After a very unlucky start followed by a feeling of extreme unreliability, I've now parted ways. She is keeping the engine and I got everything else in the split...(amused me...) I needed something more reliable and cheaper to run. As my girlfriend Maria is going to start driving soon, we decided to get a car together to make it cheaper still. After A LOT of research and searching on my part we landed on a VW Scirocco (I landed a few years ago but needed hard facts to back it up).
Manual 6 speed
Adaptive Chassis Control
Quick ones I took with my phone...
(after getting about 20-25 mpg that makes me very happy!
A massive thank you to all the people that I've spoken to or had the pleasure of meeting in person. When it all hit the fan you all supported me through it. This was the first forum that I was really active in and after my experience here it is now my automatic first port of call.
I'm sure I'll still be checking this forum, but thought I would let you all know
Best of luck with all your endeavours and thanks again!
Dave and Maria.