Welcome to A2OC.Hi Andy,
Mainly a 25m each way commute to work, possibly extending to a 35m one later in the year.
Then mainly pottering around Somerset with the odd trip to Bristol and the South coast of Dorset which is about 50 to 60 miles.
Im losing my work van which I have had a free fuel and no tax agreement for the last 14 years and have 2 months to locate a suitable car.
I have an FSI and I have spent a lot of money on it. Have I spent as much money on it in the last 3 years, that I lost in depreciation on my previous much newer Toyota in 3 years? No where near.
I'll admit that there have been times when my patience has been tested. But now its fully fixed, it is the closest thing to my old Mk 2 Golf gti that I've had and I absolutely adore driving it. They don't like short journeys so your commute should be fine as long as it's not all crawl.
If you buy one, it's worth buying a cheap vcds to check codes and reset the Engine Management Light.
I love my FSI and have decided to go for the best of both worlds and now have a 1.4 for work and my FSI for long journeys and socials.
Hope you find what you are looking for soon