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What new car? 5-7k?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Unlight, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. Unlight

    Wise Guy

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    Ok, what sort of car can I be looking at for 5-7k.

    Preferably something with decent fuel economy, dont care whether its petrol or diesel. Something nice looking would be great.

    Insurance MUST be under Group 10... anyone?
     
  2. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    1.25 Poverty spec fiesta? :p
     
  3. jamoor

    Sgarrista

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    If it must be new, then take a look at Hyundai, as I am assuming you want a new one due to a decent warranty and peace of mind.
     
  4. Unlight

    Wise Guy

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    Oops sorry, I dont mean brand new.. I meant used :)

    What are these Mondeo TDCI engines like?
     
  5. jamoor

    Sgarrista

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    Good, I have one and its excellent. Pulls well, reasonable economy and cheap servicing.
     
  6. jamoor

    Sgarrista

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  7. triggerthat

    Soldato

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    lol. Gets my vote. :p
     
  8. tzang

    Wise Guy

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    1.2 Corsa SXi for the win! :p

    Focus Ghia would be a good choice, plenty to choose from at this day and age. Mondeo would be nice but the popular top spec Ghia X would be outside your insurance group requirements though.
     
  9. v0n

    Sgarrista

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    Almera 1.8 SE, plenty of kit and pretty decent engine. Plenty of deals around and you will stuggle to do better on this side of Focus.
     
  10. Unlight

    Wise Guy

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    That Mondeo Ghia X is absolutely lovely!

    What insurance group is it??
     
  11. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    2.0 Ghia X is Grp 11.
    2.5 V6 Ghia X is Grp 15.
     
  12. Unlight

    Wise Guy

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    Group 11 isnt so bad... interesting!
     
  13. triggerthat

    Soldato

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    That sort of price if it was me: Golf TDI.
     
  14. wez130

    Capodecina

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    addictive :D

    go for the 130bhp mondeo TDCi, 243ft/lb torque, it pulls like a train :)
     
  15. dean_ham

    Hitman

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    Location: S.Wales

    Yea buy mine off me :)
     
  16. Unlight

    Wise Guy

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    Well, Ive been looking around, and have decided that I could extend my budget as I have a 5k trade in.

    Saw a 04 plate Golf GT TDI, 5 Door, Climate Control, Full Leather heated seats, 18" GTI alloys, all mint etc etc for £13k.

    Sound like a good car/deal?
     
  17. noob

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    If you're spending that money get a 330D
     
  18. Scrutinize

    Sgarrista

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    There are better cars for the money though the golf is nice. Really its down to what you like, can afford to run and want. Your probably not far off a ex demo octavia vrs (new model).
     
  19. triggerthat

    Soldato

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    Sounds nice but the price tag doesn't. For that sort of cash, 330D definitely!
     
  20. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    If it must be below group 10 then how about a 2.0 Focus Ghia/Zetec?