5 door, sporty hatchback
Something with a petrol engine.
I know the GTDi is a cracking car, but as old fashioned as I am, if I wanted a sporty car it would have to have a proper revvy engine.
Focus ST, normal GTi Golf.
**45yr old Galaxy driving downtrodden father here, so my views are probably out of date.Posted 4 years agoGJPMember
Just sold my A3 Sportback 2.0T FSI Quattro S line special edition 200 hp full leather with loads of extras, full audi service history 56 plate 44 k one owner, to a VW garage in twickenham. They are looking to give the alloys a refurb, sort out a scratch and I believe sell rather than push through the trade. Not sure where you are but it is a very fine car.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
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I was about to say – Fabia vRS. Older ones are very understated but quicker than the Octavia (I have an Octavia).
I assume this is referring to the original diesel Fabia vRS?
If the Fabia is big enough, then consider the Ibiza FR too. It was available in 150bhp petrol or 1.9TDi 130 (same as the Fabia vRS. Can generally be had for less money than the Fabia.
Not sure if it’s available in 5 door; I doubt it is, but there’s also the Ibiza Cupra. The petrol is the 180 bhp 1.8T engine and the diesel is the same 1.9TDi as in FR but with 160 bhp (different turbo/injectors/intercooler and it’s got AP racing brakes).Posted 4 years ago
OK, so the 0-60s aren’t even vaguely comparable: http://www.vrsworld.co.uk/skoda_vrs_specs.html
It must have been a mid-range torque comparison – this is going to bug me now.
In the meantime, these torque figures make for interesting reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0koda_Fabia#Fabia_vRS
The Fabia has 230, compared to the Octy’s 173lb.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
I seem to remember Autocar doing a review of the Fabia vRS and timed it at about a second quicker than the official time to 60. (I think it’s Autocar that do their own timing with little graphs and charts)….
And here’s a long term review (couple of links) from Auto Express that are claiming 8.1 secs to 60 for their standard car (reduced to 7 with a re-map).
This probably explains why my Ibiza doesn’t feel any slower than my OH’s 12 reg Ibiza FR TDi that’s supposed to do 0-60 in under 8, whereas mine is officially 9.3 or something about there…..Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
I sold my BMW 130i M-sport earlier this year for £7500
5Dr Lemans Blue, 67,000 miles, FSH, full Black leather, Fully loaded apart from heated seats, xenons and sat nav.
I have regretted it ever since 😥
The 535D Touring which replaced it is arguably a better car, but doesn’t stir the soul in anywhere near the same way.Posted 4 years ago
The 130i engine is just glorious
Have a wander round town on a friday evening, look at what all the fast lads who know how to handle a car are driving. Civics, Focus etc.
You mean the police? Normally Astras in this part of the world, with the odd Omega being taking time out from motorway duties.Posted 4 years ago
If you mean the Police that ACTUALLY drive the cars for pursuit then T5/D5, 330/530 for traffic duties, Vrs for covert( although everyone knows to look out for them…), Legacy, not a single focus/Astra/etc.Posted 4 years ago
Astra/focus is bog standard beat cars for most forces in the uk, all leased hence being silver or red nowadays for resale value.
just for balance, I’m the guy on a friday night throwing a car round town at top speed… Currnetly running a skoda Octavia scout. I’m thinking something fun outside of work. Leon cupra looks good, and I get a lot more car for the money than the Golf GTI. To be honest I want a Porsche, and a few ratty 911’s are in budget, plenty of boxters and some 968/944’s which I’ve loved since I was a kid, but wife has crossed them off the list already!Posted 4 years ago
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