The Topic Says it all, im stuck at a Heart vs Head Decision.
Well , My Octavia is doing fine, i have no heart to sell her, but as our Family have a big Body Frame, Rear seats are not just Enough for them. Hence we are looking for a Car with Similar Character (Strong build / Safe/ Handler) but with better Rear Space. Only Used cars will fit my Bill.
Old Laura 1.9 PD 105 HP
Very Solid Build
Low End Torque
Multi Element Rear Suspension
Loads of Features ( ESP, Traction Control ,Cruise Control , Sun roof.....)
Safety (6 airbags , All wheel discs)
Skoda Rapid/Vento (prefer Rapid for its better suspension and
- 1.6 CR Engine
- Fuel Economy
- Good resale Value
- Easy to maintain
- no multi element Suspension
- No Features compared to Laura LnK
Skoda Laura 1.8 Tsi
- 160 HP , that is serious power
- Newer Technology
- Reliable Engine
- Excellent Brakes
- Bad Resale
- High fuel Bills
Well, Im confused to the Core. Might well confuse the guys who are going to read this with "What i want" still a mystery.
Engine : 1.8 Tsi
Handling/ Comfort : Lauras(TSI and PD)
FE : Rapid/Laura PD
Features : Laura PD
Resale : Rapid
Easiest to Maintain : Rapid
Safety: Laura PD
Braking : All three are good i guess.
Rear Space: Laura should be slightly better but i didn't find much difference.
PS: I have driven all the Three cars, but still not able to Decide. If i just go with the Heart, i will go for the TSI, but my family is totally Against Petrols. But it is again very hard to decide between PD Laura and Rapid. And again, suddenly i think Petrol is better for me . Im MAd !
And my Octy is for Sale , with Bilstein B6 shocks, 16" 225 Mich Tyres and Petes Box. If anyone would buy it from our Community i would be the Happiest person . And with the Mods, the Car still gives a FE of 15-16 is medium city Traffic. (135-140 km for 8.5 L of diesel). As i said, rear space is my only concern.
So, Finally , if you were Me, what car would you choose ?