I wrote about buying cars a while back cause I am absolutely mad to get a car that I can say is mine (so to speak). Since then I’ve been doing a ton of research and wotnot – there are some cars that I’ve considered but are now off the list (BMW 3 series – I really like the current gen. look but it’s way expensive). The Audi A4 only makes an appearance as an outsider as I really like the new look… but again I don’t know if this isn’t out of the price range atm.
Also as a surprise is the Audi TT MK1 – introduced in 1999 it’s getting long in the tooth perhaps and also burnt my bum when the engine blew up on me when I owned one. That being said I would go for a 2003 onwards model which has more reliability … they really are great cars when they work! The A5 is aspirational.. still expensive but what a gorgeous car!
I’ve also marked down some SUVs which would be potential replacements for our current SUV – Rach likes the Ford Edge, which I have to agree is pretty funky, but I also like the Nissan and Infinit – the latter being a pricey number so unless we get a good deal is unlikely to feature.
I’ve also included the Civic Si – the Type R equivalent in the US – based on the fact I owned one previously, I continue to be impressed by the Honda’s quality…. Other outsiders are the Mitsi Eclipse – great car, pretty good performance, but when you pit it against the Civic Si… difficult one.
So here it is… the list so far….
|Type||MPG HW||MPG TN||BHP||Cost/25m||Notes|
|Audi TT (Mk1)||Coupe||29||21||225||5.13|
|Honda Civic Si||Coupe||29||21||197||4.68|
|Mitsubishi Eclipse GT||Coupe||25||16||265||2009 model gets a facelift|
|Mazda 6 (6 cyl)||Sedan||18||25||212||156bhp 28/21 MPG|
|Honda Civic Si||Sedan||29||21||197||4.68|
|Mitsubishi Lancer GTS||Sedan||28||21||168|
|Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart||Sedan||—||—||235||Not avail until 2009|