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2008/05/16 11:31:38 (permalink)

What company car?

Can get a company car not sure which one though so thought you guys could help with pros and cons of each if you have driven them or own them or know about cars lol.
Ones im thinking about:
Focus 1.6
Golf 1.6 or the diesel gt
Astra sxi
Audi a3 - dont want to look like a poser and may have to dip into my own pocket, so not sure
Volvo c30

Feel free to suggest any others, small to medium sized.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:36:07 (permalink)
    Whats the budget theyve given you?

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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:41:21 (permalink)
    No set budget just a range of cars but i can make reasonable suggestions. Same sort of price as that lot listed. Has to be relatively low emissions so no 4X4s lol.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:42:49 (permalink)
    Of all the ones listed, I'd personally go for the 1.6 Golf
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:44:28 (permalink)
    I meant like, whats the budget before you start having to be out of pocket.

    If no budget, can name any reasonble car, m series, s line, etc.

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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:47:54 (permalink)
    Not sure i just asked the big boss if i could get an a3 (as it wasnt on the list) and he said yes but you would have to subsidise it. Im not sure why as its a similar price to the others. Around 16k is what i can spend.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:57:33 (permalink)

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    Not sure i just asked the big boss if i could get an a3 (as it wasnt on the list) and he said yes but you would have to subsidise it. Im not sure why as its a similar price to the others. Around 16k is what i can spend.

    16k!, i would personally get a scooby!


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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 11:59:29 (permalink)
    Cant get a new one for 16k, and it needs to be reasonably environmentally friendly
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:01:17 (permalink)

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    Cant get a new one for 16k, and it needs to be reasonably environmentally friendly

    o ok didnt know it had to be new emm prolly a audi a3, if not then a golf


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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:10:41 (permalink)

    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:14:31 (permalink)
    I dont understand why the gt is listed by the company, its 2 liter and more expensive than the others. I never will work out what goes on inside the minds of companies.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:16:19 (permalink)
    Yeh soni definitley try and talk to the manafacturers. The problem is i have a list of cars they "recommend" And it seems like i dont get the full value of some of the cars if i dont go for something on "the list"
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:21:46 (permalink)
    The A3 Diesels seem to be far lower on emissions than most. That's what I'm going to look at. I've had an Astra Sri 150 Diseasel to drive, fun but build quality and interior finish are awful, does look nice sat on 18's

    My Golf arrives this afternoon, a pool car until I pass my exams and can order my own car. Not as much grunt as the Astra, I'm expecting more refinement, but less capable. Will see how it goes.

    My other two choices are also from the VAG group. A Seat Leon, which is a pretty car and the A3 in 5 door guise. The A3 will be the most tax efficient choice, IMO. Plus will have more room for baby stuff too.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:31:48 (permalink)

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    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.


    doesn't touch the build quality of the Audi A3.



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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:37:33 (permalink)

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    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.


    doesn't touch the build quality of the Audi A3.


    Have you been in both?

    I dont think theres a lot of difference tbh, certainly not enough to say it doesnt touch it.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:41:24 (permalink)

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    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.


    doesn't touch the build quality of the Audi A3.


    Have you been in both?

    I dont think theres a lot of difference tbh, certainly not enough to say it doesnt touch it.



    been in both. VW is a poor mans Audi.



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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:43:37 (permalink)
    I went for a Civic Type R.

    However I have had loads of VAG Co Cars in the past.

    I am up for a new one next April.... Thinking about a 5 series/ 3 series BMW, Golf GTI, A4/A3 Sline Audi [although too bland IMO], or hopefully the new Sirocco is out by then!


    out of your budget I would get a Seat Lean Cupra TDI/or R. It uses the VW underpinnings and parts without the price tag.


    BTW the economist [or tight ass] would get an Accord 2.2 CDTI because it is over the Inland Revenue's 2L band for pence per mile claims.... so you would be able to claim 13PPM, same as what I am alllowed to claim on my Type R, and does about double the MPG what I get!
    post edited by chrismac - 2008/05/16 12:48:08



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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 12:50:31 (permalink)

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    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.


    doesn't touch the build quality of the Audi A3.


    Have you been in both?

    I dont think theres a lot of difference tbh, certainly not enough to say it doesnt touch it.



    been in both. VW is a poor mans Audi.


    Badge snob then.

    Its a company car, he can have the golf and pay nothing, or pay a premium for the badge of the Audi.
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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 13:00:23 (permalink)
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    Out of your list i`d have the Golf GT TDI, i wouldnt pay any towards a company car, its going to have more power than the others, going to be quicker, better on fuel, lower tax band and its build quility is going to be far better.

    I wouldnt consider any of the petrols you have listed.


    doesn't touch the build quality of the Audi A3.


    Have you been in both?

    I dont think theres a lot of difference tbh, certainly not enough to say it doesnt touch it.



    been in both. VW is a poor mans Audi.


    Badge snob then.

    Its a company car, he can have the golf and pay nothing, or pay a premium for the badge of the Audi.



    no mate, not a badge snob. We have a fleet of cars, everything from Golf's, A3's, A4's A6's. I've driven them all. Audi's are sjust so much better all in aspects. Gear changes much smoother, handling much better, etc. They're all round much better cars. And much prettier too.

    I personally dislike Golfs but that is only taste. Build quality is fact.

    I placed an order for a new A6 3.0 tdi last week. Will be getting it in June. Can't wait after having 2 A6 2.5 tdi's over the past 10 years. The 3.0 is a monster of an engine.

    But enough of this, it's not helping him choose a car, apart from saying
    if he can get the Audi 2.0tdi then take it over the Golf 2.0 GT tdi with 140HP. There is a Golf GT TDi 2.0 with 170hp which would be an option but the audi could be chipped to 170hp anyway.

    If it's the Audi 1.9tdi then probably better to take the Golf GT tdi, if power is of any importance
    post edited by Northern Rocker - 2008/05/16 13:01:34



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    RE: What company car? 2008/05/16 13:02:50 (permalink)
    Does no one else think the the interior of Golfs are just about as interesting as a shoe box!?
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