goochy Registered User
#1

girl in work asked me to help with getting her family car , sorry no good at providing links . Interested to hear peoples opinions on these options - all for €5k.

2007 avensis 1.6 petrol - 102k miles - autodirect cork - are these cars as reliable as people say they are ?

2006 kia sportage 2.0 diesel 2wd- 60k miles - AUTODIRECT CORK - is this mileage too low and likely to cause future problems being a diesel ?

2008 citroen c4 HDI 1.6 - 95K miles - ABS MOTORS CORK - believe their engines are good but are electrics etc. likely to be troublesome ?

thanks in advance

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twin_beacon Registered User
#2

Personally, I'd go for the avensis.

duffman3833 Registered User
#3

does she do many miles?

goochy Registered User
#4

about 13k miles a year , mostly short trips

theoneeyedman Registered User
#5

goochy said:
about 13k miles a year , mostly short trips


Petrol all the way then, the avensis is generally very good, reliable and comfortable enough.

duffman3833 Registered User
#6

theoneeyedman said:
Petrol all the way then, the avensis is generally very good, reliable and comfortable enough.


id second the petrol avensis also.
OP, Is it just them 3 cars or are you open to other cars?

goochy Registered User
#7

yes open to others , they previously had a 2003 audi a4 2.0 petrol but not looking for anything like that specifically

duffman3833 Registered User
#8

Honda accord petrol's are going at good price, there reliable but the only thing is the tax, it is bout 200 higher tax but nicer to look at i think than the avensis

elperello Registered User
#9

http://www.autodirect.ie/index.php?pd_id=2163

Is it this one?
It's a Strata model with a better spec than the run of the mill. Looks clean and the mileage shouldn't be a problem for a 1.6 petrol.

The NCT is up this month so she should ask them to get it done.

Cape Clear Registered User
#10

Just had a look at autodirect there. Also in the market for a car under €5k What are peoples views on this Focus http://www.autodirect.ie/index.php?pd_id=2425&vmakeId=25&vmodelId=265

bazz26 Registered User
#11

Sounds like she doesn't need a diesel and won't benefit from one. 5K is expensive for a 10 year old petrol Avensis, I'd expect to get a 2008 for that money.

Honda Civic saloon and Mazda 6 petrol is worth looking at too:
http://www.driving.ie/used-cars/Mazda/Mazda6/1.8-4DR/760692613259103212/
http://www.driving.ie/used-cars/Honda/Civic/1.8-SES/201014401747845950/

goochy Registered User
#12

Had a look at all three at lunch , the mileage on citroen should be 140k miles !
the Toyota looked well.

the gear knob on kia was marked but more worryingly the leather ' boot' on lever was badly frayed - is that normal for 60k mile car ?

Golfgorfield Registered User
#13

My Brother has a high spec Avensis 1.6 petrol for sale.
Its high spec 2008 with 110,000km and 2 owners. (low tax)
Nct for another 15mths

Its like new.

not sure of what hes asking but i think its in the region of €5500.

If you want more details PM me.

Soarer Registered User
#14

Prius.

goochy Registered User
#15

2008 Volvo s40 1.6 diesel , 124k miles - leather etc. €5,750 . most of the petrols seem to have high enough miles also. opinions ?
even though they currently have a 2 litre petrol ( they were gifted it) they don't want a gas guzzler this time around.
As said it doesn't have to be diesel but some of the petrol options mentioned are unnecessarily thirsty.

Prius - would be worried about future costs after talking to a taxi driver who has a lexus GS450H !

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