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5k Budget - Recommend me a car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by aquous, 17 Feb 2006.

  1. aquous

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

    Posts: 477

    Looking to get a second car for the missus, had it with the Ka :o . Now she's decided she wants something completely different, something like an E39 520i or similar.

    What other options are there for the budget (similar cars needed - lots of motorway miles to be covered, not really bothered about 0-60 performance or BHP). She'd be more happy with things like leather trim, AC, Cruise control, Climate Control etc etc :) Really want something that will give at least 30mpg and not break down constantly.

    Also, is it possible to get a decent example of the E39 for this budget ?
     
  2. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    530d?
     
  3. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Mk3 Mondeo Ghia X. Nice 2.0 diesel, get yourself a 2001-2002 age one.
     
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  4. aquous

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

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    Can you get them this cheap ? I though the x30d models generally tended to be on the higher side.
     
  5. aquous

    Gangster

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    Possibility, though she's just had a bad experience with the Ford (Ka) and isnt really too hot on the idea of a Mondeo.
     
  6. Mic

    Mobster

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    Location: Ireland

    To be honest im not completely sure, im not one for the price of cars, i seen 520i and i just thought, meh ill suggest a 530d lol
     
  7. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Loughborough

    Ka and Mondeo are the 2 extremes of Ford. Ka wasnt made for motorway miles, Mondeo is.
     
  8. NickXX

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 7,037

    You will not get a 530d for this money.
     
  9. NickXX

    Soldato

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    For £5k, you should be able to get an e39 520i's - they'll be early (I.e. non-facelift) and likely high mileage. They are BIG cars though, it will be a bit of a shock from a Ford Ka.
     
  10. Scottland

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: North Wales

    If you don't want Ford, then for your money you'll probably be looking at something French. C5, 406, Laguna etc.

    You'd also get a Passat for that money
     
  11. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

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    Yes.

    Fwiw, I paid £5k for my e38 728i Sport. Plenty of e39's for that money and, alot less.
     
  12. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    mk 3 mondeo ghia x seems the best idea here.

    Cheaper to run than the e39 too.