Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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Fun Bus

17,786 posts

181 months

Monday 7th December 2020
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Manual gearbox and RHD driving the price it seems.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spottedykywt/f...

dimots

1,573 posts

53 months

Monday 7th December 2020
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Fun Bus said:
Manual gearbox and RHD driving the price it seems.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spottedykywt/f...
Ok makes sense. Yeah to be honest having got a bit jaded by all the hyperbole about 'They won't make them like this again' it's easy to overlook a true unicorn. Probably worth it tbh.

robinessex

8,994 posts

144 months

Tuesday 8th December 2020
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dimots said:
Fun Bus said:
Manual gearbox and RHD driving the price it seems.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spottedykywt/f...
Ok makes sense. Yeah to be honest having got a bit jaded by all the hyperbole about 'They won't make them like this again' it's easy to overlook a true unicorn. Probably worth it tbh.
Premium maybe. 5 times a none manual. Ridiculous.

ChocolateFrog

11,278 posts

136 months

Tuesday 8th December 2020
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robinessex said:
dimots said:
Fun Bus said:
Manual gearbox and RHD driving the price it seems.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spottedykywt/f...
Ok makes sense. Yeah to be honest having got a bit jaded by all the hyperbole about 'They won't make them like this again' it's easy to overlook a true unicorn. Probably worth it tbh.
Premium maybe. 5 times a none manual. Ridiculous.
Buy a normal one. Spend what? £100k on a manual conversion, job done.

But then they aren't bought to be driven are they.

ChocolateFrog

11,278 posts

136 months

Tuesday 8th December 2020
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Mercuk said:
You’re all a bunch of knobs thinking you’re all merc experts. Cars like these are going up because they’re rare! Might look st in pictures but you when you seen them on the road I reckon all of you low life keyboard warriors look at them then look on eBay to buy one and you wait prices will be going up higher every 10 years. So enjoy ranting for another 10 years lol
laughlaugh

So in about 30 years prices will have caught up and you'll be in the right ball park.

Thanks for the laugh.

Leftfootwonder

859 posts

21 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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113 posts

5 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/201904106...

£25k for an 18 year old SLK200 that hasn't had an MOT in nearly 4 years.









https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010104...



Edited by ... on Wednesday 9th December 12:59

W00DY

13,156 posts

189 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Two excellent finds there Dotty!

Lunatic pricing based on the definitely* future classic 200-engined SLK.

Lot of work gone into that Astra. All of it st.


epom

7,426 posts

124 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Not going to look at the ad for the Astra. No matter what price it is on for, it is overpriced.

Chestrockwell

2,366 posts

120 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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epom said:
Not going to look at the ad for the Astra. No matter what price it is on for, it is overpriced.
£9,900,

bertie

8,279 posts

247 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Chestrockwell said:
epom said:
Not going to look at the ad for the Astra. No matter what price it is on for, it is overpriced.
£9,900,
rofl

The way every single possible surface has been covered in carbon fibre look sticky back plastic too...that's quality!

Edited by bertie on Wednesday 9th December 16:09

ChocolateFrog

11,278 posts

136 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Leftfootwonder said:
Has to be the biggest disappointment in relation to hype vs reality of a car launch in the last 20 years.

When you can buy a manual NA V10 R8 for £50k I'd say that's about £135k too much.


Edited by ChocolateFrog on Wednesday 9th December 16:29

HM-2

5,631 posts

132 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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ChocolateFrog said:
Leftfootwonder said:
Has to be the biggest disappointment in relation to hype vs reality of a car launch in the last 20 years.

When you can buy a manual NA V10 R8 for £50k I'd say that's about £135k too much.


Edited by ChocolateFrog on Wednesday 9th December 16:29
If you really wanted the NSX this one is nearly 100k cheaper and the same age.

epom

7,426 posts

124 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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ChocolateFrog said:
Leftfootwonder said:
Has to be the biggest disappointment in relation to hype vs reality of a car launch in the last 20 years.

When you can buy a manual NA V10 R8 for £50k I'd say that's about £135k too much.


Edited by ChocolateFrog on Wednesday 9th December 16:29
Pricing of that one aside, I thought they came with great reviews ?? Cut price 918 and all that ?

Leftfootwonder

859 posts

21 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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epom said:
ChocolateFrog said:
Leftfootwonder said:
Has to be the biggest disappointment in relation to hype vs reality of a car launch in the last 20 years.

When you can buy a manual NA V10 R8 for £50k I'd say that's about £135k too much.


Edited by ChocolateFrog on Wednesday 9th December 16:29
Pricing of that one aside, I thought they came with great reviews ?? Cut price 918 and all that ?
Yes, they were pretty much universally praised by the media as far as I remember. I suppose its down to badge snobbery again, sadly. Personally I think the NSX would make a good daily, especially in an understated colour. You'd have proper supercar performance on tap but be able to park it anywhere as it's 'just a Honda'.

Mezzanine

5,799 posts

182 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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epom said:
ChocolateFrog said:
Leftfootwonder said:
Has to be the biggest disappointment in relation to hype vs reality of a car launch in the last 20 years.

When you can buy a manual NA V10 R8 for £50k I'd say that's about £135k too much.


Edited by ChocolateFrog on Wednesday 9th December 16:29
Pricing of that one aside, I thought they came with great reviews ?? Cut price 918 and all that ?
Are they even that much new? You could probably walk into a dealership and spec one to your own terms and get it cheaper than that! I am pretty sure you could get a heavy incentive on an NSX given how many they haven’t sold.

From everything I have read/watched, they are great cars but misunderstood by the market and too expensive for a ‘Honda’. Much like the original. Shame really as Honda could do with being rewarded for making something interesting.

Nefos

136 posts

47 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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bertie said:
rofl

The way every single possible surface has been covered in carbon fibre look sticky back plastic too...that's quality!

Edited by bertie on Wednesday 9th December 16:09
Apparently (according to the seller) it is actual carbon fiber body panels, with blue weave. Do I believe it from the pictures? Probably not.

Thing with modified car ads is that I can understand the pricing, if the ad details and proves that work has been done and it has been done to a high standard. So if the person would show close ups and build process of a full carbon body, I would say at least money went into it. But with just a list and bad pictures, it just overpriced.

bertie

8,279 posts

247 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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Nefos said:
bertie said:
rofl

The way every single possible surface has been covered in carbon fibre look sticky back plastic too...that's quality!

Edited by bertie on Wednesday 9th December 16:09
Apparently (according to the seller) it is actual carbon fiber body panels, with blue weave. Do I believe it from the pictures? Probably not.

Thing with modified car ads is that I can understand the pricing, if the ad details and proves that work has been done and it has been done to a high standard. So if the person would show close ups and build process of a full carbon body, I would say at least money went into it. But with just a list and bad pictures, it just overpriced.
If that’s a full carbon body, dashboard, cam cover, fuse box cover....etc I’ll eat my own hair!

Blu3R

2,310 posts

162 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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bertie said:
Nefos said:
bertie said:
rofl

The way every single possible surface has been covered in carbon fibre look sticky back plastic too...that's quality!

Edited by bertie on Wednesday 9th December 16:09
Apparently (according to the seller) it is actual carbon fiber body panels, with blue weave. Do I believe it from the pictures? Probably not.

Thing with modified car ads is that I can understand the pricing, if the ad details and proves that work has been done and it has been done to a high standard. So if the person would show close ups and build process of a full carbon body, I would say at least money went into it. But with just a list and bad pictures, it just overpriced.
If that’s a full carbon body, dashboard, cam cover, fuse box cover....etc I’ll eat my own hair!
I imagine what he's done is lay a sheet of carbon cloth over the surface and stippled resin in. It looks atrocious from the poor pictures and is probably 100 times worse in real life.

tonker

60,011 posts

211 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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Mezzanine said:
Are they even that much new? You could probably walk into a dealership and spec one to your own terms and get it cheaper than that! I am pretty sure you could get a heavy incentive on an NSX given how many they haven’t sold.

From everything I have read/watched, they are great cars but misunderstood by the market and too expensive for a ‘Honda’. Much like the original. Shame really as Honda could do with being rewarded for making something interesting.
At 55-60k I will have one. This or a McLaren whatever. Every single time. Cost of ownership of nothing else ...