Im now starting to look into getting a new car as i think its time for a change. I dont really do a huge amount of mileage so im thinking about going back to a petrol.
Was thinking of either a Golf Mk4 R32, Mk5 R32 or Ed30.
Im favouring the Mk5 R32 and if i got an early 2005/2006 model the tax is £260 for the year.
Just wondering what peoples opinions were?
Mk4 R32 is the most raw, bumpy, dare I say it rewarding and most exciting to drive when the conditions allow
mk5 R32 is much more grown up. Better everyday car than the mk4, because it's much softer all round, but also it's more dynamically capable too. You could carry much more speed around the twisties, but some of the interaction/fun has been diluted away at the same time.
ED30. A very fast 2wd GTI.
DSG - very marmite. personally I hate it. I love being able to manage the car's balance/gears/weight transfer myself. DSG for me is like playing PS3. you loose so much of the interaction of driving. On a Nissan GTR I drove, DSG is a must. On a 250bhp hatchback - waste of time
Which one should you get? You'll need to drive them all for yourself to make up your own mind. They are all great cars, but they have their own pros and cons, and therefore only you'll know which one suits your needs most.