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    Im bored with my car, what shal I have next?

    So, im bored with my current car (Audi A3 3.2 V6 Quattro) so Im looking for something different but im a bit stumped with my choices.

    So heres a bit of a challenge, find me a car that best meets the following criteria -

    Must have more than 200bhp or a 0-60 of around 6 sec or less
    Must be quite luxurious
    Must not be a "chav" car
    Must have some street cred
    Must be reasonably new (5 years or younger)
    Must be up to and around 15k
    Must be reliable (ish)
    Must be tunable (if lower BHP/diesel)
    Must be rare(ish)
    Must be able to fit my golf bats in the boot or back seats

    There are several cars on my short list -

    Audi A5 (too expensive)
    Audi A4 3L V6 TDV
    BMW 335d Coupe (or 330d)
    Golf GTI Mk5
    Sirocco (too expensive)
    Jag XK8 (4.2 V8 - hmmmm)
    Nissan 350z


    Can anyone add some more please?

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    My boss likes these kind of task's so i have sent him this in an email should keep him busy for a while.

    I am sure he will post something up for you when he finds a few things

    James.

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    EDIT: Well i didn't really read the list rules in the OP or the shortlist so pay no attention to me.

    Depending on what you like, the new (2011?) Ford feistas look ok.

    Some images: Flickr: Search Paul Stamatiou's photostream

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post

    Audi A5 (too expensive)
    Audi A4 3L V6 TDV
    BMW 335d Coupe (or 330d)
    Golf GTI Mk5
    Sirocco (too expensive)
    Jag XK8 (4.2 V8 - hmmmm)
    Nissan 350z


    Can anyone add some more please?
    Lets see, I'd ignore anything from the VAG camp if you're bored of the A3. And unless you drive loads or are funding it through a company I wouldn't bother with a diesel.

    How about a
    BMW 330i or 530i
    Some sort of Volvo T5 (should be excellent for the golf bats).
    Focus ST

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    EDIT: Well i didn't really read the list rules in the OP or the shortlist so pay no attention to me.

    Depending on what you like, the new (2011?) Ford feistas look ok.

    Some images: Flickr: Search Paul Stamatiou's photostream

    Will there be a 200bhp version and will they be rare?

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    @CHR1S: No V8 Merc on your list? They are a little expensive if you insist on it being as new as that.

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    Strange suggestion I know, but I have just got a new Volvo V70 D5 (which I think is about 190BHP standard, but definitely tuneable). When I bought, the dealership mentioned a couple of remaps that agreed with the Volvo warranty and everything.

    More than enough room for your golf sticks, very decent performance (even standard), very luxurious as well. Looked at the T5 but they're not that much quicker real world and use a lot of fuel. At the moment I'm averaging nearly 40MPG and drive fairly quickly. Couldn't be happier with mine

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Lets see, I'd ignore anything from the VAG camp if you're bored of the A3. And unless you drive loads or are funding it through a company I wouldn't bother with a diesel.

    How about a
    BMW 330i or 530i
    Some sort of Volvo T5 (should be excellent for the golf bats).
    Focus ST
    ST - Too chavvy for my liking (great cars tho ill admit)

    Parents drive Volvos (C30 T5 R Design could tempt me)

    Hmm, a petrol BMW... im tempted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    @CHR1S: No V8 Merc on your list? They are a little expensive if you insist on it being as new as that.
    Never Liked Mercs... dunno why

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    As an outside option you could look at VAUXHALL Monaro 6.0 V8 VXR, probably pick up an 06 for about 15k, just over 400bhp 0-62 around 5 seconds and lots of car for the money and you certainly don't see many on the roads these days. Not surprising with an engine like that, but it's something to think about. I would if i was bored with mine.

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    I have had both a T5 Volvo and a D5 Volvo, of the two, the D5 engine impressed me more. How about a C30 D5?

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    Peel P50 with a roof rack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    I have had both a T5 Volvo and a D5 Volvo, of the two, the D5 engine impressed me more. How about a C30 D5?
    I'm glad you said that, before buying the D5, I did test drive the T5.

    As I said earlier in the post, the D5 has much more "useable" performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffkins View Post
    As an outside option you could look at VAUXHALL Monaro 6.0 V8 VXR, probably pick up an 06 for about 15k, just over 400bhp 0-62 around 5 seconds and lots of car for the money and you certainly don't see many on the roads these days. Not surprising with an engine like that, but it's something to think about. I would if i was bored with mine.
    Hmmm 6L V8 - Gr 20 Insurance tho

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    Volvo C30... I like

    or if you went quirky (0-60 in 4.5), although you would lose the luxury a Z-Car

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