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    Errr, you know how normally cars depreciate?...

    Errr, you know how normally cars depreciate? Yeah, err, doesn't really tend to apply that much to the upper echelons. The budget is about a quarter of what's needed for those.
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    Yeah, I'm not sure this is really the right forum...

    Yeah, I'm not sure this is really the right forum for your question, is it? Impressive #humblebrag though Scottie :D

    Only one I have experience of is the Vanquish, and you're correct, it's...
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    Genuine question: do you find that people often...

    Genuine question: do you find that people often just wander off when you're talking to them?
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    It's good that you know better than SSR, who have...

    It's good that you know better than SSR, who have been welding their 3 piece wheels for donkey's.
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    If it helps, there was a set of banded Rotas...

    If it helps, there was a set of banded Rotas around for a good few years on the back of a twin turbo ls powered 1100+ car.
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    If anyone ever questions why you bought it, just...

    If anyone ever questions why you bought it, just show them the boot hinges.
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    My sister has three kids, currently between 5 and...

    My sister has three kids, currently between 5 and 10, and has managed for the last 6 or 7 years in a mk2 focus estate. As far as I know it's been pretty damn solid and reliable, and she treats cars...
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    Curve ball, but what about buying a cheap mx5,...

    Curve ball, but what about buying a cheap mx5, doing the ring, then selling it in the summer when the prices go up a smidge. Very cheap, possibly even free way of doing it?
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    Phil's done 4 cars for me. I'd use him without...

    Phil's done 4 cars for me. I'd use him without hesitation.
  10. Thread: Supercar Rental

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    Due to my wife's job we've had some quite lovely...

    Due to my wife's job we've had some quite lovely cars to drive at various points. It was great and all, but I'm with Doc - to pay such vast sums of cash for it is frankly mental, and will leave you...
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    The most disturbing thing about this thread is...

    The most disturbing thing about this thread is this post.

    How the fcuk did you do it? Have you taken a zoomed in photo of a monitor? Were you trembling so much you used a webcam to stream your...
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    Appreciate in value? Are you drunk?! They will...

    Appreciate in value? Are you drunk?! They will crash like they have all done historically. Financially it's the equivalent of burning cash.
    I'm sure it's a great car, but to try and justify it...
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    It's a great car to buy new if you love...

    It's a great car to buy new if you love depreciation.
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    I reckon Saab/Volvo is a perfect sort. Big, dull,...

    I reckon Saab/Volvo is a perfect sort. Big, dull, dependable.
    I was in the market for either, just so happened that the hideous swede was the first available.
    I was also looking looking at s60s,...
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    Fingers crossed man. I'm feeling proper guilty...

    Fingers crossed man. I'm feeling proper guilty now :o :D
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    Done! It's just it's my fault that he went to buy...

    Done! It's just it's my fault that he went to buy a Golf and bought a Porsche. I'm really very proud of that :D

    EDIT, and also, get an MX5.
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    Am I allowed to suggest? :D EDIT: If you want...

    Am I allowed to suggest? :D

    EDIT: If you want a swift ish one trick pony that eats bushings then a Saab 95 Aero is a good bet. My **** ugly barge swallows my Enduro bike with the wheels on when...
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    If it's not too late(and suspect it is) immediate...

    If it's not too late(and suspect it is) immediate thought Is to get in touch with Driftworks.
    Also, try a post on Pistonheads.
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    You're not going to get 45+ mpg from a Scooby,...

    You're not going to get 45+ mpg from a Scooby, 2.4 petrol s40, 330i, etc. Let's remember that requirement from the first post...
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    MattyGee and Wallers' other halves both have one....

    MattyGee and Wallers' other halves both have one. They've been great cars afaik. They're not sports cars, obviously, but as a to b or family cars they're perfect. Clever use of space inside too. ...
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    Errr, maybe a Kuga? :wack:

    Errr, maybe a Kuga? :wack:
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    Whoa, how ****ing bad is the satnav in the...

    Whoa, how ****ing bad is the satnav in the Quashquai if the Kuga's is better?! Jeebus!
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    Jesus, don't spend money on it at a bodyshop....

    Jesus, don't spend money on it at a bodyshop. What's the point? Just run it, hope it doesn't fall victim to Merc electrical gremilins, and get shot asap.
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    I wouldn't be so sure it's only surface... But...

    I wouldn't be so sure it's only surface...

    But if it's only for three months and it the MOT covers more than that, it doesn't matter 1 bit! Run it, get shot asap. If it's mechanically sound it...
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    To be fair, if he's bought an early 00s Mercedes,...

    To be fair, if he's bought an early 00s Mercedes, I'd expect the sills on that to be full of filler as well. Rustbuckets.
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