New Car Suggestions/Recommendations, £5-6k area
Girlfriend is after a new (to her) second hand car, £5-6k budget, Fiesta/Focus size! under 10k miles per year, lots of short to medium trips, no real motorway action, doesnt want something expensive to run or impractical so no BMW / MX5 shouts pleaase, simply after some sensible suggestions for her to look at…
her current short list is
🙂Posted 5 years agofailedengineerMember
You might get an ’07 mini private for £6000. They changed the engine for the 07 model year from a wheezy Chrysler unit to the BMW/Peugeot/Ford JV unit. A cracking engine. Ms Engineer’s got one and it just loves to be thrashed (not when she’s watching, obviously). BMW have even ‘engineered’ the sound.Posted 5 years agotoby1Member
Daft question: but if she wants something Fiesta sized, why isn’t a Fiesta on the list?
A mate recently picked up a 3 series compact for that price which was 8 years old and had a valid 37k on the clock – so if you look around for a bit that might be of interest, seems to run far more economically than my car anyway.Posted 5 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
We’ve been looking at Swift Sports for Mrs BS, I like what I see. I think VRS Skodas are a bit ugly and seem too expensive too me, ditto Polo.
We wouldn’t have a Mini for any money though, 2 friends ours have/had them, 1 a petrol 06 plate which has needed a new engine and clutch in under 50k and the other a Cooper D ’09 plate which has had 3 engines under warranty due to cracked blocks, sold back to dealer in the end at a 4k loss in 2 years.Posted 5 years agounovoloMember
Mazda 3 ,based on the Fiesta floorpan but not a Fiesta obviously.Posted 5 years ago
Audi A2,might be a bit older than some of the others mentioned but was very well engineered and a bit ahead of its time ,still looks current.
Kia Picanto,may just scrape into a new shape one on that budget,very nice little car.
Renault Twingo,not my cup of tea but she may like it,the sporty ones are supposed to be a hoot to drive.
VW Lupo GTI or Seat Arosa sport,both fun little cars.
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