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In the hunt for a £6k

Discussion in 'Motors' started by cheets64, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. cheets64

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    Somthing with 3 doors, either 1.8 / 2.0 for £6,000

    Had my eye on a 2002 02 FORD FOCUS 2.0 Zetec for £6k with 50,000 Miles. How are the engines on the Focus.

    I want somthing that will be fun to drive, I only do about 6,000 miles a year. Got 2 years NCB
     
  2. manc

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    Integra type R around a R reg with low miles or S/T reg high miles - great fun :D
     
  3. cymatty

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    Clio 172 thread closed.
     
  4. cheets64

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    I drove a Clio about 3 years ago and i hated the light steering.
     
  5. cymatty

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    172 shouldnt suffer this problem
     
  6. TripleT

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    How old are you for insurance sake?

    What other criteria do you have apart from being fun?

    Could start listing lots of silly jap turbo's but I'm guessing if you're looking at a Focus that isn't what you're after...?
     
  7. cheets64

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    23 in April

    I thought about a Jap turbo sports car but if it broke I could never afford to fix it.
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Focus is an excellent car, 2.0 engine is good.
     
  9. cheets64

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    PEUGEOT 206 2.0 GTi 31,000 £6k

    The Seat Leon Curpa looks nice but there is hardly any around my area.

    Im just really looking for the best overall "hothatch"
     
  10. cymatty

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    Clio 172 cup is the best current hot hatch you can buy simple. :)
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Then you want a Clio 172.
     
  12. panthro

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    yep. you can get a decent 172 for that price.
     
  13. cheets64

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    Well I will have to test drive a 172 then.
     
  14. cymatty

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    See if you can get a cup in your price band. :)
     
  15. TripleT

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    172 is a very good choice :)

    If you're looking at 206 gti's why not look at it's bigger manlier brother - the 306 GTi6 ;)

    OT - Ah your the same age as me, what school/college did you go to?
     
  16. Tesla

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    Please for the love of god do not even consider a 206. Horrid pieces of junk.
     
  17. Ev0

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    "normal" newer clios have very light naff steering imho. Although saying that they do what they are designed to very well, and that's to be a small town car so the lgith steering gives it great mobility.

    However as with most sporty Renaults the 172 has better, less assited steering. It's always been praised for the steering feedback unlike some other hatches.

    My old 19 was the same, steering was assited but you'd only really notice when moving v slowly or parking, even then it was quite heavy.
     
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  18. Firestar_3x

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    Depends, the variable rate in my clio is ok tbh, it does go light round the corners sometimes but at 80mph its heavy enough, round town its nice and light as you would want.
     
  19. Ev0

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    Could be the case, I've not driven one above 60, mostly just around town. Was ever so light which was quite nice for town driving.
     
  20. Axeboy

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    Integra Type R

    As said at the beginning.

    Something a bit more special for the money.