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Author Important decision, my next car.
Gary GSi
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   27th Jan 04 at 20:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

In April this year i will be 21 and want to buy myself a nice motor.
I work as a mechanic at a Volkwagen and Audi specialist and i have been impressed with the build quality of the cars i work on and i have seen there are better things than vauxhalls.
I want either a 3-5 year old,
* MK4 Golf 1.8 20v GTi Turbo
* Audi A3 1.8 20v Turbo Sport or
* Seat Ibiza Cupra R 1.8 20v Turbo

Please help me, i will have about 6-8 grand to spend.
Thanks for any advice.
Icy
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any of the above
1.8T

id get cupra to be different
jazzer2k3
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Well if ya can get insured id go for Nissan Pulsar 2l turbo Cos it would abuse all of em...thats wot id get...
Marc
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All are a bit sluggish but out of the 3 id go for the Cupra, has all the kit a hot hatch should.
Marc
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If you get one dont fit a dump valve!
Gary GSi
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Why not marc, just to be different
Phil Hall
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quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
If you get one dont fit a dump valve!


Yeah why?
Marc
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No the VAG 20v Turbo doesnt respond well to them, i think recircs are ok but you wont get the pttttsh sound.
Marc
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Unless you have alot of power you dont really need one anyway as there isnt alot of boost to "dump"
Gary GSi
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[Edited on 27-01-2004 by Gary GSi]
mattyboy199
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Hold on people you ve overlooked the A3 by some what, if he s talking about the 1.8 turbo (180bhp) with quattro then this will be the best alrounder
Marc
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Yeah the Quattro would be good. Cupra will be cheaper to insure tho.
Gary GSi
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They are rare and not yet in my price range. There are 2 different types of the same engine. The Audi TT one is 225 BHP and the Leon Cupra R one has a different inlet to get its extra power. The version i was gonna get is the 150 BHP its cheaper to insure but easy to tune up to the same spec as the TT engine.
el gordo
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for the running costs, insurance costs and so on there's more point to getting an A4 than an A3.

I know where there's a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi , Petrol, 2001 X Reg for 8495(offer the dough they'll do business for 8k i bet).

Or how about a Ford Mondeo 2.5 ST24 , Petrol, 2000 W Reg for under 6k?

Vectra 2.2 SRi 150 for 7595??

Vectra 2.6 SRI V6 for 6495??

Impreza 2.0 Turbo 5DR Hatch, 1998, R reg 7250

Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX Turbo 6300

Peugeot 406 Sports/Coupe V6 2946cc 6995

And last but not least...

if you can stretch to 11,950...

Subaru Impreza Saloon RB5 Ltd Edn 2.0


mmmmmMMMMMmmmmmm...



there's more but they're more performance luxury cars rather than middle to small sized...



Marc
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RB5s go for big money.
vibrio
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quote:
Originally posted by Gary GSi
They are rare and not yet in my price range. There are 2 different types of the same engine. The Audi TT one is 225 BHP and the Leon Cupra R one has a different inlet to get its extra power. The version i was gonna get is the 150 BHP its cheaper to insure but easy to tune up to the same spec as the TT engine.


no the 210 and 225 engines were the same apart from maps.
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quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
No the VAG 20v Turbo doesnt respond well to them, i think recircs are ok but you wont get the pttttsh sound.



you'll get a dump if you fit a cone filter
vibrio
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quote:
Originally posted by Gary GSi
Why not marc, just to be different



the ECU can detect a problem with you dump to atmosphere for some reason so the car can go into limp mode
Git
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27th Jan 04 at 20:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by el gordo
for the running costs, insurance costs and so on there's more point to getting an A4 than an A3.

I know where there's a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi , Petrol, 2001 X Reg for 8495(offer the dough they'll do business for 8k i bet).

Or how about a Ford Mondeo 2.5 ST24 , Petrol, 2000 W Reg for under 6k?

Vectra 2.2 SRi 150 for 7595??

Vectra 2.6 SRI V6 for 6495??

Impreza 2.0 Turbo 5DR Hatch, 1998, R reg 7250

Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX Turbo 6300

Peugeot 406 Sports/Coupe V6 2946cc 6995

And last but not least...

if you can stretch to 11,950...

Subaru Impreza Saloon RB5 Ltd Edn 2.0


mmmmmMMMMMmmmmmm...



there's more but they're more performance luxury cars rather than middle to small sized...






ARe you who I htink you are?
el gordo
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Nope
Marc
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Who do you think he is?
Gary GSi
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Yeah i know but between VW Audi Seat and Skoda there is about 5 or 6 different specs of the 20V Turbo engine From 150 BHP up to 225 BHP using different maps, inlets and fuel rates. They are all good strong reliable engines and you can tune them to 400+ BHP
el gordo
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quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
Who do you think he is?


His Daddy.


I aint payin' no CSA, foo !!!
StuartVRS
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quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
No the VAG 20v Turbo doesnt respond well to them, i think recircs are ok but you wont get the pttttsh sound.


Untrue - Yes, it has been heard of but it can be done. I have mine on, with no problems at all, no limp mode problems and it works well.

Git
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quote:
Originally posted by el gordo
Nope


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