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Old 20 March 2017, 09:22 PM   #31
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Get the best, lowest-mileage Toyota or Honda your budget will stretch to, and have the satisfaction of saving money on fuel and bills for stuff going wrong now, plus the added bonus of being able to hand the car to your kids to learn to drive in 10/15 years from now when it's still working perfectly
If you are considering this route, there are a couple of points to consider around honda diesels. my 2.2 accord has recently cracked its exhaust manifold, 500 - 600 to replace this using a good independant garage. The VSA unit has given up recently, that is around 300 for a reconditioned part, plus fitting costs - both are common failures on the accord. The 2.2 diesel is fussy on its oil staying with 0-30 is espensive, about 70 for the required amount of oil for a service, which needs done every 10K.

For fuel economy, I see around 600 miles on a full tank of fuel - 40mpg, not an interesting car in any way, I used to tell people my favourite part was the drivers door release, as it lets me out of it, comfortable, well specced in EX trim and reliable if maintained, but I dont think it will be cheap enough to do your job well.
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Old 21 March 2017, 01:13 PM   #32
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Thanks again to all for the advice, it is appreciated. You have given me lots to think about! I'm now half toying with the idea of keeping the WRX and continuing to use it as my daily and possibly getting a hair dressers car for weekend and nice weather fun (S2000/MX5/TT). Call me crazy, but you only live once and you can't take it with you so you might as well enjoy yourself while you can.
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Old 21 March 2017, 02:54 PM   #33
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Thanks again to all for the advice, it is appreciated. You have given me lots to think about! I'm now half toying with the idea of keeping the WRX and continuing to use it as my daily and possibly getting a hair dressers car for weekend and nice weather fun (S2000/MX5/TT). Call me crazy, but you only live once and you can't take it with you so you might as well enjoy yourself while you can.
Well in that case, sell the wrx and buy something more refined and luxury for daily lol.
Or do you prefer the little boost of wrx, a nice remap should make mpg decent on wrx for daily if you're gentle on throttle lol, (sorry if already mapped).
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Old 21 March 2017, 04:13 PM   #34
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That's the trouble, I love the sound and looks of the Impreza, I think I would miss it too much! Yeah car already has a few mods and has been remapped to 290bhp
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So then decision made then.
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Change of plan... car is on eBay...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-SUBAR...-/222455018557

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I think you need to check your link mate.

So what's the plan... don't be a tease.
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Oh? The link works for me when I click it? Does it work for anyone else?

That's the trouble, I have no idea what to replace it with!! I want something low mileage, reliable and comfortable. A few people are pointing me towards a Hyundai i30, but I'm not sure...

I test drove an 08 MX5 last weekend, didn't like it, don't see what all the fuss is about, I'm glad I got it out my system!
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Oh? The link works for me when I click it? Does it work for anyone else?

That's the trouble, I have no idea what to replace it with!! I want something low mileage, reliable and comfortable. A few people are pointing me towards a Hyundai i30, but I'm not sure...

I test drove an 08 MX5 last weekend, didn't like it, don't see what all the fuss is about, I'm glad I got it out my system!
I'll check the link again, took me to some weird site.

I have a mate that has a 3yr old petrol i30, not sure what engine, but I thought it ran out of puff VERY quickly and had short gearing and just generally very dull.

The MX5 although I've not driven a newer one, should be better than the old 1.6 that I did drive, needs to be driven quickly to be appreciated as it's on or close to the limit that they shine, need to be a bit of a wheel smith to get the best out of them, like most RWD cars... they're unlike Impreza's where any average driver can go reasonably quickly, not sure I'd have one as an only car though.

Just checked the link again and it takes me to 'Viglink shopping' might be because I'm in Croatia.

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The link has an extraneous ? at the end of it, should work fine if you take that off.

To the OP, what about a DS3 Racing or Mini Cooper?
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Ditch, yeah I got that the MX needed to be revved to enjoyed, I turned the DSC off as well but it just wasn't there for me. I probably wasn't pushing as hard as I would if it was my car, I was on a test drive after all lol. But thinking about it after it just wasn't for me in the end.

I think what I want to do now is sell mine and put a bit of money towards something newer and a more luxurious cabin/comfortable ride etc. Then once I've moved, possibly get something older and fun for the weekend.

Mark, thanks, I have removed the '?' and the link still works for me, hopefully it works for others now? RE the DS3/cooper, I think I also need 5 doors for practical reasons I'd quite like a Fiesta ST, but they only come in 3 doors and I'm just not taken by the Focus, plus I think it's over budget.
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Golf gti, mk5 or r32, Leon cupra, Audi s3 etc etc.
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Yeah I was thinking along those lines Busta, Had a mk4 Gti before the scoob and that was a good car, the first car I ever said I'd buy another one of. I've heard there are oil/engine issues with the mk5 cars and equivalent though? I thought about a Fabia VRS, but read they also had oil issues, the 1.4 turbo and supercharged ones.
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The 1.4 turbo/charger have nemerous issues so I'd stay away from them. Not really heard of many oil issues with the mk5 tbh, but from mk5 is where they got better with the car in terms of a hot hatch as they went down hill from the mk1/2.
There is another thread on here about the mk5 gti so worth the read. The s3, Leon fr are same engine.
Or the cupra and edition 30 golf have the k04 turbo and I believe the ed30 have forged internals stock, not sure if Leon cupra has also.
I do know that the TFSI engines did suffer from oil consumption but I thought that were only a few audis, not sure it was across the range as they all gave different engine displacements.
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