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    Hmm, not sure but I think I like that & hasn't it got the Golf R engine in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB687 View Post
    Hmm, not sure but I think I like that & hasn't it got the Golf R engine in it?

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    I think they are a good way down on the Golf R BHP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB687 View Post
    Hmm, not sure but I think I like that & hasn't it got the Golf R engine in it?

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    Not this one. Itís the 2L diesel 181 bhp but 380nm of torque, you can get a 245bhp 4wd model.


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    The Giulia Veloce is about to depart thankfully,

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    What was wrong with the Alfa? Iím considering a quadrifoglia Guilia when I get bored of my Merc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    What was wrong with the Alfa? Iím considering a quadrifoglia Guilia when I get bored of my Merc.
    Had a test drive for two hours. Awesome car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    What was wrong with the Alfa? I’m considering a quadrifoglia Guilia when I get bored of my Merc.
    Many, many small niggles. But, far too much to forgive on a day to day basis of a £40+k car let alone a £60+k car in the case of the Quadrifoglio.

    You don’t say what kind of Mercedes you have but I went to the Veloce from a fairly long list of German stuff and they are in a totally different league in terms of quality. I don’t completely regret doing it and I’ve scratched an itch for just over 2 years and 20k+ miles - but it was an expensive itch and I’d never do it again. For reference, the QF is exactly the same as a Veloce where quality is concerned.

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    @MarkJS can you give more details as Iíve been looking at the QF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJS View Post
    Many, many small niggles. But, far too much to forgive on a day to day basis of a £40+k car let alone a £60+k car in the case of the Quadrifoglio.

    You don’t say what kind of Mercedes you have but I went to the Veloce from a fairly long list of German stuff and they are in a totally different league in terms of quality. I don’t completely regret doing it and I’ve scratched an itch for just over 2 years and 20k+ miles - but it was an expensive itch and I’d never do it again. For reference, the QF is exactly the same as a Veloce where quality is concerned.
    Itís a c43 amg coupe, and had an M3 before that, Iíd also be interested in more details as was thinking the QF would be a good left field option next. I thought Alfaís QC was better these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    @MarkJS can you give more details as Iíve been looking at the QF.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Itís a c43 amg coupe, and had an M3 before that, Iíd also be interested in more details as was thinking the QF would be a good left field option next. I thought Alfaís QC was better these days!
    Ok, the below summarises my 2 years with an Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce from new with 7 miles on the clock. It has now covered just over 20k miles.

    I loved the car at first Ė especially the way it handled Ė and still does to be fair. Itís very agile and light on its feet with extremely sharp steering. I was also hugely impressed with the ride quality on run-flats coming from an E92 BMW, albeit on 18Ē staggered wheels rather than the BMWís 19Ē staggered set-up. The engine is also pretty gutsy with 275bhp but always struggles to get to the redline Ė it seems a little asthmatic at the top end which Iíve heard from other owners & road tests. It is still a quick car though!

    As far as the rest of the car is concerned, I just think itís a pretty poor-quality product in comparison to every other car Iíve owned - and I donít enjoy saying that (I also made the decision to get one after all). The list of issues that I can recall over the last 24 months:

    Sometimes the gear-selector is totally unresponsive Ė ie, you pull up at home/wherever and select Park (which is a button) or Reverse & nothing happens Ė I then either have to pull both paddles which will select Neutral or shut the car down to reset whatever it is that causes the problem!

    The bonnet failed to open after about 3 months and had to go in for that to be rectified.

    The alarm goes off for no reason probably 3/4 times per week. This is a very common problem if you look at any Alfa Romeo forums Ė so, when I ordered my car I asked if the alarm could be Ďturned downí (apparently this can/could be done) and I was told by the dealer not to worry as the factory was now doing this to all cars as a matter of course. Yeah, right Ė my neighbours still hear the alarm going off for absolutely no reason. Then they fitted a new, updated alarm module at the cars first service which was designed to solve the issue. It didnít. The alarm still goes off 3/4 times per week.

    The Infotainment sometimes pairs with my phone Ė sometimes it doesnít. Currently wonít show SMSís from an iPhone 8, but would with an iPhone 6s Ė itís not an Apple thing either as I have the same problem with my partners Samsung. Our Volvo & previous BMW work/ed faultlessly with any phone paired with them.

    Staying with the Infotainment Ė that shuts down intermittently and wonít return to normal unless you leave the car shut down for a period of time Ė not ideal when youíre relying on the navigation to get you where you need to be - and simply disconcerting when it happens.

    (I have always ensured that my car is running the latest version of software & maps etc)

    The drivers door sill kick-plate wonít stay stuck down and needs to be re-glued.

    Underside of the boot-lid & rear door paint (Alfa Red) transfers to the rubber seals Ė this was addressed by the dealer at first service Ė their solution was to wipe the red paint off the seals Ė not fix the actual problem with the paint transfer. Needless to say, this problem has reoccurredÖ

    The boot-lid is supposed to spring gently open when opening using the remote Ė the springs arenít strong enough to make this happen unless the car is parked dead flat. When you are loading things into the boot, the lid has a an endearing habit of dropping back and clonking you on the top of the head.

    The nearside door mirror rarely unfolds completely upon ignition so some fiddling has to be done as I need the mirror to get out of my tightly configured drive.

    The rear-view mirror wobbles.

    The fuel gauge and fuel range display bear no relation to how much fuel is actually in the tank. I have also had the fuel range display show - - - miles and then filled the car to find that there was over 2 gallons still in the tank.

    There is a rattle from within the dashboard when the car is fired up. Iíve managed to trace this to the blower/fan and if I put the blower in Max setting for about 10 seconds and then return it to a normal speed, the rattle stops. I have to do this most mornings.

    Rusting wheel weights on 3 out of 4 wheels.

    Bubbling paint on both rear wheels.

    All Trip A & Trip B data gets deleted occasionally for no reason.

    The final straw was at Christmas Ė weíd been away for 11 nights and the Alfa was parked at the airport. We arrived back to the car from our flight at 1am for me to find the car wouldnít start due to a flat battery. To sit for 11 nights for a 22 month old car with 17k miles shouldnít be too much to ask, should it? It took days for the fault codes to erase themselves and I simply donít trust the car anymore.

    The fuel flap. This is a huge issue on the Giuila (and had been since launch) where the fuel flap starts to warp in cold temperatures (below 4c in my case) and you can actually poke your little finger through the gaps that appear when the flap is till closed. It is a recognised problem and any dealer will fairly happily replace this under warranty with a painted brand new one if you leave the car etc. What the dealer will also tell you is that Alfa Romeo have never bothered to modify the part and the new one will do exactly the same to some degree. Utter madness!

    Now donít get me wrong - I am well aware that most of the above are very superficial issues (niggles?) and most could also be called first-world problems, but I do struggle to find them acceptable on a £40K+ car. Also, my car is not a Monday morning/Friday afternoon build vehicle as there are lots & lots of consistent, more serious issues that affect many owners out there and my car never showed any of those. Thankfully.

    In comparison, I did 80k miles over 6 years in my E92 BMW that preceded the Giulia with the only fault being blocked washer jets due to a clogged filter in the fluid reservoir.

    Cabin space is pretty limited in the rear but this never really bothered me and I still managed to get 2 650B mountain bikes into the car along with all the required paraphernalia for biking weekend away. The driverís seat has an annoying feature where it powers back to its furthest point when you switch off the engine & open the driverís door Ė this can crush the feet of anyone sitting behind you who doesnít get out of the car at the same time as youÖ!

    Now, at just over 20k miles, the car has averaged around 26mpg Ė this is hard to pin down as the trip computer keeps resetting itself as previously mentioned. It has required 2 services at 9k mile intervals totalling £820 & required 1 rear Goodyear F1 RFT at £180 as it had a screw in it and couldnít be repaired. The original remaining rear tyre is at approximately 3mm & the fronts are at just over 4mm. At itís 2nd service a couple of weeks ago, I was advised that I would soon require new rear brake discs as they were starting to pit Ė I would be very annoyed about this if I was keeping the car. The Alfa Romeo dealer network is relatively tiny and I have to travel over an hour from home to my nearest dealer for any work to be carried out so not very convenient.

    The standard Xenon lights are pretty weak and I would advise anybody buying a Veloce to seek out the higher-powered Xenonís.

    The car does draw quite a bit of positive attention at petrol stations etc and they are still a relatively rare sight on the road.

    One thing I have learnt is that Alf Romeo owners are a hardy & fiercely loyal bunch. They will not hear a bad word spoken about the brand or any model. Itís like a cult!

    In conclusion, I donít think Iíll miss the car and I definitely wouldnít have another Alfa Romeo which is a shame.

    I canít think of anything else right now, but if there is anything youíd like to know, feel free to ask.

    Hope thatís comprehensive enough... ;)

    Mark

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    This has got me smiling about driving again




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    Wow thatís some list, thanks for taking the time to post Mark!

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    I DRIVE my wife mad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJS View Post
    Many, many small niggles. But, far too much to forgive on a day to day basis of a £40+k car let alone a £60+k car in the case of the Quadrifoglio.

    You don’t say what kind of Mercedes you have but I went to the Veloce from a fairly long list of German stuff and they are in a totally different league in terms of quality. I don’t completely regret doing it and I’ve scratched an itch for just over 2 years and 20k+ miles - but it was an expensive itch and I’d never do it again. For reference, the QF is exactly the same as a Veloce where quality is concerned.
    Hoping mine is better. I have an Audi A4 currently, but I have ordered a Veloce in red, arriving in April. A few updates for 2020, but they are relatively minor. My audi is a 17 plate and the interior is so much better than the Alfa, but the looks of the Alfa are stunning, and itís rare.


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    Wow, quite a list. Think Iíll be sticking with my 335i for the time being, maybe look at the new M340i if I decide to swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnut View Post
    I'm an M fan too, had this one 5 years, but had to swap the suspensionnfor decent coilers and add a tune too
    Lovely garage set up there behind the M!

    Interestingly having had the Cayenne from Porsche it got me thinking again. Drove the wifeís 981 Boxster & decided I prefer it to the M, the M4 is too practical as a weekend toy & too large. Great as a GT car but have to be breaking speed limits considerably before it feels fast or fun.

    Long story short, deposit on a 981 Cayman GTS done this morning, go and see it Saturday to trade the M4 against.

    So if anyone wants an Mineral White M4 CP drop me a note before Saturday lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    So if anyone wants an Mineral White M4 CP drop me a note before Saturday lol.
    I heard they were impractical, too large, and no fun at legal speeds, so the best I can offer is ...

    Sorry, you didn't do a very good job of selling it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    I heard they were impractical, too large, and no fun at legal speeds, so the best I can offer is ...

    Sorry, you didn't do a very good job of selling it :-)
    Very good!

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    Some serious levels of motor here. Iím always amazed at some of the hi-rollers buying brand new top-end 5 or 6 figure cars! I come from the school of bangernomics, and whilst have elevated myself out of sub-£1k motoring, I still canít bring myself to spend 5 figures on any car!

    This old girl is doing well - pretty much undoctored WRX with PPP (although had to fit an STI front bumper a few years ago after a prang), ProDrive tuned 273bhp from the very last of the 2.0 models. Tons of fun. Inexpensive. Reliable. Really capable point to point car. Whatís not to love!



    Love the couple of Volvo estates above... always wanted a V70 R or whatever the mental fast one the cops used 15yrs ago.


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    How many points do you have? Can't imagine it's 0 in a car like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    How many points do you have? Can't imagine it's 0 in a car like that.
    Funny you should ask.... it was Zero for the last 5 years or so, but


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    New daily that I treated myself with in September, wanted something smaller for running around in





    Will allow me to make my M235i more track focussed


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Some serious levels of motor here. Iím always amazed at some of the hi-rollers buying brand new top-end 5 or 6 figure cars! I come from the school of bangernomics, and whilst have elevated myself out of sub-£1k motoring, I still canít bring myself to spend 5 figures on any car!

    This old girl is doing well - pretty much undoctored WRX with PPP (although had to fit an STI front bumper a few years ago after a prang), ProDrive tuned 273bhp from the very last of the 2.0 models. Tons of fun. Inexpensive. Reliable. Really capable point to point car. Whatís not to love!



    Love the couple of Volvo estates above... always wanted a V70 R or whatever the mental fast one the cops used 15yrs ago.


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    I always wanted a scoob. Wife wouldnít let me have one now though, she thinks its old and loud. I disagree.


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    The dullest car in the world, wish Iíd never bought it! I thought 60mpg and £20 tax would be a good thing, it isnít....




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    I think 60mpg and £20 tax is not the combo for fun, but itís a cracking car for what it does / is needed to do. Never going to break a lap record, but wasnít designed to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I think 60mpg and £20 tax is not the combo for fun, but itís a cracking car for what it does / is needed to do. Never going to break a lap record, but wasnít designed to.
    True. I get pence per mile from work so I had a similar decision to make.

    a) 60mpg and £20 tax = no fun
    b) 35mpg and £235 tax = lots of fun ( when you can use it )

    I chose option (b) - lightly used BMW M135i



    Sure I donít Ďmakeí as much money from the deal. But I am never miserable driving this pocket rocket. I just wish I could open the taps more often.

    Also, depreciation / residual values help make the man maths work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    How has it been terms of reliability / practicality - any issues?
    Sorry, only just saw this. Reliability is excellent, never had a single problem with it. Practicality? Back seats are genuinely useless as legroom is non-existent. Boot is OK. If you put the back seats down you an carry a fair amount in it. The rear visibility is poor but parking sensors mitigate this somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I think 60mpg and £20 tax is not the combo for fun, but itís a cracking car for what it does / is needed to do. Never going to break a lap record, but wasnít designed to.


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    To be fair it is an excellent car with tons of room, first diesel I have owned but after two years itís not for me. I owned the 2ltr petrol version prior to that which was much nicer, back to petrol me thinks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Some serious levels of motor here. I’m always amazed at some of the hi-rollers buying brand new top-end 5 or 6 figure cars! I come from the school of bangernomics, and whilst have elevated myself out of sub-£1k motoring, I still can’t bring myself to spend 5 figures on any car!

    This old girl is doing well - pretty much undoctored WRX with PPP (although had to fit an STI front bumper a few years ago after a prang), ProDrive tuned 273bhp from the very last of the 2.0 models. Tons of fun. Inexpensive. Reliable. Really capable point to point car. What’s not to love!



    Love the couple of Volvo estates above... always wanted a V70 R or whatever the mental fast one the cops used 15yrs ago.


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    Lovely, here's mine, only had it a few weeks (replaced my blobeye WRX estate), not going to list the mods as would take too long but 350bhp.






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    I succumbed to the lure of the Alfa in the past, only to bitterly regret it. Lesson learned, at least as far as a daily driver is concerned. The only one I would want now is a Ď70s Sprint or a GT Junior. I think Iíll stick with the C207 Merc and Boxster combination with a Ďbangerí for workhorse duties.

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    Incoming 2nd March, after a VERY long wait

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    There has been a couple of changes to the Rumpus fleet:


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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Incoming 2nd March, after a VERY long wait

    The Cupra cup? A family member of mine has just had his taken off him via a hammer attack/ car jacking scenario.
    Very fast car but Iíd get the badges removed if I were you

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeytheghost View Post
    The Cupra cup? A family member of mine has just had his taken off him via a hammer attack/ car jacking scenario.
    Very fast car but Iíd get the badges removed if I were you
    Doesnít look like a Cupra cup in the picture.

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    I do love a big estate. Picked this up just after Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Doesnít look like a Cupra cup in the picture.
    The golden badge instead of silver? I thought this meant Cupra Cup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeytheghost View Post
    The golden badge instead of silver? I thought this meant Cupra Cup?
    You are right, itís a Leon Cupra, I was looking at the new Cupra Leon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeytheghost View Post
    The Cupra cup? A family member of mine has just had his taken off him via a hammer attack/ car jacking scenario.
    Very fast car but Iíd get the badges removed if I were you
    Lots of reports of theft, but thankfully I live in the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Lots of reports of theft, but thankfully I live in the south.

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    Iím glad to hear you donít have car thieves in the South.

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    Any Audi q3/q5 owners here? Iím heading to test drive today having owned a a3 itís too small due to the incoming of my first baby, but having a debate with the mrs Iím saying q5 she is saying q3 just wondering if anyone has any recommendations space wise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy4389 View Post
    Any Audi q3/q5 owners here? Iím heading to test drive today having owned a a3 itís too small due to the incoming of my first baby, but having a debate with the mrs Iím saying q5 she is saying q3 just wondering if anyone has any recommendations space wise!
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    Girlfriend has a Q5 quattro, 2 litre engine reasonably punchy but would like to try the 3 litre version. Lots of rear space for passengers and good boot size. Very refined finish and quality interior but hate the uncomfortable driver seat/position (for me). We towed a twin axle caravan with it last year and managed ok but only just, we now have VW Amarok for towing duties and personally find it a whole more comfortable drive position and ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy4389 View Post
    Any Audi q3/q5 owners here? Iím heading to test drive today having owned a a3 itís too small due to the incoming of my first baby, but having a debate with the mrs Iím saying q5 she is saying q3 just wondering if anyone has any recommendations space wise!
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    Take your pushchair (if purchased already) and see if it fits with relative ease whilst leaving room for your other baby essentials.

    I have a Golf mark 5 which fits the pushchair etc but it has to be placed methodically. When it's raining and you are tired/annoyed, this further adds to the frustration.

    Congrats btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    Take your pushchair (if purchased already) and see if it fits with relative ease whilst leaving room for your other baby essentials.

    I have a Golf mark 5 which fits the pushchair etc but it has to be placed methodically. When it's raining and you are tired/annoyed, this further adds to the frustration.

    Congrats btw!
    Thanks mate !
    Yes Iíve had this problem with the a3 , when in a rush and very hungry I think Iíve bent the pram to fit ! Haha ,
    Good advice Iíll take the pram with me ! Itís also a case of the wife getting used to parking the thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by LRB255 View Post
    Girlfriend has a Q5 quattro, 2 litre engine reasonably punchy but would like to try the 3 litre version. Lots of rear space for passengers and good boot size. Very refined finish and quality interior but hate the uncomfortable driver seat/position (for me). We towed a twin axle caravan with it last year and managed ok but only just, we now have VW Amarok for towing duties and personally find it a whole more comfortable drive position and ride
    Noted. Thanks for the advice will have a try today , I drive a ford transit at work and that drives great I personally think the higher up you are the better !



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    I donít imagine there will be much difference between the A3 and Q3 space wise. It will be a tight fit getting your little one in the child seat of the Q3, especially as they stay rear-facing for longer now. I would go with the Q5. I went from an A3 to a 3 series touring when my first child was born.


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    A3 and Q3 very similar. You would ideally want the next step up - Qashqai, Tiguan, GLC, X3, XC60 etc. Skoda SUV meant to be very good. Congrats on the little one.

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    Letís get real now, if only for a couple of minutes. An A3 can easily cope with a family of 2 adults and one child, be it infant or teenager.
    So any 4 doors SUV, saloon or estate will do.

    Therefore you can choose the one you like best, based on other criteria (ease of parking for your wife, driving position, economy, wow factor, etc.)
    Memento Mori

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    Craftsman
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    Thanks for all the help guys well most likely 3 will become 4 before I come to trade the car for something else again, and yes I could have rammed 3 kids into my old vw polo haha but just working out what suit most, I guess itís down to the wifeís parking in all honesty, as when I baught my a3 the first thing she did was take a lump out of the alloy haha!


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    My wifeís just traded in her A3 for Q3. Itís a larger car overall and the boot is much bigger. The Q2 is the same floor as the A3.
    We found the Q5 too big for what we need and certainly much bigger when parking etc. Good idea to take the pram to see how you get on.
    Andy

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    The Cayman has gone (never thought I would let it go!).

    New toy to be collected in the next day or so.

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