Wanted urgently- Cheap car for Dad?

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Wanted urgently- Cheap car for Dad?

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Hi Guys, ive got to find a cheap car PDQ as my Dads Zx has died and its not really economical to fix. Their stuck on the moors where they live and after all this time of me having loads of cars kicking around find myself with NO car to lend them.
The Digit is nowhere near yet neither is my Visa (plans were to have them both roadworthy for Wetherby ) Help?
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An idea of budget & what type would prove useful.
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Citroen XM 2.1TD SX hatchback
Citroen XM 2.1TD VSX estate
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That TXD seems a good bet!
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Post by Defender110 »

darn sarth again! but agree it looks a good bet.
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Defender110 wrote:darn sarth again! but agree it looks a good bet.
It's a diesel! It'll use £30 of fuel to get oop north!
Citroen XM 2.1TD SX hatchback
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Post by RxBX »

MULLEY wrote:An idea of budget & what type would prove useful.
Hi Matt,
Have you not read/spotted THIS thread, he/they may have already sourced a replacement :wink:

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Thanks guys for your help but ive now sorted him with the Mk1 Leader from Northwich in Cheshire so not too far from me "up North". Just got to get her home now and sorted for the MOT.
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My Dads back on the road again (in the Zx) so i can keep the Leader :lol:
Garage had totally mis-diagnosed it!
I said i would have a look at it and if needed take the head of etc, but after running through faults its turned out to be nothing more drastic than a coil pack making it back fire through the injection system, modern cars eh?
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Sounds like he needs a change of garage!
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Post by richardd1652 »

They told him it was only fit for scrap and not worth repairing at its age and value.Got the bits of Malcolm Lockwood and he even opened up specially on a Sunday morning so i could pick them up .
I know this isnt the Zx forum, but i think there damn good cars and although not hydraulic the ride is pretty good. This one looks great in factory black with the Aura spec and alloys etc.
Dads chuffed as a dog with 2 tails now and im sure it will be gracing many a CCC meet again.
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richardd1652 wrote:They told him it was only fit for scrap and not worth repairing at its age and value.Got the bits of Malcolm Lockwood and he even opened up specially on a Sunday morning so i could pick them up .
I know this isnt the Zx forum, but i think there damn good cars and although not hydraulic the ride is pretty good. This one looks great in factory black with the Aura spec and alloys etc.
Dads chuffed as a dog with 2 tails now and im sure it will be gracing many a CCC meet again.
Richard.
Excellent! :D
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