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    buying a car - which one from here

    hi all, am purchasing a 2nd car but only had the 1st one for 2weeks.
    dont want to get ripped off. want a decent car and iv identified the 2 below (budget: £5500) but which one should i go for:

    1. BMW 1 Series 118d 5-doors: really want a 05 plate and above but cannt find anythg below £7k

    2. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.6 Match TDI manual: have actually found one in a local garage. its 07 plate, 90k miles red color, garage mentioned he will do cambelt change. asking for £6k. do u think its worth it. could not find many golf tdi on autotrader

    location: leicester
    please can someone advise on the above cars

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    Do a checkup on insurance cost/petrol consumption/tax rate costs first if I was you.

    Since this is still technically your first car everything has a factor on how much in the end you will be paying for it.

    go for the bmw much better than a golf lol

    *katie*

    go for the bmw much better than a golf lol



    If only looks interest he does state its "first car" and there is a big difference on insurance prices if you get that wrong

    Over a long period of time the BMW mechanically will give you less problems than a 1.6 golf most develop clutch or gear problems after a while.

    I would go for the 1 Series.

    As above - check the insurance/tax/fuel economy and use the free price guides online.

    You can always get an inspection done on the vehicle for about £100 for peace of mind and might help with lowering the price if they find some things that need doing...

    CollateralDamage

    Over a long period of time the BMW mechanically will give you less … Over a long period of time the BMW mechanically will give you less problems than a 1.6 golf most develop clutch or gear problems after a while.



    Current golf tdi ,I've had for over three years with 60k miles travelled over that time. I can confirm no clutch or gearbox problems at all. Drives without fault...
    When the snow comes I'd rather be driving a front wheeled drive car any day... Pull round all those beached Bmw's!

    bmw looks much nicer than dated golf

    daveydingle

    When the snow comes I'd rather be driving a front wheeled drive car any … When the snow comes I'd rather be driving a front wheeled drive car any day... Pull round all those beached Bmw's!


    Problem is most BMW drivers are ding bats who don't have a clue how to drive them. More money than sense and all that.

    Perfect example youtube.com/wat…QaQ
    Edited by: "anewman" 20th Jun 2011

    I may have read it wrong but surely you can't afford either?
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