As the title says, I've got a fair few cars in mind for my next buy, the issue is - I want to make sure its worth it.
I currently drive a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 - 125hp manual (on HP) as my first car, and have been driving for over 2 years now. After putting around 60k miles on it, I have noticed that it does not feel as quick, or as smooth as I once thought it was (Due to driving experience, not mechanical faults) and I'm looking to upgrade.
My top choice right now would be the 218d auto, as its cheapest on insurance, cheapest and cheapest on PCP (I'm looking to go down PCP route now knowing how quickly I get 'bored' of what I'm driving, got 'bored' of my current car after a year, though I do still love it), however I do want it to be a rather significant upgrade, and the 218d only seems to have 30 odd more horsepower. My question is, would the fact its an auto cause it to feel significantly faster than my car? For example the 0-60 of my car is 11.3 seconds, but do I do it in that? Probably not haha- whereas the 218ds 0-60 is 8.2 seconds, and its more likely that I'd be able to achieve close to it due to it being an auto.
My next question is, if it would not feel significant, would an older 225d or a even older C220 be worth the jump, considering it would be around £100 extra a month in insurance? (I'm lucky enough that a car is my only monthly necessary outcome, so am happy spending the extra, but obviously want to avoid it if possible).
I have factored in convenience, economy etc, just after the performance aspect, with this, a 90hp fiesta and a 108 being my only I don't have much experience with 'nicer' cars haha
If you have any other sub 8.5 second (0-60mph), coupe/saloons, feel free to advise!
Thanks in advance!