General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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bill
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4563 posts since 5/8/09

25 Mar 2015 12:47
Porsche are the absolute worst for options, just really silly, that's why I've never considered one. The base spec cars aren't specced high enough imo.

Test drove the RS6 the other day, 2 tonne rocket ship!! Either gonna go for that or the m4, which is also lighting fast. I actually think they're making cars too fast at the moment.
PHiL
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8688 posts since 31/8/03

25 Mar 2015 12:59
Agree with base model Porsche, waste of time and as you say price will start getting silly on a new one.

Like the look of the m4.
toocan
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517 posts since 7/11/07

25 Mar 2015 13:26
PHiL wrote: Agree with base model Porsche, waste of time and as you say price will start getting silly on a new one.

Like the look of the m4.

You could PCP up a 1,2 year old one as a thought.
MrW
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2019 posts since 1/8/11

25 Mar 2015 13:29
Cool Bill

Saw this at the weekend, Evo 2 with 1 owner and 30k on the clock. Wasn't for sale, dealer was just looking after it while the owner works away. Apparently the day before a guy came in to pick up his brand new M6 Gran Coupe and threw a tantrum because the dealer wouldn't let him take for a spin Laughing out loud

Kadafi39
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1142 posts since 30/10/09

25 Mar 2015 13:38
Eek That E30

Cool Bill, both lovely cars, i would never normally choose an audi over a bmw, but the new shape A6/S6/RS6 is just stunning, the estate looks as good as the saloon and imo is the best looking estate about.

Since i saw it its made me want to chop the 5 series in for one.
PHiL
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8688 posts since 31/8/03

25 Mar 2015 14:08
With your cars toocan/others do you normally just hand them back and start the payments on a new one after three years? Or pay them off and own them?
Homer
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23768 posts since 8/5/03

25 Mar 2015 14:23
A neighbour has a CLA45 , looks cool
RickRude
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2311 posts since 13/1/12

25 Mar 2015 14:26
bill wrote: what would you buy rick?

Mercs are selling like hot cakes, loads of new ones on the road.

E90 M3 for that sort of price range.
PHiL
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8688 posts since 31/8/03

25 Mar 2015 14:36
Homer wrote: A neighbour has a CLA45 , looks cool

Yeah mate at work just got one, very nice.
Kadafi39
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1142 posts since 30/10/09

25 Mar 2015 14:43
RickRude wrote:
bill wrote: what would you buy rick?

Mercs are selling like hot cakes, loads of new ones on the road.

E90 M3 for that sort of price range.

E92 and i would agree with you!
toocan
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517 posts since 7/11/07

posted 25 Mar 2015 15:18, edited 25 Mar 2015 15:18
PHiL wrote: With your cars toocan/others do you normally just hand them back and start the payments on a new one after three years? Or pay them off and own them?

Im pretty fortunate in that I can just buy them cash (usually a couple of years old/never new). Most people ive sold cars to however needed finance though and ive arranged PCP deals through people like Dean at lawtonbrook.co.uk and Ashley at uksportsandprestige.co.uk - both decent guys that will finance up any 2nd hand car for you. Having said that so will porsche, dont be afraid to chip them as well on both car and finance if you do go that route. In terms of handing it back id just sell it privately when your bored and pay off the pcp and pocket the change

http://locator.porsche.com/ipl-customer/ipl/results/list.ipl?cid=1
Toasted
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1582 posts since 15/10/09

25 Mar 2015 17:35
Kadafi39 wrote:
RickRude wrote:
bill wrote: what would you buy rick?

Mercs are selling like hot cakes, loads of new ones on the road.

E90 M3 for that sort of price range.

E92 and i would agree with you!

A45 faster than both.
Toasted
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1582 posts since 15/10/09

25 Mar 2015 17:37
Kadafi39 wrote: The petrol heads understand the appreciation for that level of bhp per litre! The exhaust also barks at you every time you change near the red line, who wouldn't want that in their life?

Yep. Who doesn't want a 360bhp hatchback?

I need something to go to the tip in.
Kadafi39
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1142 posts since 30/10/09

25 Mar 2015 18:03
Laughing out loud Toasted what is your main car then?
toocan
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517 posts since 7/11/07

posted 25 Mar 2015 18:27, edited 25 Mar 2015 18:27
the e30m is a modern classic, pure and raw. No tractions control, no stability management, no active suspension. Pure feels, id love one. Im completely cured of modern cars and i guess it depends on what floats your boat.

The a45 maybe faster but 50 in e30 feels like a 100 in the a45 and gives you a ton more smiles in the process, bhp in that context is pretty meaningless hence why these old cars are appreciated and their newer derivatives are dropping like stones
bill
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4563 posts since 5/8/09

1 Apr 2015 14:13
Decided to go for the RS6 and placed an order. Haven't bought a new car for a while, beforehand figured this time I would buy a used car/nearly new/year old car with a few thousand miles but seems like nearly all of the time they make no financial sense whatsoever unless you're a cash buyer, and inevitably end up getting a new one.
EDW
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2537 posts since 23/2/10

posted 1 Apr 2015 15:29, edited 1 Apr 2015 15:29
Yas Bill Cool Was into Aberdeen Audi a few weeks back dropping my car off for some works just as the new number plate came out, were saying that they were putting out 300 new cars that week Eek
quest
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2485 posts since 11/7/11

1 Apr 2015 15:31
Cool big time