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AdZ9
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2nd Jan 08 at 14:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Right, my dilemma is this. For the past 2 yrs and 3 months i've owned a 1.4 16v 5 door CDX corsa, and i've hated it. I hate having 5 doors now and just generally don't enjoy using it. The only good thing is that its lasted me this long and given me 2 yrs more NCB.

My loan which i got to get the car (2k) runs out in october, i have 810 left to pay on it. I've spoke to my dad and explained how much i hate driving it and that i want a new car so we've spoke about my options, the best option we worked out is this;

Dad pays off the 810 left on my loan, I sell my car or part ex it with a garage and get the 800 from that to pay him back, and I get a 5k loan out to get a new car. I've gone with 5k as thats what i can get and live comfortably and still go out when i want and save for my travelling in the summer.

So my dilemma is what car do i get for 5k, I want something fast (obviously i'm not going to get anything mega fast) and also new (00+) which is quite sporty as i'm not massively into modding cars, although i will be buying an exhaust system, lowering and alloys no doubt. I'm just not interested in big mods as i don't know enough about the cars to do it
Insurance isn't to much of a deal as i'm 22 with 4yrs NCB. I've just done a quote for a Clio 172 with my insurance company (Direct Line) and they quoted me 550 which is what i paid for my corsa last year.

The only cars I can currently think about within my budget (I could probablly stretch to 5.5-6k) are:

Clio 172
Ibiza Cupra (possible Cupra R?)
Astra SRi

Has anyone got any other viable options? I understand the Astra is the slowest there but for some reason i like how they look and can look smart with subtle mods.
I do about 30 miles a day on average so i don't do a massive amount of mileage in a year either.

** oh also for smart people who comment about another thread, i tried using search but we all know how useful the search function is

Thanks, Adam!
--DAN--
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2nd Jan 08 at 14:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get a 172 mate, I had a Cup and loved it, will probably get another this year.

I'd avoid the Sri, I have a Coupe and the 172 and Cupra are in a different league.

106 gti, Lupo gti??
Robbo
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Ibiza Cupra would be my choice
AdZ9
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Yeh 172 is the one in the lead at the moment, i just like how they look and are nippy aswell, would love one in black or silver.

Dont like the lupo gti's, i associate them with girls for somereason 106 GTi could be a possibility aswell yeh.

I like the Cupras alot but not keen on the new shapes/models. I'd preferably like a Cupra R but not sure if its in my price range and the IG
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http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/325905.htm172

Cupra http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/315828.htm

[Edited on 02-01-2008 by corsa-dan]
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172 cup would be my choice

[Edited on 02-01-2008 by IvIarkgraham]
--DAN--
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
172 cup would be my choice

[Edited on 02-01-2008 by IvIarkgraham]


And mine
amie
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clio i love them!! but too expensive for meeee!!
AdZ9
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa-dan
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/325905.htm172

Cupra http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/315828.htm

[Edited on 02-01-2008 by corsa-dan]


Both exactly the ones i want, fuck i need to hurry up and sort this out My insurance renewal is up in march so it needs to be done by then!
Are all Ibiza Cupras turbos? I wasn't sure if they were!
--DAN--
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2nd Jan 08 at 15:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah all turbo's mate. Older Gti's weren't.
AdZ9
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Ah awesome thanks you posted the 2 perfect examples of what i want

Going to speak to dad tonight and see if hes still ok with paying it off at first, then i'll actually have a car to be proud of
--DAN--
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2nd Jan 08 at 15:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good Lad, look on Cliosport.net, loads of info on there. Hope you find a good one.
Jay
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2nd Jan 08 at 15:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that 172 is nice
FasT09
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ye mate get a 172. I am bit biased as own a silver 172 but defo advise it. 172 cups your looking at 5.8k upwards i'd say.
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get onto cliosport.net i'm christophe on it
Colin
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Golf GTi turbo
AdZ9
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Did think of a Golf colin, but are they as fast as 172s/Cupras? I suppose at least it would be solid being a Vag
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quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Golf GTi turbo


Over rated.
FasT09
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the new shape golf gti's are slightly quicker after 60/70mph. but the older ones i've never really had much problems.
Colin
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quote:
Originally posted by Dean_W
quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Golf GTi turbo


Over rated.

I dont know what there rated as tbh & couldnt give a monkeys. All I know is I like them
Colin
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quote:
Originally posted by AdZ9
Did think of a Golf colin, but are they as fast as 172s/Cupras? I suppose at least it would be solid being a Vag


The 180 1.8T should be around abouts there. engine is common with the seats and what not!!
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quote:
Originally posted by Colin
I dont know what there rated as tbh & couldnt give a monkeys. All I know is I like them


I know what you mean Colin
mwg
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I'd probably go for the Ibiza Cupra. See alot of them on the internet but never see them on the road. Look smart with some decent wheels and lowered.
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172 cup, Necromancer's sister owns one, and as standard it looks nice and sounds nice, they only really need performance backbox to get rid of the peashooters I reckon.
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quote:
Originally posted by DJMartin07
172 cup, Necromancer's sister owns one, and as standard it looks nice and sounds nice, they only really need performance backbox to get rid of the peashooters I reckon.


They don't have a peashooter on show, backbox is hidden.

My Old one.



[Edited on 02-01-2008 by corsa-dan]

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