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shiftypowers2002 #1 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

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My Current car is dying a slow and painful death, i've got all the experience i can in it and i need to move to the next tier!!! :blink:

As i have, at times, a wife and two little noisy critters (also know as children) to fit in it i'm looking at people Carriers. B)

Any one got any tips/hints/suggestions/advice on this or am i wasting time barking up the wrong tree. so to speak! :rolleyes:

If there are i will be a tad less vague about what and where i'm looking for etc etc etc...

much aprreciated peeps :lol:

DougHole #2 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

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If you buy a Rover 600 executive model people will begin to refer to you as 'Alan Partridge'.

I have found this out to my cost.

DougHole #3 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:27 PM

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Seriously though, stay away from Vauxhall Meriva people carriers, we had one and its not comfy and the brakes are too hard.

'You cant go wrong with a focus' - my brother says this and I have to say he is boring as hell, and you can generally trust boring people, they tend to research stuff property.

I love him but even he has admitted 'I know I can be pretty boring'.

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Depends how much you have to spend.

2nd hand Hondas are good value and are indestructable. Old preludes are quite a good laugh.

If you have 10k though, get an S2000. Best go cart, i mean car on the planet.


Edit: Forgot to say, you will need gun laying drive and V-Stab as firing on the move at 150 mph is quite difficult

Listy #5 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

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Might I suggest.

dudnic #6 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

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DougHole #7 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

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Harry I am thinking of buying an MR2 (again), would you rate the s2000 over this?? A model maybe 5-6k?

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View PostDougHole, on 19 January 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:

Seriously though, stay away from Vauxhall Meriva people carriers, we had one and its not comfy and the brakes are too hard.

'You cant go wrong with a focus' - my brother says this and I have to say he is boring as hell, and you can generally trust boring people, they tend to research stuff property.

I love him but even he has admitted 'I know I can be pretty boring'.


Lol, was considering, amongst others, both the Focus and also seen a few Meriva's.

The Budget is max £3000, which i know ain't a lot there's not a lot that can be done about that.

Currently there's a couple Renault Megane Scenics which are looking like the have potential.  :blink:

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I had a Jap import Toyota Estima 2.2 diesel and for all it was 15 years old it had no rust ran like a dream and was by far the nicest car i have driven in along time and it ran on veg oil better than it did on diesel they are well worth looking at and you will have a much better quality car than you might expect at the price

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If you see a Meriva for sale and its got a small burn hole in the drivers seat, then its probably our old one where I burnt it with a spliff  :o

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View PostDougHole, on 19 January 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

Harry I am thinking of buying an MR2 (again), would you rate the s2000 over this?? A model maybe 5-6k?

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Hmm I wonder... How many sprogs, the Missus and weekly shopping can you get into a Saxon?

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View PostListy, on 19 January 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

Hmm I wonder... How many sprogs, the Missus and weekly shopping can you get into a Saxon?
Ive only got one kid and the wife has got her own motor  :Smile_harp:

shiftypowers2002 #13 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

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View PostDougHole, on 19 January 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

Ive only got one kid and the wife has got her own motor  :Smile_harp:

Hmmm, the mrs has her won car too but it's on it's last legs as well which is a nitemare.

Lol, i'll second the  :D  Listy, nice!!!

View PostDougHole, on 19 January 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

If you see a Meriva for sale and its got a small burn hole in the drivers seat, then its probably our old one where I burnt it with a spliff  :o

That's why you should only smoke weed in the car, not solids. The first car me n the mrs bought was a Golf. When it eventually got scrapped the front seats and carpet where like swiss cheese due to dropped spliffage.

Ahhh those were the days   (goes all misty eyed)
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Just realised you wanted a people eater...carrier.

Sod the kids, get an S2000 and see if they can keep up.

Or a toyota Pravia.


Doug, MR2 is okay but its frankly not even in the same league. Try and test drive one if you can. They aren't for the feint hearted though! I have the original with no traction control or anything. Spend 50% of time going sideways. Not many of them left as they all wrapped around lamposts etc (proof is on you tube lol)

Spliff burns....baine of my life :Smile-hiding:

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View Postshiftypowers2002, on 19 January 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

That's why you should only smoke weed in the car, not solids. The first car me n the mrs bought was a Golf. When it eventually got scrapped the front seat where like swoss cheese due to dropped spliffage.

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View Postshiftypowers2002, on 19 January 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

Lol, was considering, amongst others, both the Focus and also seen a few Meriva's.

The Budget is max £3000, which i know ain't a lot there's not a lot that can be done about that.

Currently there's a couple Renault Megane Scenics which are looking like the have potential.  :blink:


Don't go there mate, even new Renaults go wrong coz they are over engineered so the electrics go. :blink:  I have an old Volvo 940 Estate you can have for £250 if you want it. You can get millions of kids in them and when there are no kids, put the back seats down and you have a mobile shag palace.





Edit. lol green stuff fror the win :Smile_harp: . When i was a courier my van was peppered with holes. I could only afford solids then.



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shiftypowers2002 #17 Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

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View PostHarryStotle, on 19 January 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

Don't go there mate, even new Renaults go wrong coz they are over engineered so the electrics go. :blink:  I have an old Volvo 940 Estate you can have for £250 if you want it. You can get millions of kids in them and when there are no kids, put the back seats down and you have a mobile shag palace.

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Edit. lol green stuff fror the win :Smile_harp: . When i was a courier my van was peppered with holes. I could only afford solids then.



When is this post getting banned????


Lol, shagging... I have a distant and vague memory of what that is. Pprobably best go look it up on the internet (when i'm at home) to jog my memory. So to speak :rolleyes:

Banned, i should imagine very shortly.

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View PostDougHole, on 19 January 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

Ive only got one kid and the wife has got her own motor  :Smile_harp:

Well in that case, might I suggest something a bit more sporty?

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People carriers are overpriced and will be to big for you, a family of four just don't need one. There are plenty of estate cars that would do the job and be cheaper to buy and run.

Is insurance an issue? security where you live? petrol or diesel? If your not servicing it yourself then service costs need to be factored in as well, etc etc, you don't give enough detail for anyone to help.

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If you can pick up a 1.9TDI Passat estate, it's a flying machine, big and pretty bomb proof.

Don't go near anything with a Renault badge, unless you like giving all to money to keep the....thing going.




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