£80k (ish) 2+2

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vanman1936

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626 posts

200 months

Wednesday 24th August
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No no

I am here.

Thanks for replies.

I have done the Masser thing.

Like the 991 TT, but already had a 996TT.

I8 is a cheaper alternative that does draw me, LCA is different….FF is the ultimate goal though…this time round or next!


vanman1936

Original Poster:

626 posts

200 months

Wednesday 24th August
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….Are mclaren planning on a 2+2 any time soon?

barryrs

3,952 posts

204 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Bentley Continental GT/GTC?

vanman1936

Original Poster:

626 posts

200 months

Wednesday 24th August
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What’s the depreciation curve like on the Bentley? Awful?

barryrs

3,952 posts

204 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Almost certainly, probably be worth half as much in 5 years!

Longy00000

554 posts

21 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Given you can get Gt or Flying Spurs from about £13,000 now you need to pick your car very carefully if you hope to avoid throwing £50k away in depreciation over the next few years.

Lee Jones Jnr

1,325 posts

151 months

Wednesday 24th August
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Longy00000 said:
Given you can get Gt or Flying Spurs from about £13,000 now you need to pick your car very carefully if you hope to avoid throwing £50k away in depreciation over the next few years.
The bottom of the market are 18 year old cars. £80k would get you into maybe a 2017 or 2018 car. £50k over 14 years doesn't sound as dreadful.

21ATS

869 posts

53 months

Thursday 25th August
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I've just bought an FF, I waited quite some time for the right one for me to come up for sale, it has a warranty and I'm extending it. Even so I'm expecting to spend money on it, mainly as the one I bought had done less than 500 miles in the previous two years. So something is bound to get upset when I start doing 200 miles or so a week in it.

My all time favourite Ferrari is an F12, but it's a 2 seater and I've just sold a 2 seater because I simply can't use it enough. The FF is a slightly heavier, detuned F12 with 4WD 2 real extra seats and a big boot. It's also slightly less likely to throw me in a hedge.

At £80Kish you're right in at the bottom of the market for an FF, it will be a 2011/12 car with no pano roof and 40K+ miles.

There's a good chance it won't have a warranty, there's a good chance it's going to need to brakes in the near future if they've not already been done. When you come to move it on it will be like trying to sell a grenade that's missing it's pin.

The entry level for an FF in the UK is pano roof minimum (if resale is any concern whatseover) plus full history, lowish owners, nice colour combo and a warranty. You're not realistically going to get much change from £120K.

If this is a cash outright purchase and £80K ish is your budget, don't go shopping for an FF.

If you're buying on some form of finance what you might find is the residual of the better FF's is so favourable even in this market that it could end up costing pretty similar money to an £80K Bentley or Aston.

Really it depends on your personal circumstances.



Edited by 21ATS on Thursday 25th August 00:09

barriejames

847 posts

160 months

Sunday 28th August
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Totally agree I keep 2 others cars worth pennies and one nice one with 2 seats.

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.





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jason61c

5,327 posts

155 months

Sunday 28th August
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Lexus lc500.

next to zero running costs, amazing looks and a great drive.

https://www.evo.co.uk/lexus/lc

phib

4,301 posts

240 months

Sunday 18th September
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Bit of a left field one but after c.30 911’s ( I still have 2) I also have a 355 spider, I went looking for an FF for an everyday car.

I loved it but then went on a track day in the 992, now I have never wanted an electric car … ever !!


But I got blown away by a Taycan on every lap at goodwood. 992 was sold the same day.

Drove a taycan the next day and bought one in the afternoon, as a daily (if that’s what you want) with 2 proper rear seats, 0-60 in 3 secs dead and 100 in 5.9 they are hard to beat.

But I couldn’t be without a petrol 911 as well.

DeejRC

4,101 posts

63 months

Sunday 18th September
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How do you compare a two door “compact” 911 (even a 992) with a 4 door twice as long Taycan?

sparta6

3,298 posts

81 months

Wednesday 21st September
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DeejRC said:
How do you compare a two door “compact” 911 (even a 992) with a 4 door twice as long Taycan?
Savile Row or Bluewater.

Something for different occasions.