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Cars Buy them before we do: Second-hand picks for 29 November

08:20  29 november  2019
08:20  29 november  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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The Honda CR-Z of 2010-13 is a sporty little hybrid that still turns heads. Make that sporty-looking because the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and electric motor together muster just 122bhp.

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  Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 17 January It doesn't like wet weather, but for an icy £9995, a 2012-reg BMW M135i is a no-brains buySo it’s all looking good, and in case you’ve forgotten, its 3.0-litre straight six produces 315bhp and 332lb ft, enough to launch it from rest to 62mph in 4.6sec. Those rear tyres take a hammering, so the first thing to check is how much tread is left. In the wet, you might wish you were at the wheel of a four-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf R. Otherwise, the rear-drive M135i is the car to have.

Tell them you’re driving it for the thrill of its 2 .3-litre four-pot that uses forced induction and direct injection spark ignition to generate 256bhp, or more than the Mk5 VW Golf R32 and Audi S3. So why have so few heard of it? Largely because the MPS put all that power down through its front wheels

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Of course, this would be forgiven were the CR-Z an economy champ but the fact is that in Autocar’s hands it returned no more than 43mpg. But never mind. What the CR-Z lacks in outright pace and economy it makes up for with engaging handling characterised by strong grip and minimal body roll. Just don’t imagine you can let the whole family experience it: it’s a four-seat coupé but the rear cabin is a real squeeze.

The elephant in the room is the nickel-metal hydride battery and how long it has left. It may explain why so many CR-Zs have had multiple owners, keen to move on before the power light goes out. (A new battery costs £1000 plus fitting.)

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In truth, hybrid battery exhaustion seems to be a rare thing, which is why we’ve put such concerns to one side in search of a promising CR-Z. We think we may have found it in this 2011/11- reg example with 82,000 miles and full Honda dealer history. Unusually for a CR-Z, it has had just two owners.

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Best to move fast and buy them before we do Citroën C6 £5495: Buyers have never flocked to big Citroëns in quite the way people who fancy big Citroëns have always thought they should, largely due to the question mark over their complexity and the reliability and depreciation issues attached therein.

The first thing to check is that the battery warning light goes out after start-up. Then, on the test drive, we’ll ensure the three driver modes (Sport, Normal and Econ) work and the speedometer changes colour with our driving style. Back at base, we’ll check the battery charge level has gone up.

After that, it’s the usual stuff: checking the gearshift action, listening for suspension clonks and making sure the 12,500-mile service intervals have been followed.

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Subaru Forester XT Turbo, £3200: Even today, few SUVs are faster than the Forester Turbo, which can crack 0-62mph in 5.7sec. We found a 2005/55-reg with 107,000 miles and full service history. “Was always on my list of cars to own,” says the seller. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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Ford Mondeo ST24, £995: Here’s a forever car to savour. The one-owner motor was bought in 1997 and has notched up 132,000 miles. The Mondeo Mk1 was best of breed in its day and the ST24’s 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine was a smooth-revving thing, capable of 0-62mph in 8.0sec.

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Curious convertibles are the name of the game in this week's picks spread, kicking off with the BMW Z4 M. With winter approaching and prices softening, our round-up of interesting convertibles starts with this, the Z4 M. They ’re not that common and vie with the coupé version to be noticed.

Being a 2014 car it has free power for life plus all the updates Tesla has released since it was registered. Approved used Teslas come with a choice of warranties: four years or 50,000 miles’ cover, or, on cars more than four years old or with more than 50,000 miles on the odometer, two years/100

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Renault Laguna GT V6 Auto, £5500: This Laguna packs a detuned version of the 3.5-litre V6 from the Nissan 350Z and can dispatch 0-62mph in 7.4sec. At the time, our reviewer couldn’t find a good reason to buy one but £5500 for this 2009/09-reg with 40k miles seems reason enough now.

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Maserati Ghibli 3.0 V6 S, £35,980: The Ghibli plays fourth fiddle to the best execs but has more charisma than all of them, especially in 404bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 S form. It sounds fantastic and is good for 0-62mph in 5.0sec. Our find is a 2016/65-reg with 20,000 miles.

Auction watch

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Porsche 968 Sport: When is a 968 Club Sport not a Club Sport? When it’s a Sport. The CS-based model came out in 1994 and was sold in the UK only. It was a CS but with some of the standard 968’s creature comforts restored. It proved a hit but, with only 306 ever made, is pretty rare today.

Amazing, then, that one should turn up for sale at auction without a reserve and even more amazing that, given its condition, it should be sold for a modest £9000. The car had done 127,000 miles but had a £5000 engine rebuild by a specialist at 90,000 miles.

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Scrutinise workshop bills for evidence that they ’ve used Castrol Longtec 0W-40 fully synthetic. It has just had a belt change, and a new clutch and flywheel – to be expected at this mileage. Listen for driveshaft rumblings and, with the engine running, remove the dipstick, listening for air escaping from

Future classic

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BMW i8, £45,000: A BMW plug-in sports car with futuristic looks and stuffed with advanced tech – if this isn’t a future classic, we’ll chew our charging cable. New, it cost around £104,000 but you can pick them up from around £40,000 now. In fact, we found a fully loaded 2014/64-reg with 30,000 miles and mechanical and interior warranties, a three-year service pack and full BMW service history for £45,000. It’s a lot of money and these first i8s are sure to get cheaper but one day the market will cry: “Enough!”

Clash of the classifieds

Brief: Find me a year-old supermini bargain.

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Citroën C3 1.2 82 Flair, £8999

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Seat Ibiza 1.0 SE, £8387

Mark Pearson: Of course, a small car should offer all the pleasures a larger car does, just in a smaller package. The Ibiza ticks the boxes by being fun to drive, practical, well equipped and scoring well for safety. This one-year-old car I’ve found is almost half list price, too, and on top of that, the Ibiza’s a pleasure to sit in and to own, which is more than can be said of your fragile Citroën…

Max Adams: I wouldn’t shout too loudly about fragility because your Ibiza isn’t the most reliable of small cars, according to the What Car? Reliability Survey. Anyway, yours is a boggo version, while my newer, 2019 car has an extra 11bhp to play with, a reversing camera and climate control. Plus, it has a quirky style all of its own compared with your identikit VW Group product.

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It’s in HSE guise, which, granted, means more to go wrong, but in a car this size we ’re willing to take that gamble in return for the rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. It’s got Terrain Response, too, which takes the sweat out of off-roading. All this and it also has air suspension, which does so much

These are the top bargain buys we 've spotted for sale; fancy a used Peugeot RCZ R for less than £15,000? Used ones rarely come up for sale, and when they do , they ’re snapped up. We know because we featured a local dealer’s example in our buying guide on the RCZ R, and the day the

MP: Yes, yours also happens to be rubbish, doesn’t it?

MA: It doesn’t score as highly, no, but when has a car-buying decision purely been a box-ticking exercise? Dare to be a little different, instead.

MP: To be different is all very well, but to do things properly is better. The Ibiza’s a great car, a shrunken Leon, a mini Cupra… We all like a Citroën, but not of that sort…

MA: The sort with squidgy seats and funky details, you mean?

MP: Max, I’ve seen more charm in a tray of soil.

Verdict: I fancy a flutter: the C3 it is.

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