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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by H8OAG » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:40 pm

Faither and I swap car mags every month and I am now reading “Straight Six”

Is that the opposite of The Village People?
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by Lazydonkey » Sat May 16, 2020 7:43 pm

Well the M2 went last week after 14 months.

Long story short i took redundancy in Dec which wasn't great timing and once we'd done the "oh sh*t i might not get a job for another 6 months" budget the m2 was starting to look very expensive to do 2k miles a year. Even though a job was pretty much nailed on before the deal was signed and sealed i still went through with it as the ear worm had burrowed in and i just couldn't justify the cost.

Depreciation is one issue (bought for £33.5k, then retailed for £28.5k after 14 months....i obviously got less than that) but the main one was running costs. Essentially with a car that new (66 plate) you really have to use a BMW dealer to maximise residuals, and although not much seems to go wrong with them the warranty at £800 a year looks pretty sensible. Insurance isn't cheap. Tax isn't cheap.

So for me i'm £1,700 a year before I've driven it out the garage. Plus depreciation. Add fuel and i'm £1 a mile. Yes i know i should just drive it more often....

To many that's just the price of motoring but in my advancing years with my growing family i just couldn't justify it anymore. Even more so when you realise that selling it and buying it's replacement paid off the last of the finance on the family bus and saved us another £400 a month. it's a lovely car but it's not worth that.

So it was more practical than the evora but ultimately not as practical as the volvo and with an 8 month old now going everywhere with us practicality wins out.

I'll miss it. I still LOVE the wya it looks and the sound of that engine but being honest.....i'm probably just as happy in it's replacement and it's just over half the size in CC terms. In fact i'm loving having a hot hatch again, and (whisper it) a car that i don't have to be as careful with. Reminds me of being back in the Vx or the mx5 when all that mattered was having a laugh and depreciation wasn't such a concern.
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by robin » Sun May 17, 2020 10:30 am

Dig through the archives of SE, it's a common pattern. 20 years from now your kids will be grown up, you'll be driving something fun again (probably by then will have to be electric or pre-2000 V12 - probably sold to you by Mr Boag - as that's all that will be available :-)). Meanwhile I'll be 75 (inshallah) and still touring the country (albeit on a canal boat rather than in a car, by then!).
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by renmure » Sun May 17, 2020 1:17 pm

I think it's much easier to justify the man-maths when you are a wee bit younger and... *shock*.. less responsible.

I always pretended to be too sensible to be stupid so I took the view that if I bought something for £X then on the basis it should never be worth less than £Y, that never seemed so bad because they were both quite big numbers. Now I find myself focusing on on the difference between X and Y and and realising it can be a big number as well and end up over thinking it :(
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by robin » Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am

I find it helps to never remember what I paid for a car ... if X is unknown then X-Y is not knowable :-) The Zaphod Beeblebrox approach to buying and selling cars!
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by douglasgdmw » Mon May 18, 2020 8:00 am

Since we sold the RS4 and replaced it with the Golf GTi PP, I have kept track of a potential depreciation tracker.

I am just using my Autotrader account and using possible private prices as the baseline. The difference over the last year is that the RS4 virtually cost £3k more in depreciation. Admit the RS4 was a higher price point but given the difference in the servicing/consumables it would likely be closer to £5k+

Just updated the warranty on the Golf and unlimited cover was £334 compared to £800+ for the RS4 (essential item in the RS4 with the suspension).

Obviously would not have done this if it was the other way around but kind of makes us feel good on the car change, especially when the GTi is more fun than the RS4 for our day to day use.

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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by robin » Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 pm

The great thing about the game of life is that you get to make the rules that suit you best :-)
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Post by campbell » Mon May 18, 2020 10:04 pm

I think that’s eminently quotable
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by H8OAG » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm

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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by Sanjøy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:40 pm

H8OAG wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm
I have decided to come out of the closet and bought a Frozen Grey Z4 M40i for sh*ts and giggles.
Haven't driven it yet......Just interweb research.........Pick it up on Friday'
seemingly quite a weapon.........with 500watts of Harman Kardon to play my ghey anthems....when I get fed up of the engine rasp


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TN8fHOnW0M


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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by H8OAG » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:49 pm

Sanjøy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:40 pm
H8OAG wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm
I have decided to come out of the closet and bought a Frozen Grey Z4 M40i for sh*ts and giggles.
Haven't driven it yet......Just interweb research.........Pick it up on Friday'
seemingly quite a weapon.........with 500watts of Harman Kardon to play my ghey anthems....when I get fed up of the engine rasp


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TN8fHOnW0M


#nohairdresserstoolsleftinthisvehicleovernight


:cheers
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Thanks Sanj
Look forward to that
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by H8OAG » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:57 pm

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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by campbell » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Congrats, Iain. On both the return to civilisation and the new coupe
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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by H8OAG » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:01 pm

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Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Post by mckeann » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:05 pm

H8OAG wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Sanjøy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:40 pm
H8OAG wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm
I have decided to come out of the closet and bought a Frozen Grey Z4 M40i for sh*ts and giggles.
Haven't driven it yet......Just interweb research.........Pick it up on Friday'
seemingly quite a weapon.........with 500watts of Harman Kardon to play my ghey anthems....when I get fed up of the engine rasp


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TN8fHOnW0M


#nohairdresserstoolsleftinthisvehicleovernight


:cheers
Ape and I will grant you access to one of our M140i Cruizes.
Thanks Sanj
Look forward to that
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You’re not the first person to say that. Supposedly also like a fat Andy Bell from Erasure

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