3 posts / 0 new
Log in to see full post details. If new to the site, please Register first.
#1 Tue, 02/09/2014 - 18:59

Can anyone suggest which car should I purchase?

I wanted to buy a car for myself preferably a used one as I am on a tight budget. I was thinking of buying a citroen occasion as it fits in my budget, but I would like other suggestions as well. Any thoughts on this will be appreciated.



lauragatto's picture
  lauragatto
  New User
  • offline
  • 0 thanks
  • 0 comments
  • 1 post
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 21:41

wow never heard of that car, heard of citroen but not the occasion

We will need more information to list some possibilities for you ..

Budget, Seats, main functions ...

any other information that may be relevant ...

regarding citroen , i have heard they are quite expensive to service and repair, compared to typical australian cars, eg toyota, holden , hyundai etc.



newuseragain's picture
  newuseragain
  Regular Member
  • offline
  • 176 thanks
  • 2372 comments
  • 1966 posts
Wed, 03/09/2014 - 10:02

I think that looks like a DS3 - the 'occasion' is probably just a name for the styling and/or bits added to it...... a DS3 seems to be anywhere from the $18k mark upwards second hand, and can be had for around the $23k mark drive away. Seems decent enough, but as newuseragain notes, there is more to having a car than just buying it. The servicing costs need to be considered (as well as how handy is it for you to take it to an authorised service centre - there are far fewer compared to say Holden, Toyota, etc), as well as other things like insurance and resale value. Although nowhere near as funky, it's hard to go past a Toyota Corolla for around the same price.... but saying that there is a *lot* of competition in this price range. Volkswagon Polo, Honda Jazz/City/Civic, Hyundai i20, Ford Fiesta, Holden Cruize, Renault Clio....of all of them the Toyota probably has the best resale but street cred would be not much more than the Hyundai if that bothers you.... personally, go to the dealers and try them out. Sit in them, see if they 'feel' right to you - and do not buy the first one that appeals even if there is a 'limited time offer, put your deposit down now, it will never be this cheap again' deal as, frankly, like I say this is a very competitive market so the deals are out there.....



ninhursag's picture
  ninhursag
  Regular Member
  • offline
  • 170 thanks
  • 1682 comments
  • 596 posts