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Evening guys, I plan to sell the lupo in a few months. I hope to put together around £3000 for a new car. I want to stay VW or vag as I enjoy the community. I don't mind whether its water or air cooled really. What's your opinion?

Joe

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Ooooh...ok so is this 3000 for a full runner ready to go or 3000 for a base with further development?

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3000 for a car I can buy, drive daily, and maybe small mods.

Insurance can't be sky hi as I'm 20

Joe

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Easy, a Fox.

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Any preference on fuel, doors, age, engine size etc ?

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Pretty limited if insurance and running costs are a major factor. Any of the small base cars maybe a mk2 golf,

I've always fancied a caddy myself or a type 14 but that's pushing the boat out.

Be different mk2 scirroco

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Old skool jetta any day of the week, could get a real good'n for 3k.

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8V mk2 GTI.

Could pick up a REAL Good'un for 2.5k

(thats a G60, but you know)

volkswagen_golf_gti_g60_1.jpg

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A4 b6 Quattro :)

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Easy, a Fox.

I thought most members on ClubLupo felt the Fox was a bit of a downgrade compared to the Lupo? Felt a bit cheap inside and didn't drive as nice.

I'd be tempted to say another Lupo, perhaps a GTi or something. However if you are desperate for a new/different car, I don't think you can go far wrong with a MK2 Golf, as posted above. I absolutely love them. My old football coach used to drive a white one in mint condition, a beauty, and I was green with envy. I absolutely loved it, I desperately wanted to buy it off him however he listed it in the paper and within hours it sold and I never even got a chance to buy it.

:'( Gutted!

Edited by Skezza

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vw-mk-2-golf-gti-/111017135824?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19d9230ed0

Same reg year as this but in far far better condition. This one needs some TLC. If I had the time, money, knowledge, I'd buy that today, do it up, and keep it in the garage as my little summer car.

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Possibly agree with the Mk2 Golf, I had 2 and they were both superb cars. However, with even the newest of them being 20+ years old now I would maybe say not a good choice as their values are fairly strong and you want to buy something that isn't going to give you problems. If it was me, I would look for a good Mk4 GTI, the 1.8T version (assuming insurance isn't too bad) and a quick scan on autotrader would suggest that with your budget there should be plenty of choice with a good spec and sensible mileage.

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To be honest joe (unbiased) look into a 1.3 mk1 golf... i had an insurance quote for around £200 and im 23...

you would get a very good example for that much money!

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I am biased and for me a golf aint worth owning past a mk2 unless you get a r32 can't see that

Golfs became sluggish and heavy from the mk3 onwards

Would deffo have a mk1 gti 1st then a mk2

If you can't be swayed and are looking at mk3 and above have you thought about a....skoda? Practically a golf and more for your money vrs is a possibility

Thanks haha

Edited by loepan

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Wow thanks for the responses. Piers I do like the mk1 golfs!

I'm considering going away from VAG cars and going toward something fun... Mazda Mx5 :)

Joe

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For tuning/performance £3k could buy a Audi S4 B5 2.7 V6 BiTurbo

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For tuning/performance £3k could buy a Audi S4 B5 2.7 V6 BiTurbo

I can Imogen it would however my insure wouldn't be worth it, and don't have the money to run a car such as that.

Thanks though!

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MX5s are crippling on fuel and insurance, thats why half of them are for sale!

MX5s are acceptable, but it must be a MK1 .. Import

:)

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MX5s are crippling on fuel and insurance, thats why half of them are for sale!

MX5s are acceptable, but it must be a MK1 .. Import

:)

An I want to be different and go for a mk2

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get a cheap punto daily and a mk1... it makes so much sense! haha :)

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get a cheap punto daily and a mk1... it makes so much sense! haha :)

I must admit, the price of Punto's is scary right now. Far cheaper than a Lupo, and most offer more features than the Lupo too.

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