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    Default Job down the pan, so need a little runabout

    to get me the 50 mile round trip to where my new job will be, as my wife has the veccy. Will be mostly A roads & poss motorway, but cant afford much, so will have to be something thats easy to work on, get parts for ( from a scrappy ), low tax bracket, low milage, but above all reliable........
    So come on ideas please?

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    1.3 Fiesta. Engines are totally indestructable, go OK on the motorway and pull well over 40mpg.

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    Old mk3 Astra 1.4 8valver

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Old mk3 Astra 1.4 8valver
    Beat me to it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by poves View Post
    Beat me to it lol
    and me

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    I had an M reg 1.6 Astra 8v, never had a problem with it in the 2 years 70,000 miles I had it

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    got a mate with a 2.0 omega running on lpg.............cheap and reliable and 300 to a tank on the good stuff, should be on ebay this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    got a mate with a 2.0 omega running on lpg.............cheap and reliable and 300 to a tank on the good stuff, should be on ebay this week
    Omega ? 2.0? not exactly a "little runabout" is it? dont know anywhere round here that sells lpg?

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    Rover 25 with the 1.4 engine (by Honda).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Rover 25 with the 1.4 engine (by Honda).
    He did say reliable

    I would get something I wanted to drive, but cheap enough that if it broke, I could just scrap it and go round the loop again without too many tears. There's plenty of cheap cars out there with an MOT that you could run for 12 months and ditch at the end of that time, with hopefully no outlay other than fuel (probably quite a few Vectra-B's now in this category).

    More sensible choices would be Astra, Escort, Honda Civic etc.

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