£100K Garage: Mark Mason


Name: Mark Mason
Previously owned: Audi S3 Quattro, Audi TT Quattro Roadster Mk1, Vauxhall Astra SRI XP Turbo, Vauxhall Astra CDTI SRI
Currently owned: The wife's Fiat Punto Twinair and a Specialized road bike for me to commute to work!
On the shortlist: Volvo V40 Polestar, Audi RS3 Sportback, Volkswagen Tiguan


UK:Lotus Exige S
Cost:
£39,989
Balance: £60,011
Why I chose it: "Best of British? Just look at it - wow! This would be my toy, the car for countryside blasts and weekend breaks with the better half."


Rest of Europe:Volvo V60 Polestar
Cost:
£30,995
Balance: £29,016
Why I chose it: "I've also yearned after a fast wagon that can cover most if not all bases. To me this is the hottest wagon of them all (in the price range), and stands out from the usual choice of Audi or BMW.

"All-wheel drive makes it an all year driver, the interior is plush enough with all the toys for long distance driving with the family, a daily driver or for business, and the noise from that 3.0-litre straight six when pushed is amazing. Plus the exterior styling and stance are spot on."

Japan:Mitsubishi Jeep P-J53
Cost:
£8,895
Balance: £20,121
Why I chose it: "A fun choice here and not the usual choice from Japan!

"I love these old school jeeps and this one looks in fantastic condition with a great colour combo. It would be great to use for trips to the local beach in the summer, towing the jet-ski and throwing a cooler in the back. Or maybe a bit of light off-roading to find that great picnic spot, with the land owner's permission of course..."


USA:Chevrolet Corvette C3
Cost:
£13,500
Balance: £6,621
Why I chose it: "I've always loved Corvettes and the C3 in my opinion is one of the better styles - definitely an American muscle car! This would be a project car for me to gradually restore. I'd also end up using it as a summer cruiser. I would probably end up changing the paint to a darker colour to give contrast with the interior."

Germany:Volkswagen Polo GTI
Cost:
£10,480
Balance: -£3,859
Why I chose it: "Something for the wife, but also a car I wouldn't be ashamed of nipping out in. Small for parking and town driving but also fun to drive - looks pretty good too."

 

 

 

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  • WCZ 17 May 2017

    wouldn't have the volvo, for sure

  • Steve Col 17 May 2017

    Good Garage mate. I've actually got a Lotus exige 350 and a Mitsi jeep J53. The jeep is brilliant fun but getting spares is a nightmare. I have to get spare parts from Japan. I've only ever seen one other on the road other than mine. Corvette C3 is on the bucket list

  • NigelCayless 17 May 2017

    Excellent garage! Love the Lotus

  • MrJSeb 17 May 2017

    Not a bad 104K Garage!

  • grafikmark 17 May 2017

    MrJSeb said:
    Not a bad 104K Garage!
    Good point.
    I had to swap out Corvette and Mitsubishi due to first choices being unavailable and somehow forgot about running total when emailing back to Matt :-(

    Cheaper Polo GTI's are available so still could be done - oops!

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