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


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krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

22 Aug 2017 13:23
Agreed, lots of those are basic motors with very little which could go wrong in the first place. I understand that any complex car will develop complex issues over time, just always loved the styling and drive of the X6 after driving one a few years back, don't feel the Audi Q range really competes with BMW's X range.

Maybe I'll look into A7's or a Jag XF or something similar
illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

22 Aug 2017 13:52
Maybe go back to leasing if you wanna be a baller on a budget
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

22 Aug 2017 14:13
Christ, cars are cheap in the UK.
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

22 Aug 2017 15:35
Don't think A7's count as balling on a budget? Just keeping options open
ismvil
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573 posts since 16/9/11

posted 22 Aug 2017 15:42, edited 22 Aug 2017 15:42
This

illwill wrote: A Lexus is the only luxury marque I'd ever buy an high mileage example of.
swede
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7492 posts since 21/3/09

22 Aug 2017 15:44
krisricey wrote: Don't think A7's count as balling on a budget? Just keeping options open

very country club though
quest
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3139 posts since 11/7/11

22 Aug 2017 15:59
Could get a 330 or 335d for that
JustinCredible
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2400 posts since 11/6/08

22 Aug 2017 17:34
Sounds like you have your heart set on an X6 so just go for that, quick look on autotrader shows plenty of examples with 60-70k mileage for 16 - 18k (asking price before you negotiate).

You'll deffo want to set aside 3 or 4k just in case anything major goes wrong as this money only gets you an 8 or 9 year old motor
anvais
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438 posts since 15/12/12

posted 22 Aug 2017 18:33, edited 22 Aug 2017 18:33
You can get a bit older X6 in the UK for that price? Just test drove one back here, 2011 xDrive40d with 90k mileage at €70k…
JustinCredible
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2400 posts since 11/6/08

22 Aug 2017 20:29
List price on a new x6 40d is only £62k (before options)…
Gaz
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2532 posts since 20/10/05

23 Aug 2017 09:07
435d is the next car for me Smiling frightening performance for the money.
Fuzzyduck121
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1553 posts since 14/12/12

23 Aug 2017 09:38
any tips on the best leasing companies?
need a 7 seater for good price
probably going for the disco sport with few extras
prices quoted vary massively online
toocan
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691 posts since 7/11/07

23 Aug 2017 10:29
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: any tips on the best leasing companies?
need a 7 seater for good price
probably going for the disco sport with few extras
prices quoted vary massively online

Best place is the PH lease deal forum by a mile https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=255&t;=1663457&i;=4180

Ive seen some insane deals on there golf r's for 3 down 200 a month and most recently the alfa 4c at 295 a month these deals get snapped up quick so worth checking in
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

23 Aug 2017 11:31
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: any tips on the best leasing companies?
need a 7 seater for good price
probably going for the disco sport with few extras
prices quoted vary massively online

I used green light vehicle solutions for my last A6, sorted me a great deal on an A6 SE Ultra 2.0 TDi for £245 a month with 6 down. If not, V4B is another good provider
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

23 Aug 2017 11:33
swede wrote:
krisricey wrote: Don't think A7's count as balling on a budget? Just keeping options open

very country club though

Fair enough. As above, I do really like the X6, I'll go to see one this week and get a feel for how they are after 8 years of use. Mileage of around 85k doesn't put me off too much and as long as there is FSH I'd be comfortable.

Don't suppose anyone has any experience with the newer Astra VXR? Had the old one and loved it, new one could be a bit of fun.
Fuzzyduck121
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1553 posts since 14/12/12

23 Aug 2017 12:16
toocan wrote:
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: any tips on the best leasing companies?
need a 7 seater for good price
probably going for the disco sport with few extras
prices quoted vary massively online

Best place is the PH lease deal forum by a mile https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=255&t;=1663457&i;=4180

Ive seen some insane deals on there golf r's for 3 down 200 a month and most recently the alfa 4c at 295 a month these deals get snapped up quick so worth checking in
krisricey wrote:
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: any tips on the best leasing companies?
need a 7 seater for good price
probably going for the disco sport with few extras
prices quoted vary massively online

I used green light vehicle solutions for my last A6, sorted me a great deal on an A6 SE Ultra 2.0 TDi for £245 a month with 6 down. If not, V4B is another good provider


much appreciated
illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

23 Aug 2017 14:32
Why would someone get a car loan (15% APR) instead of a personal loan (3% APR)?

Is it just people who can't get unsecured finance?
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

23 Aug 2017 14:43
I think so. Never understood why people would bother otherwise. Banks will charge next to nothing to lend at the moment and people still get finance. Amigo Loan tried it for £7k interest on an £11k loan the other day
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

6 Oct 2017 09:35
Are fuel stabilizers for winter storage snake oil?
Can't imagine that some high octane ethanol free dinosaur juice wouldn't suffice.
oldgregg
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6266 posts since 13/4/02

8 Oct 2017 20:18
sodomgomorra wrote: Are fuel stabilizers for winter storage snake oil?
Can't imagine that some high octane ethanol free dinosaur juice wouldn't suffice.

Whats that? Something you should use? I just remove the battery when i put them away for the winter.