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what car should he get for £1k

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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
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    octavia spec up in the poor man's VW ;)
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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.
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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
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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
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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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    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
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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.
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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:
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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
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    Took over two yrs for a pay out I got after a motorway skirmish.
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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
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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...
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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.
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    thats a good shout. We have alot of passats around here too though. That and vectras
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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 :(
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    my 1.8 20v turbo mk4 golf ;) still havnt had time to advertise it lol
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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
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    Phatsat
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