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Postby Aurora » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:02 pm

Hi Everybody

I am looking for a car. Just a little run around, something cheap and cheerful to learn driving on.

I would ideally like a volkswagen polo with four doors, but am open to anything thats out there!

I have 2000-3000 to spend.

Thanks a million for any suggestions.
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Postby Eilswen » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:47 am

Car buyers guide is a good place to start www.cbg.ie

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Postby Éadaoin » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:41 am

www.nicemove.ie is also well worth a look!

It's where we found ours!
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Postby Aurora » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:50 am

Hi Guys thanks for the response. I found these websites good, also www.carsireland.ie seems to have loads too.

Was just hoping that someone here might have a car, seeing as I don't think that they would be as inclined to sell me a ropey car :D

I always worry that when you buy what you think is an ok car privately that it might break down the next week...but I guess thats the risk you take for a cheap car!
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Postby Éadaoin » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:54 am

I always worry that when you buy what you think is an ok car privately that it might break down the next week...but I guess thats the risk you take for a cheap car!


It is, but it's a risk you take buying a cheaper car from a garage too!
In my experience, if you buy from a garage or small-time dealer, they're more likely to know if something is wrong, but not more likely to tell you!
At least with a private seller, you can try to judge the situation and the person.
Try to get a service history, and if possible, get a mechanic to come with you..... the cost of an hour of a mechanic's time is well worth it for peace of mind!

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Postby Aurora » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:58 am

I guess you are right about the dealer probably knowing what is wrong with it and trying to get a quick sale!

That is such sound advice. Will definately bring a mechanic along as I haven't the first idea how to drive it!! Let alone what could possibly be wrong with it!
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Postby Aurora » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:29 pm

Brilliant! Thanks a million Susan, had never heard of it before.
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