December 15, 2006

New car!

After owning my Audi A4 for 3.5 years, it was time for a change. With the arrival of Dog #2 it was a bit of a squeeze in the back of Steph’s Polo for the two of them, so I needed a car with a bigger boot.

After just 4 days on Autotrader, my Audi was gone…a sad day indeed. But just a few days later and I’ve got my replacement. I would have liked an Audi A3 Sportback or even the Volvo V50, but I just can’t justify it really so I went for a top of the line (except the ST as I really don’t want a 20mpg, group 20 insurance car) year and a half old Focus…which works out a hell of a lot cheaper than the A3 of V50 (unsurprisingly).


So far I’m really happy with it, it drives surprisingly well, the 2.0 turbo diesel really flies and it handles brilliantly. I must admit that I do miss the refinement of the Audi, but I don’t think I’ll miss it in the long run. Now I just have to see if I can get the dogs in the back!

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  1. Have you had all the phone calls from people asking if they can advertise your car for you, ‘cos they’ve got loads of people interested in it?

    15 Dec 2006, 11:50

  2. Steven Carpenter

    Very nice! Are those 16” or 17” wheels?

    15 Dec 2006, 15:37

  3. Nice car – my experience so far with the new Focus has been very positive. Although the ST is only group 17 insurance and even I manage a 25MPG average ;-)

    15 Dec 2006, 19:08

  4. Richard: Thankfully I didn’t get a single salesman calling, perhaps I’m on their blacklist now after reporting them all to trading standards last time! :)

    Steve: Just 16’s, but I think they look pretty good

    Chris: I’m really pleased with it so far, it drives better than I expected, I can only imagine how much fun your ST is!

    18 Dec 2006, 09:15

  5. Jake

    Sweet ride. the new shape’s so much better than the old shape.

    02 Jun 2007, 20:48

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