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I Know a few of you are petrol heads on here and may be interested, I'm after changing one of our cars at some point this year. Ive got 3 choices I'm leaning towards, a BMW 3 series 2L or 3L Diesel , VW Passat CC TDI 2L or what I'm really leaning towards is an AUDI A5 2.7 TDI SPORT 3d AUTO 187 BHP I just like the spec on it and would want it with sat nav. If anyone Knows of any reason why these could be a dodgy choice let me know, rather have the thoughts of collective minds than a car dealers.

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Well me being a mechanic and MOT tester for a living I can offer some advice ;)

The BMW's are known for turbo failure and some have issues with the bottom end of the engine I have changed quite a few turbo's on them not a bad job to do but will cost about £700 for a turbo.

The 2.0 VW engine does suffer with camshaft wear I've also changed a few of those in my time but I have a Golf GTTDi 150 myself they also suffer with camshaft wear but I slung a new cam,followers and lifters in that so will be good for another 100'000 miles.

Auto's are not my cup of tea they never have been and are normally more trouble then they are worth and if they play up you are talking ££££

Myself personally would go with one from the VAG group... Audi , VW , Seat , Skoda you will not go far wrong :)

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Cheers for that Marty :)
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What are you wanting from a car

Performance

Comfort

Space

Economy or not

And your budget

As may be able to fire a few ideas your way

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Get yourself a nice Mercedes, your family will think you've had a pay rise and it'll be a lovely big quick car.  :glad:


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@Mike just a shame they all rust so much haha

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I'm not really a Merc man Mike, besides I'm pretty much decided now, Cheers  :grin:
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What you going for then

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The Audi when the time comes.
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Good choice I use to have an Audi S4 2.7 V6 Twin Turbo  was just under 400 bhp as had turbo's changed , injectors changed and sports cats and remapped was a fun car


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@Mike just a shame they all rust so much haha
Only the old ones, new ones are galvanised. Not a dot of rust.
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