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In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:40 am
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803104435531

Man maths tells me it’ll hold ts value better, so is better than an old E class, etc.

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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:57 am
Man maths can’t be wrong

I’d guess the running costs are a fair bit higher than the Merc though
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 am
Paul123 wrote:Man maths can’t be wrong

I’d guess the running costs are a fair bit higher than the Merc though

I don't typically do many miles, and so long as running costs are less (proportionately) than depreciation .. it all comes out in the wash.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:25 am
That was my logic when I looked at those M3’s. Especially when you consider the prices of E36 & E46 ones at the moment
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:33 am
Seems expensive to me?

Reserved now. LK.....you?

Those wheels...are they BMW standard ones? I dont think i've seen that particular style. They look like they are trying to be the CSL ones but i'm sure they aren't.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:50 am
MegaCrixel wrote:Seems expensive to me?

Reserved now. LK.....you?

Those wheels...are they BMW standard ones? I dont think i've seen that particular style. They look like they are trying to be the CSL ones but i'm sure they aren't.

With sensible miles - £20k is where they are at the moment ...

Not bought that one, no - although it is dream spec
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 am
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:15 am
Ahh yes, the 6 series. I've always liked these, but in coupe rather than open top (but i know you want open top)

They are a large car.

FYI and FWIW - i've driven a 630i convertible some years ago (the older model) I liked it....but i actually found the performance pretty 'meh'! It was nice...but it felt like....a big heavy car...and not very responsive.

I mean...it can't be slow.....but yeah. I remember thinking...'hmmm' rather than coooOOOOOOOOOL.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:25 am
MegaCrixel wrote:Ahh yes, the 6 series. I've always liked these, but in coupe rather than open top (but i know you want open top)

They are a large car.

FYI and FWIW - i've driven a 630i convertible some years ago (the older model) I liked it....but i actually found the performance pretty 'meh'! It was nice...but it felt like....a big heavy car...and not very responsive.

I mean...it can't be slow.....but yeah. I remember thinking...'hmmm' rather than coooOOOOOOOOOL.

Yeah, I bet that actually ....

I've driven 3 litre Z4's and 3 series, and I don't find them that punchy ... I guess in the turbo charged World, they just don't feel that punchy.

Very very very tempted to that cheap one though.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 am
I'd say the 3.0 feels great in the Z4! Although i'm used to much slower cars than you of course Smile In the 6 it was like....swift...but the whole car had a bit of a ..more leisurely nature to it. I suppose thats just what you get with a larger car like these.

Big car and longish overhangs! Get your tape measure out (matron) and measure/factor in drive steepage!
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:51 am
The other option isn’t as exciting ... but given my work, parking, usage, etc ....

This one is about £1000 too expensive (for what it is) ... but as a concept

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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:18 pm
Older 6 series IMHO. Neither the newer 6 or the M3 are anywhere close to the bottom of their depreciation curve whereas that old 6 is. Keep it clean and the miles down and you won't lose much. Running costs will be high especially if somethong goes wrong though. Old BMWs have plenty of niggley problems as well.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:29 pm
He speaks sense.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:16 am
Teeps wrote:Older 6 series IMHO. Neither the newer 6 or the M3 are anywhere close to the bottom of their depreciation curve whereas that old 6 is. Keep it clean and the miles down and you won't lose much. Running costs will be high especially if somethong goes wrong though. Old BMWs have plenty of niggley problems as well.

This /\ why waste a shed load of cash on a car that is pretty similar and watch the cash fall out of it's arse when you could have the same thing, more or less, for 10k cheaper and go to France with that cash instead...twice Cool
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:48 am
I’m missing something LK

M3 vs 630?

A friend had a 645i about 6yrs ago... He didn’t do many miles but trim replacements (mirrors etc) were feckin’ pricey

I’m pretty sure he tested the 630 and 645 before deciding the 645 was much much more enjoyable to drive. I believe he almost got an M6 after owning the 645 for a year...

I don’t think you’d lose a great deal on the M3 over 1-2yrs and overall running costs have got to be similar
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:56 pm
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:00 pm

That's good value ... wouldn't buy a manual BMW again though.

I bet you paid a lot more than that for yours, Basil !!!
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:08 pm
mine was about 23 i think, i don't actually know, it was merely an adjustment in finance - thankfully they found the spec i wanted, I wouldnt have a manual either

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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:11 pm
Spot wrote:mine was about 23 i think, i don't actually know, it was merely an adjustment in finance  - thankfully they found the spec i wanted, I wouldnt have a manual either


I'll tell you what .. the M235i ticks a lot of boxes for me ..... if only it was a bit cheaper ...

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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:12 pm
i love it (understandably) you are welcome to test drive whenever Wink
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Spot wrote:i love it (understandably) you are welcome to test drive whenever Wink

I would like that ... all the other cars I am looking at don't tick as many boxes.

Any Audi, although nice appears boring and expensive
The Mercs are impossible to find with a decent petrol engine.

The 3 series and 4 series still look a bit boring.
The 6 series looks nice, but for my mostly town work I have huge reservations, and the M3 again, might be overkill for what I need.

I've never leased a car - can you buy it at the end ? If you were to buy it at the end, is that an expensive way of buying it, or not ?
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:25 pm
not sure leases work that way, PCP on the other hand
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:59 pm
I think you need to make up your mind whay type of car you actually want. A235i is going to lose money like any other car. If you drop £20k on one you will lose a fair bit over say 2 years.
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:58 pm
I know what I want - a petrol auto 4 seat convertible - where I flit between is spend some savings, you only live once .... and you only live once, but a cheaper car and have better holidays ...
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Re: In for a penny, in for a pound ??

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:29 pm
the former!.........holidays, pffft, you can fly to barcelona for £50 return and get all manner of hotels for 50 euros a night
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