Go Back   Peoples Republic Of Cork Discussion Forums > Users Ads & Discussion > Motors
User Name
Password
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27-11-2014, 07:34 PM
lance uppercut lance uppercut is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 879
Default car recommendations

Long story short, my Corolla was written off. What car would ye recommend getting? Have about €8k to spend. I do about 150 miles a week. Was looking for diesels but a mechanic buddy of mine says when things go wrong with them they're very costly.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-11-2014, 10:09 PM
dow dow is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: co tipperary
Posts: 1,631
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lance uppercut View Post
Long story short, my Corolla was written off. What car would ye recommend getting? Have about €8k to spend. I do about 150 miles a week. Was looking for diesels but a mechanic buddy of mine says when things go wrong with them they're very costly.
A diesel must be serviced regularly. Oil and filters, I have a 02 avensis and never had 1 bit of bother with it , I get a full service every 7k miles , only failed nct once on lights being to high , look after a diesel and it will look after you
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Hang_Sandwich Hang_Sandwich is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: space
Posts: 18,770
Default

You need to do the miles to own a diesel, otherwise you'll have injector issues ,partical filter issues and you'll be replacing turbos. Diesel cars are more expensive to buy and to maintain, they are cheaper on fuel. And are worse pollution wise for humans anyway, or be it lower on C02
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-12-2014, 10:50 AM
D'oriel D'oriel is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Making Love To My Ego
Posts: 28,487
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lance uppercut View Post
Long story short, my Corolla was written off. What car would ye recommend getting? Have about €8k to spend. I do about 150 miles a week. Was looking for diesels but a mechanic buddy of mine says when things go wrong with them they're very costly.
Yup.

Sister has a 5 year old Mondeo diesel.

Engine effectively blew up. Cost her 6k.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Baron View Post
With luck you will be caught by the Isis lads next time you are out to save the world.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23-12-2014, 11:21 PM
revalade revalade is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,808
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lance uppercut View Post
Long story short, my Corolla was written off. What car would ye recommend getting? Have about €8k to spend. I do about 150 miles a week. Was looking for diesels but a mechanic buddy of mine says when things go wrong with them they're very costly.
Another Toyota .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Hang_Sandwich Hang_Sandwich is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: space
Posts: 18,770
Default

I'd get a e46 m3 , your mileage is low so go for something daycent
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-01-2015, 05:04 PM
poulgorm poulgorm is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,261
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang_Sandwich View Post
I'd get a e46 m3 , your mileage is low so go for something daycent
The OP has €8,000 to spend. He/she had better have another €8,000 to spend on repairs, if she buys a BMW for €8,000
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Hang_Sandwich Hang_Sandwich is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: space
Posts: 18,770
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poulgorm View Post
The OP has €8,000 to spend. He/she had better have another €8,000 to spend on repairs, if she buys a BMW for €8,000
Nonsense, you'd get a very clean 2002 m3 for that, if you know what to look for
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2015, 09:48 PM
slick fingers slick fingers is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang_Sandwich View Post
Nonsense, you'd get a very clean 2002 m3 for that, if you know what to look for
The OP was thinking of getting a diesel but was worried about maintenance costs and you suggest an M3 that does about 20miles to the gallon and with roadtax just under 2grand?



with 8grand you'd pick up a decent 2008 1.9tdi golf with low road tax
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-01-2015, 10:59 AM
FISH FISH is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lance uppercut View Post
Long story short, my Corolla was written off. What car would ye recommend getting? Have about €8k to spend. I do about 150 miles a week. Was looking for diesels but a mechanic buddy of mine says when things go wrong with them they're very costly.
Your diesel mechanic is correct, but there's no comparison between diesel and petrol in the price range you are looking at. I would rather buy a small engine diesel than most petrols (unless above 2.0L). Why? a small petrol wouldn't pull the fat off a chip, whereas even most modern turbo diesels (1.3 and above) have bags of torque/better fun to drive and are more economical.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump










All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All forum comments are the sole responsibility and property of forum users. PeoplesRepublicOfCork.com and its sponsors disclaim all liability for content posted by users of the forum. PeoplesRepublicOfCork.com and its sponsors do not necessarily share the views expressed in this forum. Use the report post system to have comments considered for edit or deletion. All users are IP logged. Website hosted by Hostrocket USA.