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Motors Buying my first sports car - advice/thoughts?

Discussion in 'General' started by Unicorn, 29 Jun 2010.

  1. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    What a load of tosh. I've had a french and italian car now, they're both lovely. :D
     
  2. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    some the greatest cars that were ever made were french and italian eg:
    Ferrair
    Lambo
    fiat,one of the larges companies in automitive
    lancia
    peugeot 205 gti
    citroen ds
    Renault clio cup, 5 turbo
    alfa romeo
    and of course Buggatti

    I believe i told you so is in order :hehe:
     
  3. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    DROOL! So clean and mean, just the way I love 'em! That one hasn't got a mark on it :)
     
  4. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    How about the celica's bigger, musclier brother?

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    Or it's rival:

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  5. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Can you get C4 Corvettes in the UK?

    If I had to judge by what I've driven in Gran Turismo.. Go for an RX-7. They look pee-amp and they go vroom vroom.

    Is a Renault 5 out of your price range?
     
  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I think there's wisdom in buying the car you really want.

    I know I would buy the celica, if I were in love with it the way you are.

    Alas, I am not, so I'd obviously recommend something else (Preferably something italian - that Abarth sounds good). But you're the one spending the money.
    A Celica is bound to be a good car.
     
  7. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Lambo - VAG - German
    Bugatti - VAG - German

    Lancia is only popular because of the Delta, everything else they made was shite.

    Admittedly the likes of Renault, Fiat and Alfa have got better in recent years, just many people don't realise it.
     
  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    The thing is that every single Italian car I've driven on its own was more of a drivers car than all of the German cars I've driven put together.

    I think it was Clarkson that once said about Porsche that they "feel like they've been put together by people with oo many fine pencils. People that know everything about cars, everything about squeezing another tenth out of the Nürburgring, but nothing about driving." (paraphrased). That to me has summed up every German car I've ever driven, and a lot of Japanese cars as well.

    Hell, I had a Golf V GTI at the time when I first drove a Fiat bravo.
    I though "What the hell.. a 1.4 litre". The pedals were too soft, the steering a bit numb, the seats a bit weird.
    Then I gave it some poke in the corners, and it went very wrong. Spin, try to react, fail, stall the car, giggle like a school girl.
    I did the same corner 5 times, then got it right, and realised that I wanted the bravo over the golf.
     
  9. _crazy_crazy_

    _crazy_crazy_ mi mum say's that i'm special

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    well not just the delta ... the stratus too :D in thoose good old days were they used ferrari engines lol
     
  10. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    There used to be a silver one in my street and it was a beautiful car. I really do not like the styling of the new newer ones, they look too watered down and 'girly' for me.

    The new 2010 Celica looks pretty nice though. If it has the Subaru boxer engine and real wheel drive it should be a fun car to drive and sound amazing!
     
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  11. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Cough: 037, fulvia, Flaminia, montecarlo, stratos. All still much loved and id take either over delta anyday.
     
  12. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    He's obviously not watched Top Gear has he. :D :D
     
  13. Rogan

    Rogan Not really a

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    On a serious note a lot of the cars people are suggesting are going to drive you into the ground on maintenance.

    Sure get a rotary if you intend to spend hours fiddling with the finicky as hell engine. Buy a cheap 944 if you want to spend £10k in maintenance in the first year. Buy a 3000GT if you really think that maintaining a high boost dual turbo setup that some idiot's probably ragged the hell out of is a good idea. Whatever you decide to get make sure you do your research to find out what the real cost of ownership is going to be.

    Car recommendation threads are always daft and this one is no different. And anyway you're only going to ignore everyone and buy whatever you were going to go out and buy in the first place. That said, good luck broseph.
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I thought the Toyobaru was cancelled?

    [edit] Nope, just more expensive than first thought. Looks pretty sexy.

    Rogan: Most people are suggesting mental cars, those 3 in particular are retarded suggestions imo. If ever a thread was derailed, this is it.
     
  15. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    +1

    Yes it's all ooo's and ahhh's and gaelic charm and styling at first, but when they start to go wrong - well, that's when the running and the screaming start, when you see the bills. :eeek:

    I've owned 1 french car. That's enough. Its soon to be replaced.

    As for what to buy? you want a Sports car, get a sports car. Don't bother with GTI this or that. Get something like a Elise or a Porker. Maybea Trevor. No more than 2 seats!

    That, or build one! :lol:
     
  16. bestseany

    bestseany What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but what about a MR2? (the older less gay one)
     
  17. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    The original MR2 is awesome. Enough power to have fun, but not kill you for a slight mistake. Only problem is to find a decent one after all these years.

    I'd say go with the car you want. If not, go for an MR2, or a Honda Prelude - both shouldn't be too hard to maintain, as they're both supposedly fairly reliable.
     
  18. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    agreed, I drive a 206 and its a great little motor, id like to get the GTI but its just a shame it has a horrible image problem thanks to chavs :sigh:
     
  19. _crazy_crazy_

    _crazy_crazy_ mi mum say's that i'm special

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    wasn't that supposed to be the new corolla ? a new version of the ae86 ?
     
  20. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I haven't a clue! :D I have always seen it listed as the new Celica.
     

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