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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:22 pm 
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Well, the bmw has now been sold but I cannot afford to get a gti anymore
(unless i get a cut and shut for £900 lol)

So I basically have to buy a car and inure it for £1800

So car has to be £1000 or less really as insurance is £700 ish on most hot hatches.

So far I'm thinking 205 gti 1.9 (but put a 1.6 gearbox on it)

or clio 1.8 16v

Any ideas friends? :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:36 pm 
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you've just mentioned two good cars there. Ax GT too. :lol:

seriously when you're on that kind of budget it's going to be tough to find a great example of any hot hatch.

Maybe bite the bullet and go for a runaround whilst you save up some money?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:37 am 
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Yeah I'm not really fussed if it's a great example paintwise aslong as it's solid,

may even buy something that needs a bit of work done, but aslong as it's not rusty ofcourse.

I did think about just getting a runaround but with buying it and insurance I will have spent most of the budget anyway.

hmmm I don't know now, really fancy a 205 for some reason :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:28 am 
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http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/593132.htm

Something like that interests you then?

Surely though if you get a cheaper car to run and insure, you can save up more money in the meantime for something better? Remember performance cars will drop and drop in price because of fuel costs IMO.

no matter what anyone says you will do what you want, so just make sure you take your time in deciding. (and keep saving)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:17 pm 
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Yeah, that is the sort of thing I'm looking for really,

Yeah I will be saving whichever car I get so that I can go up a class this time next year,

I'm planning on doing an lpg coversion on whichever next car I get I think as fuel is a real
downer at the moment.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:52 am 
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205 1.9 purchased today :)

No rot AT ALL, needs quite a bit of work sorting out some niggles, but nothing drastic,
it's loads replaced recently so I'm pretty happy really.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:58 am 
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congrats, lovely little cars.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:04 am 
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well done, pics up soon dude i hope. old skool fwd french power that actually moves and handles!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:37 pm 
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Thanks

Yeah will get some pics up when I'm next at home,

should sort out insurance tomorrow so will let you know what it goes like :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:27 am 
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gutted... mates just put his 205 up for sale. 12 months mot and some tax.
1.9 gti on a 1.6 box....it is quick!!
solid car aswell.. £1000 dont need any work on it really.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:20 pm 
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:( Oh well, I'm happy with mine now and I paid quite a lot less than that :P

Good luck with the sale though,

Did you go out in it before he had the 1.6 box for a comparison?

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