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Where to go from here?

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu May 31, 2018 7:38 am

After about 7 Years of Ownership , and many heart breaks including a timing chain failure i think it has come time to move on from my Scirocco later this year. After all that it has cost me , i still love the car and will miss it when i eventually find a replacement.

Where do i go from here? I am struggling to come up with ideas for a replacement. I am leaning towards a MK7 Golf R , as this seems like the next natural progression. I am sure the performance is on a complete other level , but i don't feel they are as special looking or have the road presence of the Scirocco.

I am also considering a move to a MK2 Audi TTS , has anyone gone from a Scirocco to a TT? I would also be tempted by a TTRS as i could get into a MK2 TTRS for the price of a MK7 Golf R , although i would imagine the cost of ownership of the TTRS would be significantly higher , but it would have that special 5 Pot Engine.

Would like to hear some feedback if anyone has replaced their Scirocco.

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby AlanH » Thu May 31, 2018 7:41 am

If you're considering the vehicles you've said, I'd also consider the RS3.

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Kev » Thu May 31, 2018 11:00 am

I had the same dilemma at the end of 2016. I'd had my Scirocco since 2009 and when it was clear they were not going to make another I decided it was time for a change.

I bought a mk3 TTS. Love it. But the choice is limited. My other options were a Golf R (but I couldn't get past it being 'just a golf', Cayman (bit too expensive to buy and run for me) and the GT86 (didn't really float my boat tbh).
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Bops » Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am

Hi all, I've just joined the group. First interaction.

I've gone the other way. Swapped an S3 for the Scirocco R. Wanted to get another Audi (looked at S5 & the TTS) but maintenance was a bit over the top.

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu May 31, 2018 12:09 pm

Bops wrote:Hi all, I've just joined the group. First interaction.

I've gone the other way. Swapped an S3 for the Scirocco R. Wanted to get another Audi (looked at S5 & the TTS) but maintenance was a bit over the top.

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Out of interest , what kind of maintenance stuff was over the top? I would have thought the TTS would be similar to the Scirocco R in terms of running costs
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Bops » Thu May 31, 2018 12:15 pm

The Audi was getting a long in the tooth & things were starting to fail. Mainly electrical. The advice I got from the local mechanic was that similar parts for VW were cheaper. Had issues with both fuel sensors, auto light sensor, corrosion in tail lights. Decided to get rid of it just before a $2400 major service.

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Paradox1 » Thu May 31, 2018 12:28 pm

Id have a look at a TTRS(same engine as RS3)

Going for a TT/TTS is more of a side step from the scirocco. simular engines etc

May be worth booking in a test drive to see what you think.
Also depending on yoru budget, the M135/M140 are very decent and capable cars
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Dazarooni » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:41 pm

I went from a Scirocco to a Jaguar F-Type R 8 weeks ago.

To me - a Golf is a step down plus they're everywhere, they just don't do it for me at all.
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby SciroccoEire » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 pm

Dazarooni wrote:I went from a Scirocco to a Jaguar F-Type R 8 weeks ago.

To me - a Golf is a step down plus they're everywhere, they just don't do it for me at all.


Well that is a nice Jump :)
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Zanic L3 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:56 pm

What about a mk7.5 GTI?
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Dazarooni » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:48 pm

SciroccoEire wrote:
Dazarooni wrote:I went from a Scirocco to a Jaguar F-Type R 8 weeks ago.

To me - a Golf is a step down plus they're everywhere, they just don't do it for me at all.


Well that is a nice Jump :)


Aye, just a wee one. ;)

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am

Zanic L3 wrote:What about a mk7.5 GTI?


I think if i was going for a Golf it would have to be the R. However the Clubsports are pretty awesome and would be a bit more rare so i would possibly consider one of those too.
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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am

Dazarooni wrote:
SciroccoEire wrote:
Dazarooni wrote:I went from a Scirocco to a Jaguar F-Type R 8 weeks ago.

To me - a Golf is a step down plus they're everywhere, they just don't do it for me at all.


Well that is a nice Jump :)


Aye, just a wee one. ;)

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Re: Where to go from here?

Postby Dazarooni » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:39 pm

:nod:
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