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


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THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

4 Apr 2010 12:24
you can get a 06 plate 911 with like 30k on the clock for 33k!! know which id rather have!

not to sound snobby (sorry noble) but people who buy brand new cars i just dont get! why spend 20k on a mondeo / vectra or what ever when you can get something 2 years old and a hell of a lot nicer for the same / less cash

not sure if thats snobby cos im suggesting buying second hand which in hindsight isnt snobby!
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

4 Apr 2010 12:25
6thEdition wrote: If you had to do a rising sun and got £35k and had to spend it on a car, would you buy that. Its nice, but i'd rather have something from germany i reckon.

http://blog.jameslist.com/2010/phantom-menace-fake-rolls-from-borat-land/
deuce
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14149 posts since 21/1/08

4 Apr 2010 12:26
Noble Locks wrote: dont understand the 'costs a bit more (new)' bit mate?
whats the brackets for, when wouldnt it ever cost more than you car?
please advise?
well i didnt pay for mine new, so i was trying to show that - but a bit hungover and feeling lazy with the typing Sad
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 Apr 2010 12:30
THE GUV'NOR wrote: you can get a 06 plate 911 with like 30k on the clock for 33k!! know which id rather have!

not to sound snobby (sorry noble) but people who buy brand new cars i just dont get! why spend 20k on a mondeo / vectra or what ever when you can get something 2 years old and a hell of a lot nicer for the same / less cash

not sure if thats snobby cos im suggesting buying second hand which in hindsight isnt snobby!
not having to get an mot, not having to pay for services, not having to ever have anything go wrong ad if it does you get treated like god.
your life would prolly be hell in an 06 porsche.
only way to buy second hand if you got money and are doing it to be cute, is to buy one year old only.
then youve still got two years of care free motoring, and then do it again ad infinitum.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

4 Apr 2010 12:36
christ the glass is always half empty Smiling
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 Apr 2010 12:39
its called experience mate. Eye-wink
have this, i sold my m6 to my mate the day it needed an mot and the warranty had run out. hes had it 6 months and has had four new tyres that cost something stupid like 1500 quid, a serious oil leak from the sump that was nearly a grand, a headlight went that was something stupid like 250 quid and now the gearbox has gone and he cant afford to fix it cos its the cost of a deposit on a small house.
i never paid one single pence on the car from new to the day i sold it other than petrol.
gits me now young padawan?
MoB
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37356 posts since 31/8/04

4 Apr 2010 12:39
i know fuck al about cars and i don't drive but i like the look of that black car.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

4 Apr 2010 12:40
THE GUV'NOR wrote: you can get a 06 plate 911 with like 30k on the clock for 33k!! know which id rather have!

how much is service on a 911, how much is a set of brake pads or discs or a tyre or a new clutch

may only be 33k but you best have a few k sat in the bank just in case
deuce
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14149 posts since 21/1/08

4 Apr 2010 12:43
on something like an M6, surely you'd take out extended warranty though, just to be extra safe
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

4 Apr 2010 12:43
Mr X wrote: Red leather interior in any car is horrid.

The resale value of that tin car will be very low.


There are exceptions to this rule, not many but there are some……





obviously that Bug looks the nuts with that red interior.
flipmode
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1324 posts since 25/10/05

4 Apr 2010 12:49
that focus is ghastly im only 24 and wouldnt be seen dead in it. im talking strictly in terms of looks

imagine you pull up at nice restaurant in that???
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

4 Apr 2010 12:52
yes becuase the fucking thing is aimed at cunts who eat fois gras all night Roll Eyes
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

4 Apr 2010 12:52
Noble Locks wrote: its called experience mate. Eye-wink
have this, i sold my m6 to my mate the day it needed an mot and the warranty had run out. hes had it 6 months and has had four new tyres that cost something stupid like 1500 quid, a serious oil leak from the sump that was nearly a grand, a headlight went that was something stupid like 250 quid and now the gearbox has gone and he cant afford to fix it cos its the cost of a deposit on a small house.
i never paid one single pence on the car from new to the day i sold it other than petrol.
gits me now young padawan?


that just sounds like bad luck. my (now sold) 35yr old beemer never had anything major go in the 11 years I had it, nor did the 117k '94 touring i ran for 18 months.

i've never owned a new car. like most people, I just buy the best car I can get on my budget.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 Apr 2010 12:55
Jordan wrote: on something like an M6, surely you'd take out extended warranty though, just to be extra safe
extended warrantys aint worth the paper they are written on.
flipmode
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1324 posts since 25/10/05

4 Apr 2010 12:56
Jesus wrote: yes becuase the fucking thing is aimed at cunts who eat fois gras all night Roll Eyes

well if they can afford to have one car to go eat fois gras, and another to do their weekly shop at le coq sportif then fair enough
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

4 Apr 2010 13:00
flipmode wrote: that focus is ghastly im only 24 and wouldnt be seen dead in it. im talking strictly in terms of looks

imagine you pull up at nice restaurant in that???

If it was an item of clothing it would be a top of the range Henley's t-shirt.

0-60 is 5.6 seconds. Not very impressive imo considering the asking price(£35k is well into middle class territory). And every inch of the design is a chav's wet dream….. the glued on side skirts, the bonnet vents, the paint job, the spoiler, the wheels, the red bucket seats, the wheel arches…. Everything. Smiling

A brand new Audi S3 is £6-7k less, 0-60 is 5.7sec and looks like it costs twice as much and from inside will feel like it cost twice as much. You'll also get the experience of luxury when you visit the dealers that you can't get at a Ford and Vauxhall dealers. It will also attract a higher calibre of pussy for your £35k.


Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

4 Apr 2010 13:05
ffs its ained at 32 year old guys who live with their mums and want 16 year old clunge

stop over analysing
flipmode
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1324 posts since 25/10/05

4 Apr 2010 13:09
fair play
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

4 Apr 2010 13:13
Jesus wrote: ffs its aimed at 32 year old guys who live with their mums and want 16 year old clunge and have £35k doing nothing in their bank account


Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

4 Apr 2010 13:14
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud are you that far removed from the lower classes that you dont know that EVERYTHING is bought on tick?