Cheap New Car!

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  • Cheap New Car!
  • We have to buy a family car quickly.

    Any recommendations for a family with 3 young kids.

    Something cheap & reliable. Not bothered about posh brands.

    Thanks,

    dooosuk
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    How cheap is cheap. If you want useful advice you’re going to have to give more specifics.

    Jamie
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    What sort of size at least? Age?

    tron
    Member

    Passat or Mondeo. I suspect the Passat will hold it’s money better.

    Spongebob
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    Honda Jazz 1.4ES is a great car. Hold’s it’s value superbly.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Vauxhall Zafira, much cheapness for a big, reliable family lump.

    Focus, Mondeo, CMax

    More information: We have been all squeezing into an A140 for the past 9 years so anything bigger than that is going to be a bonus. We want more room but the wife would freak out at thethought of driving a Galaxy size car.

    As a family we only drive about 8000 or less a year.

    We are currently looking at the 7 seat KIA Carens but not being a ‘car person’ I’d be interested Omani alternaives.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Honda FRV?

    And tell the wife to WTFU. Driving big cars is a piece of p*ss once you get used to it.

    Kia/hyundai – shockingly bad cars, but the mechanicals will outlive just about anything, and are quite cheep to fix.

    Horrible, horrible, horible cars though, both to drive and to look at.

    Surf-Mat
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    If under £4k – a Focus every time.

    If on a really tight budget (sub £1k) – something Jap or German like an old Golf or Civic.

    5lab
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    Multipla? meant to be pretty reliable

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Mool tee plaa

    JulianA
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    Passat 1.9TDI estate R reg onwards from Autotrader? Skoda Ocatavia estate diesel (avoid the ex-taxis though – gonna be high mileage)?

    Jimbo
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    Kia/hyundai – shockingly bad cars…

    Used to be. Not any more. Most of what they make is on-a-par with the competition, and in any areas, better.

    hora
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    Premier Icon allyharp
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    And tell the wife to WTFU. Driving big cars is a piece of p*ss once you get used to it.

    Don’t bother please, the less oversized cars we have on the road the better. Thanks 😀

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Doesn’t get much cheaper than the Chevrolet Cruze. Chevy sale on at the moment, from £9995 otr with 5 years/100000 mile warranty, 5 years servicing 😉

    Another vote for the Multipla…6 seats but no longer than a normal hatchback.

    Or if you want to stay small, we just bought a Ford Fusion, basically a Fiesta estate. 53 reg Fusion 2 with 50k, well equipped, cost us £2300. Cheaper than the Fiesta as its not as popular. Roomy in the back and a decent boot.

    hora
    Member

    Hang on. No one has said Berlingo. It’ll be a slight culture shock for a short while. Then you’ll love the utilitarianism of it.

    That’d be my choice if I was in your situation.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Don’t bother please, the less oversized cars we have on the road the better. Thanks

    Good point.

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