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What daily should I get?

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What daily should I get?

Post by MadManMeasures on Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:11 am

As some of you probably know I am saving up for a daily, as using my track car with semi slicks all winter isn't very fun. I want something that will do 40 mpg and be reliable needing no work doing to it over the winter ideally nothing French and I don't want a focus. I have been maybe thinking maybe getting something diesel I will have around £1k to spend by the end of October (when my tax runs out) what do people suggest?
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Re: What daily should I get?

Post by crazy_carbon_jay on Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39 am

Non turbo uk spec starlet..
Cheap to run and easy to service..
And so cheap to buy.
Or a german diesel
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Post by matt427 on Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm

VW polo 1.4 PD derv, insurance would be cheaper than insuring a carpet and the PD engines are reliable as ballz! Look at mine Laughing tracking a family car and she don't complain!
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Post by C41N3 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:55 am

@MadManMeasures get a Toyota Chaser diesel, they look cool and it's good on fuel as it's a diesel Razz
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Post by MadManMeasures on Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:29 pm

Owwww nice may be a lot over budget though
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Post by BigV8 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:10 pm

Mx5. You know it makes sense!
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Post by MadManMeasures on Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:18 pm

Yeah but I won't get my fishing stuff in an mx5
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Re: What daily should I get?

Post by C7JFW on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:26 pm

For me a daily must be all wheel drive - so I bought a mk4 Golf. It also needs to be relatively subtle for work and in it helps when going about that you don't attract attention day to day anyway.

Mk4 Golfs are plentiful and cheap - they are also relatively inexpensive to maintain and repair.

Diesel engines never came with 4 Wheel Drive, however, quite a few places mate the All Wheel Drive transmission from the petrol to the Diesel engine - and the cars are available for around £1k.

If you can cope with 30mpg, my 2.8V6 4Motion with 137k on the clock cost me £990 - ebay on a Sunday night.

Hope that helps.
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Post by MadManMeasures on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:33 pm

Hmm 30 mpg is better that 18 mpg could be worth a look
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Post by C7JFW on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:59 pm

On a run my V6 gets as far as 35mpg. It's a well-evolved car for tootling about in.

To give you a bit of perspective, evidently priced at £990, I knew it'd need love. So I swallowed that I'd need to spend a few quid to get it mechanically sound and have slowly made my way through all of the necessary tasks.

The car is incredibly confident in low grip conditions and will happily sit on cruise control wherever you wish. It has a very under-stressed engine and so long as it's maintained properly should do 500k miles before you need to see the inside of it.

The most expensive parts I've had to replace to date, were the coilpack £300 and I'm about to stockpile the chains for a cam chain swap which weighs in at £400.

I use 100% genuine parts through and through as the quality translates to a longer lifetime on the car and clearly, they perform as expected. An oil filter recently cost me LESS than 10 quid all in.

You can buy original parts directly from the parts 'wing' of VAG as a retail customer and benefit from a 10% discount simply for going there rather than the dealer.

My car came with a full heated leather recaro interior, automatic wipers, cruise control, climate control, 6 CD changer and a stereo upgrade too.

It has completely altered my perspective of what I want out of a car too with it's go anywhere at anytime with a heated butt mentality.
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Post by MadManMeasures on Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:15 pm

It does sound quite tempting. I will have to see what ones I can find up for sale
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