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Chris M Wanted a V-10

..... and the winner is .....

Younger daughter finally got her test drive in a petrol C-Max at the week-end and surprisingly, she liked it!  1.0 ecoboost 125 engine which was apparently better and faster than my 1.6 diesel.  The car she drove was a 2016 facelifted model against my early 2015 pre-facelift car.

Irrespective of that, she's now certain she wants a TT coupe !
So the search will begin once she has determined budget (likely to be around 10k which may not get much in terms of a manual petrol model as new as possible, and with as few miles as possible too) and, perhaps more tellingly, once she has found out how much insurance will be (and once she has got a replacement V5C as she cannot find the present one).
Bob Sacamano

Gutted for you Chris, I know how much you wanted another C-Max to wash.
cbeaks1

This daughter has no children I assume?

My neighbour has just bought a black previous  shape 1.8 Sport and it is a nice thing. I reckon a decent hot hatch will be a nicer steer and more future proof.
PhilD

TTs do look good in white.
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
TTs do look good in white.


With matching stillettos.
Humphrey The Pug

Why would one be tossing up between a C-Max and a TT?
Nice Guy Eddie

Didn't she drive a new model TT but only has a budget of 10k? Hard to compare against an 8 year old car with 60k miles on the clock
PhilD

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Why would one be tossing up between a C-Max and a TT?


Ask Bob, he's our resident dogging expert.
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Why would one be tossing up between a C-Max and a TT?


Ask Bob, he's our resident dogging expert.


I've hung up my collar and lead.
Humphrey The Pug

I love customers like this!!
Bob Sacamano

10k should be able to get her into a tidy 6 year old car in the region of 50 - 60k miles.
gooner

Bob Sacamano wrote:
10k should be able to get her into a tidy 6 year old car in the region of 50 - 60k miles.


But there's the rub, will she change her mind again when she realises the difference in age/mileage between a TT and C Max of at that price? I never trust a woman who claims to have made up her mind!
PhilD

gooner wrote:
I never trust a woman who claims to have made up her mind!


I never trust anyone who is choosing between a C-Max and a TT!
Martin

I'm amazed she went as far as driving a C Max, I thought she was just showing an interest to keep her Dad happy.
PhilD

It may be genetic -  I've heard a rumour that she stopped half way through the test drive to wash it.
simonp

Do TTs have a spare wheel?
gooner

PhilD wrote:
It may be genetic - I've heard a rumour that she stopped half way through the test drive to wash it.


That was before she got a puncture on the way back to the dealer!

Sorry Chris  
Andy C

I presume you will be needing another one of these?

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Du...OkuI5Lb&utm_content=scOkuI5Lb|pcid|102693171532|pkw||pmt||&gclid=CNOP7NyEsdICFcu97QodMlIIFw

I personally prefer the bright orange ones B&Q sell (I have 2!), however because you leave yours outside, so it's there ready and waiting for you to start washing when you get home ,  I'd go with the black one above personally, as it's less likely to attract unwanted attention and go walkabouts
Chris M Wanted a V-10

I've got a Simoniz car care kit bucket with lid to keep the dust and leaves out.... hence I can leave it outside whereas a selection of buckets is stacked in the garage next to my wellies !

Daughter wants something different to her current Fiesta (this is the one without children) hence a TT for a couple of years whilst it's just her and her partner ...... the C-Max can wait until she has her own kids.   She was down for the week-end; I had her Fiesta serviced and MoT'd on Saturday (it needed a new tyre again as she'd cut one of the sidewalls of the fronts) and this was all done whilst we were at the very sad ceremony grave-side to bury dad's ashes; I got to lower the casket into the family grave.  When we picked the Fiesta up, we drove a short distance to our local Audi dealership and had a look at their used stock which was low, presumably in anticipation of all the trade-ins later this week.

The Fiesta is 12 years old and the manager at the garage tried to persuade her that older cars are better as there's less electronics to go wrong.  It's only done about 52k miles so another consideration is that its replacement should have no more than 30k on the clock.  I on't think, for example, that  12k will buy you as recent a TT as it will a C-Max !
Giant

Was the suggestion of taking her to a car supermarket to explore all other possibilities not a good one? There's a hundred and one car possibilities at her budget between seven year old TT and year old Cmax.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

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No, she thought that this would confuse her even more !
She's selecting possible next cars based on other cars that she sees on the road and in car parks.

I gave her a couple of motoring magazines to thumb through whilst she was home over the week-end; shame that TT's are so pricey but she's only looking at having one for 2 or 3 years whilst she's young and comparatively care-free, and can (hopefully) afford such extravagance !
cbeaks1

Scirocco?
Chris M Wanted a V-10

She's no fan of VW products (yes, I know about the Audi TT being a VAG product......)
gonnabuildabuggy

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
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The Fiesta is 12 years old and the manager at the garage tried to persuade her that older cars are better as there's less electronics to go wrong. It's only done about 52k miles so another consideration is that its replacement should have no more than 30k on the clock. I on't think, for example, that 12k will buy you as recent a TT as it will a C-Max !


I'd concur with the garage manager.

Can she afford to actually run a TT (suggest she quadruples her Fiesta costs over the last year) and insure it?

I'd start by also looking at the cost of proper tyres for a TT.
JohnC

If she is looking for reliable and relatively hassle free and inexpensive motoring, I wouldn't be buying a 12K Audi TT - that is just getting in to the territory where things are going to go wrong and all parts are expensive.

What about a Mini?
Grampa

JohnC wrote:
If she is looking for reliable and relatively hassle free and inexpensive motoring, I wouldn't be buying a 12K Audi TT - that is just getting in to the territory where things are going to go wrong and all parts are expensive.

What about a Mini?


Or a Scirocco?
Nice Guy Eddie

If I was after that sort of car I'd be looking at a GT86. You'd need to stretch the budget to 12k probably but you'd get something a lot newer with lower miles. I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.
Bob Sacamano

The GT86 is a very good shout, actually.
Bryan M

I think there looks to be a decent choice out there - does she fancy a drop top?

http://www.availablecar.com/used-...oadster-1.8-tfsi-sport-2dr/173578
PhilD

Bob Sacamano wrote:
The GT86 is a very good shout, actually.


RWD though.
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
The GT86 is a very good shout, actually.


RWD though.


It doesn't make you a bad person.
PhilD

Bob Sacamano wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
The GT86 is a very good shout, actually.


RWD though.


It doesn't make you a bad person.


Chris will have to buy her a subscription to EVO though.
PG

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.


You'd be surprised - as I was actually. Putting 9-11k for petrol TT coupes in Autotrader comes up with some clean looking cars with miles up to 40k. This one even has satnav.  

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702242646921
Roadsterstu

I'm still confused by the C Max being an option.
JohnC

Roadsterstu wrote:
I'm still confused by the C Max being an option.


I think she was just humouring her Dad by test driving that!
Racing Teatray

PG wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.


You'd be surprised - as I was actually. Putting 9-11k for petrol TT coupes in Autotrader comes up with some clean looking cars with miles up to 40k. This one even has satnav.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702242646921


That looks tidy.
Roadsterstu

Racing Teatray wrote:
PG wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.


You'd be surprised - as I was actually. Putting 9-11k for petrol TT coupes in Autotrader comes up with some clean looking cars with miles up to 40k. This one even has satnav.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702242646921


That looks tidy.


It does.
PhilD

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
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No, she thought that this would confuse her even more !
She's selecting possible next cars based on other cars that she sees on the road and in car parks.


Looking at cars on the road or in car parks is ok, but getting to look a the same cars up close and inside is confusing?
gonnabuildabuggy

PG wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.


You'd be surprised - as I was actually. Putting 9-11k for petrol TT coupes in Autotrader comes up with some clean looking cars with miles up to 40k. This one even has satnav.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702242646921


TT might benefit from being a weekend car.

Not convinced on that one from just one pic though.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Roadsterstu wrote:
I'm still confused by the C Max being an option.

So am I !!!
Tim

Racing Teatray wrote:
PG wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
I fear 10k in the TT market isn't going to through up too much given your looking for low miles.


You'd be surprised - as I was actually. Putting 9-11k for petrol TT coupes in Autotrader comes up with some clean looking cars with miles up to 40k. This one even has satnav.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702242646921


That looks a lot of money for a 10 year old base model, fwd version of a slightly upmarket Golf.


FYP

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