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#1 gti power

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

ideally want a tdi but looking at a 2.0 petrol on a 98 rplate what mpg should i expect?
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

a 98 petrol = expect high tax and fuel bills! walk away chief if you need 7seats get a diesel zafira or sharon.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:58 PM

a 98 petrol = expect high tax and fuel bills! walk away chief if you need 7seats get a diesel zafira or sharon.

to be honest it would only be a galaxy,seat or a sharan.i want a tdi 1. because i have read they will do 40mpg 2. they use the vw 90/110 tdi engines and i have had x2 110bhp now in a passat and audi a3 so i know where i stand with them.
anythig else to look out for?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

personally i wouldn't touch a galaxy of that age (unless it's cheap with minimal millage), folk will be ditching them before the new tax comes in having run them to death. like all ford's the galaxy is the pic of the bunch in it's class but similarly it wont come without it's issues. pertols of that age are only good for one thing....... the scrapage scheme. lol

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

personally i wouldn't touch a galaxy of that age (unless it's cheap with minimal millage), folk will be ditching them before the new tax comes in having run them to death. like all ford's the galaxy is the pic of the bunch in it's class but similarly it wont come without it's issues. pertols of that age are only good for one thing....... the scrapage scheme. lol

forgot to mention i wont be spending more than 800.nothing else come's that close to my budget with such a good reliable engine(vw).

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:21 AM

Sorry m8 but the diesel Galaxy is a far better buy than the petrol which is slow and thirsty compared to the diesel. But if you are buying then check the gear box / clutch as 1st and reverse can sometimes be a problem to engage. Also turn the steering onto full lock and see if the power steering makes a knocking noise probably not a lot you can do about it but you could use it as a bargaining point.
I would also suggest with a vehicle that age you try EVERYTHING - electric windows, washers, etc. Check the lights including the dash board and even for damp smells because if you need to fix anything it may cost more the vehicle is worth.
Having said that the Galaxy is a big bus but very easy and comfortable to drive.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

personally i wouldn't touch a galaxy of that age (unless it's cheap with minimal millage), folk will be ditching them before the new tax comes in having run them to death. like all ford's the galaxy is the pic of the bunch in it's class but similarly it wont come without it's issues. pertols of that age are only good for one thing....... the scrapage scheme. lol


What tax is that mate..thought it was only going up by a £10...?

What about cars registered before 1 March 2001?

Rates for cars and vans registered before 1 March 2001 are based on engine size. The rates for these cars from April 2010 are shown in the table below:

Engine size (cc)
2010-11

Not over 1549
£125

Over 1549
£205

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