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Reliable car circa €5k

  • 11-12-2021 7:47am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,836 ✭✭✭ long_b


    Our trusted relics have both given up the ghost this year so time to move on.


    Reliability and cheap to run are the major factors for us. Seeing a fair few of these in our price range. Mostly from 2010-2012


    Any comments on general reliability of these makes /models please ?

    (I'm taking an irrational stand against Micras on principle :) )


    Yaris

    Quashqai

    Hyundai I20

    Nissan Note

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭ goochy


    Can't really go wrong with Japanese or Korean it's Just important to go for one that's well looked after and not too high mileage . What mileage are u covering ? City or country driving ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,836 ✭✭✭ long_b


    Country driving, maybe 15k a year ?

    In my head over 100K miles is high - is that too low to be high ?



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    Diesel Skoda Octavia with full service history. Make sure dual mass flywheel and timing belt was changed, and look out for worn/leaking shocks.


    Good luck, and good drive.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    I think the note (while not a looker) is very overlooked multipurpose design.

    For reliability you'd have to at the various long term car surveys. I don't think the old adage of go Japanese is as true as it was in the past.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭ iceage


    I picked up a 12 reg UK import 1.5D Nissan Note there a couple of years ago a with about 70 thousand on the clock, paid 5K for it. Great car economical on fuel, easy to park and a decent size interior and adaptable boot space. Not a lot of street cred but she serves me well.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,836 ✭✭✭ long_b


    Ended up going with a 2012 Skoda Fabia 1.4L.

    Thanks for the advice



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