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Okay so I’m looking into first cars.
I’m going to university in Manchester, and I wanna be able to travel home to London in my car at a reasonable pace and time!
What cars would you suggest? Any specific reliable make or type?
I’m really clueless lol
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5072844
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5085792
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5084902
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5079348

Been asked quite a lot recently, might wanna check those and then try again if this isn't answered.
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(Original post by Lolaaxoxo)
Okay so I’m looking into first cars.
I’m going to university in Manchester, and I wanna be able to travel home to London in my car at a reasonable pace and time!
What cars would you suggest? Any specific reliable make or type?
I’m really clueless lol
Depends what you want from a car really. Most likely it'll be a smallish hatchback. Japanese brands are generally more reliable, but check details for the models you're looking at - all makes have their lemons.
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Pick something small and simple. The more complex the system, the more likely it will fail.
Any Japanese model in good shape (spares can be a bit expensive for the class), Fiesta or Fiat Panda MkII (type 169), the previous model-, simple suspension with cheap parts, simple and sturdy gasoline engines of better quality than in newer models and without issues caused by Euro 6 ECU maps.
Should do at least 190k miles without major problems.

Beware of newer turbocharged engines. They always give trouble sooner than oldschool designs and they are much more expensive to repair.
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