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    im battering my own head in!

    by looking for cars! for months i have been after a white fiesta st with blue stripes but im looking at paying around 9grand for one, bit pricey and will skint me but could be done. then had the idea of a black zetec s which will be about 5-6grand. now ive had the idea of getting a convertible. i love the tigras but theyre only 2 seats, and a peugeot 206cc is affordable but french and prone to breaking and the back seats have no leg room at all. arrrghhhhh confused is not the word lol. anyone have any of these cars that can give me an insight into what theyre like? or give me some recommendations?

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    9k? You could get a real car for that . . . . :whistling: :lol:

    Just got my OH a Tigra - 55 plate, 30k miles, in silver - £6k - she's MADE UP with it . . . (don't get it myself)

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    mbgringo;5222830

    9k? You could get a real car for that . . . . :whistling: :lol:



    cheeky beggar! lol

    i do want one but agree its a bit pricey, and theyre quite hard to get hold of in that colour too

    Peugeot 307CC is a genuine 4 seater - probably the cheapest you can get. I've got one but not sure I'd recommend one. It's quite a good drive but the electrics seem a bit eccentric. :roll:

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    tony_s1;5222862

    Peugeot 307CC is a genuine 4 seater - probably the cheapest you can get. … Peugeot 307CC is a genuine 4 seater - probably the cheapest you can get. I've got one but not sure I'd recommend one. It's quite a good drive but the electrics seem a bit eccentric. :roll:



    thanks! gonna go have a quick peek on auto trader now. peugeots do have a reputation for breaking and being expensive for parts which does put me off a bit

    Volkswagen all the way.

    Chavtastic!

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    Sematic;5222911

    Volkswagen all the way.



    not keen on them, dont know why. dont dislike them they just dont jump out at me

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    ChipSticks;5222948

    Chavtastic!



    cheers me dear! lol

    get a chrysler cross fire

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    the porter;5222956

    is there no sts for sale on petrolheads or fstoc?



    not sure havent looked tbh. joined fstoc a while back but never been on. would also depend if there were any for sale nearby

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    Rob-Rules;5222965

    get a chrysler cross fire



    dont like them

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    mbgringo;5223096

    [IMG]http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=912401336[/IMG]]Link£9k - genuine 4 seater - A TON of fun to drive - looks as mean as a pensioner in a post office queue who needs a wee . . . . .Or £8k for a shiny non modded blue one:[IMG]http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=875629410[/IMG]



    rx8s are nice, but not me! also think the insurance will be quite high as its my first car. i know what will happen.....i wont get any of the cars in my list lol

    donnaraine;5223157

    rx8s are nice, but not me! also think the insurance will be quite high as … rx8s are nice, but not me! also think the insurance will be quite high as its my first car. i know what will happen.....i wont get any of the cars in my list lol



    Remove the word "quite" and replace with "nigh on impossible"

    Ok, first car then - the Tigra's not a bad bet - get the 1.4 petrol, cheap tax, insurance and has a surprisingly roomy boot . . .

    The Fiesta's mentioned will be expensive to insure too, esecially if its the st/rs - so rule them out.

    Mini cooper 1.6? quirky and stripey roof is an option, loads of 2nd hand knocking around and its essentially a BMW . . . .

    http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4253/scarqb3.jpg

    This is the one:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    VW ain't much to look at, but they're reliable. From someone who's spent a FORTUNE on having their car repaired this last fortnight, take it from me, when it's broken down, it really doesn't matter how fancy it looks or how much leg room there is. I'd avoid french cars like the plague!

    My OH has got a Honda Civic 2.2 diesel, 56 plate.... its brill! cheaper on the insurance and road tax too

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    mbgringo;5223202

    Remove the word "quite" and replace with "nigh on impossible"Ok, first … Remove the word "quite" and replace with "nigh on impossible"Ok, first car then - the Tigra's not a bad bet - get the 1.4 petrol, cheap tax, insurance and has a surprisingly roomy boot . . . The Fiesta's mentioned will be expensive to insure too, esecially if its the st/rs - so rule them out.Mini cooper 1.6? quirky and stripey roof is an option, loads of 2nd hand knocking around and its essentially a BMW . . . .



    i do like the tigra....but only 2 seats! no good for taking more than one mate out but they look the part. i need to be sensible though

    fiesta st is 1600 to insure, could be done but will leave me skint. the zetec s is about 1200 to insure

    mini cooper? nah not struck on them, too boxey, if that makes sense?

    i know im a fussy beggar lol

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    gr8h8me;5223217

    This is the one:thumbsup::thumbsup:



    loooooool! if thats all ive got to look forward to i'll just quit my lessons now! rather be using the bus for the rest of my life lol

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    thomasc123;5223346

    how bout older civic type r ?although french are pony - the clio sport … how bout older civic type r ?although french are pony - the clio sport are meant to be rapid...from reviews iv read the fiesta st isnt that powerful



    an ex had a cliosport....the brake (either the disc or the brake calliper, cant think which one) fell off whilst he was driving it.
    yeah theres more poweful cars than the fiesta st which is 150bhp, lets not forget this is my first car and i think that will be powerful enough lol.

    dont mind civics, but not looked into them as far as costand insurance would cost. might be worth a peek when i get some more time

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    thomasc123;5223571

    ah first car soz - yeh fiesta shud be ok although i had a 14. 06 fiesta … ah first car soz - yeh fiesta shud be ok although i had a 14. 06 fiesta for a few weeks which i sold as i couldnt stand it, it was rattling, slow... i hated it so much...id pay the extra and go wiv a civic... much better build quality... and engine cannot be beaten



    thing is an st will skint me enough, hence the reason looking for a cheaper alternative. civics are nice i agree but really cant afford to go any dearer than an st. i wouldnt fancy a 1.4 fiesta, would have to be the zetec s or st im afraid lol

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    thomasc123;5223660

    yeah if i had 9k id go for a golf or civic.... mayb even a focus st170 … yeah if i had 9k id go for a golf or civic.... mayb even a focus st170 which isnt that fast but i had a focus and a fiesta and the focus was a wicked car and the fiesta was horrible to drive



    my brother had a focus and loved it but for some odd reason the fiesta appeals to me more, also the focus will cost more and be more to insure. will look into the civic at some point though. im not keen on golfs, my brother has one of them now as well as a fiesta st. i just find them too square and plain but he loves it more than the fiesta.

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    thomasc123;5223866

    im 23 (24 nxt month) and have been driving since i was 17.. iv had about … im 23 (24 nxt month) and have been driving since i was 17.. iv had about 8 cars now...definatly whatever you do dont go french, i was looking at the fiesta st's ages ago but i dont think i could drive one now.... not really my thing anymore.did you know they do a fiesta zetec s in diesel... meant to be rapid !! i know you wont want one but skoda fabia (VW) got 5 star reviews from most places 1.9td - apparently so so fast... but its a skoda i guess...they are dirt cheap too and insurance



    im 23 too!
    im learning in a zetec s diesel and i wouldnt say theyre rapid lol, unless its just my driving lol. yeah your right i wouldnt want a fabia, but tbh i dont think theyre the ugliest cars in the world. i know not to go french but the 206cc has been shouting my name, and theres some really cheap ones about. i'll probs just end up with a fiesta of some sort tbh

    thomasc123;5223947

    can i just ask male or female ? cosi might be going way off here ! … can i just ask male or female ? cosi might be going way off here ! loljust buy a beemer lol



    Nooooooooooo . . .


    Audi - I've had BM's, VW's, a Merc (hated it) Fords and Renaults - love my Audi now, would CONSIDER the new Golf GTI D possibly when its released or the new Scirocco, but VAG group cars are safe, reliable and the diesels have a bit of punch to em!

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    thomasc123;5223947

    can i just ask male or female ? cosi might be going way off here ! … can i just ask male or female ? cosi might be going way off here ! loljust buy a beemer lol



    im female.
    i dont like beemers haha!

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    thomasc123;5224079

    damn sorry please ignore everything i have said then hahaha....stick to a … damn sorry please ignore everything i have said then hahaha....stick to a small car, girls look hot in girly cars !



    omg you thought i was a man!!! what gave you that idea? lol

    soooo you would rather see a girl in a pink streetka than say a misubishi evo?

    oh and got to give you some rep for thinking i was a man lol

    donnaraine;5224141

    omg you thought i was a man!!! what gave you that idea? lolsoooo you … omg you thought i was a man!!! what gave you that idea? lolsoooo you would rather see a girl in a pink streetka than say a misubishi evo?oh and got to give you some rep for thinking i was a man lol





    wow how embarassing....im so sorry

    nah but wouldnt like to see a girl in a evo.... cooper s ?

    thomasc123;5224069

    she's only has 9k ..... cnt see that happening...



    I assume she wasn't looking at new Fiesta ST's for £9k - can get a nice 56/06 plate 1.6 petrol/1.9 diesel A3 with 30k miles for £8 - 8500 . . . . :thumbsup:

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    thomasc123;5224166

    wow how embarassing....im so sorrynah but wouldnt like to see a girl in a … wow how embarassing....im so sorrynah but wouldnt like to see a girl in a evo.... cooper s ?



    dont be sorry, i find it quite funny really. can see why you thought that seeing as its mostly men who like to talk cars.

    evo cooper s? is that half mini cooper half evo? lol. visions of top gear where they made limos has come into my head

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    mbgringo;5224207

    I assume she wasn't looking at new Fiesta ST's for £9k - can get a nice … I assume she wasn't looking at new Fiesta ST's for £9k - can get a nice 56/06 plate 1.6 petrol/1.9 diesel A3 with 30k miles for £8 - 8500 . . . . :thumbsup:



    no not new, and besides i want the old shape so looking at 07ish reg

    donnaraine;5223917

    im 23 too!im learning in a zetec s diesel and i wouldnt say theyre rapid … im 23 too!im learning in a zetec s diesel and i wouldnt say theyre rapid lol, unless its just my driving lol. yeah your right i wouldnt want a fabia, but tbh i dont think theyre the ugliest cars in the world. i know not to go french but the 206cc has been shouting my name, and theres some really cheap ones about. i'll probs just end up with a fiesta of some sort tbh



    The Skoda Fabia Vrs is far faster than the Fiesta diesel - the VW TDI engine in the Fabia produces 130bhp which is enough to beat a BMW 330i 50-70 and match a Lotus Elise 111R 20-40. Despite that fuel economy is good and tax is comparatively low, the Fiesta on the other hand has to make do with a lowly 88bhp hence it wouldn't feel that nippy.

    John

    hahahah i love the rep, thanks for that.....

    yeh sorry i just assumed as ur into performance cars you was a bloke....

    Well hi im Tom . LOL

    well i own an astra and its rubbish so dont get one LOL

    Johnmcl7;5224250

    The Skoda Fabia Vrs is far faster than the Fiesta diesel - the VW TDI … The Skoda Fabia Vrs is far faster than the Fiesta diesel - the VW TDI engine in the Fabia produces 130bhp which is enough to beat a BMW 330i 50-70 and match a Lotus Elise 111R 20-40. Despite that fuel economy is good and tax is comparatively low, the Fiesta on the other hand has to make do with a lowly 88bhp hence it wouldn't feel that nippy.John



    Fabia is meant to be one of the best around but id never personally but one... as imone of those stupid people worried about badges haha

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    Johnmcl7;5224250

    The Skoda Fabia Vrs is far faster than the Fiesta diesel - the VW TDI … The Skoda Fabia Vrs is far faster than the Fiesta diesel - the VW TDI engine in the Fabia produces 130bhp which is enough to beat a BMW 330i 50-70 and match a Lotus Elise 111R 20-40. Despite that fuel economy is good and tax is comparatively low, the Fiesta on the other hand has to make do with a lowly 88bhp hence it wouldn't feel that nippy.John



    not sure about the diesel but the petrol 1.6 fiesta zetec s is 100bhp, the st 150bhp. i have been in an st numerous times and as a passenger they feel very nippy

    donnaraine;5224297

    not sure about the diesel but the petrol 1.6 fiesta zetec s is 100bhp, … not sure about the diesel but the petrol 1.6 fiesta zetec s is 100bhp, the st 150bhp. i have been in an st numerous times and as a passenger they feel very nippy



    fabia vrs would eat fiesta st...no doubt

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    thomasc123;5224276

    hahahah i love the rep, thanks for that.....yeh sorry i just assumed as … hahahah i love the rep, thanks for that.....yeh sorry i just assumed as ur into performance cars you was a bloke.... Well hi im Tom . LOLwell i own an astra and its rubbish so dont get one LOL



    hi im donna! (not donald lol)
    i dont mind astras, i know someone with a nurburgring one, gorgeous looking car but sounds like a hairdryer with a tin can stuck in it lol. still i wouldnt say no to one.
    enjoy your rep, you definetly earned it lol

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    thomasc123;5224316

    fabia vrs would eat fiesta st...no doubt



    maybe, i havent been in one and dont know much about skodas, but i do know the fiesta is nippy. if anyone has one and i do end up with an st i am more than willing to find out lol

    donnaraine;5224349

    maybe, i havent been in one and dont know much about skodas, but i do … maybe, i havent been in one and dont know much about skodas, but i do know the fiesta is nippy. if anyone has one and i do end up with an st i am more than willing to find out lol



    honey you're gonna beat your head in from the inside out if you dont make a decision lol

    surely all that matters is it gets you safely from a to b xx

    donnaraine;5224349

    maybe, i havent been in one and dont know much about skodas, but i do … maybe, i havent been in one and dont know much about skodas, but i do know the fiesta is nippy. if anyone has one and i do end up with an st i am more than willing to find out lol




    haha wow lucky you got that in cos i might have called you donald !! haha might have got more rep for it tho ay ???

    babe just buy a fiesta, its clearly what you want eh ?

    id give you a race but my car is rubbish although id prob still beat you since your a woman driver
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