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Hey guys,

I've been a member on here for a few years now but finally looking at actually making my mark on here.

A couple of weeks ago a water pipe on my RS Clio 172 split which was uncovered a head gasket failure forced me to get rid and move back to square one as I sold it due to not having enough to repair and afford MOT/Insurance all in the same month.

Hence coming here.

I'm looking for a Lupo now, always loved them but never got round to buying one. Although I'd love a GTI I just don't have enough money at the moment so while I am searching for a decent paying job around the Colchester area I'm looking at buying a little 1.0 to mooch about in.

Had a look at a few, does anyone know what to look out for? How much should I be spending on a standard 1.0? I'm not bothered about the spec, just fancy picking one up and dropping it on some coilys untill I can afford a GTI.

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Sad 172 =[

Hope to speak to you guys soon! Gonna try stay active :)

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Welcome :) I'm sure others will pop up and tell you what to look for but good Luck in your Search

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That was a nice surprise :yes: spam is good when it involves pictures of half naked ladies :innocent:

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Hahaha totally wasn't expecting that! After I saw the first one thought someone was away to say don't buy a lupo just cos it looks good on the outside etc etc.

I often find the best way to find out what sorta things to look for when buying cars is to fire "vw lupo buying guide" or similar into google. Then there's all the usual stuff like rust, knocks/bangs/rattles etc

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Okay so nothing majorly goes wrong with them on a regular basis?

Haven't had alot of luck with cars so was hoping this one would be better haha.

If they've been looked after and maintained properly then yes but the big problem with second hand cars is that often they've havn't been looked after! Things like complete history, most importantly full service history, low number of owners etc helps. A thorough investigation of the car before buying too is important and a test drive if possible (instead of buying the car and then finding problem after problem). At the end of the day though there is always an element of luck.

My best advice though is to buy a German car (quality and reliability), steer clear of French stuff, Kias, Hyundais etc. Cheap and nasty!

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Yeah, I used to own a Polo 6n and I loved it, wish I stil had it to be fair! Definatly want a Lupo now, would love to buy a GTi, might have to wait a while though haha.

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Lupo tdi's are nippy enough and very economical (64.2 mpg combined, £30 to tax). I'm on the lookout for one for a daily, sitting in traffic and driving around town in a vr6 isn't a brilliant idea haha

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You should get a half decent 1.0 for a grand.

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A grand can buy you anything you want (Lupowise) if you know what you're doing.

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You should get a half decent 1.0 for a grand.

Aye, diesels are generally more expensive to buy but cheaper to run.

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An SDI is a £500 car.

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I bought a decent TDI for a grand two years ago.

2002, less than 100k & a sport model.

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You just have to look around, that's all.

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True, I have known a bargain or 2 to be bagged when buying cars, extreme effort though when there's not very many of the car you're after around in the first place.

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Thats the problem I'm having... Everything is too far away and when I don't have a car at the moment getting here is a bit of a blag...

I've kept my eye out for TDI's I'd love a little diesel, cheaper to run the better!

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We searched for ages to find ours. Took about 7 months, and it still wasn't exactly what we wanted!

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I bought a decent TDI for a grand two years ago.

2002, less than 100k & a sport model.

You jammy get, well done.

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