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    Question Very undecided on what car to go for to replace the golf - need help

    The mk4 golf will be replaced very soon and I hope to buy the new car on the 31st December (trying for the best deal possible). I have about 15k to spend and it has to have the following options:

    diesel
    5 door
    Black or Dark Grey
    No more than 25-30K miles max
    big enough boot for dog.

    I am down to 2 car choices but 3 models in particular.


    Seat Leon Sport:

    Pros: not many on the roads, Climate control, sports suspension, seats etc, no DPF filter to worry about, can be found cheapish so money for mods.
    Cons: Only 140BHP, not loads of cars about, not sure on boot size.
    Would change: Bumper to FR, wheels, suspension, remap, ICE.





    Golf Mk5 GT Tdi

    Pros: 170BHP without DPF (not many cars about though) larger boot, but failry average car, usual refinments, can look good with a few mods.
    Cons: Not as good spec as Leon, not been happy with mk4 golf,Face lift model not in price range.
    Would Change: Bumpers to later spec or modified, suspension, remap, ICE.




    Seat Leon FR

    Pros: not many around, 170 BHP, nice front bumper, nice interior good spec as standard.
    Cons: DPF worries, maximum price range so not much for mods.
    Would Change: wheels, suspension, remap, ICE, and a solution for DPF if possible.





    What would you go for out of the 3 and why? I would love to go for the Audi Sport Back but for a decent one, facelift its out of my price range.
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    Your going to spend £15k on one of the above with 20-25kmiles on the clock when you could have an Astra XP brand new for less. Ok I might be a little VX biased but I dont see the sense there tbh

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    out of those i would go for the leon FR
    but as DD said id go for the astra
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    find a second hand mk5 888!!
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    I would go for the Leon FR if it was for the DPF issue

    Have just had a look on autotrader and the new A3 estate can be had for £15k - so really that is the one i would go for out of the VAG group of cars!

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    Let me guess, the boss isn't up for getting another Astra?

    Either Leon would get my vote out of the three. I like the Golfs, I just don't think they are worth their money really.

    My money would go on the Octavia vRS estate. Plenty of VAG for the cash.

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    i would go with daves options and have the brand new XP kitted mk5 for less than £15k
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    I've driven my bosses Mk5 Golf TDI a few times... tis pretty quick, but a bit uninspiring pretty much everywhere else. He's not impressed with it either, he's had a few electrical gremlins with it, plus it's munched 2 turbos. Quite surprised actually, I thought they were meant to be bombproof. Mind you, he does drive it like it's rented...

    I vote Astra if you can, Leon if not.
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    for that price range i would go for a A3 S-line DSG. very nice cars to drive.
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    Bar Audis, I dont really know a great deal about VAG cars, so if I had to choose from the three with the info given, I would select the Leon FR, as it has both good looks and the performance.

    However, although it is not one of the suggested options, I agree with Dave, the Astra wins my vote!
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