The Up is my "big" car.
Important to get out and drive them, UK has some great roads. Tough to beat the Alps though, the legends are there to be freshly discovered by a new generation of drivers ! A few years ago I did the 20 Alps Rally, twenty of the best, toughest, most famous passes in Alpine rally history. a week of flat out charging, the stages were over two days, plus transit there and back, keep saying I'll go back and do it all again.....happy days 😎👌Mike,
More importantly to me I have gone out and searched all the best roads in the UK and driven most of them in the Elise and documented many, it of course has done the Alps (twice) including the Stelvio, and the Rhombo, a far superior drive.
Same here! My last three cars have been Lotus Exige, a 9e 911 996 Turbo, and a BMW MPPSK 340i (also tuned).FYI I'm not even nearly retired, though also not the 17 year old owner that many people probably thought this car was aimed at
I've literally just done exactly the same as you today although mine was a 59 plate GTD. GTI delivery expected 1st Aug. Really looking forward to the GTI but will miss the old Golf.Hi i moved from a 54 plate golf gtd to a new up gti About a year ago . The up was about half the price of the golf. I love the car it drives brilliantly and is cleverely small outside and bigger inside. Every journey puts a smile on your face and it looks great. Fuel economy is brill and the engine noise thing is magic!
Like those above me in this thread and yourself I have also moved down in size to an up! GTi in the last month from a ‘17 Astra, ‘10 Golf before that and ‘07 123d before that. I have had plenty of small Fiat group cars (127 mk1/2/3, Panda mk1, Y10 fire & Turbo, Cinquecento Sporting, Seicento Sporting, Panda 100hp) over the years though so the size of car and efficient utilisation of space is nothing new to me. It’s nice again to have what I had with my Golf in a small but nippy package. One unseen benefit has been that I can now move around my garage with ease with the car in there, amazing what an extra space 600mm of room generates when the Astra consumed all but the last 150mm’s.Hi all, just placed a holding deposit on a 3dr red Up Gti with a black roof, light & sight and seat height adjustment. Trading a 68 plate A3 Sportback Black Edition 1.5 tfsi due to lack of use and to reduce my outgoings. Nothing else out there brand new for the price that comes anywhere near in my opinion. Loved the look since they first came out. Anyone made a similar move ? Thoughts folks.
Panda 100hp 👍I have gone up in size. My last car was a Smart For Two. I have had all sorts over the years including Jaguar XJ6, Ford Granada, Fiat Panda 100 HP, MGB, TR6, two Smarts a petrol and a diesel. I miss going to the post office each year to tax my Smart for free,now having to pay £150
When i collected my UP GTI from the dealer i forgot to get the Green part of the V5 change of keeper details. The dealer taxed the car for me but i do not know if he did the change of keeper details online or by post. If it was done online,then the DVLA web site says you get the new V5 returned in 3 to 5 days. It is now 12 days and i have still not received it. I have sent two emails to the dealer and one to customer service about this but no reply from either of them. How long did you have to wait for the V5 in your name?