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Old 23-06-2016, 06:51 PM
Heraldo Heraldo is offline
 
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I sold my 1.4l Skoda Fabia today and on the lookout for a smaller car. I have around €550-€600 to spend.
Any recommendations? I have been looking at a Micra or Yaris as they are fairly bulletproof and cheap to run, tax and insure.
I know a Yaris might be out of the above price range.
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Old 23-06-2016, 08:31 PM
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I sold my 1.4l Skoda Fabia today and on the lookout for a smaller car. I have around €550-€600 to spend.
Any recommendations? I have been looking at a Micra or Yaris as they are fairly bulletproof and cheap to run, tax and insure.
I know a Yaris might be out of the above price range.
There are a few 00 Yaris on done deal From €600-€1000 have a look. I have a 2000 Yaris as a runaround great car and bullet proof.
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Old 23-06-2016, 10:11 PM
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There are a few 00 Yaris on done deal From €600-€1000 have a look. I have a 2000 Yaris as a runaround great car and bullet proof.
Thanks, will have a look there tonight. From what I know, done deal are better than adverts. Can I ask, is your Yaris good for driving on the link too? Is it stable around 100km/h?
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Old 24-09-2016, 09:50 PM
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We've had a 2000 reg Yaris for a while now. Apart from the fact that it doesn't have back doors (a bugbear with herself) and also that one of our sons is interested in getting it as his daughter's first car, I'd be inclined to keep it till we pop our clogs. As it happens, I'll be looking for a newer (and with back doors!) model of the same brand.
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:12 AM
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We've had a 2000 reg Yaris for a while now. Apart from the fact that it doesn't have back doors (a bugbear with herself) and also that one of our sons is interested in getting it as his daughter's first car, I'd be inclined to keep it till we pop our clogs. As it happens, I'll be looking for a newer (and with back doors!) model of the same brand.
Well I ended up getting a 2000 reg Yaris a few months ago! Not the most powerful engine, but is bulletproof and gets me from a to b. Easy to do self maintenance and get parts for. Plus goes for miles on a whiff of petrol.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:11 AM
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Yaris for city driving every time. Brother has one for years, how it keeps going is beyond me.

Still stable on motorway at about 110kph.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:35 PM
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Yaris for city driving every time. Brother has one for years, how it keeps going is beyond me.

Still stable on motorway at about 110kph.
Got up to 120kph on that stretch of road back from Carrigtwohill towards Little Island.
Apparently the most reliable Yaris's are from 99-05. 06 onwards, not so much.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:43 PM
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Correct.

An 05 will cross Europe and back.

Just bring a screw driver!
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:07 AM
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Correct.

An 05 will cross Europe and back.

Just bring a screw driver!
Exactly!

That's what I like about them, easy to maintain and readily available parts. Needs a few things but will get them in time.
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