The Cross Polo "looks the coolest" to me of your choicest... for whatever that's worth
Just bought it today, detached house included.
Catch, 60mile each way, 4days per week commute, so the Yeti has to go post-haste.
Likely candidates (high mpg/low milage/diesel/cruise control):
2011 VW Golf 1.6 TDI (105Hp)
2011 Mini Clubman D (109Hp)
2011 Mazda 3 D (109Hp)
2011 VW Polo Cross 1.6 TDI (90Hp)
2009 Honda Civic 2.2 i-CDTI (140Hp)
Kinda tempted by that Civic, but I suspect absolute best milage would be had with the Polo - even better with a bluemotion.
Get the Mazda, it's in 3D.
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congratulations! looks like a very nice place, not too big, not to small and a nice spacious, private garage to play in with an even roomier driveway. I'm a a little confuse though, where's the front door? Is it in the back?
As for the car choices, I like the looks of the Cross Polo the most, but the Civic has at least 30 hp on the rest the torque split should be even higher. That one would most like be the most fun to drive of the bunch.
Last edited by koko12; 02-13-2012 at 03:35 PM.
From what I learned in Oslo two months ago, most people in Norway (EU?) get the Polo because it's only slightly smaller than the Golf, just as good, but much cheaper. I'd look into one of those a little more. Are the Mini's cheap there?
Also congrats on the house! The white trim w/black roof is my favorite style Norwegian house. What town are you in now?
Congratulations on the house!
Out of the cars you posted I would pick the Polo. The Polo TDI (1.4L, 70hp) my dad had impressed me. Wasn't slow at all in city traffic and yet it didn't need much diesel. It got better mpg than my older Lupo TDI (1.4L, 75hp). I can only imagine how good they have become.
p.s. And a Volvo 240 as a project car now that you have (what seems to be) a big garage??
It's actually hard for us to judge, as it's too unlike anything offered here and our expectations are different. I like the Polo from where I am, but I certainly wouldn't commit without driving it... Even for a recommendation.
Hey, Dawg Dee-Lux... Is the new Fiesta 3 cylinder available yet? I know it's close to making it's debut in England, but I don't really know about it's rollout schedule. I have my eye on that one. 125 hp out of a 1 liter doesn't sound bad at all. I believe you're taxed on displacement, right? If so, that would have to help!
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
My better half is from this town, and we have been looking for an older/grander house for quite a while now. This one is from 1917 - but there has been done a great deal of restoration from 1998 till now. Garage is from 2008, and fits about 2 1/2 cars.
Some interior shots, my better half was sold on that kitchen - no joke!
Going to have a close look at a Golf 1.6 TDI Highline this weekend - found one at a very good price - according spritmonitor.de 50mpg is attainable for strict highway.
Also that interior is amazing. I take it the floor near entrance is heated? Winter in Norway can't be that bad when your house is as cozy as that.
It's easy to "hypermile" in a TDI. A free flowing highway, a constant speed of around 100-120kp/h (depends on the gearing of the car) and the will to "see what happens" is all you need My dad and I got 3.4 liters per 100kms in said Polo driving to Italy once. We filled up at the luxembourgish-gemran border (41 liters) and 1000kms later the instrument cluster was indicating that there was one quarter of the tank left. And we did it in 10:30 minutes.
And now back to your house: It is simply beautiful, I love the fireplace. Again, congratulations!