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jack09

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15 posts

30 months

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Hi,
I'm currently looking to purchase a new car. Do i go for a ford focus ST 06 with high insurance. Or a BMW 3 series? and if BMW, which one would be ideal! Any Ideas?

CONFUSED!

0a

13,295 posts

80 months

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Yes, go for the 3 series - the M3 model.

Viperz888

434 posts

44 months

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

chongwong

768 posts

33 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
I'm sorry, what?

DukeDickson

3,543 posts

99 months

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0a said:
Yes, go for the 3 series - the M3 model.
Err, whatever the additional merits of the M3 are (and in absolute terms it is a total non-argument), if an ST is high insurance, there's Bob that the insurance on an M3 isn't going to be anything less than a touch more strident. Chuck in double or more running costs (bar fuel) & to someone on a budget, things aren't quite so b&w.


OP -- What Bimmer do you want/think you can afford (some form of 6, presumably)? How many miles do you do? Budget? Sensitivity to running costs? A hundred & one other things.
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karl_h

183 posts

66 months

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Mates got a 330 coupe, I've got an 08 ST. I think he's more impressed with the focus than I am with the beemer. 330 is lovely don't get me wrong, but the focus is the best all round car we've had in the family by a massive margin. Absolutely love mine.

Bezza1969

777 posts

34 months

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Id love an ST, but I dont think I could afford the petrol!!! Think the Mk2 ST may actually prove to be more sought after by Ford fans than the new Mk3, tbh, in a few years time. Better looking and more character. THe new one seems to be aiming at the Golf GTI swiss army knife title, which VW tend to do better than Ford.

vit4

3,378 posts

56 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
So it be on to this again frown

blearyeyedboy

3,022 posts

65 months

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OP, a lot of people would like to help you but we need more info to go on. What's your budget? How many miles do you do and what sort of MPG can you afford?

Have you got to carry large amounts of horse manure on a daily basis or is room for a single briefcase sufficient?

Do you need to carry lots of people (ie, do you carry rear doors?)

Give us info to go on and we can help you a lot more.

s m

10,450 posts

89 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
This sums it up for me

rossw46

1,093 posts

46 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
I agree!

a4cabrio

476 posts

45 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
What he said

DukeDickson

3,543 posts

99 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
rofl

Mental diarrhoea?

Schuey M

178 posts

28 months

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Focus rs or a 3 series is a tough call. The st vs a decent 3 series I'd take the bmw

otolith

26,128 posts

90 months

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Why do you fancy those two cars? What are you looking for in your next car?

Froomee

1,231 posts

55 months

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ST over anything over than an M3..........

Even if an M3 is an option factor in running costs.

From experience servicing is cheap on a Focus, four decent tyres can be had for <£400, and there are plenty of options to get upto circa 280bhp for very little outlay.

If you can afford it then a decent E46 M3, if not a decent ST. A 330i and an ST are miles apart in performance terms especially if the ST is tuned.

300bhp/ton

29,629 posts

76 months

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Froomee said:
A 330i and an ST are miles apart in performance terms especially if the ST is tuned.
Really?

Late 330i's have around 260hp don't they and even early ones still have more than a stock ST.

EDLT

14,716 posts

92 months

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Viperz888 said:
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
You’ve got to be kidding me. I’ve been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It’s just common sense.

VinceFox

19,176 posts

58 months

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If fuel's an issue don't even think about an m3. To get the performance out you need to run high up. You'll just end up resenting it.

Charlie Michael

2,450 posts

70 months

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EDLT said:
You’ve got to be kidding me. I’ve been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It’s just common sense.
Wat 'e sed...
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