What car to get...

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Re: What car to get...

Post by CSK_423 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 pm

mwmackenzie wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:17 pm
a4drk wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:47 am
I want to sell my 335i Convertible.
I fancy a 640d coupe ........ 313bhp standard - remap takes it up towards 390bhp
tax is about £150 a year
30 approx to the gallon realistically

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Andy G and Scott Robson have both had 640d's and I believe they both rated the car :thumbsup
Another :thumbsup for the 640d, I've got the GC version which it makes it a little more practical.

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Re: What car to get...

Post by Stevoraith » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:31 pm

£20k for a 17 year old A4 with 121k which has non-functioning a/c, needs a front end re-spray and has rust on the rear quarters?

Definitely not for everyone! :damnfunny
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Re: What car to get...

Post by Stevoraith » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 pm

CSK_423 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 pm

Another :thumbsup for the 640d, I've got the GC version which it makes it a little more practical.
Love the look of the GC much more than the standard 6er coupe.

Would really like one but it wouldn't fit in my garage :cry:

EDIT: just checked and it's just over 5m long, my garage is 6m minus the 600mm kitchen cupboards so it would go in- definite contender!
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Re: What car to get...

Post by rossybee » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:31 pm

Stevoraith wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:31 pm
£20k for a 17 year old A4 with 121k which has non-functioning a/c, needs a front end re-spray and has rust on the rear quarters?

Definitely not for everyone! :damnfunny
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Re: What car to get...

Post by campbell » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 pm

I'll take the Gallardo.
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Post by rossybee » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm

campbell wrote:
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I'll take the Gallardo.
Not for £20k :damnfunny
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Post by campbell » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:27 pm

Of course not. 15k all day long innit.
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Re: What car to get...

Post by Victor Meldrew » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 am

Ok, just seen this thread and not bothered to read all of it, first thoughts.

Volvo XC70 or XC90... not the V70.. Something that can sit in the drive unwashed and covered in mud and it still looks natural... This is the work horse..
For a second car, this is the clean car, how about one of the last of the previous style Jaguar XKR series, aluminium body, luxury and 400bhp.

Then invest the left over money in something else and Buy a 2020 Elise when they come out.
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Re: What car to get...

Post by Dominic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:53 am

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 am
Ok, just seen this thread and not bothered to read all of it, first thoughts.

Volvo XC70 or XC90... not the V70.. Something that can sit in the drive unwashed and covered in mud and it still looks natural... This is the work horse..
For a second car, this is the clean car, how about one of the last of the previous style Jaguar XKR series, aluminium body, luxury and 400bhp.

Then invest the left over money in something else and Buy a 2020 Elise when they come out.
No SUV's for me - yes I'm weird. I think that the V70 would be a better car than an offroader, which I will never need to take off road. If I needed the extra seats, space and needed to off road then an SUV would make sense, but not for us. Ta

XKR had much appeal! :thumbsup
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Re: What car to get...

Post by Lazydonkey » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:16 pm

The xc70 isn't an suv. Just a more rugged v70. It's what dave has.
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Post by Dominic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Ah I see! ... slightly out of touch with all the model numbers / letters :oops:
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Re: What car to get...

Post by DDtB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:35 pm

Yeah.. xc70 is basically a 4wd v70 with chunky bumpers and stuff. Not an suv. The xc60 and 90 are more suv like.

I’d happily have a RRS to replace it.. love suvs




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Re: What car to get...

Post by pete » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 am

Dominic wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:53 am
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 am
Ok, just seen this thread and not bothered to read all of it, first thoughts.

Volvo XC70 or XC90... not the V70.. Something that can sit in the drive unwashed and covered in mud and it still looks natural... This is the work horse..
For a second car, this is the clean car, how about one of the last of the previous style Jaguar XKR series, aluminium body, luxury and 400bhp.

Then invest the left over money in something else and Buy a 2020 Elise when they come out.
No SUV's for me - yes I'm weird. I think that the V70 would be a better car than an offroader, which I will never need to take off road. If I needed the extra seats, space and needed to off road then an SUV would make sense, but not for us. Ta

XKR had much appeal! :thumbsup
I'm with you, don't like SUVs but went to look at a V70 at the weekend and it was very old fashioned inside. Like the idea of an old Volvo but I'm not sure I can live with the reality.

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Re: What car to get...

Post by cjm » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 am

The easy way to not end up driving a V70 all the time is to not buy one and just hire a van a couple of times a year, which will cost the same as road tax on an old shed Volvo. If I needed something more sensible than the Evora and not dull I'd be tempted by a M6 gran coupe.
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Re: What car to get...

Post by DDtB » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:12 am

I really enjoy my xc70 tbh. Part of that is down to the old school tech. Had a new Astra at the weekend and it had far too many distracting driver aids.. like steering against me if I changed lanes without indicating and constant flashing lights on the dash and speedo etc to tell me about cars ahead or beside me etc

Sitting on the m8 for hours in rush hour traffic is a waste of a good car so and old Volvo is perfect. Already had one guy run into the back of it and it shrugged it off. No damage to mine.

Also means you really appreciate the evora when you use it at weekends. When it was my daily it was easy to take it for granted and forget how special it is.

Xc70 was brilliant for dump runs as part of the house move and was superb in the snow this week.

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