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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    What car should I buy
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
    What car should I buy 13th Mar 17 at 3:50 PM
    I am looking for a new car to replace a 3 year old Suzuki Swift
    It must be an Automatic (either Torque Converter or DSG type)
    It must be able to achieve an average of at least 40mpg
    It must be petrol
    And it must cost less than £17k
    It must have a decent sized boot - unlike my Swift (to take a mobility scooter)

    The only one that I can come up with is a new Suzuki Baleno !!
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    • Clive Woody
    • By Clive Woody 13th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
    Have a look at an Octavia estate, very big boot (not sure how big it needs to be for a mobility scooter).

    Looking at Broadspeed.com you could get the 1.0l Petrol (115 bhp) DSG version within budget if you are after a brand new car.

    https://broadspeed.com/CarView/Skoda/Octavia/43289/TSI_1.0_115PS_Petrol_S_Automatic_5_doors
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
    Have a look at an Octavia estate, very big boot (not sure how big it needs to be for a mobility scooter).

    Looking at Broadspeed.com you could get the 1.0l Petrol (115 bhp) DSG version within budget if you are after a brand new car.

    https://broadspeed.com/CarView/Skoda/Octavia/43289/TSI_1.0_115PS_Petrol_S_Automatic_5_doors
    Originally posted by Clive Woody
    Thanks - I had not considered estates - but need to get rid of my swift too !!
    part ex is going to be low on this company isn't it ?
    • BlondeHeadOn
    • By BlondeHeadOn 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
    I've got a mobility scooter too, and I've just bought a Honda Jazz. The boot and luggage space is amazing, we call it the Tardis as it takes so much luggage for a small car.


    I think it would tick all your other requirement boxes as well, so worth a look.


    HTH
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
    I've got a mobility scooter too, and I've just bought a Honda Jazz. The boot and luggage space is amazing, we call it the Tardis as it takes so much luggage for a small car.


    I think it would tick all your other requirement boxes as well, so worth a look.


    HTH
    Originally posted by BlondeHeadOn
    are jazzes not CVT ?
    I test drove one a few years ago and hated it !!
    • BlondeHeadOn
    • By BlondeHeadOn 13th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
    are jazzes not CVT ?
    I test drove one a few years ago and hated it !!
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Yes, but try one if the latest ones - they've improved a lot.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
    Yes, but try one if the latest ones - they've improved a lot.
    Originally posted by BlondeHeadOn
    May do
    Thanks
    • F1F93
    • By F1F93 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
    My Seat Ibiza ticks all of your boxes except the big boot - but then it comes in an estate which would tick that.
    • moggy12
    • By moggy12 14th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
    dont need the Octavia estate the normal Octavia (590 litres boot space ) is plenty I have one and my motabilty scooter fits in with ease
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 14th Mar 17, 8:15 AM
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    The Skoda Yeti might also be an option. You would have to haggle on the price or use a broker.
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 14th Mar 17, 8:44 AM
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    There is a new Swift out soon with a "bigger boot"

    Targeting the new Ford Fiesta, which is also due to go on sale in summer, the third-generation Swift will be built on the larger Baleno platform. The new car is actually slightly shorter than the old one, but extra length in the wheelbase boosts cabin space by 25 per cent and boot space by around the same percentage to a new figure of 254 litres.
    Last edited by Tiexen; 22-03-2017 at 2:28 PM.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Mar 17, 8:55 AM
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    Their is a new Swift out soon with a "bigger boot"

    Targeting the new Ford Fiesta, which is also due to go on sale in summer, the third-generation Swift will be built on the larger Baleno platform. The new car is actually slightly shorter than the old one, but extra length in the wheelbase boosts cabin space by 25 per cent and boot space by around the same percentage to a new figure of 254 litres.
    Originally posted by Tiexen
    Thanks - any chance of a link to this info ?
    I like the swift and would prefer to stick with them....I am now on my third swift
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 14th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    Thanks - any chance of a link to this info ?
    I like the swift and would prefer to stick with them....I am now on my third swift
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Yes:


    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/cars/car-news/new-suzuki-swift-takes-fiesta/





    also What car

    http://www.whatcar.com/news/new-suzuki-swift-unveiled/
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
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    Thanks - looks almost too good to be true
    But the boosterjet engine does not go with the hybrid technology, as stated in the link- it goes with hthe 1.2 conventional engine !
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 14th Mar 17, 12:48 PM
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    It must be able to achieve an average of at least 40mpg
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle


    Oh sorry, you said new

    Crazy though isn't it? We think cars are more economical now, but this little beasty used to make 45mpg back in the 1980's, and those were real figures, not something cooked up in a zero G lab environment.
    Last edited by Strider590; 14-03-2017 at 12:52 PM.
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    Oh sorry, you said new

    Crazy though isn't it? We think cars are more economical now, but this little beasty used to make 45mpg back in the 1980's, and those were real figures, not something cooked up in a zero G lab environment.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    As long as you don't mention fiat 128's - my first car !!
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 22nd Mar 17, 10:21 AM
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    New (2017) Suzuki Swift - tested by Honest John
    https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/suzuki/suzuki-swift-10-boosterjet-automatic-2017-road-test/?
    It appears to beat all of the opposition - including the Fiesta
    I want one (and will order one as soon as they are available in UK)
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 22nd Mar 17, 10:48 AM
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    I am looking for a new car to replace a 3 year old Suzuki Swift
    It must be an Automatic (either Torque Converter or DSG type)
    It must be able to achieve an average of at least 40mpg
    It must be petrol
    And it must cost less than £17k
    It must have a decent sized boot - unlike my Swift (to take a mobility scooter)

    The only one that I can come up with is a new Suzuki Baleno !!
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    You think that this is a decent boot?

    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 22nd Mar 17, 11:17 AM
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    You think that this is a decent boot?

    Originally posted by Rubidium
    Comparatively yes - it is big enough for my needs
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 22nd Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    New (2017) Suzuki Swift - tested by Honest John
    https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/suzuki/suzuki-swift-10-boosterjet-automatic-2017-road-test/?
    It appears to beat all of the opposition - including the Fiesta
    I want one (and will order one as soon as they are available in UK)
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle

    Looks interesting - and made in Japan
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