I fully agree, the FSI will indeed be the one to watch.There does seem to be a definite sway from the FSI being the butt of all jokes to now being considered a very viable option.
Is this in part due to the motoring press stating that its the most likely to be the appreciating classic amongst the flock or moreso the anti diesel sway over recent years.
I think the P1031 thread has done a lot to unravel the mystery around the inlet manifold and certainly in my case has made me less daunted of taking on an FSI.
I currently have 3 A2's here that I have the potential to keep as my main car (the other 2 must then be sold)
My 165k re-mapped TDI 90 that goes like **** off a shovel
A black 1.4 petrol with 70k and high spec or
A dolphin grey FSI with 50k and high spec
I feel the 1.4 is a little underpowered for my commute (up and down the welsh valleys) so I think I can scratch that one off, but I may just keep this FSI, which even a year ago would be something I could never imagine me saying.
A2Steve- on the cusp of starting an FSI journey