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Post by Muckinonthesofa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 am

Hi,

I'm looking for a low tax (up to £30), economical, sensible miles, small car for one of my daughter's to learn in. Around £2k.

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Post by philbo909 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 am

Two birds one stone, get a jimny and it can also be your off road toy :thumbsup:
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Post by Muckinonthesofa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:35 am

philbo909 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 am
Two birds one stone, get a jimny and it can also be your off road toy :thumbsup:
:D yeah, that'd be good but too high on tax etc.
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Post by obewan » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:55 am

The list below was on Piston heads of cars with £30 road tax, albeit in a thread from 2011, but I guess if you are looking at spending around £2k it will probably be one of these

audi a2 1.4 tdi
citroen c1 1.0
citroen c1 1.4 hdi
citroen C2 1.4 hdi
citroen c3 1.4 hdi
citroen xsara 1.4 hdi
diahatsu charade 1.0 efi
diahatsu sirion 1.0
fiat panda 1.3 16v multijet
fiat punto 1.3 16v multijet (auto available)
ford fiesta 1.8 TDdi
ford fiesta 1.4 tdci (auto available)
ford fusion 1.4 tdci (auto available)
honda civic ima executive
honda insight
hyundai getz 1.5 crtd
kia picanto 1.1
mazda2 1.4 td (auto available)
mercedes a160cdi
nissan micra 1.5
peugeot 1007 1.4 hdi
peugeot 107 1.0 (auto available)
peugeot 206 1.4 hdi
peugeot 206 2.0 hdi
peugeot 206 sw 1.4 hdi
peugeot 307 1.4 hdi
renault clio 1.5 dci
renault megane 1.5 dci
renault modus 1.5 dci
seat arosa 1.4 tdi
suzuki alto 1.1
smart roadster
suzuki alto 1.1
toyota aygo 1.0 (auto available)
toyota aygo 1.4 d4d (auto available)
toyota prius (cvt available)
toyota yaris 1.4 d-4d (auto available)
vauxhall astra ECO4 LS 1.7 DTi 5 Door Hatch
vauxhall corsa 1.0 Eco
vauxhall corsa 1.3 cdti
volkswagen lupo 1.4 tdi
volkswagen lupo 1.7 diesel
volkswagen polo 1.4 tdi
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Post by greg81 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:03 am

Twingo - Absolutely amazing little cars

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Post by A1GSS » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:16 pm

Probably not much help :) but worth a try, I'm selling my son's Golf, it's more money and the wrong tax bracket!

Autotrader advert here if you fancy a look:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 7068186117

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Post by firebobby » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:14 pm

We have a 2008 Fiesta 1.4 tdci, it's £30 road tax and returns over 60 mpg on a run.
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Post by gerryp » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Peugeot 107.
Got one recently for my niece who was in the same position.
£20 tax and easy to insure.
Not that expensive to buy either.

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Post by Muckinonthesofa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:05 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks her friend's family have a 107 coming up for sale which she likes. :thumbsup:
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Post by Ewazix » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:04 am

Muckinonthesofa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:05 am
Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks her friend's family have a 107 coming up for sale which she likes. :thumbsup:
We've had two C1's and a 107 in the family, great little cars but check (and budget for) the below which are common/inevitable faults and the only downside of the Aygo/C1/107 family. Otherwise they are a surprisingly enjoyable and practical little package which cost Zip to run.

1. Clutches are made of cheese! Dealers have replaced bucket loads of them typically at 30-50k miles but many as low as 10k! Early pre-facelift models had a slightly smaller clutch, the beefier later unit is better but not ideal. Any weakness in driver/clutch behaviour will shorten life and replacements are not as cheap as you might hope.
2. Gear change mechanism is prone to wear in the bushes and cables leading to huge slop or no gears, replacement is the only option. I've done two which isn't a hard job but parts were surprisingly expensive.

Don't be put off by the above so long as you check before purchase and factor in the possibility of a repair at some time.
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Post by Muckinonthesofa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:04 am
Muckinonthesofa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:05 am
Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks her friend's family have a 107 coming up for sale which she likes. :thumbsup:
We've had two C1's and a 107 in the family, great little cars but check (and budget for) the below which are common/inevitable faults and the only downside of the Aygo/C1/107 family. Otherwise they are a surprisingly enjoyable and practical little package which cost Zip to run.

1. Clutches are made of cheese! Dealers have replaced bucket loads of them typically at 30-50k miles but many as low as 10k! Early pre-facelift models had a slightly smaller clutch, the beefier later unit is better but not ideal. Any weakness in driver/clutch behaviour will shorten life and replacements are not as cheap as you might hope.
2. Gear change mechanism is prone to wear in the bushes and cables leading to huge slop or no gears, replacement is the only option. I've done two which isn't a hard job but parts were surprisingly expensive.

Don't be put off by the above so long as you check before purchase and factor in the possibility of a repair at some time.
Many thanks Ewazix! Much appreciated :thumbsup:
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Post by ErrErrminator » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:10 pm

I have a Mk1 Aygo. Bought to keep my commute as cheap as possible and as a car I don't have to worry about too much as it gets driven down so awful roads/tracks and left allover the place without as second glance. It also allows me to justify the Zed as a weekend car! :)

I picked up my 2007 car last year with 90k on the clock for around a grand. It's over the 100k mark now, drinks a bit of oil (1 litre per 1000 miles), but is a solid little runner. Slow but quite fun to chuck about and most importantly cheap. £20 tax. Low 50s real world mpg driving with a fairly heavy right foot. Peanuts for tyres etc.

My clutch and gearbox are fine, but the above comments are certainly common issues. The other one is leaky boot and door seals, so if it's rained or been washed recently check the boot floor and footwells for damp carpets.

They are great, cheap, surprisingly practical little cars. If mine dies, which it will eventually if I keep ragging it around like I do, then I'd happily pick up another. It fits the bill.
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