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Old 02 Apr 2006, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recommend me a alternative to a scoob!

Hi all i need to get rid of my my97 ukturbo i have got someone interested in buying my car i have been looking at mark 4 vw golf gti 1.8, 1.8 turbo, saxo vts , renault clio 172. I want a car which is quick but does not cost so much to run cheers

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest i would stay away from the golf, there are 3 different models in the Mk 4, 127 bhp (i think), 150 BHP and a ltd edition 180BHP, the 180 came with a 6 speed box, engines give a fair bit of grief, coils pack, temp sensors, little niggles, main complaint seems to be handling, it also is a very heavy car

Clio 172 is a sweet car, try find a cup model, very nice handling car

i currently drive a leon cupra, same engine as the golf hand have found it ok, had coil issue twice, very quick car and easily tuned

have you considered a Mk 4 Golf GT TDI, very economical, quick and in my opinion much nice all round car than a GTi

I would try find a pug 106 Gti or 172 to be honest, just my 2 cent
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cheers mate golf gt tdi is better than the gti turbo? the leon cupra i will have a look on autotrader for these cars
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what about a civic type r??
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 07:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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civic type r bangs out 200bhp
35 mpg combined
0-60 6.6 seconds

nice motor and alot cheaper to run / maintain / buy than a scoob.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 09:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Civic is out of my price range had a look on autotrader i will try to sell my car for 6000 but i have seen them for sale for 5000 on autotrader its a 97 ukturbo 65000 miles also its got piston slap
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 10:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i recommend the 172 clio, fiesta st, golf gt tdi, pug 206 gti 180...i have heard gd things about those cars...
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Depends what you're after.

I'd definitely not go for any second hand turbodiesel. These modern diesels indeed push out a lot of bhp and lbft but they still are pretty delicate and they do cost A LOT to put right if something goes wrong.

When I got the scoob, I first was thinking of a hot hatch first. Tried the Clio, the Civic, the Focus ST170 and the Leon Cupra R (225).

If you're after something exciting, don't take the Seat. Excellent car if you want to drive lots of miles, but just no character I found.

The Clio was nice... but very small inside. Felt too small and unsafe to my taste.

Civic and Focus would be my only two choices if I was in your place.

Both are reliable, plenty about, reasonable to run and good fun to drive.

The Civic just has a FANTASTIC engine whereas the Focus has a very nice chassis and is a pleasure to throw around on small roads 'rally style'.

Go and have a drive and keep us posted !
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Old 04 Apr 2006, 07:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A Fiat Punto GT!

1.4 Turbo, cheap tax, as its actually a 1372cc.
I'll be selling mine to fund my Scoob purchase. It was RR'd last year at 149bhp, with 165lbft. Since then, I've added a Pace style FMIC, so I can run a little more boost. Does low 15's SQM's. I have got another RR sesion on the 22nd, should be seeing 160-165bhp hopefully.
I reeally don't want to get rid of her, as there is always the suprise factor, as a lot of people didn't even know they made a turbo punto. Embarrased many a BMW driver before.




I'll put her on the market soon for around 2800.
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Old 04 Apr 2006, 09:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not bad mate How does she handle?
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Old 04 Apr 2006, 09:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not bad mate How does she handle?

she doesn't.
Only after a full suspension setup and front strut brace, which is impossible to get for this model (GT3) can you then have slight confidence in corners.

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Oh...

That's a shame mate
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Old 06 Apr 2006, 10:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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man, go for fiat coupe 20VT, its a very nice car and it has a serious performance times
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