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golf or focus

alright guys need some logical advice got about 9500 to spend on a tdi??? really love the golfs amd boras (130 being really nice) anyways near me theres a garage its got a 03 plate ford focus TDCI in silver, 3 doors etc for 9695 with only 16000 miles on it.......

..... and he's got 2 golf gt tdi's a 115 (2001 model in silver, single cd) and a 130 (2002 in black with anthracitre trim, multi changer) both are 3 doors and ahve full VAG history. the 115 has 59,000 miles on it and the 130 has 71,000 on it and are both up for ?8995....

i have the feeling that the focus in 4 years time with 80k on it will only be worth about ?3k where as the golf will have near to 140k on it and probably worth the same???

the thing is the focus is only 600 more and is practically a new car and the golfs have already done a fair few miles so i put it to you lot what would you do in this situation.

being im on a mk4 site im expecting a land side vote but still any info will be greatly appreciated?!?!?

which would you go for???????

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hmmmm hnergiz as youve just there are better ones to be had.... ive drove a 130 bora and was very impressed with it...!!! loveley car id imagine the golf will be just the same!!

as for the focus... its the residual value im looking at... most vw golfs gti's on 91 plates in good condition fetch ?1500 - 3000. dont see many escorts Xr3is for that money do ya??? most are bargain basement with good ones fetching around ?800. I just think that the golf being a performance diesel will be a much sort after car that the focus in years to come regardless of mileage??? what ya think???
 

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i clearly feel the VW is much better and i am a VW FAN!!! but when it's your own ?10k and golfs with 16,000 miles on the clock fetch a hefty premium way above this budget you cant help looking at alternatives with lower milegages...even if they be a ford :)
 

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uk paul... need a main car and a beater in some respects. I do over 300 miles a week and want to save money by going diesel.... not worried about mileage on the car but am hoping for less than 80k and under 4 years old. At the same time it will be my only car and i want it to look nice and i plan to own it for a few years and want a good resale value... although i like the focus ive always been a golf fan!!!

i suppose if you look that the focus already has dropped 5k from its list price in a year and a half, where as the golf is creaping on 4 years yet still is demanding high prices where ever you look! what will the focus be worth after 4 years with 71k on the clock........

5k, 4k??????? reasonable prices you think!!! where as the golf with 110k will im sure be worth the same possibly more and definately be in more demand in a resale value with buyers!!!

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well im going to look at the golf 130 and 115 tomorrow and go from there... mileage dont really bother me its whether i like the car and i think the 9k is worth it!!!

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