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    03 plate 1.6 8v swap for s'reg sri?

    I have my mk3 all done now and need to get rid of my 03plate 1.6 8v 5 door.
    do you think i should get rid of it and buy my mums s plate sri?
    may just swap her

    what do you lot think? or shall I do up my newer one?
    orange is the way forward

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    If it was a SRi-T, yeah. If it's a 1.8 then I wouldn't bother.
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    S reg sri would be 2.0 16v.IMO the 03 reg would be worth more.

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    may be worth more but its only an 83bhp Z16SE compared to the X20XEV @ 134bhp

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    Still not sure what to do, the sri looks nicer and the 03 plate in 5 door and looks plain,and has hub caps!! I hate hub caps
    orange is the way forward

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    Surely the 03 plate if is going to have fewer problems as its 5 yrs younger than the SRI.
    Also, whats the mileage & condition difference?
    Personally, if the MK3 is your toy, then keeping the 03 for general use would be the better option, cheaper insurance aswell.
    You could put some cheap alloys on it, you know this will transform the look of any car.

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    Sell yours and buy an sri! I picked mine up for £2500 on a T-plate in mint condition
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    The sri has done 130k, my 03 plate is about 35k.
    what could I do to the 5 door to make it look good?
    Anyone got any pictures of 5 door modded mk4's to help me decide?
    orange is the way forward

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    Heres my 1.6 8v...all 92 bhp of it I'm quite happy with the way it looks, all 5 door mk4s have potential



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    Wouldnt swap a 03 plate 35k car for an S-plate 130k car unless there was cash coming your way (although being its your mum makes it a bit different). From a financial point of view you would be far better doing as someone else has mentioned and selling the 03 plate then going for a look at some SRi;s.

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