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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:26 am
Off to look at 2 motaaaaas to see if either looks any good, probably not until late in the week

Anyway the potential TT replacements are:

57 plate 335i convertible
57 plate TT 3.2 v6

Let’s see how this works out...
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:30 am
Flash bastard!
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:59 am
Older than the Crickasso
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Terrible time to be selling a car - £1500 for the TT now - Smile
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Hahaha let me consider that

That would make it an even cheaper kit car engine
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:45 pm
I can't comment on the Audi, but buy wisely with the BMW. A 10 year old car could easily cost you 4 figures just putting niggles right that you don 't spot when you test drive it.
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Teeps wrote:I can't comment on the Audi, but buy wisely with the BMW. A 10 year old car could easily cost you 4 figures just putting niggles right that you don 't spot when you test drive it.

I'm certainly glad I got the seller (trader) to sort out the Supercharger snout on my XF!

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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:12 pm
I’ve got a lovely 2007 A3 1.8T sportback.

Fast, fun and practical.

I’ll do you a deal of course .... let’s say £6k ??? Laughing
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:16 pm
After reading up on a whole load of used cars 10+ years old I've come to the conclusion that only dull boring ones are likely to be reliable. Honda and Toyota/ Lexus appear to be the only ones without loads of expensive issues.
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:10 pm
None of these things are going to be cheap to maintain

There’s a few issues with the 335’s, but you can get a full warranty upto 12yrs by the looks of it. Both turbos going would be ker-farking-ching
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:01 pm
The 335i appears to be a flawed diamond. I find them very desirable.
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Teeps wrote:After reading up on a whole load of used cars 10+ years old I've come to the conclusion that only dull boring ones are likely to be reliable. Honda and Toyota/ Lexus appear to be the only ones without loads of expensive issues.

I agree, Teeps .... and the price of older Audi’s and Volkswagens is crazy.

In particular Golf GTI’s and even Audi’s like mine - it’s just not possible to get anything with sensible miles for less than about £5k !!
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Yes, you can't get a Golf Gti with less than 100k on the clock for under £5k. Mind you it's the same for most hot hatches, like Focus ST.
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on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:08 pm
Teeps wrote:Yes, you can't get a Golf Gti with less than 100k on the clock for under £5k. Mind you it's the same for most hot hatches, like Focus ST.

Which given their potential running costs, to me is crazy.

The ironic thing about life, just like the fact the poorer people in life actually pay more for their products than the rich (because of interest rates on loans, etc), is that quite often it’s more expensive running these cheaper cars, than the more expensive newer ones - yes with a more expensive car you have depreciation, but depreciation can often pale in to insignifance if you buy and sell carefully, compared to the costs of running an older car.

There are quite a few videos online these days about people that run supercars for a year, and other than fuel, they don’t cost them a penny - if your careful there just is no depreciation in running them over a year, etc.
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Re: Cars next week

on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:13 pm
A mate of mine has a 2008 Focus ST and it does about 20 mpg. I don't think it's cost much in terms of repairs though. The Mondeo is a much cheaper way to get the same engine just in a bigger body. Same shit mpg though.
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