Tax exempt, dog friendly, every day classic Β£4500???

Tax exempt, dog friendly, every day classic Β£4500???

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Benengo

Original Poster:

598 posts

149 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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Does one exist. I was thinking an MGB GT with the seats down? Any ideas?

Lotobear

1,512 posts

74 months

Thursday 10th January
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A Scimitar would tick the box

Benengo

Original Poster:

598 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
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I really like the scimitar idea! Hadn’t realised they were so inexpensive!

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I am also quite liking the idea of a w124 estate...



NJSS

33 posts

15 months

Saturday 19th January
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What size of dog is pretty critical, as is safety is critical.

You don't want a dog, of any weight, flying around in case of an accident.

For that reason I would opt for a vehicle in which the dog can be restrained, preferably in a cage.

Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

NJSS

niva441

1,611 posts

177 months

Saturday 19th January
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I've a BGT and find access to the back seat isn't ideal for a dog, having to jump up onto it with restricted manoeuvring space. When they are in the boot with the back seat down they do move around a bit during cornering. Although I use one of the roadster seat belt mounts to attach their harness. Due to the slope of the rear screen they are quite exposed to sunlight. If I've only got one dog she sleeps on the front seat.

When I saw this thread title I also thought Scimitar, which is on the list of car I am also considering. As a left field solution, but in a similar vein a Gilbern Invader, or if the pockets are deeper a Volvo P1800E. There is the temptation of a rare Jensen Healey GT going through the SWVA auction soon.

geeman237

680 posts

131 months

Saturday 19th January
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Benengo said:
Does one exist. I was thinking an MGB GT with the seats down? Any ideas?
Triumph Herald estate or Triumph 2000/2500 estate should be doable within that budget.

P5BNij

4,180 posts

52 months

Saturday 19th January
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Rover P6 'Panelcraft' Estate, if you can find one! Probably easy enough to fit a cage / division in the back.

Benengo

Original Poster:

598 posts

149 months

Saturday 19th January
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Hi all, my dog is a black lab. My journey to work is only 1.5 miles all in one road, so I don’t think I’ll need to use a cage. Normally we just walk so it’d only be the really nasty days I ever take the car. Any other trip will be in our kodiaq (the family car)

Not a thoroughbred classic, but would a mk2 golf do the job?


healeyneil

97 posts

93 months

Saturday 19th January
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Go rare and get a BMW Baur. As it happens I've been trying to sell mine 😀

Ambleton

4,545 posts

138 months

Saturday 19th January
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healeyneil said:
Go rare and get a BMW Baur. As it happens I've been trying to sell mine ??
Never even knew these existed. After seeing an image online, I can't imagine they sold many.

healeyneil

97 posts

93 months

Saturday 19th January
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They didnt, but it was more down to price

johnxjsc1985

15,935 posts

110 months

Saturday 19th January
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geeman237 said:
Triumph Herald estate or Triumph 2000/2500 estate should be doable within that budget.
I have been looking for a 2.5 pi estate for 3 years now and they rarely come up in good condition they really are rust buckets.
Looked for a good Scimitar too not succeeded yet.

aeropilot

18,745 posts

173 months

Saturday 19th January
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Benengo said:
Hi all, my dog is a black lab. My journey to work is only 1.5 miles all in one road, so I don’t think I’ll need to use a cage. Normally we just walk so it’d only be the really nasty days I ever take the car. Any other trip will be in our kodiaq (the family car)

Not a thoroughbred classic, but would a mk2 golf do the job?
Not ideal for a dog the size of a Lab.
Hatchbacks are not ideal for dogs because of the high load sill.

Traditional estate is more preferable for the dog.

aeropilot

18,745 posts

173 months

Saturday 19th January
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4rephill

3,899 posts

124 months

Saturday 19th January
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Benengo said:
.........I am also quite liking the idea of a w124 estate...


Benengo said:
.......Not a thoroughbred classic, but would a mk2 golf do the job?

aeropilot said:
Which of those cars are currently tax exempt? (as requested in the thread title!) confused

aeropilot

18,745 posts

173 months

Saturday 19th January
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4rephill said:
Which of those cars are currently tax exempt? (as requested in the thread title!) confused
Well, given the OP posted about the Mk2 Golf option, I was guessing that tax exempt may not now be a priority?

On the basis that, estate, that budget and tax exemption are going to be a tough call.

Other than...?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1070460


//j17

3,296 posts

169 months

Monday 21st January
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johnxjsc1985 said:
I have been looking for a 2.5 pi estate for 3 years now and they rarely come up in good condition they really are rust buckets.
Looked for a good Scimitar too not succeeded yet.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-2-5-Pi-ESTATE-Mk2-1973/143093128389?hash=item215103dcc5:g:ndMAAOSwnjZcP4vg

Huntsman

6,650 posts

196 months

Monday 21st January
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Volvo Amazon wagon?

aeropilot

18,745 posts

173 months

Monday 21st January
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Huntsman said:
Volvo Amazon wagon?
Yes, as long as you like them 'in need of attention'.....because the OP's budget is at the rough end of Amazon estates prices.


LarsG

956 posts

21 months

Monday 21st January
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As they get older Labradors tend to suffer hip problems. You'll not want to be picking it up and having to lift it over a high load sill especially as they get fat too. Also any car with a fairly sloped rear hatch and lots of glass isn't much fun for a dog in the summer Suggest a classic estate car or camper van.