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Best hatchback or smallish saloon for 10k?

  • 08-05-2021 9:01am
    Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ HillCloudHop
    Registered User

    Hi all, I'm looking to change my car.
    Max budget is 10 grand.

    Currently have a 08 Ford Mondeo 1.8 diesel which is on its last legs.
    I want something a bit smaller, but not tiny, and more practical when manoeuvring in cities.

    Use case would be a mix of motorway and city driving.

    Thinking about a hatchback in the mold of a Ford Focus or Honda Civic.
    Would also consider a smaller saloon, but not so sure about the options in that segment.

    I'd prefer petrol, but most used cars in Ireland are diesel.

    Main priorities are reliability and safety.

    Any suggestions in this price range?

    Thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring
    Registered User

    Focus, Auris/Corolla, Civic, Leon, Golf.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
    Registered User

    If reliability is the thing then a 1.4 Ceed or i30 or a 1.33 Auris.

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,151 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26
    Registered User

    Nissan Pulsar is worth a look at too. They are dull as ditch water and tend to be forgotten about but used prices tend to reflect it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭ green123
    Registered User

    colm_mcm wrote: »
    If reliability is the thing then a 1.4 Ceed or i30 or a 1.33 Auris.

    I thought I read on here that the ceed and i30 give gearbox trouble?
    Or was that just the older ones?

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
    Registered User

    Don’t think any of them had gearbox problems.
    I40 with the 1.7 diesel maybe?

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