My daughter is 21 and is looking for her first automobile. She has about €5,000 to spend. What automobile would you recommend?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Richard Burke (Drogheda) - Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:15
Firstly the automobile needs to be safe; it needs to be good value; and it needs to be reliable. We tend to encourage buying from SIMI dealers because you do have a little more comeback and the automobiles tend to be a little better, so having a look on the beepbeep.ie website we found a few options.
The first model we have chosen is the Toyota Yaris, which will be ultra reliable and painless to run. There is one in Ardee that is within budget (you should get it for less if you haggle) and while this 2003 model has done 89,000 miles it will be capable of a whole lot more.
I really like the Ford Fiesta and the model that was around in 2003 onwards is a great little automobile. This Fiesta is right on budget.
The Renault Clio from 2004 was a lovely wee automobile and this one here has just 46,000 miles on the clock. I think they really suit young women, as they are rather chic.
I guess the sensible choice here would be the Yaris, but I would probably have the Clio.
Hope that helpsAnswered by: changagoidem Adviser