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

4,909 posts

103 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

2,378 posts

41 months

Monday 13th August
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CampDavid

9,104 posts

133 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

2,050 posts

56 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

15,668 posts

142 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

16,748 posts

102 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

5,910 posts

96 months

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


Harry Flashman

13,045 posts

177 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

16 posts

3 months

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

p1stonhead

16,748 posts

102 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

5,910 posts

96 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

4,690 posts

114 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

3,028 posts

100 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

2,050 posts

56 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

13,045 posts

177 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

4,690 posts

114 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

1,117 posts

150 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

Liquid Knight

15,153 posts

118 months

Saturday 13th October
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Payday and eBay sales looming I have been thinking about a spiritual successor to my Alfa 145 Cloverleaf.

Shopping list.

1/ As quick or quicker than my Alfa.
2/ Quirky.
3/ Parts bin upgrades and after market potential.
4/ Uncool, seriously uncool. Low profile.
5/ Left field. I don't want to see a dozen of them on my way to work.
6/ Two or three doors.

My current steed is a Rover 620Ti that happily fills all those boxes apart from being a bit of a wagon. I forgive that due to the classic insurance. wink

So my thoughts have been mostly. VW Beetle 2.3 V5 or 1.8 20V Turbo.

1/ Yes.
2/ It's not a Golf.
3/ Audi S3 four wheel drive is a bolt on job apparently (if not the 20V engine is very capable. V5? Not so much but sounds bonkers).
4/ It's not a Golf so the Scene lot haven't vaped over it as much.
5/ Plenty of 1.6 and 2.0 engine and diesels about but not many V5's or turbo ones.
6/ Two doors.

I absolutely hate the Golf I've had nine and they have all been terrible so getting a Beetle (Golf in a retro frock) would be a middle digit which is a bonus. wink

Have I completely lost it? silly




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Daston

5,395 posts

138 months

Sunday 14th October
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This weeks obsession has been over the Gallardo, I have been a massive fan of Lamborghini scince cannonball run as a kid. Always thought the exotic supercars would be £100's of thousands and wasnt until i started looking at R8s did I realise how "cheap" the baby lambos have become.

Still way out of my price range frown still with the rising prices of Japanese sports cars who knows smile

essdaytwelve

4,815 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th October
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Daston said:
This weeks obsession has been over the Gallardo, I have been a massive fan of Lamborghini scince cannonball run as a kid. Always thought the exotic supercars would be £100's of thousands and wasnt until i started looking at R8s did I realise how "cheap" the baby lambos have become.

Still way out of my price range frown still with the rising prices of Japanese sports cars who knows smile
I looked at Gallardos but a £5000 clutch every 20,000 miles smarts a bit.