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Cars For Around £3500 - £4000?

Postby Cony » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am


I'm looking to buy a small run around car that will be reliable and sit comfortably on the motorway.

Insurance is not an issue but i want it to be fairly low on the co2 side of things for my tax and parking in london but it shouldn't be a struggle on the motorways.

I can spend more but i feel as i'm only going to do 4000ish miles it it it wont be worth the extra money.

I previously had an e92 bmw 320d but its just not worth it. I'm willing to accept a massive step down but i want ther reliability i had before :)

Thanks for any tips :)
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Postby bela » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:06 am

You really do need to give more criteria if you want some useful answers, there are indeed many cars that fit the '£4000-ish, low tax, cheaper than a BMW' criteria.

What I will advise is don't buy a Diesel, 4000 miles a year isn't nearly enough to keep a modern oil burner healthy. Buy something like a 1250cc Fiesta or a Honda Jazz.
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Postby Peterson » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:44 am


Just to add i'm aware there are a billion cars for sale for the criteria. Thus finding out peoples opinions on what they have had and how they run is important. I don't see how this can be deemed a stupid question.

Just because a car is £4k and has a 1.5 diesel and 40000 miles doesn't make it a good car - it could be ****.
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Postby sigehere52 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:10 pm

I had really good luck with a Rover diesel hatchback.
Very economical and reliable.
It was small and cheap so you could get pushed by the wind of passing lories though.
Another good one to look at would be Vauxhall, VW or Ford.
Use autoscout24 to search and there are a lot of options.
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Postby Braoin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm

I just entered your criteria into the Autotrader website and got 26,584 cars to chose from.

Just trying to show you how stupid your question is. Find a car you like and buy it. If you wait long enough on this site you'll get virtually every car recommended to you.
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