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


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San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

20 Jan 2009 16:06
I aint having that you can get a nearly new penguin from one of these places for £7.5k!
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

20 Jan 2009 16:10
R wrote: guy i know got an almost new 911 turbo for 7.5k at one

might of been nearly new but would have looked something like this:

Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

20 Jan 2009 16:11
R wrote: guy i know got an almost new 911 turbo for 7.5k at one
stuff like this should go in the old wives tale thread
R
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13315 posts since 17/5/03

20 Jan 2009 16:16
Jason789 wrote:
R wrote: guy i know got an almost new 911 turbo for 7.5k at one
stuff like this should go in the old wives tale thread

was taking the piss cos i remember someone saying their mate picked up an x5 for 10k something Laughing out loud
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

20 Jan 2009 16:19
WOOOSH then, but don't think best was joking. The price aren't going to be that cheap, like Noble said they are no secret and dealers are would be all over them.

Yes they will be cheaper, but if a lot of the cars are recovered from being stolen they will not be HPI clear as they are stolen/recovered and a lot will be missing history/log book etc.
toocan
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884 posts since 7/11/07

31 Jan 2009 15:51
Ive got aournd 15-25k to spend on a new motor and torn between a brand new Scirocco or as new A4 Cabriolet sline.

The Scirocco is lightening fast but its too boy racer. The audi seems a more refined choice but pretty safe in terms of appearance… anyone any other suggestions to throw into the mix before i pull the trigger?
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

31 Jan 2009 16:03
Isn't the scirocco based on the old Golf GTI, and not the new shape Golf? Out of the two I would choose the A4, but they're both very different cars.

I would suggest a BMW 1 Series Convertible/Coupe, they're offering quite good deals on these at the moment.

Do you need 4 seats?

Are you getting finance? If so I would definitely consider the re-sale value in a few years time, you don't want to end up with something that loses value quicker than your repayments.
toocan
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884 posts since 7/11/07

31 Jan 2009 16:10
as far as i know the Scirocco is the gti underneath just slightly tweaked to improve efficiency (or so the bloke who was selling the car told me) it was really nice to drive. very punchy. The a4 im booked in for next week but as you say its a very different beast almost a bit middle aged?

I dont need 4 seats and would probably be getting on a Personal Contract Plan. Depreciation on the scirocco is about 50% in 3 years but they offer a guarantee buy back price (although unlikely if the cars worth more at that time then i pocket the difference). The audi i looked at was 5 months old and with extras was 33k new and 22k now.

not to keen on the BMW's is there anything else a should look at you think?
Markus
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4876 posts since 21/4/04

31 Jan 2009 16:15
i've just started looking for a new motor in that price range too:
looking at brand new only tho and my list includes a white Scirocco.
here's my other choices i've narrowed down, gotta decide and put order in by april so have a couple of test drives booked:

white Volvo c30 rdesign sport se with a t5 under the hood
white new Renault Megane Coupé Privilège 2.0 TCE with all options including full renaultsport body kit and 18" wheels
white new Audi A3 sportback sline
white Vauxhall Astra VXR Nürburgring edition
white Séat Leon Cupra with K1 optional body kit

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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

31 Jan 2009 16:22
FUK the credit crunch.
Strummer
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2179 posts since 24/7/04

31 Jan 2009 16:27
FUK chav'd up hot hatches (allowed if you're 1Cool.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

31 Jan 2009 16:28
Laughing out loud Doesn't matter what it is as long as it's white Laughing out loud

t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

31 Jan 2009 16:31
Markus wrote: i've just started looking for a new motor in that price range too:
looking at brand new only tho and my list includes a white Scirocco.
here's my other choices i've narrowed down, gotta decide and put order in by april so have a couple of test drives booked:

white Volvo c30 rdesign sport se with a t5 under the hood
white new Renault Megane Coupé Privilège 2.0 TCE with all options including full renaultsport body kit and 18" wheels
white new Audi A3 sportback sline
white Vauxhall Astra VXR Nürburgring edition
white Séat Leon Cupra with K1 optional body kit

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A3 or volvo imo. Others lack class especially anything with a vauxhall badge. THe audi and volvo are a lot more understated.

t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

31 Jan 2009 16:32
toocan wrote: as far as i know the Scirocco is the gti underneath just slightly tweaked to improve efficiency (or so the bloke who was selling the car told me) it was really nice to drive. very punchy. The a4 im booked in for next week but as you say its a very different beast almost a bit middle aged?

I dont need 4 seats and would probably be getting on a Personal Contract Plan. Depreciation on the scirocco is about 50% in 3 years but they offer a guarantee buy back price (although unlikely if the cars worth more at that time then i pocket the difference). The audi i looked at was 5 months old and with extras was 33k new and 22k now.

not to keen on the BMW's is there anything else a should look at you think?
Cabriolets for women only. Have you driven a BMW 3 series coupe?
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

31 Jan 2009 16:33
Markus, I concur with tdot.

toocan wrote: as far as i know the Scirocco is the gti underneath just slightly tweaked to improve efficiency (or so the bloke who was selling the car told me) it was really nice to drive. very punchy. The a4 im booked in for next week but as you say its a very different beast almost a bit middle aged?

I dont need 4 seats and would probably be getting on a Personal Contract Plan. Depreciation on the scirocco is about 50% in 3 years but they offer a guarantee buy back price (although unlikely if the cars worth more at that time then i pocket the difference). The audi i looked at was 5 months old and with extras was 33k new and 22k now.

not to keen on the BMW's is there anything else a should look at you think?

Mercs? The new C class is a very good car inside, very quiet and nice to drive. I don't think the a4 is too old man like.

Look at broadspeed.com for prices and discounts that dealerships will accept, if they don't, buy it through broadspeed. You should be able to get a great deal on a new car at the moment.

If depreciation wasn't an issue, I would definitely recommend the alfa spider / brera. The spider is a great car to drive and looks amazing.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

31 Jan 2009 16:33
MrPlatinum wrote: Laughing out loud Doesn't matter what it is as long as it's white Laughing out loud


Henry ford would turn in his grave
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

31 Jan 2009 16:34
My mum drives an A4 cab. Nice car but a womans one.
My mate gets ripped for having a black one with a red top even though its nice.

Get yourself a 3 series or even a 6 series 3-4 years old for that much money
Markus
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4876 posts since 21/4/04

31 Jan 2009 16:34
White cars are great in my opinion, and nothing chav about factory fitted body kits, perhaps the vxr and cupra are a bit over the top but:


love this car
toocan
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884 posts since 7/11/07

31 Jan 2009 16:41
Volvo c30 look good from the front but the back is terrible imo.
I hear your point on Cabriolet's i agree for the most although on the a4 it allows for a metal windsheild which i think gives the car a nice/differnt look to the other audis
The BMW coupe my bro has. Its a nice drive just not keen on the asthetics
Merc C class ill take a look. Alfas im unsure about i did look at the 156 GT a while ago but heard to many scare stories about the cost of keeping on the road

Markus
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4876 posts since 21/4/04

31 Jan 2009 16:44

also really like this, don't know what most peoples opinion is tho. due to it still being very new