Best Used Cars

Olllie

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Need some inspiration.

If you had up to £6k to spend on a used motor.. Which makes and models would be high on your list?

Need something fairly economical which looks good and will last a few years
 

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I know you want used, but I'd put it towards a finance car. Nothing quite like having a brand new motor. Most come with lifetime warranty now (covered up to 100,000 miles)
 

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MK1 GTD. Fucking hard to get but a beauty of a motor.

Or an old Scirocco. Definitely don't need 6k for that, I'm hoping to be getting one soon for much nearer the 600 mark

Basically old vw = massive win
 

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go auto trader
tap in what your looking for, use as much detail as you can. engine size, doors, fuel economy etc etc
but here is the trick... leave the make & model blank.
you'll find all the cars that suit your needs and have an unbiased opinion of which ones will suit your needs.

that's how i ended up with a golf gt. a petrol friendly 1.4 but still quickish thanks to a turbo and supercharger. a happy medium.
 

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Like mentioned by Smarty I'd look into finance providing you have a nice amount to put down a deposit as repayments would be hardly anything over 3 years. Warranty, no MOT for 3 years & best of all ...... that new car smell.
 

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Don't get a car on finance, the value goes down a shed load after first year, waste of money.

I'd like another 306 gti6 nippy little fuckers, great fun!!
 

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Like mentioned by Smarty I'd look into finance providing you have a nice amount to put down a deposit as repayments would be hardly anything over 3 years. Warranty, no MOT for 3 years & best of all ...... that new car smell.
Or I could buy a used car and one of these...
 

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not a bad deal mate.
vw's are built. i paid a few more for mine but it had less miles and its a newer.
i wouldn't be overly put off with 80k on the clock. it will go on for many more.
no need to replace cam belts in them either, its got a chain that will last longer than the engine. or so im told anyway.
lovely car, got everything you need, little bit on the boring side imo but then i had a faster car previously.
sure you can get a newer similar car that money but vw's are quality and will hold value better than say a seat leon.
A3's are a good bet too but you cant get a mid range speed/eco model like the gt. thats what found anyway.

Thanks for the advice. Smarty you've got me looking at new cars now! Spending £6k on an old car seems like a big gamble. Just need to work out if I can afford the repayments.

Teddy I was looking at this Golf GT earlier...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-VOLK...7358058?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4d122c0aea

Nice looking car. How much did you pay for yours? Do you think this is a good buy?
 

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fuck economical.

buy an Evo.

or VR4.

you won't regret it.

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both of mine have never broken down btw. ever. always starts. and i drive it like a cunt.
 

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Stay away from French cars. Absolute dog shite!

German or Japanese cars are built to last. You can't go wrong with any make from either country.
 

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I brought a Polo recently for £8k, it's 2010 reg with 23k miles on it and a 1.4l engine. I would recommend them, probably not the most exciting car in the world but it's a nice drive and good on fuel.
 

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All about a Polo or Golf mayng.

You get loads for your money, and can squeeze 200-250k miles out of them no problem.

Could easily pick up a decent mk5 for that.
 

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I got an Audi A4 quattro 180bhp for an absolute steal. - Solid, reliable, fast and comfy, plenty of room for people in the back too!
why spend 6k when you can get a scorcher for around the 1k mark?
 
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