



    Every time I think I've made up my mind, someone comes along & says something that makes me think twice lol.

    Surely they can't be that bad because you always see loads of them driving about :?

    I think I'm going to take another look at the Ford Fiesta 1.25 or 1.4 & take it from there!

    something japanese

    Zoe_B;5927777

    Every time I think I've made up my mind, someone comes along & says … Every time I think I've made up my mind, someone comes along & says something that makes me think twice lol.Surely they can't be that bad because you always see loads of them driving about :?I think I'm going to take another look at the Ford Fiesta 1.25 or 1.4 & take it from there!



    You see far more in garages, in bits.

    Fiesta is a far better bet, or as suggested get something Japanese.

    Inactive;5927271

    Yes, you will regret buying a Fiat Punto, even the cheaper Fiat Panda's … Yes, you will regret buying a Fiat Punto, even the cheaper Fiat Panda's are better, more reliable.



    OMG are you actually my brother, you give the exact same advice lol

    StudentJo;5929394

    OMG are you actually my brother, you give the exact same advice lol



    Hi Bruv.. :-D

    Original Poster

    Inactive;5928767

    You see far more in garages, in bits.Fiesta is a far better bet, or as … You see far more in garages, in bits.Fiesta is a far better bet, or as suggested get something Japanese.



    Ok thanks. Well I've decided to go for a Fiesta 1.25.

    I've seen an 53 plate 1.25 Finesse which has done just over 30,000 miles for £3892 from Vauxhall or ]this one which the bloke has said he'll do for £3500.

    Obviously it makes sense to get the first one but my dad has bought a few cars from the second garage so he thinks I should consider that one. Seeing as he's the one thats buying it, I guess the final decision is up to him lol :-D

    Zoe_B;5930110

    Ok thanks. Well I've decided to go for a Fiesta 1.25. I've seen an 53 … Ok thanks. Well I've decided to go for a Fiesta 1.25. I've seen an 53 plate 1.25 Finesse which has done just over 30,000 miles for £3892 from Vauxhall or ]this one which the bloke has said he'll do for £3500.Obviously it makes sense to get the first one but my dad has bought a few cars from the second garage so he thinks I should consider that one. Seeing as he's the one thats buying it, I guess the final decision is up to him lol :-D


    nice choice:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    intenso100;5930145

    nice choice:thumbsup:



    Thanks. I got there in the end! :-D
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Do you have one of these 2.1 million 50p's selling for 20x its value?917
      2. The obvious next step become Ken then become Barbie911
      3. love affairs912
      4. word association Game73844475

      See more discussions