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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:24 pm

A Reliant Kitten can do that.
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You need to double that. I have one that is just about ready for free tax at £2K.[/quote]

Yes, exactly why I'm not looking for one, basically want an uninspiring but reliable car. The most that will be asked of it will be to polightly broadcast Radio 4 as I scoot around back road north Wales.


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:35 pm

That budget puts you in the >10 year old bracket...

For real world mpg, have a browse through fuelly.com


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:53 pm

philhoward wrote:That budget puts you in the >10 year old bracket...

For real world mpg, have a browse through fuelly.com
Yes, that's exactly the age of cars I'm interested in. Was initially thinking about something even cheaper and 'desposable' but a recent tax return has encouraged me to stretch the budget (although an L series intercooler Rover 25 remains tempting as totally cheap, well specced, quickish, a genuine 50mpg and reliable)


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:00 pm

Small Kia have a 3 cylinder engine I believe as does a small Hyundai


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by Corky » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:01 pm

We used to have a 3 pot Polo 1.4 Tdi Twist (54 plate iirc). It was brilliant. Quick, well made and very economical. 50 odd to the gallon all day.


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:06 pm

Corky wrote:We used to have a 3 pot Polo 1.4 Tdi Twist (54 plate iirc). It was brilliant. Quick, well made and very economical. 50 odd to the gallon all day.
Did consider lupo / arosa / polo but go for more than I want to pay and the 1.7 is very underpowered


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by Corky » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:11 pm

Depends which engine you are talking about. The 1.4 tdi that I referred to isn't underpowered in the Polo (75bhp I think) neither are the 1.2 TSI, but the non-turbo/twin charger units with lower displacement are a bit weedy. But so is everything else in that class.


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:24 pm

Sorry for lack of clarity, I was referring to the 1.4tdi attracting strong money, 1.7d being underpowered. 1ltr petrol underpowered and not very economical. I'm happy to take weedy, just want the economy trade off which is why the Toyota et al option looked worth investigating.


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:46 pm

What about a Fabia with the 1.4TDI? Virtually a Polo underneath and doesn't attract VW tax.


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 pm

philhoward wrote:What about a Fabia with the 1.4TDI? Virtually a Polo underneath and doesn't attract VW tax.
Quick search reveals sensibly priced cars;-)


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:34 pm

My wife has a 2012 aygo bought new. It's covered 35k and has been faultless.. it's tax free and when I used it for my 53 mile a day A road and motorway commute it was doing at least 400 miles to a tank whilst being thrashed by me.. costs about £36 to fill up.

The clutches are prone to wear as the car is very high geared (indicated 100mph in 3rd) New clutch every 40k. Did discs and pads at 32k. The original front tyres lasted less then 8k of London driving but now the commute has changed second set lasted 20k..

The car is not really my thing but can't knock it for what it is!!


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Re: 3 cylinder Toyota / Citroen / Peugeot engine

Post by littlestwoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:55 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:My wife has a 2012 aygo bought new. It's covered 35k and has been faultless.. it's tax free and when I used it for my 53 mile a day A road and motorway commute it was doing at least 400 miles to a tank whilst being thrashed by me.. costs about £36 to fill up.

The clutches are prone to wear as the car is very high geared (indicated 100mph in 3rd) New clutch every 40k. Did discs and pads at 32k. The original front tyres lasted less then 8k of London driving but now the commute has changed second set lasted 20k..

The car is not really my thing but can't knock it for what it is!!
Thanks, very helpful. Not a car I would choose for any other reason than it being compact and economical which is exactly what I'm after at the moment.


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