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One Car for the next 10 years

Discussion in 'Motors' started by DAIR, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. paintguy

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2003

    Posts: 2,755

    Location: Sheffield

    Surprised at the number of estate cars getting chosen.

    I can't argue though as I've had my S4 Avant for nearly 8 years and it's been perfectly practical for carrying all my DIY materials, and then fun when I get the chance.

    Seems to be a popular choice but I'd have an RS6 if funds ever allowed.
     
  2. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,950

    Location: Bucks

    Quite fancy a Cayenne eHybrid (the new one).

    ~85g/km CO2, 450BHP, comfy and sporty without maintenance being ruinous.
     
  3. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 24,259

    Location: On the road....

    BMW 520d.

    Every other car on the roads seems to be one so may as well join the party. :p


    To be fair, disregarding something exotic, it would be a good shout!
     
  4. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,343

    Yeah... You never gave a budget :) also this way you'll get to try all sorts of other BMW's whilst yours is being repaired!
     
  5. Tute

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 22,237

    Location: Devon, UK

    Probably a fast(er) hatch than what I currently have, so RS3, Mk2 RS, M140i maybe? It would depend on test driving them really.
     
  6. texasjohn

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2017

    Posts: 234

    Panamera Turbo for me, or the new M5 perhaps.
     
  7. .:SAmSuNG:.

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2009

    Posts: 4,327

    Location: Germany

    RS5 Sportback
     
  8. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,489

    Location: Leicestershire

    Personally, I think estates are great. They often look sleeker than the equivalent hatchback, have much greater practicality, and have no major drawbacks.
     
  9. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,973

    Location: Stoke area

    Tbh, I'm the same with my mk5 Gti, love it. Will be getting a few mods and looking at upping the power to 350bhp but it's a great all rounder. Fun to drive, fits the family and is comfortable enough when sat in traffic, plus, you've got the VW scene.

    There are a few cars I'd be tempted by if I am honest just for the extra power. S4/RS4, 370z or GTR for more power but you lose practicality with the last 2.
     
  10. fastwunz

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,301

    RS4.

    In that awesome dark green colour.

    Nuff said.
     
  11. Jumper118

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,893

    Location: Leeds

    One car would suck.
     
  12. JoeF1

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 12, 2012

    Posts: 3,923

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Audi RS Avant
     
  13. DarrenM343

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2008

    Posts: 5,046

    I've had my fair share of fast/sports cars in the past but the longest car I've kept is my current BMW X1(6 years now).Slated by many when they came out but I've found it a fantastic alrounder. Something like this I'd want for 10 years probably. If i didnt need to commute I'd probably get something small and nippy. Parking my other car (an old 2004 Yaris) is so easy, much more enjoyable parking in cities than the X1. QUite like the look of the new X2.
     
  14. Sargatanas2511

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

    Posts: 3,473

    Location: Scotland

    Completely agree. It would be an RS6 for me too.
     
  15. Mr_Sukebe

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002

    Posts: 9,031

    Location: London

    +1, or nearly anyway. I don't rate the looks of our E91, I think the older E46 touring was better looking, as are the newer versions. For all that, it's just such a brilliant all rounder.
     
  16. TacticalFish

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2016

    Posts: 684

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 :D

    Not a car, and not at all practical, but I'd have a FV107 Scimitar if poss.
     
  17. Bug One

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,273

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    Tesla Model X P100D

    I hate paying for fuel - and assuming we're ignoring purchase price and depreciation (a la Ferrari's) - running costs should be manageable.
     
  18. mattyg

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2007

    Posts: 7,590

    Range Rover in 10 years time I'll be 55 and already have a bad back so I need an armchair car...
     
  19. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,809

    Problem with Tesla is there are a lot of unknowns and it looks like a big risk running one for so long out of warranty. Parts and repairs on them is super expensive, if you can find the parts!

    Then you have the issue of actually finding a local mechanic who will work on it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  20. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 24,259

    Location: On the road....

    I was talking with a local garage owner recently who’s started working on a few Tesla’s and said he’s found them no worse than anything else tbh if anything he said they actually seem to have thought about maintenance when designing and they don’t seem to be deliberately complex when it comes to access for certain parts unlike many modern manufacturers who seem to try to make things as difficult as possible to work on!