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#16 carts60

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:02 PM

so much to insure though. £2k+ for me I think. Dont want to have to pay anything over £1.5 really

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

The Boxter is described as the poor mans Porsche because it was designed and built for a market that couldn't afford a 911. It was designed to be the poor mans Porsche haha

Even at 22, the Boxter looks like you have eyes bigger than your wallet. By way of 'respect' you want the 911 or the 350z.

Insurance is weird in that way. My mini on a 'normal' policy (long story) is 750 per year, a 3.5l s type I was looking at was 1700, seems stupid that performance cars are so 'cheap' in relation!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

DO NOT GET A BOXTER


Why?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

Even at 22, the Boxter looks like you have eyes bigger than your wallet. By way of 'respect' you want the 911 or the 350z.


how do you mean eyes bigger than wallet? I'v got it all budgeted for, and I can afford the insurance if it is £2k+, which is the case in event of getting a 911 or an S2000.

Otherwise, all the others cost under £1500 in insurance terms.

911 is looking like the favourite with the 350z coming in a close second.

Will have to test drive both to see which i prefer.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:34 PM


Even at 22, the Boxter looks like you have eyes bigger than your wallet. By way of 'respect' you want the 911 or the 350z.


how do you mean eyes bigger than wallet? I'v got it all budgeted for, and I can afford the insurance if it is £2k+, which is the case in event of getting a 911 or an S2000.

Otherwise, all the others cost under £1500 in insurance terms.

911 is looking like the favourite with the 350z coming in a close second.

Will have to test drive both to see which i prefer.


No I didn't mean that sorry. I meant that you can't help but look at people who drive a Boxter and think 'aww, they wanted a sports car but couldn't afford a 911' I know it's horribly stereotypical but it's just one of those things. I'm not saying you can't afford it, you obviously can!
I envy your lifestyle that means you can have a 2 seater!

#21 kcchan

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

s2000 everytime... can get a decent one for £6000

agreed

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:39 PM

I know if i had the money i would get one of these.

VAUXHALL VXR8 6.0 V8 HOLDEN MONARO

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4aaefe9bc0

:mrcool: one day ill get one.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:54 PM


s2000 everytime... can get a decent one for £6000

agreed


Why the S2000? Obviously good looks and reliable but the from what i'v heard all the real power in the engine is only available in the upper rev range meaning unless you're thrashing it about the place, its not the greatest car to drive.

Good cars to modify though - similarly the 350z though which edges it for me in style and power. It falls down in build materials though.

Edited by carts60, 30 December 2011 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

because then you basically get 2 engines for 1... drive it dosile below 4500-5200 or drive it like a screamer above the vtec

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

S2000. Make sure it's been serviced regularly and geo's done. You want it to handle a little better then either go with poly bushes and oil overs, or just re-new the old stuff if you still want to retain comfort. I was after one of these and did a **** load of research, there is a uk s2000 forum, think it was s2k.net. Be careful with what year you go for, cause the tax went up for vehicles registered after a certain date, think it was 2005. Induction and exhaust add to driving experience, but very expensive to get more power from Honda engines unless you go forced induction :)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

Z4M Coupe. My dad had one and it was mental!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:23 PM

mk1 mx5 with about £8000 worth of modifications :thumbsup: but get the 1.6 its much better then the 1.8 and very tuneable

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

get a 3.2 TT quattro :P good in the snow if it comes hah not like the rwd :P and they sound mental

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:40 PM

Jag wise - no way! I'm 22, not 62 and there is no way in my right mind I want to be seen in one let alone to be owning one!


sorry, my mistake, i thought when you said 'best' and 'sports car' i didn't realise you meant fashion accessory as opposed to 'car that is fast and handles well' ;)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

get a 3.2 TT quattro :P good in the snow if it comes hah not like the rwd :P and they sound mental


Or just get a KA and a new hair dryer ;)




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