Discussion in 'General' started by samuelellis, 24 Sep 2003.
right i need a new car & i have abot a grand to spend, any reccomendations?
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.
Buy the autotrader and go to the bargin buys section
You can get a nice Saxo for a grand can't you? Virtually the same as a 106, but slightly more "street-cred".
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
Get an old beetle. Tax exempt. Cheap insurance. Complete banter car. I'm gonna go for one when I'm 17.
0-62mph in around 30 seconds.
Well, you can get a nice set of Golf wheels for £599
You'd get a lovely mk1 Mondeo for your money if you were that way inclined......
get an old land rover lightweight or something, muchos fun!
go for one of those riding lawn mowers like we have over here....
Why not just get yourself another 306d? There are quite a few good deals on Autotrader
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.
Vauxhall Astra. The 1.7D is not a bad engine. The old 1.4 X14 engine in tose is totally indestructable.
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£
hey helldiver a belfast man i am no longer the only NI member
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
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
It good that you have found another car, I am sure the Rover can support a nice sound system.
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
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.
Helldiver who are you insured with are they good or cheap????
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