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Is there a simple but reliable car for a budget of £3000?

Is there a simple but reliable car for a budget of £3000?

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A Toyota Yaris would be a very sensible purchase for £3000 - just avoid diesels or the MMT automatic gearbox. The Honda Jazz is another good purchase, as is the Ford Fiesta with the tough 1.25-litre petrol engine.
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