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recommend me a run around

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MNuTz, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. MNuTz

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    Lo all,

    Im currently looking for a run around while i get my other car sorted.

    It needs to be as cheap as possible but i want something with a bit of power, size isnt really an issue and it should be easy to get parts for just in case something does go on it.

    I have been looking at getting a 205 GTi, 1.9 or 1.6 but im unsure about just how good they are. Anyone any opinions on them and how much would i be looking at for a average spec/condition?

    Any others to look at? I could probably spare upto £1500.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    The 205 GTi is a stunning car - an all time classic, but becuase of it's ever increasing age and rarity it isnt really a suitable choice for a simple 'run around'.
     
  3. thepharcyde

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    A woman?
     
  4. ZG002

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    The 205 GTI wouldnt really be to good as a run around as fox says. £1500 could get you a "mint" one tho :p its more use to people who want a little pocket rocket :D
     
  5. MNuTz

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    With the 205 i was thinking of getting it as a run around while i get my Corrado sorted and then maybe stripping it down and turning it into a track car.
     
  6. Hate

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    AX diesel.
     
  7. TerryWogan

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    I can heartily recommend the 205 GTI, but a run around it is not. It's not the sort of thing you enjoy being stuck in traffic in. They all idle all over the place and they take a bit of clutch tickling to go slowly in.

    Go fast around corners though, and you're in for a treat.
     
  8. MNuTz

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    as a run around i will be mostly travelling 30 miles to work and then back along a very twisty B road. This will be at 5:30pm and 6:10am so the road is mostly empty. Maybe the odd little drive on a summers night around the local area, i wont be using it for great distances or anywhere with lots of traffic, thats when ill use the g/fs golf.

    So what ever car i get it must have good acceleration and more importantly, handle very well.

    Any suggestions other than a 205 GTi then?
     
  9. JUMPURS

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    Mk 2 Golf GTi?
    Easy enough to get parts for and AFAIK pretty solid machines, should last a while. Or even a Mint Mk1 GTi ;)
     
  10. TerryWogan

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    Well balls to it get the 205 GTI.

    edit: not a chance he'd get a mint mk1 Golf GTI for anywhere near 1500 quid. They go for twice that. Mk2s are cheaper.