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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    There are plenty of nice cars to choose from. Make sure you do the homework. Ring all the insurance companies and get a rough estimate. If you are hauling your family around, get a 2004-2008 Mazda 6 estate. It's a great car, handles well, gets decent mileage.
    thank you ill look into it
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    (Original post by JazzMc)
    thank you ill look into it
    Happy shopping
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    I own a 2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.2L

    It's a nice car I love it but they do have their issues which im still sorting after 2 years of owning it, as Fiat goes: Fix It Again Tomorrow
    In US we say it, fix it again tonny
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    I own a 2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.2L

    It's a nice car I love it but they do have their issues which im still sorting after 2 years of owning it, as Fiat goes: Fix It Again Tomorrow
    Omg I can totally relate. My first car back in the day was a fiat punto. Never again. Put it this way, I should have been on first name terms with the bloke from the AA.
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    (Original post by JazzMc)
    not too expensive just something to help me get around
    Look at the What Car? or Honest John online reviews - beeter than going on TSR opinions.

    For a first car something small like a Skoda Citigo or VW Up! is probaby sensible. There is 0% finance on offer out there so worth considering.

    If you are buying new then get it before April if you can as the new Road Tax rules come in ...
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    Consider a golf or the focus but I think the older versions look better than the brand new versions. If you can stretch ur budget by waiting a bit longer then you should consider a bmw one series or Mercedes AMG A180 lol(Aclass)😍


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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Omg I can totally relate. My first car back in the day was a fiat punto. Never again. Put it this way, I should have been on first name terms with the bloke from the AA.
    Like I love it, it's a good hatchback with a lot of space but the electrical issues aren't funny and expensive as well a snapped gear selector, LIKE CMON. First time I ever got it towed away.
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    Like I love it, it's a good hatchback with a lot of space but the electrical issues aren't funny and expensive as well a snapped gear selector, LIKE CMON. First time I ever got it towed away.
    You should have seen mine- at one point the ecu blew up and took the coil packs with it.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    You should have seen mine- at one point the ecu blew up and took the coil packs with it.
    What year and what mileage?
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    What year and what mileage?
    It was w reg, and had done about 60,000 miles.
    This was 6/7 years ago now though.
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    Finance has been something I've been looking into for a while. You can easily get a Seat Ibiza which is a great small car for less than 120 a month
    Yeah I drove a Seat Ibiza for 3 years, interior is basic but they're really easy to drive!
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    It was w reg, and had done about 60,000 miles.
    This was 6/7 years ago now though.
    W reg? That's ancient, at least mine is 2007, hopefully I dont have to worry with the issues that you have with the more updated car

    (Original post by sh9)
    Yeah I drove a Seat Ibiza for 3 years, interior is basic but they're really easy to drive!
    Yeah you can get a 66 reg, will come up to 17 reg soon for like 120 a month, may have to pay a bit more for a better engine but the trim is an SE Technology which is mid spec with the upgraded infotainment, and since Seat is VW, most of the car is VW.
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    A K11 Nissan Micra 1l preferably from between 1994 to 1999. Spend £400-600 on it and run it until rust kills it.
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    W reg? That's ancient, at least mine is 2007, hopefully I dont have to worry with the issues that you have with the more updated car



    Yeah you can get a 66 reg, will come up to 17 reg soon for like 120 a month, may have to pay a bit more for a better engine but the trim is an SE Technology which is mid spec with the upgraded infotainment, and since Seat is VW, most of the car is VW.
    To be fair, it was nearly 7 years ago that I owned the punto and had all these troubles, so it would be around about the same sort of age that yours is now when I was having all the problems with it.
    I only kept it 6 months it was that troublesome.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    A K11 Nissan Micra 1l preferably from between 1994 to 1999. Spend £400-600 on it and run it until rust kills it.
    I had one of those a few years ago (a 2000 reg). It was my 2nd car. Them things are bomb proof.
    Just got a 16 plate micra- I'm hoping that this one proves just as reliable.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    I had one of those a few years ago (a 2000 reg). It was my 2nd car. Them things are bomb proof.
    Just got a 16 plate micra- I'm hoping that this one proves just as reliable.
    You've just missed out, definitely chose the wrong time to get a Micra, they are releasing a new model later this year which looks stunning
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    I had one of those a few years ago (a 2000 reg). It was my 2nd car. Them things are bomb proof.
    Just got a 16 plate micra- I'm hoping that this one proves just as reliable.
    Nissan aren't quite the same company they were in the mid-nineties. Once their ties with Renault started their cars went down hill. One of the reasons I recommend up to a '99 model because although you faired well with yours, they weren't as well built as the years before then. And the model you've bought was built in India rather than at the renowned Sunderland plant.

    I drove an auto version of the newer Micra as a rental car in Australia in 2015. I'd say it was the worst car I've ever driven. I only had it 2 days so can't comment on reliability but for driving dynamics and that auto gearbox! I spent the weekend wishing a kangaroo would leap in front of me!

    Modern cars are pretty much all reliable these days though.
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    (Original post by JazzMc)
    Been driving for 2-3 years now using the family car and getting my own car which car would you suggest?
    Toyota Aygo is great to drive around havent had it for long but its a good little car so far
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    you should buy a green toyota yaris made in 2011
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    You've just missed out, definitely chose the wrong time to get a Micra, they are releasing a new model later this year which looks stunning
    I know they are releasing the new model.
    The thing that put me off is that its quite pricey. I know it will be the brand new shape out and all that, but its still quite pricey. Plus i couldnt really be arsed to wait that long- i wanted to get a new car of some description sooner rather than later (didnt really help that the clutch was on its way out on my old car and i didnt want to pay out for that if im about to trade it in and get something else soon).
    The one ive got was a bargain- it was a mega good model (with sat nav, reversing sensors, a parallel park thing etc with all the bits chucked at it such as blacked out windows etc. It had also done 1200 miles which it decent for a 10 month old car.
 
 
 
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