Reliable runabout for £3K


#41

here you go just over £3k


#42

Mrs MJ2 has had no problems with her’s.


#43

My second daughter had a Fiat 500 1.2 petrol for about two and a half years and nothing ever went wrong with it. Very cheap to run. Bought it for £6K (18 months old) from a car dealer and sold it for £5K. She only sold it as she needed a Kia Sportage 4X4 to tow a horse box for eventing.


#44

Agree entirely with this. £30 a year road tax and pretty much 50 mpg, however you drive it.

Great fun too.


#45

Not if you plan to put anyone in the back…


#46

Fiesta, end of. Or Yaris is they have one in a colour that she just must have :slightly_smiling_face:


#47

Only if they have the same colour as nail polish as well innit?


#48

I don’t really consider myself a car person, but I’m astounded by the recos for Fiat 500s (tho’ I know Graham has the sense to dodge that bullet) - having often driven Micras of the era he’s replacing and racked up a lot of miles in hire 500s - I’d take the old Micra any day - the 500 is a fucking horrible car to drive: crashy suspension, wayward handling, and a truly gutless range of engines that end-up lacking economy cos you’re thrashing the life out of them all of the time. It’s not just the wanky plastic that’s retro, so are the entire vehicle dynamic. YUK!


#49

Totally disagree. Nicest small car I have driven, by a long way. Tis a wee bit gutless up a long hill, but the rest is spot on, IMO.


#50

That’s the great thing about living in a free country - you can be as catastrophically, hilariously, mongingly RongTM about anything you like, even in built-up areas and with a large audience looking-on and laughing, and nobody minds… :+1:


#51

Hang on… you drive a Volvo. A fucking VOLVO!

:rofl:


#52

Envy is such an ugly emotion…


#53

They make the best cars. Fact.


#54

:+1:


#55

are they brown velour or vinyl


#56

Had a 500 as a service courtesy car. We both thought it was cheap crap. Our Micra is better built with a better engine and gearbox.

We’ve been out today looking at Fiestas - we’ve decided it is the car for us. Just a matter of finding one.


#57

That’s the great thing about living in a free country - you can be as catastrophically, hilariously, mongingly RongTM about anything you like, even in built-up areas and with a large audience looking-on and laughing, and nobody minds… :+1: :slightly_smiling_face:


#58

I have to say, I agree with the comments on the Fiestas - they’re bloody great.


#59

#60

This looks decent, if not flawless - https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710170386136?maximum-mileage=90000&radius=55&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&exclude-writeoff-categories=on&model=FIESTA&price-from=1000&make=FORD&advertising-location=at_cars&year-from=2009&price-to=3500&year-to=2013&fuel-type=Petrol&sort=sponsored&postcode=ox13se&page=1 Should be haggle-able.

They all seem to be that dreadful piss yellow in-budget… :open_mouth: