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Discussion in 'General' started by Zinfandel, 22 Nov 2014.

  1. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    naah man, naah.
    We had a lot of Capri's around here when I was young...and they were aaaaaaall rust brown...:D
     
  2. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Yes I meant my model which is a 2000 323ci (or might be badged a 323i).
     
  3. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    I had very much considered a Z4. I do like the look of them but I felt really cramped in the convertible version so I suspect the same for the hard top. Cayman just felt a little more spacious which it might not be but I felt like that...

    In a completely different turn of events, I saw a Jag XF which for a similar amount of money will be a couple of years newer and the 3.0 V6 premium interior one as well. I'ma head off to the Jag dealer now and have a look see...

    EDIT: Incidentally, for not much more you can get a Bentley Continental GT 6.0.

    Hahahaha. That's funny.
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Or even a Ferrari 550M.

    The cost of keeping them fed, watered and on the road though, that's an entirely different matter!

    A few years ago at the tender age of 27, I was thinking that a Conti GT would be precisely what I needed for my next car, who can argue about the asking prices of low mileage examples?

    I now drive a semi-sensible diesel saloon. How things change when you hit 30 :hehe:
     
  5. Marvin-HHGTTG

    Marvin-HHGTTG CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

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    In the same way that you can get a lovely Maserati 4200GT for ~£15k but the bills are hilarious. Whilst the Bentley will be better in that regard on some of the bits shared with the Phaeton, it's still an £80k car with running costs to match.

    What is it you're actually after? How can you go from wanting a Cayman to a pretty ordinary (base petrol engine) XF? I can't think of any attributes that are similar except that they're both premium badges.
     
  6. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I had similar Ideas about a boxster or a Maserati 3200GT a bit over a decade back. The running costs though...
    Wait till forty :D

    I went from a 220 horsepower turbo coupe to a more than boring sensible diesel estate with two kiddyseats and strapon videoplayers in the back
     
  7. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    I had a look at one but decided on a Q5 diesel at the time. More practical for my needs.
     
  8. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Had a 944 for 12 years, No problems other than wear and tear and the head gasket but by then it had done 220k ! I am aware the engine was a jumped up audi but the car was a rock.

    Don't get why anyone gets a Cayman, Porsche do sports cars very well but thats just a glorified mummy mobile for school runs !

    EDIT: Got my cayman and cyenne mixed up. GO for it LOL
     
  9. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Don't say that, man! My plan at this current moment in time is to replace my current car with the next 2-3 iterations of the same car again and get something horrifically impractical and expensive when I'm 45-50 :D
     
  10. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    You might want to consider an Audi TT RS if you're interested in a Cayman.
     
  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    right, also a woman at least a decade younger is required for a proper Midlifecrisis.

    Problem is, I did all that when I was 29 :D

    (She's also the reason for the required kiddyseats that didn't fit into the horrifically impractical and expensive purple lightning) :eeek:
     

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