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Old 14 August 2007, 16:13   #1
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Nauti needs a little help....

Ok boys... need your help.

Have just got a new community therapist job that will involve driving around the "Island of the Wight" to visit patients and need a suitable car.

We're not talking huge annual mileage here, but boyfriend is moaning that the current Navara might not be the most economical vehicle for the job

Have persuaded him to keep the Navara (on needing-to-tow-the-boat-occasionally grounds), but now need to come up with a car that will keep him (and me!) happy.

Now, boyfriend is very nice ... if a little on the sensible and conservative side (those of you that know what he chose as our previous RIB will understand...)! Given his way, he'd see me pootling around the island in a little 1 litre number ... however, I am thinking something a little more exciting than that, although nothing girly. Budget is ~£10-12K.

So, suggestions please, bearing in mind that I will need muchos ammunition to justify the choice.
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Old 14 August 2007, 17:05   #2
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Hi Niamh

We've got a Landy as our 'sensible towing boat' car and a golf tdi as our 2nd car which is fab - goes like sxxt off a stick when you want it to and yet will do 55 mpg if you are more light footed. Have no doubt you could pick up a 2 year old one for about that budget. Feels as solid as rock when you're driving it and most certainly doesn't feel like a small car.

Hope to see you down at SDS next Sunday for the Hog Roast??

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Old 14 August 2007, 18:26   #3
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Old 14 August 2007, 18:31   #4
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You don't need any ammunition to get your choice.

You ain't married. Thats when you need reasoned arguements. Choose what you like and if he says otherwise look for another fish. Its your money so you can do what you want with it.

Thats my opinion for whats its worth anyway.

Just don't let him read this post.

Personally if I was you I'd get one of those new TT's and have a blast round those island roads.
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pick up my new car tomorrow

a lovely little green hyundai atos plus

has power steering, air cond, electric windows, 5 doors, towbar, apparent 50 mpg, headlamp electric levers, cheap insurance and cheap tax

only costing £400 and quite nippy as well!!

that would leave you a lot of cash for fuel or makup or frocks or the like, and you would not have to worry where you park it as it probably wont get stolen!!
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Personally if I was you I'd get one of those new TT's and have a blast round those island roads.

For 12 k Can I have the dealers name and address

Clio sports from one of the car super markets
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Given his way, he'd see me pootling around the island in a little 1 litre number ...
Quite right too.

Have you thought about 2 wheels rather than four ?

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What are the constraints regarding car age/engine size/ mileage paid/ servicing etc? I suspect that'll be more of a constraint than what you want to drive.

Also, is the job likely to outlast the finance? I'd like to bet you won't want to sell it even if you change jobs.

(don't discount 1 lite cars btw-I had a 1 litre fiesta for nearly a year and went all over the country in it. It's quite fun thrashing the nuts out of a small car on twisty roads)
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I got a M. reg one, done about 120K and still singing like a sowing machine...(well, no, that's not quite true, it always did sound like a traaaaator)

Does about 48mpg and its pretty quick considering. Just got the insurance renewal though at a shade over £175 (I'm 26)
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