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If I were going to go into debt for the first time in 20 years to buy a car, what should I buy?

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KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Thu 11-Sep-08 22:40:50

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avenanap Thu 11-Sep-08 23:20:39

I don't drive and like the bus but if I could drive (and I could afford a car) I would get an audi. My neighbour swears they are well made and last for ages.

KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Thu 11-Sep-08 23:23:02

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KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Thu 11-Sep-08 23:23:55

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Tinker Thu 11-Sep-08 23:25:35

Get Japanese if you can

Swedes Thu 11-Sep-08 23:28:21

Get a Toyota. Their parts are cheap and they always come out top in reliability surveys. Could you get a 4 door Yaris for that money? They are brilliant and cheap to run.

Stay away from Audi and VW as the price of their parts will cripple you should anything go wrong.

<hides VW car keys>

sallystrawberry Thu 11-Sep-08 23:28:25

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KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Thu 11-Sep-08 23:32:35

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serin Thu 11-Sep-08 23:35:35

Where are you buying, in Ireland?
Cars are rip off prices there, my cousins usually come over to England to buy but then they have to pay hefty amounts to have it registered.
Think I would go for something small and reliable like a Micra, but with petrol prices as they are you might be able to pick up a Mondeo etc.

KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Thu 11-Sep-08 23:43:03

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KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Fri 12-Sep-08 10:02:16

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LazyLinePainterJane Fri 12-Sep-08 10:04:31

Don't get a fiat, the parts are expensive to replace and a lot of them have to be ordered from Italy.

KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Fri 12-Sep-08 10:07:19

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pooka Fri 12-Sep-08 10:09:01

Toyota v. good. Cheap parts, and lots of them.

herbietea Fri 12-Sep-08 10:09:34

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LazyLinePainterJane Fri 12-Sep-08 10:10:26

LOL kerry grin

KissYourKerryAssGoodbye Fri 12-Sep-08 11:05:03

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LazyLinePainterJane Fri 12-Sep-08 11:16:54

honest john doesn't think too much to the Bora.

If you want something that is going to last, you need to look around and see what you see a lot of old ones of on the road, IYSWIM. I see a lot of volvo estates, a lot of estates in general actually.

LazyLinePainterJane Fri 12-Sep-08 11:20:07

Focus?

Chocolateteapot Fri 12-Sep-08 11:32:01

Agree with Toyota. I just haven't had to worry about car repair bills, it is very reliable.

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