- Car indecision – bangers content
mk4 golf banger, no idea why so many people bought these
My OH has one, the 1.8T GTi. I quite like it. Comfy inside. Nice engine. Reasonable drive although not quite deserving the GTi label. It’s been reliable for us (barring the freak gearbox problem).
I disagree with the VW vs Ford build quality thing, too. Our 06 focus has been solid since we bought it 70k miles ago.Posted 4 years agoWoodySubscriber
I was gutted to have missed (don’t laugh) an immaculate FSH Alfa 156 2.0 Sportswagon with 65k at the weekend for £650 😥
Plenty decent motors at that price and my Saab 9-5 estate is still going strong after 2 years of being an abused “workhorse”. Cost me £950 and repairs/servicing over the period of £550 and that included replacing a blown turbo!
I would tend to go for petrol unless there is very good history as repairs as pointed out ^^ can be painful.Posted 4 years agoblandMember
have a look at a jap car, something like this: 70K, FSH, a boot
Nothing really to go wrong, at that price id not bother with diesel, just too expensive when they do go wrong. There might not be that many petrol cars here in relation to diesel but where they come from diesels are rare by comparison.
Mrs had a 3 and while being nothing special it just workedPosted 4 years agohoraMember
TBH if I had a budget of 1-1.5k it’d be a petrol Mondeo or a petrol Focus.
It wouldn’t be a Golf. The interior/trims give the impression that its a far more quality product but it aint. Its the same. Plus you might avoid the price premium (still) of a VW.
Saying all this….
Is a Passat out?
Why not a petrol Toyota?Posted 4 years ago
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