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Motors Buying my first sports car - advice/thoughts?

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

  1. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I run a Ford Focus RS. It's powerful enough to keep me happy on the track whilst at the same time, comfortable and not overfueling to be used as a daily driver.

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  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I would be looking for a Vauxhall Manaro can find them under £10K, i've seen them as low as £7K for a £40K muscle car.

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    Mental tyre eatting retard that'll scare you and make you smile at the same time, or sit back and roll smoothly along.

    This coming from a lover of Volvo's and there fantastic T5 engine, they just went wrong by moving to FWD, should have stayed RWD.
     
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  3. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    The monaro VXR, I believe is ALSO available as a Chevrolet Lumina SS (i might be wrong, though) in some parts of the world (Southern Africa) or a Pontiac GTO
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    yeah, all the same just different stickers
     
  5. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    and different bodykits. Don't forget the bodykits. ;)
     
  6. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    good luck with the insurance though ;)
     
  7. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    To be honest, I'm going to have trouble with insurance no matter what I choose. 0 years no claims and a 23/24 year old on a 180bhp+ sports car... it's never going to finish below four figures. Not for the first year or two anyway.

    I LIKE that. Got any pics of your own you'd fancy throwing up? I always liked top-of-the-range (how's that for possibly incorrect use of hyphens?!) Ford cars. My Dads Mondeo Titanium 145 is a prime example. That thing PULLLLS :)
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    At your budget you'd only get the swivel-eyed Mk.1 RS though. :p
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Mmmm. 10K really is the limit. Unless I get several large, extremely profitable contracts in the next 12 months, that's not likely to change. New bills have dropped through the door in the past week or so :rolleyes:
     
  10. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    The loon-factor varies from car to car, apparently, plus there's the undeniable self-satisfaction of surviving everyday trips...

    [EDIT]No variant of the Mk.IV Golf was a 'sports car'. Sure, there might be power in the R32s and the like, but that was a big, fat, corpulent car for something marketed as a midsize hatch, and that shows in the handling. If I was in the market for a recent fast hatch, I'd look for Clio 182s/Trophies (!!!) or a Mk.I BMW Cooper S/Works, not a Golf. The Mk.III & IV are overweight, the Mk.I & II are fabulous but really classics nowadays, and the Mk.V is massively expensive and larger than some saloons.[/EDIT]
     
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  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Get a LANCIA!!!

    In all seriousness, the Clio might be a consideration if you want a fast hatch, I'd just stick with the Celica though, they can be decently cheap nowadays.
     
  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I've test driven the MKIII Clio 197. I loved it, but it's just the same as my old car with a bigger engine, better gearbox, sports suspension and nicer trim. I have a feeling it wouldn't feel different enough to call a weekend car. Besides, if I buy a third Clio people are going to think I'm taking backhanders from the local Renault dealership :hehe:
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Hmm, How are the RX-7 prices in the UK?
     

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