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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by JenC, Mar 12, 2018.
I had an old focus, theyre fun. Everything broke on it but it was pretty old.
I’m an ex Mazda main dealer mechanic ( 8 years served) avoid the 2.0 litre diesel, 2.2 engine is very good indeed, I’m sat in a 16 plate Mazda 3 right now, owned a 2003 diesel 6 , 2009 diesel 6 & a 2.2 diesel 3 sport, very underated & cheaper than a similar year, mileage focus.
2.2 diesel you say hmmm, not bad. With your background, any common or expensive faults to look for?
Got 28kg of Bull Terrier that has to have enough room.
Thats a 4 1/2 stone dog! Diesel Mini Countryman or is it clubman? They have a fair amount of room in the back, good mpg. They are not expensive. I've never owned one though, so ask BMW folks about reliability etc.
Yes, he's a big lump of a dog
Thoughts on Peugeot 308 VTI petrol 1.6 and diesel HDI 1.8 FAP ??
They're French, and so longevity may be an issue if you decide to keep cars for a long time ??
Got a right fucking headache now there's too many bloody cars to look at
My mate has got a mint mk3 golf gti for sale jen, might be a bit old for what your looking for though.
Boots too small for the pooch Cooky.
So, a feisty Focus then ? Seems the Obvious choice for value, reliability, driving pleasure, parts and service costs, build quality etc etc
Or a Mazda 3 ,they're both nice and roomy too
There’s a back seat
No old war stories please, DB.
Mazda badge a bit low rent though And some folk here have questioned their reliability??
yip, never ask mechanics for car purchase advise, we generally only ever see the bad ones.
anyhoo, what about an.......alfa estate?
Seat Leon FR ??????????
Many many years ago, back in 2003, I had a 2002 Leon Cupra for 3 years, never once did it let me down, and was very well put together. I can only imagine that now they are just as good, if not better than then. Good luck Jen
Whatever car you buy don't ever wash it. It only rains when you do. :/