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BANGERNOMICS (sub2k) of the week/day Part 7

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,866 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    That corolla is absolutely class. I'd love to have it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,181 ✭✭✭ jobless


    Typically what's the most reliable brand in the bangernomics category? I need to pick up something soon and have no clue about cars


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,218 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    Soulless though, Renault 18 was a pretty car in its day, the 5Turbo was mad fun and the Renault 4 was quirky and unbelievably useful, same would apply to PSA new French stuff does nothing for me

    Sure most new cars these days are soulless. You would hardly say a VW Golf or Passat have a soul because they certainly do not or a Toyota C-HR or Rav-4 either.
    Renault do still make a car with character and soul the Alpine A110.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,180 ✭✭✭ pah


    jobless wrote: »
    Typically what's the most reliable brand in the bangernomics category? I need to pick up something soon and have no clue about cars

    Japanese


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,218 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    jobless wrote: »
    Typically what's the most reliable brand in the bangernomics category? I need to pick up something soon and have no clue about cars

    Something Japanese a Toyota or a Honda maybe even a Mazda.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,218 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    That corolla is absolutely class. I'd love to have it.

    I would not call it class. Its bug eyed ugly. It's like like a cheap camper from the side and the rear has elements in the lights of the Fiat Merea weekend estate so a mish mash of design and then there is that cheap plasticky dash and interior. Sure it will last and is in good nick but classy no way miles away from been class. A Megane was a nicer place to be back then or an Octavia even.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    No, it's actually pretty cool in it's own right, you just don't appreciate it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox


    that diesel has something like 74bhp.

    Though I will say, having used one for years, I ran out of fuel outside a lidl, and bet you can guess the answer:cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,216 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    jobless wrote: »
    Typically what's the most reliable brand in the bangernomics category? I need to pick up something soon and have no clue about cars

    The answer is none of the answered. Well, sorta.

    The answer is a petrol. Then a Japanese.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    slipperyox wrote: »
    that diesel has something like 74bhp.

    Though I will say, having used one for years, I ran out of fuel outside a lidl, and bet you can guess the answer:cool:

    You felt compelled to make chips when you got home


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,647 ✭✭✭ Montage of Feck


    bazz26 wrote: »
    Lads, it's a €450 car with 8 months NCT. Obviously would need to be given the once over by someone who knows what to look out for but at this end of the market if it drives straight, stops, isn't overheating or has any liquids leaking out of it then it's cheap motoring imo.

    Theyre actually still a very nice looking car. The subsequent redesign with big ugly headlights ruined the sleek look.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,090 ✭✭✭ CoBo55


    slipperyox wrote: »
    that diesel has something like 74bhp.

    Though I will say, having used one for years, I ran out of fuel outside a lidl, and bet you can guess the answer:cool:

    It stopped?


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


    Lidl lent him a shopping trolley to get home?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,090 ✭✭✭ CoBo55


    Lidl lent him a shopping trolley to get home?

    Similar handling...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,152 ✭✭✭ 26000 Elephants


    Lidl lent him a shopping trolley to get home?

    That would be known as an upgrade.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,781 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    If this is half as nice as the seller thinks it is, then it’s worth a go
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/bargain-only-50k/28015409


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,781 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    This is all the money for a 1.8 Civic, but it’s low owners, low mileage and good spec.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/honda-civic-2007-1-8l-petrol/27901258?campaign=3


  • Registered Users Posts: 237 ✭✭ ltd440


    Lads, I'm also looking for a bit of advice.
    My daughter is buying her first car, has to be an automatic, nissan micras is her first choice.
    Is there anything in particular that goes wrong with them that I should look out.
    Probably an 07 to 2011


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


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    If this is half as nice as the seller thinks it is, then it’s worth a go
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/bargain-only-50k/28015409

    They are an absolutely gorgeous looking motor.


    Wouldn't mind one in diesel


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    There is a heap of stuff to like about those 1.8 Civics. Was very sad when told the pano roof didn't open ( deal breaker for me ) .

    50k miles in 15 years on the Alfa.....hmmmmm !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox


    CoBo55 wrote: »
    It stopped?

    Ha, your all just jealous cause tdi's would choke on cooking oil:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88


    ltd440 wrote: »
    Lads, I'm also looking for a bit of advice.
    My daughter is buying her first car, has to be an automatic, nissan micras is her first choice.
    Is there anything in particular that goes wrong with them that I should look out.
    Probably an 07 to 2011

    Unless there's a particular reason it has to be automatic, I'd suggest a manual for 1st car. Much easier to go auto from manual than trying to learn how to drive a manual after driving auto.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,637 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    dobman88 wrote: »
    Unless there's a particular reason it has to be automatic, I'd suggest a manual for 1st car. Much easier to go auto from manual than trying to learn how to drive a manual after driving auto.

    Not everybody is able to drive a manual y'know


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,218 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    Theyre actually still a very nice looking car. The subsequent redesign with big ugly headlights ruined the sleek look.

    Ye I think Renault were trying to make it look classier in the revamp and it did take a while to get used to but I don't mind them now. The MK III fixed it anyway by being even classier .


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88


    Not everybody is able to drive a manual y'know

    Yes, well aware. That's why I said unless theres a particular reason.

    Edit: I only mention it because some people think it's easier to start in an auto but that only works if you plan on using auto for life imho. If theres a reason it has to be auto, that's the posters own business, I was just making a suggestion to save them having to learn how to drive a manual in future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    Two pictures on that alfa and one of them of the pedals for some strange reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,654 ✭✭✭✭ wonski


    Two pictures on that alfa and one of them of the pedals for some strange reason.

    The seller states he will put more pictures up.

    I think he is trying to convince potential buyer it is 50k miles car ;)


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


    Two pictures on that alfa and one of them of the pedals for some strange reason.

    If they're original, near no wear on them....


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    wonski wrote: »
    The seller states he will put more pictures up.

    I think he is trying to convince potential buyer it is 50k miles car ;)

    Right didn't read the description, I just looked at pics and was a bit disappointed that there was only technically one.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,781 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    ltd440 wrote: »
    Lads, I'm also looking for a bit of advice.
    My daughter is buying her first car, has to be an automatic, nissan micras is her first choice.
    Is there anything in particular that goes wrong with them that I should look out.
    Probably an 07 to 2011

    Hyundai Getz, i10 or i20. Kia Picanto


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