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Offline Garza

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Finally done it...
« on: 15 December 2010, 17:48 »
... bought a mk5 Golf GT TDI 2.0 140

so far I've got 200 miles to 1/4 tank... compared to my 350 miles on a full tank in my mk2 GTi 8v. Certainly is a more comfortable car, especially like some of the mod-cons... like efficient heaters, heated wing mirrors, see me home lights and knowing it is is 5 star EURO NCAP rated.

All that aside though, I still prefer the drive of the mk2 GTi, much more involving and fun.

But seeing as it's winter and I do 2000 miles a month, the new buy is def the sensible option.

That is all  :smiley:


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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2010, 18:06 »
Shoulda got a 170 instead :wink:








Only joking! Good buy but you still got the mk2? It looks in good nick?

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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #2 on: 15 December 2010, 18:21 »
I considered the 170 BHP, but out of my budget really.

Yep still have the mk2, sat on my drive at the moment... will garage it once I get my own house. It's in reasonable nick, currently on 201,002 miles  :wink: will be my weekend project


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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #3 on: 17 December 2010, 00:03 »
Best of both worlds then...spot on :cool:

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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #4 on: 21 December 2010, 17:27 »
170's have "fun" with DPF's and the insurance is £££ v's the 140's

Enjoy the car, they're a cracking motor  :wink:

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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #5 on: 21 December 2010, 19:06 »
DPF's are the one reason I have ruled out getting a 170 when the time comes.

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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #6 on: 21 December 2010, 19:10 »
DPF's are the one reason I have ruled out getting a 170 when the time comes.

Don't the newer 140's come with a DPF too now?  :undecided:


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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #7 on: 21 December 2010, 19:16 »
DPF's are the one reason I have ruled out getting a 170 when the time comes.

Don't the newer 140's come with a DPF too now?  :undecided:

Don't 100% know, I've seen so many different options I'm still trying to decipher when or if there is/was a cross over.

Congrats on the car by the way. Great choice on every other choice except the DPF issue :laugh:

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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #8 on: 21 December 2010, 19:19 »
Mine doesnt have DPF. Certainly is a very good car and sensible buy. Considerably more economical than the mk2 GTi. Still haven't got 'used' to it though... still in love with the mk2 GTi lol. I'm sure the mk5 will grow on me eventually


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Re: Finally done it...
« Reply #9 on: 21 December 2010, 19:20 »
DPF's are the one reason I have ruled out getting a 170 when the time comes.

Don't the newer 140's come with a DPF too now?  :undecided:

Don't 100% know, I've seen so many different options I'm still trying to decipher when or if there is/was a cross over.

Congrats on the car by the way. Great choice on every other choice except the DPF issue :laugh:

I think the newer CR based engines do  :sad:  Apparently the DPF system is a lot more reliable........ :undecided:

Cheers!  Went with the 170 as I knew it would put me off trying to make it go faster  :grin: :grin:  It feels just as quick as the old Goof in a straight line and in the twisty stuff its light years ahead  :smiley: