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Title: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 July 2011, 22:42
As per the title, what car are you buying next?

Most seem dead against further price rises and quite a few here seem to be having problems with their GTI's, so what are you guys realistically going to be replacing your MK6's with?

I'm looking at the following:

Not another golf.

Maybe a Mini Cooper SD  :rolleyes:

Or going back to a large Mercedes 4x4 as I'm missing my range rover but I'd never have another  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 16 July 2011, 08:24
My problem with the Mk6 was more about delivery than the actual car, basically I got bored of waiting, and while snoopy's "aug delivery thread" was fun, it wasn't enough;) I can't believe this delay issue still seems to be alive and well!! When I cancelled (aug 2009) the plan was to get a stopgap car and pick up a GTI after a year or so....anyone who's checked used prices will understand why I'm still in a mk5 R32! While it's a wonderful car, it does come with some serious running costs, and I've been casting round to see what I could replace it with. GTI's are silly money for what they are, and need mods to really cut it v my r32. So I'm considering crossing back to the dark side with either a mk6 GTD (suffers from the same delay-inflated prices as gti thou), or more seriously a TT quattro TDi. Either choice would be making an early trip to awesome gti for "remedial work":)

But the point for me at least is that, for private buyers, VW have priced themselves out of what was a core market with the GTI. The MK7 is going to be as near as dammit a 30K car, and that goes against everything I grew up thinking a GTI was! For an example of what I mean, check the various mk's build threads, the MK6 is barely represented (and of the 2 there, one's now a cupra!). Thats not meant as a criticism, more as evidence the kind of people driving GTI's have changed with the mk6.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: KennyGTI on 16 July 2011, 08:28
.:R
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 July 2011, 08:48
Been giving serious thought to replacing it with a Mk2 GTI.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 16 July 2011, 09:03
A 2010/2011 Cayman S.  320HP, mid engined, rear wheel drive, what's not to like. 

The all new Cayman is due to be released end of this year so will likely purchase Q1 2012 when the pricing drops.





Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 16 July 2011, 09:10

I won't be getting a MK7, the new baby Jag comes out I. Two year, wouldn't mind taking a loom at their hot one when it comes out.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 July 2011, 09:22
I am a car tart and have never stayed with the same manufacturer for more than 2 to 3 years. But I might change the habit of a lifetime and get a Mk7 GTI.
Put it this way, it's at the top of my list. :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 July 2011, 09:28
My Mk6 will be staying for some years yet, but my aging Passat will be next to go, probably to be replaced with something like a Discovery.

Having said that, I'm fancing an old Defender for giggles, so that would be up for doing towing duties leaving room for something like an A4 Avant as my daily.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 July 2011, 09:38
VW, Audi, Mercedes and Honda Dealers and Service Departments are very conveniently located near my home. As I intend to stay with a German brand, as VW are the closest, as I have had excellent service from the local VW Service Department so far and as their Warranty Manager is my neighbour, it has to be a VW Golf Mk7 GTI. All boxes ticked for me!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 July 2011, 09:39
I keep having thoughts about an Alfa Giulietta.
Not sure I'm brave enough to actually buy one though..
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 July 2011, 09:40
My local dealers MDST has had very little problems with them.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 July 2011, 09:42
I have seen a number in London and also checked one out at a dealership a few weeks ago. They are well made IMO but have no idea how they drive. Silver ones with big wheels look yummy.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 July 2011, 09:44
I have seen a number in London and also checked one out at a dealership a few weeks ago. They are well made IMO but have no idea how they drive. Silver ones with big wheels look yummy.

You can spec the 8C red paint (at £1790!!) and 8C style wheels too - what a stunning car!
very easy to top £30k though...if you like the look of the options list...but then again, it's easy to get to £31-32k in a Golf GTI too.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 16 July 2011, 09:44
"I think they are going to make the fcuker longer and wider for all the fatties. They can sod off if they do so. The present one is bloated enough." Quote from am1w on the mk7 thread over in general. This the same car you just said (without even seeing let alone driving one) is your top choice :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 July 2011, 09:51
I keep having thoughts about an Alfa Giulietta.
Not sure I'm brave enough to actually buy one though..

Stunning looking car, but I was in one the other week and, what a crock of sh1te.

My parents neighbour works in R+D for Honda and he brought one home for the weekend. They buy rival cars and pull them appart to work out how they are made. The Alfa virtually fell apart, whereas they are scratching their heads trying to work out how VW make the Golf as well as they do, as that is the benchmarch for the next Civic.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 July 2011, 09:51
Glad you read me MDS!
Unfortunately, this is the way of the world and as I live in it I have to succumb to buying bigger buggers, though this does not please me. Let's hope the Mk7 does not balloon too much. I might get lost in it. :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: GolfTi on 16 July 2011, 11:27
GTD.

















 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 16 July 2011, 11:30
Twin Turbo GTD in 2015  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: linc-dub on 16 July 2011, 11:46
I'd be in for a Twin Turbo GTD in 2015 - it'd make it the car we've been waiting for! :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 16 July 2011, 12:27
I'd be in for a Twin Turbo GTD in 2015 - it'd make it the car we've been waiting for! :drool:

Waiting list is 3 yrs  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 16 July 2011, 12:46
I'd be in for a Twin Turbo GTD in 2015 - it'd make it the car we've been waiting for! :drool:

Waiting list is 3 yrs  :rolleyes:

Short for a VW  :grin:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 July 2011, 13:10
This thread is an interesting way to gauge how the future Mk7 Forum will turn out. How many of us present Mk6 owners will post on it, I wonder? My sincere hope is it won't be as dead as the R Forum. This would be a great shame.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 July 2011, 14:44
I keep having thoughts about an Alfa Giulietta.
Not sure I'm brave enough to actually buy one though..

Stunning looking car, but I was in one the other week and, what a crock of sh1te.

My parents neighbour works in R+D for Honda and he brought one home for the weekend. They buy rival cars and pull them appart to work out how they are made. The Alfa virtually fell apart, whereas they are scratching their heads trying to work out how VW make the Golf as well as they do, as that is the benchmarch for the next Civic.
Funny as Nissan thought the reverse.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 16 July 2011, 15:17
Range Rover Evoque for me, nearly new though as i don't think i could take the depreciation! :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 16 July 2011, 17:18
Range Rover Evoque for me, nearly new though as i don't think i could take the depreciation! :sick:

 Don't think you can buy a new one easily. Waiting list is c.15-18 months!

They are clearly more WAGs around than we realised!

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 July 2011, 07:53
I keep having thoughts about an Alfa Giulietta.
Not sure I'm brave enough to actually buy one though..

Snap. Great looking car.

But no sure I would actually take the plunge with the alfa so probably a mk7 golf or a bmw 3 series or audi. Not getting a new one 2013 though.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 17 July 2011, 08:17
Martin, dear, we'll go shopping together in 2013. Handbags at dawn or something like that!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 17 July 2011, 09:03
As per the title, what car are you buying next?

I think it will be either the MK7 Golf GTI, MK6/7 Golf R or a Porsche Cayman R. I think if I get the PCR, I will have to have left London and have garaging space. I've never been comfortable with the Porsche image though so it would have to really strike a chord like the GTI. I would want aircon in mine (sod the weight) and as for the vinyl livery on the side, that'd be straight off (there, that's about 50g saved).  :laugh:

On a practical level, I think total cost of ownership would potentially temper my enthusiasm for getting something completely self indulgent. God knows what emission and road taxes are going to end up looking like in the next 3-4 years.

It's very difficult to enjoy a car and justify a performance car in London when average journey speeds are around 10mph though. Maybe I should be looking at a Toyota iQ?  :cry:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 17 July 2011, 09:24
Good morning Alex.
Please let's buy the iQ in Cygnet form and look total cocks. I'll have mine in Princess Pink which is light red in your speak. Of course your's will be Butch Bleck.
Seriously, I will definitely buy a  Mk7 GTI. I need the rear space for my Princess make-up kit and the Zimmer which will have ACC. It will be a Porsche design so I can say I own a Porsche.
The GTI is amazing. I did 3 Heathrow runs yesterday and the car just swallowed people and luggage with ease. It flew down the M4 very quietly at truly very wicked speeds. The roads were empty and the car was given lots of encouragement by me. It was fast, very fast. My passengers were mesmerised.
I was therefore convinced that I would get another GTI.
BTW, the GTD would not have been able to reach those speeds. :evil:
Imagine what the car will be like when I get it re-mapped. :smug:
I am truly smitten. :smug:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 July 2011, 10:13
Another mk6 GTI/D.*

Having driven 300 miles yesterday with absolutely no sleep for a day or so my car was the perfect ally. We all drive Golfs so we all know their weaknesses and strenths, and we all take these things for granted most of the time. However, when your driving companion for those 300 miles works for a huge leasing and rental firm and points out the number of ways a Golf is better than most other cars, many of which cost far more than a Golf, it sort of puts things into perspective.
The new mk7 is a few years away yet, will be too wide to fit though the narrow entrance to my garage (the mk6 only has an inch or two either side of the mirror) and probably too expensive, so I'll either get another mk6 or just buy a cheap small Diesel family runabout and grow old gracefully.
The only difference is that I'd probably prefer a DSG next time. But talking to Jim means possibly I wouldn't after all! 





* Contents liable to change depending on what sort of mood I wake up in on any given day
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 17 July 2011, 10:34
I think it will be either the MK7 Golf GTI, MK6/7 Golf R or a Porsche Cayman R. I think if I get the PCR, I will have to have left London and have garaging space. I've never been comfortable with the Porsche image though so it would have to really strike a chord like the GTI. I would want aircon in mine (sod the weight) and as for the vinyl livery on the side, that'd be straight off (there, that's about 50g saved).  :laugh:

On a practical level, I think total cost of ownership would potentially temper my enthusiasm for getting something completely self indulgent. God knows what emission and road taxes are going to end up looking like in the next 3-4 years.


The Cayman is a sublime car.
Nowhere near as practical as the GTI, but when it comes down to a decent drive, good as the GTI is, it's still only a Golf...not a Porsche...and the Cayman will do things you just can't do in a Golf.
The running costs aren't too bad either...not as bad as people fear.
Sod the perceived image...if you want a selfish drivers car...get one...or a 911.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 17 July 2011, 12:53
Good morning Alex.
Please let's buy the iQ in Cygnet form and look total cocks. I'll have mine in Princess Pink which is light red in your speak. Of course your's will be Butch Bleck.
Seriously, I will definitely buy a  Mk7 GTI. I need the rear space for my Princess make-up kit and the Zimmer which will have ACC. It will be a Porsche design so I can say I own a Porsche.
The GTI is amazing. I did 3 Heathrow runs yesterday and the car just swallowed people and luggage with ease. It flew down the M4 very quietly at truly very wicked speeds. The roads were empty and the car was given lots of encouragement by me. It was fast, very fast. My passengers were mesmerised.
I was therefore convinced that I would get another GTI.
BTW, the GTD would not have been able to reach those speeds. :evil:
Imagine what the car will be like when I get it re-mapped. :smug:
I am truly smitten. :smug:

Good Afternoon Asker

Those Cygnets are a total group emissions policy con for AML. A tender vehicle for your Aston Martin. I think I would have to have it in Lamborghini Flue Green (to reinforce it's green credentials no less). I actually test drove one in looking for a car for my wife (I've not a Kia dealership yet so will feedback when I do) and it was quite fun having a turning circle better than a black cab but I found it disconcerting parallel parking and checking my distance to curb by leaning across the passenger seat and over the door side.  :grin: They are dear for what they are though. You can easily spend £16k - £18k if you want some creature comforts.

You did three Heathrow runs? It sounds like you need a bus mate, not a GTI!  :grin:

Get yourself a remap, the extra power and torque does make a difference. I think I'll go see the Doc next time I'm in the market.

I was on the M1 and A40 yesterday going back to my old uni town and it was a lovely drive and I got to enjoy the GTI at more than 10mph so I hear what you're saying.  :laugh:

cheers



Alex



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 17 July 2011, 13:14
Quote
The Cayman is a sublime car.
Nowhere near as practical as the GTI, but when it comes down to a decent drive, good as the GTI is, it's still only a Golf...not a Porsche...and the Cayman will do things you just can't do in a Golf.
The running costs aren't too bad either...not as bad as people fear.
Sod the perceived image...if you want a selfish drivers car...get one...or a 911.

You're right, the Cayman I had previously was trouble free but I bought it without the intention of keeping it as I spotted a good deal on a quick sale and had a bit of fun with it for six months. I do love the looks of the Cayman R though. It's sufficiently far away from the Boxster to avoid the 'I own a Porsche and am a hairdresser thing'. I think it's less to do with what people think and more about them vandalising the car. The Cayman suffered 2 key scratches, a dent and a large snow thingy about four foot high planted centrally on its bonnet. I don't want something brash and crass, it's just finding that balance.

Not a 911 fan I'm afraid, they're just too bulbous. I'm doing a project car which is a 356C Rogue and I'm hoping that it'll eventually turn out looking something like the below but while it's beautiful, I'm not going to get the same driving experience and performance. It all comes down to what I want but these old cars do tend to become obsessions and I've got a business to run as well, if only I could make more time!  :grin:

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5940/porsche203.jpg)

cheers




Alex

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 17 July 2011, 13:18
Has Audi said anything more about production of their Quattro concept car yet  :cool: :smug:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T98DuDXfm7k
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 17 July 2011, 13:23
Has Audi said anything more about production of their Quattro concept car yet  :cool: :smug:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T98DuDXfm7k

Not heard anything more. But there is of course the Scirocco that someone sat on:

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/VWs-Elise-rivalling-sports-car-scooped/
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 17 July 2011, 13:27
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 17 July 2011, 13:59
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu


Impressive figures I have to say.. esp the weight  :shocked:

I do like the retro look of the rear.. but that front end is just too shouty for me  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 July 2011, 14:03
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu


Impressive figures I have to say.. esp the weight  :shocked:

I do like the retro look of the rear.. but that front end is just too shouty for me  :undecided:
It just looks like an A5 with its nose smashed in.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 17 July 2011, 14:04
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu


Impressive figures I have to say.. esp the weight  :shocked:

I do like the retro look of the rear.. but that front end is just too shouty for me  :undecided:
It just looks like an A5 with its nose smashed in.

Not a fan of those either  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 July 2011, 14:06
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu


Impressive figures I have to say.. esp the weight  :shocked:

I do like the retro look of the rear.. but that front end is just too shouty for me  :undecided:
It just looks like an A5 with its nose smashed in.

Not a fan of those either  :sick:

I'm just not an Audi fan full stop. I think some of the designs are nice but it's some of the owners that put me off!!
Disclaimer: Not the Audi owners on this forum!!! I mean the stuck up solicitor types.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 17 July 2011, 14:10
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu
Impressive figures I have to say.. esp the weight  :shocked:
I do like the retro look of the rear.. but that front end is just too shouty for me  :undecided:
It just looks like an A5 with its nose smashed in.
Not a fan of those either  :sick:
I'm just not an Audi fan full stop. I think some of the designs are nice but it's some of the owners that put me off!!
Disclaimer: Not the Audi owners on this forum!!! I mean the stuck up solicitor types.

Audi owners on my street have upgraded to GTDs and GTIs (when they can get them). They are nice people. Those who have kept their A3s, A4s, A5s look like the front of their cars. It's the dog master/mistress syndrome.  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 17 July 2011, 14:11
I'm just not an Audi fan full stop. I think some of the designs are nice but it's some of the owners that put me off!!
Disclaimer: Not the Audi owners on this forum!!! I mean the stuck up solicitor types.

Same here...sadly.
I sold my S3 when they became popular with those who like to enter the suburban best dressed driveway competition in their S-Lines.
Not for me, I'm afraid...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mac7 on 17 July 2011, 15:21
Shame as i would pay for the Quattro  :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSkvNK5eiw&feature=relmfu


Saw this at Goodwood - looks even better in the flesh. Sadly my next car purchase is less glamorous - a diesel Passat estate for the wife :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 17 July 2011, 15:54
I'd love a 1M but just way too expensive and being honest a bit impractical, plus the new one series reminds me of the pigs from Angry Birds!
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/268624/new_bmw_1series_revealed.html
If they do that to the M then it's game over... :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 17 July 2011, 16:01
The next new S3 and RS3 maybe interesting or Golf RSI  :evil: I must get a go in an old friends RS3 when it arrives i think i will just fall in love with the 5pot warble all over again (mis-spent preteen years in forests listening to Audi S1s  :drool: and a father who always ran 5pot audis did not help either  :grin: )
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 July 2011, 17:01
Being as the same cars will be mentioned on here time and again, does anyone know for sure which model of the chassis will be replaced first?
The 'all new' A3 arrived last time first, followed by Golf and then Leon (I'm ignoring the Octavia deliberately as it's a Jetta), but in 2009 the A3 and Leon both had minor makeovers last time round with the Golf getting a much larger facelift making me wonder if the order of replacement will differ.

Who's going to win the best guess comp?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mac7 on 17 July 2011, 17:09
The new A3 is first in line for the MQB platform.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 July 2011, 17:10
And now the crunch: which next?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 17 July 2011, 18:59
I bet the mk7 golf gets delayed the same as the mk6 did.
 :evil:



Just been looking at photos of other cars. Nothing excites me  :sad:

So went back to golf sites and was looking through photos from track days etc and spotted a mk2 and thought i like that. Guess im just old fashioned.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/hedge_68/Castle%20Combe%20VAG%20Trackday%202011/IMGP4927.jpg
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 July 2011, 19:09
I bet the mk7 golf gets delayed the same as the mk6 did.
 :evil:



Just been looking at photos of other cars. Nothing excites me  :sad:

So went back to golf sites and was looking through photos from track days etc and spotted a mk2 and thought i like that. Guess im just old fashioned.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/hedge_68/Castle%20Combe%20VAG%20Trackday%202011/IMGP4927.jpg


The more I think about it i think my next car will be a used Golf R, I expect to change in about 18 months.


Jim

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 17 July 2011, 19:27
I bet the mk7 golf gets delayed the same as the mk6 did.
 :evil:
Just been looking at photos of other cars. Nothing excites me  :sad:
So went back to golf sites and was looking through photos from track days etc and spotted a mk2 and thought i like that. Guess im just old fashioned.
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/hedge_68/Castle%20Combe%20VAG%20Trackday%202011/IMGP4927.jpg
The more I think about it i think my next car will be a used Golf R, I expect to change in about 18 months.
Jim

Not worth you ticking off your 'to-do' list then.  :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: GolfTi on 17 July 2011, 19:30
I bet the mk7 golf gets delayed the same as the mk6 did.
 :evil:

Quote

Press say tail end of 2012, GTI a few months later in 2013.

They are selling all they can make at the moment so a delay would not surprise me.

2013 Summer/Autumn launch for the Golf, 2014 for the GTI. (I hope).
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 17 July 2011, 23:38
I honestly dont think i will get anything flash next... im putting my pennies together for this little puppy in a year or two  :evil: :evil:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2697936.htm

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 July 2011, 23:42
I'm planning my change for the GTD towards the end of 2012, shall I order it now?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 17 July 2011, 23:55
Go on Doc, live dangerously. :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 18 July 2011, 07:38
I like your thinking Gilly, avoid the vw waiting list:)

And Snoopy, couldn't agree more about MK2 GTi's, trouble is they're either completely unloved or have the entire contents of a dodgy mods catalogue stuck on 'em! Still my favourite ex car thou:)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 18 July 2011, 12:49
I honestly dont think i will get anything flash next... im putting my pennies together for this little puppy in a year or two  :evil: :evil:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2697936.htm

Your savings wouldn't involve Camelot plc by any chance?  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 18 July 2011, 13:03
I honestly dont think i will get anything flash next... im putting my pennies together for this little puppy in a year or two  :evil: :evil:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2697936.htm

Your savings wouldn't involve Camelot plc by any chance?  :grin:

 :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 18 July 2011, 13:18
I bet the mk7 golf gets delayed the same as the mk6 did.
 :evil:



Just been looking at photos of other cars. Nothing excites me  :sad:

So went back to golf sites and was looking through photos from track days etc and spotted a mk2 and thought i like that. Guess im just old fashioned.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/hedge_68/Castle%20Combe%20VAG%20Trackday%202011/IMGP4927.jpg

No, you just like taking things apart and putting them back together again. There's not much point doing that to a new car so I guess you can have a good excuse to do it to an old one.

The good thing about a mk2 is the fact they were made properly in the first place. If you can find one that has not been crashed you have an excellent starting point for a restoration project. Stick a 2.0 8v in it and you're away; can't think of anything I'd rather drive on a daily basis than that.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Egbutt Wash on 18 July 2011, 14:06
Nissan Gt-R
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 July 2011, 14:17
No, you just like taking things apart and putting them back together again. There's not much point doing that to a new car so I guess you can have a good excuse to do it to an old one.

The good thing about a mk2 is the fact they were made properly in the first place. If you can find one that has not been crashed you have an excellent starting point for a restoration project. Stick a 2.0 8v in it and you're away; can't think of anything I'd rather drive on a daily basis than that.
I would rather rebuild the 1.8 myself. Much simpler and less/no electronics to go wrong. Give me mechanical control over electronic anyday.
(I hope my boss does not read that  :grin: )
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2011, 14:56
Been thinking that most of spend half there time on this forum toying with idea of modifying their cars. Mods to 30k + car with the latest and greatest alloys, exhausts, brakes, lights, nav/sound systems, re-maps is an expensive labour of love. Therefore most of us never actually get round to doing half these things in all the time we own the car.

In view of this would it not be better to opt for a nearly new mk6 golf instead of say a new Mk7 and modify it to your hearts content.....?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 18 July 2011, 15:08
I would rather rebuild the 1.8 myself. Much simpler and less/no electronics to go wrong. Give me mechanical control over electronic anyday.
(I hope my boss does not read that  :grin: )
2.0 just gives it that extra bit of torque, mates up well to the existing 1.8 head and cam too. Me want (me want too much, me need lottery win)

Been thinking that most of spend half there time on this forum toying with idea of modifying their cars. Mods to 30k + car with the latest and greatest alloys, exhausts, brakes, lights, nav/sound systems, re-maps is an expensive labour of love. Therefore most of us never actually get round to doing half these things in all the time we own the car.

In view of this would it not be better to opt for a nearly new mk6 golf instead of say a new Mk7 and modifying it to your hearts content.....?
Yes it would Martin, so get going!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 18 July 2011, 16:31
Nissan Gt-R

perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2011, 16:34
Nissan Gt-R

perfect choice for when you have no skillz AND LOTS OF MONEY  enjoy  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 18 July 2011, 18:27
Nissan Gt-R
perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:

Be nice. You drive an mp3 player.  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 18 July 2011, 18:29
Nissan Gt-R
perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:

Be nice. You drive an mp3 player.  :evil:

i dont actually drive it atm  :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 18 July 2011, 18:37
Nissan Gt-R
perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:
Be nice. You drive an mp3 player.  :evil:
i dont actually drive it atm  :tongue:

Semantics.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 18 July 2011, 19:51
Nissan Gt-R
perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:
Be nice. You drive an mp3 player.  :evil:
i dont actually drive it atm  :tongue:

Semantics.  :rolleyes:


Still takes some skill to handle 260bhp... not something you will have experienced  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 18 July 2011, 19:59
Nissan Gt-R
perfect choice for when you have no skillz. enjoy  :cool:
Be nice. You drive an mp3 player.  :evil:
i dont actually drive it atm  :tongue:
Semantics.  :rolleyes:
Still takes some skill to handle 260bhp... not something you will have experienced  :rolleyes:

Whatever. As long as you are happy, I am happy ..... dear heart.  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 18 July 2011, 23:51
Been thinking that most of spend half there time on this forum toying with idea of modifying their cars. Mods to 30k + car with the latest and greatest alloys, exhausts, brakes, lights, nav/sound systems, re-maps is an expensive labour of love. Therefore most of us never actually get round to doing half these things in all the time we own the car.

In view of this would it not be better to opt for a nearly new mk6 golf instead of say a new Mk7 and modify it to your hearts content.....?

Your only right  :wink:

I went to town gluing the bits on that I was missing as fast as I could so I could enjoy the car my way ASAP :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 19 July 2011, 06:56
My next car is looking like a VW Amarok. Going to keep the GTD and use the Amarok as a plaything/carryall/winter car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 19 July 2011, 08:10
Been thinking that most of spend half there time on this forum toying with idea of modifying their cars. Mods to 30k + car with the latest and greatest alloys, exhausts, brakes, lights, nav/sound systems, re-maps is an expensive labour of love. Therefore most of us never actually get round to doing half these things in all the time we own the car.

In view of this would it not be better to opt for a nearly new mk6 golf instead of say a new Mk7 and modify it to your hearts content.....?

Your only right  :wink:

I went to town gluing the bits on that I was missing as fast as I could so I could enjoy the car my way ASAP :smiley:

 Thats the true spirit of GTI ownership right there!! ....even if the car's actually a GTD:)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 19 July 2011, 14:37
My next car is looking like a VW Amarok. Going to keep the GTD and use the Amarok as a plaything/carryall/winter car.

Just sat in one of those at the weekend, looked well, couldn't believe how big it was. Looks like my BIL is getting one.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: VW BUSH on 19 July 2011, 18:42
Money no option, Mk6 GTD
In reality, A shagged out Diesel Mk4  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 July 2011, 19:08
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284574_10150306920380135_38632995134_9089932_7633950_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284924_10150306920735135_38632995134_9089938_1083941_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/283889_10150306921905135_38632995134_9089956_7180113_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282419_10150306921030135_38632995134_9089941_3285430_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284344_10150306921565135_38632995134_9089950_4963776_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281524_10150306921355135_38632995134_9089947_1521396_n.jpg)

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 July 2011, 19:34
How much is that £50k?
 :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 19 July 2011, 19:43
My next car is looking like a VW Amarok. Going to keep the GTD and use the Amarok as a plaything/carryall/winter car.

I had considered one of these as the practical car but availability was really bad six months ago. Know if it's still as bad?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 19 July 2011, 20:22
I'm not really like the convertible in the pics - might be better in the flesh?

I can't remember if I've posted earlier in this thread ( :undecided:) but I think I'd head back to Audi next - an A5 S-line 3.0 TDi Quattro with a Milltek exhaust and a little chipping - they are awesome. And yes, I know it's still a diesel but I don't care ;)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 21 July 2011, 00:07
I rather like the thought of a 240 bhp Cleo Williams as a second car. Obviously, I'll spray those hideous Gold wheels Brilliant Silver or Anthracite for greater subtility.  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 21 July 2011, 20:29
I rather like the thought of a 240 bhp Cleo Williams as a second car. Obviously, I'll spray those hideous Gold wheels Brilliant Silver or Anthracite for greater subtility.  :cool:

Seriously Asker, chucking a ganga leaf onto my mirror and a Jamaican flag over my parcel shelf has made all the locals think that a Yardie has moved in. You should do the same.  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 July 2011, 07:50
I saw an RCZ in marmaris last night and it looked the nuts  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 22 July 2011, 08:02
Oh to have won the recent Euromillions.  Just look at the pace of this thing, about 3mins into the video...

http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/supercarvideos/270253/video_pagani_huayra_on_the_road.html
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 22 July 2011, 08:15
Oh to have won the recent Euromillions.  Just look at the pace of this thing, about 3mins into the video...

http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/supercarvideos/270253/video_pagani_huayra_on_the_road.html


+1! I love the way Harry's handed over the reigns at Evo, but he still keeps the best gigs for himself:) Those wings flapping about are amazing....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 22 July 2011, 08:46
I saw an RCZ in marmaris last night and it looked the nuts  :evil:

You mean one of these...? I have to say it does look the buisness in this picture. Not sure I'd fancy one though. A bit of a tarts car and I'm not sure if I ever fancy a french car tbo.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/Peugeot_RCZ_Heck.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 July 2011, 12:48
Martin honestly it looked the dogs boLL*cks very much like a TT but yes its French  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: herbie911 on 22 July 2011, 14:18
It's a nice looking car but I think it is ambitiously expensive for the badge and engine (1.6 litre)

I used to own cars like the 106GTI and 205GTI. Shame that don't do cars like these anymore!
Reasonably nippy, fun, back to basics! Most important---affordable!

If you think about buying any French cars, just avoid adding too many electrical gizmos to your purchase! :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 July 2011, 17:20
The more think about it the less I want a golf next, toying with a mini cooper SD for my commute mobile.

I had one on loan a few weeks back when my land rover was in the dealers and I have to say I loved the dynamic drive of the car and the build quality was first class.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 July 2011, 18:26
We did quite like this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-ALFA-ROMEO-GIULIETTA-ALFA-RED-/220809026942?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item33693e5d7e


(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqZ,!hIE3u5wyBebBOEmrzF0FQ~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 July 2011, 21:22
Nice motors, but strange colour OPR and is that a Merkin on the front bumper?

* OPR = old persons red
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve_PD on 22 July 2011, 22:44
If its an alfa its got to be one of these

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5952141602_41c57a4a50_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64210447@N02/5952141602/)
Alfa 4C (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64210447@N02/5952141602/) by SJWinser (http://www.flickr.com/people/64210447@N02/), on Flickr

only a little more expensive than a loaded mk6/7 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 22 July 2011, 22:58
The colour is Rubino Red and looks fabulous. Our last car was an Alfa 164 Q4 3.0 V6 Lusso Auto.
Don't knock the colour. It is more distinctive than Carbon Grey. :tongue:
The car never missed a beat, but drank petrol like a fish!
A million times more reliable than the Audi A4 we had previously.
The Mercedes C Class 350 CDI replaced the Alfa and is also pretty perfect.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 July 2011, 23:12
As confirmed by Asker, OPR it is then  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JJH on 22 July 2011, 23:27
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/road-tests/bmw-320d-efficientdynamics-1991753.html

I'll probably end up with one of these, as they are cheap in BIK and fuel.....

I may go for a nice second hand burner in this guise....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-BMW-3-SERIES-Diesel-BMW-3-SERIES-335d-M-Sport-4dr-/190557919885?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2c5e231a8d

If I needed only a toy to amuse it would be this....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-LOTUS-ELISE-CLUB-RACER-S3-MY11-/260794990190?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cb897be6e

If cost or economy were irrelevant I might go for one of these......

http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/cayman/cayman-s/
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 July 2011, 23:29
If its an alfa its got to be one of these

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5952141602_41c57a4a50_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64210447@N02/5952141602/)
Alfa 4C (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64210447@N02/5952141602/) by SJWinser (http://www.flickr.com/people/64210447@N02/), on Flickr

only a little more expensive than a loaded mk6/7 :lipsrsealed:

Your only right, they are a thing of beauty - got one on the first page of my web  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 23 July 2011, 12:16
The colour is Rubino Red and looks fabulous. Our last car was an Alfa 164 Q4 3.0 V6 Lusso Auto.
Don't knock the colour it's for OLD people, but what would a comparative youngster like you driving a car in fashionable carbon grey know.
The car never missed a beat, but drank petrol like a fish!
A million times more reliable than the Audi A4 we had previously.
The Mercedes C Class 350 CDI replaced the Alfa and is also pretty perfect.
Grey just blends into the road surface so people don't see you.

(http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/food/john_major440.jpg)

Grey just remind me of spitting image. "More peas" Doc  :tongue:

Asker
The dealer i linked to has an 8C one of only 41 in the UK in the showroom but sadly its not for sale and even if it was i could prob not afford it as i know what they paid for it. :grin:

(http://www.benfieldalfaromeo.co.uk/dealers/205/news/zfAia0A5AE.jpeg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hartside on 23 July 2011, 12:46
They had this one in on their opening night after they moved to Warwick Street, and my GT was due in for service next day. Couldn't get a good shot on the opening night, but no-one around at 8:00am the next day. Got loads of pictures of this beautiful car!

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/hartside/Colin%20T/8C.jpg)

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 July 2011, 13:33
The colour is Rubino Red and looks fabulous. Our last car was an Alfa 164 Q4 3.0 V6 Lusso Auto.
Don't knock the colour it's for OLDER AND REFINED PEOPLE, but what would a comparative youngster like you Herr Doktor driving a car in unfashionable carbon grey know.
The car never missed a beat, but drank petrol like a fish!
A million times more reliable than the Audi A4 we had previously.
The Mercedes C Class 350 CDI replaced the Alfa and is also pretty perfect.
Grey just blends into the road surface so people don't see you.
(http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/food/john_major440.jpg)
Grey just remind me of spitting image. "More peas" Doc  :tongue:
Asker

GREY: So depressing, so conformist.  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 14:16
GREY: So depressing, so conformist.  :laugh:

It's all I could afford  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 23 July 2011, 16:19
But i do like peas! :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 23 July 2011, 16:28
Just seen one of these parked at the side of the road and been instructed we must have one  :grin:

(http://ucl.porsche.de/ucl/graph/cars/WP0ZZZ98ZAU771061_4.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 18:10
But i do like peas! :grin:

Me too, must be hard work once you hit 65  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 July 2011, 18:15
Peeing peas must be painful.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 18:25
Peeing peas must be painful.

OT

Been to mini today got a test drive booked for next week  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 23 July 2011, 18:28
Do you meen MINI ? As mini no longer exists sadly :tongue:
(BMW says it has to be written as MINI or thee will be shot)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 18:46
You know me I like to live dangerously  :grin:

It's a mini cooper sd - I'll not be buying it, I'd order one to mh spec as it will arrive 2011 not 2012.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 23 July 2011, 19:02
My next car is looking like a VW Amarok. Going to keep the GTD and use the Amarok as a plaything/carryall/winter car.

I had considered one of these as the practical car but availability was really bad six months ago. Know if it's still as bad?

Even longer lead times than a GTD at the moment. Order one today and you 'might' get it by next April'ish.
I went for a look at them the other day and was not that impressed. I kept mentally comparing it to the Discovery and it's no match, so will probably be ordering a new Disco4 in a few months.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 23 July 2011, 19:58
My next car is looking like a VW Amarok. Going to keep the GTD and use the Amarok as a plaything/carryall/winter car.

I had considered one of these as the practical car but availability was really bad six months ago. Know if it's still as bad?

Even longer lead times than a GTD at the moment. Order one today and you 'might' get it by next April'ish.
I went for a look at them the other day and was not that impressed. I kept mentally comparing it to the Discovery and it's no match, so will probably be ordering a new Disco4 in a few months.

Why would you compare a pickup (tool) to a Discovery (Horsebox puller)?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 20:31
+1

You just can't compare a mini and a disco bus in any way shape or form can you?

Had a d4 not my cup of tea tbh the suspension in particular was not to my taste, although firmer than a d3 it became jittery and made me feel  :sick:

I love my '09 MY D3 to bits as it has all the bits I love from the d3 plus colour coded bumpers, napa leather, napa heated wheel, elec steering column, grand black laquer trim, iphone friendly car kit, remote Fuel burning heater etc   :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 23 July 2011, 20:37
Mainly 4wd and practicality with lower running costs, but found it a bit lacking. Both my D3's were good transport and hugely practical. I was looking for an alternative and the Amarok is not it.

Driven quite a few D4's and the interior is a step in the right direction and I think the firmer setup suits it better than the D3, as I found it boat like at times on the road, but you get used to it. And the new engine is far better than the 2.7 lump.

But all is up to individual taste and perspective.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 July 2011, 20:45
FYI 09 my had upgraded suspension and my 2.7 goes better than a standard 3.0  :grin:

Anyhow

So you were looking at the countryman I presume?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 23 July 2011, 23:05
countryman??

It was the highline version with leather and all the toys. The other disadvantage was the rear seats. With it being a cab the seats were benchlike, which is no good for the wee man on long journeys.

Mrs want's to go look at a toe-rag but never been a fan, although the V10 pricings are quite good at the moment  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 24 July 2011, 10:09
I'm told the Diesel porsche thing is very good value for money too as they do great deals in the showroom.  :huh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 24 July 2011, 19:07
I'm told the Diesel porsche thing is very good value for money too as they do great deals in the showroom.  :huh:

What, a voucher for spec-savers? :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Phil1980 on 24 July 2011, 21:07
I'm told the Diesel porsche thing is very good value for money too as they do great deals in the showroom.  :huh:

What, a voucher for spec-savers? :wink:

 :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2011, 00:11
Agreed, it's not my cup o tea but it's cheap and reliable
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 25 July 2011, 10:31
My next car will be another golf GTI depending on the looks and price of the Mk7.

I've been very happy with the Mk6..... Its been the most complete car I've owned to date.

Boring I know  :smiley:



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: VWKev on 25 July 2011, 18:35
TTRS or Golf 'R' mk7 of course.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 25 July 2011, 19:54
MK7 'R' especially if it is the rumoured 5 cylinder engine  or a V8 of some sort as I think I need one before they are banned :smiley:

Probably end up with another GTI  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 25 July 2011, 20:06
MK7 'R' especially if it is the rumoured 5 cylinder engine  or a V8 of some sort as I think I need one before they are banned :smiley:

Probably end up with another GTI  :laugh:

Yeah, while my head is saying gtd type things, my heart keeps muttering on about what great value RS4's are starting to look  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2011, 20:15
MK7 'R' especially if it is the rumoured 5 cylinder engine  or a V8 of some sort as I think I need one before they are banned :smiley:

Probably end up with another GTI  :laugh:

Yeah, while my head is saying gtd type things, my heart keeps muttering on about what great value RS4's are starting to look  :grin:

Until you own one - or two - like me - they are money pits  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 25 July 2011, 20:17
MK7 'R' especially if it is the rumoured 5 cylinder engine  or a V8 of some sort as I think I need one before they are banned :smiley:

Probably end up with another GTI  :laugh:

Yeah, while my head is saying gtd type things, my heart keeps muttering on about what great value RS4's are starting to look  :grin:

Until you own one - or two - like me - they are money pits  :lipsrsealed:

the thing with RS4's is they look  :cool: they sound  :cool: then you get in one and realise the cabin is the same old crappy interior that has been in A4's for over a century.

... such a shame  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 25 July 2011, 20:21
Funny you should say that, sat in one a few weeks back and thought, 'nothing special'  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 25 July 2011, 20:29
Funny you should say that, sat in one a few weeks back and thought, 'nothing special'  :sad:

thats exactly what killed it for me. was next to a dark grey one at the lights and the sound and stance of it was great. then after looking at a few on the net... it was exactly the same as a friends old 2.0TDI sline  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 25 July 2011, 20:32
Funny you should say that, sat in one a few weeks back and thought, 'nothing special'  :sad:

thats exactly what killed it for me. was next to a dark grey one at the lights and the sound and stance of it was great. then after looking at a few on the net... it was exactly the same as a friends old 2.0TDI sline  :undecided:

I agree about the RS4, great car but none around with low miles anymore.  The S4 on the other hand looks classy inside makes the RS4 look like the old car that it is....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 25 July 2011, 20:36
agreed!! the new S4's are very subtle and dont shout about it. fantastic V8 engine also (the thinking mans choice)... great value for money at the moment. Not like most audi drivers that walk in to a showroom and just want the latest look at me dick magnet!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 25 July 2011, 20:41
agreed!! the new S4's are very subtle and dont shout about it. fantastic V8 engine also (the thinking mans choice)... great value for money at the moment. Not like most audi drivers that walk in to a showroom and just want the latest look at me dick magnet!

The latest S4 is a V6 mate IIRC, doesnt sound as nice but nice enough....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 25 July 2011, 20:57
Buying a new Polo GTI - touchdown delivery date is circa November, but what year that will be is anyone's guess :laugh:

Already started to hoard modification parts  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 25 July 2011, 20:59
agreed!! the new S4's are very subtle and dont shout about it. fantastic V8 engine also (the thinking mans choice)... great value for money at the moment. Not like most audi drivers that walk in to a showroom and just want the latest look at me dick magnet!

The latest S4 is a V6 mate IIRC, doesnt sound as nice but nice enough....


Jim

I stand corrected... it was the earlier ones i was looking at. The new ones do sound nice also though
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 25 July 2011, 21:02
Buying a new Polo GTI - touchdown delivery date is circa November, but what year that will be is anyone's guess :laugh:

Already started to hoard modification parts  :grin:

Thats great to hear as I found my polo courtesy car to turn in a little nicer than the Golf. Just a shame it was gutless (which i am sure yours will not be!!) and leaked water.

My neighbours mother has a new one and it seems to spend far too long at the dealers!! shame as its a great looking little car !
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 26 July 2011, 08:52
Already started to hoard modification parts  :grin:

Nothing changes there, eh?   :grin:
Good man!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 26 July 2011, 18:17
Buying a new Polo GTI - touchdown delivery date is circa November, but what year that will be is anyone's guess :laugh:
Already started to hoard modification parts  :grin:

Don't forget to plug the hole.  :evil: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 26 July 2011, 23:09
Buying a new Polo GTI - touchdown delivery date is circa November, but what year that will be is anyone's guess :laugh:
Already started to hoard modification parts  :grin:

Don't forget to plug the hole.  :evil: :laugh:

I thought the hole was what made it so light  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 27 July 2011, 09:22
Anyone fancying a Rocco next? I'd consider one if there was a new Mk coming out.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 27 July 2011, 09:28
I think I would miss the practicality of the Golf.
I moved house a couple off years ago and couldn't believe how much you can pack in there.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 27 July 2011, 09:35
I think I would miss the practicality of the Golf.
I moved house a couple off years ago and couldn't believe how much you can pack in there.



I know what you mean you can fit loads in the golf. We have a second five door car but at least once a week my toddler comes for a ride in daddy's car. Therefore I'm not sure if buying a two door car again would make practical sense.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 27 July 2011, 18:13
It's great to know how many of you won't be buying Mk7s. I will be the only one who will and as such the only GTI in the village. :evil: :smug:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 31 July 2011, 06:47
My wife likes the Tiguan so it means that we'll have a 'practical car' which means that I am off the leash to buy an 'impractical car'. So I guess it wasn't a good idea to go into Porsche to pick up some brochures. I went back the next day for a test drive and I kinda put down a deposit on the new Cayman R.

Seems I'm going to have to wait quite some time for the 2012 Cayman R as they've not been allocated to the UK yet but the test drive convinced me beyond all doubt. I am so frikkin' excited about getting this car.

I still love my GTI though and if I could afford to have both, I would.

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9634/quofv.jpg)

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 31 July 2011, 06:56
My wife likes the Tiguan so it means that we'll have a 'practical car' which means that I am off the leash to buy an 'impractical car'. So I guess it wasn't a good idea to go into Porsche to pick up some brochures. I went back the next day for a test drive and I kinda put down a deposit on the new Cayman R.

Seems I'm going to have to wait quite some time for the 2012 Cayman R as they've not been allocated to the UK yet but the test drive convinced me beyond all doubt. I am so frikkin' excited about getting this car.

I still love my GTI though and if I could afford to have both, I would.

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9634/quofv.jpg)

It's a fantastic car, another league to the Golf.  FYI - The all new Cayman is out end of this year/early 2012. 



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dragongreengolfgti on 31 July 2011, 07:02
surely if your going to spend 40k + on a car you would get something abit more class not a hair dressers porch  :laugh: i would take my brothers approach and buy a second hand 2010 nissan R35 GTR what a machine! i do have to admit though that porsche looks nice in white  :wink: shame everyone owns them  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 31 July 2011, 09:39
surely if your going to spend 40k + on a car you would get something abit more class not a hair dressers porch  :laugh: i would take my brothers approach and buy a second hand 2010 nissan R35 GTR what a machine! i do have to admit though that porsche looks nice in white  :wink: shame everyone owns them  :sad:

Hairdressers car?  Take it you have never driven one then? 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 31 July 2011, 10:45
Talking of hairdressers cars, I'm starting to have feelings for the new new new Beetle.  :drool:
Bit of a mid life crisis coming on I fear.......either that or I'm on the turn.......anyone got John Barrowman's phone number?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 July 2011, 10:50
Talking of hairdressers cars, I'm starting to have feelings for the new new new Beetle.  :drool:
Bit of a mid life crisis coming on I fear.......either that or I'm on the turn.......anyone got John Barrowman's phone number?

Talking about mid life crisis, got my eye on this, the wife isnt happy by I'll try and wear her down.


http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/2010_Motorcycles/bike/forty_eight.html#/model/xl1200x


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 31 July 2011, 10:52
A guy I work with is really into his Harleys and has one a bit like that. They all look the same to me having never been a biker, but when I see it parked up ( it's completely in matt black) it looks stylish as fook.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 31 July 2011, 11:38
Talking about mid life crisis, got my eye on this, the wife isnt happy by I'll try and wear her down.
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/2010_Motorcycles/bike/forty_eight.html#/model/xl1200x
Jim

Wolfgang and Harley

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac50/am1w/IMG00291-20110711-1000.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 July 2011, 11:41
Talking about mid life crisis, got my eye on this, the wife isnt happy by I'll try and wear her down.
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/2010_Motorcycles/bike/forty_eight.html#/model/xl1200x
Jim

Wolfgang and Harley

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac50/am1w/IMG00291-20110711-1000.jpg)

That's not yours is it Asker?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 31 July 2011, 12:02
I was considering buying it but the price is quite high. £35,000!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 31 July 2011, 13:49
surely if your going to spend 40k + on a car you would get something abit more class not a hair dressers porch  :laugh: i would take my brothers approach and buy a second hand 2010 nissan R35 GTR what a machine! i do have to admit though that porsche looks nice in white  :wink: shame everyone owns them  :sad:

I've always aspired to be a hairdresser, now with this car and a deep orange tan, I'll have achieved the nexus of my social aspirations.  :drool:

I'm getting it in 3.4, flat black and it'll be debadged and have those tacky decals taken off the side. I want it to be as understated and non hair dresser as possible. Besides, the 'Coxster' is the hairdresser car. A Cayman R is a little bit different.

I test drove a GTR Black Edition but it was a bit 'need for speed' and while it's an incredible car, it's not for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 31 July 2011, 13:51
I was considering buying it but the price is quite high. £35,000!

£35k for a motorbike? I've seen some of the exotic sports bike for around £20k-£30k but £35k for a Harley? Can you tell I don't ride?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 31 July 2011, 14:26
I ran one of the first Boxters and eventually got fed-up with the cramped conditions in that car. Nice drive though.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 04 August 2011, 00:00
surely if your going to spend 40k + on a car you would get something abit more class not a hair dressers porch  :laugh: i would take my brothers approach and buy a second hand 2010 nissan R35 GTR what a machine! i do have to admit though that porsche looks nice in white  :wink: shame everyone owns them  :sad:

I've always aspired to be a hairdresser, now with this car and a deep orange tan, I'll have achieved the nexus of my social aspirations.  :drool:

I'm getting it in 3.4, flat black and it'll be debadged and have those tacky decals taken off the side. I want it to be as understated and non hair dresser as possible. Besides, the 'Coxster' is the hairdresser car. A Cayman R is a little bit different.

I test drove a GTR Black Edition but it was a bit 'need for speed' and while it's an incredible car, it's not for me.

Nice choice,

GTR's break - a lot, we tune all of Car Planet Racings European cars and they seem to have a constant flow of broken GTRs, the gearbox seems the biggest culprit and UK Nissan dealers seem at a loss about servicing etc
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 04 August 2011, 00:29
Car Planet Racing? Are those the guys who have just done a runner a la RC Development style?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 04 August 2011, 06:46
They sure are, although what that has to do with GTR's breaking?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: herbie911 on 04 August 2011, 08:22
I'll try to keep my current Mk6 Golf GTI going as long as possible! The way gti prices is going up at present, it is getting a bit too close to nearly new high end BMW 3 series coupe and Merc C-class coupe. I think the Mk7 gti will easily cost more than £30000-£35000 with option and will depreciate even heavier!

For my sunday drive, I don't think I will ever sell my gen 2 911 c2s. It will be my last Porsche---They depreciate too much. The only sensible purchase is a low mileage second hand F430 to replace my F355 but I think the latter still looks great!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 04 August 2011, 08:34
I'll try to keep my current Mk6 Golf GTI going as long as possible! The way gti prices is going up at present, it is getting a bit too close to nearly new high end BMW 3 series coupe and Merc C-class coupe. I think the Mk7 gti will easily cost more than £30000-£35000 with option and will depreciate even heavier!



....which is when VW will come to regret that "just a golf" advert :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 04 August 2011, 08:57
They sure are, although what that has to do with GTR's breaking?

Absolutely nothing and never suggested it did have anything to do with it.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: RickS on 04 August 2011, 11:19
I'm getting a Jeep Cherokee, but only to use for the winter to save my GTI from all the salt and grit  :sick: [especially the wheels]; he will only come out on dry days once the salt and grit is down  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 04 August 2011, 20:44
I've still really like the audi A1's.... Outside my local audi dealers is one of these A1 Competetion models.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJaZiXxut-M

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 04 August 2011, 21:08
@Martin: I have seen so many A1s. IMO the shape of the rear is all wrong. It has a weird light looking arse which does not match the butch planted front of the car. The car is neither fish nor foul. Pity. 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 04 August 2011, 22:03
@Martin: I have seen so many A1s. IMO the shape of the rear is all wrong. It has a weird light looking arse which does not match the butch planted front of the car. The car is neither fish nor foul. Pity. 

The man with no taste has spoken!! BUY IT!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 04 August 2011, 22:07
That's rich coming from a lout from Leeds. :laugh:
Goodnight!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 04 August 2011, 22:19
@Martin: I have seen so many A1s. IMO the shape of the rear is all wrong. It has a weird light looking arse which does not match the butch planted front of the car. The car is neither fish nor foul. Pity. 

The man with no taste has spoken!! BUY IT!!!  :laugh:

Says the man from Mazda  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ed2708 on 05 August 2011, 10:25
i currently have a roc r dsg and am generally always on the look out for my next car. however at the moment im loving it and apart from fuel economy and maybe slightly high company car tax it just ticks all my boxes. i do like the look of the new citroen ds5 hybrid. i saw one at a test event a couple of weeks ago and it looked stunning. i also like the new 3.0 m sport X3. but who knows what will be out in 12/18 months...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 05 August 2011, 14:10
That's rich coming from a lout from Leeds. :laugh:
Goodnight!

hardly a lout when i drink less than you seem to  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 August 2011, 14:28
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.

Whats everyone else think about these?

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 19 August 2011, 15:54
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.

Whats everyone else think about these?



look nice... but very old man-ish!

will depreciate like a lead baloon if other jags are anything to go by  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 August 2011, 16:58
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.

Whats everyone else think about these?



look nice... but very old man-ish!

will depreciate like a lead baloon if other jags are anything to go by  :lipsrsealed:


I've just turned 38 so I'm starting to qualify for one of these. I certainly wouldn't buy a new one. It would be a second hand nearly new job. i.e. one previous owner who died of old age.  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 19 August 2011, 18:20
I must admit that I have been tempted by the Golf R. It is expensive but the performance (even more so when mapped), the practicality (think I'd go 5 door) and also the 4wd are all attractive features. But then I configured one on the VW site.

Here it is:

VW Golf R
DSG
Standard Wheels
Reflex Silver/ Rising Blue (not decided but both same price)
ACC (can get fed up of the bumpy ride sometimes on the GTI)
Sunroof
Cruise

£34,865.

So I thought about what it was in the Golf R I really liked. In terms of performance I really like a good bit of overtaking shove without having to shift down... so I suppose it is really torque I am after than just high end horsepower. As demonstrated by my inclusion of ACC, I recognise that the standard GTI ride is too firm sometimes and more often than not, I'd prefer it softer.

And for the money I came up with this:

Mercedes C Class
7G Tronic Automatic (inc. cruise control)
Silver
Elegance Class
Panoramic Sunroof
Split folding rear seats
Grey Artico Interior
 
The total for the Merc is around £30-31k. If I was to utilise the full budget of the Golf R then I could upgrade to a C350 CDI which provides the same 270hp but in a diesel so a heck of a lot more torques  :smiley:

So it's either a fast VW Golf or an equally fast (and probably faster at overtaking) Merc for the same money.

As great a car as the Golf is, and as desirable as the Golf R is... it's just not that much car for the money.   :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 August 2011, 18:26
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.

Whats everyone else think about these?



They are a great car, 0-60 is quicker that our cars...


The interior is first rate, just drove 300 miles in one today and wasn't at all tired after the trip.  Agree that is is an older persons car but what a great car.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 19 August 2011, 18:52
Stunning cars those XFs, even more so with the recent facelift. Depreciation is no worse than anything else these days and the dealers just have to be better than VW dealers.

I'd happily have one over another VW.

However, having had the Mk6, any car I'd have would have to "excite me" like the GTi does. Whether an XF would excite me or not is a different matter so I'd be thinking a second hand M3 or such like. I think 300 bhp would be a minimum in my next car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 August 2011, 19:04
Stunning cars those XFs, even more so with the recent facelift. Depreciation is no worse than anything else these days and the dealers just have to be better than VW dealers.

I'd happily have one over another VW.

However, having had the Mk6, any car I'd have would have to "excite me" like the GTi does. Whether an XF would excite me or not is a different matter so I'd be thinking a second hand M3 or such like. I think 300 bhp would be a minimum in my next car.

Agree with your comments completely, it is the reason why an Audi S4 will be my next car.  My mate who rides bikes too says that the power reminds of of bikes, instant and massive kick and huge grins all round.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: simonpolly on 19 August 2011, 19:20
New Sharan 2.0ltr Tdi SEL comes fully loaded,leather, panoramic sunroof,510,cruise,bluemotion,and lots more.(family car keeping GTI ) :smiley:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 19 August 2011, 20:49
I must admit that I have been tempted by the Golf R. It is expensive but the performance (even more so when mapped), the practicality (think I'd go 5 door) and also the 4wd are all attractive features. But then I configured one on the VW site.
Here it is:
VW Golf R
DSG
Standard Wheels
Reflex Silver/ Rising Blue (not decided but both same price)
ACC (can get fed up of the bumpy ride sometimes on the GTI)
Sunroof
Cruise
£34,865.
So I thought about what it was in the Golf R I really liked. In terms of performance I really like a good bit of overtaking shove without having to shift down... so I suppose it is really torque I am after than just high end horsepower. As demonstrated by my inclusion of ACC, I recognise that the standard GTI ride is too firm sometimes and more often than not, I'd prefer it softer.
And for the money I came up with this:
Mercedes C Class
7G Tronic Automatic (inc. cruise control)
Silver
Elegance Class
Panoramic Sunroof
Split folding rear seats
Grey Artico Interior
The total for the Merc is around £30-31k. If I was to utilise the full budget of the Golf R then I could upgrade to a C350 CDI which provides the same 270hp but in a diesel so a heck of a lot more torques
  :smiley:
So it's either a fast VW Golf or an equally fast (and probably faster at overtaking) Merc for the same money.
As great a car as the Golf is, and as desirable as the Golf R is... it's just not that much car for the money.   :undecided:

Totally agree with most/all of the above. :wink:
And that is why we also have a Mercedes C Class 350 CDI Sport 7 Speed Auto with all the toys.
I still prefer my GTI with ACC.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 August 2011, 21:02
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.

Whats everyone else think about these?



They are a great car, 0-60 is quicker that our cars...


The interior is first rate, just drove 300 miles in one today and wasn't at all tired after the trip.  Agree that is is an older persons car but what a great car.


Jim

^ Interesting..... I'm glad it's just not me that likes them then.

Think I'd miss my GTI though. Such a great car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 20 August 2011, 22:33
Don't shoot the messanger.... but I've a bit of a thing for the Jaguar 3.0 V6 diesel XF's at the moment.
Whats everyone else think about these?

It's a wonderful car in every way. I would have bought one if I had the parking space at work.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 August 2011, 22:36
As per the title, what car are you buying next?
Im looking for a standard good condition mk2 Golf GTI 16V.




But watching these videos time and time again does nothing to stop me thinking of maybe we also need a new family car :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HayoASR-54&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enWh_A9spHA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFnmcG3OtA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 20 August 2011, 23:45
That first one Snoops is a bit odd. The car is obviously DSG because it has the paddles, the familiar DSG burp and also IIRC then the RS3 only comes in DSG format. But he seems to be awfully busy doing things with what looks like the gear stick. Also there is definitely a point in the video that the car bounces off the limiter.

Very interesting indeed   :nerd:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: bcarlin on 21 August 2011, 09:19
how do you's think the mk6 will hold its price when its say 5 years old ? going by the mk5 they dont hold there money. many mk5 gti's are selling for 8k on a 06 plate
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 22 August 2011, 09:19
how do you's think the mk6 will hold its price when its say 5 years old ? going by the mk5 they dont hold there money. many mk5 gti's are selling for 8k on a 06 plate

I would expect the same re-sale values in the Mk6's as well after 5 years  :sick: I shall be keeping mine for 4 years though. Would hope to get around 12k..... maybe wishful thinking.

 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 26 August 2011, 19:20
123d for me at the mo  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 26 August 2011, 21:01
123d for me at the mo  :rolleyes:

Not sure your going to like that Doc :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 27 August 2011, 01:57
how do you's think the mk6 will hold its price when its say 5 years old ? going by the mk5 they dont hold there money. many mk5 gti's are selling for 8k on a 06 plate

Not a bad return on car that new would of only cost 18-20k. If your thinking of good resale think Gtd.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 27 August 2011, 06:23
123d for me at the mo  :rolleyes:

Not sure your going to like that Doc :shocked:

Mrs Doc had a 120d m sport before Maxi Moo Moo came along and it was ok for to and from work, I miss that whole RWD bi-turbo 535d thing but don't really want another 535d or a jag as it will break.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Chris.Air on 28 August 2011, 09:50
Hi, GTD coming from a 335d. Hope I like it as I never drove one:-o

Chris
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 28 August 2011, 10:38
Hi, GTD coming from a 335d. Hope I like it as I never drove one:-o

Chris

Why the step down ?  :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 28 August 2011, 20:48
Me or him  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 28 August 2011, 22:42
Me or him  :grin:

And you as well Doc  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Chris.Air on 29 August 2011, 20:38
The price of fuel is hurting my pockets, I see it more of a side step :-) a 07 to a brand new got to count for something :-)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 29 August 2011, 21:15
The price of fuel is hurting my pockets, I see it more of a side step :-) a 07 to a brand new got to count for something :-)

Not really, your driving one of the best cars ever made (IMHO) - I'd go for something way different as the 535d is hard to beat - I changed my 535d for a Range Rover Vogue TDV8 because of the snow etc on my work route in winter and because one of the lads at work was always on my case to sell it to him  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 29 August 2011, 21:24
The price of fuel is hurting my pockets, I see it more of a side step :-) a 07 to a brand new got to count for something :-)

Not really, your driving one of the best cars ever made (IMHO) - I'd go for something way different as the 535d is hard to beat - I changed my 535d for a Range Rover Vogue TDV8 because of the snow etc on my work route in winter and because one of the lads at work was always on my case to sell it to him  :sad:

335D best car ever made , I suppose it is really  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 29 August 2011, 21:58
 :grin:  :laugh:  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 29 August 2011, 22:00
The price of fuel is hurting my pockets, I see it more of a side step :-) a 07 to a brand new got to count for something :-)

Not really, your driving one of the best cars ever made (IMHO) - I'd go for something way different as the 535d is hard to beat - I changed my 535d for a Range Rover Vogue TDV8 because of the snow etc on my work route in winter and because one of the lads at work was always on my case to sell it to him  :sad:

335D best car ever made , I suppose it is really  :wink:

535d I think you'll find.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 29 August 2011, 22:43
The price of fuel is hurting my pockets, I see it more of a side step :-) a 07 to a brand new got to count for something :-)

Not really, your driving one of the best cars ever made (IMHO) - I'd go for something way different as the 535d is hard to beat - I changed my 535d for a Range Rover Vogue TDV8 because of the snow etc on my work route in winter and because one of the lads at work was always on my case to sell it to him  :sad:

335D best car ever made , I suppose it is really  :wink:

535d I think you'll find.....

I considered a 535 but thought I'd put it off until I was in my fifties  :smiley:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Chris.Air on 30 August 2011, 12:36
Never to young for a 335d tho  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: RickS on 30 August 2011, 13:17
Porsche 911 [996] Turbo; but I want to keep the GTI as I love it; so unfortunately it won't happen yet as I don't have enough lolly to get a Porsche without selling the GTI.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 August 2011, 18:55
135i is on my list now too.

So to recap:

Mini Cooper SD

123d

135i
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 August 2011, 19:10
135i is on my list now too.

So to recap:

Mini Cooper SD

123d

135i

135 is a great car but it doesnt look special enough, looks no different that a 116....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 31 August 2011, 19:14
135i is on my list now too.

So to recap:

Mini Cooper SD

123d

135i

135 is a great car but it doesnt look special enough, looks no different that a 116....


Jim

It goes like stink though Jim  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 31 August 2011, 20:07
...... and looks dog pooh!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 August 2011, 20:17
135i is on my list now too.

So to recap:

Mini Cooper SD

123d

135i

135 is a great car but it doesnt look special enough, looks no different that a 116....


Jim

That's one of the things I love about the BMW's - people don't know what you've got until you've gone  :evil:

...... and looks dog pooh!

In your opinion which is clearly different to mine, after all it's what I want that matters as I'm looking at the thing not you  :drool:

Mrs Doc had a rather nice 120d Msport not so long ago and we loved how it looked and the drive was ace  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 August 2011, 20:21

Yeah the M-Sport has some very nice touches.

I do find the cabin to be a bit cramped in a 1-Series and i'm short.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 August 2011, 20:26
Not really had a problem with the one we had and I'm 6'3" & Mrs D is 5'10"

I won't be acquiring a "low spec version"  :grin:

I found a pic of Mrs Docs old motor:

(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3760/dsc06213cn2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 01 September 2011, 12:11
Was that before or after the car was crashed its hard to tell.  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 01 September 2011, 13:36
Not really had a problem with the one we had and I'm 6'3" & Mrs D is 5'10"

I won't be acquiring a "low spec version"  :grin:

I found a pic of Mrs Docs old motor:


I like the M1's but I would rather have a 3 series BM than a 1. My dad had an M1 for a couple of years and the ride in it was back breaking going over bumps on those run flat tyres.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 14 September 2011, 10:32
I'm getting the hots for one of these at the mo  :wink:

330d M sport coupe / 325i M Sport coupe

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/BMW320dMSportCoupe.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/BMW325iMSportCoupe.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 14 September 2011, 11:56
anyone that's had a 3 series coupe in this office has given it back within 6 months due to too many visits back to BMW for electronics and coil packs.  Seems BMW is similar to VW.  Prestige marques just get you lots of time sat in a prestige leather sofa at the Stealer rather than in your motor.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 14 September 2011, 12:07
I have a few friends with 3 series 4dr and 2dr.... not had any problems what so ever. I guess again it depends on the dealers you go back to  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Critter on 14 September 2011, 14:18
Hi everyone - newbee here.

Having just taken delivery (yesterday) of a brand spanker GTI, for She Who Must Be Obeyed, I was curious to know what others were considering replacing the MK6 with.  Having had 4 previous GTI's (1 Mk2 [brilliant!) 2 Mk 3's (why???) and 1 Mk 4) I was anxious the wife had one so I could play with it :smiley:

We considered the A3 2.0TFSI S Line and various incarnations of the BMW 1, but settled on the GTI.  Okay, nostalgia played a part, but in all honesty it was simply the best all round option - especially when we got £2K of the list.  It's an amazing car and I expect we'll have various niggles (can you believe I've already had to have the rims changed, 'cause she didn't like them :rolleyes:!!) but I really would not have bought anything else for the money right now.  I have a MY11 TTS myself, which is more practical than many might think, but the versatility of the Golf, coupled with the performance, is a winner.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 14 September 2011, 16:51
Welcome Critter.  :smiley:
What wheels did you go for instead of what it had?

The GTI is a fine choice and unless you're really unlucky you won't regret it at all. It still has that certain little something that makes it that little bit better than everything else. I don't know whether the GTI and Golfs in general are that good or whether everything else in the catergory is just a bit rubbish and dull but it still sits there as the stand out model.
I've had mine two years now and have been contemplating a change of car on and off, but the only thing I can think of that I would actually buy would be another Golf. So there's really not much point!
I did negotiate on another car very recently as I really want a car with xenons (I work nights so do an awful lot of my driving in the dark) but it got sold whilst I was discussing it with them and the lovely dealership didn't even have the courtesy to phone and tell me they'd sold it whilst I was awaiting them to call back with some figures. *Edit to that, they may have tried to phone me a while after I posted the above*

The TTS is a very nice car, lets have some photos of both cars!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 14 September 2011, 16:53
Fully rate the xenons, fully slate your dealer, booo!!!!!

Mine seem brighter than the ones on the new A4's.  Like a lot brighter!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 14 September 2011, 17:42
Fully rate the xenons, fully slate your dealer, booo!!!!!

Mine seem brighter than the ones on the new A4's.  Like a lot brighter!

I'd be half tempted to buy a second hand R as they come with xenons thanks to the shortage of GTI/Ds with them but Rs have held up in price too well and I'd be sh!t scared they would suddenly depreciate like mad all of a sudden!!
I may wait and see if VW do a promotion at some point and order a new GTD with a decent discount. Then again maybe I'll just keep this car as it's been faultless and wait and see what the next generation SEAT Leon shapes up like.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 14 September 2011, 17:53
Fully rate the xenons, fully slate your dealer, booo!!!!!

Mine seem brighter than the ones on the new A4's.  Like a lot brighter!
Yeah, pretty unproffessional to say the least. I'd write a letter to their dealer principal if I thought it'd even get looked at, trouble is it won't so I won't waste any more time or thought on them.

I'd be half tempted to buy a second hand R as they come with xenons thanks to the shortage of GTI/Ds with them but Rs have held up in price too well and I'd be sh!t scared they would suddenly depreciate like mad all of a sudden!!
I may wait and see if VW do a promotion at some point and order a new GTD with a decent discount. Then again maybe I'll just keep this car as it's been faultless and wait and see what the next generation SEAT Leon shapes up like.

Have you seen the Seat Exo's (aka audi A4). The interior looks pretty good quality wise on the seat's website. If the leon steps interior wise like this I would consider one.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 15 September 2011, 04:42
A mate of mine has had a few Exeos on loan from SEAT through his work. I've had a good nose around them and they are fantastic value for money when you look at the quality of the car. The only critisism he could find with them was that they weren't quite as much fun to drive as the Leons with the same engines, more set up as a cruiser than a blaster!
They'd make superb company cars if you did a lot of motorway miles.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 15 September 2011, 08:47
Those Exeos as we all know are really an Audi, which is a good strategy for Seat I reckon, proven bomb proof reliability / modernized / SEAT branded. Unlike every other SEAT.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: squirrelGTi on 15 September 2011, 10:00
I quite like the RS3. If fuel prices stay at where they are for now then i'll probably do one more petrol before going to the oil burners.


Or maybe a complete change and go for the New Tiguan and hopefully they'll release an R version again.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 15 September 2011, 10:15
I quite like the RS3. If fuel prices stay at where they are for now then i'll probably do one more petrol before going to the oil burners.


Or maybe a complete change and go for the New Tiguan and hopefully they'll release an R version again.

I bought the Tiguan and think its best thing I ever did rather than wait 5yrs for a new GTD , infact it drives better than the GTD due to the 4wd , would I buy another Tig yes I would !! :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 15 September 2011, 12:39
I looked at a Tig recently, but like most of these crossover vehicles, they're useless at towing anything of any size.

Discovery for me next. I'll just have to wait a bit longer to save some more money.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 September 2011, 12:41
I bought the Tiguan and think its best thing I ever did rather than wait 5yrs for a new GTD , infact it drives better than the GTD due to the 4wd , would I buy another Tig yes I would !! :wink:
Funny that as i find our Audi worse to drive because of the 4wd.  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 15 September 2011, 16:17
Those Exeos as we all know are really an Audi, which is a good strategy for Seat I reckon, proven bomb proof reliability / modernized / SEAT branded. Unlike every other SEAT.



Maybe that should be the answer for all future SEATs - re badged and tarted up old model Audis!
It used to work well for Daewoo when they just sold facelifted old Vauxhalls, they only went down the pan when they started selling a broader range of stuff. You used to see those piles of crap everywhere 10 years ago!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 15 September 2011, 18:36
Or share more like they use to with VW. My Ibiza mk2 was so much like the Polo we had at the time.
The Toledo we had was also just a redone Mk2 Jetta GTI with a mk3 GTI engine.
So basically what we are saying is to more or less go back to what they use to do.  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 16 September 2011, 11:02
I think they need a pecking order within the VAG group, Audi and VW perhaps the top runners for engines chassis and kit, with Skoda and Seat trailing with their own takes on last-gen models and interior trim.  This obviously excludes Porsche, Bugatti...and Suzuki!

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 September 2011, 12:09
I know other companys think there nuts as all the brands in the VWgroup fight for share of each others sales rather than have dedicated sectors.
For example what they should do is go for different markets.
Skoda - Cheap brand. (Hyundai, Kia rival)
SEAT - Sporty brand (ST, RS, XR, lotus rivals)
VW - Normal brand. (Ford, Vauxhall rival)
Audi - Premium sector. (BMW, Merc rival)
Bentley - High end brand. (As Bentleys use to be)
Lambo - Super cars (Ferrari rival)
Bugati - Hyper cars
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 September 2011, 13:33
I know other companys think there nuts as all the brands in the VWgroup fight for share of each others sales rather than have dedicated sectors.
For example what they should do is go for different markets.
Skoda - Cheap brand. (Hyundai, Kia rival)
SEAT - Sporty brand (ST, RS, XR, lotus rivals)
VW - Normal brand. (Ford, Vauxhall rival)
Audi - Premium sector. (BMW, Merc rival)
Bentley - High end brand. (As Bentleys use to be)
Lambo - Super cars (Ferrari rival)
Bugati - Hyper cars

Fingers crossed then on the lotto numbers this week then so I can jump to the top ot the VWgroup and buy a Bugatti....... although its looking more and more like a Skoda for me next :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 September 2011, 13:33
I bought the Tiguan and think its best thing I ever did rather than wait 5yrs for a new GTD , infact it drives better than the GTD due to the 4wd , would I buy another Tig yes I would !! :wink:

It'll be a Tiguan or Yeti for me next.
Probably a Yeti...unless I'm feeling flush.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: GolfTi on 16 September 2011, 20:09
I'm actually dreading the day the mk 7 GTI is on sale.

Three reasons:

I will have to have one.
It will cost me a fortune.
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 16 September 2011, 20:31
I'm actually dreading the day the mk 7 GTI is on sale.
Three reasons:
I will have to have one.
It will cost me a fortune.
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much.

I love Wolfgang 1 and can't wait to get Wolfgang 2. Metallic Red would do me fine. Roll on 2013.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 16 September 2011, 21:16
I'm actually dreading the day the mk 7 GTI is on sale.

Three reasons:

I will have to have one.
It will cost me a fortune.
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much.

I will have to have one. I wont
It will cost me a fortune. Yeah it will
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much. I'm worried about the huge drop in value my car will have when the Mk7 comes out.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 17 September 2011, 08:51
I'm actually dreading the day the mk 7 GTI is on sale.

Three reasons:

I will have to have one.
It will cost me a fortune.
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much.

Then start saving now so that you don't have to trade in the Mk6. Best of both worlds.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 17 September 2011, 12:38
I'm actually dreading the day the mk 7 GTI is on sale.

Three reasons:

I will have to have one.
It will cost me a fortune.
I will stop loving my current perfect car so much.

Then start saving now so that you don't have to trade in the Mk6. Best of both worlds.
Streuth, if you can afford to save up £30k cash in 2 years you really shouldn't be on a Golf forum!! Either that or you need to try living a bit more of an interesting life!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 19 September 2011, 20:41
I just borough a baby Mk6  :laugh:

The Jetta diesel that took on the daily driver duties from my old Mk6 GTI was just too boring, so welcome along to: -

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-2.jpg)

My favourite option on the car, LED DRL Xenons  :cool:

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-3.jpg)

Baby Monza's that need to be changed for something else just not sure what yet

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-4.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-5.jpg)

Coding tweaks for the digital speed and normal locking/auto close stuff all completed

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-6.jpg)

And the new family photo, just missing the Mk2 GTI as it's off at boarding school AKA the Father in laws garage  :grin: :grin:

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Polo/file-7.jpg)

The spec is as follows: -

1.4TSI 180ps DSG
LED DRL Xenon's
Climate Control
Sensor Pack
Convenience Pack

Basically as close to the factory spec I would have ordered as I could find.

Multi-function steering wheel buttons (R Line versions in gloss black to match the rest of the trim) have been ordered and an RNS-510 and bluetooth to follow shortly.

Performance wise I am going to try to drive it for a bit but I am sure the calling to get it mapped will be too strong to resist  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 September 2011, 21:22
Now that I did not expect, you must be made of money. New house and 3 cars in 6 months  :laugh:

Nice one Steve.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 19 September 2011, 21:25
Very nice... i think i am starting to prefer them to the golf  :lipsrsealed:
 :cool: :cool:

p.s. like xenons, no likey DRLs
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 19 September 2011, 22:41
Little beauty ther steve, wish mine had the xenons : ( I think it's  perfectly fast enough as standard, after 7000 miles mine has opened up a treat. I little scary at some points when pushing it but the xds let's you push it hard.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: p3asa on 19 September 2011, 23:05
The Polo is looking great.
Only criticism is it looks as if its on stilts!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 20 September 2011, 00:24
Love it! :cool: Good thing you want to change the wheels cos the tyres it's got are poop!! (same as mine)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 September 2011, 00:43
Nice motor matey  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jack3559 on 20 September 2011, 01:35
Much prefer these to the golfs.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 September 2011, 08:12
Loving your new polo Steve. Your house is starting to resemble a VW forecourt  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 20 September 2011, 16:20
Loving your new polo Steve. Your house is starting to resemble a VW forecourt  :smiley:

Yeah, with the mk2 parked alongside them too it would pretty much be a dream collection of VWs, just needs a mk1 to finish it all off ... and maybe a mk4 R32 ...  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 20 September 2011, 20:50
Loving your new polo Steve. Your house is starting to resemble a VW forecourt  :smiley:
Yeah, with the mk2 parked alongside them too it would pretty much be a dream collection of VWs, just needs a mk1 to finish it all off ... and maybe a mk4 R32 ...   :smiley:

Don't tempt him and give him ideas. Knowing him, he's probably thought of that already.
Congratulations Steve on the miniMe.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 20 September 2011, 21:10
The missing links in my collection/list of VW's to own are a Mk1 Campaign in Silver, Mk4 GTI 180 Anni in Silver, Lupo GTI again in Silver, Touareg R50 V10 TDI in rising blue  :grin:

For those who can't be arced to read the build thread on my Mk5, here's a few pics to sum it up

It looks like this: -

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BNuMsUQtQog/TlL4PFmvR_I/AAAAAAAAevU/QLVs0JHQGuA/s640/P1010586.JPG)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/file-118.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/file-124.jpg)

And goes like this  :evil:

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Blyton/file-11-1.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 September 2011, 23:04
Nice  :wink:

Currently searching for a Tiguan "summit" for Mrs Doc if anyone sees one (apart from one in a Honda garage) let me know please  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 13:15
Nice  :wink:

Currently searching for a Tiguan "summit" for Mrs Doc if anyone sees one (apart from one in a Honda garage) let me know please  :wink:

Doc has she tested the Tig yet ?  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: HA54SYM` on 21 September 2011, 14:40
The missing links in my collection/list of VW's to own are a Mk1 Campaign in Silver, Mk4 GTI 180 Anni in Silver, Lupo GTI again in Silver, Touareg R50 V10 TDI in rising blue  :grin:

For those who can't be arced to read the build thread on my Mk5, here's a few pics to sum it up

It looks like this: -

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BNuMsUQtQog/TlL4PFmvR_I/AAAAAAAAevU/QLVs0JHQGuA/s640/P1010586.JPG)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/file-118.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/file-124.jpg)

And goes like this  :evil:

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Stevep_010/Blyton/file-11-1.jpg)

Well here's me eyeing up a mk1 Focus RS to turn into a track car, and then you stick this Red thig up........

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, point me int he direction of your build thread?

Dave
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: p3asa on 21 September 2011, 15:39
Someone posted it in a thread yesterday.  Great read.

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30068.0.html

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 September 2011, 19:18
Nice  :wink:

Currently searching for a Tiguan "summit" for Mrs Doc if anyone sees one (apart from one in a Honda garage) let me know please  :wink:

Doc has she tested the Tig yet ?  :undecided:

er no, why?

We sat in one and checked the boot was big enough for Mr Doc Jnr's pram etc

Thinking of going for a late R DSG version now as I've been told the pre 2011 MY Tigs have Tiptronic 'boxes not DSG  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 21 September 2011, 19:59
Yes only last of old shape will be dsg 7 speed previous were 6 speed torque convertor. Summits were very rare but beautiful White metallic and baseball tan stitched leather. Basically each dealer was sent on out of the blue some time ago but will all be autos not dsg's....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 20:36
Yes its true, you cant get an R tig DSG I tried, but a man of your caliber herr Doc can sort that out !! The R Tig is a very very nice motor I drove one and my mrs loved it, but just couldn't stretch budget wise .
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 21 September 2011, 20:53
Our Tig R Line is an 2010 MY so has the tiptronic box and it's pretty good, not as smooth as the 7 speed DSG but still a very good box  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 21:10
Our Tig R Line is an 2010 MY so has the tiptronic box and it's pretty good, not as smooth as the 7 speed DSG but still a very good box  :smiley:

Steve what current motor's have you got now?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 21 September 2011, 21:13
2010 Tiguan R-Line 2.0TDI 140PS (ish  :evil:) Auto
2011 Polo GTI 180PS (not for much longer) DSG
2005 Mk5 Golf GTI Track car
1991 Mk2 Golf GTI 8v
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 September 2011, 21:19
2010 Tiguan R-Line 2.0TDI 140PS (ish  :evil:) Auto
2011 Polo GTI 180PS (not for much longer) DSG
2005 Mk5 Golf GTI Track car
1991 Mk2 Golf GTI 8v

What's the horses coming out of the Mk5 Track car now then Steve and power to weight stuff as I know it's a little lighter than standar now  :smiley:


Jim
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Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 21:20
2010 Tiguan R-Line 2.0TDI 140PS (ish  :evil:) Auto
2011 Polo GTI 180PS (not for much longer) DSG
2005 Mk5 Golf GTI Track car
1991 Mk2 Golf GTI 8v

Very nice , what's wrong with the Polo great little motor?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 21 September 2011, 21:22

What's the horses coming out of the Mk5 Track car now then Steve and power to weight stuff as I know it's a little lighter than standar now  :smiley:

Jim

It now weighs in at 1299kg with a full tank of fuel and another 30kg to come out. Power wise it's now at 360bhp  :smiley:


Very nice , what's wrong with the Polo great little motor?

Not for much longer was referring to the 180ps  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 21:27

What's the horses coming out of the Mk5 Track car now then Steve and power to weight stuff as I know it's a little lighter than standar now  :smiley:

Jim

It now weighs in at 1299kg with a full tank of fuel and another 30kg to come out. Power wise it's now at 360bhp  :smiley:


Very nice , what's wrong with the Polo great little motor?

Not for much longer was referring to the 180ps  :evil:

When its mapped should keep up with the track car power to weight ratio ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SteveP on 21 September 2011, 21:53
Nope it will still be a fair bit off the Golf, the Polo is around 1250kg and will be pushing out about 210bhp  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 September 2011, 21:54
Tiguan boys,

Would you buy.....

2010 summit with massive spec ie xenons, elec seats, dynaudio, blah blah blah @ 23k OR 2011 r-line dsg with leather, nav, 19" wheels etc @ 26500  :sad:
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Post by: SteveP on 21 September 2011, 21:56
For me I prefer the looks of the R Line and would always go for the newer car  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 September 2011, 22:27
Tiguan boys,

Would you buy.....

2010 summit with massive spec ie xenons, elec seats, dynaudio, blah blah blah @ 23k OR 2011 r-line dsg with leather, nav, 19" wheels etc @ 26500  :sad:

I would buy the Tig r-line ,take it out for a test Craig . :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 September 2011, 22:31
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201138416557252/sort/priceasc/usedcars/make/volkswagen/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/summit/page/1?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201135412772807/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/2/radius/1500/keywords/dsg_leather/postcode/wa141tf?logcode=p
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Post by: evo1986 on 22 September 2011, 08:22
Rline with more resalable trim, better gear box, mpg, co2. If the summit didn't have the silly escape nose on it then it would be a close call
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 September 2011, 08:40
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201138416557252/sort/priceasc/usedcars/make/volkswagen/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/summit/page/1?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201135412772807/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/2/radius/1500/keywords/dsg_leather/postcode/wa141tf?logcode=p

R line Craig you no it makes sense  :grin:
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Post by: am1w on 22 September 2011, 19:11
Was driven in a 140 bhp Tig today. Most impressed.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 September 2011, 21:35
Was driven in a 140 bhp Tig today. Most impressed.

The VW Tigaun is underrated, but I love mine think its great to drive ,very quiet and would buy another one no problems sod VW waiting times get a tig is what I say. :grin:
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Post by: The Doc on 22 September 2011, 21:44
Ok, getting there after a long after dinner chat with Helen, it's got to be an R-line in Grey, White or silver with DSG and leather - xenons would be nice of course  :wink:
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Post by: Steve30 on 22 September 2011, 22:20
Ok, getting there after a long after dinner chat with Helen, it's got to be an R-line in Grey, White or silver with DSG and leather - xenons would be nice of course  :wink:

Leather is standard on the R line and it looks lovely in creamy tan really sets the car off when sat inside :wink:
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Post by: The Doc on 22 September 2011, 22:37
Ok, getting there after a long after dinner chat with Helen, it's got to be an R-line in Grey, White or silver with DSG and leather - xenons would be nice of course  :wink:

Leather is standard on the R line and it looks lovely in creamy tan really sets the car off when sat inside :wink:

 :undecided:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201133410366465/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/1/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/dsg?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201133410197708/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/1/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/dsg?logcode=p

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Post by: MAW73 on 23 September 2011, 08:52
Ok, getting there after a long after dinner chat with Helen, it's got to be an R-line in Grey, White or silver with DSG and leather - xenons would be nice of course  :wink:

Leather is standard on the R line and it looks lovely in creamy tan really sets the car off when sat inside :wink:

 :undecided:




http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201133410366465/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/1/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/dsg?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201133410197708/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/tiguan/make/volkswagen/page/1/radius/1500/postcode/wa141tf/keywords/dsg?logcode=p


Don't go for black. Go for silver, grey or white ( just my opinion but the Tig's seem to suit these colours better ).
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 September 2011, 08:57
Urinal white - on my path  :shocked:   :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 23 September 2011, 10:00
Urinal white - on my path  :shocked:   :grin:


The offical VW colour is 'Armitage Shanks white'  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 23 September 2011, 18:35
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?

I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 19:10
I suppose as it's a 4x4 it needs to be a bit mucky to give it and its owner some badly needed cache. :evil: :grin:

Or,

If you are vertically challenged, it's a good excuse to purchase a low and lithe sports car instead and desist from breeding. :shocked:

I'll simply have to buy a Panamera (I really love them) as I feel left out.  :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 23 September 2011, 19:32
You're quite right, a Scirocco it is for me next, I've already taken my celibacy vows.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 19:44
You're quite right, a Scirocco it is for me next, I've already taken my celibacy vows.

I'll go for a vasectomy, if I were you. That way you get the best of both worlds.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 23 September 2011, 19:46
Scirocco on air ride and a couple of housebricks?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 23 September 2011, 20:56
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?

I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:

Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 21:20
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:

No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 23 September 2011, 21:46
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:

No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:

I'm always up for a meet but no one turns up on here except martin , all mouth and no trousers most of you mk6's  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 23 September 2011, 22:01
Im going to look at a couple of Mk3 GTIs tomorrow  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 22:18
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:
No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:
I'm always up for a meet but no one turns up on here except martin , all mouth and no trousers most of you mk6's  :grin:

True. Do you want to meet this Sunday? I'll come over to your place. Say hello to baby Steve. PM me your address. I've got your Tel No.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 23 September 2011, 22:24
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:
No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:
I'm always up for a meet but no one turns up on here except martin , all mouth and no trousers most of you mk6's  :grin:

True. Do you want to meet this Sunday? I'll come over to your place. Say hello to baby Steve. PM me your address. I've got your Tel No.  :smiley:

I'm out this Sunday Asker, can do next Sunday  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 22:26
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:
No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:
I'm always up for a meet but no one turns up on here except martin , all mouth and no trousers most of you mk6's  :grin:
True. Do you want to meet this Sunday? I'll come over to your place. Say hello to baby Steve. PM me your address. I've got your Tel No.  :smiley:
I'm out this Sunday Asker, can do next Sunday  :wink:

Next Sunday I'm in Bristol for a wedding. Not mine! How about the Sunday after? After that it's operation hell for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 23 September 2011, 22:32
How does one go about polishing the roof on a Tiguan?
I'm only 5'7'' so would have a few issues!!  :laugh:
Listen here you P*ss taker's I'm only 5'6 and can clean my roof  :grin: , I just took out 1 series bm on the dual Carriage way  :grin:

Sounds good to me mate  :cool:
No, really? 5'6"? You know what they say: all good things come in small packages or what the Italians say: tall man small panini, short man big panini.
When are we meeting up, big boy?  :grin:
I'm always up for a meet but no one turns up on here except martin , all mouth and no trousers most of you mk6's  :grin:
True. Do you want to meet this Sunday? I'll come over to your place. Say hello to baby Steve. PM me your address. I've got your Tel No.  :smiley:
I'm out this Sunday Asker, can do next Sunday  :wink:

Next Sunday I'm in Bristol for a wedding. Not mine! How about the Sunday after? After that it's operation hell for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 23 September 2011, 22:35
Steve? Are you there?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JellyCat on 24 September 2011, 09:19
Regarding buying next car (not golf relpacement). Just bought a new tiquan, was a cracking car for what we needed to complement the golf. Need at least the SE model - has a golf mk6 type interior and drove brilliantly, down side is huge 6 month wait. Didn't like oil burner (vibration via gear stick etc) so broke from crowd and went for a petrol version. Looked at a Q5 but for multi story car parks wouldn't be as good as the tiguan. Don't laugh but suggested to wife buy a second gti mk6 lol :)

Regarding replacing the golf gti. That's hard! Black GTI with monza shaddows just looks - wow uber cool and classy but is also so much fun to drive - yet so comfy and such a nice place to be on long drives etc! Still not seen anything with 5 doors yet that gave me that same wow factor (thought the current 5 door S3 was dull looking inside and out, didn't like the look of the golf R and don't like the look of the ED35 but that's just me). I guess will see what the new mk7 golf GTI \ R or the new shape S3 or RS3 will look like in a year or two's time but for now still very happy with the mk6 even after 18 months or so and nothing comes close in my eyes :) .

 

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 28 September 2011, 22:03
Update:

Just been to see a Tiguan for Mrs Doc and left a deposit (after some negotiation) with my local VW dealer.

Spec: 2010 '60 Tiguan R-Line TDI 140 DSG in White goods white with black leather electric seats, RNS510 Sat Nav, Reverse cam, Cruise, Auto park thingy, factory hidden tow bar and touch Bluetooth which I'll be changing to the "proper" Bluetooth ASAP

Is the off road button standard on these as it's got one of those too?

Now I need xenon headlamps.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 28 September 2011, 22:09
Standard on escape version option on all the others.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 28 September 2011, 22:11
Regarding buying next car (not golf relpacement). Just bought a new tiquan, was a cracking car for what we needed to complement the golf. Need at least the SE model - has a golf mk6 type interior and drove brilliantly, down side is huge 6 month wait. Didn't like oil burner (vibration via gear stick etc) so broke from crowd and went for a petrol version. Looked at a Q5 but for multi story car parks wouldn't be as good as the tiguan. Don't laugh but suggested to wife buy a second gti mk6 lol :)

Regarding replacing the golf gti. That's hard! Black GTI with monza shaddows just looks - wow uber cool and classy but is also so much fun to drive - yet so comfy and such a nice place to be on long drives etc! Still not seen anything with 5 doors yet that gave me that same wow factor (thought the current 5 door S3 was dull looking inside and out, didn't like the look of the golf R and don't like the look of the ED35 but that's just me). I guess will see what the new mk7 golf GTI \ R or the new shape S3 or RS3 will look like in a year or two's time but for now still very happy with the mk6 even after 18 months or so and nothing comes close in my eyes :) .

 



Beware of buying petrol tiguan as desirability and resale value goes through the floor. Worth going for the diesel dsg if you were not sure of the manual.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 28 September 2011, 22:18
Where have you been chap - you got any old shape Tig's like I've bought before I buy it lol

Still working on that sig  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: evo1986 on 29 September 2011, 08:09
We simply cannot get any decent ones, rline tdi dsg with leather are highly desirable and get sold very quickly that's why the prices are so strong and negotiations marginal.

Can't wait for this sig.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 29 September 2011, 09:17
We simply cannot get any decent ones, rline tdi dsg with leather are highly desirable and get sold very quickly that's why the prices are so strong and negotiations marginal.

Can't wait for this sig.

Indeed they are , got big waiting list again on these suppose I better put my order in now  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 29 September 2011, 13:00
Can't wait for this sig.

the first one is there - its not subtle  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 30 September 2011, 21:53
As mentioned earlier in thread was looking at a discovery 4 or VW amarok. popped into localish VW dealer for a look at the Toerag and after a test drive stuck our name down for one. Not chopping in the GTD but the wifes Mk6 Tdi. As we need something bigger for weekends away and at holiday time.

Specc'd up an SE with 20" rims, xenons, towbar, cameras and a couple of others I cannot remember as it's pretty well sorted as standard with rns810(?), dab, leather.....needless to say she is looking forward to it. For the amount of miles I do I cannot see me getting rid of the GTD for a while.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 01 October 2011, 06:51
Toerags and Tigbags ... don't these perambulators have a forum of their own? :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 01 October 2011, 11:49
As mentioned earlier in thread was looking at a discovery 4 or VW amarok. popped into localish VW dealer for a look at the Toerag and after a test drive stuck our name down for one.


So you rate the Toerag over the Discovery 4? I want a more suitable family/tow car next year and had figured a Disco or an XC90 would be the way to go. I considered the Amarok briefly, but thought it would be too agricultural for every day.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jkp on 01 October 2011, 14:27
D4 over a Toerag. In a word, no. Both are so different.

D4 is a more capable off road tool, stunning tow and workhorse which is ideal if that is what you need it for and are willing to pay the premium to get into one.

Toerag is a premium on road 'offroader' if that makes sense. It is capable in the mud as well (but not to D3/4 standards), but like the X5 is designed to be primarily an onroad car.

If I was changing the GTD then I would have a D4, but paying a premium over the Toerag to get a D4 for the wife to get back and forward to work in, did not make sense as the most it will see is an occasional bump up a kerb to park and our winters. It ticks the box of capable all weather motoring, space to get our 'stuff' about and premium feel. A similar spec D4 to the Treg we ordered would be nearly £10k more.  :laugh:

I looked closely at the amarok, but the rear seats are bench like and would not be comfortable for the lad on long journeys. I don't rate the XC90 at all. Driven a few and did not like it. No technical reason, just did not like the drive. 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 02 October 2011, 18:34
I'm thinking the XC90 might be a bit too school run. However having had the opportunity to drive a Mk6 GTI in anger yesterday, I'm begining to wonder if there is much point in having a newish tow car when it would only be needed for around 6000 miles a year. For the price of a Newish D4, I could have a resonable D3 and a used GTI, as well as keep my V6 TDI Passat.

Hmmmm, I need to look at widening the drive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 06 October 2011, 22:55
Just got the tig for Mrs Doc - it's ace  :wink:

Me next - gotta be a 123d (or an evoque)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 07 October 2011, 03:33
Just got the tig for Mrs Doc - it's ace  :wink:

Me next - gotta be a 123d (or an evoque)

Welldone Doc glad she likes the Tig , what do you think of it ? I would get the Evoque saw one today in black very nice car. :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 07 October 2011, 11:40
The Tiguan is a good practical type of 4x4 transport eminently suitable for budding families. It won't win any beauty contests, but it keeps the faith and for this reason it is very sought after and rightly so.

Regarding the Evoque, I am not too sure. It is styled to excess. Whether this is good or bad is wholly dependent on an individual's taste. I like most of it except for the over squashed roof line which I find mildly irritating, nay ugly. However, its bling effect really appeals to me. Would I buy one? I don't think so, as it is a slow and lumbering thing which promises much by way of looks but disappoints on performance. It needs a re-map from the off. But one can't deny it has novelty value and will probably sell in spades.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 07 October 2011, 12:08
The Tiguan is a good practical type of 4x4 transport eminently suitable for budding families. It won't win any beauty contests, but it keeps the faith and for this reason it is very sought after and rightly so.

Regarding the Evoque, I am not too sure. It is styled to excess. Whether this is good or bad is wholly dependent on an individual's taste. I like most of it except for the over squashed roof line which I find mildly irritating, nay ugly. However, its bling effect really appeals to me. Would I buy one? I don't think so, as it is a slow and lumbering thing which promises much by way of looks but disappoints on performance. It needs a re-map from the off. But one can't deny it has novelty value and will probably sell in spades.

Agree with that..... It would be like driving round in a tarts handbag.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 07 October 2011, 15:04
^^ +1

Reminds me of the X6 - ugly but with some presence and will be owned by lots of WAGs!

I followed one this week whilst on the way to work and I didn't think wow just "that's different"
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 07 October 2011, 17:13
Evoque it is then  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 07 October 2011, 17:47
Evoque it is then  :grin:

A friend whom purchases a new top of the range, range rover every year has been given one of these by his dealer to borrow for a couple of weeks. Its obviously the high spec one, but he does speak very highly of it!  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 07 October 2011, 20:09
Evoque it is then  :grin:

Get it in Indus Silver.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: RedHP on 07 October 2011, 20:51
Either an M3 or an M5
But could be swayed to VW/Audi (Cock-mobile)
Def not a Merc

Red
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Darren VDub on 07 October 2011, 22:07
After making the decision to get out of the Kuga ASAP, I looked at the Evoque 5 door.

Working for CAT, we have in the past have had great discounts so seemed like a good idea. So i basically spec'd up a 5 door Pure ( bottom of the range ...still very nice tho) with pan roof, bigger wheels and a few toys coming in at £33k. Was told by the Business Manager that residuals have been quoted at 95% at the end of year 1. So with the discount I should get....20% in the past for other colleagues.....it would make a decent PCP.

Too cut a long story short, the Pure isn't aavailable for c6 months, no corporate discount, but they had a black Dynamic available. They priced it up.....£45k with Gap insurance.....then the PCP.....residual after 20 months £27k.... :sick:

No thanks !
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 08 October 2011, 19:25
There's a black 3 door just moved in down the road from me and TBH it does nothing for me as the roof at the back looks really odd, must admit it looks quite smart inside but is it worth the money? probably not.

Autoexpress have a review of the Evoque coupe and 5 door and I do quite like the look of the 5 door but again price would put me off.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 08 October 2011, 19:55
Would be a 5 door Prestige Lux for me circa 43K

I just did the vw build a car thingy and a GTD with max spec (still lots less spec than the Evoque spec) was £34,065.00 ( was £36000 prior to free leather.....) even better was a 140 bhp tiguan sport again loaded came out at £37,825.00

Evoque is good value I think - residuals will be mental for years too I think.

123d..... :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 08 October 2011, 20:05
Properly specced the Evoque is a £50k car. Is it then worth it? For some, probably yes. For me, no, definitely no. It's that stupid roof that puts me off. Everytime I see one of them I think of Victoria Beckham and that again puts me off, big time. But I must admit it is beautiful inside, unlike Victoria.

It costs £20k more than a fully specced GTI or £15 more than a fully specced R and apart from having a perversely novel arse, does nothing more than either.

Rather get a BMW, a Mercedes or possibly even an Audi. These will cost less, have more room, be more reliable and have better performance. You see, I am moving away from bling!







































....... and after having said all that, I rather like the Evoque!  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dustybones on 08 October 2011, 22:22
GTI gone - hello M3

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w315/dustybones954/m3/NewM3005.jpg)

Bloody Love it.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 08 October 2011, 22:33
I love it too, but I hate that huge arial. Chop it off, please.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 October 2011, 22:42
I love it too, but I hate that huge arial. Chop it off, please.
:laugh:Looks a lot like a lamp post to me!

Stunning motor mate! is it brand new or used?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dustybones on 09 October 2011, 07:26
Hi

It is 3yrs old AUC and I have to say the dealership that preped it made a brill job, kindo restored my faith in dealers actually. (Unfortunately not my local one).
I had hankered after one for years, so finally after a lot of searching and constantly chopping and changing spec that I wanted, this one cropped up, in a completely different colour than what I had thought I would go for. But had a quite a load of goodies, however the condition was the complete decider. So Lamont is now ma friend.

cheers
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dustybones on 09 October 2011, 07:28
I love it too, but I hate that huge arial. Chop it off, please.

Never noticed that before lol.. :grin:

cheers

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 09 October 2011, 08:45
^^^^ nice one, i think thats my favourite colour aswell, a lot of car for the money, im considering getting one for a few months
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 09 October 2011, 08:52
Guess what I got yesterday:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/74346/CR.jpg)

Cayman R, PDK, Sport Chrono Pack, Bi-Xenons, Sports Exhaust, Rear Park Sensors, Rear Wipers, Flat black.

I have not been able to wipe the stupid grin off my face since I got it. My GTI is tuned to 270 and it's quick but using launch control and getting to 60 in 4.7s is a little addictive. I am going to have to be so careful on public roads.

Anyway, one thing is for certain that in the short time I've had her, I have noticed a huge increase in anti-social behaviour toward me on the road as a result of the badge and so many people have had to try and force their way past me and cut me up.

Still have the GTI, trading her in against the new Tiguan for Mrs AGB and then I'm not having anything to do with buying new cars for at least five years. Which is what I said when I bought the GTI in April 2010.  :grin:



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dustybones on 09 October 2011, 09:15
Mr AGB, Very nice, and I luv those wheels

cheers
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 09 October 2011, 09:20
RWD is making a big comeback - nice  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 09 October 2011, 09:46
Congratulations Alex. Bleck it flatly had to be.

I drove a Boxter in France for a couple of days recently. 'twas Red of course. Quite amazing and great second car to have for those fun solitary moments.

But why get a Tig? Keep the GTI and let the lady have some fun too. She'll be no safer in a Tig. Besides, you'll need a step ladder to clean the Tig's top or is that the good lady's task? Typical Colonial!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 09 October 2011, 11:24
Congratulations Alex. Bleck it flatly had to be.

I drove a Boxter in France for a couple of days recently. 'twas Red of course. Quite amazing and great second car to have for those fun solitary moments.

But why get a Tig? Keep the GTI and let the lady have some fun too. She'll be no safer in a Tig. Besides, you'll need a step ladder to clean the Tig's top or is that the good lady's task? Typical Colonial!

Thanks Dustybones & Doc. I think I will get some Boxter Spyder wheels as well at some point because it was such a difficult choice between the two. Dealer offered the black gratis and I figured what the hell. Anyway, I've spent quite enough money lately. I'll be ridiculously peeved if I kurb one of those alloys because they'll be a pain to repair. But, as I've learned rather quickly, people don't have much sympathy for people who own a Porsche.  :grin:

What Boxster was it Asker? S or Spyder? I drove a Boxster S Black Edition as the dealer said I should try it to make sure the Cayman R was the right choice and it was brilliant, it's what sold me on PDK.

I'd love to keep the GTI Asker but sadly it's too much car for Mrs AGB, especially since it was remapped. The GTI was a compromise car (performance/practicality) and has suffered the indignity of having hauled firewood, compost as well as various pieces of rubbish from the house to the dump. It's always been a bit of a hassle getting everything into and requires lots of protection to ensure the car isn't damaged doing this sort of thing and the dimensions of the Tiguan are a bit more helpful in this regard. That and we're getting a couple of dogs so it'll be easier to move them around with the seat config and options. Diesel makes sense from a fuel economy perspective and we're going to get a DSG box for London driving. I will speak to Superchips and get a remap applied and it's quite handy in that I'll have a bit of fun when I drive it too and I'll revert it when Mrs AGB drives. Two cars perfectly suited to the job they serve.

As it is, the Porsche is living in dehumidified storage about 10 miles away. I'll miss being able to admire her good looks on my way in and out but given the cost, I intend to keep her in pristine condition and unlike the GTI, she won't live on the street outside my house. I have no doubt that if anyone vandalised her, they'd be killed on the spot.  :laugh:

That said, I will always have a soft spot for the GTI. I will be genuinely sad when it goes.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 09 October 2011, 11:57
Alex: For 3-4 days, I drove a Boxster S in flat Red, auto box (drove me nuts to start with), beige leather interior, electric seats, fantastic sound system, Sat Nav, adaptive chassis, 19" wheels and lord knows what else. It was a memorable experience.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 09 October 2011, 12:28
Alex: For 3-4 days, I drove a Boxster S in flat Red, auto box (drove me nuts to start with), beige leather interior, electric seats, fantastic sound system, Sat Nav, adaptive chassis, 19" wheels and lord knows what else. It was a memorable experience.

Would have been more memorable in black...  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 09 October 2011, 13:41
GTI gone - hello M3

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w315/dustybones954/m3/NewM3005.jpg)

Bloody Love it.  :smiley:

LOVE THIS!!

good ol v8  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JellyCat on 09 October 2011, 15:17
Tricky as I'm very happy with my current GTI mk6 as it's speced just how I'd like it.
However regarding a replacement.... I need a 4\5 door for covering some of the school runs etc, and I love something a little fun, not too worried about the price as long as I don't think it's a rip off for what you get.

The problem with the GTI was the factory order waiting time, and I was totally hacked me off was the dealer pushing out the delivery time over and over again (even after when I agreed to a further 3 month wait and VAT hit for the 2010 plate). VW limiting numbers to keep used prices high, I'm ok with that providing they keep (with in reason to the sodding delivery date!).

Might go for... new shape S3 when it comes out, a Panamera, or mk7 GTI if it's any good and a 100% assurance I won't get messed about with bouncing delivery dates. Would want to try one before buying the car first.
Also... it's not just the GTI which VW are fooking people about regarding delivery dates. The new tigwan is the same. Dealers say (and produce a print out) stating about 9 weeks, but it's more like 6 MONTHS min!!!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 09 October 2011, 19:10
What you ugly 4x4 owners need is one of these
http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/nissan-juke-r-nissan-gt-r-2011-10-04?imageNo=0
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 09 October 2011, 19:21
Tricky as I'm very happy with my current GTI mk6 as it's speced just how I'd like it.

Why change it then?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JellyCat on 09 October 2011, 19:55
At this point in time I won't be unless the next generation S3 or GTI are something special, however saying that I tend to buy a new car every 3 or so years so maybe next year ;)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 10 October 2011, 17:06
I will replace my GTI with the Mk7 version.
But I also hanker after a convertible sports car. So I am considering buying a Porsche Boxster at some stage. It will probably be the S. However, having driven the basic version last week, it seems a bit sweeter, though not as fast.
All this is dependent on finding a garage close to home.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 10 October 2011, 17:14


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w315/dustybones954/m3/NewM3005.jpg)



I don't know why, but my eye was drawn to the 4x4 hitched to the caravan. Slight overkill when choosing his tow car maybe?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 10 October 2011, 18:35
BMWs do that to me too.  :grin:


Just had one of those M3's come up behind me tonight but a white one. Glad he eventually braked.  :shocked: He was busy talking on his phone and driving at 100mph+
(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz200/pepper2010_bucket/smiley_nope.gif)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 10 October 2011, 20:15
Just had one of those M3's come up behind me tonight but a white one. Glad he eventually braked.  :shocked: He was busy talking on his phone and driving at 100mph+
(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz200/pepper2010_bucket/smiley_nope.gif)

Sales rep?!?!?

PS. Only Jealous!  Quite fancy a second hand M5 if my miles were less each year.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 11 October 2011, 17:49
Some city wide boy type by his suit i would guess.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 11 October 2011, 18:07
BMWs do that to me too.  :grin:


Just had one of those M3's come up behind me tonight but a white one. Glad he eventually braked.  :shocked: He was busy talking on his phone and driving at 100mph+
(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz200/pepper2010_bucket/smiley_nope.gif)

probably wouldnt have got a mention if it was a fiesta  :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 October 2011, 19:30
(http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/images/product_images/old_git_cone.gif)


 :grin:


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 11 October 2011, 23:46
I will replace my GTI with the Mk7 version.
But I also hanker after a convertible sports car. So I am considering buying a Porsche Boxster at some stage. It will probably be the S. However, having driven the basic version last week, it seems a bit sweeter, though not as fast.
All this is dependent on finding a garage close to home.

Put it in a secure car garage. The new car is in professional car storage - CCTV everywhere, dehumidified, £20 a week. Insurance worked out real nice for it. She has done 106 miles now but I'm keeping her under 4000rpm for the first 2k miles. I know I don't have to but she is a keeper. I remember the GTI at the same age. They do grow up fast.  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 12 October 2011, 00:29
Thanks Alex. I'll certainly consider secure storage options.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 October 2011, 20:04
I went to see two mk2 GTIs at the weekend one was good body and interior wise but had an idle problem, some electrical problems, blower motor noise  and its MFA did not work. The other one was very good as everything worked just not quite as good interior wise as the other one. I put an offer in of £1200 on the very good one but the owner of the other one has contacted me since and said make him a silly offer so i may endup with two if i can decide what a silly offer is without offending him!
Also been to see an MG ZR that i may use over the winter months.
At this rate im going to end up with 3 more cars  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 18 October 2011, 20:09
I went to see two mk2 GTIs at the weekend one was good but had an idle problem some electrical problems and one was very good. I put an offer in on the very good one but the owner of the good one has contacted me since and said make him a daft offer so i may endup with two!
Also been to see an MG ZR that i may use over the winter months.
At this rate im going to end up with 3 more cars  :grin:

Snoops: you've got a problem. Of this I am sure.  :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 18 October 2011, 20:11
I may need a bigger garage  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 19 October 2011, 04:52
Geoff, as usual I applaud you. However I don't envy you having about 1000 cars to clean.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 October 2011, 08:59
Snoopy, have a word with this bloke http://www.volkscars.com/home/index.php?option=com_autos&func=maxview&cid=7&Itemid=49

He dosn't see the quantity of Mk2's as he did when I bought mine 3 years ago as there are a lot less good ones for sale, but he does still seem to have a knack of hunting down proper, honest cars.

I guess I paid over the odds for mine compared to private sale prices at the time, but when I factored in the cost and time of travelling the country looking at sh1tters, I thought it was worth it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 October 2011, 12:10
Thanks. Yes i knoiw what you meen about the cost of looking for a good one.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 October 2011, 21:50
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C258427
Has a nice mk2  :huh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 10 November 2011, 18:13
I just bought a 2011 '11 Skoda VRS estate btw  :rolleyes:

Should be here next week.

Got pics but as or the norm iPad stopping play  :angry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 10 November 2011, 18:14
I just bought a 2011 '11 Skoda VRS estate btw  :rolleyes:

Should be here next week.

Got pics but as or the norm iPad stopping play  :angry:

Quality automobile.
Derv or TSI?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 10 November 2011, 18:57
I just bought a 2011 '11 Skoda VRS estate btw  :rolleyes:

Should be here next week.

Got pics but as or the norm iPad stopping play  :angry:

Quality automobile.
Derv or TSI?

2.0T FSI  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 10 November 2011, 19:04
I just bought a 2011 '11 Skoda VRS estate btw  :rolleyes:

Should be here next week.

Got pics but as or the norm iPad stopping play  :angry:

Quality automobile.
Derv or TSI?

2.0T FSI  :smiley:
Development mule no.2 ...  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 10 November 2011, 19:14
Er number 6  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 11 November 2011, 09:00
These are very good looking cars in estate format,  nearly every one of them I see is in Blue.
A good choice.

I still struggle slightly with badge snobbery despite how ridiculous this is so I applud you for having both taste and common sense :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 09:44
Ta, here's a picture of her  :wink:

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4121/3f6a3824e91f49c7ab989c0.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 11 November 2011, 10:00
Ta, here's a picture of her  :wink:

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4121/3f6a3824e91f49c7ab989c0.jpg)

Like it mate, you can't beat that car for value for money and I've no doubt you're going to get a little more power out of it.......

Bigger turbo or remap?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 November 2011, 10:14
Ta, here's a picture of her  :wink:

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4121/3f6a3824e91f49c7ab989c0.jpg)

Very nice indeed  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 10:14
Starting with a map - as mentioned above she's a test car then she'll be sold  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 11 November 2011, 10:15
Does it have xenons as standard ?

Cost ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 10:20
Does it have xenons as standard ?

Cost ?

Don't think so but good thing with these is you can fit them EASY ie bulbs because it has projector headlamps  :wink:

Cost me £15204.30p (VAT Q too  :wink:) - one owner - 4500 miles - flawless A1 condition  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 11 November 2011, 10:40
Nice colour  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 11 November 2011, 11:08
Does it have xenons as standard ?

Cost ?

Don't think so but good thing with these is you can fit them EASY ie bulbs because it has projector headlamps  :wink:

Cost me £15204.30p (VAT Q too  :wink:) - one owner - 4500 miles - flawless A1 condition  :wink:

Thats great value
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 November 2011, 11:22
I'm comming to the conclusion that I must just buy another Mk6 when I come to change mine even when the Mk7 is out.

My thoughts behind this are:

a) Couldn't be more happy with the Mk6 GTI, does everything I want it to do, so why not buy another one
b) Not sure I fancy paying 30k plus for a Mk7
c) Should hopefully get a good price for nearly new Mk6 which would leave spare cash for upgrades if required
d) Wouldn't say no to a Mk6 GTD in the future because of rising fuel prices/cost of living etc

Anyone else thinking along these lines.............?

 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 11 November 2011, 11:44
I'm comming to the conclusion that I must just buy another Mk6 when I come to change mine even when the Mk7 is out.

My thoughts behind this are:

a) Couldn't be more happy with the Mk6 GTI, does everything I want it to do, so why not buy another one
b) Not sure I fancy paying 30k plus for a Mk7
c) Should hopefully get a good price for nearly new Mk6 which would leave spare cash for upgrades if required
d) Wouldn't say no to a Mk6 GTD in the future because of rising fuel prices

Anyone else thinking along these lines.............?

 


I agree that getting a Mk6 as your next car if the discounts are about, for me though if I stayed with the MK6 it would be the R for sure.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: HA54SYM` on 11 November 2011, 11:47
I won't buy an Edition 35 now, as they are too much for what they are. I even looked at the invoice for our current mk6 and our last Edition 30, and that put me off even more.

For me unless the mk7 is something really special it will be something more affordable.

I still think high 20's / low 30's for a 2.0 Turbo hatch with sub 250bhp, and not a great deal of standard kit is a lot too pay, even if it does have a high regarded badge.

Dave
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 11 November 2011, 12:38
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 11 November 2011, 12:41
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:

I will NEVER spend £30k+ on a Golf.......

A used R is likely the route I'll go down in 2012



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 11 November 2011, 12:47
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:

I will NEVER spend £30k+ on a Golf.......

A used R is likely the route I'll go down in 2012



Jim

Only problem with R's is they have been shgged to death :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 11 November 2011, 12:51
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:
I will NEVER spend £30k+ on a Golf.......
A used R is likely the route I'll go down in 2012
Jim

Never say never.
Why not get an R32 and go really old and cheap? :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 12:54
I'd have another MK5 GTI DSG - I love those  :wink:

The closer it gets the more I'm leaning towards a 123d for my next personal work skiff
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 November 2011, 12:56
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:

Not at 30K + I won't be ( mark my words  :undecided: )
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 11 November 2011, 13:18
When the time comes to change your current and worn Mk6 cars, I bet nearly all of you will update and upgrade to a Mk7. Why buy another old and out-of-date model? Mark my words. :smiley:

I will NEVER spend £30k+ on a Golf.......

A used R is likely the route I'll go down in 2012



Jim

Only problem with R's is they have been shgged to death :grin:

Mine's been caressed lovingly.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 11 November 2011, 13:38
I'd have another MK5 GTI DSG - I love those  :wink:

The closer it gets the more I'm leaning towards a 123d for my next personal work skiff

123D is a cracking engine but you wont believe how much hard work they are until you go down a bumpy B road and strat bouncing all over the place.  This can be solved with non run flats though and with a map looking at 240+ bhp and mid 40's mpg.

I personally think the Alpina D3 is a cracker but a little expensive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 15:34
I know what you mean, mrs doc had a 120d msport on 18"'s and it was a little crazy but there are no crappy roads on my work route so it's all good there  :wink:

Aiming for 260 lol
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: stevieC on 11 November 2011, 16:05
I traded in my gt sport170tdi for an 57 plate r32 on tuesday then took it back on wednesday saying i was'nt happy with it.The r32 just did;nt feel that quick & when on the move not much quicker than my gt,it just was'nt worth the extra running costs,& my old remapped mk5 gti would have pi$$ed all over it.oh well at least ive owened one & stick with turbo cars from now on.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 November 2011, 16:16
I traded in my gt sport170tdi for an 57 plate r32 on tuesday then took it back on wednesday saying i was'nt happy with it.The r32 just did;nt feel that quick & when on the move not much quicker than my gt,it just was'nt worth the extra running costs,& my old remapped mk5 gti would have pi$$ed all over it.oh well at least ive owened one & stick with turbo cars from now on.

So what's next on the list?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: stevieC on 11 November 2011, 16:44
Think it could b a white 3door mk6 gti,going 2 see one next week or keep the gt & map it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: am1w on 11 November 2011, 18:04
I'd have another MK5 GTI DSG - I love those  :wink:

The closer it gets the more I'm leaning towards a 123d for my next personal work skiff

I am with you Doc. The Skoda would look great with a 123d in tow. I wonder which of these two would be more suitable for Susan B?  :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 November 2011, 18:15
I'd have another MK5 GTI DSG - I love those  :wink:

The closer it gets the more I'm leaning towards a 123d for my next personal work skiff

I am with you Doc. The Skoda would look great with a 123d in tow. I wonder which of these two would be more suitable for Susan B?  :tongue:

Neither she can't drive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 12 November 2011, 04:49
I'm comming to the conclusion that I must just buy another Mk6 when I come to change mine even when the Mk7 is out.

My thoughts behind this are:

a) Couldn't be more happy with the Mk6 GTI, does everything I want it to do, so why not buy another one
b) Not sure I fancy paying 30k plus for a Mk7
c) Should hopefully get a good price for nearly new Mk6 which would leave spare cash for upgrades if required
d) Wouldn't say no to a Mk6 GTD in the future because of rising fuel prices/cost of living etc

Anyone else thinking along these lines.............?

I came to a similar conclusion, maybe just a year or two too soon!! :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 14 November 2011, 18:52
I'm debating whether to buy an old A6 Allroad to replace my Passat as a stop gap until I have sufficient funds to buy the Discovery that I really want.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: VWKev on 23 November 2011, 12:43
Have always said a TTRS and at this moment I'm sticking to that, but the Evoque is turning my head.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 23 November 2011, 14:22
You can hardly call a Golf a sexy looking machine. However you can make it look good.
The new BMW and Ford Focus have new models out yet the older VW Golf still wins the road tests in magazines against newer models. That speaks volumes for the Golf.
I will be sticking to the Golf GTI simply because you know when it comes out it will be the best. The only photos kicking about on the mark 7 have been done by photo shop or heavily disguised test photoes.

What you can be sure of is most of you will be foaming at the mouth for one when it comes out simply because it will be a much better car than the current one.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 01 December 2011, 23:41
BMW 123d

Skoda Yeti

Golf R

All auto, all very different.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: GerryD on 02 December 2011, 08:39
One of 3 that I would like.

1) GTD
2) Octavia vRS
3) Passat CC

I do think that the GTD is overpriced IMO, and I am not that fussed on the interior of the vRS.

Haven't been in a CC yet but from what I have seen on autotrader it seems quite good value with a good spec for 11 plated cars.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: lemski on 02 December 2011, 09:20
If money allowed a golf r. As it doesn't if much prefer a mk1 next and put an insane engenine in it
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 02 December 2011, 09:51
1) GTD
2) Octavia vRS

I've got those already  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: GerryD on 02 December 2011, 17:14
1) GTD
2) Octavia vRS

I've got those already  :wink:

Show off  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 02 December 2011, 18:51
IMHO.....

Pasta CCs are rank btw  :sick:

Drive bad, hard to get in and out  :sick: :sick: :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 02 December 2011, 23:27
Much better off with a 320d sporty auto,

IMBO.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 03 December 2011, 06:01
Much better off with a 320d sporty auto,

IMBO.



IMBO?

Bias?

You know my views on 3 series  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 03 December 2011, 12:09
I picked up my GTi replacement this morning,  an Audi S3 Sportback,  black with recaro buckets.

First impression of the K03 V K04 is that the GTi feels faster around town due to lower torque,  GTI also has better steering feel and less understeer.

S3 is a work of art inside and the seats are sublime.

A remap and some uprated anti Roll bars on the cards very soon to cure the negatives.

Our other family car is a 320D M Sport auto - a very, very capable car so worth considering :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 04 December 2011, 13:50
New car.

(http://assets.drivebenfield.com/image/used/EN59YKG-1.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 04 December 2011, 14:16
Most likely a Polo .:R for me........if it gets 4WD.  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 December 2011, 11:44
Test driving a skoda yeti on Tuesday btw  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ninja on 11 December 2011, 12:23
You lot and your money. I got myself in debt for a 2.3K MK4 turbo.

 :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 11 December 2011, 12:51
You lot and your money. I got myself in debt for a 2.3K MK4 turbo.

 :cry: :cry:

Don't beat yourself up about that, we've (most of us) been there at points in our lives.
Many, if not most, of the mk6 section regulars are a fair bit older than other members on here. Much of it depends on your disposable income and not all of us have flash jobs and massive incomes; some of us have just saved up gradually over many years, there are a few on here that have inherited a bit of money and spent it on what they enjoy rather than risking the banks losing it for them and a good few from this section have company car allowances so the cars aren't really theirs anyway.

So if you're young, don't have a glittering career but still want fancy smart phones, nice holidays and a social life and are also planning on buying a house and maybe having a family, you're just going to have to be a bit patient!!
You don't want to do it all when you're young anyway or you'll have nothing to look forward to, and whatever you've got - there's always some flash fatherless son round the next corner who's got bigger and better!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ninja on 11 December 2011, 12:56
You lot and your money. I got myself in debt for a 2.3K MK4 turbo.

 :cry: :cry:

Don't beat yourself up about that, we've (most of us) been there at points in our lives.
Many if not most of the mk6 section regulars are a fair bit older than other members on here. Much of it depends on your disposable income and not all of us have flash jobs and massive incomes; some of us have just saved up gradually over many years, there are a few on here that have inherited a bit of money and spent it on what they enjoy rather than risking the banks losing it for them and a good few from this section have company car allowances so the cars aren't really theirs anyway.

So if you're young, don't have a glittering career but still want fancy smart phones, nice holicays and a social life and are also planning on buying a house and maybe having a family, you're just going to have to be a bit patient!!
You don't want to do it all when you're young anyway or you'll have nothing to look forward to, and whatever you've got - there's always some flash fatherless son round the next corner who's got bigger and better!!!  :laugh:

Yeah, I know. Just with the way things are going - by the time I can afford a MK12 GTI we'll have ran out of fuel!

Meh, next leap is to a MK5 when the 4 is paid off.

One thing that does annoy me though is when I'm driving around in my MK4 - that I've worked bloody hard to get, is when I see some lads 7 years younger than me sat in an Audi S3 with their beanie hats on. It's like, jeesh... You've barely got out of nappies and you're driving that?!

Haha, anyway. Yeah i'm envious of you MK6 guys - but I'll get there!  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 11 December 2011, 19:55
Got to admire your honesty  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Belix on 11 December 2011, 20:25
here's hoping it will be a mk7 R...heard somewhere that the R versions would be released a bit earlier in the product life for the 7, but who knows.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Beardo on 11 December 2011, 23:05
I quite fancy a BRZ/GT86 next assuming i can press the sprogs into the back seats.

(http://www.ft86club.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3520&d=1323587423)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 12 December 2011, 00:10
Yes they're nice so I would definitely look at one as I just can't see me spending nearly £30k on a Golf. Maybe something older but madder - M3 perhaps as I've said before would fit the bill.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 12 December 2011, 14:23
if you want to lose money fast, spend it on cars and women!   :evil:

PS. Loving the festive smileys!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 12 December 2011, 15:05
I'm kind of stuck within the VAG group for my next car as I find DSG a must.

Having said that my old man's got a an auto 3 series BMW 330D M Sport which is an all round nice car to drive so I would also consider one of those.

I've got a feeling I will end up with another Mk6 GTI in a year or two as with the state of the economy I don't fancy shelling out on a 30k + on a Mk7.

 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 13 December 2011, 14:59
Probably swap to the Polo .:R if it gets 4wd and 250bhp like some mags have been speculating. :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JulesS3 on 15 December 2011, 19:01
Most likely a Polo .:R for me........if it gets 4WD.  :cool:

Probably swap to the Polo .:R if it gets 4wd and 250bhp like some mags have been speculating. :cool:

You must really want one to post it twice  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 December 2011, 19:55
Yeti ordered today  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 15 December 2011, 21:57
Most likely a Polo .:R for me........if it gets 4WD.  :cool:

Probably swap to the Polo .:R if it gets 4wd and 250bhp like some mags have been speculating. :cool:

You must really want one to post it twice  :grin:

Updated it for 250bhp  :evil: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JulesS3 on 15 December 2011, 23:40
 :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 16 December 2011, 16:49
Yeti ordered today  :wink:

What engine?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 December 2011, 17:03
Yeti ordered today  :wink:

Which one? I have been considering one to tow my caravan with, but I'm now sure that it would be any better than my Passat, as they are not very heavy.

Also after a VW, the Skoda interiors are a bit of a backward step.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 16 December 2011, 17:13
If I was changing now think I would need to give this some serious consideration a whole lot of car for the money
http://used.mercedes-benz.co.uk/giffnock/used/2011/mercedes-benz/e350-cdi-blueefficiency/2011-mercedes-benz-e350-cdi-blueefficiency-giffnock-for-sale-sh11xjv
We are moving to an Island on the west coast and I am starting to think it might be best to run the GTI  and just add a new UP for running about to keep the GTI milage down.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 16 December 2011, 18:47
If I was changing now think I would need to give this some serious consideration a whole lot of car for the money
http://used.mercedes-benz.co.uk/giffnock/used/2011/mercedes-benz/e350-cdi-blueefficiency/2011-mercedes-benz-e350-cdi-blueefficiency-giffnock-for-sale-sh11xjv
We are moving to an Island on the west coast and I am starting to think it might be best to run the GTI  and just add a new UP for running about to keep the GTI milage down.

thats alot of car for the money !!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 December 2011, 19:11
All that Merc for the price of a diesel Golf!!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 December 2011, 08:24
Yeti ordered today  :wink:

What engine?

Surprise surprise it's the 2.0 CR shoot chucker with 4x4 and DSG, I ordered the top spec version with leather, Xenons, memory seats, sound pack, panoramic roof, park sensors etc for 25k  :shocked:

Won't be here for at least 9 months.....

Yeti ordered today  :wink:



Which one? I have been considering one to tow my caravan with, but I'm now sure that it would be any better than my Passat, as they are not very heavy.

Also after a VW, the Skoda interiors are a bit of a backward step.

Yeti 4x4 DSG 2.0 CR, you can tow 2000kg with it.

IMHO the trim level and finish in the yeti is better than the tiguan R-line it's replacing and is £7000 less than an equivelant tiguan  :wink:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 17 December 2011, 10:07
Doc that sounds very good spec and value.
Only thing I found when having a 4 x 4 is the driving enjoyment went straight out the window because of the height 4 x 4 stand.
That's the main reason I bought the GTi to put the fun back into driving down a B-Road with a big grin over my face.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 December 2011, 10:16
Roger that, it's for my family duties, I'll be getting a 123d, mini cooper SD or a golf R to replace the GTD about the same time as the YETI lands :-)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 December 2011, 10:27
Roger that, it's for my family duties, I'll be getting a 123d, mini cooper SD or a golf R to replace the GTD about the same time as the YETI lands :-)

Golf R or you should ban yourself from the forums.......



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 December 2011, 10:32
Good job I don't ban anyone  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 17 December 2011, 11:48
Yeti 4x4 DSG 2.0 CR, you can tow 2000kg with it.

My Passat V6 TDI can tow 2000kg as well, but it's not all about pulling capacity. If it's pulling a car on a trailer getting close to 2000kg, all is well, but with a 1400kg caravan, aerodynamics come into play and the caravan starts to try and dictate where the car goes. That's why you need a heavier car to show the caravan or a high sided trailer who's boss.

I would really like a Dicovery, but realistically, until the mortgage is paid off I can't justify that sort of expense.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 December 2011, 13:29
Yeti 4x4 DSG 2.0 CR, you can tow 2000kg with it.

My Passat V6 TDI can tow 2000kg as well, but it's not all about pulling capacity. If it's pulling a car on a trailer getting close to 2000kg, all is well, but with a 1400kg caravan, aerodynamics come into play and the caravan starts to try and dictate where the car goes. That's why you need a heavier car to show the caravan or a high sided trailer who's boss.

I would really like a Dicovery, but realistically, until the mortgage is paid off I can't justify that sort of expense.

On you, I've just sold a nice discovery 3 HSE whicas the 3rd and last I've owned, I did have a disco4 briefly but it just wasn't for me, the running costs just didn't add up for my wife to do 100 miles a week in it, it was a 2009 MY so was just about to come out of warranty meaning I'd have spent £1000 for an extended LR warranty, £500 for a service (one a year regardless of miles) and £500 for road tax etc etc the small VAG 4x4's make much more sense and as we dont have anything to tow what it can tow is largely irrelevant for us but you never know.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 December 2011, 17:34
Yeti ordered today  :wink:

What engine?

Surprise surprise it's the 2.0 CR shoot chucker with 4x4 and DSG, I ordered the top spec version with leather, Xenons, memory seats, sound pack, panoramic roof, park sensors etc for 25k  :shocked:

Won't be here for at least 9 months.....

Yeti ordered today  :wink:



Which one? I have been considering one to tow my caravan with, but I'm now sure that it would be any better than my Passat, as they are not very heavy.

Also after a VW, the Skoda interiors are a bit of a backward step.

Yeti 4x4 DSG 2.0 CR, you can tow 2000kg with it.

IMHO the trim level and finish in the yeti is better than the tiguan R-line it's replacing and is £7000 less than an equivelant tiguan  :wink:



Get outa here its not better than my Tig  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 December 2011, 18:24
IMHO the trim level and finish in the yeti is better than the tiguan R-line it's replacing and is £7000 less than an equivelant tiguan  :wink:

Not yours mate only the r-line, yours is a superior match  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 17 December 2011, 21:33
Your a lucky man Doc two good cars. The Yeti is cracking family transport and If I was going back to a 4 x 4 It would be the yeti after reading your spec and price. It looks a hell of a bargain
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 18 December 2011, 00:29
Your a lucky man Doc two good cars. The Yeti is cracking family transport and If I was going back to a 4 x 4 It would be the yeti after reading your spec and price. It looks a hell of a bargain

Here's the spec:

Yeti Elegance 2.0 TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DSG In Brilliant Silver Metallic with the following options:

1. 12 speaker soundsystem - RA1
2. Elec heated, adjustable & foldable, auto-dimming door mirrors with memory function and boarding- spots - PW8
3. Electrically adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support and memory function - PWB
4. Heated windscreen - PH5
5. Panoramic sunroof (electrically sliding and tilting) - PK3
6. Park distance control (front and rear sensors) - 7X2
7. Preparation for towbar - PKZ
8. Temporary space-saver spare wheel with car jack and false boot floor - PJA
9. Textile floor mats - 0TD
10. Tyre pressure monitoring - 7K9

It has leather, active bi-Xenons, touch screen radio, Bluetooth etc as standard.

I'll be fitting OEM Nav and upgrading he Bluetooth to RSAP version of course.

Ready for a very l o n g wait now.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 18 December 2011, 09:00
Sounds cracking fella! :cool: Does seem like a long wait though when there seem to be a lot around on forecourts? :huh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 21 December 2011, 22:26
My next car has to have 4wd so Golf R or R line Tig !! Going back to front wheel drive is not option anymore  :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 December 2011, 22:32
My next car has to have 4wd so Golf R or R line Tig !! Going back to front wheel drive is not option anymore  :drool:

i know where there is a nice R-line tig up for sale in about 10 months  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wontonboy on 22 December 2011, 10:54
How much will the R-Line Tiguan cost? Are they actually on the market now in the form of the new facelift Tiguan? Tempted to switch over to the SUV but don't want VW announcing that there'll be a new generation Tiguan coming out in late 2012 or 2013. I like my cars to keep up with the times. 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 December 2011, 13:24
They've just facelifted it so it will be that way for a good few years.

I'll be looking around £22500 for Mrs Docs which is a '60 plate in white with the following factory spec...

R-line 2.0 TDI CR with 4WD and DSG
Leather trim
Nav (factory)
Electric drivers seat
Heated seats
Reverse cam
Cruise
Auto self park thingy with front and rear sensors
Retractable towbar
Off road button

There is more but I can't remember of the top of my head.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 09 January 2012, 13:53
My left nut is telling me to buy a Tiguan at the moment. 4WD DSG a must.

Just had a look on VW's website under new cars and can't see the R-Line version? Has this model been discontinued?????

p.s. right nut saying another buy another GTI
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 09 January 2012, 14:08
No Rline version as yet  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 09 January 2012, 14:25
No Rline version as yet  :sad:

How comes there are used R-Line Tig's on VW site then? Have they now discontinued this model?

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/used/search/#width@926%7Cheight@1622
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 09 January 2012, 14:27
Yes that's the last of the old shape  :wink:

Note DSG is very hard to find - must are slush-o-matics as it only came out 2010 /11 in the tig
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 09 January 2012, 14:53
Yes that's the last of the old shape  :wink:

Note DSG is very hard to find - must are slush-o-matics as it only came out 2010 /11 in the tig


One of these would be nice..... http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-volkswagen-tiguan-sports-up-with.html
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: smiffy555 on 10 January 2012, 10:28
It's been a while since I last posted on here!

My last VW was an Edition 30 and that pretty much was my perfect car, but I didn't relise this until I'd sold it!

I bought it new back in May 2007, 3dr, manual, Xenons, Sunroof, PDC's, Highline, Ipod Armrest and MFSW. It went very well, returned good fuel consumption and fitted in with my life style of mountain biking, walking and camping holidays in the south of France and the Alps very well.

When the ED reached 3yrs old and had done 40k I then thought, right, time for a change. As I'd been running GTi's for about 10yrs (mk4 GTI 180hp, Mk5 GTi 200hp) I wanted a complete change so I bought a 1 yr old BMW 135i M Sport. A truely 'great' car and the engine is simply stunning. 309Hp, twin Turbo 6 cylinder, the power is linear, creamy and the sound is gorgeous. It was fitted with run flats and it bounced and tram lined all over the place and the wet weather grip was 'sh!te'. I changed all 4 tyres for non run flats and things improved. But after 10mths I sold it, I couldn't put my finger on it but we just never really jelled.

I looked at getting back into a Mk6 GTi and just couldn't justify the price!

I'm currently running a Mini R56 (58 plate ) John Cooper Works!! It's brilliant fun and the engine is very similar in character to the Ed30 and the handling (again I've got rid of the Run Flats) is great fun, the running costs are low, if I behave myself then I easily get 38 - 40mpg......BUT it has no interior space for carrying passengers, tents and I can 'JUST' squeeze my mountain bike in the boot if I totally disassemble it!!

So, right now I'm thinking of getting back in to a VW, this could either be in the form of a Scirroco R or a Golf R.....or if my sensible head is on then it'll be back to continue my long and content relationship with the legend of all hot hatches, the GTi
 :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 10 January 2012, 18:15
My left nut is telling me to buy a Tiguan at the moment. 4WD DSG a must.

Just had a look on VW's website under new cars and can't see the R-Line version? Has this model been discontinued?????

p.s. right nut saying another buy another GTI

Both my nuts told me to get a Golf R, but my arsehole had decided on another GTI. The arsehole won the argument because it was sitting on top of my wallet...


 :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 10 January 2012, 21:24
My left nut is telling me to buy a Tiguan at the moment. 4WD DSG a must.

Just had a look on VW's website under new cars and can't see the R-Line version? Has this model been discontinued?????

p.s. right nut saying another buy another GTI

Both my nuts told me to get a Golf R, but my arsehole had decided on another GTI. The arsehole won the argument because it was sitting on top of my wallet...


 :laugh:

Classic  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hartside on 11 January 2012, 18:31
Quote
The arsehole won the argument because it was sitting on top of my wallet...

My lass reckons hers sits beside her in the driving seat  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Spin 150pd on 11 January 2012, 19:32
Quote
The arsehole won the argument because it was sitting on top of my wallet...

My lass reckons hers sits beside her in the driving seat  :grin:

Brilliant !! LOL :)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 23 January 2012, 23:03
I did say I'd buy an R next...  :grin:

Was going to post some pictures up a while ago but she has been tucked away in high security storage for winter so didn't have opportunity. As the weather was reasonable on the weekend and I felt like a drive, I went and got her. Although the car wasn't dirty, I decided a quick clean with some snow foam and spruce up wouldn't go amiss, also gave me an excuse to play with the pressure washer.

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7206/p1010948lo.jpg)

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/8422/p1010962.jpg)

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2197/p1010950lo.jpg)

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/2743/p1010959lo.jpg)



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 23 January 2012, 23:28
WOW! Now that's a top choice mate.


Very nice indeed.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 January 2012, 11:47
WOW! Now that's a top choice mate.


Very nice indeed.


Jim

+ 1

My mouth was wide open and I was drooling when looking at those pictures
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 24 January 2012, 23:37
WOW! Now that's a top choice mate.


Very nice indeed.


Jim

Thanks Jim. Am totally smitten with her. I did forfeit the right to have a difference of opinion with my wife for the next 20 years to get my hands on the car though.  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AGB on 24 January 2012, 23:39
WOW! Now that's a top choice mate.


Very nice indeed.


Jim

+ 1

My mouth was wide open and I was drooling when looking at those pictures

Thanks mate. The dealer tells me that I have the last one issued to the UK. I did stir the decision around for quite a while before committing so I feel particularly lucky.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: brown.jamesa on 25 January 2012, 12:31
Golf GTD with SatNav  :grin:

Placed my order last night  :laugh:

Just have to wait ~12-16 weeks  :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: 8vMatt on 25 January 2012, 14:06
Just been told my T5 Transporter has just left the factory to be shipped over here. Should be ready by mid Feb but will wait for the new reg in March.

The spec, I think this is it all.

LWB 140hp panel (soon to have side windows fitted)
Air-con
Sportline alloys
Twin captain seats with dual armrests
Appearance pack
Parking sensors
Deep black pearl paint
Tailgate rather than barn doors
Thatch alarm
Bumper and headlight protectors

Getting excited, first new vehicle for me. I know some won't like it as its not a gti but this will be great for work, family duties and weekends away. Will be using it for camping at the British GP this summer.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 25 January 2012, 16:23
Very nice, looking forward to the pics.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 25 January 2012, 17:21
Just been told my T5 Transporter has just left the factory to be shipped over here. Should be ready by mid Feb but will wait for the new reg in March.

The spec, I think this is it all.

LWB 140hp panel (soon to have side windows fitted)
Air-con
Sportline alloys
Twin captain seats with dual armrests
Appearance pack
Parking sensors
Deep black pearl paint
Tailgate rather than barn doors
Thatch alarm
Bumper and headlight protectors

Getting excited, first new vehicle for me. I know some won't like it as its not a gti but this will be great for
work, family duties and weekends away. Will be using it for camping at the British GP this summer.

Sounds good mate...looking forward to the pics!

Steve
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: KennyGTI on 03 February 2012, 08:38
What do people think of the Scirocco R then?  :rolleyes:


(http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/detailed/539/resize/26.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 03 February 2012, 08:42
It's a golf without the practicality?

Looks good though  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 03 February 2012, 08:53
What do people think of the Scirocco R then?  :rolleyes:


(http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/detailed/539/resize/26.jpg)


The Scirocco is one of the ugliest cars on the market IMO, I wouldn't waste my hard earned on one.  If I was going in the R direction it would have to be a Golf R.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 03 February 2012, 08:59
What do people think of the Scirocco R then?  :rolleyes:


(http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/detailed/539/resize/26.jpg)


I think it looks good in the R guise. It doesn't have 4 wheel drive does it? I know the price is higher on the Golf R but I'd still go for the Golf R
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 03 February 2012, 09:48
 I have driven the Scirocco R and it is fantastic to drive handling is excellent sounds brilliant and is very quick. I have also driven the Golf R on extended test drives and would choose this over the Scirocco simply because it is more practical. However I have not gone for either as the best on the bunch (IMO) is the ED 35 which I have ordered (5dr DSG in Carbon Grey 19" Glendales plus more options) and it will be delivered in early March.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: KennyGTI on 03 February 2012, 09:59
The Scirocco R is definitely growing on me. Looks very sleek from the front and an eye catcher for sure. Downside is the back end is not up to much and it only has FWD. How much do you think you could get one of these for new?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 03 February 2012, 10:21
If I didn't need the space and practicality of the Golf then the Scirocco R would be my choice it is definitely the more sporty to drive and being only FWD is not a problem as it is very planted. I prefer the FWD handling to the AWD on the Golf/Scirocco platform as it feels lighter and a little more raw. The AWD is very secure (I have had a number of Audi quattros) and am a fan of AWD but I just prefer the FWD set up. I remember having the same choices when deciding on R32 and ED30. The Scirocco R's are very rare I assume as I think I have only seen 5 to my knowledge since they have been on sale and one was the car I drove. Not sure on prices but a good choice IMO.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 03 February 2012, 11:15
I have driven the Scirocco R and it is fantastic to drive handling is excellent sounds brilliant and is very quick. I have also driven the Golf R on extended test drives and would choose this over the Scirocco simply because it is more practical. However I have not gone for either as the best on the bunch (IMO) is the ED 35 which I have ordered (5dr DSG in Carbon Grey 19" Glendales plus more options) and it will be delivered in early March.

Not knocking the ED35 as it is indeed a nice car, but better that a Golf R or a Rocco R I don't think so. They both have more power, they both have better brakes etc, they look better and they both lap tracks faster than the ED35.

I suppose it depends on what your definition of better is, mine is speed, comfort and practicality, therefore the Golf R IMO is the better car.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 03 February 2012, 13:03
I have driven the Scirocco R and it is fantastic to drive handling is excellent sounds brilliant and is very quick. I have also driven the Golf R on extended test drives and would choose this over the Scirocco simply because it is more practical. However I have not gone for either as the best on the bunch (IMO) is the ED 35 which I have ordered (5dr DSG in Carbon Grey 19" Glendales plus more options) and it will be delivered in early March.

Not knocking the ED35 as it is indeed a nice car, but better that a Golf R or a Rocco R I don't think so. They both have more power, they both have better brakes etc, they look better and they both lap tracks faster than the ED35.

I suppose it depends on what your definition of better is, mine is speed, comfort and practicality, therefore the Golf R IMO is the better car.


Jim


I don't disagree I just prefer the FWD set up and I need the practicality of the Golf so has to be the ED35 for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 03 February 2012, 13:13
I like the Scirocco R but the problem is for me is that the standard gt model with the 19" wheels is just as good looking if not better.
I didn't like the back at first but it's grown on me a little.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32DXT on 12 February 2012, 22:52
I'm hoping the MK7 Golf isn't the step forward its being made out to be in the motoring press so I won't want to sell our MK6 R. I'm more attached to this car than any of the previous ones we've had. Might feel tempted by the new A3 if Audi can develop a car without concrete suspension for us older owners.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 13 February 2012, 10:18
Had a look a boxster spyder yesterday. That's my next car if my luck is in this year.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 14 February 2012, 00:37
I'm hoping the MK7 Golf isn't the step forward its being made out to be in the motoring press so I won't want to sell our MK6 R. I'm more attached to this car than any of the previous ones we've had. Might feel tempted by the new A3 if Audi can develop a car without concrete suspension for us older owners.

Shush!  :grin:

Although I have to agree with you re. the attachment.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: olly1 on 20 February 2012, 12:49
Missing my GTD! The new Mark 7 GTI is too far off.
Have you seen the pics of new Cayman?
My order may well be with the Stuttgart crew!!! when the new cayman is released
later this year.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 20 February 2012, 14:03
If I can’t order a mark 7 GTI come December then I will order a Scirocco R in white – 19’s alloys, leather and panoramic sunroof.
The mark 7 GTI is what I would really like but wont wait after December to order.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 20 February 2012, 21:01
If I can’t order a mark 7 GTI come December then I will order a Scirocco R in white – 19’s alloys, leather and panoramic sunroof.
The mark 7 GTI is what I would really like but wont wait after December to order.


I can't imagine you'll be able to order in December, Rocco R it is then....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 21 February 2012, 17:41
Quote
I can't imagine you'll be able to order in December, Rocco R it is then....


Have heard the mark 7 will hit the showrooms in June 2013. That being the case there might be a chance of putting an order in. The R would take 3month anyway
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: DubaiGTI on 20 March 2012, 14:11
This.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk-6s-ZhlYs

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 20 March 2012, 22:33
I know I always get slated for saying it but this'll do for me.

http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/microsite/vxr/astra/index.html

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 March 2012, 09:41
I know I always get slated for saying it but this'll do for me.

http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/microsite/vxr/astra/index.html



When I come to change I'm going in with an open mind, I certainly will be looking at the new VXR for sure.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 09:56
Never would i sway from VW to Vauxhall  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 March 2012, 10:37
Never would i sway from VW to Vauxhall  :sick:

I may end up thinking the same thing after sitting in one, I will look at the new ST too but think a Golf R will be next.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Liam1 on 21 March 2012, 10:48
R...4WD is the way forward for me- The GTI's fwd is just never enough to put the power down, even in the dry!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 10:49
Never would i sway from VW to Vauxhall  :sick:

I may end up thinking the same thing after sitting in one, I will look at the new ST too but think a Golf R will be next.


Jim

I wanted an R originally but decided the extra cost & running costs were just not worth it especially as a fully loaded one comes in at about 38-39k  :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 10:50
R...4WD is the way forward for me- The GTI's fwd is just never enough to put the power down, even in the dry!

How often do you need to put that much power down unless you are doing track days ? Realistically not an issue on the daily commute  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 March 2012, 11:15
R...4WD is the way forward for me- The GTI's fwd is just never enough to put the power down, even in the dry!

How often do you need to put that much power down unless you are doing track days ? Realistically not an issue on the daily commute  :grin:

Agree, even remapped I don't have issues in the dry but in the wet......


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 21 March 2012, 11:42
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 11:46
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 21 March 2012, 12:08
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?

It is... but sadly due to a costly divorce it has to go! :angry: :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: veneeringman on 21 March 2012, 12:19
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?
Hi there i'm currently looking at the golf R (have a 11 plate GTI at the moment) can you recommend it?
is it worth the extra over the gti?
thanks
It is... but sadly due to a costly divorce it has to go! :angry: :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 12:26
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?

It is... but sadly due to a costly divorce it has to go! :angry: :cry:

Gutted,real shame you have to get rid

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Liam1 on 21 March 2012, 13:35
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?


It is... but sadly due to a costly divorce it has to go! :angry: :cry:

Gutted,real shame you have to get rid



shame, nice car. Bugger the house, just keep the car  :grin:

Not looking for one just yet but when I do it will definitely be rising blue and has to have Recaro's in it, they look the dogs.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Liam1 on 21 March 2012, 13:39
R...4WD is the way forward for me- The GTI's fwd is just never enough to put the power down, even in the dry!

How often do you need to put that much power down unless you are doing track days ? Realistically not an issue on the daily commute  :grin:

Often.  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 21 March 2012, 13:54
Audi A4 3.0 Quattro S Line Avant, likeley to have furniture and sproglets to transport next time.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 21 March 2012, 14:35
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Very nice  :cool: i take it its yours ?

It is... but sadly due to a costly divorce it has to go! :angry: :cry:

Women eh, can't live with em...............



Sad times mate. :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 March 2012, 17:44
Nice R for sale here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3754682.htm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Ah man! Such a shame that its come to this...I'm sure it will be well missed!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 March 2012, 12:16
I'm really fancying a 3 series 320d M sport coupe at the moment.

A used one for under 25k.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/BMW3320D.jpg)

Sorry yes a diesel  :smiley:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 26 March 2012, 12:29
Looks nice but I'd have to go for the big diesel engine or a massive petrol engine  :evil:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 26 March 2012, 12:38
Yeah they look v smart in white...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 March 2012, 13:29
Looks nice but I'd have to go for the big diesel engine or a massive petrol engine  :evil:


Jim

Standard: 177bhp 267ft/lbs
Remap made: 225bhp 342ft/lbs (standard car no mods extra 48bhp 75ft/lbs and extra 3-4mpg more)

Not that I've been looking or anything  :wink:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 26 March 2012, 13:35
for those of you that dont know I have gone back to an original mk6  :grin:

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7258/img2012032400059.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 March 2012, 13:36
for those of you that dont know I have gone back to an original mk6  :grin:

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7258/img2012032400059.jpg)

Nice. That's one of those early Mk6's isn't it  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 26 March 2012, 13:40
yeah i think so... just before they decided they needed to cut costs  :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 26 March 2012, 15:42
yeah i think so... just before they decided they needed to cut costs  :lipsrsealed: :grin:

Nice motor... :cool:

I'm thinking of "downsizing" to a Mk 5 R32! :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 26 March 2012, 15:46
yeah i think so... just before they decided they needed to cut costs  :lipsrsealed: :grin:

Nice motor... :cool:

I'm thinking of "downsizing" to a Mk 5 R32! :shocked:

Never a bad choice SC  :cool:

I know many say the ed30 is faster/better etc etc than the R32.... but one thing it isnt is capable of bring a smile to your face thanks to that fantastic V6 engine  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 26 March 2012, 15:52
yeah i think so... just before they decided they needed to cut costs  :lipsrsealed: :grin:

Nice motor... :cool:

I'm thinking of "downsizing" to a Mk 5 R32! :shocked:

Never a bad choice SC  :cool:

I know many say the ed30 is faster/better etc etc than the R32.... but one thing it isnt is capable of bring a smile to your face thanks to that fantastic V6 engine  :wink:

Yeah... it may handle like a barge with two tonnes of coal at the bow. But I do miss that creamy V6... especially as the weather warms up. Used to have the window open in my Mk 5 R32 all the time to hear that sweet music! :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 26 March 2012, 16:25
yeah i think so... just before they decided they needed to cut costs  :lipsrsealed: :grin:

Nice motor... :cool:

I'm thinking of "downsizing" to a Mk 5 R32! :shocked:

Every time I see an R32 I quietly wish I had one, that engine is just amazing.  The R32 also looks great but I'd have to get an RNS fitted as the dash looks dated in the MK5 and the the RNS would at least take my mind of it....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 26 March 2012, 18:20
Still got a erge for a TTRS just for the engine. Shame they never put it in the A3 3door
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 26 March 2012, 18:30
Still got a erge for a TTRS just for the engine. Shame they never put it in the A3 3door


to me that translates to .......wtf did they have to make the rs3 a stupid ugly sportback
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 27 March 2012, 16:17
Still got a erge for a TTRS just for the engine. Shame they never put it in the A3 3door


to me that translates to .......wtf did they have to make the rs3 a stupid ugly sportback

Sorry going off topic now but this talk of Audi 5 cylinder engines reminds me of my favourite owned car of all time the UR quattro, what a sound track. Sorry pic's are really old (mid 90's), showing my age now too.

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv17/Edi30/URquat.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv17/Edi30/URquattro.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 27 March 2012, 21:13
 :drool: :drool: :drool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JonnyG on 27 March 2012, 22:32
I'm thinking of "downsizing" to a Mk 5 R32! :shocked:

They seem to be holding their value anyway SC

Good luck and I hope you find a good one to replace the R

I have fond memories of mine too.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 28 March 2012, 09:26
I would love an R32 and looked at 2 before I realised the mk6 in GTI form was being released, it was then a no brainer as the interior of the mk6 is so much nicer than the mk5.  So I also thought about upgrading to an R but in all honesty the GTI is more than good enough for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 29 March 2012, 21:04
for those of you that dont know I have gone back to an original mk6  :grin:

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7258/img2012032400059.jpg)

Very nice ED30 , ffs Gilly keep it clean man  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 30 March 2012, 15:48
Decision time. Tiguan or Yeti? Either way it'll need to be a 4Mo diesel, DSG with good spec list.

What are your thoughts on either?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 30 March 2012, 17:11
Don't get me wrong the Yeti's are fantastic and have a wakey and cool look about them but for me I still have that nagging snobbery in me regarding Skoda's and I also prefer the styling of the Tiguan's.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 30 March 2012, 17:42
R-Line Tiguan...... :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 30 March 2012, 18:13
Yeti for the wife I think, she loved the one we looked at last weekend.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 30 March 2012, 19:14
Don't get me wrong the Yeti's are fantastic and have a wakey and cool look about them but for me I still have that nagging snobbery in me regarding Skoda's and I also prefer the styling of the Tiguan's.

I know what you mean. My Mk1 Leon Cupra felt like a backward step after a Mk4 Golf GTI. Although the new car will be replacing an 8 year old V6 TDI Passat, I have got used to the quailty feel of my Mk6 Golf.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 30 March 2012, 19:49
Don't get me wrong the Yeti's are fantastic and have a wakey and cool look about them but for me I still have that nagging snobbery in me regarding Skoda's and I also prefer the styling of the Tiguan's.

I know what you mean. My Mk1 Leon Cupra felt like a backward step after a Mk4 Golf GTI. Although the new car will be replacing an 8 year old V6 TDI Passat, I have got used to the quailty feel of my Mk6 Golf.

Very similar for me, the wifes 2001 Passat needs to go....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 30 March 2012, 20:10
R-Line Tiguan...... :cool:

The R line Tig is very nice driven a few them , you be better off buying 140 bhp Tig and mapping it save your self a lot of money  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: jdjd on 30 March 2012, 20:24
R-Line Tiguan...... :cool:

The R line Tig is very nice driven a few them , you be better off buying 140 bhp Tig and mapping it save your self a lot of money  :wink:

Think I'm going to change mineor a Mclaren MPL in orange
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 March 2012, 12:42
Tig Vs tig

I've just sold Mrs Docs tig R-line as the ride was far too hard for all of us, she's got my GTD untill her new Yeti lands then the GTD is off.

The yeti is the same thing with a different badge, and the spec pound for pound is much higher.

Her yeti is a 140 DSG 4x4 with every extra, sound pack, pan roof, bluetooth, xenons, electric mem leather, auto dimming exterior mirrors, tow pack prep etc (I didn't order nav as I can fit is for around 1/3 the cost and stuck with the 17" wheels) and I paid £25000 for it after haggling a £3000 discount, a similar spec new tig is £34000 and the yeti also has the option of memory seats that you cant have on the tig and is a feature I really like / miss.

Added bonus is that the yeti has just been named joint first as the car with the least depriciation over 3 year / 30000 miles so overall costs should be lower too.

Badge wise VW, skoda etc just doesn't bother me and looking at the reliability stakes the skodas seem much better than VW's but I dont see how this can be?

Thats my 2p's  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 31 March 2012, 17:54
Not sure were that skoda is made but if its in the skoda factory then I can believe its better made. They have huge pride in there work in the skoda factorys unlike vw and Audi ones sadly. It's the workforce attitude that's different
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: AndyG on 31 March 2012, 20:44
Doc,you say that the GTD is off.Have you decided what you are replacing it with?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 March 2012, 21:58
Anything with a BMW badge  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 March 2012, 22:47
Anything with a BMW badge  :wink:

BMW 123?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 31 March 2012, 22:49
I reckon so or an alpine D3 or a 335d  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 01 April 2012, 10:05
I reckon so or an alpine D3 or a 335d  :wink:

That's what I'm fancying as well.

A 320d to 335d M Sport Coupe floats my boat at the moment. I wouldn't buy a new one though (there are plently of decent spec'd ones on the market with less than 20k miles for under £25,000.

I would miss the RNS510 unit in the golf. I love the HDD storage of music on mine. Not sure if bimmers have this facility?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 01 April 2012, 11:14
there seems to be a lot of BMW love round these parts right now
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 01 April 2012, 13:36
I reckon so or an alpine D3 or a 335d  :wink:

EVO magazine ran a D3 for 12 months and raved about it  :cool:

Get another 535d  :evil: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 01 April 2012, 14:25
Funny you should say that, I'm using another 535d as my works van at the moment  :wink:

I'd try a 135i too  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 01 April 2012, 19:47
335D is very nice  :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 01 April 2012, 20:57
No BMW ever again for me
 but after yesterday I do now have a fancy for a
Bentley Arnage red label  :nerd:
 would make a good second car also would get the neighbours wondering. :evil:
Just need to get rid of 4 other cars off my fleet first... :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 01 April 2012, 21:36
What cars do you have altogether Snoopy?  :huh:

Obviously the 1 and the 6.  You also got a Leon / Golf derv?  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 01 April 2012, 21:48
Currently,
1: Golf GTI mk1 (staying 100%)
2: Golf GTI mk6
3: Riley Elf
4: SEAT Leon TDI
5: Daihatsu YRV
6: Wolsely Hornet
7: Riley RMA
8: Armstrong siddely 346
I reduced my car count a lot last years  :grin: but my head and family say I need to cut it back to only 3 maybe 4 at most. I also prob have enough spares for cars 7&8 to make 4 other cars to try and sort out and sell on.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 01 April 2012, 22:19
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:
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Post by: Rhyso on 02 April 2012, 07:55
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

That I do and I've bagged a ride in one of them  :evil: POOOOOWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Now hurry up and buy one  :grin: :grin:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 02 April 2012, 10:44
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

You flash git (Craig)  :grin: nice motor.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 02 April 2012, 10:55
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

You flash git (Craig)  :grin: nice motor.

I think it's crap tbh  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 02 April 2012, 10:58
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

You flash git (Craig)  :grin: nice motor.

I think it's crap tbh  :grin:

Were you drunk when you bought it then? Or did you rob it from someone?  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 02 April 2012, 11:36
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

You flash git (Craig)  :grin: nice motor.



I think it's crap tbh  :grin:

Sell it and buy the GTI R with few bits on it  :drool: Be a nice motor for you to get to work and back?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 02 April 2012, 14:04
Agreed on the bentley, I've got a continental flying spur at the mo (http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/3732064.htm if anyone's interested  :grin:) I'm getting shut and it's not a patch on a real Bentley.

Rhyso knows what my target car / cars are  :wink:

You flash git (Craig)  :grin: nice motor.

I think it's crap tbh  :grin:

If its crap why dont you map it  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 04 April 2012, 13:06
Nice driveway Doc, especially like the way you have visitor parking at the end and make people walk to the front door.

 :laugh:

You must need planning permission to park that monstrosity in most towns?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 05 April 2012, 09:51
The Toyota GT86 is getting some rave reviews at the moment. Its a lovely looking coupe (although I hate the colour of this one). It will retail for under 30k!

I've never owned a Toyota before and they have produced nothing in the last decade that has caught my eye but this certainly does to be honest.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/Toyota-GT_86_2013_800x600_wallpaper_13.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/Toyota-GT_86_2013_800x600_wallpaper_04.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJwwUQU_GZw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=romf-G6CZ7g

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 05 April 2012, 09:58
GT86 and the Subaru version will be great drives but two seats and a dinky boot make it useless for me. It also looks very small when seen next to other cars.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 05 April 2012, 12:08
Looks like the Hyundi of yrs ago from the front  :grin: not my cup of tea i'm a German Snob anyway :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 05 April 2012, 12:18
I did find it a shame the subaru version was not 4wd and turbo charged  as I may have been interested.
I like small coupes and find it a shame car.makers seem to think big is better for each new model.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 05 April 2012, 13:46
i would certainly consider one of these. they're going to be a massive success

loads of tuning parts available, great value and performance

a 250bhp STI version is on the cards. that will be a quick car at just 1200kg
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 05 April 2012, 14:16
Looks like the Hyundi of yrs ago from the front  :grin: not my cup of tea i'm a German Snob anyway :wink:

I will paste a VW badge on the bonnet just for you Steve when I get a chance  :smiley:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 05 April 2012, 15:50
F-Type
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 05 April 2012, 17:50
I would seriously want to wait to see interior shots.... if its like most jap cars on the inside then you will want to spec bag to hold your  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 05 April 2012, 19:34
they're doing even more basic interior versions with unpainted bumpers and steel wheels for tracy days and modifying etc. not sure if they're coming to the uk though
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 05 April 2012, 20:24
they're doing even more basic interior versions with unpainted bumpers and steel wheels for tracy days and modifying etc. not sure if they're coming to the uk though

I think the major problem with it is that it's normally aspirated, very little that can be done to improve that relatively low Horse Power.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 05 April 2012, 23:57
Yeh High revving NA engines are hard to get power from. I don't think the STI version will be turbo either as there isn't room in the engine bay apparently

I'm surprised they got a powerfull NA car thru all the emmisions regs. Most manufacturers are ditching their 2.0 NA in europe now as they're too dirty

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 06 April 2012, 12:54
Review on Autocar gave the Subaru version 0-60 in 7.6 seconds so not outrageously fast but they loved the handling of it and the power to weight ratio is still higher than our GTis.

Nice looking thing - it even has a soft touch dash apparently!!!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 06 April 2012, 17:06
Looks like the MKVII Golf will have a 2.5 RS version with 4WD and 365bhp. Looks like my saved pennies will be spent there for sure. Due out late 2012!  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: barrym381 on 06 April 2012, 18:06
Looks like the MKVII Golf will have a 2.5 RS version with 4WD and 365bhp. Looks like my saved pennies will be spent there for sure. Due out late 2012!  :cool:
should be similar to the audi rs3 then  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 06 April 2012, 20:01
Looks like the MKVII Golf will have a 2.5 RS version with 4WD and 365bhp. Looks like my saved pennies will be spent there for sure. Due out late 2012!  :cool:

It's the 6th today mate, not the 1st! :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 06 April 2012, 20:21
Looks like the MKVII Golf will have a 2.5 RS version with 4WD and 365bhp. Looks like my saved pennies will be spent there for sure. Due out late 2012!  :cool:

It's the 6th today mate, not the 1st! :grin:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 07 April 2012, 00:11
Looks like the MKVII Golf will have a 2.5 RS version with 4WD and 365bhp. Looks like my saved pennies will be spent there for sure. Due out late 2012!  :cool:

It's the 6th today mate, not the 1st! :grin:

 :laugh:

 :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 07 April 2012, 13:51
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 07 April 2012, 15:41
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.

New R is due in September 2012 :wink: 291bhp and 298lbft
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 07 April 2012, 15:42
my next car!

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-castrol-honda-civic-vti-ff03/rc-car-products/37031
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 07 April 2012, 18:47
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.

New R is due in September 2012 :wink: 291bhp and 298lbft

Any idea if that going to be the same engine as the current R ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 07 April 2012, 19:39
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.

New R is due in September 2012 :wink: 291bhp and 298lbft

5 months from now?? :grin: they are avin a laff!!!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 07 April 2012, 20:22
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.

New R is due in September 2012 :wink: 291bhp and 298lbft

Any idea if that going to be the same engine as the current R ?

I would put loads of money on that the MK7 will NOT have the "old" engine.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 08 April 2012, 07:58
CAR Magazine this month has done a comparison on the Astra GTC VXR, Focus ST and an artists impression of the MK7. Personally I hope it will look more radical that what they envisage because you've gotta give GM credit as the GTC looks tidy and will be a strong contender in the hot hatch niche. Not sure about the ST as the version photographed has too many doors.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 April 2012, 08:14
The RS sounds insane! If the GTI isnt due till next summer you can bet the R & RS will be twelve months ater that.

New R is due in September 2012 :wink: 291bhp and 298lbft

Any idea if that going to be the same engine as the current R ?

I would put loads of money on that the MK7 will NOT have the "old" engine.


Jim
i wouldn't put loads of money on Vw not using the current engine knowing them, but id be interested to see what different engine they would use, maybe a detuned TTRS engine at the rumoured 291 bhp ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 08 April 2012, 11:53
CAR Magazine this month has done a comparison on the Astra GTC VXR, Focus ST and an artists impression of the MK7. Personally I hope it will look more radical that what they envisage because you've gotta give GM credit as the GTC looks tidy and will be a strong contender in the hot hatch niche. Not sure about the ST as the version photographed has too many doors.

I'm sure I read in that article that the ST would only come as a 5 door.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 April 2012, 12:22
CAR Magazine this month has done a comparison on the Astra GTC VXR, Focus ST and an artists impression of the MK7. Personally I hope it will look more radical that what they envisage because you've gotta give GM credit as the GTC looks tidy and will be a strong contender in the hot hatch niche. Not sure about the ST as the version photographed has too many doors.

I'm sure I read in that article that the ST would only come as a 5 door.

Yeah that's true, Ford have stated the ST will only come in a 5 door
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: kolf on 08 April 2012, 16:55
The Mk3 Focus ST will be available as a 5 door hatch and as an estate (wagon).
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 08 April 2012, 17:11
I wouldn't go a near VX sh*te CS and they fall to bits  :rolleyes:

Sorry Chuff  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 08 April 2012, 20:03
I wouldn't go a near VX sh*te CS and they fall to bits  :rolleyes:

Sorry Chuff  :grin:

In the past I had 5 Vauxhall cars and they were all pretty good cars, admittedly tho the build quality compared to German cars is crap.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 08 April 2012, 20:13
I wouldn't go a near VX sh*te CS and they fall to bits  :rolleyes:

Sorry Chuff  :grin:

In the past I had 5 Vauxhall cars and they were all pretty good cars, admittedly tho the build quality compared to German cars is crap.

If you think VW's CS is bad VX is ten times worse  :evil:. I used to have a Corsa years ago oil leaks I wouldn't go near them , my next motor after that was CTR Vtec engin was awsome :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Awry on 08 April 2012, 20:43
I'm sitting and considering the likely upcoming Mini GP 2. I love how the JCW drive and sound but I'd still prefer the GTI for a daily car and for longer journeys. I'll have to give up some of the all-round abilities of the GTI though so I'm still unsure. Can't have it all but it´s sure fun to look for alternatives. My mum has a Mini Cooper S so maybe I'll just have to make her trade in for the GP so I can borrow it and keep the GTI... :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 10 April 2012, 00:03
I'm sitting and considering the likely upcoming Mini GP 2. I love how the JCW drive and sound but I'd still prefer the GTI for a daily car and for longer journeys. I'll have to give up some of the all-round abilities of the GTI though so I'm still unsure. Can't have it all but it´s sure fun to look for alternatives. My mum has a Mini Cooper S so maybe I'll just have to make her trade in for the GP so I can borrow it and keep the GTI... :laugh:

I'm a MINI fan myself and am also interested in the forthcoming GP 2. Just as you say though I'm not sure I'm ready to give up the all round ability of the GTI.  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Awry on 18 April 2012, 15:16
I'm sitting and considering the likely upcoming Mini GP 2. I love how the JCW drive and sound but I'd still prefer the GTI for a daily car and for longer journeys. I'll have to give up some of the all-round abilities of the GTI though so I'm still unsure. Can't have it all but it´s sure fun to look for alternatives. My mum has a Mini Cooper S so maybe I'll just have to make her trade in for the GP so I can borrow it and keep the GTI... :laugh:

I'm a MINI fan myself and am also interested in the forthcoming GP 2. Just as you say though I'm not sure I'm ready to give up the all round ability of the GTI.  :undecided:

I recently test drove a new JCW and it really is so much fun to drive. The steering is sharp with good feedback and the exhaust sounds amazing. Very addictive.  :laugh:

The interior on this new one seemed to be better fitted then my moms 2007 MCS so that's an improvement. It's the end of this models cycle so I guess they have had time to polish it with revisions. Good news for the GP 2. I'm going to go all out on a sporty drive so I'll go ahead and add the rock hard JCW sport suspention and Recaro seats. :)

If I do decide to get one I'll need a second car. This is where the GTI is great. It works as a practical daily car as well. I need at least golf size to fit my RC planes. Maybe a bluemotion....  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 18 April 2012, 22:46
i considered a JCW briefly but non of the MINI dealerships in the north east had or would get a demo

i wasn't going to pay £26000 for a car i couldn't even see let alone drive.

they basically said they wouldn't pay that much for a car just to sit in the show room for the small audience it would attract. they could sell lots of regular cooper S compared o the JCW as the price was much smaller

shame really but I've had mini cooper and cooper S in the past and really enjoyed them



I'm waiting for the BRZ to come along and the new clio sport as i fancy something smaller/lighter than the golf.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 19 April 2012, 16:01

they basically said they wouldn't pay that much for a car just to sit in the show room for the small audience it would attract. they could sell lots of regular cooper S compared o the JCW as the price was much smaller


If the dealers don't think they're going to sell many new, if anyone does buy one, they'll get kicked in the bolllox when they come to trade it in.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 April 2012, 17:10
i think the main problem is they look almost identical to a cooper s so no one really knows what they are unless you get the unique JCW colour scheme and are a real car bore
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 19 April 2012, 17:33
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 19 April 2012, 17:39
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:

Not sure the JCW is an hairdressers car ??? :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 19 April 2012, 17:54
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:

Not sure the JCW is an hairdressers car ??? :grin:

When I see a mini no matter how many horses it has up front I automatically think it’s a hairdressers car. When I see guy’s driving a mini I just think they look ridicules. It’s a woman’s car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 April 2012, 19:08
it will p!ss all over a GTI
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 April 2012, 19:09
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:

Not sure the JCW is an hairdressers car ??? :grin:

When I see a mini no matter how many horses it has up front I automatically think it’s a hairdressers car. When I see guy’s driving a mini I just think they look ridicules. It’s a woman’s car.

I must admit I kinda feel the same








Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Awry on 19 April 2012, 19:45
A JCW is very much a drivers car. Much more so then a GTI and they are very different. The GTI is a better allrounder which you can have fun in and still be practical. I have to admit though for driving pleasure the JCW to me is better and more fun. It's so uncompromisingly made to be driven hard. That to me is the opposite of a hairdressers car although I can understand that the looks isn't for everyone. Personally I think they can look very mean and cool if you style them correctly, and the opposite if you don't. :) I'd love to have both tbh.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 April 2012, 19:54
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:

Not sure the JCW is an hairdressers car ??? :grin:

When I see a mini no matter how many horses it has up front I automatically think it’s a hairdressers car. When I see guy’s driving a mini I just think they look ridicules. It’s a woman’s car.

Completely agree, it doesn't matter how quick they are they are a girls car, I also have the same view on Audi TT's


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 19 April 2012, 20:00
I had one of the first Mini Cooper S JCW GP's and it was a superb car in every way  :wink:

I did feel like a woofter in it though  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 April 2012, 20:04
I had one of the first Mini Cooper S JCW GP's and it was a superb car in every way  :wink:

I did feel like a woofter in it though  :grin:

Bet you looks like one too..... :evil:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Awry on 19 April 2012, 20:27
Drive > looks to me. I didn't really care how I looked on the JCW although I probably would look like a fool in any car with the grin I had while driving it.  :grin: Anyway...hairdressers usually cares more about what other people think about how their cars look.  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 19 April 2012, 20:39
Can’t believe some of you would want to be seen in a hair dressers car.  Jeez the mark 7 will be around in less than a year then you’re going to kick yourself for buying a hairdressers car when you are really going to want the mark 7 golf. :cool:

Not sure the JCW is an hairdressers car ??? :grin:

When I see a mini no matter how many horses it has up front I automatically think it’s a hairdressers car. When I see guy’s driving a mini I just think they look ridicules. It’s a woman’s car.

I dont see any women driving the JCW ?? I live in London yes there are loads of mini's with women driving them, but not the jcw :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 April 2012, 21:08
it will p!ss all over a GTI
Not too sure about that unless im just a good driver.  :cool: A lad at work has a year old JCW and he cannot get away from me. :evil: I do agree it is nice to drive and i do like them but the amount i take this piss out of him as hes car mad and BINI MAXI nuts i could not own one.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 April 2012, 21:18
210bhp in a 1200kg car should beat a 210bhp 1400kg car. he must be bottling it! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 19 April 2012, 21:40
210bhp in a 1200kg car should beat a 210bhp 1400kg car. he must be bottling it! :rolleyes:
Or not been able to get the power down maybe, performace figures are not that huge a different that a driving style could not compensate for. The JCW i drove was far more torque steering, seems to have less traction, follows cambers, it also has a much sharper power delivery which could effect traction all these add up on real roads. All these are things you have comented about with the GTI so imho i don't think from the drives of the JCW ive had you would like it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 April 2012, 21:58
i had a supercharged cooper s and it was a good car. it did follow cambers a lot but thats just what you get with a short wide car with wide tyres.

it had excellent handling, good brakes and gearbox but was let down by interior quality/rattles, harsh ride (run flat tyres are sh!t) and a pretty boring power delivery and shocking fuel consumption. i think the turbocharged version would be more fun and the JCW now has a diff which the cooper s didn't. oh and the TC was so intrusive it was a pain in the wet.

i would have loved a test drive in one but couldn't and decided something slightly more grown up would be better.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 19 April 2012, 22:21
Love my TDI Rocco but have found myself looking at Rocco R's now, not even had the current one for 2 months yet :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 April 2012, 22:38
Bloke in my street has one with a milltek exhaust and it sounds great with the dsg burp driving by.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wigit on 19 April 2012, 23:14
don the rocco experience (should have bought a 3 door Pirelli), never considered a rocco R as would have always gone for a Golf R or something used

next purchase i'm looking at is a replacement for the sh#tty for the city (currently a 500TA) which is likely to be an Up GT or Abarth 500
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 April 2012, 07:58
My GP murdered my R32 everywhere except snow that's why I kept the mini and sold my silver mk5 R32  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 20 April 2012, 11:19
My daughter has been accepted into Edinburgh university which I am absolutely delighted about. She is taking driving lessons at the moment and if successful we plan to buy her a VW UP!
We are going to have to finance my daughter for the next four years which means cut backs namely the next car.
Will change the GTI towards the end of this year. So do I down size to a POLO GTI or wait and get a run of the mill mark 7 with some options ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: VWKev on 20 April 2012, 11:28
it will p!ss all over a GTI

Don't talk sh1te
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 April 2012, 11:30
We are going to have to finance my daughter for the next four years which means cut backs namely the next car.
Will change the GTI towards the end of this year. So do I down size to a POLO GTI or wait and get a run of the mill mark 7 with some options ?

It sounds like you would be making do by downsizing to a Polo, or a lesser spec Mk7 Golf. Why not just keep the current GTI as it is such a good car. That way you don't have to borrow any more money than is absolutely necessary. There's no shame in "owning" an older car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 20 April 2012, 11:34
never considered a rocco R as would have always gone for a Golf R or something used


See i really like the Rocco's having done the Golf thing for over 20 years
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 April 2012, 12:10
i would have loved a test drive in one but couldn't and decided something slightly more grown up would be better.

Should be a few used ones about in BINI dealers for you to test drive. He bought his local after looking at a few.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 April 2012, 14:35
never considered a rocco R as would have always gone for a Golf R or something used


See i really like the Rocco's having done the Golf thing for over 20 years

Nice car it is too - better with that new reg  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 20 April 2012, 15:16
never considered a rocco R as would have always gone for a Golf R or something used


See i really like the Rocco's having done the Golf thing for over 20 years

Nice car it is too - better with that new reg  :wink:

Thanks Doc, yes defo better with the new reg  :grin: & of course the tweak by yourself  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 April 2012, 16:10
it will p!ss all over a GTI

Don't talk sh1te

JCW 1130kg, 208bhp, 184bhp/tonne

Max speed   147mph
0 - 100 kph   6.2 s
1/4 mile   14.5 s


golf gti 1318kg 3-door manual - (add 30kg for dsg and 30kg for 5 door), 208bhp, 158bhp/tonne


its not rocket science. its lighter, same power output, has a better chassis MUCH better brakes and is smaller.

there are faster/better handling cars out there that DONT have vw badges on you know

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 20 April 2012, 16:15

there are faster/better handling cars out there that DONT have vw badges on you know



Yes but this is a VW forum so we are happy to believe we are best  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 April 2012, 16:18
Maybe I'm getting too old to understand, but just because a car is a little bit faster and motoring journalists say "they" think it handles better, does this make it better car than another, perfectly capable car?

It's all bragging rights and bolllox in my mind.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 April 2012, 16:25
yep i agree to some extent which is why i put my money on the car I've got.

i said a JCW would p!ss all over a GTI which it will. fact. then i was told i was talking bollocks even though its in black and white.

i would struggle with the lack of practicality from a  small car which is why i bought what i did so yes just cos a car is faster doesn't necessarily mean its better the point i was making as a drivers car a JCW would murder a golf.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 April 2012, 16:27

there are faster/better handling cars out there that DONT have vw badges on you know



Yes but this is a VW forum so we are happy to believe we are best  :grin:

your going to fit right in on this forum :wink:. a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 20 April 2012, 16:32

your going to fit right in on this forum :wink:. a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.

Going to? i have been here 6 years on & off  :grin: if you have such a problem with VW's why use a VW forum  :rolleyes: :undecided:

I have only ever owned VW's & most likely only ever will, each to their own i suppose  :cool:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 April 2012, 16:46
Thinking in no particular order

1) E90 BMW 3 Series 330d M Sport
2) Mk7 Golf GTI
3) Mk6 Golf ED35
4) Tiguan 4 Motion
5) Porshe 911 GT2 RS (car dependant on lottery win)  :smiley:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 20 April 2012, 16:51

5) Porshe 911 GT2 RS (car dependant on lottery win)  :smiley:



 :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 April 2012, 18:25

your going to fit right in on this forum :wink:. a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.

Going to? i have been here 6 years on & off  :grin: if you have such a problem with VW's why use a VW forum  :rolleyes: :undecided:

I have only ever owned VW's & most likely only ever will, each to their own i suppose  :cool:



I've got no problem at all with vw. i really like my car and enjoy it every time i drive it. i would have no issue buying another vw if they make the right car.

i just find it funny when some people discount any car be it good or bad just cos its not a vw. i think thats pretty sad really.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 April 2012, 18:46
i said a JCW would p!ss all over a GTI which it will. fact. then i was told i was talking nuts even though its in black and white.
And i only said from personal experiance why it did not in my case. :tongue: Too hard, lack of traction, power delivery poor diff all add up to lack of been able to get the power down on real roads which looses many second :wink:. It feels faster but its not much in real life from personal experiance unless on a smooth race track. On alot of back roads round here i also drove it up it simply stotted about and so wheels did not have contact with the road so lost traction, its why type Rs round here have problems too. The JCW is a good car YES but p!ss all over, i disagree ,maybe dribble a little but not p!ss. Fastestlap there figures are only fractions of a second to 125 different. As i said im not biased i dont care either way, i even own 5 non VWs so its not a VW  thing in my case. I would actually like a JCW as our other car (why i drove his a few times) as i like small cars but ive been over ruled sadly. Anyway im repeating things so thats all im saying.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: pottinger on 20 April 2012, 19:10

there are faster/better handling cars out there that DONT have vw badges on you know



Yes but this is a VW forum so we are happy to believe we are best  :grin:

your going to fit right in on this forum :wink:. a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.

Why don't you go get the mini. It would defo suit you  :smiley: and you could get a perm.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 April 2012, 19:26

there are faster/better handling cars out there that DONT have vw badges on you know



Yes but this is a VW forum so we are happy to believe we are best  :grin:


your going to fit right in on this forum :wink:. a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.

Why don't you go get the mini. It would defo suit you  :smiley: and you could get a perm.

good one.





why not change the name of this thread to 'So then, what car VW are you buying next?'

i said a JCW would p!ss all over a GTI which it will. fact. then i was told i was talking nuts even though its in black and white.
And i only said from personal experiance why it did not in my case. :tongue: Too hard, lack of traction, power delivery poor diff all add up to lack of been able to get the power down on real roads which looses many second :wink:. It feels faster but its not much in real life from personal experiance unless on a smooth race track. On alot of back roads round here i also drove it up it simply stotted about and so wheels did not have contact with the road so lost traction, its why type Rs round here have problems too. The JCW is a good car YES but p!ss all over, i disagree ,maybe dribble a little but not p!ss. Fastestlap there figures are only fractions of a second to 125 different. As i said im not biased i dont care either way, i even own 5 non VWs so its not a VW  thing in my case. I would actually like a JCW as our other car (why i drove his a few times) as i like small cars but ive been over ruled sadly. Anyway im repeating things so thats all im saying.


 :grin: like that little dribble bit. :grin:

i know what you mean about the damping not being as composed or controlled on the cooper s etc but i never found mine hunting for grip to be honest. the main gripe with the suspension was just its crash ride. i don't think the germans (bmw in particular) realise a car can handle well without having rock hard suspension and slow rebound.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 April 2012, 19:28
a turd with a VW badge on is enough to give many on here a semi.

I laughed a lot  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Hurdy on 21 April 2012, 21:53
Thinking in no particular order
1) Porsche 911 GT2 RS (car dependant on lottery win)  :smiley:
2) Mk7 Golf GTI
3) Mk6 Golf ED35
4) Tiguan 4 Motion
5) E90 BMW 3 Series 330d M Sport
V
V
V
V
V
1,000,000) Mini JCW

Fixed that for you :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 21 April 2012, 22:49
Drove a Golf R DSG today and was so dissapointed by the amount of power it had! It just confirmed that i will either wait for a mk7 orrrr i might have an Ed35 DSG. I've fallen in love with that box!! XxX
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 21 April 2012, 23:01
Drove a Golf R DSG today and was so dissapointed by the amount of power it had! It just confirmed that i will either wait for a mk7 orrrr i might have an Ed35 DSG. I've fallen in love with that box!! XxX

Golf R will piss on an Ed35 though,  my mate has a gorgeous red R and that car with DSG packs a mighty punch.

You sure the one you drove was in tip top nick?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 April 2012, 10:33

Golf R will piss on an Ed35 though, 

As I've said before tho', does it really matter?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 22 April 2012, 10:55

Golf R will piss on an Ed35 though, 

As I've said before tho', does it really matter?

Exactly! The R i drove was quite a bit quicker than mine but just didn't have that WOW factor i was expecting, not in a straight line anyway although it did feel much more planted in the bends.
I just couldn't justify the extra cost over a GTI or 35 for what you get, when i told the salesman what i thought he agreed saying that the R is good for that day when you want to thrash it and the GTI is good for everything.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 23 April 2012, 20:26
VW only brigade look away now


http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/282187/beijing_show_seat_ibiza_cupra.html


a bargain for someone?

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25570
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 23 April 2012, 20:49
There is Greek guy on Scirocco central taking his R to 500 bhp :shocked: I can't post the read link though as you have to a member.

That is going to be some crazy Rocco especially in a front wheel drive !
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: lemski on 23 April 2012, 21:19
I thought the r had haldex?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 23 April 2012, 21:28
I thought the r had haldex?

Not the Scirocco R.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: lemski on 23 April 2012, 21:40
really? what a shame, thought it would have made sence to put haldex on them
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 23 April 2012, 21:48
VW only brigade look away now


http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/282187/beijing_show_seat_ibiza_cupra.html


a bargain for someone?

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25570

I tried the older version before I got the gti. As a previous ibiza cupra owner sadly I was disapointed.
The dsg only did not help and from what I've read on the seat forum since I'm glad I did not go for one. Looks great but sadly let down by engine and box gremlins which I hope they finally sorted.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 23 April 2012, 22:11
I find the internal plastics on Seat cars is just not up to scratch and it therefore makes the whole interior look cheap.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 23 April 2012, 22:38
yes my mate has a leon fr and the interior is not a patch on the golf



got my new copy of evo with a large test of the new brz. it didn't do great. superb chassis and brakes but needs 50bhp more

they also said it doesn't oversteer like the hype says - it just grips and grips but thats not what it was designed to do

megane 265 trophy over 5 seconds a lap quicker and demolished it on the road

I'm looking forward to the brz/gt86 but i would wait for an STI version before considering one
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 24 April 2012, 06:38
really? what a shame, thought it would have made sence to put haldex on them

You would have thought so  :shocked: must be a reason why I suppose but it is odd they didn't put it on there
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wigit on 24 April 2012, 15:17
really? what a shame, thought it would have made sence to put haldex on them

You would have thought so  :shocked: must be a reason why I suppose but it is odd they didn't put it on there

I reckon they could but by the time they had relocated the fuel tank the car would have zero boot space (roc boot is about the same size as a Golf R
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: lemski on 24 April 2012, 19:36
that makes sence then.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: topher on 24 April 2012, 19:41
it'll be down to money. Too expensive to manufacture and would detract sales from the Audi TT
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 15 May 2012, 20:25
Our lass has just replaced her 93 convertible with a BMW 1 series convertible. A 123d. I managed to avoid the hideous fate that is the Golf convertible.

Anyway, my next car could certainly be a BMW if the experience with hers continues as well as it has so far. The dealer experience is in a different league to anything I've experienced at VW and the car is so much more solid than my Mk6 (and no, it's not brand new, it's 18 months old - not a creak, squeak or rattle anywhere). The engine is a peach (for a diesel) - 204 bhp and pulls like a train. So maybe a 135 for me. The new 135 by the way is priced at £29995 with 336 bhp on tap. The Mk7 GTi won't be far off that price with 100 bhp less so it then becomes a bit of a no brainer.

A long way in the future unfortunately though.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 15 May 2012, 20:56
was just reading about that on evo

for the money that is a very good car. seems hard to justify a GTI for that kind of money when you compare to the 135i m sport.

shame its a pig to look at though
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 15 May 2012, 21:02
was just reading about that on evo

for the money that is a very good car. seems hard to justify a GTI for that kind of money when you compare to the 135i m sport.

shame its a pig to look at though

Agreed, how can a MK7 GTI cost the same as a 135!!! The world's gone mad.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 15 May 2012, 22:15
On the BMW website they have the 5 door m135i at £27510, bargains at that price/ performance, they are ugly tho.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 15 May 2012, 22:23
I agree they're not as pretty as a Golf GTi but having seen the new 1 series in the flesh in the showroom it's really not as bad as the last one. I think I could live with it, especially as they were talking sub 6second 0-60 times.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 15 May 2012, 22:24
On the BMW website they have the 5 door m135i at £27510, bargains at that price/ performance, they are ugly tho.

Can't deny that £/performance this is a great deal, however I would not buy one as I just don't like the look of it  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 15 May 2012, 22:36
Reguarding the price, they may have taken into consideration that the pound will be worth about 3 euro's in a months time  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 May 2012, 22:40
Feck how it looks (I like em though) go and d r i v e one  :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 15 May 2012, 22:47
^^^^ Its like wanting a ride on the local tart because she's the best in bed and then thinking do i want be seen down the local with her and put a ring on it. Have a test drive and thats it.

I do quite like the saloon though, so if they do a facelifted saloon version i could be very tempted.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 May 2012, 22:50
^^^^ Its like wanting a ride on the local tart because she's the best in bed and then thinking do i want be seen down the local with her and put a ring on it. Have a test drive and thats it.

 :grin:

My Mrs owned a 120d msport - test drove a 118d the other day and I'm smitten - buying one - but a 123d  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 15 May 2012, 23:01
i nearly bought a saloon 123d, nice engine but ive only done 1900 miles in my ed35 in 6 months so petrol for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 May 2012, 23:06
i nearly bought a saloon 123d, nice engine but ive only done 1900 miles in my ed35 in 6 months so petrol for me.

35 is very nice mate - I need a soot chucker as my daily driver for all the miles I do as I'm tight  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 15 May 2012, 23:29
^^^^ Its like wanting a ride on the local tart because she's the best in bed and then thinking do i want be seen down the local with her and put a ring on it. Have a test drive and thats it.

 :grin:

My Mrs owned a 120d msport - test drove a 118d the other day and I'm smitten - buying one - but a 123d  :wink:
Have you found one yet? :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 15 May 2012, 23:46
still looking - I'm a fussy buyer - Looking after your RNS  :smug:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 16 May 2012, 15:59
^^^^ Its like wanting a ride on the local tart because she's the best in bed and then thinking do i want be seen down the local with her and put a ring on it. Have a test drive and thats it.


LOL  :grin:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 16 May 2012, 18:24
I'm well impressed with that 123d engine Doc. Very smooth and quiet (for a diseasel) and does 50 plus on the motorway. Nearly 300 torques makes it very flexible and quick. A different sort of quick to the GTi but quick nevertheless.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 16 May 2012, 18:27
The more I look at that new BMW 135 the closer I come to getting one.

Unless the MK7 comes in at under £25k I can see a lot of people going for the 135, I certainly am really considering it....


Update: I'm not sure how realistic £29k is for the 135 as the current one is more than that, so maybe a typo?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 16 May 2012, 18:59
Has the 1 series got more room inside than a 3 series ?

I had a 320d Touring out on hire last week and couldn't believe how little room there was in it compared to the Golf.
With three adults and their luggage it was a bit of a squeeze, no room in the front at all and the boot, even though it was an estate didn't hold much either.

I was never so pleased to see my car again, even if the 320d had been 10K less than the golf I would still take the Golf any day.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 May 2012, 19:25

Unless the MK7 comes in at under £25k I can see a lot of people going for the 135, I certainly am really considering it....

RWD and winter make the 1 Series a no go for me...BMWs just get left in the driveway round here in winter.
Sure, winter tyres help (so do non-run flat tyres)...but you will get to where you are going in a Golf where a 1 or 3 series will be beached in the driveway...so sadly, that makes it utterly pointless as an only car, for me...unless they bring out an 'iX' version.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 16 May 2012, 20:01
problem with BMW is everything is an extra.

no one will buy a basic price version, by the time you add a few bells and whistles it will be closer to £30k



i got taken out in PDT's demo car 135i coupe and it was quick and stuck like sh!t on a mattress with the bilstein B12 kit fitted.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 16 May 2012, 20:05

Unless the MK7 comes in at under £25k I can see a lot of people going for the 135, I certainly am really considering it....

RWD and winter make the 1 Series a no go for me...BMWs just get left in the driveway round here in winter.
Sure, winter tyres help (so do non-run flat tyres)...but you will get to where you are going in a Golf where a 1 or 3 series will be beached in the driveway...so sadly, that makes it utterly pointless as an only car, for me...unless they bring out an 'iX' version.

Just think of those hairy chested moments you could have in Bonni Scotland  :grin:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 May 2012, 20:14

Just think of those hairy chested moments you could have in Bonni Scotland  :grin:

This is true...
Whilst it has a certain allure on, a nice day, up in the Highlands, on a great road...not so much when trying to go to Tesco in 4" of snow.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 16 May 2012, 20:24
What about the other 360 days of the year?

I'm lucky I suppose as we always have a 4x4 and a car and some more cars and some vans, then there's the chopper, the private jet  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 May 2012, 21:07
I think you may find up north it snows more than 5 days a year. It's even been trying all this week! Huge stupid width tyres on BMW are not great in snow and even better at aquaplaining the rest of the year lol.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 16 May 2012, 21:24
Your dreaming if you think your troublesome yet economical git is the ultimate driving machine...

Any sensible driver will change their tyres to suit adverse weather conditions unless of course you have a true 4x4 with genuine 4 season tyres of course.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 May 2012, 21:39
Never said it was but low profile 245+ tyres and rwd of a BMW in snow is asking for trouble be it winter tyred or not.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 May 2012, 21:47
I like BMW there obsession with making tyres wider and wider keeps my cousin in a job recovering them after aquaplaining off the motorway helps pay for the spares for his BMW drift car. (found the BMW far more reliable than his  200sx for.drifting.)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 16 May 2012, 21:48
Any sensible driver will change their tyres to suit adverse weather conditions unless of course you have a true 4x4 with genuine 4 season tyres of course.

And a Golf with winter tyres on will still be better than a RWD BMW with winter tyres on...as proven in my street over the last few winters.
I'd have a 335D Touring if I could use it all year round...but I can't.

However, once the new 335DX is available in the UK...the game changes.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 16 May 2012, 23:08


To be honest mr ess even with 4x4 a BMW won't move in the snow, just a warning they are all crap in the snow...

But better in the wet ( bar maybe an r32 or r )  and dry...and that's science and you can't argue with science it science!

That thing that golfs do when they wheel spin in first when the shocks bang and crash and bounce is very embarrassing and scary the first time it does it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 May 2012, 09:10
Yeah that banging noise is bad, my old A3 did it too and I hated it.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 May 2012, 16:00
As a lease deal this is pretty good on a new "SEAT LEON FR+ SUPERCOPA 2.0 TDi 170 5 DOOR"

http://www.smartlease.co.uk/seat-leon-supercopa-fr-car-leasing-special-offer.html
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 May 2012, 16:39
As a lease deal this is pretty good on a new "SEAT LEON FR+ SUPERCOPA 2.0 TDi 170 5 DOOR"

http://www.smartlease.co.uk/seat-leon-supercopa-fr-car-leasing-special-offer.html


Seems very good value motoring  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 May 2012, 18:23
problem with BMW is everything is an extra.

no one will buy a basic price version, by the time you add a few bells and whistles it will be closer to £30k



i got taken out in PDT's demo car 135i coupe and it was quick and stuck like sh!t on a mattress with the bilstein B12 kit fitted.

I've just looked on the BMW website and it states that the M135 comes with Xenon's and leather as standard!!

It's now so appealing I've spoken to my local dealer......


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 17 May 2012, 19:02
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 17 May 2012, 19:10
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.

Shame you won't be able to use it when it's snowy, better keep the GTI as a winter car  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 17 May 2012, 19:49
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.

Shame you won't be able to use it when it's snowy, better keep the GTI as a winter car  :laugh:

depending on where you are, it doesnt snow that much in the UK. Do it and be happy!! cant argue with RWD for fun :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 May 2012, 19:50
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.

Shame you won't be able to use it when it's snowy, better keep the GTI as a winter car  :laugh:

I can live without the car for a few days of the year, the benefits far outweigh the downside i think.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 May 2012, 19:52
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.

Shame you won't be able to use it when it's snowy, better keep the GTI as a winter car  :laugh:

depending on where you are, it doesnt snow that much in the UK. Do it and be happy!! cant argue with RWD for fun :wink:

Yeah altough a few years ago I had an MR2 Turbo without traction control or stability control and lost it round a big round about whilst thinking that I was good at power slides - I was not!!!


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 17 May 2012, 22:21
Do it jimmy, do it!

Get rid of the run flats and chip the b!tch, they chip to about 360bhp with a lovely straight biturbo power curve. Rear wheel drive go on son do it!

You will have to treat the throttle with respect or it will send you into a delightfull power slide. It's not as "fun" as the gti if that's what you like but way more driver focused and serious. Proper car you'll love it.

Oh and test drive the harmon kardon wireless, it's the bomb in a 3 series.

Shame you won't be able to use it when it's snowy, better keep the GTI as a winter car  :laugh:

depending on where you are, it doesnt snow that much in the UK. Do it and be happy!! cant argue with RWD for fun :wink:

Yeah altough a few years ago I had an MR2 Turbo without traction control or stability control and lost it round a big round about whilst thinking that I was good at power slides - I was not!!!




I lol'd a lot - I nearly wrapped up my EVO6 in a similar incident
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 17 May 2012, 22:40
I never run out of talent... Honest!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 18 May 2012, 10:34
me either. its always the machines fault! :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 18 May 2012, 11:38
me either. its always the machines fault! :tongue:

See I never seem to run out of talent. Plus I have the perfect car. The annoying thing for me is that when I'm in the middle of my brilliant driving I tend to wake up.  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 18 May 2012, 15:00
me either. its always the machines fault! :tongue:

See I never seem to run out of talent. Plus I have the perfect car. The annoying thing for me is that when I'm in the middle of my brilliant driving I tend to wake up.  :grin:

 LMAO :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 19 May 2012, 09:10
me either. its always the machines fault! :tongue:

See I never seem to run out of talent. Plus I have the perfect car. The annoying thing for me is that when I'm in the middle of my brilliant driving I tend to wake up.  :grin:

 LMAO :laugh:

 :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 May 2012, 19:38

Just a little bit more than a GTI and less than an R.....


http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/M135i/0,,1156_181268200__bm-WjFDTA%3D%3D%40spv-S,00.html?requestSource=topnav


Been to the dealers today, they will have a demo car in a month or so........


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 19 May 2012, 19:44
I think i'll reserve judgement until i see one in the flesh but it's got to be worth a look.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 19 May 2012, 19:44

Just a little bit more than a GTI and less than an R.....


http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/M135i/0,,1156_181268200__bm-WjFDTA%3D%3D%40spv-S,00.html?requestSource=topnav


Been to the dealers today, they will have a demo car in a month or so........


Jim

Watch out for the snow, the standing water and the lack of equipment.....

Ooops silly me - drough conditions down south and is that full leather, MASSIVE brakes and xenons as standard plus RWD, 320 BHP blah blah blah  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 20 May 2012, 18:46
Saw a parked one in Met Orange yesterday and front on it looked nice, but all other angles just didn't work for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 21 May 2012, 15:48
I've just remembered something, BMWs can't be that tereble in the snow. I recall  I ordered an entire chinese meal for 4 people whilst side ways, drifting it from side to side in my 535d. Ah, good times!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 21 May 2012, 16:14

Just a little bit more than a GTI and less than an R.....


http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/M135i/0,,1156_181268200__bm-WjFDTA%3D%3D%40spv-S,00.html?requestSource=topnav


Been to the dealers today, they will have a demo car in a month or so........


Jim

If only that looked like a GTI and not like a BMW (friggin ugly) then we'd be on to a winner  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dean07 on 21 May 2012, 19:19
A Mercedes C63 AMG Saloon. ha ha
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 May 2012, 19:33
Saw a parked one in Met Orange yesterday and front on it looked nice, but all other angles just didn't work for me.

It's not out yet mate, you likley saw a normal 135 and not the M135i.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 May 2012, 19:49
A Mercedes C63 AMG Saloon. ha ha

Good man, you must have a very hairy chest like Magnum PI  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 21 May 2012, 21:03
and wear sex panther aftershave

works 60% of the time every time
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 21 May 2012, 21:12
A Mercedes C63 AMG Saloon. ha ha

Stunning, derby Mercedes have one in the showroom at the moment in silver and it looks the mutts nuts!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 21 May 2012, 21:24
Thats on Auto Trader as well £33290 with 15k on it. Gorgeous! :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 21 May 2012, 22:52
A Mercedes C63 AMG Saloon. ha ha

Stunning, derby Mercedes have one in the showroom at the moment in silver and it looks the mutts nuts!

They are superb, their calipers bigger than my wheels!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 22 May 2012, 05:03
You'd have to indulge in track days if you had whip like that. It just looks designed to be driven like its stolen and then go home and take the mrs shopping.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Daz Auto on 22 May 2012, 15:41
Audi A3 saloon with quattro and sports differential. If they make such a car.

(http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/media/3662457/audi_a3_concept__2__630x415.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Daz Auto on 22 May 2012, 16:18
Audi A3 saloon with quattro and sports differential. If they make such a car.
After reading a bit more - it looks like sports differential may not be available on the new A3. If they do have it as an option it will likely only be available on the S3 and RS3. :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 22 May 2012, 20:27
A Mercedes C63 AMG Saloon. ha ha

Wonder what there like in the snow, that would put me off one.

Thee was a company doing them for £500 a month for two years, but I like my front door where it is rather than on the floor.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 22 May 2012, 22:07

Wonder what there like in the snow, that would put me off one.

Thee was a company doing them for £500 a month for two years, but I like my front door where it is rather than on the floor.

Is this going to be the standard craic for you southern fairies?
It must be nice to have such clement weather all year round, and such fine Councils, so adept at clearing the few flakes of snow you do se, that bad weather is not a consideration for you chaps at Carbon.

Sadly, for those of us north of such utopian lands, it's a very real consideration.
No usable car = no work/food.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 22 May 2012, 23:33
If my house and dinner depended open my car moving in the snow I personally would buy a jeep of some form not a front drive hatch with 225 tyres, can't be that bad.

It's so crap down here we don't get snow, we are very unlucky.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 23 May 2012, 08:37

Thee was a company doing them for £500 a month for two years

I was talking to a mate who had contract hired an E class. His 2 year deal ended a few weeks back and they tried to hit him with a bill of nearly £3000 for damage. Now considering the car was 2 years old and had done 25,000 miles, the damage was a few stone chips and couple of tiny scratches that would have almost polished out and a mark on one of the wheels inflicted by tyre fitters. It seems the go over the cars like a concours judge and pick up every imperfection, even those that could well have been there from new.

The bloke did manage to argue them down to about £1500, but even so, you really do need to make sure you know what you may be in for when signing up for one of these deals.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 23 May 2012, 21:10
If my house and dinner depended open my car moving in the snow I personally would buy a jeep of some form not a front drive hatch with 225 tyres, can't be that bad.

It's so crap down here we don't get snow, we are very unlucky.


So with the same rational, you would not knowingly buy a RWD car that you know will end up beached on the driveway?
Like, say...a BMW with wide rear tyres?
A car that is known to be utterly useless in snow?

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 May 2012, 21:28
No usable car = no work/food.

Have you lost your job?  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 23 May 2012, 21:37
Well I haven't bought a car but my missus just has  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 23 May 2012, 21:39

Have you lost your job?  :sad:

No, not me...not as far as I know!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 May 2012, 21:48
Well I haven't bought a car but my missus just has  :lipsrsealed:

What did you guys end up with?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 23 May 2012, 21:52
Well I haven't bought a car but my missus just has  :lipsrsealed:

What did you guys end up with?

Something i can map  :grin: :grin:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=232027.0

Will be revealed soon
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 May 2012, 22:08

Have you lost your job?  :sad:

No, not me...not as far as I know!


But you haven't got a car (ish)  :huh:

No usable car = no work/food.

I'll have you know that we at Carbon acquired a 4x4 for the winter that I only got rid of last week...sodding Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4x4 - that was the first and last I'll have  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 23 May 2012, 22:16
I have a slight confession to make, I sold the skoda vrs estate last week and got a MK6 GT TDI DSG for the works smoker.

So much for never again.....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 23 May 2012, 22:30
I have a slight confession to make, I sold the skoda vrs estate last week and got a MK6 GT TDI DSG for the works smoker.

So much for never again.....

Tut tut tut  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 23 May 2012, 22:38
But you haven't got a car (ish)  :huh:

I have two!!


Quote
I'll have you know that we at Carbon acquired a 4x4 for the winter that I only got rid of last week...sodding Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4x4 - that was the first and last I'll have  :grin:

That'll be about as much use as the high spec X5s in the crapweather = zero use.
My old Fabia vRS with winter tyres would go places the goons in their X5s on their 20" 275 wide tyres couldn't go.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 24 May 2012, 09:01


[/quote]

So with the same rational, you would not knowingly buy a RWD car that you know will end up beached on the driveway?
Like, say...a BMW with wide rear tyres?
A car that is known to be utterly useless in snow?


[/quote]

Theres no way you should buy a BMW, stick to a 2wd golf they are excellent in the snow.

For the 1 or 2 days a year we get snow I can have a BMW which is better at everything for the othe 363 days of the year. Even if I had a golf gti again I doubt I would take it out in the snow anyway for fear of smashing it into a kerb.

It's all about geography I suppose and I am very lucky.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 24 May 2012, 14:34
That'll be about as much use as the high spec X5s in the crapweather = zero use.

Known.  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 24 May 2012, 14:39
But you haven't got a car (ish)  :huh:


I have two!!

Known also, but without a licence you have no usable car hence in your own words "No usable car = no work/food"

Or I am being padantic  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SilverChariot on 24 May 2012, 16:42
Or I am being padantic  :grin:

Not meaning to be pedantic... but it should be pedantic not padantic.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 24 May 2012, 18:11
Or I am being padantic  :grin:

Not meaning to be pedantic... but it should be pedantic not padantic.

ha ha ha ha cracker  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 24 May 2012, 18:15
Or I am being padantic  :grin:

Not meaning to be pedantic... but it should be pedantic not padantic.

ha ha ha ha cracker  :laugh: :laugh:

Buggers  :grin:

How did the service go Steve?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 24 May 2012, 18:45
Well I haven't bought a car but my missus just has  :lipsrsealed:

^^ are you zipped because you are keeping a secret or is it not meeting your approval?!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 25 May 2012, 11:10
Dropped my car off at the dealer this morning to have ALL the door seals replaced! :shocked: and there is a BMW dealership just round the corner so thought i'd have a nose around, i must say i'm liking the new interior design! Had a sit in the new 3series 120d sport and the 1series 125i Msport and both i felt were very very nice, so much so i'm going to take the wife to have a look, the 1series seems like quite good value but would need speccing up a little to get a few things that are standard on the GTI, like auto lights and wipers which should really be standard these days on a premium car?!

I don't think i could justify a 135i in the same way as an R but the MSport is very tempting!!

Hmmm decisions decisions....... :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 29 May 2012, 16:05
dunno how VW can justify the price of the GTI. £30k for an ed35 is mental

new focus ST will be 22k and ford dealers usually want to discount their cars too.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25762


VW need to get real with the pricing of the mk7 IMO. i like my car but i think they're living on past reputation and customer loyalty. i personally wouldn't buy another one just cos it says GTI on the boot lid so the next one had better be as good as the ompetition
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Ess_Three on 29 May 2012, 16:10

Known also, but without a licence you have no usable car hence in your own words "No usable car = no work/food"

Or I am being padantic  :grin:

Although you are technically correct in reference to 'me'...the Mk6 is insured for 3 others...so does get used for fetching the shopping (I just have to ride shotgun)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 29 May 2012, 16:11
Well I haven't bought a car but my missus just has  :lipsrsealed:

^^ are you zipped because you are keeping a secret or is it not meeting your approval?!

Started this thread
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=232027.0

Be careful - its OUTSIDE the MK6 section  :tongue: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 29 May 2012, 20:07
dunno how VW can justify the price of the GTI. £30k for an ed35 is mental

new focus ST will be 22k and ford dealers usually want to discount their cars too.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25762


VW need to get real with the pricing of the mk7 IMO. i like my car but i think they're living on past reputation and customer loyalty. i personally wouldn't buy another one just cos it says GTI on the boot lid so the next one had better be as good as the competition


Spot on with this post mate!




Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 29 May 2012, 20:22
dunno how VW can justify the price of the GTI. £30k for an ed35 is mental

new focus ST will be 22k and ford dealers usually want to discount their cars too.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25762


VW need to get real with the pricing of the mk7 IMO. i like my car but i think they're living on past reputation and customer loyalty. i personally wouldn't buy another one just cos it says GTI on the boot lid so the next one had better be as good as the ompetition

The Focus ST3 with Xenons, Leather and Manual Air con will be £25500 and the ED35 is £27500 so not that much between them,

I'd still pay the extra £2k for the Golf.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 29 May 2012, 20:30
dunno how VW can justify the price of the GTI. £30k for an ed35 is mental

new focus ST will be 22k and ford dealers usually want to discount their cars too.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25762


VW need to get real with the pricing of the mk7 IMO. i like my car but i think they're living on past reputation and customer loyalty. i personally wouldn't buy another one just cos it says GTI on the boot lid so the next one had better be as good as the ompetition

The Focus ST3 with Xenons, Leather and Manual Air con will be £25500 and the ED35 is £27500 so not that much between them,

I'd still pay the extra £2k for the Golf.

I think the better comparison will be when the MK7 comes out. How much with a MK7 with Xenons and leather cost? In excess of £30k in my opinion, then you're £5k out.

Those of you on this forum that think VW is premium enough to charge £30k for Golf GTI I think you need to sit in an Aldi or a Beemer, then go and sit in the new ST when it comes out.


Jim

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 29 May 2012, 20:45
I've had a few 1 series and 3 series hired out in the last year

I never thought they were anything special but then they were hire cars so had taken a bit of abuse.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 30 May 2012, 00:01
i will be straight down the ford dealership as soon as this thing is released. its going to be a great car.


also really looking forward to the new RS clio coming soon. for all their faults i find ranaultsport cars the most entertaining/rewarding/fun to drive.

i think the GTI will be getting relegated to family car duty soon and i will be looking for a new toy for myself.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 30 May 2012, 08:15
I'm really interested in the Focus ST and I am sure it will have more toys as standard than the mk7 GTI will probably have as add ons.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 30 May 2012, 16:16
I'm really interested in the Focus ST and I am sure it will have more toys as standard than the mk7 GTI will probably have as add ons.

I agree with this, people who think that the ST isn’t in the same league as the GTI need to get out of the clouds and sit in one then drive it.

You may be surprised - but you're just as likely to be proved completely correct. But judging the ST before one has even hits these shores is crazy.

Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 30 May 2012, 19:14
I've had a few 1 series and 3 series hired out in the last year

I never thought they were anything special but then they were hire cars so had taken a bit of abuse.

Next time hire out any msport version of 1 series - smaller the engine the better (118d in the last one I threw up a road) and drive it as hard as you can around some very twisty roads then tell me your not impressed.

The handling is to die for, god I'm coming over all RWD again  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 30 May 2012, 19:21
I'm really interested in the Focus ST and I am sure it will have more toys as standard than the mk7 GTI will probably have as add ons.

I agree with this, people who think that the ST isn’t in the same league as the GTI need to get out of the clouds and sit in one then drive it.

You may be surprised - but you're just as likely to be proved completely correct. But judging the ST before one has even hits these shores is crazy.

Jim

Scrap all of the above, the ST3 will cost £4k less than an M135i, M135i is the only car for me if it really is only £29,995!


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 30 May 2012, 19:24
I'm really interested in the Focus ST and I am sure it will have more toys as standard than the mk7 GTI will probably have as add ons.

I agree with this, people who think that the ST isn’t in the same league as the GTI need to get out of the clouds and sit in one then drive it.

You may be surprised - but you're just as likely to be proved completely correct. But judging the ST before one has even hits these shores is crazy.

Jim the Ford ST3 will be worth northing after a year or so , I do agree its lovely motor!!

Jim

Scrap all of the above, the ST3 will cost £4k less than an M135i, M135i is the only car for me if it really is only £29,995!


Jim

Jim the Ford ST3 will be worth northing after a year or so , I do agree its lovely motor!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 30 May 2012, 19:26
Whats happened to you steve? You can't quote for toffee these days! :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 30 May 2012, 19:28
Whats happened to you steve? You can't quote for toffee these days! :grin:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Yes I think i'm getting old mate !!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 30 May 2012, 19:31
http://www.carsource.co.uk/vehicle-clicks?c=30524799&d=10352&dg=1049&t=Ford%20Focus%20ST-3%20-%20Cheap%20Ford%20Focus%20ST-3%20cars%20for%20sale%20/%20www.carsource.co.uk

One of these or GTI ?Cheap as chips Jim's a cheap skate now expect big fuel bills also with the ST  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 30 May 2012, 20:18
the 2013 ST will be a 2 litre though so fuel economy will be on par with everything in its class.



as for losing money the 55 reg ST you linked is up for £7k - whats a 55 reg GTI worth? 8k tops? so taking into comparing both new car costs you can't say the ST has depreciated any worse than a more expensive golf.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 31 May 2012, 09:34
Tbh Ford have upped their game recently, the interior plastics are almost on a par with their German counterparts.

I still think it will be a worthwhile buy and I shall certainly be off to my local Ford dealer for a test drive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 31 May 2012, 09:45
im not a VW (or any other marque) fanboy so my honest unbiased opinion i think new fords are as good if not better built than VW's

this is my first VAG car and I'm not blown away TBH. my mams new nissan juke has panel gaps and a paint finish a golf could only dream of.

for £22k that looks like a bargain and if it lasts as good as out 57 reg bog-standard, unloved, every day focus it will be a great car.

the only thing that would put me off buying it is are they bringing out an RS model? if so i would wait for that before buying i think
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MonkeyP on 31 May 2012, 16:29
Seeing as i have recently bought the mk6 it would prob be a few years before i look at another car but to be fair that will be perfect to pick up a BMW 1M. For me there is nothing like a BMW drive, hence i believe that i will go baq the rear wheel drive!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 31 May 2012, 17:05
im not a VW (or any other marque) fanboy so my honest unbiased opinion i think new fords are as good if not better built than VW's

this is my first VAG car and I'm not blown away TBH. my mams new nissan juke has panel gaps and a paint finish a golf could only dream of.

for £22k that looks like a bargain and if it lasts as good as out 57 reg bog-standard, unloved, every day focus it will be a great car.

the only thing that would put me off buying it is are they bringing out an RS model? if so i would wait for that before buying i think

Re the RS model apparently none are on the cards as the Focus only comes in five door and I read RS won't do a 5 door Focus.

RS normally comes out at the end of the run so even if they do it won't be for a very long time yet!

Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mitch1987 on 01 June 2012, 17:41
No focus RS but maybe a fiesta
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 11 June 2012, 09:43
looks good

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/284302/2012_ford_focus_st_review.html
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 11 June 2012, 10:14

Mmmmmm, no speaker system needed for this bad boy to sound nice

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpo9uqLVy0
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 June 2012, 12:54
looks good

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/284302/2012_ford_focus_st_review.html

Aesthetically that ST isn't a patch on the the GTI ( inside and out ) imo.

Granted it may be a better peformance car than the current Mk6 but I still find the ST to chavy for my taste.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 11 June 2012, 15:37
looks good

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/284302/2012_ford_focus_st_review.html

Looks absolutely awful to me. But everyones different i understand.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 11 June 2012, 16:40
One thing I love about the GTI is the admiring stares it gets from all ages...... not sure that's the case with owning an ST?

The GTI is iconic and the ST is moronic   :grin:


 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 11 June 2012, 21:27
This time with a link that works.

M135i spy shots going round The Ring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpo9uqLVy0

Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 11 June 2012, 22:06


The GTI is iconic and the ST is moronic   :grin:


 

LMFAO  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 11 June 2012, 22:19
This time with a link that works.

M135i spy shots going round The Ring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpo9uqLVy0

Jim

No matter how much BMW try and disguise it, it's still doesn't look nice.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 12 June 2012, 00:42
It's sounds great.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 12 June 2012, 17:13
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 12 June 2012, 17:24
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:

Are you joking? It looks a right mess
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 12 June 2012, 17:30
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:

Are you joking? It looks a right mess

Need to see and test drive first  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 12 June 2012, 19:39
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:

Are you joking? It looks a right mess

Need to see and test drive first  :grin:

Should have gone to spec savers  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 12 June 2012, 20:26
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:

Are you joking? It looks a right mess

Need to see and test drive first  :grin:

Should have gone to spec savers  :laugh:

you dont even need to see it to know it WILL fall to bits. French kak!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 12 June 2012, 20:29
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ds5&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CIcBEBYwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fmotoring%2Fcarreviews%2F8841445%2FCitroen-DS5-review.html&ei=wWnXT-iNA-6Y0QXRkJz7Aw&usg=AFQjCNE3tLrdFk-mlWdEiZX9SR56b2yEsQ

This look good I may even consider getting one ? :undecided:

Are you joking? It looks a right mess

Need to see and test drive first  :grin:

To be fair Citroen have really upped their game in recent years. They have created some quite stylish looking cars but they don't really appeal to me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 12 June 2012, 23:59
I was quite taken with the smaller DS3 until every 17 year old seemed to have bought one in yellow with a black roof.   :sad:

I also like the DS4. Citroen is moving up in my books.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 13 June 2012, 00:02
Citroen is moving up in my books.

I agree, they're just under Protons now
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 13 June 2012, 00:09
Citroen is moving up in my books.

I agree, they're just under Protons now

Boo!  :sad:

I actually quite like them. Wouldn't buy one with money but they certainly make the road a much more aesthetically pleasing place to drive than all the generic rep-barges.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 13 June 2012, 09:51
i had a citroen once
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 13 June 2012, 11:06
i had a citroen once


Did it last longer than your Mk6 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 13 June 2012, 11:20
i had a citroen once


Did it last longer than your Mk6 :lipsrsealed:
I'm beginning to think a Sh1troen would be more reliable than my last 2 VAG cars  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 13 June 2012, 16:55
the citroen lasted approx 10k less than the GTI... and if im being brutally honest, the citroen took a lot more stick than the GTi  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 13 June 2012, 17:07
dont put your deposits down yet!!

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25847

 :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 13 June 2012, 18:20
dont put your deposits down yet!!

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25847

 :evil:

I WANT
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Damion on 13 June 2012, 18:30
Nice....

Has me thinking..
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 13 June 2012, 22:04
Yum yum like that merc
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 13 June 2012, 23:30
dont put your deposits down yet!!

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25847

 :evil:

Liking that :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 13 June 2012, 23:47
I've had my eyes on it for a while. Let's hope it is a £32k price tag and no more and it comes reasonably kitted up!!  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 13 June 2012, 23:52
Makes an R look quite silly in my eyes!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 14 June 2012, 00:02
I've had my eyes on it for a while. Let's hope it is a £32k price tag and no more and it comes reasonably kitted up!!  :grin:

I know lol :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 14 June 2012, 00:37
That Merc looks disgusting  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SRGTD on 14 June 2012, 06:21
That Merc looks disgusting  :sick:

^ +1. Makes the BMW 1 series look good, and that's not a good looker either!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 14 June 2012, 19:55
Since discussing with a few friends of friends our A1 order has been cancelled.
It sounds like that chassis suffers as bad with wheel barrings, bushes etc far worse than the previous generation from talking to new Polo and Ibiza owners. :cry:
Family members who have Hyundai/Kias who previously had VW/Audi/SEAT/Skoda have been impressed. No image or most exciting cars but as a family hack i think we will go look at them now.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SRGTD on 14 June 2012, 21:14
Since discussing with a few friends of friends our A1 order has been cancelled.
It sounds like that chassis suffers as bad with wheel barrings, bushes etc far worse than the previous generation from talking to new Polo and Ibiza owners. :cry:
Family members who have Hyundai/Kias who previously had VW/Audi/SEAT/Skoda have been impressed. No image or most exciting cars but as a family hack i think we will go look at them now.

I was parked next to a new Kia Rio the other day. I must say, I quite liked th way it looked. The paint finish was really good and the panel gaps were incredibly tight and millimetre perfect (much more so than my Golf - I had to have a misaligned bonnet adjusted shortly after taking delivery).

I know that Kia aren't currently reputed to build cars that are particularly engaging to drive, but seeing how quickly they (and Hyundai) have progressed in recent years, if they get the dynamics sorted, then the likes of VW and some of the other large European manufacturers had better watch out!

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: simonpolly on 14 June 2012, 21:16
Quote from: R32UK link=topic=20i0085.msg2151960#msg2151960 date=1339577515
m
i had a citroen once
Me too,NEVER AGAIN,it must have spent at least 6months in the dealers and had dozens of faults e.g gear box leaks,engines leaks,air con failed,display failed to mention a few.And Citroen UK were appalling no help at all,the dealers kept doing the same repairs over and over again I got rid of the car just before the warrenty ran out and it was still leaking lots of oil from the engine and gearbox in the same locations after 9 attempts by the dealer to fix it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 14 June 2012, 21:52
Quote from: R32UK link=topic=20i0085.msg2151960#msg2151960 date=1339577515
m
i had a citroen once
Me too,NEVER AGAIN,it must have spent at least 6months in the dealers and had dozens of faults e.g gear box leaks,engines leaks,air con failed,display failed to mention a few.And Citroen UK were appalling no help at all,the dealers kept doing the same repairs over and over again I got rid of the car just before the warrenty ran out and it was still leaking lots of oil from the engine and gearbox in the same locations after 9 attempts by the dealer to fix it.

What year was that ? :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rolfe on 15 June 2012, 12:42
I was parked next to a new Kia Rio the other day. I must say, I quite liked th way it looked. The paint finish was really good and the panel gaps were incredibly tight and millimetre perfect (much more so than my Golf - I had to have a misaligned bonnet adjusted shortly after taking delivery).

I know that Kia aren't currently reputed to build cars that are particularly engaging to drive, but seeing how quickly they (and Hyundai) have progressed in recent years, if they get the dynamics sorted, then the likes of VW and some of the other large European manufacturers had better watch out!

I just had a Kia Rio for a week as a hire car.  (Full story on other thread, new engine currently being fitted to GTi.)

It was a shopping trolley with a lawnmower engine.  It had to be begged to go up hills.  In second.  Its clutch was so loose that there was no happy medium between revving it and stalling it.

Tell me there's a more upmarket model and that's what you're talking about....  Please....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: simonpolly on 15 June 2012, 15:28
Quote from: R32UK link=topic=20i0085.msg2151960#msg2151960 date=1339577515
m
i had a citroen once
Me too,NEVER AGAIN,it must have spent at least 6months in the dealers and had dozens of faults e.g gear box leaks,engines leaks,air con failed,display failed to mention a few.And Citroen UK were appalling no help at all,the dealers kept doing the same repairs over and over again I got rid of the car just before the warrenty ran out and it was still leaking lots of oil from the engine and gearbox in the same locations after 9 attempts by the dealer to fix it.

What year was that ? :grin:

It was a sh!troen picasso,we purchased in in 2002 and px it for a touran in 2005.(the touran was a excellant  car)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 15 June 2012, 15:49
Mine was an 05, brand new. I would be very surprised if its still alive today  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 15 June 2012, 17:52
Quote from: R32UK link=topic=20i0085.msg2151960#msg2151960 date=1339577515
m
i had a citroen once
Me too,NEVER AGAIN,it must have spent at least 6months in the dealers and had dozens of faults e.g gear box leaks,engines leaks,air con failed,display failed to mention a few.And Citroen UK were appalling no help at all,the dealers kept doing the same repairs over and over again I got rid of the car just before the warrenty ran out and it was still leaking lots of oil from the engine and gearbox in the same locations after 9 attempts by the dealer to fix it.

What year was that ? :grin:

It was a sh!troen picasso,we purchased in in 2002 and px it for a touran in 2005.(the touran was a excellant  car)

My parents had a Citroen Picasso once apon a time, never had any probs with it...it was real comfy and great for long journeys but my dad hated the handling of the thing....it was very wollowy!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Silverblade on 15 June 2012, 23:32
Well having just slung a deposit on a GTI 35 - thats my next toy - hope I like it, havent had a Golf for quite a few years  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 16 June 2012, 00:05
Well having just slung a deposit on a GTI 35 - thats my next toy - hope I like it, havent had a Golf for quite a few years  :cool:

You are going to love the ED35 gives you a big grin every time you drive it  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 June 2012, 14:48
http://news.google.co.uk/news/url?ct2=uk%2F1_0_s_8_1_a&sa=t&usg=AFQjCNHiSLNER9ZhR4tS4H5p4XSVy2ZRDA&cid=8797843981881&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.autocar.co.uk%2Fcar-news%2Fnew-cars%2Ftweaks-vauxhall-astra-range&ei=K9_dT5DcJYyo8QOgtwE&rt=SECTION&vm=STANDARD&bvm=section&did=7057071679826554324&sid=top-stories

This looks good too :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 June 2012, 17:03
Looks ok but £24k for a diesel Astra!!! Wtf has the world come to.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 June 2012, 18:31
Astra has no dsg equivalent option therefore not really a rival to to many gti owners!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: SRGTD on 17 June 2012, 21:48
Looks ok but £24k for a diesel Astra!!! Wtf has the world come to.


Jim

I think it looks OK too, but agree, £24k sounds a lot of money for a diesel Astra. But then who pays list price for a new Vauxhall?

Broadspeed are quoting a discount of over £6k off the list price for the 163 bhp (diesel) version bringing the price down to around £16.6k. If you're able to get a similar discount off the higher performance, twin turbo version, then it sounds good value at £17.6k - £18k.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: PenguinGTI on 17 June 2012, 22:46
Can I just say that this isn't exactly a standard Astra. I reckon it looks pretty nice and with just under 200bhp from a Bi-turbo diesel it's certainly got some go.

How much would the equivalent GTD be with 25bhp less?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: arj7 on 17 June 2012, 23:15
Can I just say that this isn't exactly a standard Astra. I reckon it looks pretty nice and with just under 200bhp from a Bi-turbo diesel it's certainly got some go.

How much would the equivalent GTD be with 25bhp less?

Agree with what your saying but part of it is the name, the costs wont be what it says. Astras even brand new are a lot cheaper than the list price, with regards to a VW the build quality compared to a Vauxhall is night and day. My previous car was a Vauxhall.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 18 June 2012, 07:39
I wouldn't have another Vauxhall, the last one I had was very unreliable broke down too many times  :sad:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 22 June 2012, 22:07
FYI I had an email from our local Skoda garage to say that the Mrs Yeti has been found after a 7 month search (ordered early Dec 2011) - they have her in captivity and she's on here way to the UK, expecting her to land at the local Skoda dealer in the next two weeks.

Now do we wait for the new reg?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 June 2012, 22:33
FYI I had an email from our local Skoda garage to say that the Mrs Yeti has been found after a 7 month search (ordered early Dec 2011) - they have her in captivity and she's on here way to the UK, expecting her to land at the local Skoda dealer in the next two weeks.

Now do we wait for the new reg?

Might as well Craig as its been such a long wait about bloody time too :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 28 June 2012, 13:22
IF sell < 3 THEN
   wait;
ELSE
  noose, chip and take her for a ride;
END IF;
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 28 June 2012, 13:40
FYI I had an email from our local Skoda garage to say that the Mrs Yeti has been found after a 7 month search (ordered early Dec 2011) - they have her in captivity and she's on here way to the UK, expecting her to land at the local Skoda dealer in the next two weeks.

Now do we wait for the new reg?

Na, get it soon as...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Pinky 1959 on 28 June 2012, 13:51
After  me buying a Tiguan and we both love driving it my wife has a abs unit fault on the Astra cost mega bucks to sort and vauxhall only will pay 20% , I had a run in an Insignia , while its an ok car its not the quality of VW (We have had vauxhall for 20 yrs and never had any major bills until noo ) so the Astra  its getting changed for a GTD 170 demo next week .
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 28 June 2012, 14:02
After  me buying a Tiguan and we both love driving it my wife has a abs unit fault on the Astra cost mega bucks to sort and vauxhall only will pay 20% , I had a run in an Insignia , while its an ok car its not the quality of VW (We have had vauxhall for 20 yrs and never had any major bills until noo ) so the Astra  its getting changed for a GTD 170 demo next week .

 :cool: spec?

And get those pics up once you've taken delivery, happy days!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Egbutt Wash on 28 June 2012, 14:27
Mk7 GTI open top in about 24 months.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 28 June 2012, 16:12
Urban Dictionary have a good definition of a yeti.

A fat and ugly female, often accompanied by facial hair including side burns. In even more extreme cases the yeti carrys along a "package", or even the full package including chest hair. When viewed often the viewer feels slightly nauseas and dizzy. Try no to stare at yetis too long, because if they catch you looking at them they will feel threatened and start throwing dangle berries or sh*t nuggets.


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Pinky 1959 on 02 July 2012, 18:36
Standard GTD 170 with  upgraded wheels
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MBCGTI on 02 July 2012, 18:49
Not sure, only had the golf for a month and I love it, im sure that I would look at another golf!! Maybe an R
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 02 July 2012, 19:17
Urban Dictionary have a good definition of a yeti.

A fat and ugly female, often accompanied by facial hair including side burns. In even more extreme cases the yeti carrys along a "package", or even the full package including chest hair. When viewed often the viewer feels slightly nauseas and dizzy. Try no to stare at yetis too long, because if they catch you looking at them they will feel threatened and start throwing dangle berries or sh*t nuggets.




Sounds like the definition of Doc, esp if you refuse his maps throws nuggets of sh*t at you  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 02 July 2012, 19:39
£24k for a diesel Astra? No funnier than £21k for a Golf diesel GT TDi that was sat on the forecourt of my stealers the other day. That's 140 hp I believe? And not even brand new.

And yes, superficially a Golf feels better built inside. But then try searching "creaks, groans, squeaks" etc. on this forum and that says a lot about Golf "quality".

I must say I really like the look of that new A Class - very smart looking thing.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 02 July 2012, 20:32
£24k for a diesel Astra? No funnier than £21k for a Golf diesel GT TDi that was sat on the forecourt of my stealers the other day. That's 140 hp I believe? And not even brand new.

And yes, superficially a Golf feels better built inside. But then try searching "creaks, groans, squeaks" etc. on this forum and that says a lot about Golf "quality".

I must say I really like the look of that new A Class - very smart looking thing.

Yeah, the AMG monster is going to be worth looking at but at £35k there are much better cars around.....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 02 July 2012, 20:50
£24k for a diesel Astra? No funnier than £21k for a Golf diesel GT TDi that was sat on the forecourt of my stealers the other day. That's 140 hp I believe? And not even brand new.

And yes, superficially a Golf feels better built inside. But then try searching "creaks, groans, squeaks" etc. on this forum and that says a lot about Golf "quality".

I must say I really like the look of that new A Class - very smart looking thing.

Me personally i would rather sit in the Golf and put up with squeaks creaks and groans (not that ive got any yet) than sit in what i can only describe as a Ashtray. Shocking interior in the Ashtray.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MBCGTI on 02 July 2012, 22:21
I drive an astra for work, although only the base diesel model they are utter dog s**t.  The handbrake traps your finger, the driving position is shocking and when I have my seat in the best possible position I can barely fit my little finger behind the seat and its the estate I use.

The thing rattles, and I am talking about a 12 plate astra with less than 500 miles on the clock> I have smacked the dash, tried tightening things up and the rattle moves across the dash.  I wouldnt buy an astra and to be honest unless something marvellous stuck out the only vauxhall I would buy would be a VXR8 Bathurst S.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wigit on 02 July 2012, 22:46
at the Goodwood FOS on the weekend i got a chance to have a look around the new ST, M135, A3 and GT86

ST is cheap and looks it, their interiors are a triumph of (lack of)style over function with dash a scattergun of switchgrear, recaros were  ok didn't particularly like the pedals as prefer a floor mounted accelerator, exterior wise styling just draws more attention to the big rump

for my styling is still unresolved on the M135, in reality they say under £30k but seams very easy to get up to £38k with a few options, interior was superb but what i cannot stand in the BM is the pedals are offset from the wheel so just feels odd, its more pronounced than the new 3 series which for me would be my weapon of choice

have to say liked the understatement of the new A3 and cabin so S3 will be interesting, in reality if i wanted a derv hatchback i'd be going for one of these

liked the idea of the GT86 and i actually loved the feel of it, you sort of wear it rather than sit in it, superb driving position and seats, in reality they should do a delete rear seat option, yes needs more power from a turbo, but only car i requested more info on as want a test drive

what i did love in the flesh was the new RS4 avant

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 02 July 2012, 23:19
at the Goodwood FOS on the weekend i got a chance to have a look around the new ST, M135, A3 and GT86

ST is cheap and looks it, their interiors are a triumph of (lack of)style over function with dash a scattergun of switchgrear, recaros were  ok didn't particularly like the pedals as prefer a floor mounted accelerator, exterior wise styling just draws more attention to the big rump

for my styling is still unresolved on the M135, in reality they say under £30k but seams very easy to get up to £38k with a few options, interior was superb but what i cannot stand in the BM is the pedals are offset from the wheel so just feels odd, its more pronounced than the new 3 series which for me would be my weapon of choice

have to say liked the understatement of the new A3 and cabin so S3 will be interesting, in reality if i wanted a derv hatchback i'd be going for one of these

liked the idea of the GT86 and i actually loved the feel of it, you sort of wear it rather than sit in it, superb driving position and seats, in reality they should do a delete rear seat option, yes needs more power from a turbo, but only car i requested more info on as want a test drive

what i did love in the flesh was the new RS4 avant



Nice summary mate, not sure how you get the M135i up to £38k considering it comes with Xenons and leather as standard and a load of other things.

Even a bog standard M135i is better spec than a £29,999 GTI.....

That GT86 is going to be a flop IMO, it just isn't quick enough and the test drives reviews I've read slated it big time.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wigit on 03 July 2012, 00:22
i'm curious to see what the GT86 is like to drive but inclined to agree, not much performance for £25k and boxer engine isn't overly CO2 friendly and trim is not up to european standards, that said may still love it

M135 was specced to £38k and seemed to have boxes ticked, trouble is the car was styled be stevie wonder and looks awful which ever angle you look at it which is a real shame, bmw chappy said the 2 door coupe was looking like 2014 which will probably be the less of a munterlooker
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Post by: mkviken on 05 July 2012, 20:30
i saw a GT86 on the road today. must be one of the first official ones in the country

when i first read the hype i thought this is going to be a massive success but after seeing it i wasn't impressed. looked fairly cheap and like already said the performance just isn't good enough

they're not getting very good write ups now after the initial hype which most people after that sort of car WILL have read.




also called into BMW and the had a 116i on the stand but it looked class

it had some M sport bodykit on and sports seats blue and red honeycomb stitching etc. it was white but parts of the bodykit were matt black. sounds dodger but it did seem to work. looked great

it looked amazing. the 135i will be VERY tempting when it comes out.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 05 July 2012, 21:55
I'm now considering a Passat Alltrack.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 05 July 2012, 22:19
I'm considering a Go-kart with the prices of new cars going well beyond £30000 think that is all I will be able to afford in the near future  :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 06 July 2012, 07:54
I'm considering a Go-kart with the prices of new cars going well beyond £30000 think that is all I will be able to afford in the near future  :cry:

Or keep the car you've got. After all, if there's nothing wrong with it...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 06 July 2012, 07:57
I'm considering a Go-kart with the prices of new cars going well beyond £30000 think that is all I will be able to afford in the near future  :cry:

Try a mapped Tigaun Amanda after all its a 4wd high rise Golf  :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 06 July 2012, 09:08
Next car will be a 18-24 month old M3 :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: gizzywizzy on 06 July 2012, 19:48
I'm considering a Go-kart with the prices of new cars going well beyond £30000 think that is all I will be able to afford in the near future  :cry:

Try a mapped Tigaun Amanda after all its a 4wd high rise Golf  :drool: :drool:

Never say never Steve, I do like the look of the Tig....if the price is right..........
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 06 July 2012, 20:51
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/285697/2012_bmw_m135i_review.html
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 06 July 2012, 21:09
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/285697/2012_bmw_m135i_review.html

Well think that should take care of the Golf R very smart :drool: Oh yea dump the run flats :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 07 July 2012, 06:49
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/285697/2012_bmw_m135i_review.html

Well think that should take care of the Golf R very smart :drool: Oh yea dump the run flats :rolleyes:

That's a very similar colour to the R's rising blue but doesn't look half as good on the Bimmer. That's the only downside for me in general with the M135 is the asthetics. However, time will tell, maybe the look will grow on me when I see one in the flesh. Without doubt that certainly is one hell of a car!


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 07 July 2012, 07:28
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/285697/2012_bmw_m135i_review.html

Well think that should take care of the Golf R very smart :drool: Oh yea dump the run flats :rolleyes:

That's a very similar colour to the R's rising blue but doesn't look half as good on the Bimmer. That's the only downside for me in general with the M135 is the asthetics. However, time will tell, maybe the look will grow on me when I see one in the flesh. Without doubt that certainly is one hell of a car!




I've seen worse reviews  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 07 July 2012, 08:53
I'd still take the R, better looking inside and out, four wheel drive, four real seats and if the local BMW customer service is anything to go by I'd stay well clear,
A mate had a clutch replaced by them recently, they broke a drive shaft seal and it emptied oil all over his nice tarmac drive. Another friend has had a 3 series with them for two weeks, as it keeps stopping, they still don't know what's wrong with it but it looks like a Vanos problem, that should be a nice repair bill.

I probably won't be changing for another two years or so and will wait to see what the MK7 R is going to be like but likely to go in that direction.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 07 July 2012, 09:18
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/285697/2012_bmw_m135i_review.html

Looks good value for the performance but that front is still a hideous piece of design by BMW :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 07 July 2012, 13:10

By far the best value hot hatch out there from a performance point of view, Rocco R or an M135i....


Can't wait to test drive one.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 07 July 2012, 13:26
I've driven a scirocco R and was very impressed by the amount of grunt it had! This was before i picked up my GTI and was driving a 1.4s mk5 at the time so not sure how i'd feel driving it now having being a little underwhelmed by the Golf R i test drove?

I'm really liking the 1 series now and would like a go in the 135i although i looking at the fugures for the 125i i think that would suit me better.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 07 July 2012, 15:30
I've driven a scirocco R and was very impressed by the amount of grunt it had! This was before i picked up my GTI and was driving a 1.4s mk5 at the time so not sure how i'd feel driving it now having being a little underwhelmed by the Golf R i test drove?

I'm really liking the 1 series now and would like a go in the 135i although i looking at the fugures for the 125i i think that would suit me better.

Nah, you need the M135i mate, it will have the M performance parts and much better spec. Oh and 320 ponies.....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JonnyG on 07 July 2012, 17:19
The big downer for me would be traction .. or lack of it.  (Read EVO's long term test of the 1M Coupe)

The second is the looks, but that's subjective.

Good price though ... let's hope that keeps the whole hot hatch sector prices low. 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 07 July 2012, 17:24
The big downer for me would be traction .. or lack of it.  (Read EVO's long term test of the 1M Coupe)

The second is the looks, but that's subjective.

Good price though ... let's hope that keeps the whole hot hatch sector prices low. 

Yeah traction could be an issue, Ill feedback when I test drive it. I'll also want to see a few more detailed test drives from the mags to see what the 'pros' think.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 07 July 2012, 20:17
the demo 1 series with m sport bodykit i saw the other day looked amazing IMO. really nice car in the flesh and the interior and seats are superb
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 07 July 2012, 21:02
Did you not find it very narrow inside. I thought that in a 1m I was in.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 07 July 2012, 21:20
hmm not really. i liked the driving position/interior as the dash and door cards seem to wrap around the driver more.

the driving position is very low, far back and steering wheel has loads of rake adjustment (ideal for me 6ft 4)

i wish the GTI had about 1" more steering wheel rake adjustment
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 07 July 2012, 23:06
Another great review for the M 135i.....

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2012-bmw-m135i-3dr-sports-hatch-review/263406
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 08 July 2012, 06:50
If the 1 series looked as nice as this I'd be having one.......  :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QLLbflS3I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwY5WaC-u4Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 07:03
Another great review for the M 135i.....

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2012-bmw-m135i-3dr-sports-hatch-review/263406

That's a good review, I think it's going to be the car to get.....


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 07:42
I went to my bmw dealers yesterday and they had one in, with better looking wheels, same blue, exactly the same interior, then i went round the back and it said 118d. Put me right off that someone can get the same looking car for less. Anyway i have to admit it looked good but i think a lot of that was showroom gloss etc and not being enough room to be able to look round at its ugly profile, front and rear.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 08:00
I really wanted to like these, for the engine and rwd, and i found myself warming to them from a certain angle

Looks good i think

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/cccc32/bmgood.jpg)

Then this happens

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/cccc32/bmbad.jpg)

Its awful. What a shame.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 08 July 2012, 08:40
I'm wondering if the looks will grow on us like the Bangle designed cars eventually did.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 08 July 2012, 08:57
I can't deny the car will be good to drive but can't get on with it's looks. To me it's fugly and there's something in the design that makes it unappealing to the eye - both in pics and in the flesh.
If I was to go the BMW route (to which ive no plans) it'd have to be the 3 series coupé.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 08 July 2012, 10:34
IMO BMW 1 series look so much better in white for some reason.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 08 July 2012, 10:35
IMO BMW 1 series look so much better in white for some reason.



Not as good as it would look in an invisibility cloak!!  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 08 July 2012, 10:44
IMO BMW 1 series look so much better in white for some reason.



Not as good as it would look in an invisibility cloak!!  :sick:

Meow..... no need to be nasty about are cars German cousin  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 08 July 2012, 10:47
Martin, BMW are South German and VW North so there's no love lost!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 11:17
I went to my bmw dealers yesterday and they had one in, with better looking wheels, same blue, exactly the same interior, then i went round the back and it said 118d. Put me right off that someone can get the same looking car for less. Anyway i have to admit it looked good but i think a lot of that was showroom gloss etc and not being enough room to be able to look round at its ugly profile, front and rear.

What you saw was an M-sport 1-series not an M135i. The M135i looks different from most angles, twin pipes, better wheels, bigger calipers, xenon & LED as standard and 320 horse power...

Your comment regarding someone can get the se looking car for less, what about the GTD and GTI compares to your ED35?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 12:07
I went to my bmw dealers yesterday and they had one in, with better looking wheels, same blue, exactly the same interior, then i went round the back and it said 118d. Put me right off that someone can get the same looking car for less. Anyway i have to admit it looked good but i think a lot of that was showroom gloss etc and not being enough room to be able to look round at its ugly profile, front and rear.

What you saw was an M-sport 1-series not an M135i. The M135i looks different from most angles, twin pipes, better wheels, bigger calipers, xenon & LED as standard and 320 horse power...

Your comment regarding someone can get the se looking car for less, what about the GTD and GTI compares to your ED35?


Jim

Sounds like someones a bit smitten by the 135i?  :kiss:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 13:30
I certainly am, it just seems too cheap to be true...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 08 July 2012, 13:36
I certainly am, it just seems too cheap to be true...

It has to be cheap to make up for its dubious looks....   :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 13:41
I certainly am, it just seems too cheap to be true...

It has to be cheap to make up for its dubious looks....   :tongue:

Stunning........

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4292/mk6b.jpg)

 :kiss:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 14:15
I'll see your boggo mk6 and raise you a boggo 1 series, they remind me if the pigs from angry birds! :grin:

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01945/120d-1_1945450c.jpg)

(http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/stepbystepdrawinglessons/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/finished-green-pig.png)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 15:36
I went to my bmw dealers yesterday and they had one in, with better looking wheels, same blue, exactly the same interior, then i went round the back and it said 118d. Put me right off that someone can get the same looking car for less. Anyway i have to admit it looked good but i think a lot of that was showroom gloss etc and not being enough room to be able to look round at its ugly profile, front and rear.

What you saw was an M-sport 1-series not an M135i. The M135i looks different from most angles, twin pipes, better wheels, bigger calipers, xenon & LED as standard and 320 horse power...

Your comment regarding someone can get the se looking car for less, what about the GTD and GTI compares to your ED35?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 15:46
This one had xenons and all the bells an whistles,  I see your poin about the gtd but the gtd is quite expensive and the gti well after all my var is a gti in the first place just q bit different
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 08 July 2012, 15:51
I certainly am, it just seems too cheap to be true...

It has to be cheap to make up for its dubious looks....   :tongue:

Stunning........

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4292/mk6b.jpg)

 :kiss:

Just because it hasn't the GTi go faster bits it hasn't made it the design abomination the new 1 series is :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JonnyG on 08 July 2012, 15:55
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/cccc32/bmbad.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m58xttz5q81r03fl5o1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 08 July 2012, 16:41
bye bye gti  :lipsrsealed:

http://www.pistonheads.com/roadtests/doc.asp?c=100&i=25985
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 16:45
Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 17:40
You mean value for money for a car that's better made, more power, more involvement, better spec, better brakes car than anything out there for £29k.

Too many VW fan boys here that can't accept the facts. The car is the same price as a Rocco R!!!


Jim

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 08 July 2012, 17:49
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 08 July 2012, 17:52
Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.


honestly?  :huh:


we all love golfs but that sir is crazy talk  :laugh:

straight 6, with over 100bhp more than the GTI, power coming through the CORRECT wheels... I think it kind of confirms what everyone without a mk6 thinks! what a f'ing rip off VW are  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 08 July 2012, 18:06
It does make imo the golf r and Audi s3 look stupidly expensive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 18:19
It does make imo the golf r and Audi s3 look stupidly expensive.

With that kind of power and performance it should be compared to the Audi RS3, then the price looks even better.

Can't wait to see the figures on fastlaps.com, you never know it might get nailed by the S3 and R and all the other proper quick hatches.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 08 July 2012, 18:19
Too many VW fan boys here that can't accept the facts. The car is the same price as a Rocco R!!!

Can only speak for myself, but nothing to do with being a VW fanboy as the GTi was a purchase based upon compromise, we were actually looking at the current 135i Coupe but felt it slightly cramped and unpractical for our needs.



Totally agree with your VFM comments and can see why it would be popular, But imo BMW have made a pigs ear of the new models styling which crosses it off the next car list just not for us :sick:

Personally I will very interested too see what Toyota/Subaru can do with a higher powered version of the new GT86/BRZ.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 08 July 2012, 18:26
It does make imo the golf r and Audi s3 look stupidly expensive.

With that kind of power and performance it should be compared to the Audi RS3, then the price looks even better.

Can't wait to see the figures on fastlaps.com, you never know it might get nailed by the S3 and R and all the other proper quick hatches.


Jim

I think would be around the time the M version is released  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 18:27
Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.


honestly?  :huh:


we all love golfs but that sir is crazy talk  :laugh:
more than the GTI, power coming through the CORRECT wheels... I think it kind of confirms what everyone without a mk6 thinks! what a f'ing rip off VW are  :lipsrsealed:
Yes honestly, it goes without saying about power and rwd, ive tried to like it but it's just one ugly mother fcuker, maybe in a coupe (i quite like the 1 series coupe) but i'd rarther have a 3 series with that engine, more expensive i know but in 1 series hatchback form i'd rarther go without thanks.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 08 July 2012, 18:35
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats bollocks. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.



there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 18:41
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats nuts. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.

there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.


Not to me it just shows that its a ugly brute, if this car was good looking it would start at 5k more and sell. Whoever wants to buy it fairplay but i couldn't live with that thing on my drive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 08 July 2012, 18:48
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats nuts. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.

there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.


Not to me it just shows that its a ugly brute, if this car was good looking it would start at 5k more and sell. Whoever wants to buy it fairplay but i couldn't live with that thing on my drive.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:it is ugly  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 18:52
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats nuts. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.



there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.

As much as i like the 135i it's not an M car, it's just like the 125i M, ie a body kit with more power and a xenons and leather.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 18:53

I just don't get this "its really ugly" All the pictures I've seen of the M135i it looks good, not the best looking of cars but an ugly one?

Are you sure you lot are looking at the 1-Series Urban that was posted about 5 replies ago?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 18:54
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats nuts. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.



there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.

As much as i like the 135i it's not an M car, it's just like the 125i M, ie a body kit with more power and a xenons and leather.

Sorry mate but you're not correct on this.  This car has M performance parts and was designed by the M-Sport team...

I see this more as BMW version of Audi's 'S' (S3) versions and the M1 being the competitor to Audi's 'RS'


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 08 July 2012, 19:01

I just don't get this "its really ugly" All the pictures I've seen of the M135i it looks good, not the best looking of cars but an ugly one?

Are you sure you lot are looking at the 1-Series Urban that was posted about 5 replies ago?


Jim
If you like i wouldn't worry about, its your money and no doubt it will be a great car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 19:18
If you want a car with a hard ride, cramped interior and dubious looks then go for it..
30K for a 1 series is having a laugh really..

but 30k+ for a golf isn't having a laugh? is a golf R worth 2x the price of a base model?

thats like saying 55k for a 3 series is a laugh cos its 'just a 3 series' - its an M car -  one of the best performance devisions in the world.


at least the 135M will have proper bespoke performance parts fitted unlike VAG which are just a miss mash of parts from the audi/vw/skoda/seat parts bin.


i know bmw have reduced the value of the M badge by sticking it on too many cars such as X5,X6 etc but this thing is a real performance car and its sensible money.

Carry on you welcome to it, value for money, that says it all for me.




for everyone who seems to think the value for money argument makes it less quality than a golf or makes you a tight arse thats nuts. it just strengthens the argument for the BMW.



there is no way i would be spending £30+ on a golf or scirocco be it GTI/35 or R when i could have this for the same money or less.

As much as i like the 135i it's not an M car, it's just like the 125i M, ie a body kit with more power and a xenons and leather.

Sorry mate but you're not correct on this.  This car has M performance parts and was designed by the M-Sport team...

I see this more as BMW version of Audi's 'S' (S3) versions and the M1 being the competitor to Audi's 'RS'


Jim

Thats a fair comment but it's still not an M car, it may have M sport suspension but thats about it, thats why it's so cheap, don't get me wrong, i actually like it.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 19:20
It's got a little more than just M suspension but I too agree it's not a true M but it's certainly not a normal M-Sport that you can get on a 118i


Cheers,


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 20:28
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 20:37
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 21:08
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 21:13
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:

Yeah, part of the Sat Nav unit no doubt.  Looking forward to it appearing on their configurator. Nothing there at the moment.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 21:17
I specced up a 125i earlier, just over 30k for a prety much fully loaded one, i know it's not the straight six beast that the 135i is but it's still quite a lot of car, looks ace in that Estoril blue. :tongue:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 08 July 2012, 21:17
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:

as will the electric rear entry seats  :cool: :cool: but how cool... pull your finger out VW
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 08 July 2012, 21:37
I specced up a 125i earlier, just over 30k for a prety much fully loaded one, i know it's not the straight six beast that the 135i is but it's still quite a lot of car, looks ace in that Estoril blue. :tongue:

Yeah, faster than the GTI too.

If I get an M135i Estoril Blue is what I will be getting for sure.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 08 July 2012, 21:51
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:

as will the electric rear entry seats  :cool: :cool: but how cool... pull your finger out VW

Standard on the ed30 :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 08 July 2012, 22:16
We've got the BMW sat nav thing on our lass's 123 cab. It p****s all over my RNS510 which is getting slower by the week. And the iDrive thing is good too once you get the hang of it - easier to use on the go than the touch screen of the 510. It doesn't do the rev/torque thing though - bit pointless in a diseasel!!!

I have to say the new 1 series isn't that bad looking in the flesh in my opinion. Certainly better than the previous one but still not as nice looking as a Mk6 GTi/R. However, I've constantly said £30k for a Golf is stupid money which is why the Mk7 GTi will become increasingly rare I would imagine. Especially when it has competition like that 135.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 22:39
We've got the BMW sat nav thing on our lass's 123 cab. It p****s all over my RNS510 which is getting slower by the week. And the iDrive thing is good too once you get the hang of it - easier to use on the go than the touch screen of the 510. It doesn't do the rev/torque thing though - bit pointless in a diseasel!!!

I have to say the new 1 series isn't that bad looking in the flesh in my opinion. Certainly better than the previous one but still not as nice looking as a Mk6 GTi/R. However, I've constantly said £30k for a Golf is stupid money which is why the Mk7 GTi will become increasingly rare I would imagine. Especially when it has competition like that 135.

Does the BMW sat nav play DVD's? I know there's two types, the business one and the cheaper one but whats the difference?

This is turning into the "which BMW shall i buy?" thread..
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Will@carbon on 08 July 2012, 23:14
Yes the professional one plays DVDs obviously not on the move unless you go on ebey.

Have a listen to the harmon kardon pro logic 7, it sounds unreal especially with live stuff and great having surround sound if your watching a film..... In your car, mad world!

The newer 3d satnav is brill showing valleys and buildings even has google earth images.

The programable hot keys are a top idea too.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 08 July 2012, 23:38
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:

Yeah, part of the Sat Nav unit no doubt.  Looking forward to it appearing on their configurator. Nothing there at the moment.


Jim

You can configure it now, try not to make the keyboard too sticky! :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 09 July 2012, 08:13
I'm now considering a Passat Alltrack.

Just seen the expected residuals for theses. Also looking at the prices of nearly new Passat estates, it would be nuts to buy a new one.

I can't say there's any new car that I "want", so maybe I'll stick with what I've got and when the time comes, get a GTI ED40.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 09 July 2012, 09:55
just been on the bmw site to configure a 135m

£37170 with the bells and whistles i want on it. thats not bad value cos i wasn't holding back with the extras
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 09 July 2012, 10:06
Sounds bloody lovely though!! :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0oWOY67Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3U0p2LFBxE&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9QYwuU2EY&feature=relmfu

Love the Sports Display showing torque and power output in real-time

You can guarantee that'll be an optional extra. :sick:

as will the electric rear entry seats  :cool: :cool: but how cool... pull your finger out VW

Standard on the ed30 :grin:

unless you get the 3 door version of course  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 09 July 2012, 10:48
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 09 July 2012, 11:39
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:






Tis all my fault :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 09 July 2012, 11:43
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:



Tis all my fault :grin:

The irony is, this thread is as old as your order for the Yeti  :tongue: :grin: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 09 July 2012, 12:54
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:



Tis all my fault :grin:

The irony is, this thread is as old as your order for the Yeti  :tongue: :grin: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

And thats a great irony  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 09 July 2012, 13:11
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:



Tis all my fault :grin:

The irony is, this thread is as old as your order for the Yeti  :tongue: :grin: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Is that the Yeti that's landed at the dealers and will be ready for delivery on 1st Sept? (your so last week  :tongue:)

Another massive bonus for you to note as a driver of an Aldi fitted with an ECU from outer Mongolia and made from parts of old ECUs that have fell on the floor during the production of seat 170 PDs is that YETIs are fitted with the fantastic Bosch EDC17 Triocre ECU, which as you've seen I know like the back of my hand  :wink:

 :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 09 July 2012, 13:15
You gotta love the fact that one of the longest running threads on this section is all about getting rid of your mk6. We're a spoilt bunch aren't we!  :smiley:



Tis all my fault :grin:

The irony is, this thread is as old as your order for the Yeti  :tongue: :grin: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Is that the Yeti that's landed at the dealers and will be ready for delivery on 1st Sept? (your so last week  :tongue:)

Another massive bonus for you to note as a driver of an Aldi fitted with an ECU from outer Mongolia and made from parts of old ECUs that have fell on the floor during the production of seat 170 PDs is that YETIs are fitted with the fantastic Bosch EDC17 Triocre ECU, which as you've seen I know like the back of my hand  :wink:

 :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

You did mention it to me but I can't resist poking a little fun; I think you could have bought and sold a Ferrari quicker than the wait you've had for your Yeti  :tongue: :kiss: :grin: :grin:

Nowt wrong with my ECU from outer Mongolia; another 50mpg+ run on the way to work this morning at an average speed of 55mph  :smug:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 09 July 2012, 13:30
just been on the bmw site to configure a 135m

£37170 with the bells and whistles i want on it. thats not bad value cos i wasn't holding back with the extras

Thanks for the heads-up. Just configured it and total price is £31,540.

I need to get a test drive....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 09 July 2012, 14:36
i went for harman kardon, sat nav, blue paint, automatic gearbox, adaptive suspension and a few other bits.

i would want those options on a real car but the reverse camera and sensors etc i probably wouldn't waste £600 on and £300 for tinted back windows etc
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 09 July 2012, 16:13
i went for harman kardon, sat nav, blue paint, automatic gearbox, adaptive suspension and a few other bits.

i would want those options on a real car but the reverse camera and sensors etc i probably wouldn't waste £600 on and £300 for tinted back windows etc

I thought it came with the adaptive chassis as standard?

The Sat Nav would be nice if it's the way you see the real time power as torque figures when you're booting it :o)

Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 09 July 2012, 16:19

Too many VW fan boys here




I did have laugh at this  :grin: funny that people being fan boys on a golfgti site  :shocked: :grin:

Now take you BMW talk elsewhere  :lipsrsealed: :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 09 July 2012, 16:38

Too many VW fan boys here




I did have laugh at this  :grin: funny that people being fan boys on a golfgti site  :shocked: :grin:

Now take you BMW talk elsewhere  :lipsrsealed: :cool:

Lol I did think that after I wrote it....However my definition of a fan boy is someone who blindly follows a brand and all other brands are rubbish...:laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 09 July 2012, 16:43
 After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 09 July 2012, 16:59
i went for harman kardon, sat nav, blue paint, automatic gearbox, adaptive suspension and a few other bits.

i would want those options on a real car but the reverse camera and sensors etc i probably wouldn't waste £600 on and £300 for tinted back windows etc

I thought it came with the adaptive chassis as standard?

The Sat Nav would be nice if it's the way you see the real time power as torque figures when you're booting it :o)

Jim

On the options list it's a £550 extra

It gives you the adjustable suspension and different throttle and gearbox modes also I think.

Possibly would be better not ticking that box and fit some bilsteins instead?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 09 July 2012, 17:02
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 09 July 2012, 17:22
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim

the led drls are just one of the reasons i would never buy an audi... its like putting fairy lights on you c0ck
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 09 July 2012, 18:12
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim

the led drls are just one of the reasons i would never buy an audi... its like putting fairy lights on you c0ck

How wud you know that... :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 09 July 2012, 18:58

Too many VW fan boys here




I did have laugh at this  :grin: funny that people being fan boys on a golfgti site  :shocked: :grin:

Now take you BMW talk elsewhere  :lipsrsealed: :cool:

Lol I did think that after I wrote it....However my definition of a fan boy is someone who blindly follows a brand and all other brands are rubbish...:laugh:

That would be me  :grin: never owned anything else the Rocco was my first non Golf but didn't stray too far  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 10 July 2012, 08:37
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim

the led drls are just one of the reasons i would never buy an audi... its like putting fairy lights on you c0ck

How wud you know that... :laugh:

xmas tree accident?  :embarassed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 10 July 2012, 09:19
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim

the led drls are just one of the reasons i would never buy an audi... its like putting fairy lights on you c0ck

How wud you know that... :laugh:

xmas tree accident?  :embarassed:

 :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 10 July 2012, 17:38
After a few test drives have settled for an Audi A1 122ps. In sports trim with the softer SE suspension.
Ice White special paint -Add nicer alloys – xenon lights – panoramic sunroof – Sat nav – Audi sound system – arm rest – black headlining
Just over 20,000 that will do me with no monthly payments better mpg and cheaper Insurance. I will be 500 per month better off.
I'm a private buyer and at 400 a month just for fuel I have had enough.

Great car the GTI but the mafia goverment are taking the piss on fuel tax.


Nice, the A1 looks great with Xenons an LED, once again Audi beat everyone when it comes to LED DRL's


Jim

the led drls are just one of the reasons i would never buy an audi... its like putting fairy lights on you c0ck

How wud you know that... :laugh:

xmas tree accident?  :embarassed:

LOL...say no more....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 10:35
My dad's going over to the dark side from German cars.

His owned BMW's for the last 20 odd years.

So his going from this......

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/Crawley-20120716-01133.jpg)

3 Series, BMW 320D, M Sport, Auto

To this..........

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/used-kia-sportage-213420411260219.jpg)

Sportage KX-3 Sat Nav 2.0 CRDi, 6-speed auto.

 :undecided:

ps if anyone is interested in the bimmer, its going on autorader online this morning, priced at £15,750 (43,000 FSH)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 11:46
Audi S3. Yes or No.....  Your thoughts please guys. I've got itchy feet for something else again.

Car as below. Used, from Audi dealership.
Registered May 2011, 12k on the clock (My last two golf have been nearly new so this dosen't really bother me tbo)

Spec.
Electronically Adjustable And Heated Door Mirrors
Rake/Reach Adjustable Steering
Column/Wheel
Driver/Passenger Seat Height Adjustment On Board Computer
Radio/CD Sound Processor
Mobile Telephone Preparation - Low Ipod Preparation
Satellite Navigation Plus quattro
4 Wheel Drive
18In Alloy Wheels Space Saver Spare Wheel
Electronically Folding Door Mirrors Fully Body Coloured
Steering Wheel Leather Privacy Glass
Xenon Headlamps Exterior Lighting Acoustic Parking System
Headlamp Power Wash Tyre Repair Kit
Rear Wash Wipe Front Fog Lamps
Headlamp Wash Climate Control

Price £26,000 (although haven't negotiated on this)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage1.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage2.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 16 July 2012, 12:46
Has your dad had a severe bump on the head?  :huh:  I could understand going from the Kia to the BMW but the other way around......madness!!  :laugh: :laugh:

Audi S3 - will be replaced in the next 12 months with a newer model.......
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 16 July 2012, 13:08
Has your dad had a severe bump on the head?  :huh:  I could understand going from the Kia to the BMW but the other way around......madness!!  :laugh: :laugh:


Not really. If he wanted a crossover type vehicle, the Kia with all it's kit and 7 year warranty make much more sense than an X3.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 13:28
Has your dad had a severe bump on the head?  :huh:  I could understand going from the Kia to the BMW but the other way around......madness!!  :laugh: :laugh:


Not really. If he wanted a crossover type vehicle, the Kia with all it's kit and 7 year warranty make much more sense than an X3.

I agree. The kit on the kia is unbelievable. Basically it has everything on this particular model you can think of. The only option he had to spec was metallic paint. The car with metallic paint worked out circa 28k and he negotiated the price down th 26k. He can also have the car in 2 weeks as they have one on the boat comming over from Slovakia where they are made.

My dad fully appreciates it’s not the quality of BMW but just fancied a change and his seems to fit the bill. I will be interested to have a drive of it myself.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 13:32
Has your dad had a severe bump on the head?  :huh:  I could understand going from the Kia to the BMW but the other way around......madness!!  :laugh: :laugh:

Audi S3 - will be replaced in the next 12 months with a newer model.......

Understood. However, I wouldn't be able to afford the new S3 with this sort of spec tbo. I won't pay more than 25k for a car.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 16 July 2012, 13:50
^^^^You can get a golf R for 26k mate, newer looking
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 16 July 2012, 13:53
Audi S3. Yes or No.....  Your thoughts please guys. I've got itchy feet for something else again.

Car as below. Used, from Audi dealership.
Registered May 2011, 12k on the clock (My last two golf have been nearly new so this dosen't really bother me tbo)

Spec.
Electronically Adjustable And Heated Door Mirrors
Rake/Reach Adjustable Steering
Column/Wheel
Driver/Passenger Seat Height Adjustment On Board Computer
Radio/CD Sound Processor
Mobile Telephone Preparation - Low Ipod Preparation
Satellite Navigation Plus quattro
4 Wheel Drive
18In Alloy Wheels Space Saver Spare Wheel
Electronically Folding Door Mirrors Fully Body Coloured
Steering Wheel Leather Privacy Glass
Xenon Headlamps Exterior Lighting Acoustic Parking System
Headlamp Power Wash Tyre Repair Kit
Rear Wash Wipe Front Fog Lamps
Headlamp Wash Climate Control

Price £26,000 (although haven't negotiated on this)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage1.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage2.jpg)

Go for it Martin, that's one nice looking Audi, and the kit incl ain't half bad either....

Your dads bm looks great, I'm sure he won't have any probs in selling it...
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Kerrse on 16 July 2012, 13:54
^^^^You can get a golf R for 26k mate, newer looking

Been looking at Golf R's & Rocco R's can pick them up with pretty low mileage for between 21k & 25k
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: I.D.C. on 16 July 2012, 13:59
Audi S3. Yes or No.....  Your thoughts please guys. I've got itchy feet for something else again.

Car as below. Used, from Audi dealership.
Registered May 2011, 12k on the clock (My last two golf have been nearly new so this dosen't really bother me tbo)

Spec.
Electronically Adjustable And Heated Door Mirrors
Rake/Reach Adjustable Steering
Column/Wheel
Driver/Passenger Seat Height Adjustment On Board Computer
Radio/CD Sound Processor
Mobile Telephone Preparation - Low Ipod Preparation
Satellite Navigation Plus quattro
4 Wheel Drive
18In Alloy Wheels Space Saver Spare Wheel
Electronically Folding Door Mirrors Fully Body Coloured
Steering Wheel Leather Privacy Glass
Xenon Headlamps Exterior Lighting Acoustic Parking System
Headlamp Power Wash Tyre Repair Kit
Rear Wash Wipe Front Fog Lamps
Headlamp Wash Climate Control

Price £26,000 (although haven't negotiated on this)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage1.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage2.jpg)

Not too sure how the S3 rides however I had a A3 sport and you had a lot of hard crashing in the cabin. Back seat drivers were forever complaining how uncofortable it was. I noticed a huge jump in ride quality with the GTI.
Have you had a test drive ?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 14:23
Audi S3. Yes or No.....  Your thoughts please guys. I've got itchy feet for something else again.

Car as below. Used, from Audi dealership.
Registered May 2011, 12k on the clock (My last two golf have been nearly new so this dosen't really bother me tbo)

Spec.
Electronically Adjustable And Heated Door Mirrors
Rake/Reach Adjustable Steering
Column/Wheel
Driver/Passenger Seat Height Adjustment On Board Computer
Radio/CD Sound Processor
Mobile Telephone Preparation - Low Ipod Preparation
Satellite Navigation Plus quattro
4 Wheel Drive
18In Alloy Wheels Space Saver Spare Wheel
Electronically Folding Door Mirrors Fully Body Coloured
Steering Wheel Leather Privacy Glass
Xenon Headlamps Exterior Lighting Acoustic Parking System
Headlamp Power Wash Tyre Repair Kit
Rear Wash Wipe Front Fog Lamps
Headlamp Wash Climate Control

Price £26,000 (although haven't negotiated on this)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage1.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/VehicleImage2.jpg)

Not too sure how the S3 rides however I had a A3 sport and you had a lot of hard crashing in the cabin. Back seat drivers were forever complaining how uncofortable it was. I noticed a huge jump in ride quality with the GTI.
Have you had a test drive ?

No not had a test drive as yet. Thanks for the heads up regard ride quality, this is something I will look out for. The S3's don't use runflat tyres do they?

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 16:20
I have been offered 13.5k on mine trade in against the S3. This is more than I was expecting (paid 25k 2.5 years ago). I've have not negotiated anything off the Audi as yet. Will do that at the dealership face to face. The VAG finance deal offered on the Audi is working out the same monthly payments as the GTI on HP.

I'm tempted to act now before the new mk7 comes out and before I increase the mileage on mine as I've now done 43k.

Decisions, decisions. Shall speak with the bank manager tonight (the wife) and then arrange a test drive.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 16 July 2012, 16:31
You may find the S3 lacking feel in terms of feedback. 

No they don't use runflats

When I test drove the MK5 TDI and my current A3 I found the MK5 had better feedback through the steering wheel; mine feels like its hardly connected sometimes  :undecided:  There's no doubting it grips but it doesn't exactly communicate that fact very well!

Went for the A3 though as it was the better overall package in terms of spec, price etc  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 16 July 2012, 16:46
I'm liking this.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-VAUXHALL-CARLTON-LIMOUSINE-A-BLACK-/130726098034?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e6fe1f472
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 16 July 2012, 17:16
I'm liking this.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-VAUXHALL-CARLTON-LIMOUSINE-A-BLACK-/130726098034?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e6fe1f472

 :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: cal tdi on 16 July 2012, 17:24
http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=52&i=25718

...if vw ever sold 1 of only two in existance
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 18:02
Are there any real technical difference's between the Audi S3 and the Golf R?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 16 July 2012, 19:00
Yes Audi has the alloy suspension parts the golf didn't
The golf has the new not so reliable heldex.system
The steering weight and.feel are tunned different.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: andykram on 16 July 2012, 19:15
It's an Aldi. Therefore it's styled by a three year old and nobody, ever, will let you out of a side street. Plus it'll have been driven constantly at a million miles an hour all its life 2 inches from the car in front.

Sorry, no offence, but I can's stand Aldis. Wouldn't be seen dead in one.

Now, that Carlton, however......
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 16 July 2012, 19:33
I have been offered 13.5k on mine trade in against the S3. This is more than I was expecting (paid 25k 2.5 years ago). I've have not negotiated anything off the Audi as yet. Will do that at the dealership face to face. The VAG finance deal offered on the Audi is working out the same monthly payments as the GTI on HP.

I'm tempted to act now before the new mk7 comes out and before I increase the mileage on mine as I've now done 43k.

Decisions, decisions. Shall speak with the bank manager tonight (the wife) and then arrange a test drive.

You should have gone for the 35 Martin , its better in every way over the S3 :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 19:51
I have been offered 13.5k on mine trade in against the S3. This is more than I was expecting (paid 25k 2.5 years ago). I've have not negotiated anything off the Audi as yet. Will do that at the dealership face to face. The VAG finance deal offered on the Audi is working out the same monthly payments as the GTI on HP.

I'm tempted to act now before the new mk7 comes out and before I increase the mileage on mine as I've now done 43k.

Decisions, decisions. Shall speak with the bank manager tonight (the wife) and then arrange a test drive.

You should have gone for the 35 Martin , its better in every way over the S3 :smiley:

Not brought anything yet buddy..... ED35 still on this list.

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/used/search/#width@926%7Cheight@2229

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 16 July 2012, 20:00
I test drove the S3 before I bought the GTI, I found the ride far too harsh. It's like they think for it to be sporty they have to make it stiff.

I found the car very sterile, no feedback! It was fast but boringly fast.  I suppose a remap would make me forget about the feedback.

But the bottom line for me is that it's the old A3 now, admittedly not the old S3 but it won’t be long until it is.

Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 16 July 2012, 20:22
I have been offered 13.5k on mine trade in against the S3. This is more than I was expecting (paid 25k 2.5 years ago). I've have not negotiated anything off the Audi as yet. Will do that at the dealership face to face. The VAG finance deal offered on the Audi is working out the same monthly payments as the GTI on HP.

I'm tempted to act now before the new mk7 comes out and before I increase the mileage on mine as I've now done 43k.

Decisions, decisions. Shall speak with the bank manager tonight (the wife) and then arrange a test drive.

Christ, that's a lot of cash lost in depreciation over a relatively short space of time, you must REALLY want a new car as that would break my heart.

Are you bored with current car out of curiosity?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mojo555 on 16 July 2012, 21:33
Hi mate, i have had two S3's now and they are great cars, feedback not quite as good as the gti's but in terms of grip  they are great as for fast the figures say it all really 5.5 sec to 60 etc, each to their own but on these constant rainy days i wouldn't be without the quattro, wether this be the S3 or a golf R. Although the S3 is better value for money in terms of standard spec and its not just the S3 thats soon to be out of date....
I looked at used when i got my new one a few months ago but surprisingly a new one worked out cheaper on pcp, look into it and see what they come up with mine was cheaper over 2.5 years than 4..

Ps not a golf hater so don't shhot me, i do spend a lot of time on this forum for good reason.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mojo555 on 16 July 2012, 21:34
Harrogate Audi mine was from pm me if you want details..

 :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 22:17
I have been offered 13.5k on mine trade in against the S3. This is more than I was expecting (paid 25k 2.5 years ago). I've have not negotiated anything off the Audi as yet. Will do that at the dealership face to face. The VAG finance deal offered on the Audi is working out the same monthly payments as the GTI on HP.

I'm tempted to act now before the new mk7 comes out and before I increase the mileage on mine as I've now done 43k.

Decisions, decisions. Shall speak with the bank manager tonight (the wife) and then arrange a test drive.

Christ, that's a lot of cash lost in depreciation over a relatively short space of time, you must REALLY want a new car as that would break my heart.

Are you bored with current car out of curiosity?

From the Glass's guide for the milleage and spec. i should really be looking for £ 14,900 on mine I've since found out tonight.

Am I bored with the Golf.... no not really. More fancying a change if anything. 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 16 July 2012, 22:28
Hi mate, i have had two S3's now and they are great cars, feedback not quite as good as the gti's but in terms of grip  they are great as for fast the figures say it all really 5.5 sec to 60 etc, each to their own but on these constant rainy days i wouldn't be without the quattro, wether this be the S3 or a golf R. Although the S3 is better value for money in terms of standard spec and its not just the S3 thats soon to be out of date....
I looked at used when i got my new one a few months ago but surprisingly a new one worked out cheaper on pcp, look into it and see what they come up with mine was cheaper over 2.5 years than 4..

Ps not a golf hater so don't shhot me, i do spend a lot of time on this forum for good reason.

Thank you for the feedback on the S3. I'm looking forward to test driving one and seeing how it feels. Whats spec did you go for and how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?

I'm fancying a bit more power and like the idea of 4wd. What average MPG are you getting?

Thanks for the heads up on the finance deals. Shall look into this. I'm dealing with Audi, Finchley Road London at the moment.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 July 2012, 08:36
Before you buy the Audi, get your @rse down to BMW and get a test drive in an M135i (when it comes out)


 :evil:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 July 2012, 14:19
Update...... I emailed the sales guy I've been dealing with last night asking for another 1k on the trade price for the GTI. This would take it to the recommended Glass's guide price of 14.5k for the millaege, spec and excellent condition mines in.

Have also asked for 1k off the price of the S3 which woukld take the price down to 25k. I have had no reply so it doesn't look like I will be buying an S3 anytime soon.

330d M Sport 3 BMW's are also on the possible list. We shall see.

So your stuck with me on here for now...!  :smiley:



 
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 July 2012, 14:53
Before you buy the Audi, get your @rse down to BMW and get a test drive in an M135i (when it comes out)


 :evil:


Jim

Its going to be 30k Jim so not possible..... Circa 25k is my limit ( or I will face castration from the Mrs )  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 July 2012, 16:05
The 1 series is kind of growing on me........ looks very nice in white I have to say.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1series.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1seriesb.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1seriesa.jpg)

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 17 July 2012, 17:27
They look far better in the flesh than in pics, the rear of the m sport variant I would argue is an improvement, it's just the sad face they seem to have acquired on the new model.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 17:37
Update...... I emailed the sales guy I've been dealing with last night asking for another 1k on the trade price for the GTI. This would take it to the recommended Glass's guide price of 14.5k for the millaege, spec and excellent condition mines in.

Have also asked for 1k off the price of the S3 which woukld take the price down to 25k. I have had no reply so it doesn't look like I will be buying an S3 anytime soon.

330d M Sport 3 BMW's are also on the possible list. We shall see.

So your stuck with me on here for now...!  :smiley:



 

The BMW is miles to small in the back Martin nightmare for the kids  :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 July 2012, 17:44
Yeah agree it's very small in the back but (I know I keep saying this) the 3 litre straight six turbo will take my mind off that little issue


 :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 17:48
Yeah agree it's very small in the back but (I know I keep saying this) the 3 litre straight six turbo will take my mind off that little issue


 :evil:

Petrol cost how much to run one Jim, in the real world that is? :undecided:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 17 July 2012, 17:50
Very similar to the polo at the back

(http://is03.thegumtree.com/image/big/140529691.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 July 2012, 17:56
Yeah agree it's very small in the back but (I know I keep saying this) the 3 litre straight six turbo will take my mind off that little issue


 :evil:

Petrol cost how much to run one Jim, in the real world that is? :undecided:

With stop-start and all the other things they have nowadays the average MPG is only 3mpg less efficient that the GTI


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 18:01
Yeah agree it's very small in the back but (I know I keep saying this) the 3 litre straight six turbo will take my mind off that little issue


 :evil:

Petrol cost how much to run one Jim, in the real world that is? :undecided:

With stop-start and all the other things they have nowadays the average MPG is only 3mpg less efficient that the GTI


Jim

Oh really thats what the book says?  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 17 July 2012, 18:08
Yea, once you hear that straight 6 in full song, start/stop will be the last thing on your mind  :evil: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 18:15
Yea, once you hear that straight 6 in full song, start/stop will be the last thing on your mind  :evil: :laugh:

Turn that right off straight away, hate bloody start stop waste of time anyway :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 20:37
(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz206/Rolex62/VOLVO.jpg)


I might consider one of these next? :smug:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 17 July 2012, 21:05
The 1 series is kind of growing on me........ looks very nice in white I have to say.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1series.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1seriesb.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/1seriesa.jpg)



Fugly compared to the GTI.  :sick:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 17 July 2012, 21:38



I might consider one of these next? :smug:
[/quote]

No no no Steve... Not a volvo surly mate.   :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 21:42



I might consider one of these next? :smug:

No no no Steve... Not a volvo surly mate.   :shocked:
[/quote]

Dont mock it till you tried it , and no I won't be getting one, but it is a nice drive with lovely burble sound :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 21:49
I wish VW would bring out a twin turbo GTD, now that would set a cat amongst the pidgens  :drool:. Come on VW do it BM's have been doing it for years now. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 17 July 2012, 21:51
I wish VW would bring out a twin turbo GTD, now that would set a cat amongst the pidgens  :drool:. Come on VW do it BM's have been doing it for years now. :rolleyes:

If you want your twin turbo fix get the new A6 bi-turbo

309bhp
479lbs ft torque
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 17 July 2012, 22:03
A bargain at £44k!!!


No thanks  :kiss:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 17 July 2012, 22:04
I wish VW would bring out a twin turbo GTD, now that would set a cat amongst the pidgens  :drool:. Come on VW do it BM's have been doing it for years now. :rolleyes:

If you want your twin turbo fix get the new A6 bi-turbo

309bhp
479lbs ft torque

A bit to pricy Rhyso  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 18 July 2012, 08:17
A bargain at £44k!!!
No thanks  :kiss:
Jim

I wish VW would bring out a twin turbo GTD, now that would set a cat amongst the pidgens  :drool:. Come on VW do it BM's have been doing it for years now. :rolleyes:

If you want your twin turbo fix get the new A6 bi-turbo

309bhp
479lbs ft torque

A bit to pricy Rhyso  :wink:

Meh; you only live once  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: wigit on 18 July 2012, 08:42
the A6 will probably be worth half that in 12 months time

1 series is still not growing on me, even when i close my image it image is still in my head
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 18 July 2012, 08:47
the A6 will probably be worth half that in 12 months time

1 series is still not growing on me, even when i close my image it image is still in my head

And half again in 2 years so will fall nicely into my budget  :evil: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 18 July 2012, 09:29
I'm wondering whether to change mine in the next six months as it'll be 3yo in December.  :huh:

VW are offering 0% APR at the dealers near me on used cars - wonder if they'll have anything to tempt me?

If not, might see what Audi have (BMW's are not for me) as I've always fancied an A5 but could never justify the cost.  Some good deals out there at the moment if you choose wisely.  :wink:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 18 July 2012, 10:18
0% may sound all well and good, but if you are borrowing money, someone is going to have to pay interest to the lenders somewhere along the line. As the dealers won't be earning any finance commission from the deal, any discount you may manage to negotiate won't be as good as if you were paying a bit of interest.

Do your sums, and add up the total amount you'll be paying back. 0% isn't always as good as it seems.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 11:23
I'm a serial car changer every 3-4 years. Have done this pretty much for the last 40 years. The depreciation on cars these days is crazy, especially when manufacturers bring out new models every few years. I've alway gone the HP finance deal and now I'm seriously thinking of going down the PCP route and just handing the keys back at the end of the term. I planning on keeping the equity of mine in the bank and just putting down a minimum depoisit of say £1,500 - £ 2000 on a PCP deal. I'm in no rush to buy therefore I really am going to try and find the best possible deals this time.


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 18 July 2012, 13:00
Martin

My current one is on PCP - first time I've done this.

Just got a settlement figure on the car (due to run until August 2013) and they want £13k saving me around £1200 in interest payments.

The GFV of the car is £9,500 in 12 months. The car will be worth more than that so don't see a risk in paying it off and as the money in the bank is earning somehting like 0.5% interest, I think I'll 'earn' more by paying off than I would in interest in the bank.

When I got the car I went PCP as my cash was tied up but over the ownership of the car it still isn't a great deal in comparison to a loan etc. all you are paying is the deprecaiation and a little extra in terms of their interest charges and set up fees.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 13:56
Martin

My current one is on PCP - first time I've done this.

Just got a settlement figure on the car (due to run until August 2013) and they want £13k saving me around £1200 in interest payments.

The GFV of the car is £9,500 in 12 months. The car will be worth more than that so don't see a risk in paying it off and as the money in the bank is earning somehting like 0.5% interest, I think I'll 'earn' more by paying off than I would in interest in the bank.

When I got the car I went PCP as my cash was tied up but over the ownership of the car it still isn't a great deal in comparison to a loan etc. all you are paying is the deprecaiation and a little extra in terms of their interest charges and set up fees.

Been quoted some figures on today on a BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport, 5 door, fully loaded and the PCP monthly is coming out about £500 over 48 months. This was with a 2k deposit. Price of car circa £ 32,500 with the options I want.

£500 is stretching it monthly so now looking at an HP deal with BMW using the equity from the GTI.

If I can beat them down on the overall price and get the monthly down to circa £350-375 max then it will be hard to say no.

The 135M Sport although a hell of a car as we all agree will be unaffordable for me with the bells and whistle extra’s I want. I will therefore be not going down this route.

The 125i M is equivalent to the GTI in terms of refinement and sportiness and will more than meet my needs. It’s not to every ones taste I know however, I fancy a change a wee change of direction from VW although I’ve been more than happy with the Mk5 and Mk6.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 18 July 2012, 14:01
Martin

My current one is on PCP - first time I've done this.

Just got a settlement figure on the car (due to run until August 2013) and they want £13k saving me around £1200 in interest payments.

The GFV of the car is £9,500 in 12 months. The car will be worth more than that so don't see a risk in paying it off and as the money in the bank is earning somehting like 0.5% interest, I think I'll 'earn' more by paying off than I would in interest in the bank.

When I got the car I went PCP as my cash was tied up but over the ownership of the car it still isn't a great deal in comparison to a loan etc. all you are paying is the deprecaiation and a little extra in terms of their interest charges and set up fees.

Been quoted some figures on today on a BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport, 5 door, fully loaded and the PCP monthly is coming out about £500 over 48 months. This was with a 2k deposit. Price of car circa £ 32,500 with the options I want.
£ 500 is stretching it monthly so now looking at an HP deal with BMW using the equity from the GTI.
If I can beat them down on the overall price and get the monthly down to circa £ 350-375 max monthly, then it will be hard to say no.
The 135M Sport although a hell of a car as we all agree will be unaffordable for me with the bells and whistle extra’s I want. I will therefore be not going down this route. The 125i M is equivalent to the GTI in terms of refinement and sportiness and will more than meet my needs. It’s not to every ones taste I know however, however I fancy a change a wee change of direction from VW although I’ve been more than happy with the Mk5 and Mk6.



I was looking at £370 a month for a M135i with £5,000 deposit over 36 months.........
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 14:10
Martin

My current one is on PCP - first time I've done this.

Just got a settlement figure on the car (due to run until August 2013) and they want £13k saving me around £1200 in interest payments.

The GFV of the car is £9,500 in 12 months. The car will be worth more than that so don't see a risk in paying it off and as the money in the bank is earning somehting like 0.5% interest, I think I'll 'earn' more by paying off than I would in interest in the bank.

When I got the car I went PCP as my cash was tied up but over the ownership of the car it still isn't a great deal in comparison to a loan etc. all you are paying is the deprecaiation and a little extra in terms of their interest charges and set up fees.

Been quoted some figures on today on a BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport, 5 door, fully loaded and the PCP monthly is coming out about £500 over 48 months. This was with a 2k deposit. Price of car circa £ 32,500 with the options I want.
£ 500 is stretching it monthly so now looking at an HP deal with BMW using the equity from the GTI.
If I can beat them down on the overall price and get the monthly down to circa £ 350-375 max monthly, then it will be hard to say no.
The 135M Sport although a hell of a car as we all agree will be unaffordable for me with the bells and whistle extra’s I want. I will therefore be not going down this route. The 125i M is equivalent to the GTI in terms of refinement and sportiness and will more than meet my needs. It’s not to every ones taste I know however, however I fancy a change a wee change of direction from VW although I’ve been more than happy with the Mk5 and Mk6.



I was looking at £370 a month for a M135i with £5,000 deposit over 36 months.........

Thanks for the heads up on this buddy. Was this an HP or PCP finance deal. I’d be interested in seeing the figures on the deal. Feel free to PM if you prefer.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 14:19
Nice, wonder how much it will cost me with £13k deposit.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 14:33
Nice, wonder how much it will cost me with £13k deposit.

They will probably give it to you free Jim if you ask nicely  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 14:53
Shamelessly stolen from another site...... Pictures of the new 1 Series 125i M Sport

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/_MG_3203.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/_MG_3208.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/_MG_3216.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/_MG_3219.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/_MG_3249.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 14:54
That look like its got the option M-Sport perfoance brakes.


Looks nice.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 14:58
That look like its got the option M-Sport perfoance brakes.


Looks nice.

Is it an option Jim....? Had a feeling it came with these brakes as standard on the M Sport.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 15:10
From everything I've read those brakes are part of the M spec car (M135i) and an option on others, I could easily be wrong though!


Edit

Just checked, it's a £500 option.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 15:19
From everything I've read those brakes are part of the M spec car (M135i) and an option on others, I could easily be wrong though!


Edit

Just checked, it's a £500 option.

Got the dealer checking for me if they are included.... Damn it, I don't think I spec'd those but its not to late of course.

I think the 125 is looking like a done deal today with my local BMW garage. Delivery looking like September!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 18 July 2012, 15:20
Martin

My current one is on PCP - first time I've done this.

Just got a settlement figure on the car (due to run until August 2013) and they want £13k saving me around £1200 in interest payments.

The GFV of the car is £9,500 in 12 months. The car will be worth more than that so don't see a risk in paying it off and as the money in the bank is earning somehting like 0.5% interest, I think I'll 'earn' more by paying off than I would in interest in the bank.

When I got the car I went PCP as my cash was tied up but over the ownership of the car it still isn't a great deal in comparison to a loan etc. all you are paying is the deprecaiation and a little extra in terms of their interest charges and set up fees.

Been quoted some figures on today on a BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport, 5 door, fully loaded and the PCP monthly is coming out about £500 over 48 months. This was with a 2k deposit. Price of car circa £ 32,500 with the options I want.
£ 500 is stretching it monthly so now looking at an HP deal with BMW using the equity from the GTI.
If I can beat them down on the overall price and get the monthly down to circa £ 350-375 max monthly, then it will be hard to say no.
The 135M Sport although a hell of a car as we all agree will be unaffordable for me with the bells and whistle extra’s I want. I will therefore be not going down this route. The 125i M is equivalent to the GTI in terms of refinement and sportiness and will more than meet my needs. It’s not to every ones taste I know however, however I fancy a change a wee change of direction from VW although I’ve been more than happy with the Mk5 and Mk6.



I was looking at £370 a month for a M135i with £5,000 deposit over 36 months.........

Thanks for the heads up on this buddy. Was this an HP or PCP finance deal. I’d be interested in seeing the figures on the deal. Feel free to PM if you prefer.

No problem. It was a std M135i that's pretty high spec anyway, didn't even try for any discounts. Option wise that would probably add a few thou but maybe a discount would reduce that a bit. PCP, 3 yrs, £370 .. maybe £379 can't remember exactly per month, £5000 deposit, GFV was between £12-13k. I have the exact figures at home but this is what I can remember. 10,000 miles per year. 4.9% APR
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 17:17
Well apart from signing the paperworks the 125i M Sport is a done deal..... shall update more on this later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone wanna by my GTI? LOL
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 18 July 2012, 17:20
Well apart from signing the paperworks the 125i M Sport is a done deal..... shall update more on this later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone wanna by my GTI? LOL

Brand new Martin?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 18 July 2012, 17:25
Well apart from signing the paperworks the 125i M Sport is a done deal..... shall update more on this later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone wanna by my GTI? LOL

good choice!!  :cool: :cool: :cool:


were you not tempted to stretch a little further and go for the 135??  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 18 July 2012, 17:38
I'll be very interested in your views on that car Martin as thats the one i'd go for, particularly the space inside in day to day use, there are definately a few things that need to be added to the spec sheet though! :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 18 July 2012, 17:41
With all this BMW love around, I wonder if the mods would consider a BMW sub-section.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 17:55
Well apart from signing the paperworks the 125i M Sport is a done deal..... shall update more on this later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone wanna by my GTI? LOL

Well done mate, did you spec the performance brakes in the end?


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 18 July 2012, 18:03
I actually think the car looks really good.... the only thing that bugs me is the rear bumper and that huge grey diffuser style plastic lump at the bottom. Very similar to the mk5 GTI when it was first released.

I would thing about getting that colour coded and think no more of how it looks!!  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 18 July 2012, 18:05
Well apart from signing the paperworks the 125i M Sport is a done deal..... shall update more on this later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone wanna by my GTI? LOL

Sounds like your one happy man then, great choice in my opinion.. :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 18:23
I actually think the car looks really good.... the only thing that bugs me is the rear bumper and that huge grey diffuser style plastic lump at the bottom. Very similar to the mk5 GTI when it was first released.

I would thing about getting that colour coded and think no more of how it looks!!  :cool:

Or carbon wrapped ;o)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 18 July 2012, 18:36
With all this BMW love around, I wonder if the mods would consider a BMW sub-section.

Nope but we have the non-dub rides section which is the same thing
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2012, 20:30
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 18 July 2012, 20:32
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

Only that its Jap crap :grin: :grin: so not a lot really.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 20:38
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

The reviews have been very poor and not about the lack of power that most would expect, more on the lack of feel and it's not the drivers car it was said to be.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2012, 20:47
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

The reviews have been very poor and not about the lack of power that most would expect, more on the lack of feel and it's not the drivers car it was said to be.


Jim

Really, what reviews have you been reading :huh:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/276016/toyota_gt_86_review.html

Glowing review from what I can gather.

Guessing there are more badge enthusiasts on this site than general car enthusiasts.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 18 July 2012, 20:49
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

The reviews have been very poor and not about the lack of power that most would expect, more on the lack of feel and it's not the drivers car it was said to be.


Jim

Really, what reviews have you been reading :huh:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/276016/toyota_gt_86_review.html

Glowing review from what I can gather.

Guessing there are more badge enthusiasts on this site than general car enthusiasts.

have you not seen their road test where they compared it with some competition on uk roads. it gets murdered.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2012, 20:55
That's a shame as its a great concept, just poorly executed by the sounds of it.

Wonder if Subaru will do a hotter STi variant with a turbo to spice it up, pic....

(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr136/dazzaturbo/38bd1a7b.jpg)


Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 18 July 2012, 20:59
With all this BMW love around, I wonder if the mods would consider a BMW sub-section.

I wouldn't be a mod for long lol..... (title  :wink:)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 21:01
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

The reviews have been very poor and not about the lack of power that most would expect, more on the lack of feel and it's not the drivers car it was said to be.


Jim

Really, what reviews have you been reading :huh:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/276016/toyota_gt_86_review.html

Glowing review from what I can gather.

Guessing there are more badge enthusiasts on this site than general car enthusiasts.

I've seen 3 reviews on YouTube and none of them like it.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 18 July 2012, 21:01
That's a shame as its a great concept, just poorly executed by the sounds of it.

Wonder if Subaru will do a hotter STi variant with a turbo to spice it up.

i was really hoping it would be a good car but it seems once the hype has died down its bait of a dud.

sit are bringing out a hot one but they're struggling for room for forced induction apparently!

toyota are also bringing out hop up kits from the dealer such as body kits, suspension and exhausts etc so you can tart it up from the dealers
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2012, 21:11
Interesting stuff, knew the car is aimed at the 'modding' scene so all makes sense.

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 21:14
LMFAO at the new thread Title

Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 18 July 2012, 21:20
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 18 July 2012, 21:28
frig me its won a group test

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/gt-86/59181/toyota-gt-86-vs-rivals
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 21:36
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 18 July 2012, 21:43
That's a great spec, very nice  :cool:

Appreciate offer on lights  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 18 July 2012, 21:50
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).



Superb mate, I need to do what you've done and stop talking about it and do something about it.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 18 July 2012, 22:02
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).



Superb mate, I need to do what you've done and stop talking about it and do something about it.



Jim

Thanks Jim, I'm really chuffed.... a good days shopping  :smiley:

The 135i M would have been nice but it was a case of where do you draw the line in terms of cost and I would have had to saccrifice on spec etc. The GTI performances and its refiment has met my needs from day one and I've loved every minute owning one. The 125i M feels right as a follow on car as I was looking for more of the same but something very different having owned golf's for the last 7 years or so.


 

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 18 July 2012, 23:33
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).



That's a very tidy package Martin, Congratulations and look forward to the pic whoring!!!!!! :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 July 2012, 02:03
Thanks all....

I can't bloody get to sleep now, too excited about the new car which is ridiculous as I'm a couple of months off getting the thing LOL Zzzzzzzzz

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: mojo555 on 19 July 2012, 07:01
Congrats on the order mate, I must say I think its the way I would be tempted to go if I were due a swap, I will have to stop myself going to look at them or else I will be divorced!!! Esp when the 135m is out...
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 19 July 2012, 08:16
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).



Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 19 July 2012, 08:29
Well-done for taking the plunge and moving away from the GTI brand. Can't say that I agree but you pays your money and make the choice.

Doc, can you change the Forum name to Mk6/1 Series as this looks like a popular move?  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 July 2012, 10:29
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).


Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:

125i M Sport Estoril Blue

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0003.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0004.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0005.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 July 2012, 10:58
very nice :cool:

my mate has a new 116 with the bodykit on etc and is estoril blue too.

his electric power steering just went tits up but think he like the car in general.



how much extra £ would the 135 have been compared to the 125?
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 July 2012, 13:52
very nice :cool:

my mate has a new 116 with the bodykit on etc and is estoril blue too.

his electric power steering just went tits up but think he like the car in general.



how much extra £ would the 135 have been compared to the 125?

125i M Sport, £26,070 Petrol 218hp
M135i, £30,525 Petrol 320hp
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 19 July 2012, 16:55
very nice :cool:

my mate has a new 116 with the bodykit on etc and is estoril blue too.

his electric power steering just went tits up but think he like the car in general.



how much extra £ would the 135 have been compared to the 125?

125i M Sport, £26,070 Petrol 218hp
M135i, £30,525 Petrol 320hp


Not much differance in power there Martin :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 19 July 2012, 17:40
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).


Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:

125i M Sport Estoril Blue

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0003.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0004.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0005.jpg)

Thats the puppy!! (copies the pictures) hmmmm. :drool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 19 July 2012, 18:01
Nice nice nice  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 19 July 2012, 18:01
^^^^^ does look feckin sweet in the blue and wud have to be my choice also..... :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: JonnyG on 19 July 2012, 19:09
What are people's thoughts on the new Toyota GT86, suspecting not a huge interest but I quite like the look of it and what it's about?

The reviews have been very poor and not about the lack of power that most would expect, more on the lack of feel and it's not the drivers car it was said to be.


Jim

Really, what reviews have you been reading :huh:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/276016/toyota_gt_86_review.html

Glowing review from what I can gather.

Guessing there are more badge enthusiasts on this site than general car enthusiasts.

In EVO magazine 170, there was a very thorough 25 page write up of the Subaru BRZ (similar car to the Toyota) in a group test after five full days of testing.

They gave it 3.5 stars out of 5 in that test which is weird when you see the link above  :undecided:

Basically they said it has great handling but has one big let down - it's engine -  which has very little torque.

The figures are :-

197 bhp at 7000rpm
151 lb ft at 6400-6600rpm

I think the high rpm at which those peak figures are achieved tells the story.

The preface to the mag says - On first impressions the BRZ feels sublime.  However it's a car that edges further away from greatness the longer you spend time with it. 
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: david25 on 19 July 2012, 19:19

how much extra £ would the 135 have been compared to the 125?
[/quote]

125i M Sport, £26,070 Petrol 218hp
M135i, £30,525 Petrol 320hp

[/quote]


It's been pointed out on PH that if you add (big brakes, leather & xenons) to the 125i you can get a 135i (which has these as standard)
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 19 July 2012, 19:29
I don't think it gets leather.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: david25 on 19 July 2012, 19:33
I don't think it gets leather.

Leather is standard on UK M135i cars (though not in Europe)
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 19 July 2012, 19:36
I don't think it gets leather.

Leather is standard on UK M135i cars (though not in Europe)
Your right, just been and checked although it is an option. :huh:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 19 July 2012, 19:43

I'm going to have to talk to the wife about getting a new family hatch (M135i) she doesnt need to know the engine size.....



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 19 July 2012, 20:12

I'm going to have to talk to the wife about getting a new family hatch (M135i) she doesnt need to know the engine size.....



Jim

 :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 19 July 2012, 20:17
Don't know what all the fuss is about tbh , I just don't like the shape of it and there just no room in the back they should have just made it a 2 seater  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 19 July 2012, 21:57

I'm going to have to talk to the wife about getting a new family hatch (M135i) she doesnt need to know the engine size.....



Jim

God.... What have a started! I feel like I'm leading you on to the road of self destruction. I will accept the blame but please don't tell your wife I live :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 19 July 2012, 22:19
are you taking any bits off your car before you trade it?

sat nav or anything?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 20 July 2012, 01:05
If it wasn't for insurance at 22, with the price I was quoted, I would have happily traded my GTI in for an M135i

I think insurance would be the killer tho, and fuel economy as the GTI is bad enough coming from a 2.0 TDI. 6 points don't help either  :cry:

Shame really
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 July 2012, 05:06
I'm going to find one of these M135i motors and have a drive ASAP.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 20 July 2012, 08:33
I'm going to find one of these M135i motors and have a drive ASAP.

I don't think they're available until September so not sure when we will see the first ones.  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 20 July 2012, 09:16
Don't know what all the fuss is about tbh , I just don't like the shape of it and there just no room in the back they should have just made it a 2 seater  :grin: :grin:

+1.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 09:35
I'm going to find one of these M135i motors and have a drive ASAP.

I don't think they're available until September so not sure when we will see the first ones.  :cool:

Having just placed an order for the M125i yes you would be looking at September if you placed an order now.

As I've been more than happy with performance of the GTI I've not really considered the 135 tbo. My GTI isn't mapped either ( I'm one of the few on here where that doesn't really fuss me ).

As my car is a daily commuter the fuel and tax costs would kill me on the 135. Also opting to buy the 125 which is 3-4 grand cheaper has allowed me to spec the car with plenty of options  :wink:

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 09:39
I'm going to find one of these M135i motors and have a drive ASAP.

Come over the dark side.... and see the light herr doktor  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 20 July 2012, 11:05
I will be buying a BMW car next  :wink:

What's all this waffle about no rear seats? I'm sure I used to fit my 6 ft 3 inch 18 stone frame in the rear of my wife's 3 door 120d :huh:

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 20 July 2012, 12:14
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).


Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:

125i M Sport Estoril Blue

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0003.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0004.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/DSC_0005.jpg)

Thats the puppy!! (copies the pictures) hmmmm. :drool:

Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.




Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 20 July 2012, 12:22

Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.


+1 I agree but each to their own
Will be a bit cheaper anyway :)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 July 2012, 12:58

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.


And that matters because???

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 20 July 2012, 13:01

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.


And that matters because???



exactly... take the bling monzas off any gti and it looks like a std golf. About the 35 years of heritage is absolute b0ll0cks also... talk about buying into the marketing hype.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 July 2012, 13:12
I did wonder when reading about the bloke who want's to de-GTI his car and make it look like a Match or a GT. How many non-GTI drivers would actually notice, or in fact, give a feck?
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 13:52
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).


Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:

125i M Sport Estoril Blue




[

Thats the puppy!! (copies the pictures) hmmmm. :drool:

Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.






And on the basis of what you’re saying I guess you own a Golf R seeing as it is obviously a far superior car to the GTI…… No I thought not!

Listen….. I love my GTI to bits and it’s ticked all the right boxes for me in terms of performance and refinement. It has/is one of the best rated hot hatches on the road and this has been the case for a number of years.

I don’t really buy into history,  although yes I agree the GTI has great heritage however so does BMW with the M Series.

On another note, VW price the GTI starting at around £26,000. It’s by no means a cheap car to buy and therefore most of us will shop around to see what the competition has to offer.

But thanks for explaining you think of made a mistake.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 20 July 2012, 14:00
i love this 'heritage' argument.

what a load of bollocks.

the mk3 and mk4 were crap so why would that influence your buying a mk6?

i buy a car on its merits at the times not what the earlier models were like 15 years ago.


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 14:16
i love this 'heritage' argument.

what a load of nuts.

the mk3 and mk4 were crap so why would that influence your buying a mk6?

i buy a car on its merits at the times not what the earlier models were like 15 years ago.





Totally agree bud
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 20 July 2012, 14:45
i love this 'heritage' argument.

what a load of nuts.

the mk3 and mk4 were crap so why would that influence your buying a mk6?

i buy a car on its merits at the times not what the earlier models were like 15 years ago.





Totally agree bud

+2
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 20 July 2012, 15:44
So seeing as I am now in keeping with this thread...... here's what I've brought today...!

BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport 5 Door, Alpine White, 18” M Light alloy wheels, Anthracite Hexagon/Alcantara Interior Upholstery

Options
M Sport Brakes
Visibility Package
Sport Automatic Transmision
Harman Kardon H-Fi
Driver Comfort Package
Interior Comfort Package
Media Package BMW Professional (sat nav)
Sun Protection Package

With Free Servicing (upto 5 Years, 60,000 miles)

Delivery September ( can't bloody wait, although I will be very sad to see the GTI go ) :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I have traded in the GTI as part of the deal. However, I will also advertise it on here, Pistonheads and Autotrader. To make the car more attractive I will be selling including the Smoked R Rear LED's ( unless BMW take the car in which case I will sell separately with Raffe for first refusal ).


Congrats mate, thats pretty much bang on the spec i'd have as well except it would have to be blue!! :drool:

125i M Sport Estoril Blue




[

Thats the puppy!! (copies the pictures) hmmmm. :drool:

Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.






And on the basis of what you’re saying I guess you own a Golf R seeing as it is obviously a far superior car to the GTI…… No I thought not!

Listen….. I love my GTI to bits and it’s ticked all the right boxes for me in terms of performance and refinement. It has/is one of the best rated hot hatches on the road and this has been the case for a number of years.

I don’t really buy into history,  although yes I agree the GTI has great heritage however so does BMW with the M Series.

On another note, VW price the GTI starting at around £26,000. It’s by no means a cheap car to buy and therefore most of us will shop around to see what the competition has to offer.

But thanks for explaining you think of made a mistake.

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.

You will realise that the first time you see or hear an M135i, and it might be me in it !

But each to their own.

Good luck.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 20 July 2012, 15:49
i love this 'heritage' argument.

what a load of nuts.

the mk3 and mk4 were crap so why would that influence your buying a mk6?

i buy a car on its merits at the times not what the earlier models were like 15 years ago.





Totally agree bud

+2

+3, i never even gave it a thought, its not as if 35 years is even that long.

Well done for the change of brand MAW i would like a change of brand myself, prob go Bmw, im sure your car will be great. I admit im not much of a fan of the 1 series but im looking at them quite often now and im getting more used to them, i saw a steel grey one today and i admit it looked quite nice.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 20 July 2012, 16:47


I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.

You will realise that the first time you see or hear an M135i, and it might be me in it !

But each to their own.

Good luck.
[/quote]

LMFAO - you say about people settleing for second best? What car do you have? A Golf? Yeah! there's nothing better than one of those........


Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 20 July 2012, 17:04
[\quote]Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.





[/quote]

The 125i looks identical to the 135i except for the rear diffuser! I'd rather have a car with an adequate amount of power with all the bells and whistles as it's this that makes it feel nice inside rather than a monster with a couple of bits n bobs that i'll never use to it's full potential! I'm never going to track my car so whats the point?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 17:41
i love this 'heritage' argument.

what a load of nuts.

the mk3 and mk4 were crap so why would that influence your buying a mk6?

i buy a car on its merits at the times not what the earlier models were like 15 years ago.





Totally agree bud

+2

+3, i never even gave it a thought, its not as if 35 years is even that long.

Well done for the change of brand MAW i would like a change of brand myself, prob go Bmw, im sure your car will be great. I admit im not much of a fan of the 1 series but im looking at them quite often now and im getting more used to them, i saw a steel grey one today and i admit it looked quite nice.

Thanks mate. The look of them took a wee while to grow on me. I couldn't be more happy with my new car choice.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 July 2012, 18:03

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 18:03


The 125i looks identical to the 135i except for the rear diffuser! I'd rather have a car with an adequate amount of power with all the bells and whistles as it's this that makes it feel nice inside rather than a monster with a couple of bits n bobs that i'll never use to it's full potential! I'm never going to track my car so whats the point?
[/quote]

Thanks buddy, my thoughts entirely.

To me the 125i M feels like a perfect progression from the gti. I'm not after all out speed as I enjoy my licence and I want something where I'm comfortable with regarding running costs.

Of course I admire other cars on the road which are better than mine as I love performance cars but it doesn't bother me in the slightest as I feel very privileged to be driving what I am.

Unfortunately some people are too small minded to understand that.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 20 July 2012, 18:40
As long as your happy thats all that matters.  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 18:45

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Quote of the day for me :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: ScottA on 20 July 2012, 19:02

Sorry but i think you have made a mistake and I will explain why.

To me the 125i looks like a standard cooking 1 series, something any 18 yrd old spotty estate agent drives. Could be 116d for gods sake.

You have been driving a GTi, a car with 35 years heritage and that feels special, looks special and is special. Mine turns heads, I am sure yours does as well. Makes me feel good.

The 125i is just another 1 series with a 2litre petrol engine. There is no magic here. I think you will be trading it in within 6 months.

Cancel that 125i order and get the M135i with no options. It is a special car and will have a cult following. It will feel special as it is special.

A car that has no equal and one that you can keep for years.


+1 I agree but each to their own
Will be a bit cheaper anyway :)

Maybe I should clarify my post - I was agreeing that personally I would order a M135i not 125i M Sport, but like I said, each to their own.

As regards to 35 years heritage. I agree and I don't. As far as a "brand" yes the GTI has history and is well known compared to most and you do pay extra for that. But 35 years as in "experience" building hot hatches, I would agree, is a load of b0llocks! After all it's been the most unreliable car I've owned so far  :grin:

Anyway, I hope you BMW fellas enjoy your new cars. As previously posted, I have been VERY tempted!!!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Awry on 20 July 2012, 19:08
Well it looks like I got to the next car sooner then planned. Me and my fiance decided we needed a bigger car. I can't afford two cars so sadly I have to let my GTI go. For the meantime though it sure is awesome to have two cars. :P

Detailed the car earlier as I always do when getting a new one. Nothing like detailing a new car. :D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7609113600_48407008a8_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7609113194_871c3d3974_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7609113806_9917991f00_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 20 July 2012, 19:19
Love the Audi. ^

Congrats on the new purchase.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 20 July 2012, 19:25

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 20 July 2012, 19:39
The 135i doesn't have a paricularly high spec though, plus you don't have to have the fastest car to be an "enthusiast"! Plus if you have company cars you'll never spend 30k on a car, you'll be renting it for 3 years.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 20 July 2012, 19:43

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts

I can't figure out I you're deliberately trying to wind people up, my guess is you're not but you're just good at it.


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 20 July 2012, 20:50
Have to admit I would take a lower specced 135 over a higher specced 125 if we are talking the same money :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: kgreenway on 20 July 2012, 20:54

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.




Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Quote of the day for me :grin:

MAW73...I can confirm you will not regret your choice..

Have you been lucky enough to drive one yet?

I had to wave goodbye to my 2011 Candy White GTI back in April when I moved jobs as it was a company car.

I absolutely loved the GTI and have spent the last 4 months longingly looking at any which I see on the road.

I did consider going for another GTI, but the wife and a few friends convinced me it was time for a change.

So I ordered the 125i M Sport in Alpine White, with very much the same goodies as you.

I collected on Monday and let me just say this car is fantastic!

I was initially quite hesitant about getting the car because of my loss over the GTI...Almost like the feeling you are cheating on a girlfriend haha. However with each passing day I am loving this car more and more.  I have to say pictures of this car do not do it justice.  In reality the lines and stance of the car in general really make it shine.

The car feels so planted and the power and torque available really pleasing.  I haven't smashed it too much yet as running it in up to 1200 miles, but I have already sampled it enough to know that it will put the same smile on my face as the GTI did.

The visibility package really makes the car, with the xenon drl's really setting the car off in white.  Also you will not regret the Harmon Kardon.  My GTI was equipped with dynaudio, but this is nothing in comparison to the HK.

I have to say I was initially disappointed with the audio from the engine internally compared to the GTI. The 125i doesn't quite start up with the same purr as the GTI.  However having said that, have the sunroof/windows open and it sounds like a gem from the outside.  As you pull through the gears the twin power turbo goes with a real whistle.  It's also quite deceiving as you pull through, because for a 4 cylinder it sounds very much like a straight six.  It takes me back to the 328is M Sport I had a few years back.

Internally I would say the 125 surpasses the GTI by quite a long way.  The leather being much softer and of better build.  Also the general seating position and cockpit controls really very nice.  

So don't be put off or concerned by your choice...look forward to that pick up date because it will be a great day  :smiley:

I have linked below to my post with a couple of pics of the Alpine White beast.

http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620 (http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620)


Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 20 July 2012, 21:07

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts

Like Jimble said who got here before me, it would be your company car. So for all your "I've got the best car" b0llox, it's not even yours.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 20 July 2012, 21:28

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.




Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Quote of the day for me :grin:

MAW73...I can confirm you will not regret your choice..

Have you been lucky enough to drive one yet?

I had to wave goodbye to my 2011 Candy White GTI back in April when I moved jobs as it was a company car.

I absolutely loved the GTI and have spent the last 4 months longingly looking at any which I see on the road.

I did consider going for another GTI, but the wife and a few friends convinced me it was time for a change.

So I ordered the 125i M Sport in Alpine White, with very much the same goodies as you.

I collected on Monday and let me just say this car is fantastic!

I was initially quite hesitant about getting the car because of my loss over the GTI...Almost like the feeling you are cheating on a girlfriend haha. However with each passing day I am loving this car more and more.  I have to say pictures of this car do not do it justice.  In reality the lines and stance of the car in general really make it shine.

The car feels so planted and the power and torque available really pleasing.  I haven't smashed it too much yet as running it in up to 1200 miles, but I have already sampled it enough to know that it will put the same smile on my face as the GTI did.

The visibility package really makes the car, with the xenon drl's really setting the car off in white.  Also you will not regret the Harmon Kardon.  My GTI was equipped with dynaudio, but this is nothing in comparison to the HK.

I have to say I was initially disappointed with the audio from the engine internally compared to the GTI. The 125i doesn't quite start up with the same purr as the GTI.  However having said that, have the sunroof/windows open and it sounds like a gem from the outside.  As you pull through the gears the twin power turbo goes with a real whistle.  It's also quite deceiving as you pull through, because for a 4 cylinder it sounds very much like a straight six.  It takes me back to the 328is M Sport I had a few years back.

Internally I would say the 125 surpasses the GTI by quite a long way.  The leather being much softer and of better build.  Also the general seating position and cockpit controls really very nice.  

So don't be put off or concerned by your choice...look forward to that pick up date because it will be a great day  :smiley:

I have linked below to my post with a couple of pics of the Alpine White beast.

http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620 (http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620)




Great read mate, loving it in what too :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 21 July 2012, 06:48
I love this thread.

And I love BMWs - I've got to get my ass down to BMW next week and sort this out as my 123d search is going around in circles and I'm not going to spend £25k+ ona 125d when I can get the M135i for 30k now am I.....
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 07:51

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.




Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Quote of the day for me :grin:

MAW73...I can confirm you will not regret your choice..

Have you been lucky enough to drive one yet?

I had to wave goodbye to my 2011 Candy White GTI back in April when I moved jobs as it was a company car.

I absolutely loved the GTI and have spent the last 4 months longingly looking at any which I see on the road.

I did consider going for another GTI, but the wife and a few friends convinced me it was time for a change.

So I ordered the 125i M Sport in Alpine White, with very much the same goodies as you.

I collected on Monday and let me just say this car is fantastic!

I was initially quite hesitant about getting the car because of my loss over the GTI...Almost like the feeling you are cheating on a girlfriend haha. However with each passing day I am loving this car more and more.  I have to say pictures of this car do not do it justice.  In reality the lines and stance of the car in general really make it shine.

The car feels so planted and the power and torque available really pleasing.  I haven't smashed it too much yet as running it in up to 1200 miles, but I have already sampled it enough to know that it will put the same smile on my face as the GTI did.

The visibility package really makes the car, with the xenon drl's really setting the car off in white.  Also you will not regret the Harmon Kardon.  My GTI was equipped with dynaudio, but this is nothing in comparison to the HK.

I have to say I was initially disappointed with the audio from the engine internally compared to the GTI. The 125i doesn't quite start up with the same purr as the GTI.  However having said that, have the sunroof/windows open and it sounds like a gem from the outside.  As you pull through the gears the twin power turbo goes with a real whistle.  It's also quite deceiving as you pull through, because for a 4 cylinder it sounds very much like a straight six.  It takes me back to the 328is M Sport I had a few years back.

Internally I would say the 125 surpasses the GTI by quite a long way.  The leather being much softer and of better build.  Also the general seating position and cockpit controls really very nice.  

So don't be put off or concerned by your choice...look forward to that pick up date because it will be a great day  :smiley:

I have linked below to my post with a couple of pics of the Alpine White beast.

http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620 (http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719620)




Many thanks for the great write up. This has affirmed my belief that I've chosen the right car. I can't blimming wait now!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: kgreenway on 21 July 2012, 08:17
Btw I also contemplated cancelling the 125i when the M135i was announced. 

The comparable spec with options was still a considerable more money, plus in addition to the extra road tax and fuel bills.  Additionally BMW were not offering anywhere near the same deals on finance at the time.

The running costs alone did it for me, with the mixture of driving I do it just didn't work out.

I'm sure this will be the same for others, particularly for those thaus one with company car/car allowance.  So it isn't quite the no brainier that many are saying on here to automatically go towards the M135i...After all isn't this quite the same deal in regards to the GTI/R??  Might be a larger gap, but there is a prominent market for both.
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 08:26

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts

Thanks again for another one of your enlightening posts. However, if you spec a 135 with options I have on my 125 then your looking a 36k car. If I had wanted a 135 then I'd have brought one.

Your comment regard to people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts is frankly sad and pathetic.


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 08:30
Btw I also contemplated cancelling the 125i when the M135i was announced. 

The comparable spec with options was still a considerable more money, plus in addition to the extra road tax and fuel bills.  Additionally BMW were not offering anywhere near the same deals on finance at the time.

The running costs alone did it for me, with the mixture of driving I do it just didn't work out.

I'm sure this will be the same for others, particularly Bfor those thaus one with company car/car allowance.  So it isn't quite the no brainier that many are saying on here to automatically go towards the M135i...After all isn't this quite the same deal in regards to the GTI/R??  Might be a larger gap, but there is a prominent market for both.

Exactly  :smiley:

Have you got some pic's of your 125 you can send me? I need some pictures to see me through to delivery. Many thanks, Martin
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: kgreenway on 21 July 2012, 08:30


Many thanks for the great write up. This has affirmed my belief that I've chosen the right car. I can't blimming wait now!

Yep, just wait to sink yourself into the leather seats and immerse yourself into the gadgets on tap with idrive and HK. Just might want to consider getting some ear defenders :-)
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 08:33


Many thanks for the great write up. This has affirmed my belief that I've chosen the right car. I can't blimming wait now!

Yep, just wait to sink yourself into the leather seats and immerse yourself into the gadgets on tap with idrive and HK. Just might want to consider getting some ear defenders :-)

LOL can't frigging wait!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 13:17
I just had a test drive of a 118d m sport at the dealership where I brought mine this morning. This is the closest car the dealer had to what I ordered. The car was beautiful to drive. I was so impressed by the diesal engine I almost felt changing my order from petrol 125i. The steering felt perfectly weighted with excellent feedback. Obviously I didn't really have a chance to push the car as I was with the sales guy but it felt very capable indeed. The interior quality was excellent and realy well layed out.

My dad had the previous generation 1 series 120d m sport a few years back. I drove this car a few times and never really felt wowed by it. The car I drove today felt like a completely different beast.

I felt really comfortable driving the F20 from the moment I switched the engine on and turned the wheel. I came away with lots of smiles and knew I'd made the perfect choice in changing from my beloved GTi. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 21 July 2012, 15:12
 :cool:

Nothing more exciting than waiting for your new toy to turn up, enjoy :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 July 2012, 16:39
Martin has your new said how long it might be till you get a build date ect....?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 21 July 2012, 16:40
:cool:

Nothing more exciting than waiting for your new toy to turn up, enjoy :wink:

Indeed, i might ask to test drive a 1 series even though i'm not due to change for a bit, just to pacify me! :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 21 July 2012, 16:57
Martin has your new said how long it might be till you get a build date ect....?

Hoping for September but heard rumours on other forums where people have placed orders on new 1 series and December dates are being given?

Hopefully this won't be the case. The sales guy has placed the order and the factory gets back to the dealer within a week and a half apparently with the build date.

Fingers crossed it won't be winter seeing as the bimmers are so good in the snow!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: carl1 on 21 July 2012, 17:25
They are not that bad, people are just $hit drivers today, when it use to really snow 12 inches plus id just put a couple of 2x2 slabs in the boot of my escort mk2, none of this traction control gadgets and technology.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 July 2012, 21:21
Martin has your new said how long it might be till you get a build date ect....?

Hoping for September but heard rumours on other forums where people have placed orders on new 1 series and December dates are being given?

Hopefully this won't be the case. The sales guy has placed the order and the factory gets back to the dealer within a week and a half apparently with the build date.

Fingers crossed it won't be winter seeing as the bimmers are so good in the snow!

A week and a half, that's great...much better than the vw way of oh are give you a call lol....and months later still no word, hope the order process goes swimmingly for you pal....
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: kgreenway on 22 July 2012, 09:29
I just had a test drive of a 118d m sport at the dealership where I brought mine this morning. This is the closest car the dealer had to what I ordered. The car was beautiful to drive. I was so impressed by the diesal engine I almost felt changing my order from petrol 125i. The steering felt perfectly weighted with excellent feedback. Obviously I didn't really have a chance to push the car as I was with the sales guy but it felt very capable indeed. The interior quality was excellent and realy well layed out.

My dad had the previous generation 1 series 120d m sport a few years back. I drove this car a few times and never really felt wowed by it. The car I drove today felt like a completely different beast.

I felt really comfortable driving the F20 from the moment I switched the engine on and turned the wheel. I came away with lots of smiles and knew I'd made the perfect choice in changing from my beloved GTi. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Sounds good Martin! I test drove the 120d Sport before ordering mine. 

You will definitely be wowed though by the 125i..The torque available is really impressive for a petrol.  I can't wait now to fully open her up all the way to 7k rpm, only pushed as far as 5k atm.

I'll get some more pics uploaded later to help get you through to September  :cool:

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 22 July 2012, 09:31

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts

Thanks again for another one of your enlightening posts. However, if you spec a 135 with options I have on my 125 then your looking a 36k car. If I had wanted a 135 then I'd have brought one.

Your comment regard to people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts is frankly sad and pathetic.




If you've recently orderded a 4 cylinder 125i then don't listen to this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

Also don't read this interview with C. Lisckha of BMW:

http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varlink1.jsp?lang=en

As it contains quotes likes this :

So if I were to order a BMW 125i with adaptive M running gear or sports steering, for example, there would be a difference from the set-up of these components as compared to the BMW M135i?

Correct. It is not possible to give a BMW 125i the same characteristics and performance of the BMW M135i by adding special equipment options. Not only the transverse and longitudinal dynamics are different - the entire character of the BMW M135i is distinct.


 :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 22 July 2012, 10:26

I still don't get your reasoning. I never understand people who settle for second best. I would have had the R in May 2009 but it was not available then on my company car scheme. Now it is but thats not what I am ordering.

You are buying an average car that looks and goes like any other fast hatch, when for the same money you could have bought something very special.


Maybe one day you'll understand that there is more to life than having to have the latest, fastest, "best" car available at the time. After all, who are you trying to impress with it? And do they really give a sh1t?
 

Choose :

£30k for a high spec 125i
£30k for a M1351 with high spec as standard


No brainer really  :laugh:

Strange people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts

Thanks again for another one of your enlightening posts. However, if you spec a 135 with options I have on my 125 then your looking a 36k car. If I had wanted a 135 then I'd have brought one.

Your comment regard to people on here pretending to be car enthusiasts is frankly sad and pathetic.




If you've recently orderded a 4 cylinder 125i then don't listen to this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

Also don't read this interview with C. Lisckha of BMW:

http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varlink1.jsp?lang=en

As it contains quotes likes this :

So if I were to order a BMW 125i with adaptive M running gear or sports steering, for example, there would be a difference from the set-up of these components as compared to the BMW M135i?

Correct. It is not possible to give a BMW 125i the same characteristics and performance of the BMW M135i by adding special equipment options. Not only the transverse and longitudinal dynamics are different - the entire character of the BMW M135i is distinct.


 :cool:

I still don't get how you've still failed to understand what he's saying.

HE DOESN'T WANT AN M135i.


Now go and troll some other forum.



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 22 July 2012, 10:52
I just had a test drive of a 118d m sport at the dealership where I brought mine this morning. This is the closest car the dealer had to what I ordered. The car was beautiful to drive. I was so impressed by the diesal engine I almost felt changing my order from petrol 125i. The steering felt perfectly weighted with excellent feedback. Obviously I didn't really have a chance to push the car as I was with the sales guy but it felt very capable indeed. The interior quality was excellent and realy well layed out.

My dad had the previous generation 1 series 120d m sport a few years back. I drove this car a few times and never really felt wowed by it. The car I drove today felt like a completely different beast.

I felt really comfortable driving the F20 from the moment I switched the engine on and turned the wheel. I came away with lots of smiles and knew I'd made the perfect choice in changing from my beloved GTi. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Sounds good Martin! I test drove the 120d Sport before ordering mine. 

You will definitely be wowed though by the 125i..The torque available is really impressive for a petrol.  I can't wait now to fully open her up all the way to 7k rpm, only pushed as far as 5k atm.

I'll get some more pics uploaded later to help get you through to September  :cool:



Many thanks..... looking forward to seeing the pictures. Martin  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 July 2012, 12:11
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

If it's that special, why don't you go and buy one?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 22 July 2012, 13:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

That sounds  :evil:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 22 July 2012, 14:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

That sounds  :evil:

It does! I can't see another hot hatch out there that i'd rather have.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 22 July 2012, 14:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

That sounds  :evil:

Beautiful sound  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: R32UK on 22 July 2012, 15:47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

That sounds  :evil:

Beautiful sound  :cool:

want  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 22 July 2012, 15:54
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

If it's that special, why don't you go and buy one?

I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 July 2012, 16:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHo-GYG25Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: dubber36 on 22 July 2012, 16:39

If it's that special, why don't you go and buy one?

I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto
[/quote]

Nice one. It dosn't mean we all have to want one tho'.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 22 July 2012, 16:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevE6iogIy8&feature=related
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 22 July 2012, 16:45
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

If it's that special, why don't you go and buy one?

I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto

I have a feeling people are hardly going to be asking you to post pictures etc.


The sooner you go and criticise people on the BMW forum the better IMO.




Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 22 July 2012, 17:27
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

If it's that special, why don't you go and buy one?

I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto

I have a feeling people are hardly going to be asking you to post pictures etc.


The sooner you go and criticise people on the BMW forum the better IMO.






Sorry fella but I have not criticised anyone. In fact all of the negative, derogatory comments are coming at me and I am just stating facts.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Steve30 on 22 July 2012, 17:29
I just had a test drive of a 118d m sport at the dealership where I brought mine this morning. This is the closest car the dealer had to what I ordered. The car was beautiful to drive. I was so impressed by the diesal engine I almost felt changing my order from petrol 125i. The steering felt perfectly weighted with excellent feedback. Obviously I didn't really have a chance to push the car as I was with the sales guy but it felt very capable indeed. The interior quality was excellent and realy well layed out.

My dad had the previous generation 1 series 120d m sport a few years back. I drove this car a few times and never really felt wowed by it. The car I drove today felt like a completely different beast.

I felt really comfortable driving the F20 from the moment I switched the engine on and turned the wheel. I came away with lots of smiles and knew I'd made the perfect choice in changing from my beloved GTi. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:



Diesel rules Martin that would have been the car for me , congrats mate !! You still gonna be around the forum? :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Snoopy on 22 July 2012, 18:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHo-GYG25Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevE6iogIy8&feature=related

Quite  :shocked:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 22 July 2012, 18:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrN98-IDs&feature=related

That sounds  :evil:

It does! I can't see another hot hatch out there that i'd rather have.



Jim

I think I could learn to love the face for the sound and performance :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: mike. on 22 July 2012, 19:15
I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto

£32K for a 1 series  :shocked: :shocked:

I think I would take this instead, at a year old

Porsche Cayman (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4016576.htm)
Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 22 July 2012, 19:37
I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto

£32K for a 1 series  :shocked: :shocked:

I think I would take this instead, at a year old

Porsche Cayman (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4016576.htm)

Not sure I would.  Looking forward to seeing the M135i post some time up on fastlaps.com.  I reckon it's going to be very quick.



Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 22 July 2012, 19:49
I just had a test drive of a 118d m sport at the dealership where I brought mine this morning. This is the closest car the dealer had to what I ordered. The car was beautiful to drive. I was so impressed by the diesal engine I almost felt changing my order from petrol 125i. The steering felt perfectly weighted with excellent feedback. Obviously I didn't really have a chance to push the car as I was with the sales guy but it felt very capable indeed. The interior quality was excellent and realy well layed out.

My dad had the previous generation 1 series 120d m sport a few years back. I drove this car a few times and never really felt wowed by it. The car I drove today felt like a completely different beast.

I felt really comfortable driving the F20 from the moment I switched the engine on and turned the wheel. I came away with lots of smiles and knew I'd made the perfect choice in changing from my beloved GTi. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:



Diesel rules Martin that would have been the car for me , congrats mate !! You still gonna be around the forum? :wink:

Oh no you wouldn't as Spartacus only allows people to buy 135's :evil:

Yes I will definitely stick around on the forum as I enjoy the banter, the people and I'm still a big fan of the golfs.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 July 2012, 09:58
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Rhyso on 24 July 2012, 10:01
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Paint one half blue, the other half white; best of both worlds  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 July 2012, 10:24
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Paint one half blue, the other half white; best of both worlds  :laugh: :laugh:

Thanks for that.... I may go half leather as well then :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr_F on 24 July 2012, 11:25
I think I've found what I'll be having for retirement.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18910560

Title: Re: So then, what BMW are you buying next?
Post by: Spartacus on 24 July 2012, 11:39
I have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for £32k :grin:

Estoril Blue, leather, xenons, 5 door, auto

£32K for a 1 series  :shocked: :shocked:

I think I would take this instead, at a year old

Porsche Cayman (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4016576.htm)

Not sure I would.  Looking forward to seeing the M135i post some time up on fastlaps.com.  I reckon it's going to be very quick.



Jim

I am totally with you on that but it would need to be a 3rd car.

We have an ML as the family car and the GTi / M135i as the run about  / business trips so I need to have 5 doors.

I had a Boxster for a while while the kids were smaller and selling that was like losing my left arm, I missed it so much but with 2 boys the weekends are planned with military precision around pick ups, football, parties etc so both cars have to be 5 doors and a boot.

Now I do have a birthday coming up, its a major one and will be treating myself to a car for myself that I can keep in the garage, use at the weekends and shower with love and affection. That will probably be a Honda NSX, Manual, Targa roof if I can find one ! If I can do that I will have fulfilled one of my boyhood dreams.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 24 July 2012, 13:25
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 July 2012, 14:15
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:

Order changed to blue  :smiley:


Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 24 July 2012, 15:57
Excellent choice mate.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 24 July 2012, 16:23
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:

Order changed to blue  :smiley:




Good man! Just think of the job satisfaction after a good cleaning session! :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 24 July 2012, 17:08
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:

Order changed to blue  :smiley:




Good man!  :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 24 July 2012, 17:44
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:

Order changed to blue  :smiley:




Good man! Just think of the job satisfaction after a good cleaning session! :cool:

Amen  :smiley:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 July 2012, 17:58
My build dates looking pants at the moment.... I'm being quoted as mid november now. Funny how only last Thursday it was 'we think we can deliver September if you place your order today'.

The sales guy said don't worry about this we are working with bmw to sort this out.

From looking on the bmw forums people ordering m sports are coming up against this same problem so just a word of warning if you're fancying one.

We shall see.... Early days yet. But I'm not waiting till november without some sort of sweetner.

Ta
Martin
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 24 July 2012, 18:27
The M-Sport has only just been released in the facelift version so they must be catching up on the people who were waiting for it.


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 24 July 2012, 19:36
Did you specify a DSG  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 24 July 2012, 19:44
Did you specify a DSG  :laugh:

Yes the BMW equivalent. Perhaps they are knocked out the same workshop as VW's  :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 24 July 2012, 23:42
Great idea on the colour - thinking gumetal (battleship) grey myself or black  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Raffe on 25 July 2012, 06:33
Can you help me out with the colour choice please..... in two minds and its driving me nuts  :undecided:

Poll as below:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=236985.0


Gotta be blue ! :cool:

Good call  :cool:

Order changed to blue  :smiley:



Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 25 July 2012, 16:45
Did you specify a DSG  :laugh:

Yes the BMW equivalent. Perhaps they are knocked out the same workshop as VW's  :laugh:

You may be right on that  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 25 July 2012, 21:30
Great idea on the colour - thinking gumetal (battleship) grey myself or black  :wink:

My mates got the previous generation 1 series m sport in black and it looks class.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2012, 22:59
Great idea on the colour - thinking gumetal (battleship) grey myself or black  :wink:

My mates got the previous generation 1 series m sport in black and it looks class.

Mrs Doc had a Black 120d M-sport in 2009 - we both loved it but got rid for a freelander 2 when little Max came along - we both still miss it  :cry:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 July 2012, 16:40
Last picture of my GTI before I waved goodbye to her this week  : :cry:

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab242/WITHCOMBEM/P1020849.jpg)

I am now car-less for maybe for months until the bmw arrives. Hopefully it will arrive sooner as this will do my nut in. I now have pleasure of driving my company's new citreon belingo van in the meantime so please spare a thought for me. LOL

Martin
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 26 July 2012, 16:48
I now have pleasure of driving my company's new citreon belingo van in the meantime so please spare a thought for me. LOL

Martin

Pics please?

I'm driving a vito myself  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: mkviken on 26 July 2012, 16:59
Can't beat vans. I loved my vivaro. Totally stress free motoring driving a white van.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Edi35 on 26 July 2012, 17:01
Last picture of my GTI before I waved goodbye to her this week  : :cry:


I am now car-less for maybe for months until the bmw arrives. Hopefully it will arrive sooner as this will do my nut in. I now have pleasure of driving my company's new citreon belingo van in the meantime so please spare a thought for me. LOL

Martin

Sad day, hope you don't have to wait too long? Does the Belingo have paper bags to wear  :laugh: question on your MK6 are those parking sensors dealer retrofit?
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 26 July 2012, 17:18
Can't beat vans. I loved my vivaro. Totally stress free motoring driving a white van.

Shall we have a "show us your van thread?"  :grin:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 26 July 2012, 17:18
Martin your GTI looks great and sure will be missed but then again once the BM's here I'm sure that will dull your pains lol...

I know the feeling well( being without a car that is) I was car less to for just over 4mnths while'st the GTD was being built, I had to get lifts everywhere...it was a NIGHTMARE, no independence = miserable b**tard

But at least you've got the company van :cool:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 July 2012, 17:22
Can't beat vans. I loved my vivaro. Totally stress free motoring driving a white van.

Shall we have a "show us your van thread?"  :grin:

Yes let's do it, as this this all I have to show off now LOL
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 July 2012, 17:32
Can't beat vans. I loved my vivaro. Totally stress free motoring driving a white van.

Totally agree.... I run a commercial heating company and we own a few vans which the guys on the tools drive. I'm in the office predominately and brought the new belingo as a spare van as such. I've never really driven a van before now tbo and I'm enjoying it. As you say is stress free. Every man needs a good women and a van in their life!
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 26 July 2012, 20:51
Last picture of my GTI before I waved goodbye to her this week  : :cry:


I am now car-less for maybe for months until the bmw arrives. Hopefully it will arrive sooner as this will do my nut in. I now have pleasure of driving my company's new citreon belingo van in the meantime so please spare a thought for me. LOL

Martin



Sad day, hope you don't have to wait too long? Does the Belingo have paper bags to wear  :laugh: question on your MK6 are those parking sensors dealer retrofit?

Yes the sensors were fitted at the dealership. Not nearly as nice as the flush factory ones. The LED number plates I loved though.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Buck on 27 July 2012, 09:02
Martin

Have you asked the dealership if they'll provide you with a loan car?

As I mentioned, they often will put you in a car for a few weeks - if they originally said x date and this has slipped then it's not unreasonable to expect them to put you in a car from week X.  they do it all the time but you often have to ask.

Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 27 July 2012, 20:21
Martin

Have you asked the dealership if they'll provide you with a loan car?

As I mentioned, they often will put you in a car for a few weeks - if they originally said x date and this has slipped then it's not unreasonable to expect them to put you in a car from week X.  they do it all the time but you often have to ask.



Not sure where I stand to be honest. Basically when negotiating with the salesman he basically said if we get your business today we can likely deliver September. So I pay the 1k deposit he orders the car and a week later sais the factory are saying mid November but don't worry about we are speaking with them to see what we can do. So that's all the latest info I have regarding possible delivery.

I will chase them Monday with a snotty email but I'm not sure I will get very far.
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimmymature on 27 July 2012, 21:26
If you play poker try the bluff, tell him you're pulling out of the deal and you’re going to report him to trading standards.....



Admittedly that will ruin any relationship with them but you might get your car quicker....  :evil:


Jim
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Exonian on 05 August 2012, 17:03
Blimey, I vanish into the ether for a while and everyone is deserting to BMWs!!
I know of another now non-regular mk6 section visitor who has been thinking about BMWs too... (and it ain't me!!)
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Jimble on 05 August 2012, 17:16
Blimey, I vanish into the ether for a while and everyone is deserting to BMWs!!
I know of another now non-regular mk6 section visitor who has been thinking about BMWs too... (and it ain't me!!)

Asker? :laugh:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: The Doc on 05 August 2012, 23:10
Blimey, I vanish into the ether for a while and everyone is deserting to BMWs!!
I know of another now non-regular mk6 section visitor who has been thinking about BMWs too... (and it ain't me!!)

Asker? :laugh:

He needs to stick to his "fully loaded" GIT  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: MAW73 on 06 August 2012, 09:10
If you play poker try the bluff, tell him you're pulling out of the deal and you’re going to report him to trading standards.....



Admittedly that will ruin any relationship with them but you might get your car quicker....  :evil:


Jim

Delivery now looking like beginning of october, however they are still going to push for september. I'm happy with that tbo it doesn't seem a million miles away.

Got Dan J on here lined up to do a full detail protection on the new car which I'm looking forward too. A small world, Dan lives in the same village as me  :wink:
Title: Re: So then, what car are you buying next?
Post by: Mr GTD on 06 August 2012, 09:32