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  • 05-11-2012 5:54am
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    Registered Users Posts: 39


    Hi.
    I'm looking at buying an 02 - 03 primera. The main question I have is which model tl buy. The 1.6 or the 1.8 petrol or the 2.2 deseil... will be mainly using the car fr driving too work in Europe / UK so a lot of motorway driving....

    Any help really grateful


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  • Registered Users Posts: 73,453 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    The diesel then.

    Or something else altogether


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Shaneboyle


    What else would you recommend???

    Not really to sure what to buy?


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,453 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    Are you buying it in Ireland? What's the budget


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Shaneboyle


    In ireland about 2000€

    Needs a big enough boot for toolbox etc.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 16,724 Mod ✭✭✭✭yop


    Shaneboyle wrote: »
    In ireland about 2000€

    Needs a big enough boot for toolbox etc.

    How big is the toolbox!!! :D

    Must be a monster!

    Octavia...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,292 ✭✭✭Supergurrier


    Personally i wouldn't touch a primera, one of the least reliable jap cars out there.

    Diesel Octavia would be a good bet


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Shaneboyle


    Personally i wouldn't touch a primera, one of the least reliable jap cars out there.

    Diesel Octavia would be a good bet
    Very few on the market for price range at de moment...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,292 ✭✭✭Supergurrier


    Shaneboyle wrote: »
    Very few on the market for price range at de moment...

    Blame the felters, i will be selling my 02 1.4 petrol Octy before christmas for around 1-1.2k, im suprised that diesels can't be got for 2k tbh. Good cars overall though clutches on them have loads of travel though, it's like driving a tractor. :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭Bpmull


    My dad is in a similar postion works in the uk and has a load of tools he brings with him. He also does a lot of driving. And he got a 2005 new model octavia 1.9tdi and he loves it. I can't really think of a better car for the money that would suit his needs any better. Reliable economical and a huge boot for all the tools. For 2k I don't see why you wouldn't get a 2001 2002 1.9tdi octavia and even that model is a great car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,237 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    You would get a Peugeot 406 HDi on that budget. Very comfy seats for mile eating and generally cheaper than any of the VAG diesels of similar age. Get a tidy one that has been looked after and it should last you a bit.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 154 ✭✭markoire


    bazz26 wrote: »
    You would get a Peugeot 406 HDi on that budget. Very comfy seats for mile eating and generally cheaper than any of the VAG diesels of similar age. Get a tidy one that has been looked after and it should last you a bit.

    OP, as baz26 has said I'd be going for a well looked after 2.0hdi 407 on that budget. A volvo s40 1.9d should come in on your budget as well, they use a generally reliable renualt diesel engine as far as I know.


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