Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Car model advice please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1

    Default Car model advice please

    I have to admit, I am ignorant about cars and models. I just want something safe and comfortable and of good quality.

    I am currently driving an MG ZS which as been really good, reliable etc. But it's getting old and I'd like to get something a bit newer, maybe 3 years old or so.

    I recently drove a friend's Mercedes CLC and really liked it, so I'm thinking of buying a 3 year old one of them, but I'd like to look into other options too. Can anyone tell me what would be a similar level car that sells at a similar price? Just so I can test drive a few and see which fits me best. I don't often have passengers, so although I want a back seat, it doesn't have to be spacious. I'd prefer a 2 door over a 4 door, something a bit fun, not too utilitarian but still practical. I'm very short so I don't need a lot of head room or leg room.

    I have about 15K to spend, which would buy me a low mileage 2011 CLC. Anyone got any suggestions about what else I might try?

    Many thanks, Judith

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,785

    Default

    You should not only consider the initial purchase price, but the ongoing costs as well. I note that Auto Express gives it only 2 out of 5 stars and says "Mercedes ownership doesn't come cheap and the CLC is no different, which throws its shortcomings into even sharper focus..."

    I am not going to make suggestions, but you should spend a few weekends touring the local showrooms. If anything takes your fancy, do a search on it and see what others have to say. Remember that the windscreen price is only the beginning of the negotiation - only a fool or an enthusiast would pay the full asking price for any car.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    8,614

    Default

    With a budget of 15K you will have a well varied choice to chose from, but be careful when you do, as some cars cost a lot to run.The cost of insurance, and other things like tyres, exhausts, and servicing can vary quite a lot, good luck.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,518

    Default

    It depends on how much you can afford on Insurance, to some extent. What are the winters like where you live? Do you get a lot of Snow? If you do then I would opt for a Land Rover Defender, personally speaking.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,518

    Default

    How about a Volvo S80

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •