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dan_m1les
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14th May 15 at 08:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So I decided to put my type r on eBay last night to see if there would be much interest and there a guy coming today to see it at lunch already! The cars currently got my plate on it which will take a few weeks to come off which the guy know so I have a little window to find a replacement car.

We are moving house in the next couple of weeks to a house that needs a fair bit of work doing to it, so an estate would be ideal and would also help with the dog/s I can see arriving soon after. As the house needs a bit of work doing to it, I wouldn't mind buying a car that I just don't care about if it gets a little ding or if the interior is grubby etc. whilst taking stuff to the tip.

So I've set a budget of around Ł2,000 and have found the following 2 cars, any thoughts? My civic is below also in case anyone is interested

http://www.m-r-autos.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-golf-1-8-cl-5dr-london-201503111626603

http://www.conventmotors.co.uk/used-cars/ford-focus-2-0-st-170-5dr-ashford-201505053192790

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261886820928?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Update!

Ended up with this in the end, 2.3 turbo auto 250bhp. It's got more toys than anything I've owned including touch screen nav and heated rear seats!





[Edited on 28-05-2015 by dan_m1les]
nathy_87
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14th May 15 at 08:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What about somethink like this: Subaru Wagon then you've got both estate for tip runs/taking dogs out and the speed is still there. That's just an example, i'm not saying go for that particular one.
Jambo
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14th May 15 at 08:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A freidn has a Focus estate and its pretty tiny tbh.

I would be looking at 4x4's like Grand Cherokee's, P38 Rangeys, or something like a Mondeo/Vectra Estate. Or an old (non rusty- if you can find one) Eclass estate
Brett
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14th May 15 at 08:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by nathy_87
What about somethink like this: Subaru Wagon then you've got both estate for tip runs/taking dogs out and the speed is still there. That's just an example, i'm not saying go for that particular one.

I'd use the "speed is still there" phrase loosely on an non-turbo Impreza lol Still get garbage MPG too, wouldn't bother.

[Edited on 14-05-2015 by Brett]
nathy_87
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quote:
Originally posted by Brett
quote:
Originally posted by nathy_87
What about somethink like this: Subaru Wagon then you've got both estate for tip runs/taking dogs out and the speed is still there. That's just an example, i'm not saying go for that particular one.

I'd use the "speed is still there" phrase loosely on an non-turbo Impreza lol


Well yeah that's true, but like i said it was an example, didn't take much notice of the ad.
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I'd certainly get a turbo one if I wanted a run around to shove shit in the back, etc.
nathy_87
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quote:
Originally posted by Brett
I'd certainly get a turbo one if I wanted a run around to shove shit in the back, etc.


As would I.
dan_m1les
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14th May 15 at 08:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are the Subaru's very big in the boot though? Always thought it wouldn't be that bit with the slope of the rear hatch?


This looks alright? and is only 8 miles away

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201503302199803/sort/default/postcode/sl18dd/channel/cars/radius/50/page/1/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/body-type/estate/price-to/3000/model/impreza/make/subaru/usedcars?logcode=p


[Edited on 14-05-2015 by dan_m1les]
nathy_87
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I'll admit I've never had one it was just an idea. Suppose you could pop down take a butchers?
Corsa_Sport21
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quote:
Originally posted by nathy_87
quote:
Originally posted by Brett
I'd certainly get a turbo one if I wanted a run around to shove shit in the back, etc.


As would I.


Thought you were getting a Subaru?

On another note, that st170 estate must be pretty damn rare. I've never seen 1, nor did I even know they done them in estate form.
dan_m1les
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Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
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Originally posted by nathy_87
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Originally posted by Brett
I'd certainly get a turbo one if I wanted a run around to shove shit in the back, etc.


As would I.


Thought you were getting a Subaru?

On another note, that st170 estate must be pretty damn rare. I've never seen 1, nor did I even know they done them in estate form.


Amazingly there is one that lives down the road from me already! I've never seen another though.
nathy_87
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Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
Thought you were getting a Subaru?


Mate, I say I'm looking at this car, and that car but never get round to it. My current car is on PCP so i cant do much at the moment. Think half the time I live in a dream world.



[Edited on 14-05-2015 by nathy_87]
Jambo
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14th May 15 at 09:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Like the Subaru! Get that.

+1 For not knowing about ST170 Estates
Ben G
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Mondeo is worth a look. My dad has one on a 56 plate. Boot is huge. Looks nice aswell as it's titanium spec.
dan_m1les
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Thanks Ben, I'll have a look!

Just did an insurance quote on the Impreza and its crazy money!
ShEp
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If going subaru you'd be better off with a legacy estate.
VegasPhil
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I had a civic aerodeck for when I was doing up my house. Ł600 and i lost about Ł40 on it. Had it for over a year and was perfect. Even fitted the sofa in it


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Get an e39 Estate. Awesome car
MELV14
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Saab 9-5 Estate 2.3 Turbo. job done!
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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/search/used/cars/saab/9-5/postcode/tn261ap/radius/50/price-to/2000/sort/default/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/body-type/estate
Corsa_Sport21
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Vectra B GSi estate. Holding decent money just now and seem to be selling quick/have a decent following.
Nic Barnes
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spend a bit more and get a t4 transporter van. dont really lose money on them.
Baskey
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14th May 15 at 17:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My impreza wagon was sub 2k

As its standard it's very reliable. Fits my large dog in no probs and I have completed loads of tip trips in it as I'm renovating my house

Although it's practical it still does 0-60 in under 6 seconds
Baskey
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
spend a bit more and get a t4 transporter van. dont really lose money on them.


He would have to spend alot more, even shit heap t4s are pushing 3/4 k nowadays although agree they do hold their value well !

Ben G
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quote:
Originally posted by Baskey
My impreza wagon was sub 2k

As its standard it's very reliable. Fits my large dog in no probs and I have completed loads of tip trips in it as I'm renovating my house

Although it's practical it still does 0-60 in under 6 seconds


Do you do 0-60 sprints on the dump runs?

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