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Time for a new car...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Kona*, 30 May 2006.

  1. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Well, not exactly new but something 2nd hand :) I have had my '98 Audi A4 for about 5 months now and while it has been very economical and reliable - it is so uncomfy. I originally bought it because I heard reviews on it being so comfortable (I do alot of motorway miles) and today it took the biscuit. Done a trip from Newcastle to Cumbernauld and my backside, legs, arms and back are VERY sore. Maybe its my driving style or seating position but my Focus ('01 Zetec - 1.8 and loved petrol, thats why I sold it) never gave me any problems on long journys. I stop every hour and I still end up in pain! Soo... I need something that;

    Is a big-ish car (Focus to A4 size, no big A6s in here please).
    Can easily do ~1k per month, maybe more.
    Gets around the same MPG as my A4 - 54.4MPG from the run Newcastle to Cumbernauld, around 650 miles per tank.
    Very reliable (Dont get paid enough to be fixing it every other week!)
    Costs the same amount as id sell my A4 for (Roughly £3500-3800)
    Less than Insurance Grp 13
    And the main point, it needs to be uber comfy.

    Thanks,

    Craig :)
     
  2. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Ok - how about I lift the Economy requirements? Max I could go would be something like a 2.5 V6 as I get petrol paid by my company.

    How would a 1.8 120 MG ZS fair in the comfort stakes? Or how about a MG ZT 2.5 V6 (Insurance group 16 I know :()

    Craig
     
  3. RussZS

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

    Posts: 567

    What about a Focus TDCi Sport?

    ST interior, fogs etc, plus all of t6he MPG benefits of a diesel...
     
  4. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Minimum they come in at is ~£7k, which is faaaaar to much money.
     
  5. djbenjo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,894

    Location: Manchester

    The ZT is very nice to drive imo :)