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Ford Focus vs. VW GTI
I don't know what to get, yet. I'm leaning towards the VW, but am a little hesitant. I can go crazy on the VW and spend $21k, or go crazy on the Focus and spend $16k. Since money is an issue, the extra $5k is a serious consideration.
All GTI owners seem to be *very* happy with their cars. I hear a common complaint about the Golf burning lots of oil. I'm thinking that the same is true with the GTI, anybody know? If so, than spending an extra $5k on a car that has problems immediately might now be the smartest thing to do. I haven;t heard too much about the normal wear and tear of the Focus, but I know some previous Ford owners, and they're always upset about their car.
I've been in a Focus and was satisfied, but if I shelling out $$$$ for a car, I want to be stoked.
Any advice for a first time buyer would help.