Luxury Barge for ยฃ10k

Luxury Barge for ยฃ10k

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Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Over over under steer said:
Run away from that generation 7 series, though I've not owned one three friends have and each was a very very poor experience - regular trips to the garage and big bills. Buying an older one would be even worse.

That S500 is a more sensible shout, still able to throw a big bill at you, but much lower risk. You could consider a Lexus LS, great reliability, comfy, luxurious, and mechanically in a different league.

If they are only paying £10k for that car I am working on the assumption that an entirely possible bill at half the value of the car would not be easy to digest.
I will avoid them then. They are quite rare, but I can imagine the big bills to be eye watering. I do like that S Class.

DKL

3,937 posts

189 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Not a fan of greyscale mercs so how about the same in blue?
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105253...

There is a red one too but the interior is quite brown and it looks a little scruffy.

AC43

9,158 posts

175 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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DKL said:
Not a fan of greyscale mercs so how about the same in blue?
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105253...

There is a red one too but the interior is quite brown and it looks a little scruffy.
Good colour combo.

Pulse00

452 posts

66 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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At ~£12k I think the XJ wins this one. The only car that still looks relatively modern out of the list

Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Pulse00 said:
At ~£12k I think the XJ wins this one. The only car that still looks relatively modern out of the list
What spec and engine would you go for out of interest?

ZX10R NIN

21,772 posts

92 months

Thursday 3rd June
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The XJ only wins if the OP's family member isn't anywhere near a CAZ/ULEZ area as you'll only be getting a diesel version of the XJ for 12k, at which point it has to be a LWB Portfolio:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104151...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106023...

Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Thursday 3rd June
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ZX10R NIN said:
The XJ only wins if the OP's family member isn't anywhere near a CAZ/ULEZ area as you'll only be getting a diesel version of the XJ for 12k, at which point it has to be a LWB Portfolio:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104151...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106023...
They don’t live near a CAZ/ULEZ area. They are lovely those Jags. Do you think they would be okay running one on such low mileage per year?

Jag_NE

2,531 posts

67 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Im going to make the assumption that they aren’t that into cars if they have tasked you with finding it, and a bigger assumption that they aren’t dripping in cash if they have a 10k budget.
On that basis, the class down (A6/5er etc) are pretty massive and barge like in themselves, especially with the 6 cylinders. The maintenance on something like an E vs S class will also be more palatable.

Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Jag_NE said:
Im going to make the assumption that they aren’t that into cars if they have tasked you with finding it, and a bigger assumption that they aren’t dripping in cash if they have a 10k budget.
On that basis, the class down (A6/5er etc) are pretty massive and barge like in themselves, especially with the 6 cylinders. The maintenance on something like an E vs S class will also be more palatable.
They have never had a luxury car. Just because they have £10k to spend doesn’t mean they don’t have money. That’s a poor assumption. They are open to other cars.

AC43

9,158 posts

175 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Mr.Nobody said:
ZX10R NIN said:
The XJ only wins if the OP's family member isn't anywhere near a CAZ/ULEZ area as you'll only be getting a diesel version of the XJ for 12k, at which point it has to be a LWB Portfolio:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104151...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106023...
They don’t live near a CAZ/ULEZ area. They are lovely those Jags. Do you think they would be okay running one on such low mileage per year?
Diesels on that mileage would not make any sense at all.

ZX10R NIN

21,772 posts

92 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Mr.Nobody said:
They don’t live near a CAZ/ULEZ area. They are lovely those Jags. Do you think they would be okay running one on such low mileage per year?
I didn't see the low mileage part, with that in mind I'd say forget the XJ.

ZX10R NIN

21,772 posts

92 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Mr.Nobody said:
They have never had a luxury car. Just because they have £10k to spend doesn’t mean they don’t have money. That’s a poor assumption. They are open to other cars.
I'd say show them the cars below all are loaded with kit, have nice leather interiors & have the benefit of not costing the earth to run with a low borkage potential too:

FX 5.0 S

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104281...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104171...

Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Friday 4th June
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ZX10R NIN said:
I'd say show them the cars below all are loaded with kit, have nice leather interiors & have the benefit of not costing the earth to run with a low borkage potential too:

FX 5.0 S

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104281...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104171...
I don’t know much about Infiniti, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. They do look okay though, what are they like in terms of reliability, parts and servicing. Are there any major issues with them?

AC43

9,158 posts

175 months

Friday 4th June
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Mr.Nobody said:
ZX10R NIN said:
I'd say show them the cars below all are loaded with kit, have nice leather interiors & have the benefit of not costing the earth to run with a low borkage potential too:

FX 5.0 S

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104281...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104171...
I don’t know much about Infiniti, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. They do look okay though, what are they like in terms of reliability, parts and servicing. Are there any major issues with them?
I imagine that they are way more reliable than their German equivalents but parts will be expensive. On the rare occasion something breaks.

They're pretty imposing, what with that looooong bonnet.

ZX10R NIN

21,772 posts

92 months

Friday 4th June
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Mr.Nobody said:
I don’t know much about Infiniti, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. They do look okay though, what are they like in terms of reliability, parts and servicing. Are there any major issues with them?
No major issues it's an N/A 5.0 V8 not much to go wrong parts prices are sensible (cheaper than the Germans) & servicing can be taken are of by your local Nissan dealer, which keeps the maintenance costs sensible too.

You can get them with the same 3.7 V6 as the 370Z but the fuel difference is so small real world you might as well get the V8.

The hardest part is finding one.

Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Sunday 13th June
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One suggestion that was mentioned when speaking to a mate of mine was possibly a Coupe. Something like a CLK320 or 500. Any advice on those?

biggbn

10,575 posts

187 months

Sunday 13th June
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Buy a Lexus. That is all.

ZX10R NIN

21,772 posts

92 months

Sunday 13th June
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Mr.Nobody said:
One suggestion that was mentioned when speaking to a mate of mine was possibly a Coupe. Something like a CLK320 or 500. Any advice on those?
The CLK's are great well built (I have one & have had a few) cars but they're really holding their money well & they're getting harder to find & with their budget in mind I'd be looking at either the newer E350 Coupe:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102219...

But if they want luxury the the 5.5 CL500 ticks their boxes:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103180...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103180...


Mr.Nobody

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328 posts

15 months

Sunday 13th June
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ZX10R NIN said:
Mr.Nobody said:
One suggestion that was mentioned when speaking to a mate of mine was possibly a Coupe. Something like a CLK320 or 500. Any advice on those?
The CLK's are great well built (I have one & have had a few) cars but they're really holding their money well & they're getting harder to find & with their budget in mind I'd be looking at either the newer E350 Coupe:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102219...

But if they want luxury the the 5.5 CL500 ticks their boxes:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103180...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103180...
Thanks for that I will show them the CL they do look nice. On the older CLK is there many issues to worry about, what about parts and serving? Also the same with the newer E350.

BroadsRS6

785 posts

6 months

Sunday 13th June
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Phaeton V10.