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Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Pulp84 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Guys, I'm struggling to choose a new company car and I thought to myself that the guys on the A1 Forum are a decent bunch. I'm sure they could help me.........so can you help me lol?

Basically my Mercedes A180 has done 50,000 miles and under my companies lease agreement it needs to go back. I am allowed a choice between VW, BMW, Citroen, Ford, Mercedes and MINI. I have restrictions that car has to have 4 seats, be under 140 co2 emissions and not be 4 wheel drive. Unfortunalty for some reason no Audi. :cry: :roll: As I can't have anything that exciting, I'm glad I got the 185 for weekends !

The Mrs is absolutely no help and my colleagues have all gone for a real mix of vehicles so again no real help. My choices / considerations so far.....

318d Sport Automatic - Xenons, comfort pack, heated seats, black headlining and aluminium dash trim.

320d Efficient Dynamics Automatic - Xenons, comfort pack, paddle shift, sport seats, sport steering wheel, heated seats and black headlining.

New VW Golf GT TDI DSG - Xenons, winter pack, park assist, metallic paint, colour DIS and voice control.

New A Class 200CDI AMG Sport Automatic - Xenons, map pilot sat-nav, metallic paint, heated seats and storage pack.

All cars are the same BIK / personal contribution. I would have a 320d Sport, but the personal contribution is too heavy so discounted that. The new Golf has an amazing spec, but its so dull / boring it makes me want to cry. On that note the 320d Efficient Dynamics also looks abit dull with tiny 16" wheels. I like how new 3 Series Sport looks, but worry 318d might be abit slow. A Class isn't really doing it for me, but it does look a good option on paper.

So guys, what you think? I'm really stuck on what to get and I don't want to make a bad decision as got to live with it for 3 years and drive it day in day out.

Thanks in advance 8-)
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Mojito » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:54 pm

A Class sounds good to me! A fresh model and they look nice motors!
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Mojito » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:56 pm

Or the new Golf
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby princesscharlotte » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:57 pm

The new a class sounds brilliant to me! Really beautiful cars with some excellent extras available
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Pulp84 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:49 pm

princesscharlotte wrote:The new a class sounds brilliant to me! Really beautiful cars with some excellent extras available


Sat in one today. Don't be fooled by the tv advert, the Normal (non AMG), ones are very plain. The dash is also abit low quality.

Do you lot not think the new Golf is just a tad too boring?
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Mojito » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Yes Golf is a bit boring... BM is nice but is it being replaced by a 4 series very soon? So you would have a car for 3 years that is an old model?
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Pulp84 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:33 pm

Mojito wrote:Yes Golf is a bit boring... BM is nice but is it being replaced by a 4 series very soon? So you would have a car for 3 years that is an old model?


Think your getting mixed up, the new F30 saloon was released end of 2011. The 4 series will be the new coupe / cab.
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Demic » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:11 pm

VW Scirocco? The both the Bluemotion 140ps and the 170ps TDi (manual) come under the 140 CO2 limit. Just a (old) Golf in a pretty dress but at least it's not as dull as ditch water.
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby cheggy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:33 pm

New A class!

i really want one!
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Re: Help needed - What new company car?

Postby Mojito » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Pulp84 wrote:
Mojito wrote:Yes Golf is a bit boring... BM is nice but is it being replaced by a 4 series very soon? So you would have a car for 3 years that is an old model?


Think your getting mixed up, the new F30 saloon was released end of 2011. The 4 series will be the new coupe / cab.

Thats why i said 'is it' instead of 'it is' :D
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