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Just been checking prices - ?11k for a 9k mile '53 reg 180bhp Sport 6sp! New price is over ?18k!

Diesel prices are better but still pretty bad.

Are they just undesirable to the masses or do they secretly all blow up at a certain age?
 

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Think you will just find it is a combination of the petrol being unpopular compared to diesel and a new Bora is vaguely imminent. All the prices will take a knowck.
 

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I think its just current economics, what with the new car coming out.

I dont think they suddenly blow up, unless it gets ragged and never serviced.
 

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Just checking against equivalent Passats and Golfs which seem to fetch a hefty premium over the Bora.

I like Boras so was bemused.
 

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I think its actually nowhere near as bad as people make out; it just doesn't hold up like a Golf does. Passats do far worse (fleet special, I always found loads of these cheaper than equivelant Boras and offer more car for your money in many ways) and most other makes worse again. I just worked out I have actually lost less over the time Ive owned mine than some Golf owners. Having said that, definetly don't buy a new one!
 

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I've checked Parkers and Autotrader.

I'm at that really annoying (for others) stage where I'm looking for a car to run for a year or so that's low profile but reasonable value so I don't mind putting mega miles on it.

So I keep putting up posts asking what people think of various cars then change my mind!

Wife has got so into it that she spent ?7.50 on the What Car directory and has spent most nights flicking through it.

List so far covered: Octavia vRS (too ugly but good), Fabia vRR (a bit small), Mazda 6 (a bit rep but a contender), Focus ST170 (dealer offered us about 10p for the R but I liked it), Passat 1.8T Sport (a bit soft?), Passat TDi130, Bora 1.8T 180Sport, Bora TDi 150 Sport, Audi A4 1.8T Sport (daft prices), Golf 150PD (didn't like the handling)...and still we continue looking!
 

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Out of the list i'd deffo go with the Bora 180. Yes its took a whalloping in depreciation, but if your only keeping it a year, it aint gonna loose much more... no less than any of the rest in that list anyway!
 

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Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 04/03/2005 14:02:06

I've checked Parkers and Autotrader.

I'm at that really annoying (for others) stage where I'm looking for a car to run for a year or so that's low profile but reasonable value so I don't mind putting mega miles on it.

So I keep putting up posts asking what people think of various cars then change my mind!

I have just passed that stage - i had an VX Astra Coupe Turbo - was pushing just over 223BHP and had some other choice mods - but decided that depreciation was too hard on the VX's and that I'd cool off and get something nice in '06 - I also wanted to free up cash to help with my new business this year. - After plenty of umming and arhhing - I changed to a Seat Ibiza Cupra - Bad decision for me - nothing wrong with the car - but just not for me. - I now have a Bora TDI which I got at a good price and is fully loaded - c/c, sat nav, full electric, e/s/r, h/s, winter pack - the lot every option except leather seats. - it is very very different from my previous cars - but that is the sacrifice i've decided to make. - i love cars and love driving but said to myself - this year is all about making good foundations - once they are laid then we can talk about everything else. - not saying that i'm happy about changing but a man's got to do what a man's got to do.

My advice would be to think wider than performance cars and you can pick yourself up something that you can easily live with. it's only a year and we're three months through it already - thats what i told myself.

Get the bora - stick some good suspension on - and that'll sort you.

www.volkswizard.co.uk - there is a V6 4motion on there that might be up your street? - not sure how much you want to spend.
 

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I agree with T-Bone, thats why i bought my Bora, v plate 1 owner full vwsh paid ?5100.00 from a stealer, added Recaros ?400.00 2nd hand Brocks ?250 kw suspension ?300.00, now i have a really nice car for little money, that doesnt cost the earth to run.
 

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T-Bone - You are talking exactly my language! I doing a very similar thing.

The initial hit is useful for someone in this situation.

Hmmmm....

Anyone want a black R32 BTW?!
 

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i paid full whack! and now cant afford to sell, but hey its basically top of the range with most options, and i love it still.

Gonna use it over next couple of yrs to put on high miles then sell.
 

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I'm growing to like mine - i've had it a week and the more i drive it - you get used to it.

I find the 115PD sufficient for my needs at the moment - but it will be getting remapped - as the 150BHP with a fat chunk of torque post-remap will be very very useful.

The essential options i think you need are Air con and Cruise control. - if you have those - you'll be all fine. Those were my minimum requirements - I got them plus a whole lot more. for ?5150 - well chuffed
 

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Quite often the existing motor turns out to be better than the one they introduce to replace it - look at what happened when they introduced the MKIII Golf. If you've got a late model Bora most of the problems will have been sorted unlike the early stages of a new model. It's a great car so just enjoy it!
 

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Know exactly what you mean. My company car has just gone back to lease co. Asked them how much to buy off them

March 2002 Bora 2.0SE 70K miles therabouts new ?15500 now only ?5000!!!!!! Thats ?308/month loss [:O]

At least someone else takes the depreciation if you get 2nd hand. Par for the course with high mile cars suppose.

My golf only lost 3K over an 18month period and 32K miles as reference thats ?166/month and it had more kit and more power.

Is it that the Bora while a very nice car is not known as well as golfs/passats so falls in a strange bracket on the car market, hence the residual issue?
 
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