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Old 10-27-2010, 07:47 AM
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Getting ready to buy my first car.

Well my parents said they'd buy me a (cheap ****ed up) car if I passed matric(final year of school) and now it's almost time for me to get my results and seeing as I'm 100% sure I passed I've started looking around.

Thing is I don't exactly know what to look for or what cars are proven to be reliable. The smart thing to do would be to buy what every new student is driving because that's the cheapest to fix. (Which atm is a tie between VW Golf and Opel Corsa Lite).

Here are some options:

(I'm not exactly sure if you can view them, they are from a South African website)

Oh and also my limit is like 16-17 thousand Rand but I'm sure I can push them to get up to 20.

I think R1 = 7 or 8 US$

Opel Astra 1.60i E

I would love to drive an Astra.

This one's probably a bit out there but I would so drive something like this.

1800 VW Jetta CSX

Not sure why this Jetta is so cheap, it looks like it's in fair condition.

Honda ballade 150i 16valve doch shape

I really like the look of this car and I hear Honda Ballade's never break and should they - it's cheap to fix.

1980 Ford Escort 1600 sport

I would love to buy this car and fix it up. The old Escorts and even the XR6 speak to my soul. I would make it blue and put white racing stripes on it.

Meh, don't know if I would drive a Uno
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:49 AM
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Btw I'd do an egg nog test just for the lols
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:50 AM
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i am 15 and have my fist car a mini clubman 1275gt
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:34 AM
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the rest are "meh" ... go MkII Escort.
THen you can have RWD fun AND plan for some serious performance upgrades
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:51 AM
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The only pros for the Fiat Uno are:
- cheap to run and maintain
- easy to park

end of the story
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:55 AM
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The Fuego.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:23 PM
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The Fuego.
Srsly? The Fuego has a really bad reputation. It doesn't look that bad, but it could easily become a financial desaster when something breaks (and I'm 100% sure it will).

Buy the Escort. The others are meh.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:56 PM
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i am 15 and have my fist car a mini clubman 1275gt
Worthless unless Eggnogged: post pics in "User's Rides" thread. Drivin' on UK streets at 15, huh? Not aware that was legal.

BTW, it's called "Mini 1275 GT", the Clubman is a different model.
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I'm not hating the VW, certainly better than the Ford. I think my decision would be based on repair and parts costs because old cars being what they are - they're going to break down at the worst possible times.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:16 PM
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Ya know, the Astra is enticing... but considering your options and budget, that Escort is the ticket. Simple to modify and tune, good performance, handling, looks and packaging even 20 years on, it provides big bang for the buck. Or Rand.

EDIT: Save some money and paint guardsman blue stripes on it... white is a classic Ford competition color.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:18 PM
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Srsly? The Fuego has a really bad reputation. It doesn't look that bad, but it could easily become a financial desaster when something breaks (and I'm 100% sure it will).

Buy the Escort. The others are meh.
I don't care. It was the last car my grandfather wanted to buy.

So it's the Fuego still.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:39 PM
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Well, he's in SA and parts on any older car can be an issue. Besides, doesn't Fuego mean fire?
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Well, he's in SA and parts on any older car can be an issue. Besides, doesn't Fuego mean fire?
lmao! some folks like to live on the edge.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:28 AM
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Worthless unless Eggnogged: post pics in "User's Rides" thread. Drivin' on UK streets at 15, huh? Not aware that was legal.

BTW, it's called "Mini 1275 GT", the Clubman is a different model.
they made a clubman 1275 gt that why some clubman have the 1275 gt sticker on them
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:34 AM
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I don't need to bother,i don't have it........
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