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Unread 11-01-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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Question Which of these cars should I choose?


I'm thinking of buying my first car. I only have 2000 to spend and I want a car with low urban fuel consumption. Also, I'm looking for a gasoline car, not diesel.

I've narrowed my search to:

Opel Corsa 1.2 16V
Renault Clio II 1.2
Ford Fiesta 1.25 16V

The year of the cars are 1997-1999 and all have circa 130 000 km.

Which should I choose (reliability and better consumption)? Are there better options available (like Volkswagen Polo)?

Another thing: I live in a place with a lot of hills and very inclined roads. Is an 1.2 engine enough for a pleasant drive in this kind of paths?

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Unread 11-01-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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If you have alot of hills, anything under 1.6L is not going to have enough horsepower or torque. I used to own a Nissan with a 1.6 and it had trouble with the hills on the interstate(~70mph or so), but it could still pull them fairly well on the back roads without me having to drop a gear and rev the nuts off of it.

Maybe you could look into something slightly bigger? A Mondeo perhaps? Perhaps you can find a Civic or Sentra in that price range? I don't know if Nissan renamed the 200SX, or even if they sold it at all, in your part of the world...the car I had was a 200SX 5-speed.
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fiesta's are fun.
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Opel Corsa 1.2 16V
Renault Clio II 1.2
Ford Fiesta 1.25 16V

Man these are hard choices! I would personally go for a Corsa but (Vauxhall over here) but they are all amazing small cars to go for!

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