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#61 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:03 AM

I think that's wrong, the old sheds are long gone at this stage, it's the good ones that are left.

Not that recommending a 22 year old car at its youngest is good for someone who isn't mechanically savvy. Any worse than a 10 year old worn out and clocked Mondeo though?

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They’re nice cars, I’d have one but if you aren’t very mechanically minded a lot of them are suffering from typical ‘old car issues’ like rusty sills, seals going etc. From the sound of it the guy wanting a car isn’t one for doing like a lot of us and fannying around under cars.

The older shape Skoda Fabias might not be a bad shout or if your budget can go to it Kia Cee’d seem to have a decent reputation.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:17 AM

I saw a one owner, 60,000 miles 1.4 Honda Civic auto (2002 I think) for sale on a card in a village shop for £750 the other day. Surely the holy grail for this kind of thing?


Pretty much, shame it's an auto or I'd be asking for details myself.

Get him a Toyota/Honda. Tell him to stay on top of oil changes and fluid levels then proceed to drive it into the ground. Corolla\avensis for under a grand is very doable. Though I'd try get a three door corolla to avoid the risk of ex taxis.
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#63 OFFLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:50 AM

Pretty much, shame it's an auto or I'd be asking for details myself.

Get him a Toyota/Honda. Tell him to stay on top of oil changes and fluid levels then proceed to drive it into the ground. Corolla\avensis for under a grand is very doable. Though I'd try get a three door corolla to avoid the risk of ex taxis.

good point there on the taxis...spose much the same for rentals cars too



#64 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

I always think that's a Lloyds Bank advert when I see it.

 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:50 PM

Ford Focus mk 2 1.6 Petrol. There's not much to go wrong, they're safe, reliable , drive well, have lots of space, parts are easy to come by, every garage knows how to work on them and there's a huge choice out there.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!






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