err fiats diesel engines are one of the best in the business, if not the best, and would have it over a golf any day, especially the new 2.0mjet, 165bhp to start with. better equipment,cheaper, great build quality on the bravo too, golfs are all hype
ironic really the golf is boring and aptly named imo
Ok say they make quick diesels but i did not choose the car for her based solely on the engine. (and what the hell does a 60 yr old women need 165bhp for.?)
And i found the new 2.0 tdi to be very refined and quiet and not too brutal in the power delivery. and it is nearly silent.
You just have to be realistic and the simple truth is it is a bloody good car.
Ok so it is not the most pretty looking vehicle but that is not why we chose it.
The golf will be more reliable the equipment on the se is pretty good (rain sensors, cruise control, auto headlights, refrigerated glove box, mp3 player, 4x electric mirrors etc) so its not too shaby in that department.
It has a better ride and handling than the bravo and it will be worth more than 20p when she comes to sell it so the it may cost more in the first place but you get that back when it comes to selling it. Do you want me to go on.
Dont get me wrong i love italian cars (thats why i own one) but you really have to remove the tinted specticles and be realistic.
The simple fact is that there is no better mid size family car you can buy out there at the moment.
If you dont believe me feel free to search the web for reviews on the car (top gear, auto car, what car, the list go's on) and they all rate the new golf head and shoulders against the rest.
Just out of interest how many times have you driven a MK6 golf.?