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>> No. 4357 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:37 pm
4357 CARS
Ok i know very little about cars but i may need to buy one soon. id like something small easy maintained as im thick. and good on juice what would you suggest? oh and diesel vs petrol.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 4359 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:37 pm
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>>4357
Diesel is pointless now. If you're driving mainly long-distance, stick with petrol. If you're doing mainly city driving, consider electric or hybrid, though bear in mind that to make the most of a hybrid you need to do enough mileage on the ICE to recharge the battery.
>> No. 4360 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:38 pm
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How much do you have to spend? How much shit do you need to move about? Do you care if your car makes you look like a bender and/or a pensioner?
>> No. 4362 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:44 pm
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From what I know in performance tests blue cars beat red cars.

Red cars only want to stuff their faces.

They eat everything they sees from trucks to prickly trees.

You are better going with a smart old blue car that takes the milky way.
>> No. 4363 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:53 pm
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>>4360 just me and my work gear sick of cunts on buses, and no i dont mind how i look and 2k tops.
>> No. 4364 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:55 pm
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Toyota Corolla
>> No. 4365 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 7:56 pm
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>>4359

Why is diesel pointless? Only new ones get taxed to fuck.
>> No. 4366 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 8:02 pm
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>>4364 they look expensive
>> No. 4367 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:11 pm
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>>4363

Have a look on Autotrader for an older hatchback with one owner, low mileage and a decent service history. If it ticks those boxes, it was almost certainly bought from new by a very careful pensioner who has now died or given up driving. Nissan Micra, Fiat Panda, Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta, that sort of thing. There are loads of them knocking about and they're surprisingly cheap because they're so unfashionable - for £2,000, you can get a car with less than 20,000 miles on the clock, which is absolutely nothing for a modern car.

Don't worry about age. A lot of these cars will be knocking on for 20 years old, but that means nothing as long as the mileage is low and there are plenty of stamps in the service book. Check around the sills and wheel arches for rust if you want, but you're very unlikely to see any significant corrosion.

The only thing to really look out for on these cars is the clutch and gearbox. Old dodders have a tendency to really chew them up, so make sure that changing gears feels positive and doesn't involve any nasty noises. Faded paintwork or minor scuffs and dings are nothing to worry about, but do check around the driver's seat for wear - if the clock says 12,000 miles but the steering wheel looks battered and the carpet is balder than Ainsley Harriot, the clock is probably lying.
>> No. 4368 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:18 pm
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>>4366

Where are you looking? You can get a 2006 model for under 2k on eBay.
>> No. 4369 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:22 pm
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>>4357
M8. How hard is it to properly format your post to the standards expected of this website? Your thread is otherwise fine, but the way in which you've chosen to present it will always be a deal breaker on .gs.
>> No. 4370 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:24 pm
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For that budget you could probably get a c. 10 year old Ford Fiesta or Kia Ceed. It depends on your taste, really. You could also look at something like a Seat Ibiza or Vauxhall Corsa.
>> No. 4371 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:41 pm
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>>4357
For 2 grand you can get a lot of really good deals and get something that is nice to drive and has enough space for almost anything you might decide to do with it.

A Cat B Mondeo, here https://www.gumtree.com/p/ford/ford-mondeo-titanium-x-sport-2009-low-mileage-salvage-damaged/1350626258 is 2 grand and it's just panel damage from the looks of it.
>> No. 4372 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:53 pm
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This one ticks all the boxes for me.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201908080916134?sort=relevance&price-from=1500&maximum-mileage=70000&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&year-from=2010&radius=50&postcode=bh204ae&price-to=2000&page=1

Japanese cars tend to be very reliable and you'll get another 100,000 miles out of it easily. That's about 5 years worth of driving, if you're commuting to Bournemouth.
>> No. 4373 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:20 pm
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>>4371

OP says he doesn't know much about cars; buying a write-off can be a minefield, even if it looks straight.

>>4372

It looks tidy enough, but I'd want to see a service history before buying anything with that sort of mileage. 150k is a perfectly reasonable mileage for something that has been well looked after, but it could be on death's door if the owner's idea of routine maintenance is "take it to the garage when the grinding noises get unbearably loud". The assortment of stains on the upholstery aren't a great sign. It's also being sold on trade terms, so you're pretty much shit out of luck if it's a lemon.

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