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  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:18:14
    My car was recently written off, but still roadworthy, so I'm getting through a cheque for around 1,300. So combined with the scrappage scheme, that'll give me close to 3.5k for a deposit.

    Looking to get a new car anywhere between 6-9k or so.

    I know absolutely fuck all about cars. I'm one of those horrible 'if it goes from a to b then it's a car and that's the end of it' wankers that people hate, so I've no idea what to look for.
  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 09:26:07 37,704 posts
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    What is you most important requirement - cheap to run? Goood fuel economy? Fast? Practical?
  • Nasty 2 Oct 2009 09:35:34 4,790 posts
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    Kia Pro Cee'd. 7 Year Warranty. Drives Nice. Cheap. Not Ugly.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:37:59
    JuanKerr wrote:
    What is you most important requirement - cheap to run? Goood fuel economy? Fast? Practical?

    Yeah, those.
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:40:46 13,213 posts
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    If your car has been written off by the insurance company, then I suspect it'll no longer qualify for the scrappage scheme.

    To use the scheme, you need to be able to provide the dealer with a valid MOT, and the Registration document, the latter of which you may not have if the vehicle has been written off.
  • Spydez Staff 2 Oct 2009 09:41:00 25 posts
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    Fiat 500 - 7900 OTR
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:44:21 13,213 posts
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    If you want something nippy and economical for town, that loaded with extras, we've just bought a Hyundai i10 under scrappage. Top of the range, loaded with stuff for 6,800 after the 2k is taken into account.

    Nippy as anything, best part of 60mpg if you don't drive like a loon, insurance group 2, 35/year road tax.

    Does everything we want it to.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:44:40
    boo wrote:
    If your car has been written off by the insurance company, then I suspect it'll no longer qualify for the scrappage scheme.

    To use the scheme, you need to be able to provide the dealer with a valid MOT, and the Registration document, the latter of which you may not have if the vehicle has been written off.

    It hasn't been fully written off - they're effectively just giving me a cheque for damages. I keep ownership of the vehicle.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:45:05
    Second hand Focus is my suggestion. Cheap to run, practical and they are surprisingly fun to drive.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:48:03
    Can't do scrappage scheme for a second-hand vehicle, so I'm definitely looking for new.
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 09:50:20 89,022 posts
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  • craigy Staff 2 Oct 2009 09:52:42 9,158 posts
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    Ford Foooocusssss.
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 09:53:13 89,022 posts
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  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 09:57:27
    Gremmi wrote:
    Can't do scrappage scheme for a second-hand vehicle, so I'm definitely looking for new.

    New Focus then. :)
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:57:50 13,213 posts
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    Go and visit whatcar.com.com. They have video reviews of tons of cars. Helped no end when we were looking for a new one.
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:59:08 13,213 posts
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    Focus starts at about 14k, so might be a bit pricey.
  • BadDevotions 2 Oct 2009 10:00:19 554 posts
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    fuck getting a car - blow it on a Yamaha R1 or something else equally bonkers. :D
  • smoothpete 2 Oct 2009 10:02:54 34,112 posts
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    Bloodkult wrote:
    Swift Sport
    +1 for the swift but I think the Sport would push it over the budget
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 10:03:02 89,022 posts
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  • PatrickEwing 2 Oct 2009 10:03:48 2,318 posts
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo for 9,000 under scrappage. However if it's just a car to you, I would second a Hyundai i10 or i20, or maybe a Fiat Panda
  • Hunam 2 Oct 2009 10:05:32 20,676 posts
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    Make sure it has cup holders.
  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 10:06:31 37,704 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Fiat Panda

    Good choice.
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 10:07:17 89,022 posts
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  • andyc1980 2 Oct 2009 10:11:11 1,620 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    Can't do scrappage scheme for a second-hand vehicle, so I'm definitely looking for new.
    if u have a carcraft near u they give a minimum part ex of around 2k towards a used car instead of scrappage give them a call find out
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 10:14:05 13,213 posts
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    We picked up our new Ford last Saturday, and the dealer said the same thing - they're offering 2k part-ex from the off, on used cars.
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