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Is this car worth a punt?

Old Jun 18th 2020, 3:26 am
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I'm looking for a cheap car. I have spotted this on FB. It certainly fits the 'cheap' criteria, plus big enough for kids, equipment etc. Could anyone even speculate as to what the problem might be, and potentially how much I might have to spend to get it up to scratch?

Santa Fe: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...94652100627921

Also got my eye on these:

VW Golf: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...99261777512829
Proton Prevé: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...55607234961500
Honda Accord: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...53312665548287
Skoda Octavia: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...78004476097008

Any thoughts & opinions much appreciated and gratefully received.
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Old Jun 27th 2020, 10:49 am
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FWIW we've been Honda for decades (except I've just bought a different new car) - fantastic engineering, excellent construction and until recently good looking cars. (The newer ones have gone all psychotic, taking the Lexus line.)
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FWIW we've been Honda for decades (except I've just bought a different new car) - fantastic engineering, excellent construction and until recently good looking cars. (The newer ones have gone all psychotic, taking the Lexus line.)
I agree, Honda has a great reputation. And Toyota too - at least historically.
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All the main Japanese brands are pretty reliable. I think I read recently that Mitsubishi is rated as the most reliable in Australia
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All the main Japanese brands are pretty reliable. I think I read recently that Mitsubishi is rated as the most reliable in Australia
'You still got that paddock bashing Jetta?
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'You still got that paddock bashing Jetta?
I do. 10 years now and still going strong!

I've also got a Mitsubishi Triton
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I do. 10 years now and still going strong!

I've also got a Mitsubishi Triton
Wow, was it that long ago?
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Wow, was it that long ago?
It was but I'll probably replace it before the end of the year
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Local mechanic recommends a Lancer to replace the Pulsar when it eventually dies.

It will go well with our year old Triton which is going great.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu View Post
It was but I'll probably replace it before the end of the year
Ye, get rid of the old banger and buy yourself a proper car.

And besides, it was probably a PE special

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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
And besides, it was probably a PE special
Argentina
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Argentina
Gah! Worse!
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Gah! Worse!
Well I just leaned something - I checked and the old f**ker was made in Mexico

So:

Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Ariba!
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Well I just leaned something - I checked and the old f**ker was made in Mexico

So:
https://youtu.be/zOvyRjVQLjE

Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Ariba!
Weren't they one of the last countries to cease production of the beetle?
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Weren't they one of the last countries to cease production of the beetle?
VW make a lot of cars out of Mexico.

I recently leaned the Tiguan 5 seater is made in Germany yet the 7 seater Tiguan is made in Mexico. Seems a bit odd.
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