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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 36,209 posts
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    What is you most important requirement - cheap to run? Goood fuel economy? Fast? Practical?
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 09:32:36 43,321 posts
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    Mazda 3.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Nasty 2 Oct 2009 09:35:34 4,741 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 11,706 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.

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  • Spydez 2 Oct 2009 09:41:00 25 posts
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    Fiat 500 - £7900 OTR
  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:44:21 11,706 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.

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  • 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.
  • Maturin 2 Oct 2009 09:45:05 2,892 posts
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    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 77,484 posts
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    It's time for that CitroŽn DS.

    ed: aw.

    Get a bloody focus then.

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  • craigy Staff 2 Oct 2009 09:52:42 7,542 posts
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    Ford Foooocusssss.
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 09:53:13 77,484 posts
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    Or a Honda Civic.

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  • Maturin 2 Oct 2009 09:57:27 2,892 posts
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    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 11,706 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.

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  • boo 2 Oct 2009 09:59:08 11,706 posts
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    Focus starts at about £14k, so might be a bit pricey.

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  • BadDevotions 2 Oct 2009 10:00:19 405 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 31,371 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 77,484 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Focus starts at about £14k, so might be a bit pricey.
    So does the civic.

    And gremmi on a mental bike would only result in a post about losing both arms.

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  • PatrickEwing 2 Oct 2009 10:03:48 2,127 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 20,674 posts
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    Make sure it has cup holders.
  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 10:06:31 36,209 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Fiat Panda

    Good choice.
  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 10:07:17 77,484 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    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
    Romeos just break down a lot. Better to go for something japanese and indestructible. Just not a mitsi.

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  • Dirtbox 2 Oct 2009 10:10:47 77,484 posts
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    Spydez wrote:
    Fiat 500 - £7900 OTR
    Actually this is a great car for the money. It's got an ugly bum, but for that price who gives a shit.

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  • andyc1980 2 Oct 2009 10:11:11 1,091 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 11,706 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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