car configuration comedy...

car configuration comedy...

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edo

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16,699 posts

201 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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hehe

316d ES.

Base Price: £23,980.
Price with options: £44,325

whoami

12,736 posts

176 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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coley20 said:
christofmccracke said:
dont ask me how but this 318d is nearly 33k

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2115005.htm
Manual too
But it's a "sport plus".
smile

coley20

2,761 posts

127 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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whoami said:
coley20 said:
christofmccracke said:
dont ask me how but this 318d is nearly 33k

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2115005.htm
Manual too
But it's a "sport plus".
smile
Whats the sport plus, Ive been driving a 320d M Sport + for a few weeks, what is the differences over a normal M sport?

VonSenger

1,950 posts

125 months

Wednesday 5th December
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When Exclusive leather isn't exclusive:

excl leather pack 4 leath/Alca
16,955.00 GBP
Extended leather package advanced
7,760.00 GBP

Are people that stupid?

Baldchap

530 posts

28 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Surely some of the packs include some of the individual items?
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GiveItSomeWellie

2,686 posts

132 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Porsche Panamera 4

Base Recommended Retail Price: £ 70,924.00
Price for equipment: £ 77,783.00 eek
Total Recommended Retail Price*: £ 148,707.00 hehe

That's before any accessories, or even PTS...

Dog Star

9,488 posts

104 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Shaw Tarse said:
W00DY said:
I remember a great thread where people tried to make the worst value combinations which was rather amusing. Things like adding everything except air-con and painting them beige with awful wheels and hideous interiors were encouraged on the basic diesel models with autoboxes. Can't find it now.

£71,620 on a BMW 530d GT SE anyone?
I remeber that thread, but can't find it either. It may have been inspired by the TG feature?
I used to write lease quoting software for one of the UKs biggest lease companies - we used to have a laugh trying to create the worst possible combination of extras on cars with anvil-like depreciation. My record was a Tata Safari (remember those?) with stuff like alloy wheels. The effective value of the vehicle after 3 years was, essentially, nil, so the cost of this was built into the repayments. This complete stter came out at about 30% a month more than a fully specced BMW 5 series.

Alex_225

2,922 posts

137 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Was on the Merc website earlier and spec'd an S65 up, admittedly there's not tonnes of options for it but ended up over £200k!

Phil Dicky

5,406 posts

199 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Quality thread resurrection smile

dme123

4,180 posts

125 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Alex_225 said:
Was on the Merc website earlier and spec'd an S65 up, admittedly there's not tonnes of options for it but ended up over £200k!
I did this with an SL65 a few months ago. £200k for a car with stty plastic obviously fake vents on the wings like a Corsa "special edition".

Alex_225

2,922 posts

137 months

Wednesday 5th December
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dme123 said:
Alex_225 said:
Was on the Merc website earlier and spec'd an S65 up, admittedly there's not tonnes of options for it but ended up over £200k!
I did this with an SL65 a few months ago. £200k for a car with stty plastic obviously fake vents on the wings like a Corsa "special edition".
To be fair, the last few iterations of the SL have had those little vents on the sides.

They don't offend me quite as much as the enormous drop in value within the first 12 months though. Probably looking at £80k on the S Coupe!

Personally I'd take the AMG GT over the SL now though. smile

Greg the Fish

120 posts

2 months

Wednesday 5th December
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On the VW one they'll happily take £84 from you for a magnetic torch for your camper.

Eighty. Four. Pounds.


For a f***** torch.

chriscoates

660 posts

96 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Friend of mine works at a Porsche dealer. A guy came in the other day and ordered a new Boxster (not the S, just base model). Base price was £45k and he managed to spec it up to £73k eek

To make matters worse, this was the spec he went for hehe




JPJPJP

6,356 posts

104 months

Wednesday 5th December
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chriscoates said:
Friend of mine works at a Porsche dealer. A guy came in the other day and ordered a new Boxster (not the S, just base model). Base price was £45k and he managed to spec it up to £73k eek

To make matters worse, this was the spec he went for hehe



I don't know how much leeway a dealer has on such things, but I would be wanting the biggest ever non refundable deposit on that thing

matrignano

1,851 posts

146 months

Wednesday 5th December
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That's got to be a guy spending money to spite somebody else, perhaps soon to be ex-wife?

Plate spinner

12,881 posts

136 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Or speccing a company car whilst working for a firm they hate... and through to the final stages for three other job offers..

Harji

1,794 posts

97 months

Wednesday 5th December
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chriscoates said:
Friend of mine works at a Porsche dealer. A guy came in the other day and ordered a new Boxster (not the S, just base model). Base price was £45k and he managed to spec it up to £73k eek

To make matters worse, this was the spec he went for hehe



The jaundiced dashboard dials just add the extra to the body organ coloured interior.

ReaperCushions

3,399 posts

120 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Gunmetal wheels and that wouldn't half be bad I think.

Greg the Fish

120 posts

2 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Nearly £80 k for a VW Crafter

£28k of options! biggrin


Spumfry

780 posts

98 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Porsche should just flatly refuse on grounds of taste and/or weakening the brand.

Didn't Alfa once try to talk Harry Metcalfe out of ordering a red 166 with a slightly-different-red interior?