Jump to content

  • Search this thread
  • Reply to this topic
24 replies to this topic | 134 praises

#1

Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:20 PM

Elfik5
  • THREAD STARTER
  • Elfik5
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1
      Joined: 18 December 2017
      Posts: 1
     

I am still quite a new driver and my first ever car just broke down. 

I took it to a garage but it looks like to repair it could cost so much money that it's not worth it. 

 

I've had my car for 9 months only (used car). It's a Vauxhall Corsa. I live in the UK and I need my car to commute to work as the public transport is not very good where I live.

 

I don't have a lot of money for a new car right now but I need one and I don't know much about cars but I don't want my second car to break down that soon again.

 

Any suggestions what would be a good second car that is not too expensive and won't break down that soon?

 

Thanks


1 Anonymous member praised this

#2

Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:06 PM

Volvobrick
  • Volvobrick
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    24,026
      Joined: 03 April 2013
      Posts: 3,468
     
Vauxhall in UK is as unreliable as Opel here...LOL!
Angcheek and Freeder praised this

#3

Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:40 PM

Kopites
  • Kopites
    NOS-ed
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    19,157
      Joined: 17 January 2010
      Posts: 9,741
     
Hyo want the resales market in Singapore dollars or pound?

Hahaha joke aside it would he best if you can post in UK Forum. Here doubt many can advise you.

#4

Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Watwheels
  • Premium member
    Watwheels
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    49,606
      Joined: 21 May 2006
      Posts: 24,848
     

UK used cars are dirt cheap. You should try buying one here in Singapore. You can never afford one.


The chosen one will bring balance to the Force...I mean Singapore. Even star wars do not reserve "the chosen one" to a sith lord or a jedi or a wookie.

#5

Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:27 AM

Mcscot
  • Premium member
    Mcscot
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,214
      Joined: 02 May 2010
      Posts: 332
     

Dude ... maybe I can give some advice. I was in the same situation as you a long time back. I had very little money but hard earned through holiday work as Temp staff.

 

I bought a Proton Saga ... Malaysian on the outside but all Japanese on the inside even the fuel cap! The car lasted me maybe 8-9 years before it finally broke down.

 

The advice - Get a Ford Focus (5 years old) if you have the cash. They are built to last in the UK. When Jeremy Clarkson doesn't drive one of his fancy cars the car he uses on a daily basis is a Ford Focus.

 

Stay away from Vauxhall (Opel) and French cars e.g. Renault - my experience - terrible cars!

 

Japanese cars are good and reliable but very very pricey in the UK apart from Nissan as they are made locally.

 

I hope the advice helps.  


1 Anonymous member praised this

#6

Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:09 AM

DACH
  • DACH
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    45,497
      Joined: 16 October 2016
      Posts: 13,997
     

http://www.carbuyer..../best-used-cars


Dream car: Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2

#7

Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:18 AM

Brass
  • Premium member
    Brass
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,816
      Joined: 07 November 2017
      Posts: 819
     

Dude ... maybe I can give some advice. I was in the same situation as you a long time back. I had very little money but hard earned through holiday work as Temp staff.

I bought a Proton Saga ... Malaysian on the outside but all Japanese on the inside even the fuel cap! The car lasted me maybe 8-9 years before it finally broke down.

The advice - Get a Ford Focus (5 years old) if you have the cash. They are built to last in the UK. When Jeremy Clarkson doesn't drive one of his fancy cars the car he uses on a daily basis is a Ford Focus.

Stay away from Vauxhall (Opel) and French cars e.g. Renault - my experience - terrible cars!

Japanese cars are good and reliable but very very pricey in the UK apart from Nissan as they are made locally.

I hope the advice helps.


Ford is definitely your best bet, then Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen(manuals) then the japanese and Koreans.
Avoid Renault,and all other cars
Can still remember fifth gear trying to race a sportscar(forgot model) and a Ford Fiesta in a shopping mall to see who emerge victorious.
The video showed that what you need in a crowded context is not power, but handling...

*Focus

Dude ... maybe I can give some advice. I was in the same situation as you a long time back. I had very little money but hard earned through holiday work as Temp staff.

I bought a Proton Saga ... Malaysian on the outside but all Japanese on the inside even the fuel cap! The car lasted me maybe 8-9 years before it finally broke down.

The advice - Get a Ford Focus (5 years old) if you have the cash. They are built to last in the UK. When Jeremy Clarkson doesn't drive one of his fancy cars the car he uses on a daily basis is a Ford Focus.

Stay away from Vauxhall (Opel) and French cars e.g. Renault - my experience - terrible cars!

Japanese cars are good and reliable but very very pricey in the UK apart from Nissan as they are made locally.

I hope the advice helps.


Did you buy the first batch proton saga in Singapore?The 1989 one?
How was it?

From Wikipedia

Attached Thumbnails

  • F6A8B8DD-D531-4ED4-BB94-3334083975BC.jpeg

I am in control of my life,and I lead it like how I want to.

#8

Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:00 AM

Mcscot
  • Premium member
    Mcscot
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,214
      Joined: 02 May 2010
      Posts: 332
     

Ford is definitely your best bet, then Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen(manuals) then the japanese and Koreans.
Avoid Renault,and all other cars
Can still remember fifth gear trying to race a sportscar(forgot model) and a Ford Fiesta in a shopping mall to see who emerge victorious.
The video showed that what you need in a crowded context is not power, but handling...

*Focus

Did you buy the first batch proton saga in Singapore?The 1989 one?
How was it?

From Wikipedia

 

Haha! I was in the UK and I bought probably the 1st batch of Proton Saga circa 1993 not the hatchback model but the Saloon model. It was huge, very basic and yet functional. There was no power steering, no airbags, no ABS absolutely nothing just pure manual transmission (5 speed no less!) but I loved it cos I bought it with my own hard earned cash! Parents were furious and called it a "jelopy". They offered my some cash to change the car but I refused. 

 

I drove it for 8-9 years until the entire exhaust literally needed replacing ie the moment the mechanic touched it ... it broke! I sold it for 50quid.

 

Subsequently as I had a little more money ... I bought a Renault Megane coupe - Oh My God!!!!!!! It is up till this day the worst car I have ever driven!

 

I traded it in eventually for a nice red Ford Focus 2 door (not STI) and it served me well till my return to Singapore.  


Yewheng, Brass, Beregond, Jamesc, Terrylmt and 1 Anonymous member praised this

#9

Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:39 AM

Brass
  • Premium member
    Brass
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,816
      Joined: 07 November 2017
      Posts: 819
     

Haha! I was in the UK and I bought probably the 1st batch of Proton Saga circa 1993 not the hatchback model but the Saloon model. It was huge, very basic and yet functional. There was no power steering, no airbags, no ABS absolutely nothing just pure manual transmission (5 speed no less!) but I loved it cos I bought it with my own hard earned cash! Parents were furious and called it a "jelopy". They offered my some cash to change the car but I refused.

I drove it for 8-9 years until the entire exhaust literally needed replacing ie the moment the mechanic touched it ... it broke! I sold it for 50quid.

Subsequently as I had a little more money ... I bought a Renault Megane coupe - Oh My God!!!!!!! It is up till this day the worst car I have ever driven!

I traded it in eventually for a nice red Ford Focus 2 door (not STI) and it served me well till my return to Singapore.


Apparently the proton saga in the uk has a sunroof.
Did yours have one?
I am in control of my life,and I lead it like how I want to.

#10

Posted 21 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

Genes
  • Genes
    NOS-ed
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    10,717
      Joined: 08 September 2006
      Posts: 9,574
     

Nissan Micra


iPhone or iMia?

#11

Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:38 PM

Jamesc
  • Premium member
    Jamesc
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    164,613
      Joined: 21 January 2007
      Posts: 21,268
     

Haha! I was in the UK and I bought probably the 1st batch of Proton Saga circa 1993 not the hatchback model but the Saloon model. It was huge, very basic and yet functional. There was no power steering, no airbags, no ABS absolutely nothing just pure manual transmission (5 speed no less!) but I loved it cos I bought it with my own hard earned cash! Parents were furious and called it a "jelopy". They offered my some cash to change the car but I refused. 

 

I drove it for 8-9 years until the entire exhaust literally needed replacing ie the moment the mechanic touched it ... it broke! I sold it for 50quid.

 

Subsequently as I had a little more money ... I bought a Renault Megane coupe - Oh My God!!!!!!! It is up till this day the worst car I have ever driven!

 

I traded it in eventually for a nice red Ford Focus 2 door (not STI) and it served me well till my return to Singapore.  

 

This nice man thanks you.  [thumbsup]

 

:D

 

tun.jpg


nazerath and Freeder praised this
Say no to harsh artificial chemicals

that pollute the earth

and go natural. [thumbsup]

#12

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

Mcscot
  • Premium member
    Mcscot
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,214
      Joined: 02 May 2010
      Posts: 332
     

Apparently the proton saga in the uk has a sunroof.
Did yours have one?

 

Hmmm ... I think I had one but I never used it. It was not a proper "sunroof" - one could not slide it open but a marginal tilt. I didn;t use it much cos the more you open the likelihood of it leaking increases.



#13

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:35 PM

Thaiyotakamli
  • Premium member
    Thaiyotakamli
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    55,166
      Joined: 06 January 2010
      Posts: 20,772
     
Skoda!!!!
Jamesc, Carbon82 and kdash praised this
Dont get confused between my personality & my attitude...

My personality is who I am...

My attitude depends on who you are...






#14

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

Angcheek
  • Premium member
    Angcheek
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    174,064
      Joined: 23 November 2009
      Posts: 11,271
     

Vauxhall in UK is as unreliable as Opel here...LOL!

 

suddenly I realise quite a number of mcfer driving opel u know  :D  


Jamesc, Mercs, Uncle2 and Spring praised this
樹多總有枯枝,人多總有白痴

#15

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

Angcheek
  • Premium member
    Angcheek
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    174,064
      Joined: 23 November 2009
      Posts: 11,271
     

Skoda!!!!

 

ya good and cheaper   [thumbsup]


Thaiyotakamli, Mercs, Carbon82, Uncle2, Newbie26, Pocy, Freeder and 1 other member praised this
樹多總有枯枝,人多總有白痴

#16

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:48 PM

Thaiyotakamli
  • Premium member
    Thaiyotakamli
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    55,166
      Joined: 06 January 2010
      Posts: 20,772
     

ya good and cheaper [thumbsup]

And in europe parts are cheap and readily available
nazerath praised this
Dont get confused between my personality & my attitude...

My personality is who I am...

My attitude depends on who you are...






#17

Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

Silver_blade
  • Premium member
    Silver_blade
    NOS-ed
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    16,619
      Joined: 13 August 2004
      Posts: 12,423
     

I am still quite a new driver and my first ever car just broke down. 

I took it to a garage but it looks like to repair it could cost so much money that it's not worth it. 

 

I've had my car for 9 months only (used car). It's a Vauxhall Corsa. I live in the UK and I need my car to commute to work as the public transport is not very good where I live.

 

I don't have a lot of money for a new car right now but I need one and I don't know much about cars but I don't want my second car to break down that soon again.

 

Any suggestions what would be a good second car that is not too expensive and won't break down that soon?

 

Thanks

What's your budget for the car and what's your insurance group? Vauxhall Corsa is usually fairly affordable to maintain. If you are looking for reliable cars, can look at Nissan Mirca, Parts should be cheap and easily available since it is made in the UK. 



#18

Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

Brass
  • Premium member
    Brass
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,816
      Joined: 07 November 2017
      Posts: 819
     

suddenly I realise quite a number of mcfer driving opel u know :D


Bro Tianmo, where is your Astra?
[laugh]
Tianmo praised this
I am in control of my life,and I lead it like how I want to.

#19

Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:44 PM

Tianmo
  • Premium member
    Tianmo
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    115,450
      Joined: 22 March 2010
      Posts: 38,743
     

Bro Tianmo, where is your Astra?
[laugh]

 

 

still with me!!! 

 

But dont know for how long!  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]


芸芸人海,罪孽深重,神佛不渡,唯我魔渡

with the spirit of the MCF tiko club..............We are................ TIKO RANGERS!!!


#20

Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Brass
  • Premium member
    Brass
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,816
      Joined: 07 November 2017
      Posts: 819
     

still with me!!!

But dont know for how long! [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]


Haha haha
Your car will be with you long, you need not worry.
Opels should have improved tremendously.
The only cause of concern is the buy over by Peugeot .
[:p]
I am in control of my life,and I lead it like how I want to.


Back to Maintenance & Repairs  ·  Aftermarket Top Reply to this topic
Dynamics Mechanic Pte Ltd



Quick Reply



Tags: broken car, next car advice and 4 more...

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users