Number of Owners?

Number of Owners?

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BDM

Original Poster:

404 posts

140 months

Sunday 3rd May
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So in the market for a Gran Turismo and wanted to get some insight into number of owners? Some im seeing have had e.g. 6 previous owners in 10years. Is this reasonable? One i like the look of has a good history just the number of owners is alittle off putting. What are peoples thoughts here?

Much appreciated.

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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6 owners on a 10 year old car?
Fine.
It’s an old car, an owner per year ish would cause no concerns for me.

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Hmmm 6 six seems on the higher side, Im also looking at buying one as well

av185

12,140 posts

85 months

Sunday 3rd May
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3 max.

BDM

Original Poster:

404 posts

140 months

Sunday 3rd May
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AV55 said:
Hmmm 6 six seems on the higher side, Im also looking at buying one as well
What are the specs you are looking for? MC Shift or Auto?

What years have you been looking at?

Kettmark

541 posts

111 months

Sunday 3rd May
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As others have said, number of owners less important than history and condition in my view.
These vehicles tend to have a high turnover of owners as it's a trinket car on peoples wish list before they move on to the next one to tick off the list.
Doesn't necessarily make the car a lemon if it's got 6+ owners..
Mine's had several previous owners but I'm smitten after 4+ years and it's a keeper. Still gets admiring glances despite being 11 years old and a 13 + year old design.
Enough said!

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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av185 said:
3 max.
Maximum 3 owners in 10 years? Behave.

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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BDM said:
What are the specs you are looking for? MC Shift or Auto?

What years have you been looking at?
Auto, I do too much town driving for an MC unfortunately, well looking at up to 2009, my budget is 20- 22k....

Calculator

698 posts

173 months

Sunday 3rd May
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What a great way to spend £20-22k. I’ve driven one of these a few times and always found it to be an experience. Enjoy the hunt and then drive it hard!

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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haha thanks, it's just hard finding the right one, in my case I tend to look at resale values, and from my research i've concluded, 2 things that do not help the sale of this car is, the car being black, and trident wheels..... and god help if you've got a black car with trident wheels hahah, they look nice but for some reason are on sale for a very loooong time

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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This one is on the EVO 'deals of the week'
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202...

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Lee Jones Jnr said:
This one is on the EVO 'deals of the week'
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202...
yes i did see that, has been up since Jan, and rear bumper respray doesn't seem too appealing

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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AV55 said:
yes i did see that, has been up since Jan, and rear bumper respray doesn't seem too appealing
Oh? I didn't bother looking at the advert, just remembered seeing it earlier.
Had one about 5 years ago though, good car.

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Lee Jones Jnr said:
Oh? I didn't bother looking at the advert, just remembered seeing it earlier.
Had one about 5 years ago though, good car.
was it the 4.2 or 4.7 you had ?

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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AV55 said:
was it the 4.2 or 4.7 you had ?
Mine was a 2008 4.2, what would you like to know?

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Lee Jones Jnr said:
Mine was a 2008 4.2, what would you like to know?
if you felt it was underpowered ? and, i know most people wont care but what kind of MPG were you seeing ?

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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AV55 said:
if you felt it was underpowered ? and, i know most people wont care but what kind of MPG were you seeing ?
Depends what you are coming out of I suppose. I swapped out of a 360 Modena. It certainly isn't a sports car and if I were buying another I would buy a 4.7, I'm not sure what price they go for now?
I got 18mpg.

AV55

14 posts

6 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Lee Jones Jnr said:
Depends what you are coming out of I suppose. I swapped out of a 360 Modena. It certainly isn't a sports car and if I were buying another I would buy a 4.7, I'm not sure what price they go for now?
I got 18mpg.
thanks, im not coming out of anything too special but I was previously working for Aston Martin as a driver until a few months ago, so caught the 'GT bug' there, well early 4.7 are up for around 24 to 30k, but finding a full Auto that isnt black or silver seems to be hard at the lower end of that. Hopefully able to get a good discount from private sellers at the moment, lets see.... Thanks for your insight, appreciate it

Lee Jones Jnr

522 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd May
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AV55 said:
thanks, im not coming out of anything too special but I was previously working for Aston Martin as a driver until a few months ago, so caught the 'GT bug' there, well early 4.7 are up for around 24 to 30k, but finding a full Auto that isnt black or silver seems to be hard at the lower end of that. Hopefully able to get a good discount from private sellers at the moment, lets see.... Thanks for your insight, appreciate it
No problem.
I'd expect a 4.7 or a DB9 will be up for grabs on the other side of lockdown.

BDM

Original Poster:

404 posts

140 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Im looking for the 4.7 myself, i do abit of town driving but from all the reviews im seeing is the MC Shift is for me. It a weekend car really for me. I wouldnt mind confirming what the pre-2012 cars differ with? Ive seen seats? Apparently LED rear lights? Anyone else have experience with the MC shift compared to Auto? I had an M6 V10 before and liked the engagement with the car with driving, i had a CLS 63 AMG and just hated the paddleshift and just more a point and go kinda drive which is why i am leaning towards MC shift myself