Need some inspiration
Gonna be spending the next year at home due to the fiancÚ and dad looking like he's on a downhill spiral health wise. Silver lining is that I'll be having a year off work to chill out and can't wait!
Shopping for a daily runabout, but since I won't be commuting or using it too much, I don't need to worry about mpg. Want it to be semi reliable and punch a small hole in that ozone layer. Budget realistically is 15k tops but turns out there's a lot of room for choice.
Current front runners are:
M3 or m5 circa 2005
a beast of a supra, twin turbo aero top (have even found the exact car and they will hold it till I'm back, v tempting!!)
But out of ideas other than that. Something younger than say 8 years would be nice. Must be rwd or maybe 4wd. 2 or 4 seat. Elise's etc are a bit too small for my liking. Any 'different' ideas??
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gloucestershire - Cotswold Cockney
Car: MG Montego Turbo; Rover 25; R620ti x2 & MGZS 120+ x2
The select list of models you mention are all so very different. Before deciding, you must drive all those you are considering. It's quite possible that living with some of those you consider will not suit your day to day motoring needs and enjoyment.
Some 'special' cars on paper are a disappointment in the reality of living with them day to day.
I shall not recommend any ~ you must decide which may suit and try them properly to find outif they do.
So, now you wanna buy a BMW .... Huh! No natural class ...
Normally aspirated engines suck. They really do. Good job turbocharged engines blow and suck. That's better.
Think that's the problem John, I've tried all the above briefly And all are great in their own way but the problem is I'm spoilt in that I literally don't have any needs it'll be for pootling about with the odd enthusiastic I suppose. Possibly Carting the odd friend or family member about, motorway cruisability would be nice
Last edited by JAW; 27-05-2012 at 01:51.
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