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Thinking of turning to the dark side...!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JayB5UK, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. JayB5UK
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    [Jun 20, 2007]
    Hi, was a regular in the A4 B5 section for the 18 months I had my 1.8T sport. Sold it about a month ago as I have a 'bike and wanted to find a cheaper diesel estate for household duties and for longer journeys than I can bear in the g/f's 306 Td. But can I find abything decent I like? NO, Or anything that isn't a pile of overpriced **** ? NO.

    Have been offered a very clean, late and fairly cheap 850 T5 estate manual on a P plate. I am tempted, but this will clash with my biker personality somewhat!
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    i drove a T5 a few years ago & was very impressed, loads of grunt & the 5-cylinder engine sounds great. Only down side is the front tyres don't last...
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    Yeah have heard this! It's very smooth, I didn't really give it much stick but it felt quick enough. It's fairly cheap so I will use it for a bit and hopefully out it for a small profit. I haven't needed a car yet really, but have a week off soon and want something nice to drive, can't face driving the 306 without air-con!
    Volvo use the Audi 5 cyl diesel in the 850 & V70, so I may end up looking for one of them after.
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    The T5 diesel isn't that quick though
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    [Jun 28, 2007]
    Well it's goodbye Audi boys.
    I have bought an 850 T5 estate for now. Superb motorway car, tonnes of room and plenty quick.
    Happy driving boys and gals, i'll be back !
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    Enjoy & start saving for some new tyres....
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    [Jun 28, 2007]
    glad bilkörning :icon_thumright:
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    [Jun 28, 2007]
    If you get fed up with the Volvo, and you want cheap to buy and run with a decent bit of performance (well kind of) and air con, get your self a Vauxhall Astra MK 4 1.7 DTi. Later Eco4 engines are better but I'm perfectly happy with my uber reliable and fun older engined Astra van. Almost all the cars models have air con!


    I know most people think Vauxhalls are **** but they are all wrong so there!!!
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