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Which car?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ballerina, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. ballerina

    ballerina New commenter

    I have managed to save for a new car (well a year or two old at least), which is some feat with a new baby. I'm thinking something small - low tax, insurance, emissions etc, what do you recommend/drive yourself?
    Bx
     
  2. ballerina

    ballerina New commenter

    I have managed to save for a new car (well a year or two old at least), which is some feat with a new baby. I'm thinking something small - low tax, insurance, emissions etc, what do you recommend/drive yourself?
    Bx
     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

  4. ballerina

    ballerina New commenter

    about £6000 to £9000
     
  5. I love my new Fiesta. If you are buying can you buy in the next couple of weeks? I had mine all sorted to collect on 1 September last year. They then phoned me and said if I registered it in August they would give me 450 off. I imagine there will be similar bargains around now.
     
  6. I just got a new Suzuki Swift. No VAT so was almost £2000 less already. It's a great car and with my budget and trading in my new car I managed to get the top spec one with push button start, climate control, bluetooth etc although the mid spec one which is £1000 cheaper had everything. Am very pleased with my purchase. Oh and tax is free first year, £30 then on and since getting it a couple of weeks ago it has been averaging at 49mpg which is pretty good.
     
  7. MayKasahara

    MayKasahara New commenter

  8. inq

    inq

    I love my i10, £20 tax, 50+ to the gallon.
     
  9. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    I was going to suggest a Citroen C1/Peugeot 107/Toyota Aygo (all effectively the same car), but I wonder if she is would be better off with a fourdoor car if she has small children?
     
  10. inq

    inq

    i10 is 4 door.
     
  11. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Indeed it is - it might suit the OP well
     
  12. polly2

    polly2 New commenter

    I would stay well away from French cars - my citroen c3 was four years old with 16000 on the clock when I got rid of her last month. I had nothing but trouble with it! My first vauxhall was great and so far (fingers crossed) my new vauxhall is running ok too!
     
  13. ballerina

    ballerina New commenter

    I must admit i do like those! I know the 107also comes in 5 door
     
  14. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    I adore my 500. The Fiesta was nice to drive though but I wanted something more fun :) x
     
  15. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    My experience has been different; sorry you had a bad time with yours.
     
  16. I just got a new Suzuki Swift. No VAT so was almost £2000 less already (deal will end before the new plate though). It's a great car and with my budget and trading in my new car I managed to get the top spec one with push button start, climate control, bluetooth etc although the mid spec one which is £1000 cheaper had everything. Am very pleased with my purchase. Oh and tax is free first year, £30 then on and since getting it a couple of weeks ago it has been averaging at 49mpg which is pretty good.
     
  17. sorry, it kept saying error so I didn't think it had posted before.
     
  18. I think it would be better to list ALL the features, insurance group, doors etc. that are important to you and then do a search on Autotrader to see what is available close to you to see what's available. I did a quick search using your price criteria and up to one year old and I was very surprised at what could be had for 6k-7k. Then I would be doing a bit of research on running costs, reliability and so on before whittling it down a short list to go and try out.
     
  19. inq

    inq

    Also worth checking the NCAP safety ratings.
     
  20. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    i love my 500 too it's retro and quirky [​IMG]
     

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