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Old 03-04-2017, 22:49   #1
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Car Brand loyalty - do you have it?

Howdy folks just wondering what peoples thoughts are on the subject matter? Do you worship a badge? Are there some makes you wouldn't touch with a barge pole? I'd consider myself now to be loyal to no manufacturer, there was a time when i was younger when i was a big Ford fan, but i think the current designs of the cars are naff, one of the reasons i never got a MK3 focus after owning a MK1 and 2 was i didnt like the look of it!

Now you might be thinking "hang on he's had a MK1 and MK2 focus? surely thats being loyal!" Not quite, when it came to choosing my MK2 i went around and looked at every car in that particular category and decided the focus was still the best fit.

I can say after owning a Vauxhall corsa as my first car i wont be rushing to buy another GM car any time soon. And i deal with lots of cars day in and out and French cars and me do not get on at all. hateful electrics!!! And fiats... AAAAAHHHHH!!!!
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:18   #2
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Since my first SEAT in 1996 (Biza GTI) I have had only SEATs, all Biza's till the current Leon. I liked the fact they were not that common and a lot cheaper than the VW they were based on.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:35   #3
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Not at all . I've had lots of different makes of cars and I means lots as I get bored with a car quickly sometimes lol .but after owning so many different cars I know what to stay away from now . Vauxhalls I've had haven't been very reliable and handling ain't the best . French cars are a big no no, one word on them electrics lol. In fact the most reliable cars I've owned have been ford's and vw group cars not had many vag cars but they've all been great same as ford and I've had loads of ford's . I'm now on my second seat toledo first was the v5 now got the 1.9 tdi and had a vw polo mk2 and mk3 , a mk1 seat ibiza and a audi a2 1.4tdi all the vag have had high miles and still run great . My current toledo tdi has 167k and runs mint so I'd say vw engines are great for high miles

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Old 05-04-2017, 19:07   #4
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Been with SEAT since 2005, have good friends that work for SEAT in Spain, Italy and the UK. Good friends with people who for at HQ for SEAT UK and SEAT Sport so yeh I am brand loyal.

I also own a MK2 Golf though.

Couldn't see myself ever owning a Ford, Honda, Toyota etc.
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we actually went from being an all ford family mum - fez, dad - transit connect and me focus to being nearly an all VAG faily, dads got a fabia estate now.

when most old blokes retire they might get a Jag, my dad bought a transit connect, no idea why haha
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Old 07-04-2017, 18:03   #6
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Been pretty much running around with VAG stuff the past 15 years but also Jap stuff too for a similar time.

Neither of them (SEAT/Skoda) and (Honda/Toyota) have been nothing really much to shout about to be honest but have been dependable and reliable lumps that have felt right and done what was asked of them. Have been great tools.

Not really a flash motor person but appreciate those that are on the road. Mr mortgage off the scene then I probably would go premium on a large BMW/Merc (6 series/CLS). Until then it is bread and butter motoring and VAG/Jap stuff have been pretty good at that so far.

Years ago had old school 90's Pugs and before that 80's Fords and none of those were a nightmare either if you looked after them.

Brand loyalty - nope and will try anything if the write ups are good together with real world reliability.
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was reading through this of last month.... as the last 12-13 years been loyal to the Seat brand, my current and last Seat is still the Mk1 Seat Leon. But fancied something different to Seat and its been so hard looking at the current modern automatic cars; they all seem the same.


Prior to Seats I was loyal to Alfa Romeo's having owned 2 before and think I'm back to Alfa again with the Giulia.

Seats been cracking car, it does offer more bang per buck!
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Simple answer, no

But I have had new Audi's for the last 15 years ... ahem

But I am ready for a change
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Since my first SEAT in 1996 (Biza GTI) I have had only SEATs, all Biza's till the current Leon. I liked the fact they were not that common and a lot cheaper than the VW they were based on.
same with me
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Old 19-10-2017, 19:37   #10
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Datsun / Nissan showing my age now !!!!
Then Seats.
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No loyaty all I am looking for is the car that suits my needs / budget

So as a single guy I have Cortina 1600 GT with lots of body and engine mods,
Morris Marina (no lauging to older guys/girls) but it had a stage two head and could leave a 3 litre rover standing but could not stop or go round corners (you learn to drive then),

Family come along and get a number of estates and people carriers.

Mid Life Crisis gives me a rover 220 Turbo (and what a car that was)

Back to Family cars and more people carriers

Then kids grow up and I check out what has power, drivability and in my case does not look like a boy racer (Ford RS in my personal view) and I have the Cupra (woolf in sheeps clothing and not as obvious as the GOLF R).

But my next car will be that which I can afford and suits what I am after
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Old 06-11-2017, 17:20   #12
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I'm not super loyal to any particular brand. Every time I need a new car I evaluate everything available and make the choice for the best car that year. Different years I find different brands come out on top for one reason or another.
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Old 06-11-2017, 21:08   #13
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I'm not super loyal to any particular brand. Every time I need a new car I evaluate everything available and make the choice for the best car that year. Different years I find different brands come out on top for one reason or another.
What car do you own now ?

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