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what car should he get for £1k

rasA4 Jul 6, 2011

  1. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    hi a friend of mine will be getting a pay out of £1k for his ol banger.
    he is looking at a vw bora
    any other suggestions really got to be german
     
  2. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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  3. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    octavia spec up in the poor man's VW ;)
     
  4. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    What are his circumstances (single, or with kids?) & what does he want the car for?

    Anything from the VAG group would do so don't dismiss Seat or Skoda.
     
  5. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    well poor bloke lost his wife 2 years ago and been an uphill struggle since then has 5 children 3 in their 20s so have left home
    i think passat is the way to do TBH
     
  6. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Gutted, sounds like a nice cheap saloon type would suit then. So any of the above would see him right I recon.
    Deffo don't rule out the octo's my last 3 co. Cars have been octavia's and we'v had way less problems then we did when in passat's
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Octys rock.
    early A4s are getting cheaper and still good cars or even a BMW E36/E46
     
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    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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  9. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    dont think he wants a estate or that size engine with electric everything, as he says he wants less spec (electrics) to go wrong. He needs to keep his costs (insurance,fuel) etc
     
  10. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    he certainly is a really nice guy i honestly dont know how he coped. known him for over 20 years, He is on the verge of going bankrupt also. passat looks best for value and quality for the money. He used to have a older passat years ago and had good luck in that.
     
  11. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Sounds like he's been handed the sh1t stick big time, needs a break poor guy. Hopefully he'll continue keeping it together and find a motor that'll see him right. :thumbsup:
     
  12. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    ye i hope so, i promised to help him find a decent one he has been waiting for insurance pay out for over a year and a half, hope he gets the cash soon
     
  13. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Took over two yrs for a pay out I got after a motorway skirmish.
     
  14. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    wow..thats a lot
    He really needs to get rid of that heap of sh*t he is driving now, he has had a lot of bad luck with the current car the engine blew up about 6 years ago and had to spend £££££ on a recon one
     
  15. Keeno

    Keeno Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

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    Old school Merc S-class? More extras than you can shake a stick at and it makes yu feel like a big-shot dictator. You'll get a good one for a grand...
     
  16. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Also consider Toyota Avensis or Nissan Primera, the local asian Taxi's must know something we don't know when it comes to running high mileage cars, both easily available for around £1k.
     
  17. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    thats a good shout. We have alot of passats around here too though. That and vectras
     
  18. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    Bad news just got the letter from his insurance price they gave did NOT include the £450 excess!!!!
    so now he will sadly only £550 somehow will have to scrape together another couple hundred quid :(
     
  19. tom792

    tom792 Boost Addict :)

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    my 1.8 20v turbo mk4 golf ;) still havnt had time to advertise it lol
     
  20. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    no old mercs too big for starters and he dont want too many extras either more to go wrong he says
    no japs
    no turbos, thanks anyway
    looks like passat is the front runner he is at present trying to save as much as he can hopefully have an update soon
     
  21. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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