This indecision is killing me!!

This indecision is killing me!!

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PJM986

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2 months

Thursday 8th August
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2002 - Interesting suggestions but for me the Honda NSX, as special and usable as it is, is still going to be a Honda. This is undoubtedly a ludicrous reason to discount it from the list of potentials, but the heart wants..... Contrary to the thoughts of many others I think the Alpine A110 is quite fugly and the BMW i8 has always been a non-starter for me since somebody pointed out the fact that from the back it looks like it is giving birth to a 911 (PSB).



Thecook101 - The 612 is just a little older that we would like. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, on somebody else's recommendation we are going to look at the FF and (for me not the LHG) it is more desirable than the Cali T.

LordOfTheManor - Absolutely. Whatever we get will be used and that is the reason for wanting something we can use for the commute when we feel like it. Whilst nobody wants to lose money, if I wanted to make the money work I would not be spending it on a car, I would buy a couple more rental properties.

2002

1,668 posts

43 months

Thursday 8th August
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PJM986 said:
2002 - Interesting suggestions but for me the Honda NSX, as special and usable as it is, is still going to be a Honda. This is undoubtedly a ludicrous reason to discount it from the list of potentials, but the heart wants..... Contrary to the thoughts of many others I think the Alpine A110 is quite fugly and the BMW i8 has always been a non-starter for me since somebody pointed out the fact that from the back it looks like it is giving birth to a 911 (PSB).
Funny you should say that as I noticed that on another thread and when you actually google 'BMW i8' the next thing under it is '..pooping a 911' - bet BMW are thrilled with that, but then they're did design it that way.

Regarding the Honda, i think that makes it way cooler - you could've bought a 911, Ferrari, McLaren, Lambo even, but you bought a mid-engined Honda!

On the other side I totally get that no one when they were a child wanted to spend the best part of £100k on a Honda, so part of the appeal is the heritage which Honda doesn't have relatively speaking.


2002

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43 months

Thursday 8th August
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thecook101 said:
At the risk of repeating myself (apologies), I will say again - go and test drive a Ferrari 612. The styling has aged well, it meets your criteria of a usable GT supercar, and for the money you get... well to put it in Clarkson's words "The best car...from a great year."

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vaw6
Don't worry I was looking at a nice black 612 for around £55k. I've always wanted the 2 seaters though, but so does the market and they price accordingly.

thatdude

2,040 posts

72 months

Thursday 8th August
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I'd have a McLaren, however there is this odd thing with McLaren whereby some owners have iffy post-sale customer service, and McLaren seem to be really funny about servicing and maintenance, and who performs that.

The Honda NSX may "just" be a honda, but on the other hand, it's a Honda! So you can save up yet more money and go heavy on the JDM tuning companies go-faster parts. In all seriousness though, it's worth having test drives in anything and everything. Go with what you feel about a car, not how you think others will feel about you in a car. After all, it is your car.


Having said all that, I'd have an older Honda NSX...

Edited by thatdude on Thursday 8th August 14:03

LordOfTheManor

564 posts

56 months

Thursday 8th August
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I'll never look at the i8 the same way again ....

F355GTS

3,474 posts

200 months

Thursday 8th August
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PJM986 said:
MDL111 - That's great, thanks for taking the time and it echoes what was in some of the reviews I read last night and the videos I watched online. If time allows I will try to sort out a drive at the end of this week/early next week.

With regard to the warranty I will probably buy from a main dealer for the 2 years they give, although would happily buy privately/independent dealer if the car was in good condition and had a reasonable amount of extendable warranty left on it. I don't know if there are any independent warranty providers for Ferraris that are worth considering? Something similar to what Thorney Motorsport provide for McLarens.

WCZ - Thanks, and that exhaust.... smile
Hi PJM, I'm considering selling my 2012 FF if you're interested, currently has 6 months Ferrari warranty which can be extended right through to 2027

PJM986

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20 posts

2 months

Friday 9th August
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F355GTS - I have not been able to reply until now as all new members keep getting locked out by the site due to some monkey business going on somewhere on PH, I can only assume by new members - this has happened quite a lot over the last few days. I have sent you a PM re your car on the email address attached to your profile.

TAZ40JAHRE

4 posts

68 months

Saturday 10th August
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PJM986 - I'm highly fond of the 911 model so, given your previous ownership of a 996 40th, and having experience with the 991 model, too, why not a 991/911 50th: https://www.motors.co.uk/car-54171654/?i=0&m=s...

It will have a bit of exclusivity for sure and the performance upgrades on the car are quite worthy. Plus, for the Mrs., it should be a fun and manageable drive with the PDK.

Best of luck with the hunt. Cheers.

PS - I tried to send you an email/message to ask you a question about your old 40th without luck so I'd be grateful if you would email me at 40jahre911@gmail.com. Many thanks. I'm Ted, by the way, and I own a 996 40th and a Panamera Turbo.

Edited by TAZ40JAHRE on Saturday 10th August 16:23

PJM986

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20 posts

2 months

Saturday 10th August
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TAZ40JAHRE - Ted, I have sent you and email and will be happy to answer any questions you have about my old 40th Anniversary Edition if I can. I did look at the 50th when they first came out and am amazed how well their value has held up, but it is not the car for us this time around.

usn90

231 posts

15 months

Saturday 10th August
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Wow I never noticed the I8 giving birth to a 911 thing before,

That’s going to stick for me

LordOfTheManor

564 posts

56 months

Saturday 10th August
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i agree for some reason the 50th version has done really well - you have to pay more for a used one than a new one!

DBSNOOR

373 posts

167 months

Wednesday 11th September
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PJM986 said:
WCZ - Thanks, the F12 is out of reach and I hadn't looked at the FF as I thought that was out of scope as well, but the FF that has just gone on Autotrader at Imperials looks v nice. Does anybody have experience of Imperials as a seller, or indeed that particular car? I assume many of their cars are SOR?

What is the FF like to use in the real world - taking it on the commute occasionally etc? No doubt it would be ideal for a Euro tour; I will have to re-watch Chris Harris' review of his own FF.
Ping me if you are looking at the Rosso Maranello FF, it was my previous car

PJM986

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2 months

Thursday 12th September
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DBSNOOR said:
Ping me if you are looking at the Rosso Maranello FF, it was my previous car
DBSNOOR - Apologies for the tardy reply, I have been away with work.

Thanks for the reply but I have decided to sit on my hands for a month or two for a couple of reasons. Firstly, whilst I am prepared for the depreciation that comes with buying the majority of cars I am interested, the speed with which prices are dropping across all marques is quite something. I think that this will likely continue/increase for the next couple of months as the nights draw in and the temperatures go down, then I feel it will stabilise. Secondly, I fear I am going to be too busy to drive enjoy the car in the short term.

I will buy something that puts that child-like smile on my face this side of Xmas and promise to post some pictures and bring this topic to its conclusion.