- everyday fun/exciting car for 1500 stirlings…
I’m bored of my 14 year old Micra with 30000 original miles to commute in across London I want some excitement !
Other cars in the family are
Nissan Tino for the lady of the house…very boring to drive
VW 1980s camper van…slow fun !
Its got to be reliable
BMW something or other
Ideas from the masses please….
On ya marks go.
Posted 5 years agomunrobikerMember
This cost us £1700 in June. It’s flipping excellent. You can get decent Mk1s for less, this is a Mk2.5. We bought it from the owner’s club as you’ll get something well looked after, but provided the sills and cambelt have been done then you’ll be fine as a general rule, and many of the ones on Gumtree and Ebay from private sellers are good.
Posted 5 years agoUnderhillMember
I was in the same boat 6 months ago, looked at a couple of MR2s but they just didn’t click & I didn’t fancy the MX5 at all. Went to look at an MG TF just because it was local & fell in love.
Surprisingly practical for a 2 seater, circa 40mpg, probably the largest luggage capacity in its class & bang on your budget. Only downside is that you may need to be the sort of person who enjoys tinkering to keep it sweet. Upside is there is a great community to help out with any problems, and the faults most people know about aren’t that big a problem really.
Nonetheless, great value for money. Even the Red Arrows love it
Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’d buy a scabby CBR600. Or thisPosted 5 years agoagent007Member
Only one choice and a very good choice at that. Exclusivity, power, character, Italian styling, gorgeous interior, 28mpg, cheap at the moment but values starting to rise now, far more reliable than anyone would have you believe (FIAT are actually ahead of all German manufacturers for reliability yet still dogged by their 70’s/80’s reputation), won all the group tests when it came out, lovely 5 cylinder engine sound.
Okay, another choice then, second choice would be a VW Corrado but not quite as capable as the FIAT and quite a bit more thirsty.Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
thisisnotaspoon – Member
A Fiesta in a frock?
Given that the Fiesta of it’s day was widely known to have a fantastic chassis and great handling……is that a bad thing? Couple it with the 1.7 Yamaha developed engine and it’s a very fun car to drive.
As above – I take it you’ve driven one….?Posted 5 years ago
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