£80k (ish) 2+2

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vanman1936

Original Poster:

626 posts

200 months

Saturday 20th August
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Probably a purchase on the horizon.

Obvious ones are 991 Turbo or Ferrari California. May be able to stretch to an FF.

Any other ideas or views on the above.

Rear seas more for luggage, odd person, future baby but no immediate kids to transport.

gazm

857 posts

225 months

Sunday 21st August
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The FF is the only one out of those 3 with 4 proper seats - the Cali and the 911 seats are very cramped. also neither of them are V12's!!! I ran an FF for a while - i regret selling it, it was an awesome car

MDL111

6,463 posts

158 months

Sunday 21st August
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How about a Maserati GranSport - much cheaper option and while I have not driven one, I think they look and sound great
Otherwise FF - have done c 80k km in mine and love the car every time I drive yet

Zippee

12,994 posts

215 months

Monday 22nd August
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Can you get a decent FF for 80k?

Runs off to look in classifieds......

AyBee

10,065 posts

183 months

Monday 22nd August
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How big's your maintenance budget? I suspect the costs of a running a 991 turbo vs a FF are slightly different!

Bispal

1,238 posts

132 months

Monday 22nd August
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The only way to do this IMHO is not to compromise on the supercar / sports car ideal but instead spend £78,500 on the perfect car and £1,500 on a 4 seater banger and keep it on the street for that rare instance when you need it. Why compromise your driving 95% of the time for 5% of your use? This is what I do anyway and have done for many years.





Lee Jones Jnr

1,325 posts

151 months

Monday 22nd August
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Vanquish or DB11

macdeb

8,144 posts

236 months

Monday 22nd August
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V12 vantage?

F355GTS

3,695 posts

236 months

Monday 22nd August
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Although there is a stigma on here, I'd go for the California, it's a much better car than many think

ANOpax

632 posts

147 months

Monday 22nd August
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F355GTS said:
Although there is a stigma on here, I'd go for the California, it's a much better car than many think
You’re right that the Cali is a much better car than many think.
However, the FF is superior to the Cali in every way apart from;

1 the Cali’s folding hard top
2 size

murphyaj

398 posts

56 months

Tuesday 23rd August
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macdeb said:
V12 vantage?
They are a 2-seater, not a 2+2

Captain Smerc

2,693 posts

97 months

Tuesday 23rd August
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Lexus LC 500?

andrew

9,559 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd August
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Captain Smerc said:
Lexus LC 500?
st steering, it's a toyota, crap ride, t's a toyota, skittish handling, t's a toyota, looks fugly in anything but california sun, t's a toyota, birds hate it, t's a toyota, terrible depreciation, t's a toyota, joke instruments, t's a toyota

Longy00000

554 posts

21 months

Tuesday 23rd August
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I think a decent FF is not going to sit with budget and of course the associated running costs.
The Vanquish is a good shout but you probably looking at earlier 6 spd car or higher mile 8spd.
So not really going to get to pick a really good one, more a case of getting one you can afford.
My shout woukd be to look at the DB9, great grand tourer and with a V12 it will still shift along at an indecent pace.
This budget would get you some very very nice cars including the volante soft top.
Pretty robust, bullet proof engine's and very sensible running costs other than fuel but it is a V12.

Abacus21

86 posts

16 months

Wednesday 24th August
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McLaren 12c

ANOpax

632 posts

147 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Abacus21 said:
McLaren 12c
I didn't know the 12c was a 2+2 eek

macdeb

8,144 posts

236 months

Wednesday 24th August
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murphyaj said:
macdeb said:
V12 vantage?
They are a 2-seater, not a 2+2
oh yeah, bugger. rofl

DeejRC

4,101 posts

63 months

Wednesday 24th August
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ANOpax said:
F355GTS said:
Although there is a stigma on here, I'd go for the California, it's a much better car than many think
You’re right that the Cali is a much better car than many think.
However, the FF is superior to the Cali in every way apart from;

1 the Cali’s folding hard top
2 size
But apart from arguably the 2 most important differences...

ANOpax

632 posts

147 months

Wednesday 24th August
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DeejRC said:
But apart from arguably the 2 most important differences...
Well, if them’s the ones that matter then buy the Cali. Otherwise, the FF has the Cali beat in every other respect.

HIS LM

1,225 posts

240 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Maserati MC Stradale fwiw but helpful replies are futile as the OP is AWOL