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    Best used hot hatch for under 3k(ish)

    Hi,

    About a year ago I sold my little rover metro and brought a fabia vrs, although the speed is ok on the vrs the fun just isn't there for me and I'm now bored.

    I think it's because of two things. One is, it's diesel so I miss the revs and second i find your forever watching it making sure no one scratches it, worrying about the alloys etc.

    Thinking I would like to go back to a older car as they seem
    Left heavy but not sure which.

    Looking at the Peugeot 106 gti which is supposed to be a fun little car.

    Any other ideas.

    Thread might sound a bit racer but I've never stuck a big exhaust on or made any mods. Just looking for fun.

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    You can get a Ford Puma for about £1500. Buckets of fun.

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    RX-8, loads of fun bit thirsty though. I had 1 for a few years and loved every drive.

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    fiesta 1.6 Zetec S? various shapes to choose from.

    if it was me id be going for a MK2 Golf or an XR3i with some Zetec power.....

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    You won't get much better than the VRS. If you are bored, keep it and use the money to get it mapped.

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    Do you need four seats? How about an MX5? or you might just squeeze a Honda S2000 into that budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    You won't get much better than the VRS. If you are bored, keep it and use the money to get it mapped.
    assuming its not that different from the tdi sport pd130 ibiza i had (as its the same car underneath not unreasonable) in a straight line it was fine but it diddnt do corners it was the worst car ive owned for that even the old works rover 111i was more fun to drive

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    Clio 172 Cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    fiesta 1.6 Zetec S? various shapes to choose from.

    if it was me id be going for a MK2 Golf or an XR3i with some Zetec power.....
    I agree with the Zetec S. I have the MK6.5 .. very nice car, cost me £3000. Fun to drive, quite pokey, fuel I get on average about 35 - 41MPG

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    Also a very nice car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgrindle View Post
    I agree with the Zetec S. I have the MK6.5 .. very nice car, cost me £3000. Fun to drive, quite pokey, fuel I get on average about 35 - 41MPG



    Also a very nice car!
    aye my previous car was a mk6.5 zs tdci its a good drive

    st170's go for peanuts these days they are great fun handle well and a good engine that when you rev it hard acts totally different to when you are just pottering round

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    assuming its not that different from the tdi sport pd130 ibiza i had (as its the same car underneath not unreasonable) in a straight line it was fine but it diddnt do corners it was the worst car ive owned for that even the old works rover 111i was more fun to drive
    Same as what I'm experiencing.

    Some top suggestions thanks Will take a look when I get back in.

    Thinks its between the 106 and the Clio 175 at the min. Other tech at work has the Mazda and it just drinks fuel.
    Last edited by dany2010; 7th March 2013 at 08:55 PM.

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    Needs to be something RWD to make it fun (await flaming )

    Does it have to be a hot hatch or something powerful and fun for £3K? How about something bigger? BMW Z3? BMW 540i ?

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    What about a Mk1.5 Focus ST170? A very lovely car that is.

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    I can vouch for the Peugeot 106 GTI, fantastic little cars, very light and good (ish) on petrol,
    Same with the Ford Puma, as a 1.7l, it's quite quick for a small car and is low, so good for handling
    May even be able to get a (old) VW Golf GTI, best thing about these is there are the most reliable cars EVER!
    but whatever you do, STAY AWAY FROM FIAT (Fix It Again Tomorrow) I have one for 6 months and ended up spending about £2.5k fixing it up
    and I wouldn't knock diesels just yet, most now have turbo's in and ALOT more efficient.

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    any Fiesta, although if you go for big engined like an ST for example you'll be spending most of your wages on fuel. I didnt think about that one when I bought mine....

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