James Ruppert: For truly bargain bangers, go East – Autocar

You will pay around ₤ 1800 to ₤ 2000 for quite a dated little shopper, although there are some extremely low-mileage examples. The later shape of its Myvi successor is a much better buy, and I came across a 1.3 SXI example from 2010, a one-family-owned vehicle with 73,000 miles. There was some service history, however it seemed a great buy at ₤ 1495.

Remember Proton? They were big in Norfolk for a while and existed as a value brand, sometimes with included Lotus dealing with magic. The very best thing about them, apart from second-hand Mitsubishi technology, was the truth that they were bought specifically by family buyers on a spending plan. Today, these are great value, and I was rather taken by the minimal ₤ 745 wanted for a one-family-owned 2010 Gen-2 GLS with simply 40,000 miles. The seller was honest enough to include the parking-by-touch damage to a lot of the bodywork. I was also drawn in to a 2008 dealer-sold design with 74,000 miles and three owners for ₤ 920, which at least had a warranty. I like the little brick-like Savvy, too, and a 2009 54,000-mile example was just ₤ 1200, however I should not fall down the Proton bunny hole.

If you dont desire a delighted consumer however something instead to tow and to work and to certainly disappoint off, then it has to be a Ssangyong. They are quite great-value 4x4s when brand name new and likewise have a good guarantee, however theyre just as excellent as utilized automobiles. If you require seats, I encountered a 2014 Turismo 2.0 with seven of them in leather and 75,000 miles for just ₤ 7000. Alternatively, for ₤ 250 less, a 2014 Rexton EX 2.0 likewise has seven seats and the one I saw has 98,000 miles under its wheels. If thats too huge, a hatchback Tivoli from 2017 with 14,000 miles is ₤ 8000.

You could even join the fun with a pick-up truck: how about a 2012 Great Wall Steed with leather seats for simply ₤ 2990? Its no VW Amarok but, at that money, whos arguing?

I am not sure if there actually is such a thing as an utilized vehicle world atlas anymore, where you can point at an area of the globe and declare that whatever developed there is as strong as a rock. Structure vehicles is a complicated international organization, however I still like recommending that anything from the Far East is most likely terrific. That doesnt always indicate Japanese, and Korean vehicles dont necessarily need to be Kias or Hyundais.

Tales from Rupperts garage

Today, these are fantastic value, and I was rather taken by the limited ₤ 745 wanted for a one-family-owned 2010 Gen-2 GLS with simply 40,000 miles. You will pay around ₤ 1800 to ₤ 2000 for quite a dated little buyer, although there are some extremely low-mileage examples. If you need seats, I came across a 2014 Turismo 2.0 with seven of them in leather and 75,000 miles for just ₤ 7000. For ₤ 250 less, a 2014 Rexton EX 2.0 also has 7 seats and the one I saw has 98,000 miles under its wheels.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *