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Which Diesel to Buy up to £17K

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Hi Guys

Looking to sell my MkIV R32 and get a diesel after recently buying my first house.

Been looking at the New shape Seat Leon Fr(cheap looking interior), Golf GT 170(Bland looking) and Civic Type S GT(felt souless after test drive))

Any ideas what i can go for - i know i wont get the performance of my R but need something with a bit of character and needs to be realiable(tall order i know)

Im contemplating selling my R and buying old Shape Seat Leon FR+(which i like the look of) for about 12.5K - and reduce my running costs and wait until a newer diesel hits the market or my price range - that ticks most boxes)

help/advice appreciated

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How about a 6 month old A3 TDI? Might just squeeze into a 170 tdi, or a nice spec 140...

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Fabia vRS?

You'll have plenty of change as well.

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I didnt think the A3 170tdi would be available for £17K with decent mileage?

Unless the Stealers would be able to give good price for no part ex 169144-ok.gif

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Fabia vRS?

You'll have plenty of change as well.

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Agreed - I have seen a 06 plate Vrs near me for 10k!! 169144-ok.gif

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What about the Civic Diesel? I've heard lots of good things about them!

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went in a civic diesel the other day - VERY smooth.

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Easy - BMW 330d

There isn't a better diesel car on the planet.

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Well maybe a 335D grin.gif

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Easy - BMW 330d

There isn't a better diesel car on the planet.

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Well maybe a 335D grin.gif

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grin.gif or the Audi R10 TDI 169144-ok.gif

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Easy - BMW 330d

There isn't a better diesel car on the planet.

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Well maybe a 335D grin.gif

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grin.gif or the Audi R10 TDI 169144-ok.gif

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Easy - BMW 330d

There isn't a better diesel car on the planet.

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Well maybe a 335D grin.gif

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grin.gif or the Audi R10 TDI 169144-ok.gif

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With the Peugeot running second jump.gif

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I meant within his budget you goofs yelrotflmao.gif

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Isn't someone selling a nice spec A3 140 TDi on here at around that price brackett??

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Easy - BMW 330d

There isn't a better diesel car on the planet.

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Well maybe a 335D grin.gif

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grin.gif or the Audi R10 TDI 169144-ok.gif

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With the Peugeot running second jump.gif

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I meant within his budget you goofs yelrotflmao.gif

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grin.gif ahhhh, ok - fair enough tongue.gif

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if you can stretch and find one, how about a thurlby astra 888, or they are now making the T9. 200bhp and 330ft/lb of torque i think. The T8 will have good residuals too as its a limited ed run

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Nice one Mr Snail 169144-ok.gif, my only concern would be the ownership costs (as in insurance, maintenance and tyres), BMW's are not renowned for their cheap maintenance.

Nice car though 169144-ok.gif

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for that money its got to be the following

i'd choose: in order -

bmw 120d - quick, great chasis, some chips work but high cost

toyota auris sr180 - same perf. as 120d, a lot cheaper and reliable can be chipped to 210bhp and 505nm

skoda fabia vrs - fantastic car if you can get past its a skoda

others but not worth it considering the above

leon tdi - ok... definatly cheap or empty feeling inside

audi a3 tdi - much nicer than the golf but again expensive

golf 170tdi - pointless amount of money and too common and costs far too much

civic 2.2cdti - silly design

Renault megane 177 - some people like it but its french so poor quality inside and out

And realistically, once you chip either the 120d or sr180 it really isn't that far off if not matching the r32's in gear acceleration. You'd be suprised and you'll still get 45mpg on a gentle run. 38-42mpg on avg. more realistically.

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I went from an Ibiza tdi 130 sport to a Leon TDI FR. I was looking at a Golf 170 as well.

With a different spec (DSG with paddles) the price was heading to £25k, in the end the Leon was £18k with bluetooth, sunroof, conveinence pack, 18" wheels. The interior is definitely cheaper than the golf and the residuals won't be as good.

The 120d felt a lot smaller and the 3 series has a boot not a hatch.

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