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    3 door diesel

    Right, my mate is looking for a 3 door diesel. He is willing to spend 5,000 on one.
    I have recommended he looks for a Focus, most likely a 1.8 TDCi, which is apparently the best in it's class for that price.

    any suggestions?
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    I'd say 118d, but I think it's slightly out of budget...

    At least stay clear of anything VAG.
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    a C4? Clivey could tell you a little about it....
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    MINI!!

    or a fiat 500. Either is cute and good looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
    or a fiat 500. Either is cute and good looking!
    In another dose of Ferrer idiosyncracy, you can't a have an italian car with a diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In another dose of Ferrer idiosyncracy, you can't a have an italian car with a diesel.
    most Italians disagree with you there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    most Italians disagree with you there..
    Make that most Europeans.

    But they are wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
    MINI!!

    or a fiat 500. Either is cute and good looking!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In another dose of Ferrer idiosyncracy, you can't a have an italian car with a diesel.
    those are simply too expensive if new. maybe an used 500 can be found for that money though. go for the Focus

    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    most Italians disagree with you there..
    unfortunately, you are right...they also think a proper BMW is an X6 (why? whyyyyy???)
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    I have got a new Atsra 1.9Cdti (150) mines the 5 door but I ahve been very impressed with it. I would deffinatly recomend it if you can afford it.
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    I think for Five thousand Pounds, you'd not do badly to look at something French.

    306 Diesel mebbe?
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    I think that the Focus is the most sensible car to get if it fits within the budget. But I do think that Peugeot 206, Opel Corsa or a Fiesta or a Clio with around 60k km on the clock will more easily fit the budget.

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    I vote 206. Just because I really like those little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In another dose of Ferrer idiosyncracy, you can't a have an italian car with a diesel.
    So a Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.9JTD or Alfa Romeo 147 1.9JTDm/1.9JTD 16v Lusso is out of the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft View Post
    I vote 206. Just because I really like those little things.
    but it's the worst to drive. WRC version apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall View Post
    So a Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.9JTD or Alfa Romeo 147 1.9JTDm/1.9JTD 16v Lusso is out of the question?
    Yes.

    If you are buying a Fiat what you have to do is specify the smallest engine available and a manual.

    Except if it's an Abarth.
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