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to buy or not to buy

Hi All

I am in a difficult situation - i currently have bmw 318 coupe and i am looking to buy a hot hatch for the 3k mark!

I have looked at the audi a3 and vw golf .. but they dont really do anything for me.

I have looked into the 147 2.0 ts selespeed .. and this car was a dream to drive and to look at.. but im worried about the maintenance.

What are they like to own?
Should I go for a manual instead of the selespeed?
Are there faults to look out for?

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welcome to AO...

147 or 156 are both great to own...

make sure either has:-

full service history
cambelt and tensioner change at 36k or 3 years, whichever is sooner ( circa 250 at an indie or 500 main dealer)
both sets of keys (cost circa 120 to get cut and programmed)

maintenance and reliability are no more or less then most other makes...but what you will get is something a little bit different from the norm that will always will put a smile on your face when you give it a good spanking..

happy hunting

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