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Car recommendation annual mileage 5000km

  • 27-05-2021 12:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,826 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Folks,

    I am just looking for recommendations for a budget of about 4,500 euro. It will be a weekend use car for about 100km mileage a week which will include one round trip on the motorway of 50km. I have a full license but haven't drove in about 5 years so insurance is a factor i.e 1.2 litre or lower. The car I was considering would be a 2010 or 2011 car. I was thinking of a small car i.e fiesta, Yaris, Mazda 2 etc. I am 6 foot in height but these type of cars should be fine. I know my mileage will be low but another reason to get a car is to build up my NCB again. Any feedback or suggestions appreciated.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭ User1998


    Honda Fit/Jazz are nice

    https://www.donedeal.ie/view/27387252


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


    Prius


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,072 ✭✭✭ RobbieTheRobber


    User1998 wrote: »

    That's a Jap Import so insurance will not be cheap.

    "Just because I say racist stuff all the time that doesn't mean I'm a racist"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭ User1998


    Insurance is different for everyone. I’ve had a Jap imports and insurance was no more expensive than any other car. Just shop around like you normally would and find the best price


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,826 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Cheers for the feedback. What about a Yaris?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 613 ✭✭✭ Murph85


    Nissan leaf...


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


    billyhead wrote: »
    Cheers for the feedback. What about a Yaris?

    Cheap as chips to run....

    I can fit in one so you be grand


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,826 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    What's the opinion on a Ford Fiesta. I could afford a 2010 or 2011 one if I went privately.


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


    billyhead wrote: »
    What's the opinion on a Ford Fiesta. I could afford a 2010 or 2011 one if I went privately.

    Fiesta are a good car alright, biggest issue I had with previous model to that was the plastic trim where gear stick was sticking out into left leg....


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    What about a Renault Clio?

    For example:

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    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/renault-clio-1-2l/28267946

    Seller has multiple cars for sale so is a dealer of some sort.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,826 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Does this seem overpriced and are Renault Clios reliable?https://www.donedeal.ie/cars/Renault/Clio/Dublin
    Anyone know what there like on the motorway?
    Bazz26,
    Thanks for the link to the Clio but it's in Cork. I would rather not have to travel outside Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    They will be the same as any small car on the motorway to be honest. Generally fine but the small engines tend to get a bit noisy at motorway speeds and a strong cross wind can make them shake a bit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,826 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    bazz26 wrote: »
    They will be the same as any small car on the motorway to be honest. Generally fine but the small engines tend to get a bit noisy at motorway speeds and a strong cross wind can make them shake a bit.

    Would you think that Clio linked is overpriced?


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


    It's like anything you could buy a Toyota and have nothing but trouble amd buy a Hyundai or fiat and it all good etc etc....


    Look at Hyundai i20, Yaris, Clio, fiesta....
    Honda jazz or fit


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