Right, looks like my Golf has to go! It's had a few things gone wrong with it since I've had it, the common leaking heater matrix which I replaced last year, rusted fuel accumulator, which cost me £165 in parts alone last week, and now it's developed a light oil leak from the sump. With my Passat currently at 152k miles, and my other half refusing to drive my Golf as it's 19 years old, I need to purchase a runabout for her to take jojo jnr to school come September, so plenty of time for me to have a think and make a choice. My S3 is too tuned for me to let my missus waste it for a school drop off before anyone asks.... it's my weekend toy ok! I'm very choosy when it comes to motors, in that I will never purchase anything french, so Clio's and Saxo's are a nono, but I like the idea of owning an Audi A2, possibly a TDI model with £35 a year road tax, which is tempting, but good ones are hard to find with my £5ish budget. My Dad has offered to give me his 04 plate Volvo S40 1.6S with 17k miles on the clock which I've currently borrowed, but it's the slowest machine known to man, with lifeless steering, and an even worse gearchange, doesn't even feel it's engaged gear!! Basically, my heart says keep the Golf, she can use the Passat, my mind says have the Volvo, it's free, and it's new'ish and the Missus says, buy a nice A2, she likes'em.... I've thought about taking the Volvo, then chopping it in for a more expensive motor altogether, but it won't go down well with my Dad lol. Suggestions please.