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Dash

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I know a lot of folks here are well into cars... but even if you're not please voice an opinion... cos all I know about cars is makes n models n the bigger the engine the more 'vroom' n power n stuff =] These are all 1.6L anyways.

So... which one???



Audi A3 Sportback...



BMW 116i



Volvo C30 a.k.a. The 'Edward Cullen' car =]

I'm specifically looking at hatchbacks before ye ask :p

And finally, yes. I'm serious.

Thanks,

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Well, I'm not into hatchbacks AT ALL. But the more decent one is definitely the audi... The glass in the back of the volvo makes the car look like it's from a different galaxy o_O and the front part of the bmw looks kinda curved downwards, which is weird :p

Also, why a hatchback? :p
 

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¬_¬ My DJ equipment.

can't get it all in a saloon (weird, I know) and estates are just too long :rolleyes:

Plus hatchbacks are cheaper lol

Gotta say though, I quite like the back of BMW... it's shexshy :p
 

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I like the Bimmer a bit more than the Audi, it looks shorter and more compact and that's something I like in a car. Although the Audi seems to be a bit more "conservative" as far as styling goes, it's very simple and subtle, while the BMW is more sharp and profound. Either way, the Volvo is just plain ugly.
 

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:whs0be:

Yes the Volvo is the ugliest, but despite it's rear end, it's a cracking car! :p
 

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I'd say the Audi.. has the better looks in my opinon and based on family experiences they are very reliable.
 

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I don't really know much about these makes, but 1.6L :eek:? I thought I had a small engine and mine's a 2.2L :p.
 

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I think, out of the three, the BMW is the looker. Isn't the Audi a larger car? It still looks good (particularly at the front) but it doesn't have the lines of the Bimmer. Volvo = meh = restyled Ford= rather have a Focus RS!

With you being a DJ, I think the cargo capacity of the Audi may win the day, but I like the 116. How much more for the 120d? I have read lots of positives about BMW's diesel offerings.
 
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I have driven all 3 of them, all 3 are good. The Audi is a bit small on space and interior very basic, as I am quite tall my head touches the ceiling at the back and boot is OK. The BMW is spacey but small boot, lovely interior and handles very good. The Volvo, well its very ugly at the back and the interior feels a bit cheap but drives well. I have driven the 1.6 petrol on all 3. I think for reliability is the BMW but high repair costs, the Audi is very expensive in repair costs and Volvo the cheapest but I owned a Volvo and didn't find it that reliable.
 

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I thought I had a small engine and mine's a 2.2L :p.
WUT? :eek: I have a 1.0L Yaris at the mo! That's small!

Speaking of which... look what happened on the way to University yesterday:



Damn Kamikaze birds!!!!

£75 excess, but at least I didn't have to go to Uni.
 
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Go power is a little more complicated than just engine size.
A better comparison is power to weight ratio.
Vehicle weight divided by engine horsepower will give you the amount of weight each horsepower has to haul.
A light car with a smaller ratio will beat a big car with a bigger ratio regardless of what the engine sizes are.
Less weight per horsepower and you go faster.
 

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C30 every time, without fail. Just look at it!
p.s were's the Brera (porn on wheels) and Scirocco
 

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I would say go for the Audi A3. BMW don't look to bad.
I also think from the the picture, Volvo are trying too hard.
 

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They are all pretty; are you only going on looks? What are your other criteria? Mileage? er... fuel economy? Cargo capability? I have an old minivan (automatic, rwd) and an old Toyota, fwd, 5-speed. The std tranny & fwd are much better in the snow, and the Toyota gets about 35 mpg. But it has nowhere to put a coffee cup, and has manual windows which jam. On the other hand, the van is much easier to work on. How long do you plan on having the car?
 

Dash

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C30 every time, without fail. Just look at it!
p.s were's the Brera (porn on wheels) and Scirocco
The new Scirocco is bloody lovely, and goes like the wind, but the interior design is crap.

They are all pretty; are you only going on looks? What are your other criteria? Mileage? er... fuel economy? Cargo capability? I have an old minivan (automatic, rwd) and an old Toyota, fwd, 5-speed. The std tranny & fwd are much better in the snow, and the Toyota gets about 35 mpg. But it has nowhere to put a coffee cup, and has manual windows which jam. On the other hand, the van is much easier to work on. How long do you plan on having the car?
I guess I'm going taking into mind nothing... but at the same time everything. This is my problem. It doesn't make a difference to me. I think they all LOOK great, I wouldn't spend that much money on something I didn't think looked good, and I have been keeping fuel economy in mind as I drive to uni all the time. And general build quality and reliability - if anyone who's had one of them, or knows anyone who's had one could tell if they're worth it. We have an Audi A4 which is a pretty reliable car, but otherwise I'm clueless.

Anyways, I've went from looking at these kind of hatchbacks, to the likes of a BMW 320 saloon, to the likes of the TT and SLK Roadster - all because of my friends (more so, girlfriend) telling me what I should get. So confusing :wallbash:

With all that said... I still think the 116i looks gorgeous! :tongueout:
 
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lol 1.6L i thought i has a smaller engine; V8 195KW Sequential Injection, 5.8L - still waiting to put it into a car tho XD it's just sitting waiting to be put into an engine bay.

i like the Audi first than the BMW, than i don't even consider the Volvo, just think of how people would tease you for something that looks like the inspiration of the built came from a floating bubble.

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Have you considered a 74' AMC Gremlin? They are simply adorable, in a hideous, not adorable at all sort of way. As if that weren't enough, they sport a luxuriously spartan interior which smells oddly of pancake syrup. A custom, sagging head-liner comes standard, and when combined with optional windshield cracks, dead wasps and the groundbreaking In-Cab Exhaust Recirculation Technology(ICERT), this sleek machine is sure to cause mild discomfort for even the most ardent hatchback enthusiast. The choice is clear!

As for the three uninspiring, pedestrian vehicle models you've shown above, I can offer no opinion. Being a self-described hatchback snob, I have standards to maintain and can't be seen with such rabble.

Seriously though, you should wait until next year to buy a new car. The cost will surely be thousands less. They'll beg you to buy it!
 
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I really do like the Audi the best, which I have had the opportunity to drive.
For cargo space (i.e. your DJ equipment) I think that the Audi would be the best choice there as well.

Then the Volvo, which I like, but wouldn't have as much space. I really like the front, but not the back, but I also really like the interior of any new Volvo.

Then the BMW, which we do not have in the States, which I find odd because I know that there's a good market for more small BMWs.
 
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