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    Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi 3dr
    £1,690
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    2002
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    Hatchback
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    38200 miles

    Blue, +++++++DEPOSIT TAKEN+++++++DRIVES BEAUTIFULLY ++LOW TAX & INSURANCE++ LOVELY CONDITION THROUGHOUT**LONG MOT**3 MONTHS WARRANTY**, Next MOT due 24/10/2014, 15" alloy wheels with locking bolts, Electric Pack - Corsa, CDR 2005 stereo radio/CD, Speed sensitive power steering, Central locking with deadlock, Tilt adjustable steering column, Sports front seats, Remote controls mounted on steering wheel, Engine immobiliser, Height adjustable driver's seat. Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi, Metallic blue, 3 door, 5 Speed, Hatchback, WARRANTED 38,201 miles, 2 previous owners, MOT til 24/10/2014, Just serviced, NEW tyres-done 1500 miles all round which are the same brand, VOSA verified 'WARRANTED' mileage, Colour coded bumpers, Colour coded door handles, Nice mint clean & tidy grey cloth interior trim, Digital trip computer, 4 Speed fan, CDR 2005 CD/Radio with code present, White dials, Driver airbag, Passenger airbag, 12v Power supply, Steering wheel controls, Front & rear head restraints, Electric door mirrors, Electric windows, Digital clock display, Locking fuel cap, Full size spare wheel with all tools present, 2 keys, Very tidy engine bay, 15" Alloys wheels, White side repeaters, Speed sensitive power steering, Anti lock braking, Folding rear seats for extra boot space, security parcel shelf, Folding mirrors, Front & rear fog lights, Rear seat belts. This car needs nothing & is an ideal FIRST CAR & RELIABLE RUNAROUND!!!! 1.2 engine with LOW INSURANCE, TAX & 45 MPG+ CAPABLE!!!!! Unmolested example, Good specification SXi trim, Factory immobilizer, Rear wiper, Rear heated screen & much more!!! HPi clear, Fully valeted. P/X welcome., £1,690


    seems like a bargain.
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    That doesn't seem like a bargain.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    That doesn't seem like a bargain.
    Cheapest deal I've seen around my area, but is that a good car to buy though?
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    Cheapest deal I've seen around my area, but is that a good car to buy though?
    Seems expensive for an old Corsa...

    You can get a mk2 ZR for half the price of that
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...l/zr?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...e/mg?logcode=p
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    Seems expensive for an old Corsa...

    You can get a mk2 ZR for half the price of that
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...l/zr?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...e/mg?logcode=p
    sorry but cars 1.4 and over are a bit too thirsty for me
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    sorry but cars 1.4 and over are a bit too thirsty for me
    It doesn't really make that much difference... It's about how you drive.

    I drive a 3 litre petrol BMW so don't talk to me about 1.4s being thirsty haha.

    Get a diesel if you want fuel efficiency you should be able to afford a diesel focus at that price.

    Corsa http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

    Focus http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ocus?logcode=p

    Civic
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi..._old?logcode=p

    Polo
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...esel?logcode=p

    Golf http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s/40?logcode=p
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    sorry but cars 1.4 and over are a bit too thirsty for me
    DOnt even know why Im even entertaining a response.... Any way, have you heard of freaking hybrids?

    Or the new VW's? The bluemotion golf 1.6 TDI is the most fuel efficient vehicle on the market (running on diesel/petrol/hybrid fuel)
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    It doesn't really make that much difference... It's about how you drive.

    I drive a 3 litre petrol BMW so don't talk to me about 1.4s being thirsty haha.

    Get a diesel if you want fuel efficiency you should be able to afford a diesel focus at that price.

    Corsa http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

    Focus http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ocus?logcode=p

    Civic
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi..._old?logcode=p

    Polo
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...esel?logcode=p

    Golf http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s/40?logcode=p
    I'm not after fuel efficiency just cheaper fuel basically, diesel is more expensive than petrol and those cars are more expensive to service.
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    I'm not after fuel efficiency just cheaper fuel basically, diesel is more expensive than petrol and those cars are more expensive to service.
    this makes no sense...
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    I'm not after fuel efficiency just cheaper fuel basically, diesel is more expensive than petrol and those cars are more expensive to service.
    Diesel is more expensive to buy but works out cheaper to run you'll go a lot further on a litre of diesel than petrol. Hence why people buy diesels...
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    (Original post by willp93)
    this makes no sense...
    diesel cars are more expensive and cost more to service, less fuel gets used but its more expensive than petrol. understand?
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    diesel cars are more expensive and cost more to service, less fuel gets used but its more expensive than petrol. understand?
    You make up the difference in fuel saved. My mums clio gets 70MPG. 70!!!

    The fuel is more expensive but you'll go a lot further on it. Say £10 gets you 60 miles in a petrol. That can probably get you 90 miles in a diesel.

    You have to do a lot of miles to make up the extra cost of buying the diesel engine in new cars but in second hand cars the difference isn't big. You'll easily save more in fuel than the extra cost.
    Diesels also hold their value longer and should be easier to sell. The servicing costs should be the same and the road tax will be lower most of the time.

    For example on the Corsa i linked. The diesel is £70 a year cheaper to tax and gets an extra 20MPG
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    diesel cars are more expensive and cost more to service, less fuel gets used but its more expensive than petrol. understand?
    facetious much?
    you implied you dont care how efficient the fuel is, just the cost per litre. this is a ridiculous stance.
    example - a new fuel costs £100/litre but has an infinite mpg. what you said implies you would get a petrol car because it has cheaper fuel. a nonsense argument...
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    Next MOT is in October... Not long to go, and sounds as if the car is already on the verge of falling apart. If I were you, I would get look at a car with at least 12 months MOT.
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    (Original post by Butterfly92)
    Next MOT is in October... Not long to go, and sounds as if the car is already on the verge of falling apart. If I were you, I would get look at a car with at least 12 months MOT.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...us/5?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/2?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1500?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1-3l?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...us/5?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...us/5?logcode=p

    Those are the best that I can find around my area, camoxide which ones do you think are worth it?
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    1. Automatic
    2. Old Fiesta, get a newer one
    3. Unreliable
    4. Unreliable
    5 Seems okay
    6 Still seems expensive for a Corsa.


    You can't only be willing to travel 5 miles to get a car... You've got to go far to get a good deal. I traveled 150 miles to get my current car.
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    Cheapest deal I've seen around my area, but is that a good car to buy though?


    Yeah, it really depends on the area. That's quite cheap for my area as well considering the low milage. The only issue I have, is it hasn't got a full service history (unless I skipped that in the long description) I'd rather go for one with a full service history tbh.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    It doesn't really make that much difference... It's about how you drive.

    I drive a 3 litre petrol BMW so don't talk to me about 1.4s being thirsty haha.

    Get a diesel if you want fuel efficiency you should be able to afford a diesel focus at that price.

    Corsa http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

    Focus http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ocus?logcode=p

    Civic
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi..._old?logcode=p

    Polo
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...esel?logcode=p

    Golf http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s/40?logcode=p


    114,000 miles for the Corsa seems a bit much though, :/ I wouldn't really want to go above 80000
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    (Original post by TolerantBeing)
    114,000 miles for the Corsa seems a bit much though, :/ I wouldn't really want to go above 80000
    It's a diesel.

    Plus buy on condition not millage.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    1. Automatic
    2. Old Fiesta, get a newer one
    3. Unreliable
    4. Unreliable
    5 Seems okay
    6 Still seems expensive for a Corsa.


    You can't only be willing to travel 5 miles to get a car... You've got to go far to get a good deal. I traveled 150 miles to get my current car.

    why is the third one unreliable?
 
 
 
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