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Reliable cheap small car for parents

Discussion in 'Motors' started by danlightbulb, 6 Aug 2021.

  1. MissChief

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    She’ll pay a little bit extra as it’s a VW but if she likes it, get one.
     
  2. nlel1975

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    My great uncle had an 80s VW Polo, replaced it in the 90s with a period fiesta. He died in 2004 sadly.
     
  3. omnomnom

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    Hyundai I10 100%
     
  4. danlightbulb

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    Does anyone have access to a pricing guide please?

    VW Polo 3 dr hatchback 1.4 Match petrol, 2009, 30,000 miles.

    On sale for £3900 (dealer) which seems a tad high. Autotrader says that its a 'great' price but the range given by the free Parkers pricing tool is nowhere near that.
     
  5. Gary*

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    Why not another fiesta? Should be able to pickup an 05 ish plate for your budget.
     
  6. nlel1975

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    I’ve found parkers prices to be a bit on the low unrealistic side.
     
  7. danlightbulb

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    Loads about yeah, but my Mom is quite short and she didn't feel comfortable in the seating position. To be fair, having seen the newer Fiesta's dashboards, they are quite garish. I think she likes the minimalist layout of the Polo and was sat quite higher in it too.

    They are happy to spend a bit more than the original budget I had said, and want something that will last them a long time.
     
  8. MissChief

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    I think the 'great price' is based on others for sale on AT not what the car should be priced at
     
  9. Finglonga

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    Agree, my old man just bought a 2014 one and loves it.
     
  10. danlightbulb

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    i10 is a little small really. They want a small car, but not a 'city' car. They need a bit of a boot and they take the grandkids in the back occassionally.

    Seeing a Polo and a Clio today, one of those might make the cut I think. Same age, same mileage, same condition on paper, Clio is £1500 cheaper.
     
  11. 2004typer

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    Polo or Jazz seem to be a decent choice (seen comments on cat theft ruling out the Jazz), not sure what you'll get for £1500 quid though.
     
  12. Relentless81

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    Isn't cat theft only the hybrid models? Not sure it effects every model
     
  13. danlightbulb

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    No it seems its on the Jazz particularly the 2008-2010 cars not just hybrids.

    We know others who have been victims in the area on that specific car.

    They've gone for a Polo, £3700. Its nice. Feel a bit expensive personally but it seems all used cars have got more expensive lately.