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#31 ONLINE   Liggle

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:42 AM

If you can find one in that budget a Toyota Starlet would be good. A Toyota Paseo would be even better with the bigger 1.5 engine but they were rare when I had one 10 years ago!
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#32 ONLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

Shame about the French dislike... because the 106 1.5 diesel would be perfect.  They are BRILLIANT!

I dislike diesels too! The 106 isn't too bad to be fair, neither is the MK1 Clio though it would have to be a manual as I've been reading barrett's colleague's woes with his gearbox.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

I'd suggest a Mazda Demio.They are a real old school Japanese car,and are cheap to run.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:34 AM

Some fantastic suggestions there, chaps :)

 

Wuvvum, which Perodua do you have? My sister has a Kelisa and it's a great little thing.

 

Understand about the post 2001 thing - it's not set in stone though 1990s cars are more interesting, plus it seems the car tax prices are all over the place.

 

Ghosty, I really like your Rover (and I should have clarified, Rondas are fine but I want to avoid anything K series) but it's a saloon, and I really want a hatch and secondly, it's like the Maestro, too good to use through the winter.

 

Should have hung onto the Rover 600 really, yes it was cosmetically challenged but had no rust at all and was super reliable. It was just too thirsty for my commute.

 

I can weld but I wouldn't be buying this car as a project to set to with the Mig straight away. And the dishonesty of some sellers really irritates me. 


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:44 AM

quote "Nephew has an early base low miles 1.2 Corsa B which he got off here as a stop.gap"

 

 

that one has gone to another new home !

 

if it had power steering I would of taken it  !

 

I am just after a nice little runner thats easy to look after ..


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:46 AM

The Toyota Potato is a really good shout. They’re rare and unusual, 1.5 engine and super easy to work on. (I really appreciate the simplicity of a forward facing oil filter and engine bays where you can see everything.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:53 AM

Was there not a clio on here for like 275?

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:01 AM

It's still French so that's a no-no, apparently.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:08 AM

Wuvvum, which Perodua do you have? My sister has a Kelisa and it's a great little thing.

It's this one:

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

The touring is still for sayle. Needs rear pads now though and is not in your tax bracket, price range, or smoll, or under 15??CC's or... Sounds perfect if you ask me!


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:18 AM

Personally,if I had a Somerset and maestro to tool about in would keep the money on keeping them up together.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

The Somerset’s metal is very thick, it would probably last better during the winter than a Maestro would.

How about an Hyundai Accent? More or less the same sort of thing as a Starlet, and pretty bulletproof. There were at least two models, the blobby 90s one and then the 00s one which looked a bit like a N16 Almera.

https://en.m.wikiped.../Hyundai_Accent

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

 

Ghosty, I really like your Rover (and I should have clarified, Rondas are fine but I want to avoid anything K series) but it's a saloon, and I really want a hatch and secondly, it's like the Maestro, too good to use through the winter.

 

 

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'Too good for winter' is debatable, it's a good car and like I said a rot free R8, but with a bit of Waxoyl it'll be fine. There are certainly tidier ones out there, I'd put this one in the 'clean daily' category.

It isn't selling fast so if you really need something you know where to look.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

Mostly £500 buys old rubbish these days.

 

I'm glad to say that isn't even slightly true. It is true that a lot of stuff under £500 is utter crap, but there are plenty of gems out there.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

The Somerset’s metal is very thick, it would probably last better during the winter than a Maestro would.

How about an Hyundai Accent? More or less the same sort of thing as a Starlet, and pretty bulletproof. There were at least two models, the blobby 90s one and then the 00s one which looked a bit like a N16 Almera.

Yes I like those.

 

The Maestro will be going up for sale shortly, it's way too good to subject to winter road salt.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:03 PM

RELIABLE HONDA ENGINE, not a K-series. 
'Too good for winter' is debatable, it's a good car and like I said a rot free R8, but with a bit of Waxoyl it'll be fine. There are certainly tidier ones out there, I'd put this one in the 'clean daily' category.

It isn't selling fast so if you really need something you know where to look.

Oh I was aware yours was a Honda engine, I probably could have been clearer in the post.

 

It looks very clean in the pictures. Is it fuel injection or carb? Any PAS?

 

Manchester is an arse to get to from here, unfortunately.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:10 PM

It's injected and has PAS. No ABS.

It is clean but that's just because it has good quality paint and a partial respray. It's a little rough around the edges, but nothing major.

There's a Norwich-Liverpool train that goes through Manchester, you know (though it does take a while), and getting back is just bobbing over the Pennines to the M1, down to the A1, and off to the Fens. I'm even on the right side of Manchester for that.

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:11 PM

Keep an eye out for a tidy Rover 115, 60ish mpg with stick-to-the-road-like-shit-to-a-blanket handling awaits...
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:30 PM

Oh I was aware yours was a Honda engine, I probably could have been clearer in the post.

 

It looks very clean in the pictures. Is it fuel injection or carb? Any PAS?

 

Manchester is an arse to get to from here, unfortunately.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:32 PM

It's injected and has PAS. No ABS.

It is clean but that's just because it has good quality paint and a partial respray. It's a little rough around the edges, but nothing major.

There's a Norwich-Liverpool train that goes through Manchester, you know (though it does take a while), and getting back is just bobbing over the Pennines to the M1, down to the A1, and off to the Fens. I'm even on the right side of Manchester for that.

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

There’s a Toyota Corolla 1300 Sportif of 1996 vintage in Peterboghorror for 450 squid, the advert is on autotrader if that’s any help?
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:29 PM

There's a Norwich-Liverpool train that goes through Manchester, you know (though it does take a while)

Yes.  Yes it does.  So much of a while in fact that it's actually quicker to go in to London and back out again.  (Usually cheaper too.)


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:31 PM

I too would be looking for Corrolla/old Avensis. I don't think you can go wrong with them.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:59 PM

Yes.  Yes it does.  So much of a while in fact that it's actually quicker to go in to London and back out again.  (Usually cheaper too.)

It doesn't help that I'm in the middle of nowhere, with virtually no public transport. I'm about 20 mins from Diss and 35 mins from Norwich in a car. 


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:09 PM

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:11 PM

Maestro would be for sale? How much?
I take it you intentionally ignored my Wagon R? Most people do :/

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:16 PM

The Somerset’s metal is very thick, it would probably last better during the winter than a Maestro would.

How about an Hyundai Accent? More or less the same sort of thing as a Starlet, and pretty bulletproof. There were at least two models, the blobby 90s one and then the 00s one which looked a bit like a N16 Almera.

https://en.m.wikiped.../Hyundai_Accent

EDIT - Ok, not much like an Almera at all!

94-99 one was the ‘X3’ code and 99-05 one the ‘LC’ code. 1.3 and 1.5 pez engines. Best fact on that wiki page is that the designer of the LC is named Pinky Lai.

 

 

I was going to suggest an Accent though a couple of things made me think it wouldn't fit the bill.

 

I've only driven these without PAS. Friends had them, an ex had one. They were heavy. Driven plenty of non-PAS cars, and I these were heavier than the my Simca and Horizon. I think it was an option on later X3 series or the very top spec models.

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:19 PM

There’s a Toyota Corolla 1300 Sportif of 1996 vintage in Peterboghorror for 450 squid, the advert is on autotrader if that’s any help?

 

Just had a look at that, just what I'd be going for. I may well be able to help with a lift into Diss/Thetford as part of a collection (I think the latter gives better options for getting across country).


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

K11 Micra/ XP10 Yaris is probably the best bet, preferably giffer owned, as they are essentially worthless even when in good nick. 1.0 editions are as gutless as one would imagine but get 50mpg and I think both cars came with a 1.3 which would be nippier. A mate of mine had a K11 at college and it happily soared past 110,000 miles with nothing but basic servicing and tyres, it'd probably still be going if not for it being traded against a K12 and probably being bean canned...

 

Both also feature the benefit of being smol 1990s cars, so special editions with funky seat upholstery are the order of the day.

 

 

Either that or you man up and buy an Acclaim, I used to commute further in a Doloshite 1300 ffs. ;)


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:26 PM

Don't get an auto K11 if you don't like offset pedals though. Don't know about the manuals.


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