Originally Posted by rich100
Heh, we seem to be of a similar mind. To me the F30 looks superb and I was quite set on getting one. These issues are giving me some doubts now however and may push back in the direction of another GTI.
I have to say I really like the look of the mk7.
What are you planning to do your mk 6 are you running it alongside your new car?
I can't let go of my Mk6 GTI as I love it so! It does feel very low rent compared to the BMW. But it has got under my skin. It's has had it's fair share of build problems: 4 badly hung doors, mis-aligned bonnet, deformed rear bumper, shocking paint thickness or lack of, split stitching on driver's seat, driver's seat base then coming loose, underbonnet sound proofing fell onto the engine, rear offside window trim curled upwards ........
So the BMW is very much better than the GTI in the quality stakes. You can see it and feel it. Yes, it is a much better car. However, it is not that easy to use in town. But I'll get used to it.