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Thoughts on Arona

Discussion in 'Arona' started by Jimbobcook, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Evening all,

    My parents are looking at a 1.5 tsi Arona FR for their car of choice after having a company car for so long.

    As I'm not an Arona expert is there anything to look for or get within the packages that makes this car better than most?

    I think they want a nearly new 2nd hand so unable to order their own model.

    Any help or guidance would be great

    Cheers
     
  2. Briant566

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    Hi
    I would be very suprised if you find a 1.5 Model as very few about as only just been availed due to the 1.5 engine availability .
    You will find a few of the 115 engines for sale and this engine is quite ok for most people
     
  3. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Thanks for the reply, I've seen a couple of the 1.5 for sale with like 4k on the clock but I get what you mean it will be harder... I think they have till October to find one so they have a while.

    The only reason I stay away from the 1.0 which is a great engine he's coming from a 2.2ltr diesel which will make the 1.0 feel a bit gutless I think...
     
  4. Jordan6f

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    I have just dropped down from a seat Leon fr+ which was 2L petrol (211bhp) and have just picked up the seat arona and a seat Ibiza both with the 1L (115) and tbh is didn't feel that gutless I do however have the dsg version in both which could possibly help make it feel that bit more powerful but as a whole I was actually quite surprised and how happy I am with the smaller engine

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  5. Jimbobcook

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    Thanks for the info, I may suggest the lesser engine then as the 211bhp is probably quicker than their diesel when it matter off the line...

    I guess its getting enough of a test drive to know if its for them.

    I'll let them know my findings and see what they say.
     
  6. camelspyyder

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    Had a manual 1.0 / 95 for a whole day and it drove really well.
    Felt much more modern and solid than my MY18 Toledo. Better handling and ride and a flatter torque curve than my 1.0 / 110 so surprisingly easier to drive.
     
  7. PhilYerBoots

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    +1 for the 1.0 engine.
    Had our Arona 115bhp dsg for over a year now and would never describe it as gutless.
    Coming from a 2.0 diesel Leon FR 170 I find it surprisingly quick for a 1.0 and the 3 cylinder grumble when pushing it isn't unpleasant either.
     
  8. Barry Stockton

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    We have just bought a Arona FR Sport, 115bhp with DSG gearbox. Drives great, lots of useable power. We traded in a Mercedes C class 170bhp so would not have gone to a 'gutless' smaller car.
     
  9. Jimbobcook

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    Good to know, thanks for your feedback :)
     
  10. LouG

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    I'm thoroughly impressed with our FR. I don't feel short changed when we take it instead of my Cupra. It's quiet, has a nice compliant ride, even on 18's. It's chuckable in the twistys and that tiny 3 pot feels like a bigger torquier engine. Who would have thought you'd see a 1 litre engine regularly running under 2000 rpm in town?
     

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