Suggestions please for a 50K weeked car

Suggestions please for a 50K weeked car

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Pioneer

1,011 posts

86 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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The Surveyor said:
BMW i8 then.... decent seats in the back and isn't going to get you egged by the teenage Extinction Rebellion crowd, something that everybody will like.
This. Me and the wife helped out with some prom runs a few weeks ago. The kids were mad for her i8, got more attention than my car! Fun to drive as well, that 100kw motor makes it an absolute weapon mid-range, more torque than the Aventador! Dihedral doors, 50+ mpg even when you drive it flat out, £0 RFL, very very cheap servicing on the 1.5 3-cly engine. £50k will get you a 2016/17 model easy inc 3 yrs warranty. Makes a noise like a spaceship when you fire it up, rear seats, stupid side spoilers, led glowing interior etc etc. Kids love them. I would never have considered one but it's a real fun car to drive. Great handling and a bit of noise (albeit acoustically tuned and enhanced) if you need it. I actually find myself in full-elec quite a bit which is a pleasant change

Edited by Pioneer on Tuesday 23 July 17:11

Nerdherder

1,684 posts

52 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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P.s. Caterham 620 if you really want to leave a lasting impression

foxsasha

1,315 posts

90 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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I've had a Maser GT, 911 Turbo S, GT3, GTS, Huracan (same base engine as the V10 R8), and am about to collect my third Exige. You want a R8 V10 all day long. Its a proper supercar. Fast, sounds sublime excellent handling, reliable.

An Exige is at the other end of the spectrum to a Rapide and that you even suggested an Aston tells me an Exige is too extreme for you.

The Masterati GT is a barge of a car, you said sports car, the GT is not a sports car. It's a GT.

The Porsche ticks the sports box but it won't compare to the experience the R8 will provide.






Spindoctor

551 posts

155 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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blueg33 said:
How much is a TVr Sagaris these days?
More like 70k plus. I'd be suspicious of anything priced well under that. Fabulous thing though.

Exige 350 is exciting for driver and passenger, easy to drive, looks good.

I'm biased but the Noble M12 is even better. Great driver's car but also easy in town, rare and looks great. 50k should buy a really nice well-cared for one.

67Dino

1,621 posts

60 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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How about an Ariel Atom? Total madness, plus leaves change from the £50k...

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

WCZ

7,667 posts

149 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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V10 R8 or 997 turbo

greysquirrel

268 posts

124 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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612 Scaglietti linked on another thread, £55k.

Nerdherder

1,684 posts

52 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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greysquirrel said:
612 Scaglietti linked on another thread, £55k.
Holy sh£t that’s crazy.. Too good to be true?
I’d be happy with a 456 too come to think of it. Or a 599.


Edited by Nerdherder on Tuesday 23 July 19:39

hilly10

5,388 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Barry Homo said:
I'd be saying V10 R8 too tbf!
+1 my mate as bought a V8 for this bi monthly drive to his Villa in Spain, needless to say he loves it, and the noise

Nerdherder

1,684 posts

52 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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355 is van still be had for 50k I see now...

footsoldier

1,691 posts

147 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Alpine is the best all-round for the job, unless you want a badge.

Taffy66

3,823 posts

57 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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footsoldier said:
Alpine is the best all-round for the job, unless you want a badge.
^ if buying new...no brainer.. If you want a couple of back seats for your kids then i'd get a nice 997.2 Coupe...Astons, Maseratis can be a risky buy if you get a dud although i do love both brands due to the racing heritage.

greysquirrel

268 posts

124 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Nerdherder said:
greysquirrel said:
612 Scaglietti linked on another thread, £55k.
Holy sh£t that’s crazy.. Too good to be true?
I’d be happy with a 456 too come to think of it. Or a 599.


Edited by Nerdherder on Tuesday 23 July 19:39
Slightly leggy, 8 prev owners and drivers bolster a bit worn, but a legit car: http://www.justinbanks.com/2006-ferrari-612-scagli...

A very reputable dealer near me had one for £65k. I feel it’s like when I saw 360’s for 35k, they can only go up in price!

Edited by greysquirrel on Tuesday 23 July 21:41

crimbo

1,275 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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R35 GTR! Good residuals, good independents to look after it, can even have it warrantied upto 750bhp to blow his socks off, will be easy to shift

akadk

802 posts

134 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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The answer is R8 V10

Pioneer

1,011 posts

86 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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I can't imagine a 12 yr old getting excited about half of these cars. Maybe a newer Ferrari, Lambo, McL etc but what you'll get for £50k with a Supercar badge on may just seem like an old classic to him. Depends on his outlook obviously but my 3 lads would prefer something a bit newer. Also depends on how much this car is for 'him' or for 'you' ... Out of your own shortlist the 997 is a good shout. Otherwise R8, i8, GTR etc

ninepoint2

2,399 posts

115 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

The noise alone on these should put a smile on his face..it did on my son's a few years ago thumbup

Nerdherder

1,684 posts

52 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Taffy66 said:
footsoldier said:
Alpine is the best all-round for the job, unless you want a badge.
^ if buying new...no brainer.. If you want a couple of back seats for your kids then i'd get a nice 997.2 Coupe...Astons, Maseratis can be a risky buy if you get a dud although i do love both brands due to the racing heritage.
Is the Alpine really around 50k in the UK? If so mighty tempting to get with full factory warranty..

Nerdherder

1,684 posts

52 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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greysquirrel said:
A very reputable dealer near me had one for £65k. I feel it’s like when I saw 360’s for 35k, they can only go up
Sure seems like that’s the case..

200Plus Club

7,251 posts

233 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Old man's leggy Ferrari or R8 V10 with larini type exhaust for £10k less... hmmmm
6 speed manual hi spec R8 V10 for the win. 20k mile servicing, 100k miles no troubles. Stunning Looks in the right colour with carbon blades.
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