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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MissChief

4,827 posts

101 months

Sunday 12th August
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epom said:
This is a beauty, seems good value too, I think !!
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
I think I'd rather have https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

P5BNij

2,227 posts

39 months

Monday 13th August
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CampDavid

9,093 posts

131 months

Monday 13th August
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epom said:
This is a beauty, seems good value too, I think !!
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
CS SMG will always be in the shadow of the CSL. CS Manual, however, offers a credible case as the ultimate incarnation of the E46. If I were buying a BMW M car with an eye on future values, I think a CS Manual would be near the top of the list.

Glasgowrob

1,948 posts

54 months

Monday 13th August
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seen an Omega MV6 i like on Ebay. seems decent for the money MOT'd it runs and ticks all the boxes on my wierd RWD vauxhall fetish list.


only problem is i cant get time off work and its in Ruddy southampton.(i'm in Glasgow)

currently trying to figure out if i can do Glasgow to Southampton whilst still working on the train then drive home and be in work the next morning. and if the wife will notice a third black Omega appearing. (yes i've already got 2 MV6s but their a 2.6 and 3.0 this is a 3.2 i'm looking at. and whilst pretty much the same the 3.2 is a much better engine and well sod it to be honest i just want another Omega.

va1o

15,612 posts

140 months

Monday 13th August
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Still the new Z4 for me, some photos have finally leaked of the production version! Not sure about the colour but otherwise looking good smile




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p1stonhead

16,186 posts

100 months

Friday 17th August
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Shall I (almost certainly) kill my plans for a weekend 911 by going to test drive this Caterham R500?



http://uk.caterhamcars.com/pre-owned/2106-r500-sv-...

I was sort of set on the 911. And I know if I drive the Caterham im likely to buy it there and then!

epom

5,810 posts

94 months

Friday 17th August
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P5BNij said:
Oh I'd love that.


Harry Flashman

12,929 posts

175 months

Friday 17th August
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shirt said:
I love that.

So I went and bought the car I was obsessing about. We needed a sensible family wagon, and I considered every option from hybrid, electric and petrol (no diesel as I'm in London and pretty sure they'll all be banned soon). I considered running costs, economy, load space and all weather ability. And then bought this, which is compromised in every single one of these areas. An RS6 would have been a far better option in pretty much every way, but I still ended up here.

Clunky gearbox, dodgy visibility and 2wd so won't be much good in the next cold snap, or when driving to Europe in the winter. It self parks though, so that's OK.

Lady F literally rolled her eyes.

I love it already.

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr






Edited by Harry Flashman on Friday 17th August 10:00

AT

13 posts

1 month

Friday 17th August
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Corvette C6 Z06 for c. 35k is so appealing.

p1stonhead

16,186 posts

100 months

Friday 17th August
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Harry Flashman said:
shirt said:
I love that.

So I went and bought the car I was obsessing about. We needed a sensible family wagon, and I considered every option from hybrid, electric and petrol (no diesel as I'm in London and pretty sure they'll all be banned soon). I considered running costs, economy, load space and all weather ability. And then bought this, which is compromised in every single one of these areas. An RS6 would have been a far better option in pretty much every way, but I still ended up here.

Clunky gearbox, dodgy visibility and 2wd so won't be much good in the next cold snap, or when driving to Europe in the winter. It self parks though, so that's OK.

Lady F literally rolled her eyes.

I love it already.

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr

Edited by Harry Flashman on Friday 17th August 10:00
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epom

5,810 posts

94 months

Friday 17th August
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p1stonhead said:
Harry Flashman said:
shirt said:
I love that.

So I went and bought the car I was obsessing about. We needed a sensible family wagon, and I considered every option from hybrid, electric and petrol (no diesel as I'm in London and pretty sure they'll all be banned soon). I considered running costs, economy, load space and all weather ability. And then bought this, which is compromised in every single one of these areas. An RS6 would have been a far better option in pretty much every way, but I still ended up here.

Clunky gearbox, dodgy visibility and 2wd so won't be much good in the next cold snap, or when driving to Europe in the winter. It self parks though, so that's OK.

Lady F literally rolled her eyes.

I love it already.

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr

Edited by Harry Flashman on Friday 17th August 10:00
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Well done, PH-er of the week for you smile

blearyeyedboy

4,653 posts

112 months

Friday 17th August
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Harry Flashman said:
I love that.

So I went and bought the car I was obsessing about. We needed a sensible family wagon, and I considered every option from hybrid, electric and petrol (no diesel as I'm in London and pretty sure they'll all be banned soon). I considered running costs, economy, load space and all weather ability. And then bought this, which is compromised in every single one of these areas. An RS6 would have been a far better option in pretty much every way, but I still ended up here.

Clunky gearbox, dodgy visibility and 2wd so won't be much good in the next cold snap, or when driving to Europe in the winter. It self parks though, so that's OK.

Lady F literally rolled her eyes.

I love it already.

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr
An owner's thread beckons, Harry. Chop to it... smile

AmosMoses

2,964 posts

98 months

Friday 17th August
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991.2 GT3 Manual for me.

Popped into Porsche Centre Leeds today to have a look at the mouth watering selection they have. Salesman was very friendly and I had a good look around eveything.

They had an all black GT3, I sat in it and felt this immediate sense of hmmmmmm this is it.

Drove home and bought a lottery ticket laugh

Glasgowrob

1,948 posts

54 months

Friday 17th August
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Glasgowrob said:
seen an Omega MV6 i like on Ebay. seems decent for the money MOT'd it runs and ticks all the boxes on my wierd RWD vauxhall fetish list.


only problem is i cant get time off work and its in Ruddy southampton.(i'm in Glasgow)

currently trying to figure out if i can do Glasgow to Southampton whilst still working on the train then drive home and be in work the next morning. and if the wife will notice a third black Omega appearing. (yes i've already got 2 MV6s but their a 2.6 and 3.0 this is a 3.2 i'm looking at. and whilst pretty much the same the 3.2 is a much better engine and well sod it to be honest i just want another Omega.
quick update,

decided to go for it, only for it to have sold bugger.

currently eyes are on a 3.0 awd Xtype jag but hearts not in it, want another Omega

Harry Flashman

12,929 posts

175 months

Friday 17th August
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blearyeyedboy said:
An owner's thread beckons, Harry. Chop to it... smile
Plenty of ownership threads already in the archives- this is Chris Harris' old Merc loaner!

Which means it has on the one hand been faultlessly maintained, and on the other ragged very hard indeed. Drives like a new car though - lovely thing, and bonkers when required.

https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-fleet/merc...

https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-fleet/cls6...


Edited by Harry Flashman on Friday 17th August 23:05

blearyeyedboy

4,653 posts

112 months

Friday 17th August
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Harry Flashman said:
Plenty of ownership threads already in the archives- this is Chris Harris' old Merc loaner!

Which means it has on the one hand been faultlessly maintained, and on the other ragged very hard indeed. Drives like a new car though - lovely thing, and bonkers when required.

https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-fleet/merc...

https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-fleet/cls6...
Very interesting... New gearbox since? wink

Filibuster

1,074 posts

148 months

Tuesday 21st August
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Today, I have almost found one of my unicorn cars!









Ideally it would be the B204GT engine instead of the B200ET one (the former is a 16V head developed by Porsche), but it is manual!!
Most of them are na 2.8 V6 PVA engines with an auto gearbox vomit

Interior is exactly the colour I'd always wanted, the exterior would be even nicer in a dark blue, but close enough!

I can't stop looking at it spinwobblenutscloud9