Dont buy a new 172 youll lose a fortune, I paid £9k for a feb/02 Mk2 with 5k on the clock!!!Quote: Originally posted by Jeff XSi on 11 November 2002
Cool just thinking of a 172 - quick, nice amount of standard equipment, decent re-sale value, sweet car..
Golf tdi 150 diesel - 236 lb/ft torque, easily tuneable, can get 19s on it without a problem, big boot...more sensible option i suppose..
Arrrgh! cant decide!! wot to buy??
Ben I can only say forget other cars you mention, drive the 150bhp Golf unless you alredy havent its a stormer . It really is THAT good. Im also not sure what you mean by the VW customer quote.Quote: Originally posted by Ben H on 11 November 2002
GT TDi is a quickish motor. But in just the same way that a car like the Clio 16v has a limited power band, so too does the TDi 150. That means that its great at lower revs and for the first burst of overtaking, but in my experience a high-revs car will really leave it standing overall.
Im always surprised by their pace on the Mways and just how quickly they can get behind you. But as soon as you drop a cog and give it some revs, they soon disappear.
Then, of course, comes the back road ability problems of a Mk4 Golf.
I wouldnt really compare the 172 with any Golf. Bigger car, supposedly focused on luxury - overpriced and mainly have a reputation due to their customer base in my opinion.
I know mate, im rollin one at the moment. Just hope VW sort out their sport image with the 5th generation Golf. Ive heard the guy who designed the Focus suspension set-up is now at VW so maybe better handling panzerwagens are on the horizon. Lets hope also that now hothatches are no longer seen as the devils work to insurers that VW create a Real Hot Hatch to rival its competiters without reverting to shoe-horning the biggest lump under the bonnet, then detuning it for refinement, then marking it up for around £22k.Quote: Originally posted by cyue005 on 12 November 2002
actually u know those 2.0L golfs.... if u r not lookin for anythin special just some solid german cars they are pretty good. surprisingly good torque.