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VW or Ford?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by richieboy, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. richieboy

    Wise Guy

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    Im currently trying to decide between a VW Golf (Mk5 preferably) and a Ford Focus (the older shape) 1.8 or 2l Zetec.

    What would you guys/girls go for?

    Also - im incredibly chuffed today as i work for the police and i passed my force driving test - meaning i can drive non-operational vehicles! Hooray! :D
     
  2. James_N

    Sgarrista

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    obviously ford :D
     
  3. SpliffVortex

    Gangster

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    i take any vintage VW bug before any Ford .
     
  4. Dutch Guy

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    Focus, but I'm a little biased as I own a 2002 1.6 Focus :p

    For some reason a Golf never really does anything for me, dull and boring is what I think about but it's prolly just as good as a Focus.

    Watch out peeps, there is a copper on the forums :D
     
  5. saitrix

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    Get the Focus Zetec, lovely handling, but then im also a little biased due to me ownign a Focus. Id advise you test drive both and see which you prefer.
     
  6. richieboy

    Wise Guy

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    The main reason the Golf popped into my head as its what i drove to do my test this morning - a Golf GTI 2l. I have'nt had a proper test drive of the Focus yet though so will have to see what happens, but i always appreciate the comments i get from you guys. :)

    Oh and im not a copper - i said i work for the police, im just an IT guy that needs to drive a non-operational police vehicle so i can move kit around different stations. If im driving a force car i HAVE to park in police stations, so don't ever need to worry about parking. :D
     
  7. 233

    Capodecina

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    i work for ford and drive vag :) nuff said
     
  8. richieboy

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    vag?! :confused:
     
  9. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

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    you did your test in a golf gti? o_O

    Tom.
     
  10. richieboy

    Wise Guy

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    Apparently it was the only unmarked car they had available. I was'nt complaining :D
     
  11. knowlesy

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    id say the vw =P looks classier
     
  12. 233

    Capodecina

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    volkswagen audi group


    i drive an audi but its just a passat with different badges :)
     
  13. MuvverRussia

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    nope- VAG stands for Volkswagen AG- AG is essentially the german version of LTD iirc.
     
  14. thepharcyde

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    :p I love no alls but you are right.

    Buy Focus, but im biased too! I drive an ST
     
  15. blueboy2001

    Mobster

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    I'd take a Mk5 Golf over a Mk1 Focus any day of the week - its a much nicer place to be. The Mk1 Focus handles well and they are very reliable, but they have little else going for them. Mk5 Golf and Mk2 Focus is a much closer run thing, personally I'd still take the Golf becuase I found the seats in the Focus too narrow.
     
  16. blun

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    Barely as quick as the 1.6 focus, so nothing too unusual there!

    I'd go for the focus. Better value and better car over all.
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    Seems odd becuase I cannot envisage a single situation where a Mk5 Golf and a previous model Focus would be the same price, and thus, considered against each other.
     
  18. NickXX

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    The Mk5 Golf is clearly a class above the Mk1 Focus, particularly as it's a generation ahead. A bit of a no-brainer unless cash is tight and you're pairing a 1.4 Mk5 Golf against a 2.0 Mk1 Focus.
     
  19. Slime101

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    Golf without a doubt.
     
  20. tb2000

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    Yep, it's the abbreviated version of Aktiengesellschaft which means a corporation which is limited by shares (according to Wikipedia anyway :) ).

    I'd go for the Ford, but only because i've had more Ford's than VW's :). They're both good manufacturers anyhow.