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First car for under 1000€?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Slammington, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Slammington

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    I passed my driving exam 2 days ago, and I've been searching used car websites for something I can use as a daily driver. I need to travel 14km to my university and 14km back (28-30km every weekday) which means I need something economical and reliable above all else. Keep in mind I'll be driving almost always on non-urban roads (90km/h speed limit), with occasional city driving.
    I've been particularly interested in the Citroen Saxo lately, but there's thousands of choices out there that may be just as good.

    What do you guys recommend for 1000 euro or under?
     
  2. Puzzle

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    volvo?
     
  3. Duster02

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    Something German (VW Golf 3, BMW 3-Series E36, etc.)
     
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  4. ManfredE3

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    Here in the states, Japanese cars are the most common first cars for their price and reliability and Germans cars are basically the first cars from hell because they are too hard to work on and often unreliable.
     
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  5. ¿Carbohydration?

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    Germans arent usually known for having "Stunning Reliability"
     
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  6. Slammington

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    that depends on the car, the MK2 Golf and Mercedes W201 were known to reach 300,000kms with no real problems :) Sadly, 99% of golfs are diesels where I live, and I need a petrol car as it's cheaper in the long run (generally cheaper maintenance, assuming the petrol car has less kms)
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    Too big and too thirsty, which is a shame because I love volvos ;)
     
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  7. skodakenner

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    id say buy japanese something like a corolla or something along those lines they hold for a long time and dont tend to drink like hell or even better a Suzuki swift the are around 600 euros where i live tend to use like 5 liter every 100km they arent a looker but reliable and can be quite fun to throw around on the backroads
     
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  8. Hirochi

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    Toyota trucks, small Fords (Focus, Fiesta, etc.), Hondas (Accord, Civic, Jazz), and 90's Toyota's (Camry, Corolla, Echo, Tercel, etc.)
     
  9. Tommy1995

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    And why do i see lots of old 90s german cars everyday

    Golf 3 or 4 is the single most used first car of all time here
     
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  10. ¿Carbohydration?

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    nvm
     
  11. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Anything by VW wait that is everything there. anyways I think the 1993-2006 VW Golf should be a good pick upload_2017-9-30_15-2-39.jpeg I mean look at the thing there's no way you can have fun in that without wasting hundreds of Pounds in it, so insurance should be cheap, it's a European car so fuel economy should be cheap because your government can't just leave something without taxing the living fuck out of it, and parts are cheaper than me so being reliable don't matter.
     
  12. skodakenner

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    The golf 4 would be a good choice but the insurance can be pricey because its so commonly used and all but its really reliable and so we had a skoda octavia wich is based on that and it held even with me driving it so that means quite something
     
  13. PriusRepellent2

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    Best car would be either an E36 316i, a 1.6 Golf MK2,MK3 or MK4 or if you live in the Netherlands, something like an Opel Astra
     
  14. KYEH

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    izuzu
     
  15. chris_lucas

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    Enjoy your life and pick up girls so buy a Miata ;)
     
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  16. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Let me ruin everything you believe in "Cars don't get chicks" you will only get dudes but never a chick you need a good personality or a lot of money and a Miata don't really say high piece living.
     
  17. MrAngry

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    That would be because you live in Germany, I could ask you how many Skoda Felicias you see everyday and you'd have a hard time remembering when was the last time you even saw one, despite being the most popular cheap used car in Czech rep. and Slovakia.

    As for the topic, I think there's not really much to go wrong if you pick anything within that price range. Is there anything more specific that you're looking for (size, options, etc.)?
     
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  18. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Well he do live in Europe so probably a small hatch back, and he probably only need seat belts and a FM radio.
     
  19. chris_lucas

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    Issa joke, but true, get someone with same interests. Ontopic: micras are pretty cheap and reliable but they also don't have much space.
     
  20. direct_UA

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    simple: buy a lada
     
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