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Good diesel car for €17-€19K

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  • 07-09-2011 12:27am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭


    Right the time has come to get rid of my Corsa, sad yet delighted its going.

    Now due to work, I'll need a diesel. Something like a Mondeo, Passat, Accord.

    Found a lovely 08' GHIA Model Mondeo for €18K. Is the GHIA a good spec or basic ?

    Or a 08' Accord, €19K and 32K miles.

    I test drove the 1 car since I started my search........07' Citroen C6 HDi, never driven as good as this...EVER. Absolutely brilliant. Slightly more expensive , but only 20K miles on it (Mondeo has slightly less). €20000 but by God is it nice.

    Can't think of anything wrong with it. Love its looks, the way it drives etc.

    Now its between the C6 & Mondeo. 32K miles is a bit much with all the driving I do to be honest.


    Heres the C6

    http://www.carzone.ie/search/Citroen/C6/2.7-HDi-/201136204307983/advert?channel=CARS




    What are your opinions ?
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭deadlast


    Ensti wrote: »
    Right the time has come to get rid of my Corsa, sad yet delighted its going.

    Now due to work, I'll need a diesel. Something like a Mondeo, Passat, Accord.

    Found a lovely 08' GHIA Model Mondeo for €18K. Is the GHIA a good spec or basic ?

    Or a 08' Accord, €19K and 32K miles.

    I test drove the 1 car since I started my search........07' Citroen C6 HDi, never driven as good as this...EVER. Absolutely brilliant. Slightly more expensive , but only 20K miles on it (Mondeo has slightly less). €20000 but by God is it nice.

    Can't think of anything wrong with it. Love its looks, the way it drives etc.

    Now its between the C6 & Mondeo. 32K miles is a bit much with all the driving I do to be honest.


    Heres the C6

    http://www.carzone.ie/search/Citroen/C6/2.7-HDi-/201136204307983/advert?channel=CARS

    Heres the Mondeo

    http://www.carzone.ie/search/Ford/Mondeo/2.0lt-DI/201122202647356/advert?channel=CARS


    What are your opinions ?
    Thanks
    You could get a 08 diesel Mondeo for €10k..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    deadlast wrote: »
    You could get a 08 diesel Mondeo for €10k..

    With 18K miles ? And after reading about them on the net, GHIA is a pretty god spec too, doubt you'd get a GHIA with 18K miles for €10K.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,238 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    That Mondeo is well overpriced, here is a 09 for similar money:
    http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index.cfm?fuseaction=car&carID=201127203247330

    C6 is in a different league, ideal mile muncher, that one seems good value if it includes VRT but the motor tax would be a hard pill to swallow.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    bazz26 wrote: »
    That Mondeo is well overpriced, here is a 09 for similar money:
    http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index.cfm?fuseaction=car&carID=201127203247330

    C6 is in a different league, ideal mile muncher, that one seems good value if it includes VRT but the motor tax would be a hard pill to swallow.

    Cheers, might give that one a call


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,247 ✭✭✭✭Guy:Incognito


    C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6C6. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM C6.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 51,238 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    Mondeos are cheap in the UK, might be worth taking a trip up North or across the Irish Sea. Titanium X is higher spec than the Ghia too.

    An example:
    http://www.usedcarsni.com/77453641


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    That one looks nice alright, I'd love a Titanium X just wouldn't be into sorting out VRT etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,238 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    It's not that much hassle considering the potential savings to be made.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    bazz26 wrote: »
    It's not that much hassle considering the potential savings to be made.

    Very true, I had a UK plate Audi A6 before. Got stopped quite a few times in the days it took to get VRT sorted. Will definitely consider it now that you say it.

    Would this 09 Titanium X have low tax even though its originally a UK car ?
    Tax on that C6 will be a killer !!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,575 ✭✭✭166man




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    166man wrote: »

    Wouldn't really go for an Alfa, but €19K for something nearly brand new....


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Get the C6. You owe it to left fielders everywhere. You'll love the looks and above all the presence from the outside. I was in a taxi one last year, a bit dull inside but a lovely machine altogether. I scratched it though when I crashed into him on my road bike and had to cough up E250 shekels to put it right. Still, I got a free taxi ride in a car I'd always had a soft spot for. Every cloud...


  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭Keith in cork


    You need to be thinking audi or bmw with that kinda money.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    Really really tempted on buying that C6 ? Anyone know if a dealer would hold a car for about 7-10 days ? I'd imagine so if I'm giving him cash....?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    oh yeah, give him a deposit and he'll hold onto it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    You need to be thinking audi or bmw with that kinda money.

    Well, with this kind of money and with what I'm looking for my only choice in BMW would be a 5 series, and for never really looked at Audi..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Ensti wrote: »
    Well, with this kind of money and with what I'm looking for my only choice in BMW would be a 5 series, and for never really looked at Audi..

    Ah no! Not another 5 Series diesel or Audi diesel. Go for the C6. The mechanicals are proven as the engine is used in loads of cars such as Peugeots, Jaguars and others I can't recall. The suspension is cheap to maintain too. I'd give it serious consideration.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    Yeah, I was trying to say I wouldn't go for a 5 Series or Audi. They're just too common..!!
    And I am giving this C6 serious consideration.


  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭Keith in cork


    Ensti wrote: »
    Yeah, I was trying to say I wouldn't go for a 5 Series or Audi. They're just too common..!!
    And I am giving this C6 serious consideration.

    Theres a reason their common ;)

    Also, i don't see why your restricted to the 5. The 5 happens to be my choice when it comes to bmw ownership but thats neither here not there.

    Do you have to spend the 18k? Could you not go for a well spec'd and well kept 10k car, years tax . Plenty cash left on the side, for a rainy day...... and lets be honest, every day seems to be one these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,575 ✭✭✭166man


    Ensti wrote: »
    Yeah, I was trying to say I wouldn't go for a 5 Series or Audi. They're just too common..!!

    *quietly deletes link to Skoda Octavia diesel...

    :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    166man wrote: »
    *quietly deletes link to Skoda Octavia diesel...

    :D

    Good one, :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Ensti wrote: »
    Good one, :D

    Can we avoid needless discussion of the Superb too?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    Theres a reason their common ;)

    Also, i don't see why your restricted to the 5. The 5 happens to be my choice when it comes to bmw ownership but thats neither here not there.

    Do you have to spend the 18k? Could you not go for a well spec'd and well kept 10k car, years tax . Plenty cash left on the side, for a rainy day...... and lets be honest, every day seems to be one these days.

    Really don't want to spend the €18K as I'm building a house at the moment.
    But, I'm looking for something as new as possible.(Low mileage, Sell it on when NCT comes around, Cheap tax etc) I drive from Dublin to Kerry every Monday and back again on Saturday so low mileage is necessary and I can't find anything for about €10K. Originally I wasn't going to go as low as a 2007, but I just love that Citroen. Won't go for any other car under 2008. Kills me to have to do it, but its just what happens.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,575 ✭✭✭166man


    Ensti wrote: »
    Really don't want to spend the €18K as I'm building a house at the moment.
    But, I'm looking for something as new as possible.(Low mileage, Sell it on when NCT comes around, Cheap tax etc) I drive from Dublin to Kerry every Monday and back again on Saturday so low mileage is necessary and I can't find anything for about €10K. Originally I wasn't going to go as low as a 2007, but I just love that Citroen. Won't go for any other car under 2008. Kills me to have to do it, but its just what happens.

    That Citroen probably won't hold its value very well and the tax will kill it trying to sell it on, here's a serious suggestion


    http://www.carzone.ie/search/Audi/A4/1.9-TDI-/201135204159872/advert?channel=CARS

    Low tax, low mileage, good resale values etc...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    166man wrote: »
    That Citroen probably won't hold its value very well and the tax will kill it trying to sell it on, here's a serious suggestion


    http://www.carzone.ie/search/Audi/A4/1.9-TDI-/201135204159872/advert?channel=CARS

    Low tax, low mileage, good resale values etc...

    I know the Citroen won't hold its value. I'm going to trade it in against a newer car in a couple of years, I'd highly doubt I'd sell it privately.

    I'm going to gather all of the cars I'm interested in and have a long and hard think about it. I just really have my heart set on that C6 now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Ensti wrote: »
    Really don't want to spend the €18K as I'm building a house at the moment.
    But, I'm looking for something as new as possible.(Low mileage, Sell it on when NCT comes around, Cheap tax etc) I drive from Dublin to Kerry every Monday and back again on Saturday so low mileage is necessary and I can't find anything for about €10K. Originally I wasn't going to go as low as a 2007, but I just love that Citroen. Won't go for any other car under 2008. Kills me to have to do it, but its just what happens.

    If you love the Citroen you should just man up and buy it. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Ensti wrote: »
    I know the Citroen won't hold its value. I'm going to trade it in against a newer car in a couple of years, I'd highly doubt I'd sell it privately.

    I'm going to gather all of the cars I'm interested in and have a long and hard think about it. I just really have my heart set on that C6 now.

    A C6 will be a surprisingly desirable car in a few years. Not many about. I doubt you'll be looking long for buyers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 135 ✭✭Ensti


    coolbeans wrote: »
    If you love the Citroen you should just man up and buy it. :)

    My GF HATES the Citroen, that gives me even more reason to buy it :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭coolbeans


    Ensti wrote: »
    My GF HATES the Citroen, that gives me even more reason to buy it :p

    Gotta assert yourself man. Can't be towing the line all the time.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,309 ✭✭✭VolvoMan


    Ensti wrote: »
    My GF HATES the Citroen, that gives me even more reason to buy it :p

    Sure what do women know? All they want is something that looks shiny and has either four rings or a blue propellor on the grille/bonnet.


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