Discussion in 'Motors' started by Will Gill, Jun 16, 2005.
Wow, that's great. The last car I had on PCP did that over 4 years (it wasn't a Ferrari)
Well I have no mileage limit, due to putting nearly 100k down, so the finance companies know the car will never be worth less than what is owed on it, not even close.
@Gibbo - Sorry to jump in, I know you like your cars and probably one of the few people that have probably driven these cars... but...
Jaguar F-Type SVR vs Mercedes AMG GT? Anyone else who has experience in these please shout!
Realise they probably win and slightly different things but a summary if you have one please
Or anything else worth of mentioning around the £60 - 70k mark? Coupes/ Convertibles. Not necessarily 2 seater.
They aren't for me either.
svr all the way
Driven AMG GT and AMG GTR. I'd go as far as saying the AMG is a rarer site and certainly has that thug look about it. Sounds good, good power but the driving position just felt odd to me, your sat quite far back from the front wheels which is very unusual and feels as such, plus the steering felt totally disconnected, it literally had zero feel. The GTR edition was also nothing but a nightmare for putting the power down in anything but bone dry conditions. They hold value quite well, but they cost more to service and run.
Owned an F-Type SVR and driven every F-Type model, SVR all the way, yes the extras are small but they add up and again if its going to be a daily and you want the V8 then absolutely R AWD or SVR all the way, the RWD V8's just roast the rear tyres on command, if its a summer weekend car then a V8S convertible should be considered because at 25-30k they are absolute bargains.
The SVR is a proper British hot rod, it sounds amazing and also obnoxious in such a good way, it will hit 60mph in sub 3.5s in Winter conditions and always put its power down no matter how cold and wet it is (on Michelins). It is also a good driving car, even though AWD there is some steering feel, but most of all there is a real good seat of the pants feel and the acceleration is neck snapping instant, the AMG GT being turbo does not have this instant throttle response.
Just drive them, once you drive an SVR you will be smitten, the P4's aint worth bothering with, handle nice, but powertrain is lifeless. V6 sounds awesome, but don't feel much quicker than P4's and the V8 models just feel in another dimension on acceleration and power, particular AWD's as they just put power down so effectively. Think of an SVR as like a gentlemens Mitsubishi EVO, it has class, comfort and some real nice toys that makes winter a joy, remote start (2016 and later), heated front screen / seats etc (Winter pack) and built in tracker.
SVR all the way, values have crashed, now is a good time to buy as the new F-Type has BMW's 4.4l V8 Turbo, which sounds nothing like the outgoing motor and won't be as responsive so I can see the values bottoming, 55-65k for a good spec SVR is where your money should go, I'd not spend more because they quickly depreciate to the 60-70k region, sometimes less.
Perfect Gibbo thanks for your time - I'm guessing P4 you mean the P400? Or have I misunderstood?
I mean the 4 pot versions, on the V6 I drove the 380S RWD and to me it felt slow, coming from a 500HP NA Mustang.
Great buy, perfect lightest specification too with carbon roof, carbon brakes and other carbon bits and bobs, excellent price, offer 65k work from there.
The perfect winter daily:
as I'm viewing that on my phone I only saw the vw van until I scrolled right, was trying to work out what was special about it.
Where are you seeing these at these kinds of prices?!
I've not seen one that low before either and have been looking since the summer - a few higher-mileage or private sale ones in the low 30s only. Prices have come down in the last few months, but there's a decent choice of examples around 35k.
Spotted @Gibbo this morning on my way to work...
@Funky-Melon I think @Gibbo is being a naughty man with his FakeTaxi
Looks like that is a Biposto. Sure I've seen in in the owners club on FB.
ahem, its a bit small for a taxi
cant do much in the back of there
I think they closed that loophole when people started registering Lambos as taxis and flying down bus lanes
I think you're right
Saw this green beauty being loaded onto a trailer near St James Park just now
Nice find maccy
Is there a Bugatti dealership there then?
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