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10k budget smallish car needed

  • 28-05-2021 12:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,759 ✭✭✭ 2Mad2BeMad

    Hi everyone,

    My mother is looking for a new car, she's currently driving a Ford mondeo the past couple of years but wants a smaller car that's abit newer in year.
    She's looking a 2013/14 yaris

    But I'm wondering if there's anything better.
    She mostly wants reliability and something to carry the grandchild around once every couple of weeks. Trips to the shop etc.. So no big mileage obviously going for petrol as well.

    Would a micra be any better? Or a hyundai i20?

    Cheers everyone


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,125 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    10k seems like a lot of money to be paying for a 7 or 8 year old Yaris.

    I'd definitely look at the Hyundai i20:

    Also look at the likes of the Kia Rio, cousin of the Hyundai i20:

    Another one is the Renault Clio, seems to be a bit more value in them:

    I'd avoid Micras, the model in your price range is really a budget car designed for developing economies in the Far East, they are cheaply built and well below the likes of the Yaris, i20, Rio, etc.

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

    Why not just go for electric? she will get a decent car for that budget and will save buying petrol/service costs etc

  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭ Rrrrrr2

    Ford Fiesta l is a great option but your budget prob a bit tight to get into the new model from late 2017 which is a vast improvement

  • Registered Users Posts: 772 ✭✭✭ JPup

    I think a Yaris hybrid would be perfect for her if her budget will stretch that far. Once she goes automatic, she'll never want to go back. Plus they tend to come with relatively good spec, very reliable, fuel efficient etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ Irishjg

    Kia Picanto or Dacia Sandero. You’d get a nearly new version of either for 10k.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ Jacovs

    Not sure on the rules around this, but I posted in the "selling a second hand car" sticky thread at the top of this forum. Will be selling in the next 2 weeks. 171 Nissan Note 1.2 well within your budget. No ad yet, but will do one soon.