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    So, I'm finally able to buy a car but now that I am actually looking I can't seem to find anything that I like

    I have now compromised on a few things but I wondered what suggestions you guys might come up with for the kind of car I need/want...

    Essential criteria:
    Residual value - as I'm likely to get bored after a year or so.
    I'll drive about 250 miles plus a week due to work so something that can handle that and..
    Because of the travel it needs to be efficient and comfortable.

    Thank you
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    http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3702401.htm

    won't loose its value
    can handle the miles no problem
    lpg so pretty effiecient
    very very very comfortable - my grandads got one, sometimes it feels like you're floating not driving.
    very fast
    lots of toys.
    looks boss

    oh and super reliable and parts aren't that expensive.
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    Get a 1996-2002 ford fiesta 1.25. Does all of what you said
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    Get a 1996-2002 ford fiesta 1.25. Does all of what you said
    why? expensive insurance and a little tinny crappy car with no character.
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    (Original post by persov)
    why? expensive insurance and a little tinny crappy car with no character.
    You could try driving one sometime maybe? Its a bloody good car for what it is.
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    Whats your price limit?
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    (Original post by Sam Walters)
    Whats your price limit?

    I don't have one - I'd be happy to buy an oldish car as well as buying a brand new one.
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    (Original post by humming)
    I don't have one
    This one has been up for sale for a while: http://pistonheads.com/sales/2697936.htm
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    (Original post by FXX)
    This one has been up for sale for a while: http://pistonheads.com/sales/2697936.htm
    I wouldn't mind a 5 seater version of that
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    Thank you for your suggestions so far - what if I wanted to get something new? What would be the recommendations?
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    You didn't mention a budget.
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    (Original post by AcuteQQ)
    You didn't mention a budget.
    See post #7. I'm sure OP would know she wouldn't get any helpful advice if she had a budget and didn't tell us what it was.
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    (Original post by persov)
    http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3702401.htm

    won't loose its value
    can handle the miles no problem
    lpg so pretty effiecient
    very very very comfortable - my grandads got one, sometimes it feels like you're floating not driving.
    very fast
    lots of toys.
    looks boss

    oh and super reliable and parts aren't that expensive.
    really don't see the need for the neg.....does everything the OP asked for. They never mentioned age or NCB so don't see why this car is a problem. some of you guys need to just chill out a little.....besides its a great car, and very very good value for money.
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    You could try driving one sometime maybe? Its a bloody good car for what it is.
    maybe you should try driving a ls400 and decide which you'd rather spend more or less the same amount of money on. I have driven on as a matter of fact, and I'd pick the lexus thank you very much! If it was a rs then maybe I'd reconsider!
    It may be alrite for what it is....but there are different cars that are better! Too many people on here seem to be in love with little underpowered euroboxes!
    Just letting the OP know there are other options available....possibly cheaper too!
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    (Original post by persov)
    maybe you should try driving a ls400 and decide which you'd rather spend more or less the same amount of money on. I have driven on as a matter of fact, and I'd pick the lexus thank you very much! If it was a rs then maybe I'd reconsider!
    It may be alrite for what it is....but there are different cars that are better! Too many people on here seem to be in love with little underpowered euroboxes!
    Just letting the OP know there are other options available....possibly cheaper too!
    I beleive the OP is looking for a first car. I highly doubt a Lexus is going to be within his price range. You are also on The STUDENT room, thats why most people on here are in love with euroboxes. Or do you have a rich Mummy and Daddy who pay for your lovely Lexus for you? Its not really yours then is it now sunshine?
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    I beleive the OP is looking for a first car. I highly doubt a Lexus is going to be within his price range. You are also on The STUDENT room, thats why most people on here are in love with euroboxes. Or do you have a rich Mummy and Daddy who pay for your lovely Lexus for you? Its not really yours then is it now sunshine?
    lololololol

    I don't have a rich Mummy or Daddy, just because I like cars what made you think that? My grandad has a car worth about 1,500 quid which I have driven a few times and that makes me a spoilt rich kid does it?

    I've driven a '73 911 targa, I guess that makes me a spoilt rich kid as well doesn't it?

    There is a difference between being bought an expensive car by mummy and daddy, and someone letting you drive their car for a day.

    many people on here are graduates, with decent salaries.
    I don't own a Lexus, I clearly said my grandad has that car, and I have driven it on occasion. Considering the price in that ad was significantly less than I see people on here willing to fling at crappy euroboxes I thought I would highlight that there are other options available.

    Many people on here talk about buying their euroboxes from 1k-5k. So I don't see how a 2k lexus is out of budget, and with LPG it won't be that expensive to run, and parts are cheap.

    I bought myself a mondeo, that was probably cheaper to buy (paid 2000 for it) than most people on here's euroboxes, cheaper to insure, cheaper to run, better quality, more toys, comfier, bigger boot, more fun to drive, faster, more power blah blah blah blah blah. Just trying to let people know that they don't HAVE to go down the eurobox route. Give other cars a chance, what about classic cars?

    Believe it or not but cars not popular with teenage/young drivers tend to be cheaper on insurance than the bog standard 1.2 hatch

    Just grow up please, and don't be quick to try and poke fun at others just because they're having a bit of fun.

    Like I said, that car that I recommended to the OP does everything they asked for.

    Cheap to buy,
    comfy,
    won't loose value,
    will handle 250 miles a week,
    efficient (sorta with the LPG)

    I really don't see how a 1.25 fiesta fills those requirements as well. You're trying to compare a car that cost around £40,000 when new, to one that cost about £8000. Not in the same league. If you could then buy them for around the same price wouldn't you be just a bit tempted to go for the nicer one?

    British Racing Green is a lovely colour anyway.
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    (Original post by persov)
    lololololol

    I don't have a rich Mummy or Daddy, just because I like cars what made you think that? My grandad has a car worth about 1,500 quid which I have driven a few times and that makes me a spoilt rich kid does it?

    I've driven a '73 911 targa, I guess that makes me a spoilt rich kid as well doesn't it?

    There is a difference between being bought an expensive car by mummy and daddy, and someone letting you drive their car for a day.

    many people on here are graduates, with decent salaries.
    I don't own a Lexus, I clearly said my grandad has that car, and I have driven it on occasion. Considering the price in that ad was significantly less than I see people on here willing to fling at crappy euroboxes I thought I would highlight that there are other options available.

    Many people on here talk about buying their euroboxes from 1k-5k. So I don't see how a 2k lexus is out of budget, and with LPG it won't be that expensive to run, and parts are cheap.

    I bought myself a mondeo, that was probably cheaper to buy (paid 2000 for it) than most people on here's euroboxes, cheaper to insure, cheaper to run, better quality, more toys, comfier, bigger boot, more fun to drive, faster, more power blah blah blah blah blah. Just trying to let people know that they don't HAVE to go down the eurobox route. Give other cars a chance, what about classic cars?

    Believe it or not but cars not popular with teenage/young drivers tend to be cheaper on insurance than the bog standard 1.2 hatch

    Just grow up please, and don't be quick to try and poke fun at others just because they're having a bit of fun.

    Like I said, that car that I recommended to the OP does everything they asked for.

    Cheap to buy,
    comfy,
    won't loose value,
    will handle 250 miles a week,
    efficient (sorta with the LPG)

    I really don't see how a 1.25 fiesta fills those requirements as well. You're trying to compare a car that cost around £40,000 when new, to one that cost about £8000. Not in the same league. If you could then buy them for around the same price wouldn't you be just a bit tempted to go for the nicer one?

    British Racing Green is a lovely colour anyway.
    Deary me you really aren't seeing this are you? It is likely the OP is looking for a 1st car and not a Lexus. I'm assuming that is the case and offering my input. If you don't like the MK4 Fiesta, Tough!! Its my opinion and i'm entitled to one as much as everyone else. You however seem to be making these insane suggestions about buying a car that is way out of their league. I'm at least being realistic with my suggestions.
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    Deary me you really aren't seeing this are you? It is likely the OP is looking for a 1st car and not a Lexus. I'm assuming that is the case and offering my input. If you don't like the MK4 Fiesta, Tough!! Its my opinion and i'm entitled to one as much as everyone else. You however seem to be making these insane suggestions about buying a car that is way out of their league. I'm at least being realistic with my suggestions.
    I think you're making assumptions. Making assumptions is never a good thing. Yes you are entitled to an opinion, just as I am.....yet you seem to have had a problem with my opinion.

    Never said I don't like the mk4 fiesta, just that there are better options for the OP as it hardly meets his requirements!

    In my opinion, the lexus ls400 would meet his needs. It's a brilliant car. I know because I've driven one (never had one bought for me like you wrongly assumed) and my grandad has owned his for the past 8 years or so. Has been 100% reliable and it's like driving a leather armchair, I've been in quite a few mk4 fiestas and it's a totally different experience.
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    (Original post by persov)
    I think you're making assumptions. Making assumptions is never a good thing. Yes you are entitled to an opinion, just as I am.....yet you seem to have had a problem with my opinion.

    Never said I don't like the mk4 fiesta, just that there are better options for the OP as it hardly meets his requirements!

    In my opinion, the lexus ls400 would meet his needs. It's a brilliant car. I know because I've driven one (never had one bought for me like you wrongly assumed) and my grandad has owned his for the past 8 years or so. Has been 100% reliable and it's like driving a leather armchair, I've been in quite a few mk4 fiestas and it's a totally different experience.
    Well i'm very sorry, but i'm not the one who launched into a massive diatribe as to how they hate Ford Fiestas. In my opinion it meets his requirements ^_^
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    ^ chill out people

    FYI I am a girl and indeed I am looking for my first car

    But I'm looking for something that also looks good - and the only models I seem to like the look of are the newer ones i.e. 10, 11 and 12 plates.

    I'm currently looking at Seat Ibiza/Leon Ecomotive, Chrysler Ypislon, Toyata Yaris - or anything else along these lines.

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