Quote: posted by djhorace on 29/03/2005 14:31:07
In response to the subject header, and not in order;
1) It is a Vauxhall
2) It will depreciate at a scary amount
3) The performance figures are not streets ahead of the Golf
4) It will most likely have several major faults and recalls
5) Customer care and after service at Vauxhall is utter crap
You would be silly to spend your own cash on the Vauxhall IMO.
1, Can't disagree with that!
2, Probably more so than the new GTI will do and more so than the R32 has done. On the other hand it may not?
3, No, but with a chip and a little tweaking I'm sure people will be getting near the 300bhp mark not long after it has been launched?
4, Probably, but then you could say that about any new model car? Look at the new GTI and the major recall it had when it first came out?
5, Not had the pleasure of dealing with Vauxhall's after care and service dept, but I'm guessing they can't be much worse than VW from time to time.
If you like the look of the VXR, then as Carlos says drive one and then drive the new GTI and see which you prefer?