Mercedes CLK Cabrio:
The four-seat convertible Mercedes enjoy a very good reputation. Manufactured by Karmann, from its inception, the CLK Cabrio incorporated as standard an automatic soft top that opens and closes in 20 seconds. This mechanism does not usually fail. The belts also feature an electric system that allows it to be fastened comfortably. The recommended engine is the 200 Kompressor, 163 or 184 hp. The price of a used CLK start at 10,000 euros. The most common faults are the wear of the stabilizer bar and suspension ball joints. A defect in the distribution chain affected units manufactured between 2004 and 2006. Many of the used car parts in Ireland being bought in this period were as a result of this fault.
BMW 5 Series: beware the chassis
Good and cheap: this is the BMW 5 Series manufactured between 2003 and 2010. Available in the used market from 7,500 euros, versions with petrol engines impress with their perfect functioning. Customers are favoring the 520d diesel four-cylinder with 163 hp offered since 2005 (from 9/2007 to 177 hp). You can find the 2006 models for less than 12,000 euros . The Achilles heel is the chassis. Suspensions front and rear clearance suffer.
Citroën C5: problematic engines
Many people, whose work often requires travel prefer this French middle class to a German sedan’s popularity. At least so says the increased sales of the second generation C5, since it was introduced in 2008. It is offered with petrol engines ranging from 1.8 to 125 hp, up to 3.0 of 211 hp. Almost all, however, opt for the four-cylinder diesel particulate filter as standard (1.6 to 109 or 112 hp or a second 2.0 engine 136-163 hp). Main problems are the engine failure problems and issues with the roller timing chain. You’ll find them between 9,000 and 12,000 Euros
Ford Focus C-MAX:
The Ford minivan comes from a compact, like the Opel Zafira or the VW Touran . But it is also different because of the third row of seats and also seems more suitable for families with true fans of the vehicle willing to spend between 9,000 and 12,000 Euros . This is due to a detail that sets it apart from its competitors: its dynamic chassis. By contrast, it lacks something that others have in abundance: loading.
Another Ford who enters our list, you can find for a very reasonable price, in very good condition with low miles. The 2.0 TDCi model with manual transmission (engine was developed in collaboration with PSA and offers 115, 130, 140 or 163 hp) and not timing belt change needed for up to 10 years or 200,000 km. If you choose the recommended familiar body, not many models in this segment give such good results between 9,000 and 12,000 euros .
Audi A4: Best Manual
Quality, practicality and comfort make the Audi A4 one of the greatest cars of the middle segment. Soundness is the main feature of this model and was manufactured between 2000 and 2007. It is the case of the Multitronic: this automatic, especially combined with the 2.7 TDI, can bring you a lot of headaches. It is best to opt for the manual or Tiptronic. The clutch has a tendency to break down and repair usually costs about 1,500 euros. Have the 2.0 TDI 140 hp 2007 from 11,000 Euros.
BMW 3 Series: a convertible for 9,000 euros
The sound of a six-cylinder, like this BMW , can be just as contagious as the song of the summer. Moreover, where that sweet melody comes from a 3 Series Convertible, pleasure spreads to the rest of the senses. The roofless version of the E46 came in 2000, initially with a semi-electric hood. Three years later, the roof mechanism became automatic. From 2005 there were 320 and 330 diesel cd. As to the basic petrol (318 Ci) is a four-cylinder 143 or 153 hp. Watch the suspension arms on the front axle and brake. The 325i Cabrio you can find 2003 about 9,000 euros .
Honda CR-V: a good option if you are looking for an SUV
The acronym CR-V corresponds to the initials of ‘Comfort Runabout Vehicle’ and among its features could be added with sportiness and comfort the high load capacity and enormous strength. The 1558 litres which offer luggage is not bad and also do not suffer any notable defect. The 150 hp gasoline does move its 1,529 kilos of weight without trouble. When traction is insufficient, automatically turn the rear wheels. Both the 2.0 i-VTEC petrol 150 hp 2.2i-CTDi as they are highly recommended and you can find 2007 models by 11,000 Euros.
The brother of the Kia Sportage is available with three different engines. The first two are petrol, four and six-cylinder with 141 and 175 hp. The third alternative is more than enough: A 2.0 CRDi, whose power began with 113 hp from 2006 rose to 140 and, since 2008, has 150 hp. The diesel is a more than reasonable solution if you plan to spend between 9,000 and 12,000 Euros. 75% of the body of a Tucson is galvanized, although some owners complain that the hood has rust issues.The ball joints, drive shafts and brakes mark the other weaknesses of Korean motor. Car dealers in Belfast and elsewhere have been using autobild data for years to help them purchase more reliable cars.