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    mk4 Gsi or VXR

    As title realy, which would you choose?
    as ic an get insured ont hem both the same price of £1500, which aint bad for a tweny year old

    so which one?

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    VXR, the Mk 5 is leaps and bounds ahead of the MK 4 imo, in terms of styling, handling, power and interior toys and quality.

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    I love both cars but if the insurance is the same price and you can afford the car i'd go for the VXR

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    All goes down to how much money you have, or how much you are prepared to get in debt.

    VXR is a much nicer car, but will cost ya like £7+ k more


    And how is your insurance only £1500 on them, what NCB do you have etc

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    I've currently got a VXR and used to drive a Mk 4 SRi turbo.

    They are both great cars but the VXR is streets ahead when it comes to handling as well as being soooo much quicker (and it really feels it)

    The Mk5 interior is so much better quality than the Mk4 (even on the lower spec models) and the VXR recaro's are fantastic (Never sat in GSi recaro's so can't comment)

    Looks are always down to personal preference so I won't comment on that either!!

    The plus sides of the GSi would be that the boot is slightly bigger/more easily accessible than the VXR and the running costs of the GSi should be slightly lower (as well as a GSi being loads cheaper to buy in the first place).

    Don't get me wrong, the GSi is a great car but for me it's VXR all the way!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dp88 View Post
    All goes down to how much money you have, or how much you are prepared to get in debt.

    VXR is a much nicer car, but will cost ya like £7+ k more


    And how is your insurance only £1500 on them, what NCB do you have etc
    thats with 2 years drivinng, and 2 years ncd
    live in a good area which must help

    i couldnt belive how cheap they were to insure

    and the price of the car isnt a issue

    VXR is it then

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    Good choice

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    Styling is down to individual taste so might as well knock that one on it's head as only you know which you prefer.

    Interior, again, the style & layout is down to individual preference. Personally I've always thought Vauxhall need to bring in some new designers cos every interior is blooding horrible. The mk4 isn't brilliant and the mk5 IMO isn't any better either. I actually prefer the Corsa D interior (higher spec models with the shiny black centre console).

    Performance, same basic engine, remap the GSI and you can have the same power as the VXR. £7000 GSI + £500 remap Vs £13000+ VXR ...

    Handling & stopping. Sorry but IMO there's sod all difference. Slightly revised dampers & springs on anotherwise same setup! No multi-link rear suspension, same McPherson Struts, no rear ARB (or is it built in again ) etc etc. The Focus ST and Golf GTI mk5 are years ahead when it comes to handling. Ok the VXR might have a slightly stiffer chassis than the mk4 but if you prefer the interior and styling of the GSI then it's not gonna change your mind cos the handling isn't streets ahead IMO.

    Braking, slightly bigger discs and different OE pads, wow. 1 pot calipers are still in use.

    I've driven both cars and this is my opinion.
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    Go for the VXR, if you dont mind me asking, are you going on finance.

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    a vxr is a good choice for a 20 year old, be different get a vxr!
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