Suggestions for a car for Woman ??

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Ok.. Woman has a lovely little Zuk Jimney .. Its a 2003, only got about 16,000 miles on the clock, and she loves it to bits

    BUT !

    It is the 1300cc Jimney Sport.. So does less than 30mpg, is about a group 10 million insurance, and tax on it is £270 a year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We both know that it is simply unrealistic to keep it ( given how few miles she does ) but neither of us can think of anything to replace it with

    Woman is a shortarse.. She will not drive anything that is normal height, as she likes to sit up a bit so she can see ahead ok.. which is why we went with the Jimney in the first place.

    It also has to be automatic

    Sooooooooooo

    Anyone got any ideas ? Tallish vehicle, not too big, NOT a 4 x 4 as they are all mega bucks to run...
    She did have a Merc A Class for a while but hated it ( no idea why )
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    Work out how many years it will take to recoup the cost of changing vehicles on lower tax and insurance, and you may find it cheaper to keep the Jimny.
    We were thinking of some changes, but even with zero tax on the replacements it was not economical. On your good ladies mileage the Jimny could last you years.
     
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    sell the car get her a bike :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Before I got The Beastie I used to drive a Honda Jazz. Fairly high driving position for a hatchback, very reliable, good mpg .........
     
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    Difficult to believe I know, but my wife had a new Golf GTi, DSG box and all the trimmings, after a year she told me she couldn't get on with it, changed to a Toyota IQ 1.3 automatic. Loves it, wouldn't go back to the Golf!

    Normally used for just the two of us but 4 seats available if we need to pick up the grandchildren. Turning circle better than London taxi, parks in very small spaces, etc.
     
  6. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    About 5 minutes mate
    We have been offered some very proper and serious lolly for the Jimney as it is such low mileage and like new ( this was from a Zuk dealer and was a cash offer, not a px deal )

    Jazz is too low.. She has turned her nose up at a range of vehicles of identical genre

    Same for the IQ three.. We have had Smarts in the family for the past 8 years ( and have done massive miles in them, including Lake Garda in a day !! ), and the IQ sits at the same height

    No, it really does have to have a high seat position
     
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    I managed once to get 72mpg ( indicated ) from my diesel auto Yaris.............Its one of my favourite cars ever.........apart from the indicator turn volume is too low....
    Its a great car and is always showing over 60 to the gallon.......and it hustles along...and it can go on an A frame :)

    Its a keeper for me .

    barry
     
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    car for woman

    Come on any car would be a good swap:Rofl1:
     
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    I also had a Honda Jazz, automatic, very economical, spacious for a compact car and lovely to drive.
     
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    What about a new Mini Cooper and maybe give her a couple of cushions to sit on...................:Doh:
     
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    If the Lady wants to sit up, get an ex MOD Landie. :thumb:
     
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    This could save a few problems...

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    What about a nice Shogun 2.8 lwb......loved ours!:thumb:
     
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    Our French neighbour has one IT IS never still the whole family who have there own cars BMWs large Renault, Citroens...all jump in this mini mpv and off.....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-SUZU...8710242?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4602719a62

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-53-S...mobiles_UK&hash=item1c25a3f776#ht_1272wt_1062
     
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    Ebay, item number 260994706280?
     
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    Hyundai i10 - cheap as chips to run, tax, insure. Reliable with 5 year warranty.High driving position for a small car and my mrs loves hers!:thumb:
     
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    That was heer first car after passing the test.. Turned her nose right up at that one I am afraid !! :cry: Considering the mileage she does I would have thought it perfect
     
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    The new Fiat Panda - also available as a 4x4 version - Mrs used to have one of the old ones years back and loved it to bits - have not drive the new ones but heard good reports
     
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    only the BEST for your WOMAN

    Jaws



    OR ELSE



    hehehehehehehe
     
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