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    Old man needs new car

    My dad has decided he isnt content with his alfa sud, rover 200. rover 45 and the morris minor - so is after something else - I think its because another neighbour has bought a Jag.

    He does 30k a year, has a heap of points on his liscence and has had a 6 month ban before now.

    He likes rovers - so is considering a Rover 75 CDT Classic

    budget £6 - 6.5k

    any alternatives he could look at...

    my shortlist came to
    Audi A4 or A6 1.9
    Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Veloce
    Renault Vel Satis 2.2 DCi
    Seat Toledo 1.9
    Skoda Supurb 1.9

    anything I've overlooked?
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    oh - and must be a manual
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    156 JTD is an excellent motor, probably the best of the ones you listed.

    The rest are either butchered Golfs or Renaults.

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    err if i can get the pics off my phone i'll show him one reason NOT to get a Alfa when they collide with a saab they dont come off to well

    Rover 75 CDT is a good choice can pick up connosieurs for about £7k maybe cheaper these were top of the range and some came with a £2k sound system, Sat nav, the works as optional extras and their prices are dropping rapidly!!! nice motors to drive pre 2004 models were nice to look at aswell
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    Go for the Audi models myself, preferably an A4 1.9TDi. Steer clear from the Rovers, can you even get new parts for them now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra sp0rt
    can you even get new parts for them now?
    Don't be silly. Rover's parts network hasn't been owned or run by Rover for years. Catapillar bought that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS
    Don't be silly. Rover's parts network hasn't been owned or run by Rover for years. Catapillar bought that long ago.
    yes and Unipart is one of the main suppliers of MG Rover Dealers When i worked in the Local Rover garage in the Parts Department, Discs, pads, oil filters, plugs, leads, fuel filters, most suspension parts and all the stuff like that was all supplied by Unipart, stuff like body panels, wheels, mats, windscreens and door seals, plastic trims, were all made by MG rover but can be easily obtained from aftermarket companies
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    What about a Citroen C5? Around £6k would buy a mint 3 year old low mile 110bhp HDi - a lot of car for the money, very comfy big cars too.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    I think he is after an exec. image - he isnt keen on the superb for that reason, so it kinda eliminates the C5 unfortunately - as that is a good car in 2.2 HDi guise.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    ah well, BMW? Can get a decent 525tds for that kind of money.

    Other than that, the A4 would probably be his best bet.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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