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Spandex Sidney 11:23 Wed Dec 11
Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
What is the biggest and best bang for your buck for a grand?

I do this from time to time, I get fed up with my new, leased whatever and task myself to find a wafty old banger and see how long I can make it last. My previous best was a £1000 Lexus LS400 that just fucking kept going and going and going until someone offered me £1500 for it

Current favourite is a 2000 £1k Audi A8 3.7 Quattro Sport. Looks alright, sunroof and elecy windows all work drives alright air con don't work and it's 7 years past its due cambelt change. Sounds perfect

Unless you can tell me different??


And yes, I'm trying to distract you all from our horrible politics and horrible football team in WHO old fashioned stylee.

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Spandex Sidney 11:17 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
You can fuck off my thread about cheap old stinkers.

If you're spending 20k on a fucking milk float Greta Thunberg shit mobile then go start your own thread.

This is for big, hairy chested old stinkers that freely internally combust to get you about

Joe C 8:24 Sat Feb 15
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Does fall down on being economical though Joe, regardless of a pair or not

joe royal 8:14 Sat Feb 15
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“Your nans money”

“Wife has agreed on 20k”

“She says merc is to big”


Suggest you grow a pair and get what you want. If you can afford the fuel bills then a Maserati would be top of my list .

Joe C 7:50 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Would love one Joe, especially with that ridiculous sat nag you can get in it, but reckon the missus would say it’s too big (leave it!)

joe royal 7:47 Sat Feb 15
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20k? E class merc.

Joe C 7:19 Sat Feb 15
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I’m trying mate, but, we’ll, they’re just so untidy

gank 7:18 Sat Feb 15
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I've got a suggestion, Joe.

Stop raking bunkers.

Joe C 7:14 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Mentioned earlier in this thread that I’d moved from just buying a big stoopid car to replacing our main car.

Well.

The probate from my nan’s estate came through this week, and the wife has agreed on somewhere in the £20k mark for a new motor.

I genuinely have no idea what to get. Most of our traffic is local, so a hybrid - plug in or self charge - would be decent for that, but also do a lot of medium runs to Essex and long runs to Wales. Want to do more away games next season too and will likely drive for those.

So basically need something that is economical and comfortable - unlike my Civic with it’s fixed seating position that murders my back if I drive it for more than 20mins

Thinking, as mentioned previously, Lexus IS300 or the Merc C350e. Another alternative being a Mazda Cx3

And needs to be ULEZ compliant as stated before

Any suggestions

Spandex Sidney 5:05 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Good stuff Joe. Let' us know what you end up with

joe royal 8:06 Sat Feb 15
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Currently looking at S3 cabs , 2.0 S Line. Ticks most of the boxes I need.

Spandex Sidney 4:28 Sat Feb 15
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joe royal 6:45 Tue Feb 4
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I could just about justify this if I kept it for ten Years

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehicleadvert/bmw/2%20series%20convertible/988477

Gayness personified. But each to their own.

I'd still go for the S4 Cab. Great cars, check the timing chain and get a manual one and save 4 grand for the petrol! Or if you really need better MPG then the 3.2 ain't bad to drive.

But I'm an Audi man myself

Tomshardware 8:37 Fri Feb 14
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The Vel Satis is a rare sight on British roads.

Fivetide 6:49 Tue Feb 4
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Hahah. Funny thread.

How about a 3.0 dCi 24 valve V6 Renault Vel Satis?

joe royal 6:45 Tue Feb 4
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I could just about justify this if I kept it for ten Years

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehicleadvert/bmw/2%20series%20convertible/988477

joe royal 6:42 Tue Feb 4
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Sidney

I do to many miles a year to have a sub 20mpg car.

CrowleyHammer 5:30 Tue Feb 4
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Spandex Sidney 3:45 Tue Feb 4

Your not wrong!

Took my NA MX5 on a week long holiday to the IOW. Was brilliant fun driving round there.

Spandex Sidney 5:27 Tue Feb 4
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Joe,

As another alternative, what about an Audi S4 convertible? Half the money of the BMW, 4.2l V8, 350 bhp, boom! Plus Quattro.

This sold but probably went for not much over 4 grand

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202001196330060?postcode=po368ba&price-from=500&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&advertising-location=at_cars&make=AUDI&model=S4%20CABRIOLET&colour=Black&page=1

Tomshardware 4:54 Tue Feb 4
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I saw a ford granada scorpio on the A12 the other day. Mid 90's reg model. Weird how small it was in comparison to newer cars.

Spandex Sidney 3:45 Tue Feb 4
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Joe, save your money mate and get the 330i, you ain't gonna notice the difference, especially on a ragtop.

Plus neither will either pump out the original hp. Get a well looked after 330i and it'll probably be the same hp as a ropey 335i. Plus insurance will be cheaper.

The cheaper one will not feel any different and allows you to get better condition/spec which you will appreciate more in reality. I have a NC MX-5 (don't laugh!) for blasting around the IOW, on paper shit economy and power for a 2ltr petrol but fuck me that car is the most fun you can have in a car on our twisty roads in the real world.

joe royal 8:40 Tue Feb 4
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Got 8k to spend and am looking a a 335i convertible , problem is a 330i is 1500/2000 cheaper and is only 30 bhp or so less.

Can’t be that much difference in real world driving can there?

Mind you , 306 bhp is very tempting.

Spandex Sidney 3:13 Mon Feb 3
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Interestingly I just checked my 'ULEZ compliance' on my new-to me 800 quid Audi A8 and what do you know:

OU03DTK
Blue AUDI A8 QUATTRO SPORT AUTO

No ULEZ charge due for this vehicle
This vehicle meets the emission standards for ULEZ so you don't have to pay this charge when driving within the zone.

Not that I'll be driving it up there, of course

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