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Used car budget 8k

  • 20-04-2021 5:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Am looking to buy a car that’s nit going to keep breaking down and costing me money every year in repairs annual mileage is about 5k looking for something with the cheaper car tax have been driving an a4 for the last ten years. Would an a3 be a good buy? Or can anyone reccomend anything that would be a good car for that budget please? Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Am looking to buy a car that’s nit going to keep breaking down and costing me money every year in repairs annual mileage is about 5k looking for something with the cheaper car tax have been driving an a4 for the last ten years. Would an a3 be a good buy? Or can anyone reccomend anything that would be a good car for that budget please? Thanks

    Almost everything is in newer tax regime now, it's in place 13 years. A3 reasonably reliable but if your priority is not breaking down and costing you money you'll get plenty of cars younger with lower mileage for your budget than an a3.
    I'd suggest you might even get one of the Korean brands under manufacturers warranty for another year or so for that budget if you looked hard enough.
    I'd prefer a3 myself as it's a nicer car but depends where your priorities lie


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Buddy Bubs wrote: »
    Almost everything is in newer tax regime now, it's in place 13 years. A3 reasonably reliable but if your priority is not breaking down and costing you money you'll get plenty of cars younger with lower mileage for your budget than an a3.
    I'd suggest you might even get one of the Korean brands under manufacturers warranty for another year or so for that budget if you looked hard enough.
    I'd prefer a3 myself as it's a nicer car but depends where your priorities lie

    Ok thanks for responding would i better off with a petrol a3? What is an acceptable mileage and any other things I should look out for?

    Would this be good value?

    https://www.carsireland.ie/2802993


  • Registered Users Posts: 695 ✭✭✭ markmoto


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Ok thanks for responding would i better off with a petrol a3? What is an acceptable mileage and any other things I should look out for?

    Would this be good value?

    https://www.carsireland.ie/2802993


    190k km on the clock? You deserve better one.

    For 9k money you could get brand new ford
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2801419

    or this pay 5k cash and 120 euro per month on finance.
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2805345


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Ok thanks for responding would i better off with a petrol a3? What is an acceptable mileage and any other things I should look out for?

    Would this be good value?

    https://www.carsireland.ie/2802993

    Petrol all the way for you, even hybrid if you have the budget for one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    markmoto wrote: »
    190k km on the clock? You deserve better one.

    For 9k money you could get brand new ford
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2801419

    or this pay 5k cash and 120 euro per month on finance.
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2805345

    The van is €12k plus vat

    The other is a huge amount more....

    They're looking for a car.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Petrol all the way for you, even hybrid if you have the budget for one.

    What brand hybrids are good? Also what’s an acceptable mileage for 9-10k budget?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Your going to pay a premium for a hybrid so your 9-10k budget is going to get you either an older one or one with high enough mileage. So you might get better value in a conventional petrol car over a hybrid.

    Here are some examples:
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2778386
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2695147
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2776285

    Not the most glamorous of cars but less likely to be expensive to maintain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    bazz26 wrote: »
    Your going to pay a premium for a hybrid so your 9-10k budget is going to get you either an older one or one with high enough mileage. So you might get better value in a conventional petrol car over a hybrid.

    Here are some examples:
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2778386
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2695147
    https://www.carsireland.ie/2776285

    Not the most glamorous of cars but less likely to be expensive to maintain.

    Thanks for this. Yeah I wouldn’t like the look of any of them. I’m prob going to just get an a3 petrol budget 10k or maybe an auris if they’re any good in that price range?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ Mimon


    bazz26 wrote: »

    Milage fairly high and Donegal reg.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Mimon wrote: »
    Milage fairly high and Donegal reg.

    How do you know for sure it's a DL reg? It probably is but you cannot tell from the photos for sure. We also don't know where the OP lives.

    Also the car is 7 years old so it's not excessively high for the year and this is the sort of mileage that is in the OP's price range for what they say they want.


  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ u2me


    A3 & Auris are good choices others include...Bmw 1 series (coupe is nice), quahqai +2, Prius, Yeti, VW Tiguan, golf, Sportage, ix35, volvo s60(r design), civic - all have reasonable reliability.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Renault Clio, captur, megane, honda jazz, civic, Toyota Yaris, auris or if size doesn't matter an Aygo, Audi A1, A3, Hyundai i20, i30, ford fiesta, focus


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Any thoughts on Peugeot 308 2014 model. A dealer telling me they are great car for my budget and higher spec than a golf?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Any thoughts on Peugeot 308 2014 model. A dealer telling me they are great car for my budget and higher spec than a golf?

    Peugeot always my favorite brand from outside the expensive Germans. I've had 3 of them.

    I've never driven a 308 but I owned a 307 back in the 00s and liked it. It was more spacious than a golf back then anyway I'd say the 308 is a bit more too, although golf has grown too of course. I got a top spec new 307 for the price of more standard golf so I'd say that's what the salesman is getting at with you too.
    You can get a golf with same spec as 308 but is going to be dearer new and a hell of a lot dearer used. I'd imagine you will get a 2014 308 for same price as you'll pay for a 2011/12 golf, would that seem right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Any thoughts on Peugeot 308 2014 model. A dealer telling me they are great car for my budget and higher spec than a golf?

    Lol. They are bound to say something like that if they happen to be stuck with one for sale. :D

    Golfs command big money even the poorly specced ones but they are very popular and always sell on easily enough for top money again. The 308 probably is better equipped and cheaper to buy but they are a bit like the Opel Astra, they don't stand out as doing anything well and are not desirable by many as people have moved to buying crossovers instead now. Funny thing is that the Golf continues to sell well despite this trend too.

    It really boils down to what you want, you will probably get more bang for your buck with the 308 but it would be alot harder to shift than a Golf when you are done with it. If your budget is 8k then obviously it will get you a newer 308 than a Golf. I'd look at the Renault Megane too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Am looking to buy a car that’s nit going to keep breaking down and costing me money every year in repairs annual mileage is about 5k looking for something with the cheaper car tax have been driving an a4 for the last ten years. Would an a3 be a good buy? Or can anyone reccomend anything that would be a good car for that budget please? Thanks

    Anything with a Toyota badge on it will be reliable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Buddy Bubs wrote: »
    Peugeot always my favorite brand from outside the expensive Germans. I've had 3 of them.

    I've never driven a 308 but I owned a 307 back in the 00s and liked it. It was more spacious than a golf back then anyway I'd say the 308 is a bit more too, although golf has grown too of course. I got a top spec new 307 for the price of more standard golf so I'd say that's what the salesman is getting at with you too.
    You can get a golf with same spec as 308 but is going to be dearer new and a hell of a lot dearer used. I'd imagine you will get a 2014 308 for same price as you'll pay for a 2011/12 golf, would that seem right?

    Yea that’s what he was saying he said the golfs are a rip off. I’ve only ever driven Volkswagen or Audi. So I’ve no experience of these other cars. My head is fried now lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    ineedeuro wrote: »
    Anything with a Toyota badge on it will be reliable.

    What Toyota is similar to a golf? For 8k?


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    bazz26 wrote: »
    Lol. They are bound to say something like that if they happen to be stuck with one for sale. :D

    Golfs command big money even the poorly specced ones but they are very popular and always sell on easily enough for top money again. The 308 probably is better equipped and cheaper to buy but they are a bit like the Opel Astra, they don't stand out as doing anything well and are not desirable by many as people have moved to buying crossovers instead now. Funny thing is that the Golf continues to sell well despite this trend too.

    It really boils down to what you want, you will probably get more bang for your buck with the 308 but it would be alot harder to shift than a Golf when you are done with it. If your budget is 8k then obviously it will get you a newer 308 than a Golf. I'd look at the Renault Megane too.

    What car would you buy if 8k was your budget?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Newport81 wrote: »
    What car would you buy if 8k was your budget?

    Honda Civic:

    d43864c90df075c94489ddbe4ca5ffe97387bc57a08e9b65bae05c707ed9fa5f.jpg

    https://www.carsireland.ie/2832605

    I'd imagine there is a bit of wiggle room on that price, no idea how good or bad the dealer is though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    bazz26 wrote: »
    Honda Civic:

    d43864c90df075c94489ddbe4ca5ffe97387bc57a08e9b65bae05c707ed9fa5f.jpg

    https://www.carsireland.ie/2832605

    I'd imagine there is a bit of wiggle room on that price, no idea how good or bad the dealer is though.

    They remind me of boy racer cars


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,141 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Plenty of boy racers driving around in Golfs and A3s too. They don't bother too much with that model Civic. If you want something reliable with low running costs then it's going to be hard to better a Civic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Yea that’s what he was saying he said the golfs are a rip off. I’ve only ever driven Volkswagen or Audi. So I’ve no experience of these other cars. My head is fried now lol

    Careful listening to salesmen. In the last year I've had a bmw salesman telling me the new model A6 are causing lots of problems and I had an audi salesman tell me the bmw 5 is unreliable. I just nod and agree but don't take any of it in. It's lazy selling if all you can do is slate cars you don't have to sell. Golf are possibly one of the cheapest car to own because of the residual values being so good. But if 8k doesn't get you into one you like then it's off the table.

    But they are not a rip off. Some people can't afford the one they want, but that's not what a rip off is.

    An owner of a 308 new will have had a higher cost than a golf new if they sold at same age.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Buddy Bubs wrote: »
    Careful listening to salesmen. In the last year I've had a bmw salesman telling me the new model A6 are causing lots of problems and I had an audi salesman tell me the bmw 5 is unreliable. I just nod and agree but don't take any of it in. It's lazy selling if all you can do is slate cars you don't have to sell. Golf are possibly one of the cheapest car to own because of the residual values being so good. But if 8k doesn't get you into one you like then it's off the table.

    But they are not a rip off. Some people can't afford the one they want, but that's not what a rip off is.

    An owner of a 308 new will have had a higher cost than a golf new if they sold at same age.

    Prices of golfs is crazy, they hold their value but to put that sort of money in is crazy to be honest, you then are down a few years compared to other models and you would get more toys usually too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Prices of golfs is crazy, they hold their value but to put that sort of money in is crazy to be honest, you then are down a few years compared to other models and you would get more toys usually too.

    I'm not a fan of golf's but my fiance has one. I drove it once ever. I just don't like it. But I'd never advise anyone not to get one if they can afford it to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    Any thoughts on 2012 Passat in that price range?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Newport81 wrote: »
    Any thoughts on 2012 Passat in that price range?

    I like the Passat cc


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    Newport81 wrote: »
    What Toyota is similar to a golf? For 8k?

    Auris I would expect to be in same class

    I have had multiple golf and love them, just giving you alternatives


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,780 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Newport81 wrote: »
    They remind me of boy racer cars

    Boy racer Civics were a long time ago.


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