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el duder
30th January 2007, 14:20
Picked up my new car from the factory last night.

Was lovely. Brand spanking new, 6 miles on the clock.

Felt very special driving it home.

BoredBloke
30th January 2007, 14:26
Now you realise what we have known all along - you are indeed 'special' :)

kramer
30th January 2007, 14:30
which engine did you go for?

2.0 FSI?

Bagpuss
30th January 2007, 14:30
Picked up my new car from the factory last night.

Was lovely. Brand spanking new, 6 miles on the clock.

Felt very special driving it home.


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Fishface
30th January 2007, 14:34
A second hand car dealer once told me -

"A man is not man with a ticket in his hand"

he also said

"It pulls like a train"

I tried to take part (after watching TopGear) and said

"It looks a bit underpowered"

He gave me that 'you twat' type of look

Nice one Dude - hope you get plenty of girls in it.

And like they said on 'Grease' about their car 'grease lightning'

"she's ain't getting in if she ain't puttin' out"

Xenophon
30th January 2007, 14:34
Picked up my new car from the factory last night.

Was lovely. Brand spanking new, 6 miles on the clock.

Felt very special driving it home.
Congrats! What did you get?

Bagpuss
30th January 2007, 14:35
A second hand car dealer once told me -

"A man is not man with a ticket in his hand"

he also said

"It pulls like a train"

I tried to take part (after watching TopGear) and said

"It looks a bit underpowered"

He gave me that 'you twat' type of look

Nice one Dude - hope you get plenty of girls in it.

And like they said on 'Grease' about their car 'grease lightning'

"she's ain't getting in if she ain't puttin' out"

Can I have a pint of what you just had?

chubba
30th January 2007, 14:35
Fool. May as well have chucked £2k down the drain. Buy a year old, hardly used, save some cash for drugs and ho's.

n5gooner
30th January 2007, 14:42
Picked up my new car from the factory last night.

Was lovely. Brand spanking new, 6 miles on the clock.

Felt very special driving it home.

well done, and now it has 100 miles on the clock, its worth 2/3 of what is was when you picked it up. But then again it is rather nice picking up a new car, I did this with the Jag, but again you loose lots of money on it in the first few months, but if you intend to keep it for years does it matter??

el duder
30th January 2007, 15:02
which engine did you go for?

2.0 FSI?

No i went for 1.6 FSI Petrol Engine.

Everyone keeps telling me i should have gone for the diesel?

el duder
30th January 2007, 15:03
Congrats! What did you get?

VW Golf Match. The iPod connection is pretty cool. Although its not as easy to use as it should be. Only plays playlists really. Doesnt give you the name of the songs on the CD Player.

chubba
30th January 2007, 15:05
well done, and now it has 100 miles on the clock, its worth 2/3 of what is was when you picked it up. But then again it is rather nice picking up a new car, I did this with the Jag, but again you loose lots of money on it in the first few months, but if you intend to keep it for years does it matter??

Yes, it does matter! When the car is three years old it will still have done as many miles as if you had bought a year old one and driven it for two years. I really don't see the sense in buying a brand new car. Don't get me wrong, I could have bought new last time but it just seemed like wasted money to me.

chubba
30th January 2007, 15:06
VW Golf Match. The iPod connection is pretty cool. Although its not as easy to use as it should be. Only plays playlists really. Doesnt give you the name of the songs on the CD Player.

I got a one year old Golf TDi a couple of years ago, would not have touched a petrol one. Seems like you are good at making bad decisions regarding cars :rollin:

DimPrawn
30th January 2007, 15:11
It may be an overpriced bad car, but it has an iPod connection, so can't all be bad eh? :rolleyes:

Numptycorner
30th January 2007, 15:12
It may be an overpriced bad car, but it has an iPod connection, so can't all be bad eh? :rolleyes:

Yeah it has something to plug your unreliable, poorly built Mp3 player into

el duder
30th January 2007, 15:13
It may be an overpriced bad car, but it has an iPod connection, so can't all be bad eh? :rolleyes:


Oh yeah did i forget to mention that a family member works for them and i got an exclusive 20% discount on the retail price.

:yay:

chubba
30th January 2007, 15:14
Oh yeah did i forget to mention that a family member works for them and i got an exclusive 20% discount on the retail price.

:yay:

Aha, that makes it a bit better value then!

Still should have gone for the diesel though :music:

el duder
30th January 2007, 15:18
Aha, that makes it a bit better value then!

Still should have gone for the diesel though :music:

How much are they going for retail price? I got mine brand new from the factory for about £12k

Spacecadet
30th January 2007, 15:29
No i went for 1.6 FSI Petrol Engine.

Everyone keeps telling me i should have gone for the diesel?

As they said on top gear

"1.6 has "entry level" written all over it"

el duder
30th January 2007, 15:41
As they said on top gear

"1.6 has "entry level" written all over it"


Well it is my first proper car. Id say the 1.4 would be 'entry level'

Churchill
30th January 2007, 16:10
Well it is my first proper car. Id say the 1.4 would be 'entry level'

VW make a 1.4 Golf that'll shit all over your 1.6 - hth.

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 16:10
Don't listen to the 'diesel facists' they cost more to buy in the first place and need servicing more often which negates the mpg savings... good for towing caravans though.

Churchill
30th January 2007, 16:12
Don't listen to the 'diesel facists' they cost more to buy in the first place and need servicing more often which negates the mpg savings... good for towing caravans though.

My new skoda doesn't require a service until its done 20k miles.

el duder
30th January 2007, 16:12
VW make a 1.4 Golf that'll shit all over your 1.6 - hth.


How do you work that out you dumb *****?

Mr Crosby
30th January 2007, 16:13
Don't listen to the 'diesel facists' they cost more to buy in the first place and need servicing more often which negates the mpg savings... good for towing caravans though.

And the engines last twice as long.....

Churchill
30th January 2007, 16:16
How do you work that out you dumb *****?

Do a search on the VW Golf 1.4 TSI and then come back with your tail between your legs. :rolleyes:

PERFORMANCE: [1.4 TSI 170PS] Max Speed 136mph / 0-60mph 7.9s

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 16:17
How do you work that out you dumb *****?

They do a 1.4 turbo that has the equivalent power of a 2 litre.

DaveB
30th January 2007, 16:19
They do a 1.4 turbo that has the equivalent power of a 2 litre.


Also known as the VW Golf 1.4 Turbo Nutter Bastard Edition.

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 16:21
And the engines last twice as long.....

Really? I was in a petrol nissan taxi that had 480,000 miles on the clock last summer!

They're still dull and noisy but I'm sure you're going to tell me different...

theemeestroo
30th January 2007, 16:22
Don't listen to the 'diesel facists' they cost more to buy in the first place and need servicing more often which negates the mpg savings... good for towing caravans though.

Are you on crack? They are all on variable thses days and diesels average around 18K per service as opposed to petrols which average around 13K

Mr Crosby
30th January 2007, 16:24
Really? I was in a petrol nissan taxi that had 480,000 miles on the clock last summer!

They're still dull and noisy but I'm sure you're going to tell me different...

Not at all mate, whatever floats your boat.

When you've 9 points on your licence you tend to stick to the speed limit and it doesn't matter what you drive.

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 16:32
Are you on crack? They are all on variable thses days and diesels average around 18K per service as opposed to petrols which average around 13K

Uh, feck me! So things have changed and I apologise if I got it wrong but that doesn’t make me a ******* junky :rolleyes:

Still dull... and petrol’s now cheaper!

Churchill
30th January 2007, 16:34
Uh, feck me! So things have changed and I apologise if I got it wrong but that doesn’t make me a ******* junky :rolleyes:

Still dull... and petrol’s now cheaper!

For the same mileage?

lilelvis2000
30th January 2007, 16:40
VW Golf Match. The iPod connection is pretty cool. Although its not as easy to use as it should be. Only plays playlists really. Doesnt give you the name of the songs on the CD Player.

Ouch! VW are pretty expensive to maintain. I've got a used one and there is always something going wrong with it. Does it have the fancy electronic hand-brake...the one that sometimes doesn't let go!

They do drive nice though..which is the only reason I have kept it.

theemeestroo
30th January 2007, 16:49
Uh, feck me! So things have changed and I apologise if I got it wrong but that doesn’t make me a ******* junky :rolleyes:

Still dull... and petrol’s now cheaper!

Fair dos. But diesels are far from dull.
170BHP diesel golf will feel quicker then the twin turbo 1.4. So much more torque and you don't have to rag it to go fast.
Sounds like a tractor mind you!! :)


And change the engine oil more often... 18k.

Ridiculous.

Why ridiculous. My last 2 VAG diesels were around 19K

Numptycorner
30th January 2007, 16:52
Torque is good 50-60mph , but what about llllllllllllllllllllllllllag?

All diesels I have ever driven don't pull like a petrol 0-30

theemeestroo
30th January 2007, 16:58
Torque is good 50-60mph , but what about llllllllllllllllllllllllllag?

All diesels I have ever driven don't pull like a petrol 0-30

I know what you mean. Athough most new diesels get most of their torque from around 2000rpm so the turbo lag isn't as bad as it used to be. I just like the surge you get when the turbo kicks in. :D

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 17:02
For the same mileage?

The new FSI engines are actually quite economical and are closer to diesel mpg's than you might think and considering the petrol prices are now a bit cheaper the choice isn't so clear cut.

Churchill
30th January 2007, 17:03
Torque is good 50-60mph , but what about llllllllllllllllllllllllllag?

All diesels I have ever driven don't pull like a petrol 0-30

My 6 Cylinder 2.5L picks up nicely.
(with 200BHP, it should...)

I do like the Tiptronic box too.

Spacecadet
30th January 2007, 17:10
My 6 Cylinder 2.5L picks up nicely.
(with 200BHP, it should...)

I do like the Tiptronic box too.

what car you got?

DimPrawn
30th January 2007, 17:10
My biggest gripe with these performance diesels is the very narrow power band.

They do bugger all until about 2000 RPM and it's all over by 4000 RPM.

Also, they sound terrible and you always get a slight vibration that becomes tiresome on long journeys.

Give me a silky 6 cylinder BMW pertrol engine anyday of the week. Smooth as silk and linear power from tickover to redline.

theemeestroo
30th January 2007, 17:10
My 6 Cylinder 2.5L picks up nicely.
(with 200BHP, it should...)

I do like the Tiptronic box too.

I am guessing you have an Audi then.
Is the tiptronic the one where the gears "stretch" or something so it is really smooth? Or is that the Multi-tronic or something?

Churchill
30th January 2007, 17:11
what car you got?

Skoda Superb.
(with a nice piece of go faster kit from Jabba)

gingerjedi
30th January 2007, 17:12
My 6 Cylinder 2.5L picks up nicely.
(with 200BHP, it should...)

I do like the Tiptronic box too.

My 4 cylinder 2L normaly aspirated engine also has 200bhp and a 6 speed box... wanna race? :p only joking!

DimPrawn
30th January 2007, 17:12
Skoda Superb
Microsoft Works

My two favourite oxymorons

:)

Spacecadet
30th January 2007, 17:14
Give me a silky 6 cylinder BMW pertrol engine anyday of the week. Smooth as silk and linear power from tickover to redline.

Ditto the 3 litre, V6 lexus engine in my RX. Cruising, theres virtually no engine noise even at motorway speeds.
Smash your foot to the floor, drop the gears (or let the autobox drop them) and the engine roar is highly satisfying :D

Churchill
30th January 2007, 17:14
Skoda Superb
Microsoft Works

My two favourite oxymorons

:)

Well, it's worth every penny I paid for it.
(Discounting my BIK tax of course...)

In fact, if I was going to spend £20K on a new car I'd buy one.

Numptycorner
30th January 2007, 17:18
To be fair 50-70 is the only performance figure worth looking at. 0-60 is meaningless, unless you are a boy racer or are on a track.

DodgyAgent
30th January 2007, 17:26
No i went for 1.6 FSI Petrol Engine.

Everyone keeps telling me i should have gone for the diesel?

I have one of these two months old. We use it only as a second car :)

Spacecadet
30th January 2007, 17:27
To be fair 50-70 is the only performance figure worth looking at. 0-60 is meaningless, unless you are a boy racer or are on a track.

not entirely true

Churchill
30th January 2007, 17:27
not entirely true

90 -> 0 is my most important criteria :D

Numptycorner
30th January 2007, 17:29
not entirely true

Well no, but for commuting it is. If you like to drive down country roads at weekends then petrol with good chassis/suspension and gearbox.

For motorways/long commutes, something with good seats and lots of torque, pref automatic

Spacecadet
30th January 2007, 17:32
Well no, but for commuting it is. If you like to drive down country roads at weekends then petrol with good chassis/suspension and gearbox.

For motorways/long commutes, something with good seats and lots of torque, pref automatic

I used to commute from manchester to chesterfield, no motorways and only 1 short stretch of dual carriage way in between so a good bit of oomph (170bhp) helped prevent me getting stuck behind tractors, trucks, old people, the stupid and learners

milanbenes
30th January 2007, 20:22
feck's sake,

kids today eh,

creaming their nads off because of buying a brand new 1.6 golf at thirty years old !!!

haven't laughed so much in ages

it's always fun here when Willi's around, he lifts the stupidity of people here to a new level

is this what new labour have done the uk, made people aspire to owning a 1.6 golf at thirty !!!

whatever next ?

nice one Willy, you are excellent entertainment.

Milan.

OwlHoot
30th January 2007, 21:33
Picked up my new car from the factory last night.

Was lovely. Brand spanking new, 6 miles on the clock.

Felt very special driving it home.

Would have been a better story if you'd written off the car a mile from the garage.

(Like a guy I once worked with at the Post Office DP Centre in Farnborough. He packed a 100 grand's worth of monitoring hardware in the boot of his car to take to a site in London, and some white van man slammed into the back of him and trashed the lot (and almost him along with it), and guess what - Due to a mix up with the paperwork, the equipment hadn't been insured!)

Churchill
31st January 2007, 08:14
feck's sake,

kids today eh,

creaming their nads off because of buying a brand new 1.6 golf at thirty years old !!!

haven't laughed so much in ages

it's always fun here when Willi's around, he lifts the stupidity of people here to a new level

is this what new labour have done the uk, made people aspire to owning a 1.6 golf at thirty !!!

whatever next ?

nice one Willy, you are excellent entertainment.

Milan.

MB,

He's not come back about the 1.4 TSI thing. I don't think he likes being proven wrong...

But we'll forget all about that, eh?
(Nope, will we hell!)

C.

Francko
31st January 2007, 08:39
Threaded at the age of 30 had his second Lamborghini already.

Spacecadet
31st January 2007, 09:05
Not to mention Giant Alien Lizards in Big Bloo Volvos... :D

A lot more common than some people think!

milanbenes
31st January 2007, 11:24
Supremo,

you're right he's avoiding the embarressment.

Glad to hear you are happy with your car,
I am thinking to replace my 6 year old tdi 4x4
200,000kms with a new 1.9tdi DSG in the summer

all the best,

Milan.

Mustang
31st January 2007, 11:34
I bought my mustang brand new in the States when I worked there. Still going strong, 12 years and over 100k miles later. Still looks cool too - especially here in the UK!! :cool1:

Sadly, its probably the only new car I will buy!! :(

rootsnall
31st January 2007, 11:42
My R Reg Vectra is running like a dream, thinking of stepping up to a new T or even V Reg in the next year or 2.

expat
31st January 2007, 11:50
My new skoda doesn't require a service until its done 20k miles.It probably does need one before then. Oil changes at least. Beware of long service intervals in cars that are aimed at fleet buyers: less servicing means fewer costs, and who cares if the car dies at 3 years 1 month? It's been sold on by then.

Churchill
31st January 2007, 14:03
It probably does need one before then. Oil changes at least. Beware of long service intervals in cars that are aimed at fleet buyers: less servicing means fewer costs, and who cares if the car dies at 3 years 1 month? It's been sold on by then.

According to the manual, an oil & Filter change is not classed as a service. You change the oil when it tells you to.

Manual says at around 10k miles.