I'm just looking for some last minute advice on buying a used car. I have filtered down my options to one of these three: Ford Focus/ VW Golf/ Toyota Corolla
I'm looking for a small reliable car with the general specs for each of above:
- something between 2002 to 2005
-1.3 to 1.6 Engine Size
- 3 door
- reasonable for the year millage on or under the 100k miles mark
If you are a mechanic or have experience with these cars in particular could you give me a few words on anything you have found with them, primarily:
-availability of parts
-known issues with that make/year
-what to look out for when viewing the car
- what I should be looking to pay roughly
My budget is between 2,500 and 3,500. I am just looking for a reliable A to B car to make a few runs around the city in the evenings and the odd long journey to the west. I had a Peugot Partner and it was endless trouble and a general pain in the arse.
Thanks in advance for the advice..