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Discussion in 'Motoring Forum' started by JFRTDI, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. JFRTDI

    JFRTDI Member

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    Currently driving a Seat Leon FR TDI 2.0, have about 5k left to pay to the finance company after having it a year and a half only doing 8,500 miles or so i am or have contemplated changing to an alternative petrol and lower my monthly payments and save the difference towards a house.

    I am just stuck on alternatives within the same price bracket / power. The Seat Leon is a great car but for a 5 mile commute to work everyday seems a waste as its also got the DPF and in time i wonder whether this will cause me problems.
     
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    Perhaps the Fabia vRS, or new Polo GTI.
     
  3. oska

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    As you already have a Seat what about the new Ibiza FR or Cupra, same engine as the above motors in different states of tune?
     
  4. JFRTDI

    JFRTDI Member

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    i thought that, but is going from a leon 2.0 FR TDI to a 1.4 Ibiza Cupra not a step backwards, i mean i know its a 1.4 TSI engine but it just dont feel like ide be getting anything different plus they are like 15k which i dont want to spend !!
     
  5. Solomon Grundy

    Solomon Grundy Well-known Member

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    5 mile commute? I'd get an old smoker for that and buy something for the weekend.
     
  6. FZR400RRSP

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    I have a 3.5 mile commute.
    Common sense says I should get a commuter car as well.
    But you need somewhere to keep your 'good' car blablablabla
    Logictically, just too much bother us having three cars to accommodate on a double driveway.
     
  7. oska

    oska Well-known Member

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    Moped + Caterham
     
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    Nah Crap commuter car for the bad weather and a tidy sports bike for the good days....:)
     
  9. Clivey

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    This.:smashin:

    Or, if you do need a commuting car, buy something small and Japanese...then spend the rest on a TVR!
     
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    Mini Cooper
     

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