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Author:  bensouthport [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  New Car choice

Gents,

Car Lease scheme with Bentley is a no go. They have a 40 mile limit per day (I'll be travelling just over 50 each way). Anything over and your charged 15p then 50p over 10,000 miles. With Insurance on top and the price of the lease it's not worth my while.

So I am looking at getting a car of the Diesel variety. Obviously to keep mpg to the maximum. So i need you guys to feed me with what information you have on any cars that will be cheap to run, reliable and cheap on insurance. I primarily want a ford but i will suffice for something else.

Car finance is another option. I know some manufacturers do a finance package of a lump sum per month which includes everything, All i have to do is top it up with fuel.

So fire away chaps.

As always, i appreciate all the help.
Ben

Author:  Ry [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:48 pm ]
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What's your budget?

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:51 pm ]
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Yeah budget would be a good start.

To kick start I would say vw diesel of some sort, the vw caddy atwork has the 104ps engine in it and althoughit doesnt sound a lot of power it delivers everything its got in a huge lump of torque, iv beat loads of big engined cars at the lights lol. Mpg is fantastic, dont know the mpg figure but a day of hammering it and the needle barely moves.

Author:  Gustothebus [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:07 pm ]
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Gttdi golf!! :) i hope the fez will be finished!!

Author:  bensouthport [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:29 pm ]
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fez will be finished mate dont worry :) just need a car to travel in.

yes, budget. I don't have a budget yet as it will be borrowed from a family member. so i wanted to get some groundwork done first.

thanks louis, ill look into that!

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:55 pm ]
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Simple, Diesel C2 VTS, I would actually swap mine for one.

Author:  Ry [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:40 am ]
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Percy wrote:
Simple, Diesel C2 VTS, I would actually swap mine for one.


How much do they go for these days? 64mpg is pretty good from a combined figure.

I would think of a Skoda believe it or not. But that's because I've seen Fabia VRS' own a lot of cars on track. A true wolf in sheep's clothing. Only around 55mpg though compared to the frenchie above.

Author:  meilack [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:41 am ]
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budget first then work from there chap ;)

a german diesel is pretty much spot on mind :lol:

Author:  Ry [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:41 am ]
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Get a Prius :)

Author:  meilack [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:41 am ]
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no don't :lol:

Author:  The Loumiester [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:08 am ]
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Ry wrote:
Get a Boyfriend :)

Translated :lol:

Author:  meilack [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:12 am ]
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i have to get a prius as a taxi with work - battery engine is good but petrol is harsh and not that refined

Author:  Chris [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:35 am ]
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Polo 6n2

Author:  meilack [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:38 am ]
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avoid older ford diesels!

also do not do a thing to this and make sure the si gets your loving ;)

Audi A3 1.9tdi would be a good shout but you need a budget lol

Author:  Ry [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:57 am ]
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The Loumiester wrote:
Ry wrote:
Get a Boyfriend :)

Translated :lol:


:lol: I quite like them as they do their intended job well!

Author:  elPaulio [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:11 pm ]
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Borrow a few grand from aforementioned family member, buy a push bike and use the car money to buy a spanky Zetec Turbo for the Fez and get it on the road before family member notices :)

Winner

Author:  Jamie88 [ Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:00 pm ]
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My Mrs has a 2.0 tdi audi a3 which easily returns 65 mpg on a run and stays in the mid 50s in town. Its better than my dads 1.6 diesel ford cmax which stuggles to get over 51mpg. The 2.0 has more power and torque than the 1.9 and returns the same mpg.

Author:  MurphyRS [ Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:08 pm ]
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What sort of budget will you have Ben?

Does it have to be a diesel? My daily is a 900cc 3 cylinder petrol Vw and it's doing 63 mpg

Author:  bensouthport [ Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:08 am ]
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Thanks for everyones input people. Looks like it will be a car on finance now. I want warrantys etc included. Beenlooking at a few cars from 99 a month, no tax over 5 years. They include suzuki alto (which doesnt look great but has 74 mpg) a chevrolet something and a polo but thats an 09 plate. What are peoples thoughts?

Author:  meilack [ Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 am ]
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personally i'd avoid finance - could you get a loan?

it's upto you what you get ;)

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