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What car for my girlfriend?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Aliboy, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. Aliboy

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    My girlfriend is looking to get herself a decent second hand car in a price range of £8k max. She is looking for something that is small(ish), so no 5 doors please. It has to be good on fuel. (She has no preference to petrol or diesel). Comfy and with a little bit of oomph added as well. Oh, not forgetting that it has to have a wee bit of style in there too. Can anyone recommend something to get her thinking about as I have no idea :( All I can think about is a merc A class :eek: ;)
     
  2. L0rdMike

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    Yaris with the 1.4 D4D engine.

    Shes a girl so will love it cause its a Yaris and will get great mpg. ;)

    Dunno if you will find one in your price. so my whole post is pointless. :p
     
  3. Aliboy

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    She mentioned the Yaris on more than one occasion :D

    That's a good started for 10 ;)
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    E46 3 Series Coupe?
     
  5. L0rdMike

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    Bugone?
     
  6. cymatty

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    Fabia VRS, Mini cooper?
     
  7. Aliboy

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    Hmmm, I dunno about that one Fox. She likes the 'cuddly' look :D

    Nice car tho ;)
     
  8. xcessive

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    I'd recommend either a Mini Cooper (might be able to get a Cooper S if you're lucky) or a Mk6 Ford Fiesta Zetec S.
    Both cars have a bit of poke but the Mini had the cuddly factor.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    You'd need to be more than lucky to get a Cooper S for £8k but the regular Cooper is a sound suggestion.
     
  10. Sanchez

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    Kia Picanto Diesel! 60 MPG you know! lol :o

    Seriously though, How about one of the more powerful Ford Ka's? Something like 1.4 Collection? I think they even come with leather and A/C! Okay, maybe not that much umph but ticks all the other boxes!
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    They don't do a more powerful Ford Ka with the exception of the StreetKa and SportKa, the rest of them all have the godawful 1.3 Endura engine.
     
  12. Aliboy

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    Here's one ....

    linky

    You need to scroll down to the bottom to see it though.
     
  13. kitten_caboodle

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    I say Mini f-t-w :D
     
  14. Bigsy

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    Me and the girlfriend have been looking for a car for her for months and months, finally decided on a fabia vRs (although that will probably change tomorrow :rolleyes: )

    Built well, practical, looks good, 50+mpg, loads of go in it, and the right size for a woman ;)
     
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  15. Nozzer

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    I tried to get my girlfriend to test drive a Fabia...

    "No, it's a Skoda."

    :rolleyes: She bought a Corsa...