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Old 19-06-17, 11:56 AM
gassor gassor is offline
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Buy whatever Clarkson recommends.
Clarkson bums up Golfs a lot and has a GTI for himself. Might not suit the OP though.
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Old 19-06-17, 11:56 AM
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Remind me, what car do you drive avole ?
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Old 19-06-17, 11:59 AM
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Clarkson bums up Golfs a lot and has a GTI for himself. Might not suit the OP though.
Never really fancied a Golf even though they are somewhat worshipped by some people.
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Old 19-06-17, 12:00 PM
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I really fancy the Mazda 6 I have to say, I hope it doesn't disappoint on the test drive, that would be so nail in the coffin.
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Old 19-06-17, 12:48 PM
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A Clio. I have a scooter too, 125cc of pure adrenalin.
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Old 19-06-17, 12:57 PM
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Clarkson bums up Golfs a lot and has a GTI for himself. Might not suit the OP though.
Who is this Clarkson?
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Old 19-06-17, 01:06 PM
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A Clio. I have a scooter too, 125cc of pure adrenalin.
Petrol or diesel Clio ?

The Clio my brother had was a 1.5DCi SatNav, nice car plagued with problems though.
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Old 19-06-17, 01:07 PM
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AV8 - buy the car that fits you best, and sod the internetz opinion.

(says a man with some willful choices...)
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Old 19-06-17, 01:08 PM
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AV8 - buy the car that fits you best, and sod the internetz opinion.

(says a man with some willful choices...)
I'm trying & I think it is down to three or four choices now.

Always like to hear others opinions though.
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Old 19-06-17, 01:16 PM
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Try a Subaru Outback or Forester with a petrol engine. Great cars, deep engineering and nicely understated. Way better in my experience than the German stuff. 5 year warranty as well, although doubt you'd need to use it.
I already suggested Subaru in post #9 ...

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I like station-wagons or estates as you call them. They handle like a sedan and offer more space for haulage. In that vein, I'd suggest a Subaru Outback (bigger, more gentlemanly) or Levorg (smaller, more spirited). They are sharply priced (in New Zealand at least) and the AWD drivetrain a great bonus in inclement weather.
But the OP does not seem interested enough to respond to that suggestion, but seem destined to return to the VW fold despite the initial protestation he'd never.

I'd consider another Subaru again, possibly a BR-Z or WRX when the next model update occurs. My 12-year old Legacy with three times the mileage has less rattles and squeaks than my 4-year old BMW.
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Old 19-06-17, 01:18 PM
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No, the Ford 2.0 Ecoboost is just a 2.0 turbo charged engine from themselves, same as the VW one in application.

Ford have a range of Ecoboost engines from 1.0 to 1.5 to 2.0 capacity, all turbocharged.

My one overriding fear of the Mazda is that it is a normally aspirated engine so it might seem sluggish against the VW engine, time will tell though.
Hard to say, it is less powerful so I'd expect it would feel sluggish. Naturally aspirated engines deliver power differently to turbocharged engines. You generally need more displacement to get the same power from a naturally aspirated engine (I'm guessing you know that already) but I tend to find a naturally aspirated engine preferable to a turbocharged engine with a similar output, I like the way the power builds as it revs higher as opposed to getting a large chunk of power in the middle of the rev range. Powerful naturally aspirated engines are getting rare though.
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Old 19-06-17, 01:21 PM
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Never really fancied a Golf even though they are somewhat worshipped by some people.
People like me, I have two!
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Old 19-06-17, 01:28 PM
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Since you were interested in the Kuga (yuck imv) have you thought about the new Mazda CX5? Mazda are selling plenty and I believe they have addressed the low class cabin with the latest update. It's practical and drives well too, I'm not sure what the engines are like. In the past Mazda haven't offered much choice.

Jay
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Old 19-06-17, 01:29 PM
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I already suggested Subaru in post #9 ...
But the OP does not seem interested enough to respond to that suggestion, but seem destined to return to the VW fold despite the initial protestation he'd never.

I won't be returning to the VW fold at all, Skoda was just a thought in my mind based on the TSi engine.

As for Subaru, not interested whatsoever hence the lack of response.
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Old 19-06-17, 01:31 PM
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Since you were interested in the Kuga (yuck imv) have you thought about the new Mazda CX5? Mazda are selling plenty and I believe they have addressed the low class cabin with the latest update. It's practical and drives well too, I'm not sure what the engines are like. In the past Mazda haven't offered much choice.

Jay
The wife was interested in a Kuga, I am not.
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