Opinions on first used car - redcard

Hello all!

Another noob thread from me....

So I'm looking to get my first car at the end of the month and have a budget of £4K-£5K.

I took a look at this 207 this morning and quite liked it. It seems in pretty good condition, I like the dash, 1 previous owner and it seems to have been looked after. It has some nice extras that I wasn't really expecting at this price point. Only thing I didn't like was the miserly glove box, but I can live with that.

Should I decide to go for it, I will arrange an AA / RAC inspection to give me a bit more piece of mind.

Is there anything in particualr I should look out for? Any expensive repairs likely be needed on this model? Do you think the price is reasonable??

Car is here - www.kennedycars.co.uk/used-cars/peugeot-207-1-4-16...5

Opinions on first used car - oldtoffee

It seems too expensive given that £3500 looks like it could get you a car 3 or 4 years younger with a bit of trawling around Aurotrader. Peugeots don't have a great reputation for reliability so a newer car would be a better buy or a car the same age as the one you've identified but for less money and some cash put aside for rainy day repairs. The garage doesn't say anything about service history which would need checking out but at that price I don't think I'd look at it.

Opinions on first used car - Avant

In your position I'd look at either a Toyota Yaris 1.3 (better to drive than the press imply) or a Ford Fiesta 1.25 or 1.4 (good to drive and there are lots of them around). The Suzuki Swift is another possibility but there are fewer of them on the market.

The 207 might be OK but any ageing French car is a bit more of a gamble than the ones I've mentioned.

 

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