1. The company will buy the car outright, i don't know my budget just yet.Why "stretch" to a VW when they're probably dumping them on the lease market?
Live the dream of perceived quality.
It depends what is important for you. When you say the Leon is the better car I assume you are referring to space and practicality. Because it sure as hell looks horrifically boring inside and out. I could never live with it because of that and it's a VAG product which is enough to make me run far away. Be careful, going for 250bhp to 120bhp is a massive drop and if you don't really, really want a Giulietta don't get it. Not sure how one will get used to such a drop in power in a car you didn't really want in the first place.1. The company will buy the car outright, i don't know my budget just yet.
2. Tax rating
3. Real world fuel consumption figures of 46 mpg in Leons, Golfs and A3s
4. The chance to get away from stinky diesel if i can.
5. The Leon is the better car compared to the Giulietta, plus i would go for the ST for extra room
6. The 1.4 multiair unit just isn't an option tax wise and for fuel consumption.
However, i do like the interior and exterior of the G so with the deals available on the G at the moment the extra spec options and desirability could come into play.
I am interested in how it drives, dropping down from a 250bhp 159 is going to be hard though!
The Leon consistently gets good reviews, this is what I am basing judgement on. I agree the inside is really dull, but that is not the be all and end all. The outside is better and I actually quite like the ST version which is what I would aim for.It depends what is important for you. When you say the Leon is the better car I assume you are referring to space and practicality. Because it sure as hell looks horrifically boring inside and out. I could never live with it because of that and it's a VAG product which is enough to make me run far away. Be careful, going for 250bhp to 120bhp is a massive drop and if you don't really, really want a Giulietta don't get it. Not sure how one will get used to such a drop in power in a car you didn't really want in the first place.
I have the previous 1.6 which is fine for most situations but the extra 30+ bhp and 80+ Nm from my spider tuning box certainly helps bridges the gap of any shortfalls I felt previously so thats a cheap option if you do have any concerns. Also the economy is brilliant on the older 1.6 so will only be improved further on the updated model.How about a Ford Focus 1.0 ecoboost?
They ride and handle better than a Golf, go well and you don't have to put up with the diesel noise.
There is nothing wrong with the Alfa 1.6 Diesel engine by the way, they go well and are pretty good on fuel.
Also they pass the emissions regulations without any electronic tricks, so you won't have to take the car back for a fix which ruins the fuel consumption and performance.
The story of 35mpg on an MA is quite an achievement!To be honest it won't really be about mileage too much, but 10-12k a year but might be more as I am more likely to do business miles if it is not my own car.
Actually out of all the VAG based options on the 1.4 Tfsi COD engine I reckon the Golf is least likely, oddly the A3 seems to be better value than the Golf. The 1.4 MA is not going to be an option, I am not accepting 35mpg end of story.
It is not about tolerating a G really, I know that wouldn't be an issue. However, the engine is an issue and I really would like to go back to petrol if I can, I believe that the world is waking up to the pollution that diesel engines bring and will shortly be phased out in preference of petrol/hybrid tech. So yes the only likelihood of a G featuring is if my hand is forced by the budget being slightly less.
I am still interested what people think of the engine first hand though. I assume from the lack of replies that not many people have got one yet?
I like to think I inhabit the " real world " despite what my wife would suggest!Sorry, I meant that the real world 1.4ma mpg of 35 is not good enough so is discounted. My 10-12k now might become more when we move house next year so 45mpg is minimum I will consider.
1.0 Ecoboost is quite a good shout though I really don't like the Focus interior. The chassis is excellent but so is the VAG MBQ chassis.
I'll need to see the Ford Focus in person and also take the G out for a test drive. Much prefer the idea of Alfa over Ford though.
Nothing wrong with consumption, however it is in the 20% current tax band and not the 17% that the 1.6 Jtdm and 1.4 COD VAG engine live in. This equates to more than £1k difference over 4 years.You would get 45mpg fairly easily out of a 2.0 Giulietta.
Nothing wrong with the 1.6, but you would enjoy the extra power of the 2.0 if that consumption was adequate...
Come on keep up, Cylinder on demand, Volkswagen Audi Group.COD VAG ?
What on earth?
If you can get a petrol you'll find it benefits the handling as there's less weight over the front wheels , which can detected.