Small economical car

Landrover

Member
Help please, theres a chance we may have to start doing the school run when the eldest changes school this year, as there is a good chance we won't be able to get school transport as our chosen middle school is not in the catchment area and all of his class who live slightly closer are going to go there and we feel sending him to a different school is a not good ! Anyhow if we do have to take him what small cheap economical car would be good ? Something around the £1500 bracket if possible ? Corsa ? Or any suggestions !
 

Landrover

Member
Do you not currently have a vehicle that can do it?
Car pool with his mates?
I have a ageing nissan Navara and our other car is a mitsubishi outlander, just want something small that will do lots of miles to the gallon which my nissan does not and the wife needs the other car for work most days, the other kids will all get council supplied transport due to the way the catchment areas are mapped
 

Farma Parma

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Northumberlandia
zero or £20 Roadtax is the winner
Heck even my 184hp 2.0lt diesel Spanish Flare machine is only £20 roadtax
Providing you source something pre april 1st 2017 reg & its in the right Co2 group ya flying.
Last model Fiesta,Focus even
Golf/Leon/Polo/Ibiza all bombproof nearly
Polo & Ibiza very underrated small cars
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I have a ageing nissan Navara and our other car is a mitsubishi outlander, just want something small that will do lots of miles to the gallon which my nissan does not and the wife needs the other car for work most days, the other kids will all get council supplied transport due to the way the catchment areas are mapped
If your lookin cheap to run just fill her way red and chance it :cool:
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
zero or £20 Roadtax is the winner
Heck even my 184hp 2.0lt diesel Spanish Flare machine is only £20 roadtax
Providing you source something pre april 1st 2017 reg & its in the right Co2 group ya flying.
Last model Fiesta,Focus even
Golf/Leon/Polo/Ibiza all bombproof nearly
Polo & Ibiza very underrated small cars
Why pre april 2017?
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
I have a ageing nissan Navara and our other car is a mitsubishi outlander, just want something small that will do lots of miles to the gallon which my nissan does not and the wife needs the other car for work most days, the other kids will all get council supplied transport due to the way the catchment areas are mapped

Oh ok so you're doing the school run and the farm ute isn't really practical?
For that money condition would be more important than any particular brand I'd have thought.
How many miles a week would we be talking about?
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
all cars after that Point NEW ones only min tax is £140 unless its a Zero emissions one ie Electric !!
I'll run mine until it dies @ £20 Roadtax yet its new equ has been £140 since April 2017
How nuts a system is that eh.
Remember seein cars advertised few years ago with very low road tax and thinkin thatl never last cause the government will be needin more money. Greedy gits. Elec car free tax wont last either
 

Drillman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Don’t bother. You will save very little maybe nothing.

I’m assuming this small economical car is a as well as rather than a instead of?

If so all you will gain day to day is the difference in fuel consumption.

By time you have bought, tax, tested, insured and maintained an extra motor you may as well just tip tigers into the tank of whatever your already running.


I would add the school run mileage up over the year and work out the cost. I’m prob not far out in my guess unless the school is a land way away!
 

Landrover

Member
Don’t bother. You will save very little maybe nothing.

I’m assuming this small economical car is a as well as rather than a instead of?

If so all you will gain day to day is the difference in fuel consumption.

By time you have bought, tax, tested, insured and maintained an extra motor you may as well just tip tigers into the tank of whatever your already running.


I would add the school run mileage up over the year and work out the cost. I’m prob not far out in my guess unless the school is a land way away!
My pickup will go and the small car will be instead of that, don't really need a pickup to be honest !
 

Landrover

Member
Don’t bother. You will save very little maybe nothing.

I’m assuming this small economical car is a as well as rather than a instead of?

If so all you will gain day to day is the difference in fuel consumption.

By time you have bought, tax, tested, insured and maintained an extra motor you may as well just tip tigers into the tank of whatever your already running.


I would add the school run mileage up over the year and work out the cost. I’m prob not far out in my guess unless the school is a land way away!
My pickup will go and the small car will be instead of that, don't really need a pickup to be honest !
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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