- Continued car hunting.
Never had one (or driven one) but how good is that going to be for taking a bike or two?
They get a good review but you probably pay a premium for the Audi badge.
Also sensible cars are boring!! Man maths made me trade in a 1.8 Celica that was doing nearly 40mpg for a 4.2, V8 supercharged Jag – maybe not the best person to give advice!! Then again I’ve got a transit crew cab for biking and camping duties…Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the input.
Steve – wife needs to drive it to pick me up from pub/fun places so it has to be that kinda size.
hora – good point. Not a massive fan of older Polo’s though.
DBW – diesels are pretty hard to get hold of and i reckon with our small mileage the Petrol is the one to go for.Posted 5 years agotronMember
I had a nosy at the A2. They’re rare as hen’s teeth, expensive to buy, and made out of aluminium and so expensive to fix if they get bumped. They also sell very quickly.
The Ibiza TDIs are capable of 60-70mpg economy and don’t change hands for such a high premium as the A2 or Polo TDI. And they are pretty plentiful so there’s lot of choice. The 1.4 TDI is the same 3cyl as the A3, the 1.9TDI is the same as the older Golfs. And the shell / mechanicals are Polo based.Posted 5 years agosidders34Member
We owned an A2 for 3 years as a second car.
They are a really good car, ours was the 1.6 which was surprisingly nippy, we had a few probles
Ms with snapped coil springs on the front but other that nothing went wrong.
The back seats fold flat and can be removed, my bike went in but had to remove both wheels.
Bad points are the ride, rock hard, ours was the se, god knows how bad the sport would be. The rear visibility is poor due to the spoiler and when stationary at lights the wiper rocks the whole car. It did have the bose stereo which was fantastic, oh and it revs quite high on the motorway and is noisy. Rear legroom was better than most mid size cars
We only sold it because the resale value was good and the price of saab convertibles dropped when they went bust, which made them affordable for usPosted 5 years agostevemtbMember
If you’re not overly bothered just trawl round the garages and pick what you can get the best deal on.
That size of car I’d be looking at a swift (would be the first one I’d test) or panda, had a panda courtesy car and it was ok for the bike. Probably get a much newer one for the same price as the A2. Yaris probably worth a look too.
My sister had an Ibiza for years. Was a really nice wee car but the road noise was horrific. Helped with new tyres but wasn’t a great place to spend a lot of time.
As long as its just a tool the Korean (Hyundai and Kia especially) are well worth a look and will probably still have warranty.
Berlingo isn’t a huge mpv and is great for shifting bikes too if your missus would be happy driving them.
Or get a tandem and she can cycle to pick you up!!Posted 5 years ago
Or get a tandem and she can cycle to pick you up!!
We actually have one…
Thanks all for the input. Casting the net to all of the above suggestions. + Merc A-Class, i hear you can remove rear seats and make it into a wee van. I still have hundreds of trips to the local tip to do over the next few years so that would be a good feature.Posted 5 years agoEdukatorMember
I went to the Renault dealers this afternooon to have a look at/get quote for a Dacia Lodgy (silly cheap). My independant garage owning friend has given Dacias a thumbs up, my mates that have reliable Dacias and Madame loved it. Can anyone come up with a good reason not to buy the fugly thing?Posted 5 years agojuanMember
Buy a Dacia edukator you know you want to. They are cheap and realiable because they use well proven design. My car mecanics recommend them highly mainly because they are less faf to work on and therefore service bills are cheap.Posted 5 years ago
If I was to buy a new car this is what I will buy, no useless gadjet, no fancy part you don’t need just the plain old basics.
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