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    Cheap runabout for winter!

    Basically looking for a cheap runabout for winter while the 200 is resting! Must be easy to run and tax also only got 1000 budget! And no renaults lol any ideas or suggestions???

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    you can have a mk4 golf for about that money, the 1.6 s 8v is a pretty reliable little motor but not the best on fuel. everything i have seen on the 16v ones is hassle though. my mates played silly buggers for ages.
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    Get a cheap 4x4, great fun when it snows
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    Audi A3 or A4 Quattro???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LED sandwich View Post
    you can have a mk4 golf for about that money, the 1.6 s 8v is a pretty reliable little motor but not the best on fuel. everything i have seen on the 16v ones is hassle though. my mates played silly buggers for ages.
    Yea considering a tdi maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Audi A3 or A4 Quattro???
    For under 1000???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaswizards View Post
    Yea considering a tdi maybe
    Ah awesome, can you get them that cheap. if so go for that mate.
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    Reach arounds are more my thing, I don't like the taste...

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    Saab 95 aero - mines even good on fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch Ballstrong View Post
    Saab 95 aero - mines even good on fuel
    What sort of mpg and price range ya reckon??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaswizards View Post
    For under 1000???
    2 and a half litres under a grand

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-AUDI-...item3cd5696500

    ok it needs abit of work, but still it's going cheap enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaswizards View Post
    Basically looking for a cheap runabout for winter while the 200 is resting! Must be easy to run and tax also only got 1000 budget! And no renaults lol any ideas or suggestions???
    Got a astra sri 03plate. Fresh mot. Cruise control 2months tax.

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    Mk4 golf gti (125bhp) I had one as my second car, reliable, comfy, fairly nippy.

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    I would get something like this. The 1.4 VVTi revvy or just good on fuel and bulletproof
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01308128277802


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vigilant teSte View Post
    I would get something like this. The 1.4 VVTi revvy or just good on fuel and bulletproof
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01308128277802

    now u talkin!!

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    I'd stretch the budget if you can and get a mk4 golf gt tdi. Quite swift, economical, comfy and returns 60+ mpg on a run if youre nice to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    I'd stretch the budget if you can and get a mk4 golf gt tdi. Quite swift, economical, comfy and returns 60+ mpg on a run if youre nice to it.

    60 mpg

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    an 850 series volvo....will withstand abuse and built well

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    Quote Originally Posted by retardrift View Post
    an 850 series volvo....will withstand abuse and built well
    Yes Volvo is a car worth considering but hard to get over here!

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    almera /primera, focus, old volvo, pug 306, BMW e36, mx5, you're right to avoid renaults though, especially the ones at that price!

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    Few more to consider, Alfa 147, skoda fabia, pug 406, citroen c5, rover 75

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