Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Advice on next autoshite purchase.


  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   skip_rat

skip_rat

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 16 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationAnnan
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:14 AM

I have read this forum for years, but just registered today to try to tap into the collective Autoshite wisdom...

 

At the moment I have a SAAB 9000 Anniversary Turbo and a Volvo 940 Turbo (both auto). They are both great but I would like a smaller more economic car for everyday running about.

 

It needs to be an automatic, ideally a 5 door hatchback and have comfortable seats and soft suspension as I have a bad back. Other than that old and weird will be great. The budget is up to £1500. I was thinking something like an old renault 5  or a clio unless anyone has a better idea.



#2 OFFLINE   Richard

Richard

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 11,114 posts
  • 5 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

I don't like them, and I attribute my hip problems to driving one, but a 405 might fit the bill.



#3 OFFLINE   Rave

Rave

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 320 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationSE London
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

I* had a Mk1 Clio and the supension was great. The seats were shit but it was a pov-spec RL; posher models appear to have much better ones. It was a diesel which was obviously noisy and agricultural, but it went well and of course sipped fuel. Not sure if they did an auto diesel though.

 

*actually my mum's but I drove it more than she did



#4 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

Lacquer Peel

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 7,814 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

ZX 1.9D automatic
  • beko1987, tommotech and Tamworthbay like this

#5 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 22,971 posts
  • 12 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:51 PM

Rover 200 Bubble-shape with the CVT gearbox.
  • Vince70 likes this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1989 Nissan Bluebird
1990 Proton 1.5GLS, 1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#6 OFFLINE   Vince70

Vince70

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,440 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationBexhill
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

There's only one car and that's the autoshite car of the month The Rover 75 and you don't have to follow the autoshite rules as the more toys in it the better and you've got to find the oldest one knocking about but I doubt you will find an early one as most have been snapped up by autoshite members.
And you can go smaller as you could get a kettle powered 1.8 over a 6pot for real added shite points..

Or if you want unreliability how about an early model A class Merc as these are like a tardis but the semi auto is known to be fragile but the manual ones and I think the full auto and the later 05 onward ones seem OK
My father has the later model one and its so practical and it was bought for my elderly mother as she has a dodgy hip and it's real easy to get in and out of because of the height but I think these seem to start at around £1500 for an 05 but the earlier ones will give you about £1300 change out of your money.
  • Brodders likes this

#7 OFFLINE   Bren

Bren

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,523 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationI dunno man - i only just got here meself!

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

French + auto =
pic2.jpg
  • Twiggy, John F, Partridge and 1 other like this

#8 OFFLINE   forddeliveryboy

forddeliveryboy

    Rank: Citroën Ghia

  • Full Members
  • 7,253 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationEurope
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

ZX 1.9D automatic


Perfect, if you can find a good one.

#9 ONLINE   gadgetgricey

gadgetgricey

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 858 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationWest Midlands
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:44 PM

I'd actually suggest a 2.0pez Xantiia.

the V6's are also great and not that bad on fuel if you want the luxury.

 

owned a couple of each and they are so smooth.

Also owned a 9000 Anni. Seats are better in the Saab but overall the Xantia was a nicer place to be (just :) )


Current fleet

 

'02 Saab 9-5 Aero (mega mega miles),

99 Xantia Hdi Exclusive Estate,

LPG Rover of doom 214sli,

Rover 214 Sei

75 CDT Auto Tourer

75 CDT Auto Saloon

ZT-T Diesel Manual

LPG 4.0 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ

Saab 9-3 Convertible 

Focus 1.6 Auto

 


#10 ONLINE   eddyramrod

eddyramrod

    The Crimson Avenger

  • Full Members
  • 10,772 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationTiny terraced hutch in a cramped street
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

I read the required spec and my first thought was Rover R8.  Also, Pug 205, wasn't someone trying to sell an auto 205 here quite recently?


The Blob: 2007 Chevrolet Tacuma (wheelchair bus)

 

Hyacinth: 1989 Rover 213SE - YOURS FOR FREE!

 

Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

 

 

 

Mr ramrod is the nicest person in the world  (Chompy_snake, 2015)

Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet,  FACT (Djimbob, 2017)


#11 OFFLINE   beko1987

beko1987

    Shonky old Citroen

  • Full Members
  • 10,577 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • LocationThame, Oxon

Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

Goona2?

2005 Gooner2 2.2dci Auto ex taxi (apparently) (Ex Kiltox)

2008 orl Vauxhalls r Shit Zafira 1.8 SRI 140 (Hers)
 


#12 OFFLINE   Supernaut

Supernaut

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,136 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationLurking.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:25 PM

Goona2?

 

Stop trying to scare off the new members!


  • theorganist, Lacquer Peel, beko1987 and 3 others like this

#13 OFFLINE   beko1987

beko1987

    Shonky old Citroen

  • Full Members
  • 10,577 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • LocationThame, Oxon

Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

He said he's lurked for a while, he should fully know what to expect!
  • loserone and Supernaut like this

2005 Gooner2 2.2dci Auto ex taxi (apparently) (Ex Kiltox)

2008 orl Vauxhalls r Shit Zafira 1.8 SRI 140 (Hers)
 


#14 OFFLINE   Ghosty

Ghosty

    I joined the AA six years before I was born

  • Full Members
  • 5,287 posts
  • 5 thanks
  • LocationManchester
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:41 PM

You just described an R8 216GSi/SLi.
There's an early one on Auto Trader for £700, but considering mine was £300 with a borked head gasket, the price on that one might be a bit salty.

1994 Rover 216SLi automatic

 

My name is Max!


#15 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

catsinthewelder

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,749 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationLudlow

Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:44 PM

Try and save a Volvo 340 from the OMGRWDYO drifting crowd?
96 Disastra Estate in Vulgalours hat purple
94 Peugeot 405 Estate
93 Land Rover Discovery 200TDI

#16 OFFLINE   Mally

Mally

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 833 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

405 or 406. Rover 75 is good as long as it keeps going, I've just bought one. Economic, don't get a petrol Rover.
Been driving C4 Picasso for a while though and normal cars are more difficult to get in and out of with a bad back.

#17 OFFLINE   Mally

Mally

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 833 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:56 PM

You just described an R8 216GSi/SLi.
There's an early one on Auto Trader for £700, but considering mine was £300 with a borked head gasket, the price on that one might be a bit salty.



By the time you add on the AA, bits and bats and trips to a field miles away it's probably a bargain.
  • Ghosty likes this

#18 OFFLINE   vulgalour

vulgalour

    Rank: Margot Leadbetter

  • Full Members
  • 12,469 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationMucking Fental
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

5 door automatic hatchback with soft suspension?  There's only one answer to that, really.

 

austin-maxi-2-09.jpg


  • Richard, DSdriver, Junkman and 4 others like this

#19 OFFLINE   andy18s

andy18s

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,516 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:39 PM

By the time you add on the AA, bits and bats and trips to a field miles away it's probably a bargain.


Isn't there a nice champagne/silvery 3dr for sale on here somewhere?
2x Vivaro vans.....for now amyway

#20 OFFLINE   strangeangel

strangeangel

    #togetherstronger

  • Full Members
  • 2,128 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

5 door automatic hatchback with soft suspension?  There's only one answer to that, really.

 

 

Renault-16_TX-1973-wallpaper.jpg

 

Just sayin...


  • chaseracer, HillmanImp, DSdriver and 2 others like this

#21 OFFLINE   EssDeeWon

EssDeeWon

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,767 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationEssex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:46 PM

Very comfy, mega, and would fit in well on here, just not quite the economy your looking for perhaps?

 

land-rover-range-rover-1991-2.jpg


2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 Connoisseur Auto  (Primrose Yellow)

 


#22 OFFLINE   Partridge

Partridge

    Rank: BEN

  • Full Members
  • 4,739 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationFreezer
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C828382


Dugong- "Yes. Crashing a Ghibli through a hotel room made of champagne whilst off your swede on forest argh would be great."

Mouseflakes- "Are these wafer-thin slices of an actual clown's face?"

WilsonWilson - "What is this? A Vtec for ants?"

1997 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 V8 - Nearly always broken

2000 Renault Laguna DTi estate - Tip run bitch

2002 Honda Accord 2.0 (MK6) - Sensible Daily


#23 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

Cavcraft

    Rank: Outsider

  • Staff
  • 34,151 posts
  • 115 thanks
  • LocationI'm not a racist, I'm merely supporting my country! and central locking
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:22 PM

Vauxhall Zafira un-automatic.


"As for actually admitting to liking Corsas on a public forum: you're a bollock-brained, biscuit-eating, faux-northern, bastardy, bollocky, wank-brain"

#24 OFFLINE   Junkman

Junkman

    Totally and properly Renault R16!

  • Full Members
  • 36,106 posts
  • 12 thanks
  • LocationStockport, England
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:27 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...p-/152429484052
s-l1600.jpg


  • eddyramrod likes this

1967 Renault 16 TL........................................................without floor

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1985 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X.......................................The Beastestate
1991 Jaguar 4.0 Sovereign.........................with fresh MoT and fucked wings
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.............new, improved, now with aircon


#25 OFFLINE   Kiltox

Kiltox

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,359 posts
  • 11 thanks

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:29 PM

Goona2?


This. Diesel auto with a slight brake vacuum issue for 250 of your finest pounds
2017 17 Dacia Duster 1.6 Access
1997 R Rover 216 Cabriolet

#26 OFFLINE   FOAD

FOAD

    I am a member!

  • Full Members
  • 3,091 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:34 PM

23935943584_19f7fced53_k.jpgSuzuki Alto FX by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Small and economical and available in auto but probably quite difficult to find one for sale.



#27 ONLINE   eddyramrod

eddyramrod

    The Crimson Avenger

  • Full Members
  • 10,772 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationTiny terraced hutch in a cramped street
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:37 PM

Who owns that red Daihatsu Charade auto that Dugongetc had?  Would it still be available?


The Blob: 2007 Chevrolet Tacuma (wheelchair bus)

 

Hyacinth: 1989 Rover 213SE - YOURS FOR FREE!

 

Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

 

 

 

Mr ramrod is the nicest person in the world  (Chompy_snake, 2015)

Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet,  FACT (Djimbob, 2017)


#28 OFFLINE   Junkman

Junkman

    Totally and properly Renault R16!

  • Full Members
  • 36,106 posts
  • 12 thanks
  • LocationStockport, England
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

Alzheimercorporation's was green and I hope it's not available.


  • eddyramrod likes this

1967 Renault 16 TL........................................................without floor

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1985 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X.......................................The Beastestate
1991 Jaguar 4.0 Sovereign.........................with fresh MoT and fucked wings
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.............new, improved, now with aircon


#29 OFFLINE   Cheggers

Cheggers

    Rank: J Arthur

  • Full Members
  • 3,144 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationPortsmouth, the posh part
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:46 PM

Renault 19 would fit the bill if you can find one


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I had my photo taken with REM. That's me in the corner...

#30 ONLINE   eddyramrod

eddyramrod

    The Crimson Avenger

  • Full Members
  • 10,772 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationTiny terraced hutch in a cramped street
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

Dugong didn't have it and I hope it's not available.

The way cars change hands here I'm not even 100% sure which ones I own, never mind anyone else!  Was it you then?


  • Cavcraft likes this

The Blob: 2007 Chevrolet Tacuma (wheelchair bus)

 

Hyacinth: 1989 Rover 213SE - YOURS FOR FREE!

 

Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

 

 

 

Mr ramrod is the nicest person in the world  (Chompy_snake, 2015)

Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet,  FACT (Djimbob, 2017)





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users