So I gave up on my passat 1.8t, it was drinking fuel like a starved fish. 30 mile round trip was costing me £20 in cheap unleaded!
I looked and looked but couldnt find anything in budget down here, I travelled to nottingham to find a car that turned out to be a shed, not like its pics. I gave up, then one day randomly bored browsing autotrader I found my current car... 16 miles away.
Went to look at it, drove it, liked it very much, bought it.
Much better on fuel, 30 miles costs me about £3.20 now!! Car is actually much faster, so much more refined, and so pathetically EASY to just waft around.
Negatives: Diesel, so can hear at idle, it is quiet however. DSG doesnt always change up when you think it should, it trys to match speed with gears, whereas I try to get into 6th as quickly as possible. A gearchange is only a fingertip away however. Will remap it this summer, then it should be pretty perfect for me.
Mucho Pleaso, and the price? Sub 5k ;)