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    I want a new car!!!! What to get?!

    I'm after a new car... Something a bit "serious" but still a little girly and fun!!!
    I want either a hatchback or a convertible - no saloons or estates!
    Cars I currently like are BMW 1 series (but I don't like the interiors), Audi A3s, Volvo C30s and Peugeot 307/207 CCs.
    I don't want a Mini or any type of Mitsubishi/Citroen/Mazda.
    I'd like low mileage (less than 40k but don't want anything brand showroom new), not fussy about petrol type but want an engine of no more than 2.0 because I currently spend £500 a month on petrol!!
    Budget is £12k.
    Thank you!

    31 Comments

    Banned

    Don't get anything a poor person might drive.

    I can recommend VW Golf GTI mk 5. it should be within your budget. I had one for 2 years and loved it, engine is fantastic! I now have a new Merc. C Class which was 30k and nowhere near as much fun.

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    DazzyB

    I can recommend VW Golf GTI mk 5. it should be within your budget. I had … I can recommend VW Golf GTI mk 5. it should be within your budget. I had one for 2 years and loved it, engine is fantastic! I now have a new Merc. C Class which was 30k and nowhere near as much fun.



    Hmmm... Not a fan of Golfs... You can spend £10k or £40k on one, and they still look the same to most people, plus the world and his wife has one around here!!

    I just bought a A4 convertible, 10500 plus 800 for private reg!
    facebook.com/pho…184
    have to sell the motorbike now to pay for it though

    get a diesel...£500 a month on petrol jeez how many miles do you cover?!

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    woddle1000

    I just bought a A4 convertible, 10500 plus 800 for private reg! … I just bought a A4 convertible, 10500 plus 800 for private reg! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4089962&l=55449c6dc2&id=687817184have to sell the motorbike now to pay for it though



    That's really nice, but I'm only 22 and although I've been driving for 5 years, I doubt they'd insure me for any less than half a mortgage!!

    I struggle with the insurance, I gave my astra to my girlfriend, put my mum on as second driver to lower the premiums (on the astra) , stayed first driver so i was insured on any other car, put the new car in my girlfriends name, insured her for ALOT less, and now she is insured on the astra as she is insured on any other car!!! bit fiddly but saved a few grand, well worth it!!
    Edited by: "woddle1000" 25th Aug 2010

    The new Fiesta drives like a dream and for your budget you should be able to get a decent spec 2nd hand one.

    routemasters are cheap nowadays-would be a fantastic talking point,and everyone could go on a summer holiday!

    Banned

    Jonny_K

    The new Fiesta drives like a dream and for your budget you should be able … The new Fiesta drives like a dream and for your budget you should be able to get a decent spec 2nd hand one.



    its still a fiesta.

    £500 a month on fuel? What do you drive? A bus?

    DarkKnight

    £500 a month on fuel? What do you drive? A bus?




    kerb crawling uses up a lot of fuel you know!

    vibeone

    its still a fiesta.



    Your point being? Feel free to name a hatchback that's better looking, drives better and is more reliable.

    Original Poster

    DarkKnight

    £500 a month on fuel? What do you drive? A bus?



    Almost! 3.5 litres of car! Good idea at the time...

    Banned

    Jonny_K

    Your point being? Feel free to name a hatchback that's better looking, … Your point being? Feel free to name a hatchback that's better looking, drives better and is more reliable.



    Every one ever made. Sorry bud, you have a crap car. Not my words - the words of top gear magazine. Hello?
    Edited by: "vibeone" 25th Aug 2010

    vibeone

    Every one ever made. Sorry bud, you have a crap car. Not my words - the … Every one ever made. Sorry bud, you have a crap car. Not my words - the words of top gear magazine. Hello?



    'Ridiculously good supermini still kicking the **** of rivals that were just a glint in a product planner's eye when it first rocked up 30 years ago (oh yes).'

    'Ford gets the blue oval back on top - this is a fantastic little car with a driving experience beyond the class'

    Weird, the website says otherwise. Hello?

    baffledsalmon

    Hmmm... Not a fan of Golfs... You can spend £10k or £40k on one, and they … Hmmm... Not a fan of Golfs... You can spend £10k or £40k on one, and they still look the same to most people, plus the world and his wife has one around here!!




    Well An A3 is just a mk4 Golf... so you pay a premium for a car that's two generations behind!

    Banned

    Jonny_K

    'Ridiculously good supermini still kicking the **** of rivals that were … 'Ridiculously good supermini still kicking the **** of rivals that were just a glint in a product planner's eye when it first rocked up 30 years ago (oh yes).''Ford gets the blue oval back on top - this is a fantastic little car with a driving experience beyond the class'Weird, the website says otherwise. Hello?



    Whoooooooooooooooooooooosh

    Aww I'm sure you love your car very very much.

    How about a Seat Leon? For about 12k I reckon you could get something good.

    Skoda Fabia VRS. Stupidly quick, VAG build quality, 40+ MPG and only group 9 insurance.

    get the S3 1.9

    Honda Civic Type R GT ........... you can buy mine plus cash ........

    astra VXR?

    vibeone

    Every one ever made. Sorry bud, you have a crap car. Not my words - the … Every one ever made. Sorry bud, you have a crap car. Not my words - the words of top gear magazine. Hello?



    Who takes TopGear seriously these days?

    Fiesta is a great car, Focus is also better than an Astra.

    please dont buy a french car

    Banned

    I would go for a honda civic type r for reliability and being fast

    I cannot comment on fuel as i dont own one,

    audi a3 is a good choice also

    schriccos are pretty good from what i have heard ( typo )


    Avoid the ferrari 458 italia at all cost's ( out of you budget tho ) worth mentioning

    Italia

    Get an audi a3 tdi 140 or 170.

    Remap it, then you've got a quick car too that offers excellent mpg

    hornblowerracing

    Skoda Fabia VRS. Stupidly quick, VAG build quality, 40+ MPG and only … Skoda Fabia VRS. Stupidly quick, VAG build quality, 40+ MPG and only group 9 insurance.



    mmmm vag.

    the new megane 2 door looks very sexy..

    get a clio ? all clio's are driven by fit women ...
    oh wait - i have a clio !!!
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