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


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Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 May 2010 10:16
i linked him to two cars both under 30k.
you sound like an old man mate, you really really do.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

4 May 2010 10:24
Didn't your mate who you sold the m6 to have everything go wrong with it, the week after he bought it from you? You advised never to get a car out of warrenty coz it happens.

Isn't that the same as what Jordan is saying?

@Ph!l : Never had a job in your life, went uni, and has no debt. All mates have ballin cars, had a job 2 weeks and you're buying a porsche. Can't believe anyone even tried to dispute your 'working class' shout in the class thread Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 May 2010 10:28
yeah it did, but an m6 is a massive exception, everything went wrong on it from the second it left the factory. only a retarded spastic would buy an m6 out of warranty.
my advise about buying a car in warranty is for people of a certain age, not people under 30, cos thats when you should be ballin and taking risks in the best/flashest looking motor you can, not a brand new nissan micra cos it wont ever go wrong, but if it does you have the warranty.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

4 May 2010 10:35
Fair enough.

I'm actually saving for a house right now, as i work in town and pay a car insurance's worth just on my annual train ticket.

So yeah i may be boring, but to get out of my parents house, and buy my own place is my main priority right now.

My plan is to make some dough off it anyway, and flip it in a few years when the market picks up.

So if you're alright staying at home for a while Ph!l, and tbh you situation sounds pretty reet up there, then go for it.
deuce
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14165 posts since 21/1/08

4 May 2010 10:48
no one is advising him to get a sensible/safe car though - where have i told him to do so?

i suggested a 350z, a 2 seater 3.5ltr V6 lump under the bonnet.
i even think he'd be much better off going for a elise - which is far more impractical/fun/garish than a boxster.
its the fact its a porsche, which means it will come with very high running costs - but as i've already said, if hes got the dough, go for it.
it was just a little warning, as repair costs on a boxster will be completely different to those on a fiesta - or even a 350z or elise.

anyway, what do i know, its not like i've ever been in his situation.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

4 May 2010 10:54
My cousin's got a 350Z - goes like shit off the proverbial shovel, but the interior feels cheap and is badly-designed.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 May 2010 10:58
Jordan wrote: no one is advising him to get a sensible/safe car though - where have i told him to do so?



anyway, what do i know, its not like i've ever been in his situation.
what situation have you been in, could you tell us please. i thought you had an audi? (safe, reliable and unexpensive to run old stalwart)
do you mean youve bought a car once?

deuce
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14165 posts since 21/1/08

4 May 2010 11:25
2 years ago i was in his exact same situation, had about £15k to spend on a car. wanted a 2 seater coupe - like phil.
looked into pretty much all available, including a boxster, and decided to go with a TT. (wanted a 350z ideally, but wouldnt get insured.)
so basically, i was in the exact same situation, except 2 years younger.

also…
http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/what-car-reliability-survey/the-top-100-cars/217350
99 - Audi TT
average repair costs on it are waaaay above other audis too (for whatever reason, think its approx £500 each time)
so its not as much of a 'safe' option as you make out.
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

4 May 2010 13:09
My TT has cost me so far around £1,500 at the garage in the 5 months I have owned it. It had done 50k miles when I bought it, however its a piece of shit

this is the latest mishap, 3 days after its MOT going 100 down the M25 and bang


As someone said if you have the money and no commitements like a fucking bird that bleeds you fucking dry who you fucking hate, then buy a Porsche. Please just buy one then have your own thread about pulling all the local slags every weekend
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

4 May 2010 13:46
Yikes, are they toyo proxes? Look like T1-Ss?
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

4 May 2010 15:22
eent wrote: My plan is to make some dough off it anyway, and flip it in a few years when the market picks up.

Laughing out loud
velvet
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9573 posts since 12/6/06

4 May 2010 18:59
illwill wrote: No bird is gonna be impressed if you pick her up in a Porsche then drive her back to your mum's house. Get your priorities right!

yeah too right!
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

4 May 2010 19:02
AAA wrote: As someone said if you have the money and no commitements like a fucking bird that bleeds you fucking dry who you fucking hate, then buy a Porsche.
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

oldgregg
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6401 posts since 13/4/02

5 May 2010 09:12
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2010/04/28/manufacturers/honda/not-even-death-can-stop-him-from-riding/
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

5 May 2010 09:36
Jesus wrote:
eent wrote: My plan is to make some dough off it anyway, and flip it in a few years when the market picks up.

Laughing out loud

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/jul/28/houseprices.property

Not a bad investment to make rather than spending on a car. Or a bike in your case.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

5 May 2010 09:44
that was written in july 2008, pre recession so i wouldnt base your bets on that Laughing out loud
the world ended on september 16 2008 as we knew it btw
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

5 May 2010 09:53
a lot of prices have risen dramatically over past 12 months to the point where theyre really quite high. very difficult to predict whats going to happen because this has been mainly due to lack of stock on the market, if supply rises disproportionately could easily see another significant fall.

on the other hand, if you can find a decent deal + finance i reckon its still not a bad time to buy.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

5 May 2010 09:57
its a perfect time to buy as long as you have around 30% to use as a deposit (thats what we have been asked for even though we have good trading relationships with certain financers)

property in general is always a decent buy and will more often than not make you money on the long term. i was just pointing out that the article was done pre-recession and would be slightly cautious if money is tight to depend on dramatic rises

anyhow, but the porsche. be a badman with the ladies when your young and go to an etap
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

5 May 2010 10:20
Thing is i'm not buying as an investment as such. I don't want to rent and i've saved up enough for a deposit. Don't need a car, and it is a decent time to buy. One of my best mates is a mortgage broker, so i can get a good deal on a mortgage as well.

I'm not basing my purchase on that article, just googled quickly for something to give some meat to what i said, as it's not ridiculous to buy a house at the moment.

Plus i'm not depending on rises, let alone dramatic rises to afford it.

However, if i was in Ph!l's position. I'd go for the porsche, definate magnet of the fanny.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

5 May 2010 22:28
AAA wrote: As someone said if you have the money and no commitements like a fucking bird that bleeds you fucking dry who you fucking hate, then buy a Porsche. Please just buy one then have your own thread about pulling all the local slags every weekend

Do it for fuk Cool