Hi. These are the two options i've narrowed it down to. I live in Australia now and cars are really really expensive.
If I get the Kia, it's going to be a base model, manual transmission 4 door (+ wendy brown/mocha paint - 1500$) for a total of $17,500 AUD (1.4l motor - 106 bhp, 100 ft lbs).
If i get the VW, it's going to be a base model, manua transmission 4 door (in white - no additonal cost). The VW up comes in at $18,494 AUD (with the 3 cylinder motor spitting out 73hp and 70 ft. lbs)
Hopefully i got those numbers right. Had to do some quick conversions... I test drove the Kia already and liked it alot. I know it's probably more car for the money, but i kind of like the unique factor of the VW, and the fact that i can't have it in the US (just moved here a month ago). The kia also comes with an unlimited km, 5 year warranty. I'm not sure the warranty is on the vw. I haven't gotten out to test drive it and i can't seem to find any info on the website or elsewhere regarding that topic.
I'll probably do the typical modest suspension drop and a tasteful set of wheels. Here's two examples i like.
Opinions? Input? anything you can tell me about these two cars that i might not know? Thanks.