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What car for £1k a month?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Squidward, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. MrPotato

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cambridge

    True.
     
  2. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Stoke area

    What's the main point of the car?

    You've got a daily covered, and something with some decent power so what is it exactly you're looking for?

    Something to show off in? Luxury? More power/speed?

    I'm kind of confused as to what gap you're trying to fill.

    Personally, i'd be leaning more towards power/fun such as the Atom. 540 bhp/tonne, will make the z4 feel slow and will turn heads. Not the most comfortable though.


    New Supra but has less power than the Z4? GTR?
     
  3. TomO

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    if you are buying from a dealer and then plan to move the car on in 6-12 months, then are you are liable to lose a large chunk of cash because of the spread between the purchase cost from the dealer and the private sale later ( or worse dealer trade in / trade bid). for example, that 2017 v12 vantage, I assume the PCP term would be more than 6 or 12 months? what would be the actual cost to get out at 12 months? pretty eye watering I would imagine!
     
  4. Nasher

    Capodecina

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    Caterham 620r for fun (and some brown pants). Wont get much quicker than that on 4 wheels.
     
  5. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

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    Quickly befriend someone who works for AML, ask them to marry you then ask nicely for their Aston Martin Privilege discount :p

    Representative example I saw was 13 months, £900 initial, 11 payments of 800, optional final payment £96,955.6 8K miles pa. Only available in the UK.
     
  6. Gibbo

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    Electric cars have no soul, are boring to drive and I can see them depreciating lots, those who purchased early Tesla's the values have halfed, really not a good buy for someone who wants a car to hold value. Hence a limited production or old premium marque is a better idea, also far more special and a lot more fun and engaging to drive.

    New Mustang's also depreciate rather bad, they are no longer 33k for a brand new V8, but now 45-50k and a year later they've lost £10,000, some as much as £15,000, really not a good buy again.
     
  7. Gibbo

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    Its a good offer if you can just hand it back a year later with zero exit fee. But there again £9700 is still quite a lot to hire an Aston Martin for a year, but at the same time you get to drive around in a truly epic V12 Vantage for a year with no expense accept for fuel, insurance and maybe one service.
     
  8. Hilly

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    Great car, real amounts of fun. I drove yours and wanted one; made me miss my s2000.
     
  9. Dr House

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    I have had The z4 iS. It’s an okay car but nothing that special.

    Sell the z4. Get a 991.2 GTS it will Have rocksolid residuals and you probably won’t get bored in six months.
     
  10. jigger

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    Lotus Evora
     
  11. Nasher

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    The older 6cyl, NA Caymans are almost guaranteed to go up in value in future :D

    I'm temped by one but the bore scoring issue scares me lol
     
  12. Dis86

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    Don't believe it's an issue on the 981's.
     
  13. Nasher

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    Those are still depreciating atm though.
     
  14. Journey

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    Porsche Taycan.
     
  15. Dis86

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    You're taycan the mickey aren't you?
     
  16. flibbage0

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    From what I have heard from online and also personally from mechanics and sales executives, it will be incredibly tough to buy a car now that has a big engine and won't suffer from much depreciation. The only cars I can think of that would hold it's value and have main dealer warranty would be a Ford Mustang (used) 5 litre and manual, if you can get one for around £30k you shouldn't loose too much.

    Other suggestions:

    Jaguar F Type R- You will lose a lot, I know of a dealer that had one for sale at a good price and it didn't shift for nearly a year...
    R8 V10- Prices are still dropping, looks like you can already pick up a V10 Plus for £75k, older generation may be a safer bet (manual)
    AMG GT- Don't really know much about these
    Cayman GT4- Prices have softened a bit, not sure if you'll be able to get a decent finance deal on it, only bad thing I have heard is the long gearing
    991.1 GTS- They still have the 6 cylinder, can see them holding value quite well

    As you can see it depends what you want, a mid-engined track focused car that's quite raw or a Front-engined GT car? Once you narrow that down I think the choices will become a lot clearer
     
  17. Meaker

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    Atom and some track days?
     
  18. Jumper118

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    v10 m5 will probably cost you £1000 a month ez.
     
  19. shadow_boxer

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Sell the Z4. Get a Cayman 981 S Manual or GTS. Though prices are still falling slowly I can see these holding their prices well. The 991 GTS is another great shout but again prices are tumbling as with more or less the whole supercar market at present.
     
  20. DKong

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    Audi R8 V10?