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patmahe

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4,234 posts

84 months

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As above really, theres a real diversity of car lovers on here so I think a thread about what we plan to actually buy next would be interesting.

I'll start, I want an affordable, good looking coupe, which is reliable and not too raw because it'll be my only car for about 15000 miles a year so it needs to be a little practical too.

My thoughts have led me here, I've always liked them and they seem like fun without being too extreme.



So over to you what next??

McHaggis

12,455 posts

35 months

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Audi S4 4.2 or S4 supercharged + milltek.
Or A6 4.2 Avant.

snuffle

1,586 posts

62 months

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I would like an austin 7 with some form of sport body, however what I really should be buying is a newer van for work.

But what I need to be doing is fixing the existing fleet first.

snuffle

1,586 posts

62 months

billzeebub

2,891 posts

79 months

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Porker 993 or TVR Chimaera
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Contigo

2,567 posts

89 months

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Maserati GranSport.

moreflaps

693 posts

35 months

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Contigo said:
Maserati GranSport.
Good choice. I've got one and am thinking about playing with a F355 next.

Cheers

Chas88

586 posts

46 months

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Depends if I replace my Mazda 6 or Cerbera first as I don't have any plans to sell either at the moment. If I replace the Mazda it'll probably be with a Jaguar XF. I'm leaning towards an Aston Martin V8 Vantage right now although that'll probably have changed when/if I sell the Cerb.

Contigo

2,567 posts

89 months

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moreflaps said:
Good choice. I've got one and am thinking about playing with a F355 next.

Cheers
Thamks, I've always hankered after one and after driving a 3200 (didn't buy as it needed lots of work) I wanted to move to either a 4200 (more refined and less troublesome) or the more modern GranSport. I will plan to get one once I can sell the touring but it's on the to do list for sure.

Had any issues with yours so far?


Tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

34 months

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McHaggis said:
Audi S4 4.2 or S4 supercharged + milltek.
Or A6 4.2 Avant.
S4 mmmmmm

Baryonyx

8,862 posts

39 months

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Probably one of these, an R129 SL:



or possibly one of these:


NiceCupOfTea

22,703 posts

131 months

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Only just bought one!

Depending on which car I change next, turbocharged MX-5, Chimaera, e36 touring, or another Saab 9000...

Got to sell some first though...

dabofoppo

509 posts

51 months

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J reg corrado g60 going to see it again on Tuesday I think.

FamilyDub

3,425 posts

45 months

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Some form of fast estate with a V8 would do nicely!

C55 AMG or RS4/S4 Avant, perhaps? biggrin

chrisgtx

534 posts

90 months

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Just sold an RX8, now on the lookout for a 350z.

fluffnik

19,325 posts

107 months

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The RHD ALPINA B5s Touring.

BigBen

7,200 posts

110 months

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My long term plan is an Merc/AMG SLS but they need to do a bit of depreciating first. Next car in 2 / 3 years when I next change is currently projected to be an Aston V8 Vantage but will probably have changed my mind by then.

kiteless

6,752 posts

84 months

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For a daily drive?

Current favourite is a W124 Merc. But if financial circumstances change slightly for the better, I'll look at something like an 80's S-Class or a 90's 7-Series.


fluffnik

19,325 posts

107 months

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kiteless said:
Current favourite is a W124 Merc. But if financial circumstances change slightly for the better, I'll look at something like an 80's S-Class or a 90's 7-Series.
Just get a better '124! smile

I will have an E36 one day...

craigb84

939 posts

32 months

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I've been kicking around in a 1.6 Astra that I bought off my mum last December as a transitional car and was waiting to see what I was doing with work etc before plunging back into buying something newer.

Having just spent the last week doing some decent mileage I've realised it's a decent enough daily driver, doesn't owe me anything and has enough tech in it to get me by. So, instead of buying 1 good car that will plummet in value I'm going to go down the 2nd car route for £7 / 8k.

Current options are Elise / TVR (of some description) / Boxster / something caterhamesque. Just no idea what I'm looking at really.
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