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Car idea please #175367
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I have a plan of attack concerning getting a new vechicle.

1. Buy a cheapish runaround car
2. Sell the Astra
3. Buy a Classic type 2 bay window VW campervan/microbus.

Just need a few ideas of what run around I could get, I have a bit of a needs and wants list.
  • Needs to be atleast an L reg to keep private reg.
  • Needs to be reliable.
  • Needs to be be cheapish to purchase, run and insure.
  • Would like it to be something fun and exciting to drive.
  • Would like it to be pleasing to the eye.
  • Would like something that would complient the camper.


thanks guys, Being a VX owner I can only think corsa.

autotrader or similar examples would be appreiceated.



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Re: Car idea please [Re: Waddi] #175380
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i'm sure stuy will agree... even a standard 180/200sx would tick all those boxes... look great, plenty of grunt in both, very reliable, cheap, fairly cheap to insure for someone like urself, definitely more appealing than a camper

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EDIT - just realised u got kids (i think)

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Yes I have 2 young daughters, Both under 2. So was looking to get a bigger car then the astra so that the double pram and the shopping fit in at the same time, lol, and I've always wanted a VW camper.


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keep the astra, I like it

just buy the damn campervan man!


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Re: Car idea please [Re: BMW Joe] #175449
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I need the capital from the Sale of the astra to be able to afford the camper


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if you valve your kids lives, i suggest you get a modern people carrier mate


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Its only the front of them thats dangerous aint it? with there being no engine bay, crumple zones etc to protect you.


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zafira maybe? keep the wheels from ur astra n slam them on it lol

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my astra is 4 stud and Zafs are 5 stud


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bang goes that idea then lol

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and I cant go on holiday in a people carrier.


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