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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #100 on: 15 November 2020, 20:15 »
Any idea when you’ll have that test drive Fred?
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #101 on: 15 November 2020, 20:21 »
Seem to be appearing in dealers now. They all seem very pricey though. This one is £40k!

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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #102 on: 15 November 2020, 20:30 »
If I'm reading it right, the standard GTi DSG is £57.22 cheaper than the standard 128ti after broker discount. However the BMW still wins on monthly cost due to the lower finance rate. It's missing a few bits of GTi spec though :nerd:
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #103 on: 15 November 2020, 20:34 »
If I'm reading it right, the standard GTi DSG is £57.22 cheaper than the standard 128ti after broker discount. However the BMW still wins on monthly cost due to the lower finance rate. It's missing a few bits of GTi spec though :nerd:

Yeah the bmw on finance will be better. Discount is usually more achievable from bmw too.
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #104 on: 15 November 2020, 21:05 »
Any idea when you’ll have that test drive Fred?

2nd December at the earliest! Presuming my dealer isn't in tier 3 when they lift it.... I'm guessing everyone is still f****** at the end of this, so maybe next June
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #105 on: 15 November 2020, 21:08 »
Any idea when you’ll have that test drive Fred?

2nd December at the earliest! Presuming my dealer isn't in tier 3 when they lift it.... I'm guessing everyone is still f****** at the end of this, so maybe next June

June 2022? :grin:
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #106 on: 15 November 2020, 21:12 »
As for the price, from what I've seen when I add the things I'd want to the 128 (acc, lumbar support and proper digital dash) it is more than the gti dsg. Not much, but a few quid.

What i don't know about either though is how they drive.

On the face of it, having sat in the gte and the m135i... The BMW wins hands down. I really hate the mk8 interior. Maybe the test drive will win me over, but it's a steep mountain to climb. I'm sure you all know how much i desperately wanted to like the gti too.
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #107 on: 16 November 2020, 16:19 »
Thats what won the argument for me Fred - sat in a Golf (not a GTI to be fair) then sat in a 1 series m sport - night and day difference.

Threw nearly 4k of options at the 128 and its still not quite as well specced as the golf (though everything bar lumbar support is a nice to have) but financially it still came out better. 

Mine should be at the dealers mid December and on my drive towards the end of December.

Given some have now landed on dealers forecourts, I'm hoping someone does a proper review of it soon!
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #108 on: 16 November 2020, 17:31 »
So my final quote.... the GTI DSG is slightly cheaper cash price (no options) vs the 128TI with some options (most of which correct the lack of standard items, but it does include HUD too). Golf is a thousand quid cheaper.

The GFV on both is very similar, hardly worth talking about.

BMW works out two quid a month cheaper on PCP.

Two quid is two quid to a Yorkshireman! lol

Of course you don't need the options, the things I added I am sure I could live without and I am sure some of you would choose paint and/or wheels as well - I didn't on either - both are white on 18's. Like I care really.

Just need one last thing.... to test drive both, although I'm already thinking about how much Jamaican Ginger Cake I can buy with my 2 quid a month saving lol

PS in the end, both of these two are marginally more expensive than what I have been paying on my 17 plate Mk7.5 GTD. Which as a tight g1t I'm happy with :-)

PPS I had a look, second hand M135i's  with decent options and low mileage are about the same cash price as my 128TI spec. Just don't try and have one on BMW PCP - its 10.9% APR!! Ouch.


« Last Edit: 16 November 2020, 17:34 by fredgroves »
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Re: 128ti undercuts GTI
« Reply #109 on: 17 November 2020, 11:16 »
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