25K, single, fresh out of uni.

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by Damestic89, May 10, 2011.

  1. you shouldnt have to do anything up to 90k km unless youre just ragging on the car.
  2. well you're one of the ones going on about how unreliable they are, I was just saying it is still perfectly fine. I worked in a shop for close to a year and a half and I saw tons of cars that needed more work than oil changes or filters. obviously an extreme kind of case but I saw a Montana SV6 that had eaten through all of the rotor surface in the rear and almost all in the front, plenty of other brake jobs that were done with clear justification too. it's not the first reliable VW we've had either, he beat the #$%# out of his last GTI which was a MK3 and it required nothing but regular service. many cars need belts and valve adjustments, I have seem some timing belts done around 90,000km too.

    edit: I should mention all of the cases I refer to were all under the 100,000km range and yes, vehicles of similar age.
  3. A bit of haggling should get you a Mitsubishi Ralliart lancer for that budget. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> It's 80% the way to the EVO. Should bring you plenty of enjoyment.

    edot: and you won't have to trade it in come wife and baby time.
  4. Checked it out, that would be a lot of haggling. Ralliart's start north of 28k. And no wife and kids for a while <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  5. GTI, for however bad they may be to work on (bla bla)... The car fits me like a glove. I really like the C30 is wish I bought an earlier model instead of my astra. However the quality of the interior seemed low in comparison to the golf, and my astra. Swtichgear and stuff felt cheap, and everything else had more hard plastic then I was expecting.
  6. #$%# no!

    GTI is your best option, and who ever say it's not reliable is not true.
    When I worked at VW, I seldom saw GTI's in the shop.
  7. What you want is a Bentley Brooklands.
  8. just because people didnt bring them into the dealer for cripplingly expensive electronics repairs didnt mean they didnt happen. Pretty much everyone I know thats owned a VW has had really inexcusable, frustrating problems with the car.

    plus theyre just horrific to work on.
  9. would NOT want a GTI long term

    electrical rape

    new sti bodied WRX starts at like 26k, buy one with a few thousand miles for less
  10. Don't let people make you believe a GTI is NOT reliable, that's a load of hogwash.

    Follow the required maintenance asked by the manufacturer and your good to go.
    The only issue you need to follow closely is the rear brake mechanism for the hand brake. Make sure it's well lubbed up. Do that at every tire rotation and you will have ZERO issue with your beloved GTI, and have fun with it.
  11. #61 AMGrulz, Jun 15, 2011
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    No, dude - VWs just AREN'T reliable long-term. The Civic Si is the better buy.

    Christ, they're even with Chrysler for much more money.
  12. x10

    regular maintenance doesn't prevent trademark VW electrical nightmares lol
  13. #63 ging, Jun 16, 2011
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    i would NEVER buy new, unless I was a millionaire or something, and even then I would maybe think twice.

    I would never lease a car either. Never take on debt of any kind with a car, much better to open up an ISA and save for a good car for a couple of years then buy it with cash, you get a better deal that way too.

    If I had £25k to spend on a car I would get this in a heartbeat: http://tinyurl.com/5wdlwh6

    However I know you are talking in USD (about £15k) so I would get this: http://tinyurl.com/5rnshbf plus spend about £2000 on a ten year old Civic for when it inevitably explodes

    BUT seeing as though you live in the USA I guess I'd probably go for a second hand corvette or mustang or something
  14. TDIs are the only late models VWs I like.
  15. 6spd 6.0L GTO?
  16. Looking more and more at MS3's.
  17. WRX, STI is overkill for city/downtown driving.

  18. Can a WRX pull a Scandinavian flick as well as an STI in a Walmart parking lot? I don't think so.
  19. I test drove a 2011 WRX in the spring

  20. Hello torque steer!
  21. Ya I know <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> I figured I was going to upgrade a GTI if I got one with a chip and exhaust, which wouldn't help the torque steer in that either. So if I get this I will invest in a better set of tires or something since it is powerful enough, idk. Still on the table about this.
  22. I prefer the GTI because I find that car more balanced between handling and performance.
    The MazdaSpeed3 is an awesome car but man that's way to much power for the front wheels. If Mazda made a AWD version of the Speed3, Mazda would have a good competitor to the WRX.
  23. #73 Porsche addict, Jun 19, 2011
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    What's up with those prices? All of those are ridiculously cheap.
  24. fast cars are cheap here, no real demand for them. People would sooner drive around in a brand new diesel polo or bmw 318d than a used TVR or ferrari, people are obsessed with running costs in the UK seemingly
  25. Yeah I know cars like BMW 7 series and S Class drop prices fast because of maintenance. But that Porsche and the M3 are ridiculously cheap.

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