What would you buy given this criteria?

What car?

Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:39 pm

No rear seats on either I'm afraid.
Almost bought a Z3m over the Elise.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by BadjabbingRavenscock @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:37 pm

Would you consider an Integrale?
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by FuriousTroll @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:45 pm

If I wasn't worried about the MPG I'd buy an M6, genuine 200mph car when all the restrictors are removed, a bit ugly and thirsty but fast, I know you don't want to go over 100mph, but 200mph.

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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by nervy @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:16 pm

WalMitty wrote:
FuriousTroll wrote:911, you've enough money to buy a fast one and they happily live outside, plus you can fit small children in the back.


Yes. But no. Really I want an expensive 911, and I am worried that I will hate one that I can afford.


Buy mine. Well within budget, looks ace, is ace.

Currently on BBS LM's with a half cage, harnesses and carbon bucket seats, but can go back to the original GT3* spec if you wish.


* GT3 look, obviously, albeit factory fitted.

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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by morebeanz @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:20 pm

What size of child could you realistically get in the back of one of those, nervy?

I always imagined a 3 year old dwarf...
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:44 pm

That numberplate

>bites lip quite hard<
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by climax @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:53 pm

morebeanz wrote:What size of child could you realistically get in the back of one of those, nervy?

I always imagined a 3 year old dwarf...

Not bad I think. Kids beyond say 9 or 10 will struggle on longer journeys.

All depends on size of course.


Oh yes I'm still 'in drag'.
Ooh er.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by onomatopoeia @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:00 pm

WalMitty wrote:Citroen DS

This, although I would be jealous if you do as I've always wanted one.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by nervy @ Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:36 pm

TKF wrote:That numberplate

>bites lip quite hard<


We did this. We both know it was gone the day after I bought it. Stop getting at me. Try being nicer.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:06 am

So in an act of defiance I never did get round to swaping the Elise for any of the suggestions in this thread.
This in hindsight was a mistake, as if has spent most of this time broken. The pence per mile running cost must be higher than a large helicopter over the last 12 months. It has been back a week and is broken again. I now hate the thing.

The original criterea stands, with the added proviso that I really cant face another car that is likely to break down. I have also wasted so much on the whore from Hethel that any proper M/AMG car is out. In fact so are any of the interesting things posted so far.

My revised poverty list is now the following:

Dull:
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Pimp:
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Turntable @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:09 am

I'd have the 6 series but I would get an older one for much less money.
I don't think you are going to love any of those cars so the depreciation on an 18k one will just annoy you I think
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:33 am

Turntable wrote:I'd have the 6 series but I would get an older one for much less money.
I don't think you are going to love any of those cars so the depreciation on an 18k one will just annoy you I think


Same for me, TT has summed it up perfectly.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:36 am

This too.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:37 am

Duke Thrust wrote:
Turntable wrote:I'd have the 6 series but I would get an older one for much less money.
I don't think you are going to love any of those cars so the depreciation on an 18k one will just annoy you I think


Same for me, TT has summed it up perfectly.

I agree and disagree. TT's right about the not-loving and about the depreciation, but he's got the wrong car. You should have the Golf - but not that one, one for much less money.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:40 am

Turntable wrote:I'd have the 6 series but I would get an older one for much less money.
I don't think you are going to love any of those cars so the depreciation on an 18k one will just annoy you I think


I cant disagree.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:44 am

I'd have the 3 series out of that shortlist. Fast, practical for the young family, good VFM with hopefully negligible depreciation over the next year or two.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Me. @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:57 am

Jag MK2 sedan....
Merc W126 420 SE
BMW E28/24 3.5L in top spec. Highline etc.
Merc C107 SLC
Mustang circa 65'
Lancia Thema 8.32
Maserati Ghibli (later 222 based car)
Saab 900 Classic Turbo.

That's what comes to my mind anyway. Sorry.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:05 am

Me. wrote:Jag MK2 sedan....
Merc W126 420 SE
BMW E28/24 3.5L in top spec. Highline etc.
Merc C107 SLC
Mustang circa 65'
Lancia Thema 8.32
Maserati Ghibli (later 222 based car)
Saab 900 Classic Turbo.

That's what comes to my mind anyway. Sorry.


Only because it's your stock list,
ha ha!
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Me. @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:44 pm

Yeah....but then you have to wonder why it's on my stock list! :hehe:
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:54 pm

That Golf is a ridiculous price. TTAV is under £10k.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by The Dragon Slayer @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:13 pm

In this position I went with the 330 Touring option. Mine's older, a 51 plate, but it's only done 74K miles. Oh, and only cost me £2200. Which is just as well, because the trip computer reckons I'm averaging 21.2 MPG. But it is quite good fun getting the MPG that low.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:44 pm

The Dragon Slayer wrote:In this position I went with the 330 Touring option. Mine's older, a 51 plate, but it's only done 74K miles. Oh, and only cost me £2200. Which is just as well, because the trip computer reckons I'm averaging 21.2 MPG. But it is quite good fun getting the MPG that low.


Interesting.

Plan B could always be to get a cheapy 330i, run it for a year or two and then chop it in for a C63.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by The Dragon Slayer @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:50 pm

Mine's essentially a second car as I have a work's van for use during the day. So a cheap, but well looked after, car was ideal. Likewise, since I do so little mileage, the MPG isn't an issue. I only go through a tank of fuel a month, roughly, but I do tend to not hang about when out on my own.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:59 pm

TKF wrote:That Golf is a ridiculous price. TTAV is under £10k.


Shit! I only just noticed the price. I thought about 8k tops.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:16 am

Has anyone driven one of these?

I always thought they were quite cool when new, but I'm worried they might be one of those cars that is better on paper than in real life.

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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:33 am

WalMitty wrote:Has anyone driven one of these?

I always thought they were quite cool when new, but I'm worried they might be one of those cars that is better on paper than in real life.

RS4

I've always liked them too. I had an A4 avant of that generation, the 1.8T sport Quattro with the 180 tune. I really liked it, and dreamed of one day owning its RS big brother. Of course I never did, but nevertheless I still hanker (mildly). Mine was a handy combo of decently quick, grippy and seemingly-solidly engineered. It all felt very robust and nimble and chunky-in-a-good-way from behind the wheel, but then it ate its own turbo and I bought a Fiat. So no, in answer to your question.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WD40 @ Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:34 pm

WalMitty wrote:I'm worried they [B5 RS4s] might be one of those cars that is better on paper than in real life.


They look great, have a wonderfully solid, high quality feeling cabin, even a decade and 100k+ miles later. Quick, but less so than expected and I found the one I tried quite laggy between hoofing it and the performance actually arriving - when it did, it was very good. But between that and the general Audi dullness of steering and front heavy feel, I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. That one was unmodified, many - if not most - by now will have been to some degree modified for either more poke and better response and/or sharper chassis. As a bit of a "do everything" practical performance car, I can certainly see the appeal. But I'd buy an E46 M3 over it every time, I appreciate that if you *need* an estate body, that's a moot point. That being the case, I'd look at a C32 AMG which feels quicker than both.

Also, ouch, for just those jobs:
Approx 6000 miles ago it had cam belts and water pump at Audi of St Albans £2780 with invoice.


The B7 RS4 however (the next generation normally aspirated V8 one, with it's engine hung out even further over the front axle) was significantly better all round and is the only quick Audi I've ever actually enjoyed the drive of, sufficiently so even to place it ahead in my affections of a contemporary E90 M3 at similar values.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by WalMitty @ Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Thanks Wd.
I've ruled a B7 RS4 out as I'd rather have a E92 M3 for the same money. Trying to work out if I can strech to one of those or not.
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Re: What would you buy given this criteria?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:35 pm

I'd speak to some owners on some of the RS forums for owner's perspective if I were you WM.
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