Andrew Patterson (qidane) wrote,
Andrew Patterson
qidane

Cars

My car engine broke. To quote the garage, "Catastrophic oil pressure failure."

Possible new (or nearly new) cars:

Skoda Fabia - a small car that I fit in, can see the dials, can get the seat comfortable and do not hit my leg with the door handle when I swing the door closed.
http://www.channel4.com/4car/rt/skoda/fabia/1362/2

Skoda Roomster - odd. Fabia at front with more boxy back like a tall estate. Very clever rear seats, lots of space, only about £1000 more then Fabia but may look a bit too square. Falls into the quirky looks.
http://www.channel4.com/4car/rt/skoda/roomster/682/2

Hyundai i30 - ok but a bit dear for what it is. Does offer full 5 year manufactures warranty.
http://www.channel4.com/4car/rt/hyundai/i30/2122/2

Mazda 3 - ok but a bit dear by the time you get the automatic.
http://www.channel4.com/4car/rt/mazda/mazda3/29321/2

Cars I do not fit in:
Hyundai i10, i20
Suzuki Alto, Splash, Swift, Jimny
Toyota iQ

Cars rejected for other reasons:
Toyota Aygo - stupid waist high bottom of boot
Vauxhall - local dealer is Arnold Clark and were real trouble when I had the Astra and Vectra
Volvo - nothing I can afford
Saab - nothing I can afford

Thoughts anyone?
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