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WHAT CAR IS GOOD? (UK EDITION)
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WHAT CAR IS GOOD? (UK EDITION)

I'm a pizza boy in need of a new car. My current one is a Saab 9-5 Aero which I have agreed to sell to my father for £800, and adding in my pizza savings (£750) this gives me a budget of £1350 (subject to change upwards if I get good work in the next week or two before I sell the saab)

Now I'm trying to find a new car, that needs to be fun to drive, good on fuel, reasonably cheap to insure, and somewhat reliable (in order of importance) I'm leaning towards a 7th generation Celica GT (£600 - £1500) but I would love /o/ to weigh in on what would be best.

I will consider anything except a Peugeot, with the sole exceptions of 106 and 205.

I'm also toying with the idea of buying something awful with great economy (like a Citroen AX diesel) AND a fun car on the side, but I highly doubt I could do that within my budget.
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>>14216468
That should be £550 in savings, not £750
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>>14216468
Not from England, but as someone who works with pizza drivers a lot I can tell you those cars are not treated as well as they should be. Get something you're prepared to drive hard.

Also, don't buy a second car, you'll probably end up with double the problems. Better to consolidate for one better car.
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>>14216468
DON'T get a Celica GT. The 1.8L 1ZZ has really bad oil burning issues until 2003. I had one and it burned oil so insanely fast that it ended up running out on me.

GTS apparently doesn't have the issue but that's premium.

Otherwise it's a great little car, miss mine.
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If you're a real pizza delivery guy, you would know that 4 doors are your only option

2 doors would be torture loading bags in and out
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If you don't like the celica look into AE111 BZ-R.
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>>14216957
Shame, they're cheap and look like fun

>>14217009
GTS is also pretty cheap, I'll see if I can find one with a lot of history

>>14217018
Cars I've used while working here (the last 2 years)

Hyundai Accent 3 door
E46 coupe
Fiat Panda 3 door
Saab 9-5 saloon.

I use the passenger seat/floor most of the time, the back seat is only used to store the empty bags and my maps.

>>14217046
I'll need to look that up, Corolla right?
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>>14217048
Yeah, corolla
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>>14217046
>super strut repair on pizza boy money
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>>14217052
Looks like they start about £2500 here, they seem to be quite rare.

>>14217053
I've got a garage and decent tools, I do 85% of my own work, parts cost is the biggest barrier to me.
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>>14217058
Replacements for the super struts are going to be about as much as the car is worth.
You can convert to regular struts but I think it would be better to avoid unless you really like having an AE111
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>>14217063
Like I said, they're pretty rare in the UK, I only found 2 for sale (£2200 that needs an MOT and £3900 with one) so I doubt I'll ever have the issue to fix
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>Try to find Celica GTS
>Find this

I've always wanted a convertible....

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201512119394522
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Also, update. Here in the UK, the GTS was called the VVT-i GT, so all the GTs are actually GTSs
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>>14216468
I delivered pizza in An mx5 for a few years. Great car for it, fun to drive,reliable, easy to load up with roof down, decentish mpgs, and only 2 seats so they wont send you to pick up workers.
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>>14217094
I'm only seeing rusty NBs in my price range, I need something that isn't going to cost my ass in welding every couple months.

Also, I'll be parking 400 yards from the Irish sea, so rust isn't something I can avoid.
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>>14217071
make that 4wd
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>>14217111
>GT Four convertible

Best idea in history
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>>14217109
I got a pretty much rust free 2000 nb with 60k miles full service history with a hardtop for 1.5k
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>>14217118
Luck bastard, my pickings are pretty slim
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>>14217119
where you live?
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>drove around london for 2 days 3 years ago just for shits and giggles with mates
>got lost for 8 hours
>was fun
also learnt manual for first time in golf rental because straya cunt middle of london is brutal but fun would troll you pommy cunts again but ai
Dont fucking charge for stone hendge access alrite?

get a vt commy (vauxhaull over there for u poms) and slap a v6 in it ya cunts

ur alrite straya out kingsmans a cool movie innit
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>>14217125
South Scotland, I've set up the search for 200 miles to cover most of both Scotland and England. I'm getting 9 results for MX-5s on Autotrader, and this is the best one

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201510258143221

>£1300
>178 miles away
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>>14217131
and this is the nearest one

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201511188815800

>£1350
>1600
>56 miles away

Am I wrong for not wanting the 1.6? 100hp seems like nothing
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>>14217131
I went from kent to wales to get mine. Pistonheads?

Also I VJ'ed at hogmanay last month edinborgh is a really nice city.

I'm gonna post a bunch of random cars that could be fun.

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/mazda/mx-5-mk2/mazda-mx-5-nb-i-2000/5156007?v=b


http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/vauxhall/signum/vauxhall-signum-3-2-v6-elite-full-leather-2004/3900883?v=b


http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/e36-3-series-91-99/bmw-325i--one-owner/5031342?v=b


http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/jaguar/x-type/jaguar-x-type-v6-se-2002/5153198?v=b

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/renault/renaultsport-clio/renault-clio-x65-sport-172-16v--fresh-mot---recent-cambelt/5074267?v=b


http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/seat/leon-cupra/seat-leon-20vt-cupra-leather-interior-low-mileage/4832222?v=b


http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/renault/clio/renault-clio-x65-sport-170-16v-2002/5030750?v=b

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/renault/renaultsport-clio/renault-clio-x65-renaultsport-172-16v-2003/5132333?v=b
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>>14217144
I totally forgot about pistonheads, I've been checking carandclassic, gumtree and autotrader.

Let me trawl through them all.
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>>14217148
dont forget ebay dude
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>>14217153
I dunno about ebay, the cars always seem overpriced by like £500 compared to the trading sites
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>>14217144
That mazda is pretty cool, but I'm hitting the same problem I always do...

The rest are varying degrees of out of my price range or really far away
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>>14217109
I managed to pick up my mk1 japan import for £900 with 70kmiles with a very clean underbody completely rust free
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>>14217126
>also learnt manual for first time in golf rental because straya cunt middle of london is brutal but fun would troll you pommy cunts again but ai
>Dont fucking charge for stone hendge access alrite?
>get a vt commy (vauxhaull over there for u poms) and slap a v6 in it ya cunts
>ur alrite straya out kingsmans a cool movie innit

Literally what the fuck did you just say
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>>14217231
>also, the first time I drove a manual, or learned so to speak, was in a VW Golf that had been rented. Because Straya, Cunt. The centre of London is brutal, but fun. Would troll you pommy cunts again with my shit manual skills.
>Don't charge me for the ability to look at some rocks, faggots.
>Buy a Commodore, AKA the Vauxhall/Opel VT
>You're alright UK, Straya out. That Kingsman is a cool movie, isn't it?

I think that's about right.
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Honda civic type r.
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>>14217973
>Type R for less than £1500
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