At the moment I have a MK4 VW Golf GT TDI and while I've been very happy with
the handling and torque of the car, especially since it's been chipped, I feel
it's time for a change. I do like the MK5 Golf and I think it's a vast
improvement over the MK4, but I have also been looking at the BMW 120D Sport as
a possible alternative. I must admit I was looking forward to owning my first
RWD car and I was hoping to impress my son Jasper who is a big fan of japanese
drifting DVDs by doing little a drift around a roundabout one day, as long as
the road is clear of other users of course.
I was reading an article (
) on the Just Go Faster car site and the 1-Series has won it's "smug car of the
year" award which has put me off a bit, it gives the impression that people buy
it as a fashion statement and I value handling and torque over fashion, although
we do own 4 Ipods, but I chose them for compatibility with my wife's G4 IBook
than for fashion. Their previous winners were the Audi A4 Avant, the Toyota
Prius and the BMW 530 Tourer; I assume this is a yearly prize they give out.