BURTON

New 2nd Hand car time, Signum size

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Hello All,

Long time, hope everyone is well.

My wife is going to be changes jobs soon and so with us having 2 cars this will then go down to one. I don't need a car as I use my cycle to commute to work each day.

So we have a S Max and a Fiat 500 with the S Max on the cards to go first and then the 500 which will be half way through payment in April.

Now looking for a replacement, do we go the short term fun runner or think more long term and get something that will allow our family to grow in the next few years. We had a Signum a few years ago and was impressed with that and liked what it had to offer, but was wondering if there is anything like this on the market today, can be 2nd hand and have thought about getting another Signum too.

Just wondering peoples opinions, would only like to go to a max of £8k.

Thanks

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If you need something to let your family grow, why not keep the smax instead?

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There is only 3 us and that will grow to 4 max, but the car is a diesel and will only be going down the road, max 2miles each way each day

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1 hour ago, theduisbergkid said:

So; petrol, roomy(ish), £8k, one to keep, right?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-M5-LONG-MOT-FULL-SERVICE-HISTORY/322942528638?hash=item4b30dfec7e:g:cYIAAOSw-K9ZNR4b

I'm rubbish at sensible suggestions. Keep the S Max and give it the occasional thrashing to keep the diesel thingies healthy?

I would have one of them, just that it would be less than 3 miles a day and the S Max is already leggy, over 150k so would like something a little fresher.. 

 

Have been looking at a VW Passat or Merc C220 Estate....

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I've had more Passats than you can shake a spanner at.

They'll go forever and very rarely fail. It wont excite you in any way whatsoever but I don't think thats what you're wanting anyway

If i was buying a car for the same purpose as you are, a Passat would be the first place i'd look. It'll keep the kids safe in an accident too   

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Thanks, I would like something fun but think the fact its not going to be doing a good journey each day defeats the purpose, like a Mini Clubman cooper s, I was thinking full electric as an option but they are still quite pricey.

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3 miles a day sounds like a decent engined petrol job is the order of the day...

Either a Straight 6 or a V6/8.  Plenty of everything around for that money.

 

I wouldn't bother with a diesel with that daily use.

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Tried a Mini and whilst it was very good, no one could sit behind me, not even a small child. 

So currently looking at options again, has anyone got any experience with the Octavia VRs?

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Confused.com

Note to self. I want a fffff off big car.............. I know, I'll try a mini?

How did that go again?

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Minis are ****ing massive these days though.

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Just now, garcon magnifique said:

Minis are ****ing massive these days though.

And getting bigger at each turn.  Nothing 'mini' about them.

I am sure Sir Ignossi (so) is turning in his grave at the size of the b4stard things.  :roflmao:

 

You need a 4 door at least 3 series size of bigger.

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1 hour ago, garcon magnifique said:

Minis are ****ing massive these days though.

(I may have to quietly retract the comments about Porsche, though... :secret:

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10 hours ago, E-bmw said:

Confused.com

Note to self. I want a fffff off big car.............. I know, I'll try a mini?

How did that go again?

The Mini would be a Clubman but looks like it would need to be the newer shape which is a larger, but then out of budget.

As mentioned earlier it's do I get a fun car now for it to be replaced or a more family oriented car and stick with that, I know the 3 series are a good candidate more so when in Touring form.

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Mrs E's previous 3er company car took us both & SiL/BiL to Cornwall for a week with everything we needed to stay in a cottage.

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Octavia VRS did the same the year before.

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In a similar vein I quite like the seat Cupra estate. There is always one say at the supermarket when I go. 

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On 12/19/2017 at 3:15 PM, BURTON said:

Hello All,

Long time, hope everyone is well.....

Wow, name from the past, hope you are well.  +++

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On ‎01‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 7:16 PM, Ian_C said:

Wow, name from the past, hope you are well.  +++

Aye was a regular visitor at the Essex meets a while back, he lived in Ipswich then.

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Hi both,

Long time indeed, yup still in Ipswich. Hows things?

Ended up with a Jeep Renny with the 1.4 Turbo, not a bad car at all.. 

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3 minutes ago, fatcat said:

Aye was a regular visitor at the Essex meets a while back, he lived in Ipswich then.

 

On 01/02/2018 at 7:16 PM, Ian_C said:

Wow, name from the past, hope you are well.  +++

Do those meets still happen?

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Not for a long while, the location where we used to meet has long gone, pub pulled down and houses built in its place. We had a few pub visits in Brentwood after that.

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The Essex Meet has migrated to Paternoster Square these days.

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