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Gavin
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PostSubject: Possible new car time............   Sat May 08, 2010 11:00 pm

Found a spare garage that I can use to keep the VTS in meaning that it can become a proper toy and not just a daily driver.

thinking about a new daily drive. Still want something that is pokey and sporty but also more refined and newer. Anyone got any suggestions? Ideally less then 10.5k


Always wanted one of these and this has come up local. Should hold its money well too due to been 1 of 100. Only thing is I dont really need a derv as I currently work 12 miles away and have just applied for a new job that could bring me even closer to home.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201017358036209/sort/priceasc/usedcars/fuel-



Others things considering

E46 BMW 330ci / 325ci cab

teggy DC5 (but do I really need a car like this if I have a track toy)



Where is good to look for limitied mile insurnace policies? As I need to look at the costs of running two cars first as this may well put me off haha
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 9:48 am

For limited milage, see Flux.

What about a Leon cupra R?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 10:18 am

V8 Discovery Razz


Astra R888's are nice...

But imo a daily needs to be as compy as you can afford... so i'd say E46 or even one of the top of the Saab 9-3 range... or am i talking too err... 'old' here?

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 11:23 am

e46 330ci for me, really nice cars all round tbh
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 7:45 pm

some sort of sporty diesel effort would be ideal. Or just screw common sense and get the dc5.

when i was looking sensibly last i was very keen on a diesel alfa gt or 156. Stunning cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 9:28 pm

not too keen on the Leons

Can't seem to find a nice manual E46 330 cab though, they are all autos Sad

Would love an alfa but are they as bad as people make out reliability wise?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Sun May 09, 2010 10:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Mon May 10, 2010 12:29 am

wouldnt bother tbh, ok cars but a bit uninspiring. the 197 is a better drivers car imo. volvo c30 t5?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Mon May 10, 2010 4:44 am

been out in my mates r26 dont like the driving postition at all Sad

Plus if I get a car like that as a daily I might as well get the teg
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Mon May 10, 2010 4:57 am

exactly what I thought of the R26. nice car, but you wouldn't want to own one. something just doesn't feel right about it.

Focus ST maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Mon May 10, 2010 6:00 am

every person I've known to buy an alfa has hated them due to the reliability and.

my boss used to have a 156 brought it for 8.5k spent 1.5k in 5 months then sold it for 7k Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Mon May 10, 2010 7:24 am


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Rear clip of an mr2 turbo would have being ideal its taken off in one piece. Remove the body work and your left with an engine/gearbox in the subframe with driveshafts & hubs etc all held together
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 6:15 am

Good shout adam but not sure if its really me


Focus st I really like but I thought they would be out of my price range and a tad thirsty
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 6:57 am

admit it, you want the dc5 Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 7:01 am

But alex you don't even want you're DC2?!?

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 7:19 am

having not had it the last week, i am re-assessing. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 7:30 am

E46's are comfortable and generally quite good cars but veeerryy boring! We've got an e46 328 (not much different to the 330) and it lacks any real excitement on the road.

I know you don't want excitement on the road as you have a track car but a car that makes you smile and want to drive it is still nice! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 8:20 am

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E46's are comfortable and generally quite good cars but veeerryy boring! We've got an e46 328 (not much different to the 330) and it lacks any real excitement on the road.

I know you don't want excitement on the road as you have a track car but a car that makes you smile and want to drive it is still nice! Wink

this was my argument when I was getting a kit car and Stu was pushing me to get a landy Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Tue May 11, 2010 8:30 am

I like having our BMW don't get me wrong but I find excuses to drive the Prelude and I'd rather let the missus drive if we're going in the BMW...that's the only way I can describe it Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new car time............   Wed May 12, 2010 8:01 am

MGM wrote:
admit it, you want the dc5 Laughing

Yer but I am having a sensible moment Embarassed
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