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    (Original post by Tudorian)
    Hey do you know if City rover solo's are any good cars?

    I've seen a 53 plate one with 60,000 miles for £900. Just wondering if this is a good buy or not =[ ?
    I like the look of them but my dad said when i was looking at cars that they arent that good. From what he had found out, they arent very well built, they are expencive on tax and they arent very good on petrol.
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    (Original post by Tudorian)
    Hey do you know if City rover solo's are any good cars?

    I've seen a 53 plate one with 60,000 miles for £900. Just wondering if this is a good buy or not =[ ?
    Just no.

    Suzuki Alto or Nissan Micra would be my choice. I'm an MOT tester...
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    (Original post by Iorek)
    A Fiat Panda would be a better first car than this Daewoo.

    The Ford KA, they are okay, just make sure you examine it thoroughly before buying one.
    No, just no.
    Fiats can sometimes be a bit dodgy electrics wise anyway. And pandas are just the worst cars ever. Id rather drive around in a shopping trolley.
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    (Original post by Tudorian)
    I think i've gone completely off the matiz now. I think it will just feel too slow.

    I think i'm jus gonna carry on looking for a fiat punto/ka/clio.
    I had a punto and it was an absolute nightmare. I must've ended up spending more on repairs than I did on the car in the first place. Literally every month something would be wrong with it, it was a great car to drive when it was running fine but there was just something all the time. Not sure if I just got the short end of the stick but I'd be careful around puntos, and Fiat in general.
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    Unfortunately regardless of make or model, you get good and bad cars, sometimes its the luck of the draw.

    Avoid rovers they are just ****!

    At your budget the condition of the car you are buying is more important than the make and model, all cars have their problems.
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    (Original post by Curzon)
    I had a punto and it was an absolute nightmare. I must've ended up spending more on repairs than I did on the car in the first place. Literally every month something would be wrong with it, it was a great car to drive when it was running fine but there was just something all the time. Not sure if I just got the short end of the stick but I'd be careful around puntos, and Fiat in general.
    My punto was like that too. Mine ran fine but quite a few things went wrong with it. I would still reccommend puntos as they are good cars. But they can just sometimes have dodgy electrics, just like all fiats (it was electrical stuff that went wrong wth mine). It just depends if you get a good one or a bad one. A girl i work with has one just like my old one and she has never had any problems with hers.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    No, just no.
    Fiats can sometimes be a bit dodgy electrics wise anyway. And pandas are just the worst cars ever. Id rather drive around in a shopping trolley.
    Statistics seem to suggest otherwise

    http://www.reliabilityindex.com/

    Try entering your car, the Panda, the Matiz and your previous car Surprised me as well.

    Can start here too :-
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...able-cars.html

    The stats are quite reliable due to the provider.
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    Every time I overtake a Daewoo Matiz I laugh. 800cc engine LOL
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    (Original post by Jmzie-Coupe)
    Every time I overtake a Daewoo Matiz I laugh. 800cc engine LOL
    ... and what beast are you rocking, then?
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    (Original post by JC.)
    ... and what beast are you rocking, then?
    M3 lad.
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    I have a daewoo matiz, and it's perfect for me, top speed of 85 mph so not great for long motorway journeys but still capable, and it is nippyer than people think. I think most people are too speed focused, I easily get over 100 miles on £10 of petrol so that's a massive plus, as well as cheap insurance, 5 doors, 2 airbags, very easy to work on. But as someone else said, it's luck of the draw, whatever car you decide to buy, make sure it's not been thrashed, check the history and if it's been lowered or fake exhausts or anything then walk away. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Jmzie-Coupe)
    M3 lad.
    So, totally the same price bracket then... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by JC.)
    So, totally the same price bracket then... :rolleyes:
    Never said it was.
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    (Original post by Jmzie-Coupe)
    M3 lad.
    tiny penis then...
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    No I am sorry but it's way too much of an embarassing car.



    Springs to mind.
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    Why not a corsa/fiesta for a first car, they are both pretty decent superminis for first drivers. I drive a corsa 1.4 and it does have some grunt to it. Both have low tax and insurance, I paid 1500 for my first year on my corsa which I thought was a good price considering I was a 18 year old male.
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    tiny penis then...
    Much like your father. Your biological one that is.
 
 
 
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