Mr2pod Posted 3, May 2021 Report Share Posted 3, May 2021 Ok so a little bit of background info... 8 years ago I sold me beloved 1988 AW11 S/C MR2, which was my weekend toy. I haven't had a respectable sports car since. Fast forward and I'm now beginning to look for something that will be my daily drive, as well as some weekend fun. Priority for me was - needs 4 doors and rear seats due to kids, and mid-size so no Clio, auto as wife can't drive a manual, quick enough to be fun, and have looks that I like. Coming from the MR2, handling is obviously more important than a drag race. Hence, my heart was taken when the Meg IV came out with all these features in EDC sport guise (family doesn't need the cup suspension), and as I understand it has possibly the best chassis on the class.... However I test drove one a couple of weeks back and one concern is the rear leg room. I'm short, but even still there's not a lot of room back there. The exact car I drove had other reasons not to buy it so given me time to think.. So looking at other alternatives I found the Octavia vRS has a lift back and tonnes of space. The interior looks good and it's P-plate legal which my eldest is soon to be .... Drawbacks are the external styling is VERY bland... My brother has a Golf GTI, which didn't impress me when I drove it. It's obviously slower than the Meg IV...and no doubt doesn't handle as well.... So has anyone driven them both and can provide feedback - yes I'll drive both for my own comparison, but I'm always interested in other's opinions. WRX ruled out due to the CVT gearbox, i30N and Civic-R no auto, Focus ST... Maybe but don't see the difference to the Meg IV that would sway me that way as I don't like the styling. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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