Garage 1: Daily driver.
When Volkswagen first
announced the new
Scirocco back in 2006
it looked to me like a Golf with a more aerodynamic front, but since it's
release in 2008 I've seen a couple on the road and I have to say most of the
time I really like it (it seems the colour can make a huge difference
between whether or not it looks 'cool'). I'd opt for the 2.0 TDi 170 GT
model with standard 6-speed manual gearbox, optional folding mirrors, cruise
control, parking sensors and roof spoiler. With floor mats and mud flaps but
without leather interior this configuration comes in at virtually £25,000. I
must say that I particularly like the interior styling and instruments, and
the more aggressive styling of the 2010 'R' series models,
but 2 years after it's release I've still not
test driven one!
Garage 2: A bit more space.
I love both the
Audi RS4 and RS6 Avants even more than
my old Vectra GSi, but while estate cars are practical they don't always look very
good. However, the sports
styling and awesome performance of the RS models, and the fact that there's
plenty of space for a family make these cars a winner in my book, even
though the 2010 model will set you back at least £75,000.
Garage 3: Two wheels.
When the fuel-injected Suzuki GSX-R
750 was released in 2004 I swore that one day I'd buy one. Originally the
all-black paintwork was only
available on the 1000, but it became an option on the 750 in 2006
along with a pretty nice dark blue too. While that would sort me out on the
road, for the track the Kawasaki ZX-6R performed above it's spec in the
October 2010 Fast Bikes £2.5k Used Shootout article. Although featuring the
2002 A1 model after they missed out on a couple of 2003 B1's due to the
budget restrictions for the article, I personally
like the under seat exhaust exit on the 2006
C6F so would probably pay a little extra to get this model.