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    I'm not a car person I don't know brands and what's what with cars so I'm hoping I can get some help. All I want is a cheap car, small (but still 5 door) and good on petrol. It's only me and dd and it will be used for tafe, work, everyday errands and family stuff.

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    Do you want second hand or brand new?

    I personally think a corolla is a pretty safe bet. I would avoid a barina or astra.
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    We have a Mazda 4 as my husbands run about.Its cheap on fuel and spacious for a small car as its got a roundish interior instead of square. The boot is big enough to fit my strider plus in,

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    Toyota Yaris in my opinion is the way to go great on fuel tons of safety and a capped service plan of $130 per service for the first three years so no nasty bills

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    If you are willing to keep it maintained, ie. change oil and filters regularly (moreso than other more expensive vehicles), then a Hyundai Getz isn't a bad option. They are cheap to begin with, run reasonably well, pretty nice to drive, but if not maintained, they can get very expensive, very quickly!

    We bought one a couple of years ago that only had 50,000km on the clock. It was only 4 years old so should have been in good nick. Turned out, the friends we bought it off had never once changed the oil and the engine was a complete write off a few months after we bought it despite my DH having given it a service just after getting it. We ended up having to get the engine replaced.

    The girl that bought it from us still keeps in touch and because she has kept it maintained, she has had no issues with it whatsoever. She uses it basically for the same purposes that you require a vehicle for.

    We found it ideal for us when we just had the two older children. There was no way we would have been able to fit our baby in there as well, though. If it wasn't for the fact that we needed to fit her in, we probably would still have it.

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    I loved my Mazda 2 (2009) it was a two door but they also come in four doors

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    I second the suggestion of the Toyota Yaris!

    I also second the advise to never get an Astra. Don't do it to yourself

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    Yaris or anything Toyota is great. Cheap to run and service.

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    Kia Rio. Mine cost me about $16,000 and its awesome. Technically a small care, but it fits 4 adults in it quite comfortably, I can fit 2 suitcases in my boot and get about 550km out of a tank of petrol. And it has a sweet soundsystem and the capped price servicing for 5 years.

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    I have a Getz (with a full logbook) and its great.

    I have had zero issues. I use $80 worth of fuel a fortnight, including working 3 days a week. It has stereo controls on the steering wheel too :P


 

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