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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:57 am

My daughter is looking for her first car.

She desperately wants a Holden Cruze hatch. I have read the reviews and the Aus built hatch isn't bad. Looking around the 7k mark.

I wonder if anyone has any thoughts/reviews on them as a second hand car.

Other options we're looking at, Corolla hatch, Lancer sedan or hatch, Mazda3 hatch.

I stress, we're not going to buy a car now as she's 15y 5m, but we want to narrow the field by weeding some of these options out.
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:17 am

gadj1976 wrote:My daughter is looking for her first car.

She desperately wants a Holden Cruze hatch. I have read the reviews and the Aus built hatch isn't bad. Looking around the 7k mark.

I wonder if anyone has any thoughts/reviews on them as a second hand car.

Other options we're looking at, Corolla hatch, Lancer sedan or hatch, Mazda3 hatch.

I stress, we're not going to buy a car now as she's 15y 5m, but we want to narrow the field by weeding some of these options out.


Without looking at exact models / k's / condition I'd lean towards the Corolla or Mazda 3, but given you're spending $7k you'll get something pretty decent in any of those models. The Lancer would be the last of those 4 I'd look at.
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Re: Cars

Postby HH3 » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:04 am

Check out the ReDriven youtube channel.

He does a review on a second hand Cruze. From memory, not great.

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Re: Cars

Postby MW » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:14 am

Booney wrote:
gadj1976 wrote:My daughter is looking for her first car.

She desperately wants a Holden Cruze hatch. I have read the reviews and the Aus built hatch isn't bad. Looking around the 7k mark.

I wonder if anyone has any thoughts/reviews on them as a second hand car.

Other options we're looking at, Corolla hatch, Lancer sedan or hatch, Mazda3 hatch.

I stress, we're not going to buy a car now as she's 15y 5m, but we want to narrow the field by weeding some of these options out.


Without looking at exact models / k's / condition I'd lean towards the Corolla or Mazda 3, but given you're spending $7k you'll get something pretty decent in any of those models. The Lancer would be the last of those 4 I'd look at.


you havent shopped for a 2nd hand car lately have you...
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:26 am

haha...I know it's gone nuts but you're right, I haven't.
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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:30 pm

HH3 wrote:Check out the ReDriven youtube channel.

He does a review on a second hand Cruze. From memory, not great.

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Thanks mate, I hadn't heard of ReDriven before. I watched the video. Their comment "nup, no, nada, don't". The mechanic "They're sh*t" was his first sentence. Hmm.

Thanks, end of story! We'll look at something else.

Edit: I've just watched the ReDriven reviews on the Mazda3 and I've added in the i30 as they look the best of the options remaining.
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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:43 pm

Booney wrote:
gadj1976 wrote:My daughter is looking for her first car.

She desperately wants a Holden Cruze hatch. I have read the reviews and the Aus built hatch isn't bad. Looking around the 7k mark.

I wonder if anyone has any thoughts/reviews on them as a second hand car.

Other options we're looking at, Corolla hatch, Lancer sedan or hatch, Mazda3 hatch.

I stress, we're not going to buy a car now as she's 15y 5m, but we want to narrow the field by weeding some of these options out.


Without looking at exact models / k's / condition I'd lean towards the Corolla or Mazda 3, but given you're spending $7k you'll get something pretty decent in any of those models. The Lancer would be the last of those 4 I'd look at.


$7k for a first car and it's only JUST decent. Hmm....
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Re: Cars

Postby Brodlach » Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:18 pm

Saw a 2012 Mazda 2 advertised for $13k today :shock:
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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:49 pm

Brodlach wrote:Saw a 2012 Mazda 2 advertised for $13k today :shock:


That's Covid cheap!

Hopefully the prices will come down soon.
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Re: Cars

Postby Armchair expert » Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:57 pm

Brodlach wrote:Saw a 2012 Mazda 2 advertised for $13k today :shock:


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Re: Cars

Postby HH3 » Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:38 pm

Picked up a 2022 Ford Wildtrak about 4 weeks ago.

Going from the 2020 version to this feels like jumping 10 years in tech.

Yet to take it offroad, but if I took the 2020 on a few fully offroad trips, and if its anything like that one, itll do anything I want it to do.

Now just looking for a cheap 4x4 that I can tinker with and chuck a shitload of Kings stuff on so I can do some dodgy offroading without worrying about rolling the bastard.

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