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    Find me a daily driver

    The Renault is going - been back to the dealers again - dont ask. Anyways it has sealed its own fate so i'm shopping again

    Only criteria is .....

    Has to be able to seat 4 adults
    NCAP 4 or 5 star rating
    around 200 bhp as min more is good of course
    Under 20k new or used

    I've passed on that blue VXr - cant do blue again. They do however have a black one in, but its poverty spec - no offence to anyone of course.

    Setup test drives tomorrow for a

    Focus ST3 - hoping the leather seats are better than the ST2 ones i tried !
    RX8 - nice looking but do i really want to be revving the nuts off it all the time
    Audi A3 - 2.0 T FSI - bit boring looking but nice inside
    SEAT Leon 2 TFSI FR - what the hell it is i dont know, sounds ok though

    Any others i should be looking at ?? Forget the golf - dealers are total planks so thats out

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    Ever considered an Astra? I hear they're a good car.

    Mk5 SRi-T with the XP kit would fit all your criteria.

    RX8, unless 2 of your 4 adults are dwarfs, then forget it. Plus you'll need shares in Exxon for the fuel and oil. Mazda Regenesis = 2 stroke.

    A3 - like arseholes, everyone has one.

    Focus, now that's a nice car. Still of the opinion it's a better car than the VXR. Lots of mods available already and more in the pipeline to get the full use of that 5-pot engine. 300+hp already with just remaps and IC upgrades.

    Seat, still held together by stickky pads. Probably the worst built of the VAG motors.

    BMW 130i? Dunno what you think of Beemers, but small and RWD is fun.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    I'm going to look at the Black VXR tomorrow, but i wanted certain options that aren't on it. Could retrofit some but not all

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    vectra vxr's are cheap now days

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    Golf GTI
    Vectra/Astra SRI 1.9 CDTI with tuning box = nearly 200bhp
    A4 or A3 2.0T - dont they have 170bhp

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    Steve the ST3 in asbo orange would be my choice

    however you could have a 250bhp mk4 for £9k and save your self a fortune
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    you offended me with your talk of poverty spec.

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    what about a monaro? I just had to suggest it!
    http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www...xact=1&photo=1
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    Now Owns: Vectra C GSi

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    Skoda Octavia vRS... thinking the badge may not agree with you though.

    Ford Asbo is nice, Golf GTi is really good although looks a bit plain but then I quite like that. R32 or A3 3.2 are both great although would be second hand for that sort of money.

    Might be worth holding out for the right deal on a VXR - sounded like you quite fancied one before.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Well its been a hectic day, I've tried the list below, and have narrowed it down to ST or VXr.

    VXR
    ST-3
    Audi A3
    Golf GTi - in the end lol
    RX8
    SEAT Leon FR - Cupra will be very nice of this !

    Sat in the Vectra VXR - nice but it feels massive, maybe 'cause I'm a midget. They had a Monaro non VXr too, stunning seats, just not sure its a daily driver thats all ! lol

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