So what car have you been obsessing about today?? (Vol 2)

So what car have you been obsessing about today?? (Vol 2)

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Otter Smacker

6,472 posts

129 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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After recently seeing a certain PHer's purchase, I've been mostly wanting an XJR today...





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Triumph Man

5,418 posts

103 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Today, I have been mostly obsessing over the Audi 200. Unfortunately, there is only one for sale on car and classic, and it's in Scotland, and the gearbox is not attached to the car, as it is broken. I'm really liking old Audis at the moment for some reason 80/90/100/200/V8 mmm

kamilb1998

2,187 posts

112 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Otter Smacker said:
After recently seeing a certain PHer's purchase, I've been mostly wanting an XJR today...





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They are fantastic value for money now. The cheapest one I've seen sell was at 150,000 miles, on a 53 plate for £4995.

blearyeyedboy

4,690 posts

114 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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carlove said:
I'll copy you, saw my first today, an orange one in estate form, looked fantastic if a bit like a frog, so much better looking than the hatchback.
Quite. Black paint makes the gaping mouth look less obvious.

Petrolhead95

7,043 posts

89 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Otter Smacker said:
After recently seeing a certain PHer's purchase, I've been mostly wanting an XJR today...





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They like their low profile tyres, don't they!
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George H

14,194 posts

99 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Gothy said:
Corsa vxr or polo gti dsg.
Still can't decide :s
Polo GTI. Corsa VXRs have such a chavvy image associated with them, that's a good enough reason not to buy one imo.

elvismiggell

1,465 posts

86 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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George H said:
Polo GTI. Corsa VXRs have such a chavvy image associated with them, that's a good enough reason not to buy one imo.
True. But... that zingy little engine... there's something a little tempting about them, if you can look past the image.

I reckon they look great in blue.

George H

14,194 posts

99 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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elvismiggell said:
True. But... that zingy little engine... there's something a little tempting about them, if you can look past the image.

I reckon they look great in blue.
Having driven both, the engine is no where near as good as the 1.4 TSI in the Polo. The Polo will give decent power and instant throttle response in any gear. Coupled with the DSG gearbox it's a fantastic little package cool

Stedman

6,211 posts

127 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Otter Smacker said:
After recently seeing a certain PHer's purchase, I've been mostly wanting an XJR today...





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Excellent choice

MrFrodo

21,396 posts

177 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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blearyeyedboy said:
hehe

Seriously, I won't take *quite* that long but I'm trying to fund a mortgage deposit and a wedding too, so they take priority. smile

When the time comes to replace my trusty FWD hatch, I might go for a... trusty FWD estate?



I think Ford are shrewd with this one. People are still downsizing cars and I think this will become the new Octavia VRS estate, if you get my gist. Fun to punt around on your own when you can, reasonable running costs, civilised and roomy enough to carry an IKEA wardrobe when you're need to.

Order one in black, debadge it and avoid unwanted attention from Yoofs or people who want to race you. (No disrespect to you, Kamil. I mean the reverse baseball cap wearing type.) wink
I had a go in one of those last week. Seriously rapid car. Certainly a few years ago nobody would have batted an eyelid if they'd given it an RS badge.

The only thing I wasn't sold on was the torque steer - the greasy conditions and bumpy roads probably didn't help, but it was a real bicep builder.

JackTheLaddddd

100 posts

82 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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elvismiggell said:
True. But... that zingy little engine... there's something a little tempting about them, if you can look past the image.

I reckon they look great in blue.
I think they're really underestimated (30-70 faster than a r32) ok the looks are marmite..yes I do own a blue one biggrin

DanDC5

13,538 posts

102 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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This weekend and today it's the FD2 Mugen RR.



or the new Vanquish.


melvster

6,835 posts

120 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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After yesterdays photo session, obvious for me really.




DanielJames

6,981 posts

103 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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s2000's, again. If I could insure one, I would have one frown pesky insurance companies

LukeSi

5,422 posts

96 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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mmm, tempted to get one of these in 12 months as a first car.

Auto with leather interior, perfect.

caraddict

1,068 posts

79 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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LukeSi said:
mmm, tempted to get one of these in 12 months as a first car.

Auto with leather interior, perfect.
Buy a proper one, when something goes wrong, it usually gets expensive. Had one since 2008, the D5 with 163 hp. Engine is rock solid, but electronic issues from time to time is annoying. It's rapidly reaching the 200.000 miles mark, so it is expected, but they parts aren't getting any cheaper smile

Very comfy with excellent seats and safe behavior (had to dodge an obstacle two weeks ago, changed the lane in panic at 60 mph - no drama). What I hate is the dreadful turning circle - I have often needed to put the car in reverse during u-turns tongue out

LukeSi

5,422 posts

96 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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caraddict said:
LukeSi said:
mmm, tempted to get one of these in 12 months as a first car.

Auto with leather interior, perfect.
Buy a proper one, when something goes wrong, it usually gets expensive. Had one since 2008, the D5 with 163 hp. Engine is rock solid, but electronic issues from time to time is annoying. It's rapidly reaching the 200.000 miles mark, so it is expected, but they parts aren't getting any cheaper smile

Very comfy with excellent seats and safe behavior (had to dodge an obstacle two weeks ago, changed the lane in panic at 60 mph - no drama). What I hate is the dreadful turning circle - I have often needed to put the car in reverse during u-turns tongue out
Only a metre more than my mum's Fiat Panda. (which is shockingly bad for such a small car)

Otter Smacker

6,472 posts

129 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Stedman said:
Otter Smacker said:
After recently seeing a certain PHer's purchase, I've been mostly wanting an XJR today...





http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...yum
Excellent choice
bowtie

Still my obsession today.

Driven my old man's 4.0 S-Type a couple of times and was pleasently suprised on how smooth and easy it was to drive. Felt bloody lazy driving it though being an Auto, but really enjoyed the experience yes. Like Kambid say's, these can be had at real bargain now! This one 65k new 9 years ago, now short of 9K - Has a real nice road presence and hell of alot of car for that money (imo).

George H

14,194 posts

99 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Triumph Daytona 675 Super III




Going to view one next Saturday... can't wait yum

Petrolhead95

7,043 posts

89 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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George H said:
Triumph Daytona 675 Super III




Going to view one next Saturday... can't wait yum