1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Car suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by Gops, May 3, 2010.

  1. Gops
    Offline

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    286
    Heloooooooo everybody! Need some help. My mums polo has decided to play about so its about time we bought her a new car. The budget ranges up to about £1500 for a small car, low tax band and something good and reliable to her. However i have been looking on autotrader and have a blank mind. I have no idea what to look for! Some help?

    Gops :icon_thumright:
    #1
  2. Good 2 B A Gooner
    Offline

    Good 2 B A Gooner Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    KA maybe or a Polo - Maybe an Ibiza - Or if you're lucky you might be able to get a Fabia?
    #2
  3. Gops
    Offline

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    286
    I think my dad's been put off polo's but i'll still look.. KA's. mm i didnt think of them! Just remembered the puma's aswel!
    #3
  4. Oranoco
    Online

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    184
    Avoid the Vauxhall Corsa C as they are utter utter tut (actually just avoid Vauxhalls). I would also avoid the KA as it uses the old Endura engine which is essentially the same engine that was used in the old Ford Cortina, not a good engine and tends to be very noisy. Would steer clear of anything French as well. Al the comments from experience.

    Personally I would look at the 1.25 Ford Fiesta especially the Ghia varients as they have all the elctric toys and are pretty nippy for such a baby engine. VW Polo is also a blinder, my sister had one (a bad one) and it still went on and on, can have problematic instruments clusters which are expensive to rectify? Seat Ibiza?
    #4
  5. jojo
    Online

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,024
    Likes Received:
    1,594
    £1500 huh? Can buy a nice Mk2 Golf GTI 16v with that! It's not roadtax friendly or great on fuel, but it's a mk2! :)
    #5
  6. head
    Offline

    head Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    seat ibiza gets my vote,fella out of work got a 98 and it just keeps going after 2 crashes and some1 reversing into the side..
    #6
  7. Good 2 B A Gooner
    Offline

    Good 2 B A Gooner Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not sure you'd get a Puma - Though they did do a 1.4 variant.

    Oranoco - The later KA's had the same engines as in the Fiestas (Duratec i think) - My mate had one - I used to love driving it as it went around corners like a go-kart. Without doubt one of the best cars i've ever driven. Made me drive like i'd knicked it...
    #7
  8. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    Something jap.
    Micra? cheap and wont go wrong.
    #8
  9. Good 2 B A Gooner
    Offline

    Good 2 B A Gooner Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or a Toyota - I've just bought a Prius, i'd love to chat but can't stop...

    Sorry - Poor joke!
    #9
  10. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    13
    Fiesta, Fabia.

    Ka`s are bad on stearing racks but a fairly cheap fix, just in short demand as they still use the mk2 fiesta one lol

    Mk2 golf now that would be like stepping back in time they are so dated now I think only a fan would have one.

    Pumas have problems with rear arches rotting from the few i`ve delt with
    #10
  11. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Fiat Punto all the way my friend.
    #11
  12. Oranoco
    Online

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    184
    God no!!! Headgasket issues and loads of electrical problems. Dealt with loads of them. Even the Corsa would be a better option:faint:
    Last edited: May 4, 2010
    #12
  13. Oranoco
    Online

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    184
    Only the Sport and Street Ka's received the Duratec the normal car remained on the Endura E. Agreed though, cracking fun
    #13
  14. Nilz
    Online

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,224
    Likes Received:
    390
    I would say polo as well mate, just got one for the missus, cracking car, cant go wrong really, oh and its a dub as well :)
    #14
  15. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    pmsl, you're probably right.

    I had my '52 Punto for 2 years without a single fault though I think I was lucky as everyone else seemed to have dozens of faults.
    #15
  16. supanova
    Offline

    supanova A3 2.0 TDI SE

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    20
    im selling my ibiza if your willing t come collect it from ireland>? hahah

    umm a nice wee corsa is pretty reliable! althought i had a corsa for 5days and managed to roll it into a field but i think your mum would be a bit wiser than I! lol
    #16
  17. Gops
    Offline

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    286
    Lol! Woahh irelands abit too far lol. I've been looking at a few polo's, seem pretty decent. Found a few fiesta's aswel with very low mileage but the problem being that most people havnt tax'd them? Stilll on the lookout though! :ninja:
    #17
  18. Good 2 B A Gooner
    Offline

    Good 2 B A Gooner Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tax... Tight git! It'll prob only be £40!
    #18
  19. Gops
    Offline

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    286
    Lol yeah i dont mind taxing it, but they have all been like 20-30 miles away and i cant drive that many miles without tax for the car? I dont mind taxing it but the people seemed dodgey!
    #19

Share This Page