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    What Would You Buy?

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick Q....

    If you had around 8k to spend on a car what car would you buy and why?????

    Im after a car had a civic for too long (I get bored pretty quick)...

    *Has to be a diesel (I do a helluva lot of motorway mileage).
    *P. S Bear in mind 3 kids in the back.

    Not too keen on Vauxhall,Peugeot, Ford, Kia etc...

    Prefer a BMW, Audi, Merc, Honda, Lexus/Toyota, VW.

    I look forward to your replies.

    x x SC x x

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    For me reasons would be long and dull.

    For you I believe you were right to go Honda given their reliability, but as you said you got bored.

    Not sure what you have against Toyota, friend has a 04Reg Avensis which does the job and gives him good MPG.

    Given you rule out so many major makes I would probably suggest something like a 2nd hand VW Passat maybe?

    I suggest you have a gander around sites like honestjohn.co.uk etc.

    Honda Accord 2.2 ictdi

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    Hi mate thanks for your reply....Ive edited post didnt rule out toyota I like toyota but avensis a bit too big plus it reminds me of next doors taxi lmao.

    scx x

    Get a "cheap" (used loosely) runaround for 4k and get a bike for 4k inc extras. Car for boring practical day to day and bike for fun! Having 3 kids may be an issue in terms of how much fun you want to have with the responsibility and all.

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    super_leeds_86

    Get a "cheap" (used loosely) runaround for 4k and get a bike for 4k inc … Get a "cheap" (used loosely) runaround for 4k and get a bike for 4k inc extras. Car for boring practical day to day and bike for fun! Having 3 kids may be an issue in terms of how much fun you want to have with the responsibility and all.



    lol you going to start putting ideas in OHs head.. I want a nice car dont get chance to go motorbiking (though a good suggestion ..if I didnt have kids maybe)

    x x x

    audi a4, vw passat, merc c class, merc e class (at a stretch), honda crv, honda accord diesel, there are loads of more options, just stated the first that came to my head

    Definitely an Audi A4. Economical, practical, hold their value well & as long as they are serviced & looked after the engine will go on forever.

    ducati 749....

    If the winters are going to be as bad as they have been , you want 4 wheel drive
    If the fuel continues to rise as it has been recently , you want a very good mpg - Diesel is ideal .
    Insurance is now going through the roof , possibly something in a low Ins group .

    The above should count a few cars out .
    I run a Zafira and a Vectra . Running 2 vehicles purely for myself is getting very costly nowadays .I've been looking for something to replace them both , but cannot make up my mind on what to go for .I have looked at a crew van type vehicle . Side doors , 4 or 5 seater with a Diesel engine . I did fancy a Vauxhall Vivaro , but some have issues .

    bikerjodie

    ducati 749....



    3 kids on the back would affect handling and ducati dont make sidecars - gap in the market!!

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    Kamaya

    Definitely an Audi A4. Economical, practical, hold their value well & as … Definitely an Audi A4. Economical, practical, hold their value well & as long as they are serviced & looked after the engine will go on forever.



    Thanks I am actually steering towards Audi (apparently its the next best thing after BMW) well that was my sisters opinion.
    ricko

    If the winters are going to be as bad as they have been , you want 4 … If the winters are going to be as bad as they have been , you want 4 wheel driveIf the fuel continues to rise as it has been recently , you want a very good mpg - Diesel is ideal .Insurance is now going through the roof , possibly something in a low Ins group .The above should count a few cars out . I run a Zafira and a Vectra . Running 2 vehicles purely for myself is getting very costly nowadays .I've been looking for something to replace them both , but cannot make up my mind on what to go for .I have looked at a crew van type vehicle . Side doors , 4 or 5 seater with a Diesel engine . I did fancy a Vauxhall Vivaro , but some have issues .



    Winter Winter, thats another thing I have to bear in mind, however Im not too keen on Vauxhall, my mate purchased a brand new Insignia 3/4 months ago and its already been to the garage twice they've now offered to exchange in march/2011.

    Anyone got a Lexus IS 220d Sport..I really like that to, whats it liek on reliability fuel consumption etc??

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    bikerjodie

    ducati 749....



    Never heard of it lol x x

    Honda Accord 2.4 2004 plate onwards, BMW E60, Lexus is nice too

    Edited by: "SkippyDoo" 5th Jan 2011

    Audi A4 - we have 2! Quattro Avant and cabriolet, they are better than a BMW IMO Ive had 2 of those and I cant stand driving them can never get a good driving position.

    jaguar x type, can get a very decent one for 8k, run forever and lovely to drive.....

    Audi A3 TDI

    I love my BMW 1 series, and has room for 2 booster seats and my bum in the back - just!

    I have just bought a Seat Altea for the kids runabout, 1.9 Diesel TDI and the fuel economy is superb, and its basically a VW anyway. Has all the extras.
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