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    Default time for a second car

    after being made redundant this month i have to hand in my company vehicle, been looking around and cant make up me mind what to get.

    only looking to spend around a grand as i have a motorbike as well which i want to keep.

    so far the short list seem to be either a 1.6 golf or bora.

    i have been looking at astras as well seen a couple of 1.6 sxi's for around a grand.


    any ideas peeps, just looking at cheap n cheerful tbh, i did say to the misses that i'd keep the veccy and buy here a replacement car

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    Cheap & cheerful rules

    - No turbo's
    - No multi Valves
    - No big capacity engines
    - No big electric packs

    I kept it simple and bought an Astra 1.4 8 valve. Poverty spec

    It cost £400 and ran 15,000 miles over 18 months with no issues.

    You'd be surprised how good poverty spec cars are as they take you back to younger days keeping it on the road. I had some really good fun moments in mine .... and I was a bit naughty in it as well

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    vauxhall astra all the way even get a sri for that money
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    a mate of mine has just brought a 'C' 2.2 on a 52 plate for a grand
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    VWs hold a high price, you will get a better astra for that sort of money

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    could get an astra convertable

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    the advantage of getting an astra is i can use my trade club discount for spares, but the bonus of a vw is they hold their money better.

    still needs to be no bigger than a 1.6 engine and grp 6 ish ins

    no diesels had enough of them

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    the astra all the way the vws may hold there money better but if they go it will be more to fix plus parts are cheaper for the astra

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    i must admit i'd prefer an astra over a ford focus anyday.

    what are the astra coupes like seen a few of then about

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