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Old Jan 24th 2016, 2:42 am
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Currently have a Mini Cooper. Want something with a little more grunt but is fun to drive. Moving up a big hill but will use it to commute to Downtown Vancouver and locally. We drive a Sienna for long journeys.

Any suggestions appreciated. Ideally don't want to spend more that $25000
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Currently have a Mini Cooper. Want something with a little more grunt but is fun to drive. Moving up a big hill but will use it to commute to Downtown Vancouver and locally. We drive a Sienna for long journeys.

Any suggestions appreciated. Ideally don't want to spend more that $25000
Fun. Cheap. Nominally 4 seats. Mustang convertible. Available in flavours from 300hp up and with a six speed box (although when you'd use 6th is a mystery). American, of course, and RWD, wronger than a wrong thing. A blast every day.
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Fun. Cheap. Nominally 4 seats. Mustang convertible. Available in flavours from 300hp up and with a six speed box (although when you'd use 6th is a mystery). American, of course, and RWD, wronger than a wrong thing. A blast every day.
That is top of my chav list. I really want one but i as you say it is so wrong!!
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..... I really want one but i as you say it is so wrong!!
No, you are wrong about that. You definitely want a Mustang!
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Fun. Cheap. Nominally 4 seats. Mustang convertible. Available in flavours from 300hp up and with a six speed box (although when you'd use 6th is a mystery). American, of course, and RWD, wronger than a wrong thing. A blast every day.
Forgot about the dogs, do I need a fun Hatchback?!
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That is top of my chav list. I really want one but i as you say it is so wrong!!
I have one for commuting (30,000 miles a year). I love it in the snow and I love it compared to the VW I had before when I'm at the dealers, servicing a Ford is laughably cheap. Sensible, no. Fun, yes. I only regret that I got it off lease and so couldn't choose the colour. It needs a more in-yer-face shade.
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Forgot about the dogs, do I need a fun Hatchback?!
"Fun hatchback", er, like a, like a what? A Renault 5 Turbo 2 won't fit the budget and cramps the dogs.

We have a greyhound and a whippet and routinely squish them into the Mustang. I have a seatbelt harness because a previous dog, a doodle, use to bound out at the traffic lights but these two are calmer.
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Get an update of your current- good enough room in the car for family, two and four legged and 142mph- not exactly a slouch- you would have to knock them down price-wise though- apologies that it is from the Daily Wail btw

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/even...y-triumph.html

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I have desires for a Fiat 500 Arbath, I have yet to drive one to see if I'd actually want one and I'd need to see how much room there is for the dogsters and work deliveries with the seats folded down. There isnt really much else out there at the moment that makes me want to switch my current car up. Did bid on a mini today but it was too spendy.
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Want something with a little more grunt but is fun to drive.
Any suggestions appreciated. Ideally don't want to spend more that $25000
Hard to beat a Harley for torque and fun to drive, lots under $25k, you could even get a rain suit in there.
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Hard to beat a Harley for torque and fun to drive, lots under $25k, you could even get a rain suit in there.
Sidecar for the dogs and child?
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I have desires for a Fiat 500 Arbath, I have yet to drive one to see if I'd actually want one and I'd need to see how much room there is for the dogsters and work deliveries with the seats folded down. There isnt really much else out there at the moment that makes me want to switch my current car up. Did bid on a mini today but it was too spendy.
Fiat 500s are hideously overpriced.
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Sidecar for the dogs and child?
Vancouver version of Wallace and Gromit?!
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It's out of your price range by a factor of 2ish and as chav as they get but I really fancy a Ford Focus RS Ford Focus RS Reviews - Ford Focus RS Price, Photos, and Specs - Car and Driver . But then I did live in Essex for 14 years....

Aside from that, I'd go with dbd's suggestion!

(That Car and Driver review is us where the price is $36k, in Canuckistan it's nearer $50k!)
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