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#772719 - 27th Feb 2013 8:32pm New car advice!
paulph Offline
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Registered: 21st Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Loc: wirral
Hi,

Just split with my girlfriend of 20 years and moved back to wallasey. Never had my own insurance as always used company inurance but now need my own car.

As no job now, I'm looking to spend about 1,500 for the car, any ideas??

Thanks for any advice.
P

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#772766 - 27th Feb 2013 9:51pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
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Registered: 21st Jul 2009
Posts: 1453
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stick to a small engine and low spec to keep the cost down corsa or clio

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#772786 - 27th Feb 2013 10:16pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
Fireblade Offline
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Registered: 13th Apr 2011
Posts: 278
Loc: Oxton
Fiat Punto,suppose to be one of the cheapest to insure..,;-))

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#772825 - 28th Feb 2013 8:37am Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
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Registered: 14th Jan 2013
Posts: 196
Loc: Wirral
I would get a few quotes on line
Pick some cars you like off auto trader or eBay and use the reg numbers for a factual quote
You will find ford focus cars value for moneyb

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#772921 - 28th Feb 2013 4:17pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
paulph Offline
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Registered: 21st Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Loc: wirral
Thanks, will have a look!

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#772944 - 28th Feb 2013 5:13pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
turnip Offline
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Registered: 15th Dec 2011
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Get something Japanese. They're usually more reliable.

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#772964 - 28th Feb 2013 6:04pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
ickymicky Offline
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Registered: 17th Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Loc: Birkenhead
Get a quote on insurance before you commit to buying.
Check out cost of tax (I'm stung for 200 every year!)
Consider the condition the car is in, how much work it will need over the coming years in order to pass it's MOT.

If I'm recommending I'd say get a classic mini. Nice cheap insurance, not too bad on tax, only downside is it might need work to pass it's MOT each year (or if you're tall it might be too small!)

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#772981 - 28th Feb 2013 6:42pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
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Registered: 1st Dec 2010
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mini has to be the most overpriced car you could pick!!

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#773045 - 28th Feb 2013 8:32pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
paulph Offline
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Registered: 21st Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Loc: wirral
yeah, very tall so mini might not be too good lol.

Always had audi or merc company cars so this is strange as i have to pay myself.

I do fancy a cleo or corsa and seen a few on seaview road (is it wallasey car sales?)

Thanks for your input, much appreciated!

P

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#773183 - 1st Mar 2013 11:29am Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
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Registered: 18th Mar 2009
Posts: 200
Loc: Woodchurch
Hi P
I may get rubbished for this but why dont you look at a Rover 75 or even the MGZT version.
You get a lot of car for very little money and if you go for the sporty version they are quite nippy.
I have a 1.8 Turbo and it goes like stink but inside you get all the luxury of your Mercs or Audis and dont believe the rubbish that there are no parts cos there are plenty if needed.
I also find my insurance is cheap just don't go for the V8 version cos you will get me jealous

Steve

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#773201 - 1st Mar 2013 12:51pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
pokerchamp Offline
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Registered: 29th Aug 2011
Posts: 820
Loc: wallasey
iv'e had a couple of rover 75 and they are nothing but trouble!!!they have clutch problems which seemingly are very common on them!and theyr'e not easy to fix as its all hydroulics on them,cost a bomb to get fixed.

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#773253 - 1st Mar 2013 4:23pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
paulph Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 21st Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Loc: wirral
Did look at a rover 75 v6 estate in Birkenhead earlier in the week! When you have no job it's such a decision! Once again thanks for your advice.

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#773433 - 2nd Mar 2013 12:21am Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
jpharrison Offline
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Registered: 7th Dec 2011
Posts: 497
Loc: Oxton, Wirral
Will be the first here to say, sorry to hear you split

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#773540 - 2nd Mar 2013 3:09pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
paulph Offline
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Registered: 21st Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Loc: wirral
cheers :-)

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#773641 - 2nd Mar 2013 9:04pm Re: New car advice! [Re: paulph]
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I would only buy Jap at that price. Anything else is likely to cost allot in repairs.

Old Honda civic or something
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