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If you had to drive a "sensible" car...

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....What would it be for you?

I used to drive a 1,000cc Fiat Panda as a second car and it was great fun and extremely practical. Lacking real power but was okay once wound up. So.........

Having read about it in the new mag title "Performance Tuner", I would seriously consider the latest Panda 100bhp 115mph 6-speed 1,368cc 43mpg for a fiver less than 10 grand. A car of great character and could be modded!!

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I don't suppose that many of you here are old enough to remember this:

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Punto Grande I suppose. But I would feel so cramped and parking it would take me ages!

I find parking a large car much easier than a small one.

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I would buy another TSI engined Golf. Good residuals, almost diesel like economy and reasonable performance. smile.gif

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The A2 for me. Fun to drive, lots of room, easy to park, and 60MPG grin.gif

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I am driving a sensible car.

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Very good!

Hummer? Revo'd Hummer with Milteks?!

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I don't suppose that many of you here are old enough to remember this:

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Fiat 500 of sorts, but it goes a bit, a friend of my dads has a habbit of collecting these, even though he can't actually fit in them lol 169144-ok.gif

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I would buy another TSI engined Golf. Good residuals, almost diesel like economy and reasonable performance. smile.gif

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....I think I should have put a limit of 1.4 engine size on this thread!

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Ok under 1400 cc I would have.

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I think it would have to be the panda for me as well.....its a shame they dont do the Dahatsu Charade Gtti - That was an awesome little car

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I would buy another TSI engined Golf. Good residuals, almost diesel like economy and reasonable performance. smile.gif

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....I think I should have put a limit of 1.4 engine size on this thread!

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grin.gif the Golf TSi is a 1.4, just with a turbo and supercharger 169144-ok.gif

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I think a GTi is a pretty good balance of performance, trim, residuals etc and as a hatch it's also practical.

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I would buy another TSI engined Golf. Good residuals, almost diesel like economy and reasonable performance. smile.gif

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....I think I should have put a limit of 1.4 engine size on this thread!

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grin.gif the Golf TSi is a 1.4, just with a turbo and supercharger 169144-ok.gif

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....You're the one who inspired me to start this thread - I feel for your loss!

Golf TSI is probably the best of all as a "sensible" ride.

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Many Happy Birthdays, Scotty!!

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Golf TSI is probably the best of all as a "sensible" ride.

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My boss in Sweden has one. He suggests the power delivery is lumpy. Is this normal or should he get it into a dealer?

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Fabia vRS. 1.9 litre engine from a large family saloon stuffed into the front a small hatch. Ring any bells........ ices_blah.gif

Ian

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....You're the one who inspired me to start this thread - I feel for your loss!

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grin.gif I feel the mourning is starting to lift but it will take a while for me to get over my loss completely 169144-ok.gif

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I'd go for something like a Toyota Aygo or a Honda Jizz.

Then again, i'd find it hard to drive a sensible car after being in something that has over 400Ib ft of torque.

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I don't suppose that many of you here are old enough to remember this:

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Fiat 500 of sorts...

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No! That's a 600!

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I don't suppose that many of you here are old enough to remember this:

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Fiat 500 of sorts...

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No! That's a 600!

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Is it? confused.gif

Well it's a an Abarth that's for sure,and I used to love the way the boot stayed open and showed the oil cooler-they occasionally turned up at Italian car shows but are very rare in Britain.

Think I'd go for the Suzuki Swift as I saw a new one at the weekend and it looked very good indeed. 169144-ok.gif

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I would go for a (used obviously) Lupo Gti. Small, quick, economical and fun. A bit like the original Golf Gti in fact.

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Toyota Aygo... tongue.gif

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Have you driven one? We had one as courtesy car when my wifes car was being fixed a few months back. I think it is fair to say that I was not impressed mad.gif

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