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Kyle T
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13th Dec 15 at 10:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dudes, as some will know - Subaru sold on Friday. I had a plan to take a Clio 182 off the hands of a friend, run that over winter whilst I add to the Subaru money and buy myself a new dedicated track car.

Clio would continue on as a daily, until my mileage requirements increase (next summer) and then I'd chop it in for an exec saloon - probably on lease.

As it happened, the Clio broke down on its way to me for a test drive - so we both decided to maybe give it a miss as I don't want a nail, and he doesn't want the guilt of selling me one...

Went round a few dealers yesterday to look at some exec saloons, got an idea of pricing and I don't want to be paying that much whilse my commute is still <10miles. I'll suck that up when I need to, for now I need a cheap and fun car that I can run for 5-6 months without costing me too much, and that won't eat into the track car fund too much!

So, with that in mind I'm still looking at Clio 182/172 type cars - maybe also an EP3 plus anything else in that bracket you can think of. I've been trawling PH and Autotrader, there's a scruffy 182 local but that's about it. As I'm hoping to pay as close to 2k as possible - I don't want to be tramming round the country to find this car, so within 50miles of YO8 would be good. I've specified a hot hatch because I want something fun, that won't completely suck out my love for cars in the next few months - I've been there before when trying to be sensible.

Ones that have recently had new consumables would be a bonus - I want this to cost me as little as possible while I own it... which I know is a bit of a gamble buying a 2k hot hatch

Any Forum pointers? Keeping an eye on Cliosport - but that's about it.


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Seat ibiza cupra R '04 diesel great on fuel and has a decent bhp.. And its got a shit load of torque!
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Tbf I found my Corsa 1.8Sri a cracking runabout, it never really gave me any hassle, and once I had fitted some decent suspension it handled alright too.

It's just a run on the mill 1800 engine, so shouldn;t see any issues with it.
Kyle T
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Seat ibiza cupra R '04 diesel great on fuel and has a decent bhp.. And its got a shit load of torque!


I used to have a FR diesel for 6 years and it was epic. Consider the cupra on the list, cheers Chris!


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Puma and change


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IvIarkgraham
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will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?
BeetleGav
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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201510157825161
IvIarkgraham
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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201511269009219?postcode=YO8%209FT&onesearchad=used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew&maximum-mileage=up_to_80000_miles&zero-to-60=fast&page=1&sort=default&radius=20&search-target=usedcars&body-type=hatchback&logcode=p
Kyle T
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quote:
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will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?


Nope this will only ever be a daily until I need to trade it for a barge.

That said, if a 182 or similar came up, and a mega cheap trackday came up... Who knows

Never thought of looking at mk4 Astras before , good shout. What's wrong with the Beemer?


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could pickup a classic scooby for 2k
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That Astra looks value given the history, you'd need to keep it nice though.


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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?


Nope this will only ever be a daily until I need to trade it for a barge.

That said, if a 182 or similar came up, and a mega cheap trackday came up... Who knows

Never thought of looking at mk4 Astras before , good shout. What's wrong with the Beemer?


could have my coupe for 2500
Corsa_Sport21
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
quote:
Originally posted by Kyle T
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?


Nope this will only ever be a daily until I need to trade it for a barge.

That said, if a 182 or similar came up, and a mega cheap trackday came up... Who knows

Never thought of looking at mk4 Astras before , good shout. What's wrong with the Beemer?


could have my coupe for 2500


Does it come with free admission to the nut house?
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What track car you buying?
Kyle T
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What track car you buying?


Elise / VX220.

Got the cash for a really tidy VX already but the aesthetics of the Lotus keep drawing me away, so going to save up another couple of months and see what the markets are like.


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VRS


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IvIarkgraham
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
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Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
quote:
Originally posted by Kyle T
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?


Nope this will only ever be a daily until I need to trade it for a barge.

That said, if a 182 or similar came up, and a mega cheap trackday came up... Who knows

Never thought of looking at mk4 Astras before , good shout. What's wrong with the Beemer?


could have my coupe for 2500


Does it come with free admission to the nut house?


if you want yeah
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I prefer the vx220 myself
antnee
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There is usually loads of cheap 172/182 for sale on Clio Sport Owners Club on Facebook, you would be able to get something quite decent for 2k
AndyCorsaSport
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
quote:
Originally posted by Kyle T
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
will you be using this hot hatch as your track car eventually?


Nope this will only ever be a daily until I need to trade it for a barge.

That said, if a 182 or similar came up, and a mega cheap trackday came up... Who knows

Never thought of looking at mk4 Astras before , good shout. What's wrong with the Beemer?


could have my coupe for 2500


Does it come with free admission to the nut house?


He must already be in the nut house to suggest 2500 for an old Astra coupe

You'll be best off with a 172/182 Kyle.
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civic type R (older shpae) - great cars and very reliable
Nic Barnes
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330d bmw, faster and more economical. and look less like a kids toy.
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quote:
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330d bmw, faster and more economical. and look less like a kids toy.


agree but I don't think you can get them for 2k
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Ep3's are hard to beat for what they are out the box but I've noticed lately that a lot are being broken due to bottom end failure or timing chain issues after a certain mileage.
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
330d bmw, faster and more economical. and look less like a kids toy.


agree but I don't think you can get them for 2k
suppose i sold mine a bit too cheap at 1400

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