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#1 Steve

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:56 PM

So for a bit of fun it would be great to see what we can buy out there for little money. There are a lot of cars out there that are going for peanuts and there are some real tasty performers too. So here is the challenge, what could you buy from http://www.autotrader.co.uk for 3000 quid or less? The winner will be based on performance and price. It can be any brand and must be road legal.

Post your answers and even a link if you can. Remember it has to be under 3k.



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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

There are loads of nice Jags on there. However I know these aren't known for the reliability, but I really fancy one of these:

http://www.autotrade.../1501?logcode=p

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:01 PM

I'd rather like one of these: http://www.autotrade...us/60?logcode=p

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:27 PM

Hmm, this is a bit of a bargain i think http://www.autotrade...age/1?logcode=p

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

Good topic:

FTO is an interesting choice, but is trumped by it's bigger brother:

http://www.autotrade...age/1?logcode=p

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

Good topic:

FTO is an interesting choice, but is trumped by it's bigger brother:

http://www.autotrade...age/1?logcode=p


An awful awful car! Great on paper, but terrible in reality

FTO, however, isn't a bad wee motor

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

Good topic:

FTO is an interesting choice, but is trumped by it's bigger brother:

http://www.autotrade...age/1?logcode=p


Mitsi 3000GT good performance but rides like a sack of spuds... good find for the performance againest price.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:41 AM

I drove a GTO in anger a few years ago and though it wasn't the finest driving experience of my life, but with most of the electronics disabled it was possible to have some decent sideways action on an open track.

Never driven the FTO, but know it was a frisky little customer having been a passenger in one. The engines were fun, but lacked outright power and the car felt as thought it could have coped with a fair bit more power.

I could find one of the best cars (i have ever driven) for under the 3k mark (damaged repairable VX / Elise) , but would not be through autotrader... And would need a bit of work to make road legal.

Again for peanuts you could pick up a series 1 mx-5 and with a little fettle (supercharger kit) could make a true riot.

But bang for buck, I still think the 3000GT stacks up pretty well - if we are looking for 'cars as standard' rather than turds rolled in glitter.

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