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WTD: Cheap car
#1
Morning all

After the Pugs rather abysmal MOT I've sadly got to find myself a new motor :?

Something like a Focus, 307 etc 5 dr hatchback or estate, ideally under 10 years old and 100k miles.

It maybe a bit of a reach as I only have around £700 to play with but worth an ask Wink



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#2
From recent experience, avoid Focus TDCi about that age, unless the fuel pump's been replaced.
If it struggles to fire up on start, walk away. I didn't know that & bought thinking it was ok, replaced 2 injectors (they fail with bits of metal from pump in) and part Ex'd for the pug while it was OK.

My pug 307 engine wise was ok (paid £1600 last september, 2004 2.0 HDi with 140k on clock). The starter often struggled to turn it over fast enough to fire up, was recommended to fit a later more powerful one. The front suspension was always bangy/noisy in the year I had it and had to replace the clutch & DMF after 5000 miles, local guy fitted a normal flywheel & clutch for less than price of buying the DMF & clutch!

Thankfully white van man smashed into the front end while parked at home & LV wrote it off Smile
I now have a (hopefully) lovely Astra TwinTop, they have issues too, but this one's been well looked after and had a lotta work done recently, so fingers crossed it's a goodun.
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#3
Now as it happens I've ended up with double the money so yesterday I test drove a rearly nice 307sw 1.6hdi.

The catch only catch is the MOT is up in 2 months so have asked seller to out on a new one as he assures me it will sail through and has no advisories from the last one.

Fingers crossed.

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#4
Excellent news mate!
With luck it'll sail thru the MOT again and you'll have a reliable car again. Be nice to have something you don't have to worry about huh!
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