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Second Hand Car?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon3034, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. We need to get a new car. Our 6 year old Mondeo Diesel estate is giving up the ghost. Has severe loss of power on acceleration, has been in and out of several garages for diagnostic tests and repairs, and the only suggestion left is a new turbo - which may not solve the problem. We would like to have another family estate, or large hatchback with good boot space. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced, reliable, economic model, please? Maybe asking for the moon here, but any advice welcome! Thanks.
  2. v12


    I have just bought my first sensible car after a succession of indulging my passion for distinctive cars, and after Mrs v12 had been badgering me for many many years to 'grow up'.
    Plumped for a 318i BMW - £850 - T reg - 130,000 miles - it's fantastic and really quite easy and cheap to drive compared to:
    Two Jaguar XJS V12s, a Stag, Three MGB V8s, a Morris Minor, a TR4a, an X19 (now that <u>was </u>a mistake!),

  3. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Go on forever.
    Subaru, likewise, but not economical (I'm selling my estate, but only cos it's an auto and I really can't get on with it).[​IMG]
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Has anyone looked at the clutch or DMF (Dual Mass Flywheel) yet?
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Kias are good.
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Agreed, we have 2
  7. ...one for each foot. :&not;))
  8. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

  9. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    did you notice I didn't suggest something also suitable for track days?
    I shall give myself a pat on the back~
  10. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Is it only 6 years old or do you mean you have had it for 6 years? If the former, then it's a very young car still.
    Could be the throttle body.

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