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    (Original post by The Colonel)
    My Porsche was better :p:
    Was not! My RX-7 would sh*t all over it :p:
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    (Original post by x-lolly-x)
    can any1 help with this? http://thestudentroom.co.uk/t127756.html
    I had a MkII. Nice enough car, just a bit old - and everything that comes with age.

    Never ever go anywhere near a dealer, they will rip you off.
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    (Original post by Zurich)
    Was not! My RX-7 would sh*t all over it :p:
    At least as well as a great car you get a little bit of prestige in the badge. Supercar image. :p:
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    Hello, I have a 1994 VW Golf Driver 1.8, her name is 'Mindy'

    Here's a £3000 car:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558577342&rd=1

    it's a little different to the 944 and the RX7, but looks very tidy, and you have to love those old BMW lights and grills!

    stretching the budget a little, this looks good:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

    and if i could insure/afford to run it, this is what i would be driving:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

    i LOVE Mk2 Escorts.

    Can I be a member?
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    (Original post by Zurich)
    I certainly wouldn't pay more than £500 for a 95 Ford.

    To be honest, I wouldn't buy a Ford at all at that age. If you're after an older car, buy Japanese. Anything else will cost you twice as much in maintenance and repairs.
    My dad has a 1995 N Reg Escort, engine wise its been very little trouble and still runs like new, it has 85,000 miles on the clock. My mate has a K reg £250 88,000 mile Fiesta again he has had very little trouble.

    Just make sure they come with FSH at any price.
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    I agree with AT82, Ford's and most other makes (Renault, Citroen etc) are a risky proposition when buying an 'old' car, say 10 yrs or so. Jap cars generally give you the least trouble even when they clock well over 100K.

    On a similar note, my friend has a Rover, dont know which model, but the one's that were installed with the Japanese Honda engines. Its clocked over 300K. He's not had to do a single repair on the engine and it still runs perfectly. This is not unusual.
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    (Original post by ChrisH2107)
    Hello, I have a 1994 VW Golf Driver 1.8, her name is 'Mindy'

    Here's a £3000 car:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558577342&rd=1

    it's a little different to the 944 and the RX7, but looks very tidy, and you have to love those old BMW lights and grills!

    stretching the budget a little, this looks good:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

    and if i could insure/afford to run it, this is what i would be driving:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

    i LOVE Mk2 Escorts.

    Can I be a member?
    1st Car is Over 3K, reserve not met, as is 2nd and the 3rd, I'd take the porsche any day
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    On a similar note, my friend has a Rover, dont know which model, but the one's that were installed with the Japanese Honda engines. Its clocked over 300K. He's not had to do a single repair on the engine and it still runs perfectly. This is not unusual.
    Yeah Honda's make reliable stuff. Most of the cars today are econobox style cars but still, they do there job perfectely
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    The only other car I'd go with would be the RX-7 found earlier. My only problem would be the
    in need of some TLC will make stunning car once finished.
    stated by the seller.
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    (Original post by The Colonel)
    1st Car is Over 3K, reserve not met, as is 2nd and the 3rd, I'd take the porsche any day
    1st wasn't when I posted it; i cant really account for bids after i find it, only use judgement to find something roughly in the right range (which it still is).

    2nd i realised and stated was over the budget; posted it as i thought it was nice for only £500 extra.

    3rd was just an indication of what i like and, as i post, still remains under the £3k budget, but thats incidental.

    if you would prefer me to just post any old 944 rather than try and be creative or find something different to whats been found before, i can do that:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558896421&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558792461&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...559728408&rd=1

    those three all have 'Buy it now' for £3k or less. Hopefully much more to your taste :p:

    EDIT: http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW...ch_full=SEARCH

    4th item down gives you V8 noise and £1k change.
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    Check out THIS MUSTANG. A lot of change from £3k, and A LOT better than those terrible camaro's.

    Seriously, those camaro's are crap, I used to have one. The 5.0L (305 c.i.) motor is a dog, and barely makes about 150hp on its best day. Which is barely enough to move its fat ass out of its own way, let alone provide some pace. The 5.0L from the mustangs would make 220-230hp stock. Even the 5.7L (350 c.i.) engine that some came with are crap, barely 200hp. And they were very heavy cars. The next generation camaros with the 5.7L LT1 engine were miles ahead. Then the generation after that with the 5.7 LS1 were phenominal. Easyily one of the most responsive (to modification) engines around.
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    Also, those year camaros almost NEVER came with a manual. Only the 6cyl and 5.0L V8 came with a manual.
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    (Original post by ChrisH2107)
    if you would prefer me to just post any old 944 rather than try and be creative or find something different to whats been found before, i can do that:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558896421&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...558792461&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...559728408&rd=1

    those three all have 'Buy it now' for £3k or less. Hopefully much more to your taste :p:
    Much more to my tastes thanks :p:
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    (Original post by The Colonel)
    Much more to my tastes thanks :p:
    does that mean i'm a member now?
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    How does one join this? Does my car get added to that list?
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    Yep - being that your username represents your registration plate, I would of thought adding your name to the list would not be a problem!

    What is your car by the way?
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    (Original post by walshie)
    Yep - being that your username represents your registration plate, I would of thought adding your name to the list would not be a problem!

    What is your car by the way?
    Thanks for that. Indeed it is...

    F170 GGT - Austin Maestro 1.3 Special

    >Clicky<

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    just realised there was a big ? next to my name. the car I drive is a 99' T reg Mitsubishi Colt CJ 1.3 12valve 75bhp monster (not ) it does about 105 (kms of course :p: ) although the speedo shows 115 i seriusly doubt it is actually that, as the speedo error increases at top speeds.
    ow heres a few photo linkies

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...t/b2e2c4e9.jpg
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    Sorry to butt in guys, but how much would you recommend spending on a first car?
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    Depends on your income! and depends on what car and how much you are prepare to loose on insurance.

    Pleaser bare in mind I bought a Corsa C (SXi) on an 02 plate brand new for 10k with extras. 2 years later with 22k miles on the clock, I sold it for 4.5k. If you can afford it do it, if not, its hardly going to be an investment.

    So my reccommendations would be 4k on a car that has good residuals such as:

    VW's
    Audi's
    BMW's.
 
 
 
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