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 Post subject: Focus or Golf
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:48 pm 
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I wonder if you guys can help, Im in a dilema for a company car, I've narrowed it down from a list of over 1000 to 2 cars

VW Golf 2.0TDI GT 140 3dr

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Focus 1.8TDCI Titanium 3dr

They're both similar on CO2 and MPG and I like the Focus styling and handling (through previous experiences) but looking at the brochures the Golf does look a very good car.

I'm going to take a test drive in both but wonder if anybody has a view or oppinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Focus or Golf
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:43 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:16 am 
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Golf. Looks the part and is probably faster.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:41 pm 
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Golf, quicker and nicer inside.

The Golf is a very nice place to be. Engine is very refined and with 20% more go.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:49 pm 
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deffinatly golf :) a mate took me out in one as its his courtesy car for a while... well nice

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:08 am 
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i could stick my biased hat on :hsugh: :halo: :lolz:

but na golf, well made car :D

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 Post subject: Re: Focus or Golf
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:40 pm 
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I was thinking Golf, I had a look at both at the weekend and the interior of the Golf is far superior over the Focus especially the Alcantara covered seats and steering wheel! :)

Also the 236 Ft lb torque swayed things a bit, once ordered and delivered I'll post some pictures, but according to dealers there's a 3-6 month waiting list!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:43 pm 
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yeah it is a VW trait, nice well made interiors :)

The focus is the best ford interior, the ST i have feels very solid and well made :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Focus or Golf
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:00 pm 
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I wouldn't disregard the astra's either.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:36 pm 
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I ordered the Golf in the end, delivery mid October :thumbsup:

Cant wait!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:18 pm 
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new golf actually uses the old focus chassis apparently both good cars but the vw engine is better

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 Post subject: Re: Focus or Golf
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:33 pm 
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I find from personal experience that the golf is better made and VAG diesels are solid good engines, if money is no issue golf FTW! plus less depreciation, so more of your money back afterwards :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:36 pm 
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if money is no issue golf FTW! plus less depreciation, so more of your money back afterwards :thumbsup:


Company car. lol ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:58 pm 
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happypaul wrote:
Mole259 wrote:
if money is no issue golf FTW! plus less depreciation, so more of your money back afterwards :thumbsup:


Company car. lol ;)


Bit late :lol: But yes ive read the top now, didnt think you got much choice of car when it came to company ones, but still Golf is better all rounder obv :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Mole259 wrote:
happypaul wrote:
Mole259 wrote:
if money is no issue golf FTW! plus less depreciation, so more of your money back afterwards :thumbsup:


Company car. lol ;)


Bit late :lol: But yes ive read the top now, didnt think you got much choice of car when it came to company ones, but still Golf is better all rounder obv :thumbsup:


Yep a company car, I could have had anything from a Ford Ka right up to an Audi A6 S-line or Merc S class, but the tax and trade up value would have been ridiculous, and I do give it back after 3 years for something else.

Anyway it arrived today, will get some pictures up soon, its only done 11 miles and I haven't had a chance to really drive it yet, but the short distance I have driven it is superb, there is so much torque, I hardly need to change out of 4th when in the city.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Lol your lucky, management at my place only get 1 choice - Audi A4 2.0 TDi... in black
BOOOOOOOOORING!

That's why all the managers apart from the c*cks, have said nah i'd rather keep the extra 4k a year and use my own car.

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