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    • Mack_1014
    • By Mack_1014 4th Jan 18, 7:02 PM
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    Need help!!!! Choosing my second car!!!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:02 PM
    Need help!!!! Choosing my second car!!! 4th Jan 18 at 7:02 PM
    I have got a golf mk5 90bhp as my first car and am selling it as I got a week left on my insurance. Am looking to upgrade to something less dull and has more power. My budget is around 13k given am going to do finance:
    My options that am looking at are:
    1- Audi A3 14-15-16 plate (maybe the 1.4 tfsi engine with the 150bhp) I heard its a great engine and has better performance than the 2.0 diesel one.
    2- Merc A class 13-14-15 plate (maybe A200 because the A180 performance is not that good for a merc)
    3- or like a golf GT mk7 which has a horsepower of 158 and the performance is just something else.
    So my question is what do you think is the best car out of all of these given the performance as the most important thing and then the interior and the exterior!!!!
    Thank you very much In advance!!!
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 4th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
    I have got a golf mk5 90bhp as my first car and am selling it as I got a week left on my insurance. Am looking to upgrade to something less dull and has more power. My budget is around 13k given am going to do finance:
    My options that am looking at are:
    1- Audi A3 14-15-16 plate (maybe the 1.4 tfsi engine with the 150bhp) I heard its a great engine and has better performance than the 2.0 diesel one.
    2- Merc A class 13-14-15 plate (maybe A200 because the A180 performance is not that good for a merc)
    3- or like a golf GT mk7 which has a horsepower of 158 and the performance is just something else.
    So my question is what do you think is the best car out of all of these given the performance as the most important thing and then the interior and the exterior!!!!
    Thank you very much In advance!!!
    Originally posted by Mack_1014
    Ask three different people and you may get one vote for each car. The answer is subjective.

    Its your car so why do you care what others think?
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 4th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
    Get like a Golf. Its got 158 horsepowers and the performance is just something else so it must be the best.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 5th Jan 18, 2:46 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 2:46 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 2:46 AM
    Isn't the A3 just a golf with a different badge?
    • IanMSpencer
    • By IanMSpencer 5th Jan 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:32 AM
    Have you also checked whether you can finance the insurance?

    You might be surprised how a badge like GT will affect insurance, especially as it is marketing targeting people fixated on performance for a car to be used on public roads where that performance is of next to no use aside for collecting points and worse.

    By all means have the enjoyment of driving a more responsive car, but if you are fixating on outright speed, you are buying a car in the wrong country. There are lots of other features to cars that can make them a better driver's car.

    Before you put every last penny into a performance car, you should at least consider where it is you think you are going to be able to use this performance. If the answer is just driving around and about, then you are just going to end up frustrated (more than the rest of us!).
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 5th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
    Go and test drive each of them and see which you like best.
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