cheap run about

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  1. robbieray

    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Guys I'm after a cheap car for my son to use for short while, if anybody knows of something going thanks
     
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    Otis Well-Known Member

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    What sort of price?

    Will have a look about when walking the dog. See a few parked on the streets that are for sale.

    Sent from my Hudl 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Aww thanks mate, about grand cheers
     
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    Otis Well-Known Member

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    I though you said cheap?

    A grand? That's like my main, prized possession car!!

    A runaround for me is something about £150-£200. :)
     
  5. robbieray

    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Well anything around 650 then I can charge my son a grand
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Have u got a dog or just one of those leads
     
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    That sounds like a plan!
     
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    Both.

    We bought the lead and then decided we had better get a dog to go with it.
     
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    I like this thread, please continue. :-)
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    Ironically, I found a gem of a car today at a local garage; Peugeot 206 Roland Garros edition, 10 month MOT, two minor advisories on the MOT, perfect condition for a V-reg and best of all...it has a glass roof with retractable blind. £650, bargain.

    Just gotta keep the peepers peeled for a bargain, mate.
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    I want one with a venetian blind really
     
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    Beats curtains!
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    I always beat my curtains with my dog-less lead. Gets the shite out in no time.
     
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    A week earlier I would of given you my sons Yaris...as it is I gave it to a friends daughter...if you want a cheap reliable runaround I recommend a 1.0 yaris ... We had owned it 12 years ago then it has done the rounds with various family members only ever had basic repairs ..exhaust , tyres , bushes..never let anyone down .... There are loads out there and don't be put off by high mileage ..loads with over 200,000 on the clock of 1.0 cars..
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    Nearly bought an 03 plate Yaris on Shpock, very tidy little cars. It had a 1.3 engine, surprisingly, but the central locking was buggered, hence I bought the 206.
     
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    Haven't owned a 1.3 so can't comment, but ours was the basic one with no central locking and no power steering , if my wife didn't moan about the number of cars on the drive I would of kept it , my son loved it and only swapped as his grandad died and left his car..its. Strange but it's nice to drive a car without power steering as you seem to get more feel of the road
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    I'm a child of the power steering era, haha, saying that I once got to drive my uncle's classic Ford Cortina Mk1, old T-reg, tuned to perfection and upgraded to a whopping 2.7ltr engine. Had no power steering, but like you said, you feel the road more and fuck me, on the M4 on a quiet Sunday morning, I got 138mph out of it and it had a good 30mph left in it. Nearly took my fillings out ffs.

    Funny how you get attached to cars though, I'm quite sad to be having to let my Focus go.
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    My dad had a bubble car , he was going down our street ok but then it burst left him sitting on the floor
     
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    There is no such thing as a cheap car. You either pay up front or afterwards.
    If he only needs it for a short while, rent one.
     
  20. Rich

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    I did a bit of trading last year. If you find a good 06 onwards KA £500-650 then go for it. They're brilliant run arounds, easy to fix with great engines.

    Just watch out for rust around the filler cap and that when you put the blower on cold it blows cold. They're well known to have a sticky solenoid that sticks on hot. It's only £20 for the solenoid but they're an arse to change out.
     
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    See if it''s really for short term, then I'd probably go big, old and Japanese - a Mazda 626/6 etc.

    Nobody buys bigger cars when they're older as the running costs are more, but if you're not using it for long then that doesn't count as much. Depends how old the son is for insurance purposes, mind!

    I always used to go for bigger cars myself when I didn't use them for a daily commute, just for fun. The bigger cars are far nicer for bombing down the motorway.
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for suggestions, appreciate it. Looking at a 206 atm
     
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    Try PMing Christonabike, he buys and sells 2nd hand cars. Nice lad, won't rip you off.
     
  24. Rich

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    Steer clear of of Peugeot and Citroens. Lots of electrical gremlins.
     
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    Main issue with the 206 is the rear axel. If the wheels look like they are tilted in at the top of the wheel (towards the inner wheel arch, the rear beam bearings are failing and if they go to far the beam will need replacing which is not cheap (£350 last time i looked and cost me) plus the labour costs. Just something worth considering when buying a 206.
     
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    robbieray Well-Known Member

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    Wow thanks guys
     
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    Having driven my 206 around, yes, one or two electrical gremlins - the digital clock goes off and on when it feels like it, and somehow the front washer jets don't spray but the rear window one does? Apparently they run off the same motor, so one is confuzzled.

    Other than the temperamental French spirit instilled in every Peugeot, it's lovely to drive and with a modified 1.6 engine, fuck me he's quick off the mark.
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    Like Rich alluded, test out all the electrical functions first before buying a French car. :-)
     
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    trevelfarandwide Well-Known Member

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    I do like meatier cars myself; the insurance cost is not feasible for me at the moment, but last year I nearly bought a stunning Saab 9-3 with a 2.2ltr engine. Ooosh. I wanted it badly, but the insurance group was either 32 or 35, can't remember.
     
  30. Rich

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    If you pull the lever and can hear the motor then it's blocked pipes, if you can't hear the motor then it's the indicator stalk or fuse.
     
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    Righto, cheers Rich. Can't hear the motor so like you say, indicator stalk or fuse. No idea how to fix it, so I'll look online. Thanks again. :-)
     
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    You can't beat a good Trabant!
     
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    Indicator stalks are usually pretty easy to replace. Fuses and relays even more so. Probably start with the fuse but I suspect the stalk.
     
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    In my day, anyone who wanted a cheap car got a Mini, Morris Minor or Hillman Imp. I suppose they aren't many of those around any more.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    In my day it was a Triumph Mayflower, Ford Prefect, Austin A35 or an Austin A40! All could be bought for a fiver! I actually paid a fiver for my first car, a light green Ford Prefect!
     
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