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Motors cars for a grand

Discussion in 'General' started by samuelellis, 24 Sep 2003.

  1. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    right i need a new car & i have abot a grand to spend, any reccomendations?
     
  2. HellDiver

    HellDiver New Member

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    What do you need?

    My recommendation for a cheap and indistructable small car for a grand - diesel Pug 106. It's only a 1.5, but the 106 weighs about the same as a Coke can, so they're pretty nippy.
     
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    pranks7er mange tout

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    Buy the autotrader and go to the bargin buys section :D
     
  4. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    You can get a nice Saxo for a grand can't you? Virtually the same as a 106, but slightly more "street-cred".
     
  5. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    the stipulations

    a 1.4 petrol or a 1.9 diesel

    gotta have a double din space preferably or someware that a eq can be mounted
    large is boot & install friendly

    dont ask for much do i :hehe:
     
  6. Sid

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    Get an old beetle. Tax exempt. Cheap insurance. Complete banter car. :D I'm gonna go for one when I'm 17.

    0-62mph in around 30 seconds. :rock:
     
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    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Well, you can get a nice set of Golf wheels for £599 :hehe:
     
  8. Adam

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    You'd get a lovely mk1 Mondeo for your money if you were that way inclined......
     
  9. BradfordPimp

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    get an old land rover lightweight or something, muchos fun!
     
  10. hydrogen18

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    go for one of those riding lawn mowers like we have over here....
     
  11. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Why not just get yourself another 306d? There are quite a few good deals on Autotrader :)
     
  12. HellDiver

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    Too right. My dad got one the same week I was born, and drove it until the chassis snapped. I think I was 13 when that happened.

    Our mechanic bought it then, rechassised it, and sold it to a local farmer. He's still using it, albeit now with a Defender 90 TDi drivetrain. It was fast when it had the 2.25 petrol engine in it - damn that thing's fast with the TDi in it now. :)
     
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    Vauxhall Astra. The 1.7D is not a bad engine. The old 1.4 X14 engine in tose is totally indestructable.
     
  14. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    i seen a nice blue fiat punto 55 in the trader a few wks back i priced insurance on it from the AA £3404 quid for third party (or was it 3rd party fire and theft) the car was only worth 850£:eeek:


    off topic


    hey helldiver a belfast man i am no longer the only NI member
     
  15. samuelellis

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    ive found a car

    im buying my dads old rover 218 sd (old shape, 1.9 diesel engine, the same one my pug had) nice comfortable car

    hes buying a 4 month 2ltr turbo hdi 206 with all the trimmings & makign the policy so you ahve to be over 25 to drive his new car

    sod it big boot, for a install & good build so it wont rattle as much
     
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    i wanted a old landie as wel had a old series III 2.5ltr diesel & that was not a fast or relibable car but ti was fun
     
  17. micb

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    It good that you have found another car, I am sure the Rover can support a nice sound system.
     
  18. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    it would but i can forsee havign to re-model part of the dash to get my head unit to fit (the current position ahs the top wedged against a lip at the top fo the unit & as my head units face moves up when ti tilts so it can come down i may have some trouble

    odd as when i phoned blaupunkt to see what changer was compatable (only one compatable si oen that sends the signal as a digital signal for decoding by the dacs in the headunit its sweet) & the bloke said he would rahter have that head unit than any of blaupunkts current range

    ah well i would have had to re-model as i have a eq to fit in the dash anyway

    & it loosk liek the doors can take a pair of 6.5inch components without any modification :D
     
  19. HellDiver

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    I'd prefer the Rover to your Dad's Pug any time.

    I had no end of trouble with my Pug - sold it when it was 18 months old, I was so fed up with the thing.
     
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    thread hijack

    Helldiver who are you insured with are they good or cheap????
     
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