The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

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GiveItSomeWellie

2,876 posts

154 months

Friday 25th September
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Never knew these existed. D2 Audi S8 with a manual gearbox, have never seen one in the UK so assume it was a LHD-only offering.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1248690

jeremyc

18,604 posts

242 months

Friday 25th September
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GiveItSomeWellie said:
Never knew these existed. D2 Audi S8 with a manual gearbox, have never seen one in the UK so assume it was a LHD-only offering.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1248690
Nice. Definitely a manuel. hehe Always good to have a system failure message on the dash when you take pictures for the ad. smile



braddo

7,194 posts

146 months

Friday 25th September
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A manual S8 - que?? hehe

It's asking to insert a CD-ROM, so might just be sat nav related?

minimoog

6,207 posts

177 months

Friday 25th September
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Patrick Bateman said:
My heart is still recovering.
IIRC I think that's the car I nearly bought.

Bullet dodged :wipes brow:

Mattygooner

5,281 posts

162 months

Friday 25th September
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Everytime the Beemer goes in, its a grand and recently it has been a long list of non Warranty work which hurts.

Like the Green 360, surprisingly for me, i actually really like the 360, a challenge would be high on my Euromillions list, even higher if it was a manual.

For me, the E63? 6er has got better with age, i think Bangle, like a microwave pasta meal, needs to sit a while before its ready.

bungle

1,637 posts

198 months

Friday 25th September
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/7375856?cI...

My mate's old car, comes up often and has been at this particular dealer's for an absolute age. In the flesh, the colour combo is absolutely stunning but it obviously puts a lot off!
Absolutely love that combo yum

Looks fantastic.

Interesting price point... £70k would also get you a (semi-)famous well-used 993 S (chap posts on here - can't find his thread now, but he shipped his car to USA for a road trip cool)

https://aircooledbug.co.uk/porsche-993-carrera-s-f...

... or a brand new (and well-spec'd) Cayman GTS 4.0 manual.

(yeah, yeah, old vs new, but still a good decision to have to make should you have £70k hanging around at the back of the sofa).



ferrisbueller

24,989 posts

185 months

Friday 25th September
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bungle said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/7375856?cI...

My mate's old car, comes up often and has been at this particular dealer's for an absolute age. In the flesh, the colour combo is absolutely stunning but it obviously puts a lot off!
Absolutely love that combo yum

Looks fantastic.

Interesting price point... £70k would also get you a (semi-)famous well-used 993 S (chap posts on here - can't find his thread now, but he shipped his car to USA for a road trip cool)

https://aircooledbug.co.uk/porsche-993-carrera-s-f...

... or a brand new (and well-spec'd) Cayman GTS 4.0 manual.

(yeah, yeah, old vs new, but still a good decision to have to make should you have £70k hanging around at the back of the sofa).
Not sure I'd put 70k into a 718 when it's also GT3 money.

Fast Bug

8,777 posts

119 months

Friday 25th September
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£70k for a 718 or £60k for this?



www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10611656?cId=10532...

I'm now even more annoyed at myself for not buying a 964 for £15k banghead

braddo

7,194 posts

146 months

Friday 25th September
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Nice... Has had a fair bit of dough thrown at it though. I would have bought a nice C2 for £18k in 2013 if my Alfa had sold in time.

bungle

1,637 posts

198 months

Friday 25th September
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Flippin' gorgeous that 964 cloud9

Mattygooner

5,281 posts

162 months

Saturday 26th September
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Oooooff, as much as i dislike white/cream interiors, that is lovely.

Argleton

4,561 posts

56 months

Sunday 27th September
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Patrick Bateman said:


No single disastrous bill but I can tell you, my God can I tell you, that floating from one £500 bill to another almost month to month in that time frame is genuinely horrific. Bear in mind this was the 'forum' car I had, it'd had thousands spent on upkeep before I bought it.

Even after all that there's still the potential (and likely at that) issue of valve stem oil seals to address. In cold weather there was more often than not a misfire at start-up due to a known issue with the valvetronic. Albeit ultimately a minor issue, you try selling a car like that on to someone who isn't one of the barge initiated.

Very good engine when it worked but the feeling for me was always 'what next?' and it's just not a healthy position to be in. I assume the x50i cars sorted some issues over the x45i ones but I just get the feeling that a high mileage N62 is just chunky bills waiting to happen.

I think the turning point for me must have been the day I collected it after getting the alternator bracket leak fixed. Drove to the supermarket from the garage and when I came back out there was a puddle of coolant under the car. It couldn't even muster half an hour without grief.

I wasn't alien to spending a lot on upkeep, an e39 M5 saw to that. But it's far easier to tolerate knowing what it is and it never actually let me down.

So yeah, for a 'run of the mill' BMW, keep the 100 horses and give me the 6 any day of the week.
I'm neither doubting or belittling your experience, but was that work done by a specialist/dealer or a normal 'all makes' independent garage?

The reason I ask as I have a relative had a bad situation where it took several big bills and work 'undo' itself to realise the mechanic he chose had no idea how to work on his BMW. even though they are relatively common cars and not that complex, it was still beyond the comprehension of him.

Patrick Bateman

11,183 posts

132 months

Sunday 27th September
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It was a mix but the 'all types' garage is one I've used for 7 years on everything I've had and done a lot of work on the M5.

None of the issues could have been caused by previously poor work either, it wasn't like things were having to get re-done.

Leins

7,614 posts

106 months

Sunday 27th September
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Fast Bug said:
£70k for a 718 or £60k for this?



www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10611656?cId=10532...

I'm now even more annoyed at myself for not buying a 964 for £15k banghead
I feel the same, especially on the RS or Turbo 3.6 front. Although with the rapid rise in values in the last eight or so years I invariably would have sold it again

Anyone remember a 964 website about 20 years ago? Might have been 964.co.uk or something similar, lad called John with a red C2 that he bought for £8k? Back in the days when 964s were just the 911 no-one wanted as they looked old and leaked oil

Fast Bug

8,777 posts

119 months

Sunday 27th September
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A few photos from Simply Porsche today. I'm surprised it still went ahead even though it was limited to 1000 people over 2 large fields, good to catch up with friends and generally dick about in cars biggrin












Chris Stott

7,939 posts

155 months

Sunday 27th September
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Looks good, James.

CGT cloud9

soad

30,673 posts

134 months

Sunday 27th September
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Chris Stott said:
Looks good, James.

CGT cloud9
yes

braddo

7,194 posts

146 months

Monday 28th September
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I smiled at a reg plate on a 997 turbo today - SP03 TON.

AlasdairB10

107 posts

149 months

Monday 28th September
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Patrick Bateman said:
It was a mix but the 'all types' garage is one I've used for 7 years on everything I've had and done a lot of work on the M5.

None of the issues could have been caused by previously poor work either, it wasn't like things were having to get re-done.
Of every car I have ever owned (that includes over the last ten years an Alpina B10 3.3, a 996.2, an E39 M5 and a 997 GT3), no car inspires more terror for me than the memory of my old E61 545i. I had a warranty. It was so bad that BMW eventually paid me to go away. I live in constant fear that the car is going to find its way back here lurk outside my house with its lopsided rear suspension and terrorise me further.

I did like the radar cruise control though...

ATM

12,009 posts

177 months

Monday 28th September
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braddo said:
I smiled at a reg plate on a 997 turbo today - SP03 TON.
Took me almost 10 seconds that one.