Originally Posted by mtechnology
i sold my bmw a few weeks back and im looking for a cheap hatchback to get me to work for now. i am looking at buying new and the cheapest cars i have found are the fiat palio, skoda fabia, and peugeot 206 base models. i am interested mainly in mechanical reliability bec parts are pretty damn expensive. which would you reccomend?
which 206 you want , there is soo many you have 1.1 independance 3 door, 1.4 16v 3dr etc etc.. The 1.1 base model is a 3dr with a 1.1 litre @ 7,595 pounds with 60 bhp. But there quality and build is just as good as skoda.
i would take Skoda for the win due to becuase it was ranked 2nd out of 36 european car reviews. Plus there build quality is one of the best believe it or not.But then again theres so many models , the base of the base models is only 7,575 pounds, with a 1.2 litre petrol 5 door with 54 bhp.
i dont know about the Fiat palio, since its a new model that came out, but a Punto would fit your budget @ 7,595 pounds and has a 1.2 litre petrol 60 bhp, but i would get the diesel. it has good ratings.
theres soo much options , its hard to help, but you can get a general idea of prices.