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I know I've been down this road before but here I am again. Need a cheap and reliable car for work. Job sees me doing 3-500 miles a week often on crap roads and farm tracks. Need space to carry some kit. Surprisingly our lowered mx5 is proving to be terrible for the task at hand, who knew.
Budget £1500 but ideally much less. Yes I know it's not much.
Emphasis is on reliability and practicality not beauty. An estate would be great but not holding out my hopes. Diesel fine. Mileage is paid but economical and cheap to run a benefit. I'm in Norfolk nr16 so somewhere not too far would be good too.

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I'm not sure I would want an old cheap derv these days, although pre dpf are probably what you will be looking at.

 

When Ive needed cheap cars in the past I've went for ugly and unpopular they tend to be cheaper 😁 

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Was thinking along the lines of vag 1.9tdi which seem capable of very high mileages. Definitely thinking of ugly and unpopular. Ideal is something owned by an old bloke with poor eyesight that's been meticulously well serviced but suffered a few scrapes along the way.

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We have Pair of Nissan X Trail (T30) large boot, we have found reliable 2.2 dci diesel models.
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/car-reviews/nissan/x-trail/x-trail-2001-2007/
Some known faults rear suspension turrets being one.

4wd and 2 wheel drive models watch the cheap solutions to problems with read drive is to remove the rear prop shaft.

After that Honda CRV  Or the urm Freelander would be my suggestions.

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Before you choose check the tax costs ... A lot of 'cheap' cars are now costing in excess of £250 to tax 

 

Even for low engine sized previous cheap run arounds 

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13 minutes ago, TimR said:

Before you choose check the tax costs ... A lot of 'cheap' cars are now costing in excess of £250 to tax 

 

Even for low engine sized previous cheap run arounds 

Yeah been checking that. Already pay that on our other car. 🙄

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3 minutes ago, Six30 said:

up  your budget and i'll sell you this beauty, get there in style and comfort . 

 

 

 

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Ha ha given half the chance that would be my preference.

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4 hours ago, goat said:

Was thinking along the lines of vag 1.9tdi which seem capable of very high mileages. Definitely thinking of ugly and unpopular. Ideal is something owned by an old bloke with poor eyesight that's been meticulously well serviced but suffered a few scrapes along the way.

 

I had that engine in my audi A4 totally bullet proof! 

 

I now have that engine in my seat ibiza banger I use for work! 

 

Wanna buy it :lol:

 

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1 hour ago, Six30 said:

up  your budget and i'll sell you this beauty, get there in style and comfort . 

 

 

 

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I like that! what engine? mileage? price?

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10 minutes ago, rennie said:

I like that! what engine? mileage? price?

2.8 diesel! 

 

Price? just bung him £100 and dispose of the 2 bodies in the boot yourself.........

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12 minutes ago, rennie said:

I like that! what engine? mileage? price?

2.7 TDVI Sovereign auto, done , 100,000 miles  , £3400 to you sir , you will struggle to find one with them miles at that price :thumb:

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6 minutes ago, Stu said:

2.8 diesel! 

 

Price? just bung him £100 and dispose of the 2 bodies in the boot yourself.........

you'd get four bodies and your golf clubs in the boot .

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20 minutes ago, Six30 said:

you'd get four bodies and your golf clubs in the boot .

Hmmm, organise to see car, murder six with his golf clubs, free car and room for three more bodies 🤔. That's got me thinking.

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

 

I had that engine in my audi A4 totally bullet proof! 

 

I now have that engine in my seat ibiza banger I use for work! 

 

Wanna buy it :lol:

 

Bit far to travel on pubic covid transport old bean.

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1 minute ago, goat said:

Bit far to travel on pubic covid transport old bean.

 

I will post it in bits!! 

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3 minutes ago, Stu said:

 

I will post it in bits!!

Deal! I'll post the money to you in installments, I'll just dig out my collection of half p coins.

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