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  • mcmonkeyplc 2 Oct 2009 11:40:45 39,458 posts
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    Ah, my bad.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 11:41:03
    I want a mini.

    DAMN THESE CHOICES
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 11:42:56
    Maturin wrote:
    Second hand Focus is my suggestion. Cheap to run, practical and they are surprisingly fun to drive.

    I concur.
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 11:44:01 44,321 posts
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    Mini from 8950.

    HA: scrappage scheme is new cars only. Again.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • bunglebonce 2 Oct 2009 11:44:13 2,135 posts
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    I'm looking at something a little more fun than my first car (1999 1L Polo) when I'm due to replace it at the turn of the year. By fun I mean something that will let me accelerate (or even keep the same speed) up a hill.

    I've always fancied Celicas but the 2.0 would be out of budget insurance-wise. An alternative I'm looking at is a 1.6 Hyundai Coupe, probably made 2001-2. I can't decide whether or not I like the look of the older or newer design, but the 1.6SE has a leather interior that looks swish. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with one?

    PSN ID: erniewhatbert

  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 11:45:50 44,321 posts
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    The Hyundai looks faster than it is, but is well screwed together and feels good inside.

    Heavy old car though.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 11:46:18 36,263 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:
    An alternative I'm looking at is a 1.6 Hyundai Coupe, probably made 2001-2. I can't decide whether or not I like the look of the older or newer design, but the 1.6SE has a leather interior that looks swish. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with one?

    Are you talking about the prettier face-lifted model?
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 11:51:35
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Mini from 8950.

    HA: scrappage scheme is new cars only. Again.

    Ha sorry, I read half of the first page then quoted. What can I say? I'm bone idle.
  • bunglebonce 2 Oct 2009 12:05:28 2,135 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    The Hyundai looks faster than it is, but is well screwed together and feels good inside.

    I can live with that.


    Heavy old car though.

    the residuals are appalling

    totally gutless and the size of a battle ship

    Oh.

    I guess anything looks better than a 60bhp Polo, but at least my current car is super-reliable.

    /knows sod all about cars too

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  • bunglebonce 2 Oct 2009 12:07:00 2,135 posts
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    JK, the prettier, face-lifted model will be too new for me, I'll only have a budget of 2.5-3k.

    PSN ID: erniewhatbert

  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:07:44 44,321 posts
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    ALFA GTV!

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 12:10:02 36,263 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:
    JK, the prettier, face-lifted model will be too new for me, I'll only have a budget of 2.5-3k.

    BAM!
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:10:22 44,321 posts
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    BLAM!

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:10:51 44,321 posts
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    Mine's sexier :p

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 12:11:37 36,263 posts
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    True, but:

    TWAT!
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:12:24 44,321 posts
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    SHIT! DID YOU SEE THAT !?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • bunglebonce 2 Oct 2009 12:13:15 2,135 posts
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    Woosh. I'll check the usual insurers, but I'm just turning 25 and only got a licence last year, so the two litre engines might be too much.

    PSN ID: erniewhatbert

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 12:13:31 36,263 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Are there any Skodas worth recommending nowadays? Dodgy badge but awesome innards for your money

    BOOF!
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:14:16 44,321 posts
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    bunglem, that last one has a 3 litre V6. From experience I can tell you it goes like stink and sounds like GOD.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Salaman 2 Oct 2009 12:15:08 19,093 posts
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    I'd say for that price for a new car. Get an Aygo if you really don't give too hoots about what you drive.

    If you want to look funky and cool and whatnot. Fiat 500. But you didn't care.

    Anyway. Can your fiat 500 do this?
  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:16:25 44,321 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    Are there any Skodas worth recommending nowadays? Dodgy badge but awesome innards for your money

    BOOF!
    So, what you're saying is, no.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 12:18:02 36,263 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    Are there any Skodas worth recommending nowadays? Dodgy badge but awesome innards for your money

    BOOF!
    So, what you're saying is, no.

    The Fabia vrs is a great little car you ignoramus.
  • localnotail 2 Oct 2009 12:19:40 23,093 posts
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    /prepares to be laughed at

    I was going to buy a new car in June when my old Polo died, but then my mate bought me a bike, and I realised I didn't really need a car and couldn't actually afford it. All my research on the matter led me to seriously consider getting a Skoda Fabia if I was going for a mini. It came down to 5,995 with the scrappage scheme, and it has pretty good reviews, and is surprisingly roomy.

    Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I recall the scrappage scheme requires a valid MOT, or one that has only expired in the previous 2 weeks or so. Is that so with your car if it's been almost written off? Sorry if I've missed the bit where you said it has one.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:20:21 44,321 posts
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    Not sorry enough :p

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 2 Oct 2009 12:20:47 44,321 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    Are there any Skodas worth recommending nowadays? Dodgy badge but awesome innards for your money

    BOOF!
    So, what you're saying is, no.

    The Fabia vrs is a great little car you ignoramus.
    It is if you like AIDS :p

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 2 Oct 2009 12:21:42 36,263 posts
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    Did you not like it when you test drove it then?

    Oh, that's right, YOU'VE NEVER DRIVEN ONE.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2009 12:21:50
    It's written off but still road worthy - it's cosmetic damage that exceeds the value of the car.

    So they've sent me a cheque for around 1,300 and told me I can keep the car. I have full ownership, registration, MOT etc etc.
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