Golf 2.8 V6 4motion

Sweetman

Active Member
I'm in the market for a new car in the near future and I can't seem to deviate from looking at the Golf 2.8 V6.

Anyone had/have any experience of these?

I want something quick with a decent sound to it. I'm not expecting the MPG to be very good at all but if I was worried about that, if stick to the wife's 107. I've looked at the Cupra R but I don't really like the look and the interior looks a bit plasticky. Budget is about £2k max as I'm selling my BMW to fund much needed home improvements. Must have 5 doors.

Thanks for any help.
 

AMc

Distinguished Member
Friend of mine had one of these - he loved it but it was very thirsty. At your price point you'll need to go over it with a fine tooth comb to be sure you're not about to end up with a big repair bill, but I'm guessing you know that!
 

WhyAyeMan

Well-known Member
£1,000 will get you a BMW 328, I've had two. Much better than a V6 Golf (R32 excepted), proper RWD handling and you still get a nice noise.
 

lungwun

Well-known Member
£1,000 will get you a BMW 328, I've had two. Much better than a V6 Golf (R32 excepted), proper RWD handling and you still get a nice noise.
E36 or E46?
 

Sweetman

Active Member
£1,000 will get you a BMW 328, I've had two. Much better than a V6 Golf (R32 excepted), proper RWD handling and you still get a nice noise.
Thanks for the advice. Had a look at a few and I'm fairly taken by them. Was looking to move away from RWD as the last batch of snow we had really did me in but I wouldn't mind staying with BMW over VW.
 

WhyAyeMan

Well-known Member
That'll be E36 at that price. No doubt about it.
Sorry for the late reply, mine is an E46.

A good E36 328 will be worth MORE than an older E46 328 as it is regarded as a classic but the E46 is not really.

Having said that, and many may disagree, I think the E46 is a better handling car than the E36, and there's not much in it in a straight line, the E36 is better at lower speeds, the E46 will go a good few mph more at the top end.

I've had both and you wont be disappointed with either.
 

lungwun

Well-known Member
I still own an E46, I should have updated it a while ago but I really love the way it handles and the feedback through the steering wheel.

I haven't heard good things about the E90 electric steering so I'm hesitant about upgrading.
The E36 hasn't really aged well and is hard to find one in slightly decent condition under £1000.

I plan to always own an E46, and park it right beside my W123 Mercedes.

Maybe one day when I'm older these cars will be regarded as classics.
 

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