My Civic was stolen nearly a month ago, and I need to get round to replacing it. I liked it a lot, but the rubbish ride and rear visibility mean I'm not that keen on buying another - the upcoming new one is meant to be better but I can't really wait that long (or afford a diesel one).
Have been looking around at various nearly-new options, seems the austerity-hit public aren't buying so many cars so second-hand looks much poorer value now than when I bought my (ex-demo) Civic. I'm on car allowance so have to stay under 5 years old, and can't be bothered with changing that often hence looking at new or nearly-new and running up to the age I can get away with.
It's needed for usual work and weekend biking duties, no kids (yet but likely in the time I'll keep it for), driving is almost all slogging through London traffic or bimbling on the motorway for up to 20k miles a year, but very little in the way of fun twisty roads.
Seems that via drivethedeal I can have a Golf in Match 1.6TDi spec for about £16600 (£3700 off list, and cheaper than many VW dealers' used stock) and as long as I'm not fussy about colour, can have one in a few weeks. Spec is very good for the money (bluetooth, big touchscreen DAB stereo, front/rear parking sensors, cruise, etc) and while I'd not been a VW fan at all in the past, I was impressed with the similar Golf I hired earlier this year - so much comfier, quieter and more refined than anything else I'd driven in the class.
Any reason to look harder elsewhere or should I just get it ordered?