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    After another SRi...

    Hi guys, not sure if you remember but I had a MK4 SRi last year but had to sell it before I went to Uni. I bought an Escort for uni but, even though it is reliable, it is the most boring car ever.

    So, after seeing the depriciation on the early SRis (about a Ł1000 since I bought mine), i'm desperate for one this summer!

    I really would only be able to afford one for Ł2,5000, but Autotrader is shwoing a couple of with 80/90K for that sort of price. Do you think i'll be ok with one with that sort of money, or do I need to spend a little more?

    P.S. I saw a 99 SRi go on Ebay (with a rusty arch) go for Ł1250. (though it didn't meet its reserve)



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    Need to be an SRi? What about an SXi? Can get them in 1.8 if its the engine you're after.
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    Well i've not really looked at the SXi TBH mate, I loved all the SRI's mod cons etc...

    1.8 isn't a bad engine, I loved the 2.0 though.

    How much are the SXis going for these days?



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    Gaz I Have 103,000 Miles On The Clock, And There Is Still Life In The Old Dog Yet,
    They Will Go For Ever If Ya Look After Them,
    Me Mate Has 160,000 Calibra And Its Still Going, THERE OKAY ASLONG AS YOU DO THE NEC REPAIRS ON THEM, i have just had a new gear box due to the musses changing gear and deciding not to use the clutch to do so
    "Why Can i not get this Dam Thing to Work aaaggg !"

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    When looking for my car I saw a V plate SXi for Ł3,700, obviously that could be thrashed down due to brand new pre registered SXis on sale for Ł6k.

    You could probably pick up a 60 - 80k SXi for 2 grand if you find the right one.
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    wow that is cheap i will be selling mine in the summer b4 i go to iraq will be looking for 4000 to 4500 for it mint condition i still have 18 months warranty and its done 57000 miles. comes with cruise control as an extra
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    i had that problem with milage started out looking for a 3500 sri same thing all had 100k+ on them i saved a bit more and bought a 5500 on it it had 40k so it might be worth saving bit more now its just insurance to worry about since im only 18

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    Just as a guide

    SXi

    http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW...ch_full=SEARCH

    SRi

    http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW...ch_full=SEARCH

    If you wait a while till the MK5s start coming through second hand prices should plumit more.
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    Cheers Skot..

    Well my previous SRi had 90K on the clock when I bought it, and it never broke down on me, but it did have some annoying glitches (poor VX build quality IMO)

    I'm gonna look proper at the end of May, after exams and all that, so i'm reckoning I can get around an 80ker for Ł2500.



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    Gaz I was the same - I worked last summer to afford a 2000 1.8 Sport. Picked it up in Sept for Ł3100 with FVSH. If you can find a Sport go for it - mine had Irmscher spoiler fitted at factory. Exactly the same spec as the 1.8 SRi, with 15 inch wheels instead of 16. Same engine, and lower insurance group.

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