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11th January 2010, 01:22 PM #1
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)
Can anyone add some more please?
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11th January 2010, 01:29 PM #2
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
11th January 2010, 01:31 PM #3
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.
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11th January 2010, 01:32 PM #4
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.
Originally Posted by CHR1S
How about a
BMW 330i or 530i
Some sort of Volvo T5 (should be excellent for the golf bats).
11th January 2010, 01:33 PM #5
Originally Posted by p858snake
Will there be a 200bhp version and will they be rare?
11th January 2010, 01:35 PM #6
@CHR1S: No V8 Merc on your list? They are a little expensive if you insist on it being as new as that.
11th January 2010, 01:35 PM #7
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
11th January 2010, 01:37 PM #8
ST - Too chavvy for my liking (great cars tho ill admit)
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
Parents drive Volvos (C30 T5 R Design could tempt me)
Hmm, a petrol BMW... im tempted
11th January 2010, 01:38 PM #9
Never Liked Mercs... dunno why
Originally Posted by Ric_
11th January 2010, 01:39 PM #10
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.
11th January 2010, 01:40 PM #11
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?
11th January 2010, 01:41 PM #12
Peel P50 with a roof rack?
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11th January 2010, 01:42 PM #13
I'm glad you said that, before buying the D5, I did test drive the T5.
Originally Posted by broc
As I said earlier in the post, the D5 has much more "useable" performance.
11th January 2010, 01:48 PM #14
Hmmm 6L V8 - Gr 20 Insurance tho
Originally Posted by Snuffkins
11th January 2010, 01:49 PM #15
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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