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General Chat Thread, New car time.... in General; I have to change my car, a BMW 123d MSport 3 door for a bigger 4 door. My current ideal ...
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    New car time....

    I have to change my car, a BMW 123d MSport 3 door for a bigger 4 door.

    My current ideal is a 70k 530d (I want some fun still) I do 6k miles a year and would like something with a bit of warranty (even 12 months)

    Anyone recommend any alternatives in the 13k area?

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    Octavia VRS.

    Its what I have. Big enough for family, huge boot, economical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Octavia VRS.

    Its what I have. Big enough for family, huge boot, economical.
    But its a Skoda......

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    With a VW underneath.

    It all depends if you are a badge snob

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    I'd say an Audi A5 (Yes I drive a Audi,so I'm an Audi fan), but think they'd a tad out of price range even the older ones! The 5 Series BMW is deffo a good shout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    With a VW underneath.

    It all depends if you are a badge snob
    Yes, a little..... for my sins

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    My Honda civic is great I have the three door but the 5 door 2.2 litre Type R and yes you can have a lot of fun now around 13k to buy not bad plus it's a Honda.... Once you go jap you will never go back! Forgot to mention boot space is huge can fit all family in comfortably and is very practical!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    With a VW underneath.

    It all depends if you are a badge snob
    with the vw based cars i know thats not a good think they break more than any brand i know including one 30 mins from new apparently they forgot to put an engine component in

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    But its a Skoda......

    You won't say that when you've driven one...

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    A 525 Petrol.

    Rob

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    For sheer reliability, Honda Accord estate. They are just lovely to drive (not fun, but comfortable) or a Saab TTID sportwagen (But, But TWO turbos!!!) and 35 a year to tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Forgot to mention boot space is huge can fit all family in comfortably and is very practical!!!
    Might try this myself, I'll let you know what the missus thinks

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    I was kidding about the Skoda btw, the new one looks great!

    Someone here also said to look at the Alfa 159 1750 Ti

    Looks like im going on a lot of test drives!

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    The Alfa is the car your heart would buy, guarantee it, BUT they are so horribly unreliable. Makes me very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    A 525 Petrol.

    Rob
    Nah, you gotta love a bit of the derv!

    I've only got a Mondeo, but I still love the shove you get when the turbo kicks in. And somehow get a childish pleasure from the puff of black smoke that says you mean business!

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