We didn't buy an Insight but we bought a Note instead

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Had our our Ford C max given the death sentence earlier in the week due to excessive vibration from the autobox / drive train area .

So have spent the last few days trawling for a replacement car that has to have the following

  1. Be automatic
  2. Non diesel
  3. Have air con
  4. must have boot space for a wheelchair
  5. must have space for at least 2 bikes and 2 adults
  6. would be nice if i can fit a tandem inside with wheels off
  7. and be within our 7 k budget
  8. Smaller than 2.0 litre
  9. Smaller than c max

So found a few that should meet the above criteria , then stumbled upon a nice Insight and i must rather admit i like the look of it although it is quite a journey away .

Would be nice to hear what the cc fan base has to say
 

Phaeton

Grumpy Old Barstool
Location
Oop North (ish)
Your title is incorrect it should read

Why would anyone with a sane mind want to buy an Insight?
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Buy it. They're brilliant. If driven with a sensible right foot they're economical, very well made indeed, spacious, well equipped, reasonable enough to drive. I'd quite happily have one one that cars are tools, not something to get a boner over, and you'd buy a well made, capable, reasonably performing kitchen appliance in a heartbeat so why not a car with the wake attributes?
 
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biggs682

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
I had one of the original 4 dr Saloon ima's as a company car years ago , and that was a nice to drive car but just lacked a bit of life but hey i was younger back then
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
You could do a lot worse than the yellow peril!​
https://www.britanniacarsales.co.uk/used-cars/suzuki-ignis-1-3-vvt-5dr-oswaldtwistle-201908301680645 Not automatic, but such a smooth gear box! Get it bought,you could do a lot worse!!:becool:
 
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biggs682

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Citroen Berlingo (or the Peugeot equivalent)
I have a long term hatred of anything the PSA group make and Renault .

Agreed. I run a petrol Peugeot Tepee - about the same size as a C-Max. It'll take 2 bikes with ease, is frugal and low cost to insure.
As above

They seem a bit cheaper than the Prius second hand, but I reckon the latter seem a bit better imho. That said, most second hand Prius's's's's's's seem to have done 287,000 miles at the hand of a visually handicapped Uber driving lunatic.
Very true.

You could do a lot worse than the yellow peril!​
https://www.britanniacarsales.co.uk/used-cars/suzuki-ignis-1-3-vvt-5dr-oswaldtwistle-201908301680645 Not automatic, but such a smooth gear box! Get it bought,you could do a lot worse!!:becool:
Too small
 
Looks like your budget would get you a 2014 Vauxhall Meriva petrol auto.

Ticks most of the boxes being auto, petrol, and slightly smaller than a C-Max.

A bit juicy, but any petrol auto will be.
 

otek59

Well-Known Member
Had our our Ford C max given the death sentence earlier in the week due to excessive vibration from the autobox / drive train area .

So have spent the last few days trawling for a replacement car that has to have the following

  1. Be automatic
  2. Non diesel
  3. Have air con
  4. must have boot space for a wheelchair
  5. must have space for at least 2 bikes and 2 adults
  6. would be nice if i can fit a tandem inside with wheels off
  7. and be within our 7 k budget
  8. Smaller than 2.0 litre
  9. Smaller than c max

So found a few that should meet the above criteria , then stumbled upon a nice Insight and i must rather admit i like the look of it although it is quite a journey away .

Would be nice to hear what the cc fan base has to say
Buy another TVR
 
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