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What is your car(s) and how much did you pay for it/them.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by nlel1975, 24 Oct 2021.

  1. Cleisthenes


    Joined: 29 Jul 2013

    Posts: 8,166

  2. Cleisthenes


    Joined: 29 Jul 2013

    Posts: 8,166

    2016 Mini Cooper S, bought with about 24k on it, bought abouy a year ago for £13.something k
  3. GinG


    Joined: 22 Jul 2006

    Posts: 7,596

    2015 Skoda Superb, purchased from my old company before I left for £8k around 4 years ago....hasn't proved to be a bad purchase
  4. moon man


    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,894

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    I am not going to win car top trumps but maybe would be in top 1% of the house version thats where my prioritys are
    £700ish 3yrs or less ago with private plate
    SDI fabia estate, 60 mpg, gets me to the beach and trips up to yorkshire, and can cram full off hedge cuttings for tip.......
    Pic from a gd thread i was in recently only to show its not a total wreck.........

  5. SKILL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,118

    Location: Melksham

    1987 Toyota MR2 ('project'/sat in the garage for years) was my 21st birthday present... quite a while ago now :p
    2006 Mazda MX5 - £3100 (with £500 trade in) April 2018
    2001 Volvo V70 T5 - £695 in mid-late 2018, will be scrapped 'soon', probably, maybe
    2003 Toyota Celica T-Sport - £1600 a month ago
  6. LuckyBenski


    Joined: 28 Dec 2017

    Posts: 5,801

    Location: London

    You are @Acme and I claim my £5 :p
  7. SKILL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,118

    Location: Melksham

    lol, nope :p

    Although I think there's a disturbing level of crossover in the kind of cars we've had/have... Very disturbing... :p
  8. lordrobs


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 15,162

    Location: Norwich

    '97 Mk1 MX5 bought it for £3100 which at the time was WAY over the going rate but I wanted one that had never seen a welder and had been rust proofed early on.

    8 years later I'm pretty please I paid the extra.
  9. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 27,950

    Well I paid £950 for my MX5 and spent around £15,000 to get it ready for being parked in my garage since 2014. Mind you I think it's worth about £950 again so that's alright then.

    Living the dream and showing you how to make money on car investments!!

    Oh, wait
  10. almoststew1990


    Joined: 12 May 2011

    Posts: 5,675

    Location: Southampton

    2003 330ci msport manual. Cost me £3,000 in 2014, probably worth about the same or maybe 2750 with the increased mileage (80k to 125k).

    2015 fiesta 100ps 1l. Cost £5,300 last march.
  11. mccarf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Mar 2012

    Posts: 1,607

    Last year, €10k for a 2011 Avensis which at the time had 230k km on (142k miles). Welcome to Finland:(
  12. nlel1975

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2007

    Posts: 1,719

  13. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,657

    Location: Surrey

    2019 Evoque - leased so that doesnt count
    2016 Mini Cooper - around £11k earlier this year
    1994 Corrado VR6 - around £1500 in 2011. Worth more now. Probably the only car I've ever made a profit on
  14. Tee Hee Johnson


    Joined: 30 May 2007

    Posts: 4,513

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Where is that @Acme dude, havent seen his escapades for a while now?!
  15. AndrewNR


    Joined: 18 Aug 2011

    Posts: 2,687

    Location: Norfolk

    2017 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI SEL Estate Auto...living the proverbial
    Bought for about £13k in June 2017 after I handed back my leased Golf R...probably worth £15k now (maybe)...up for about about £17k+ at dealers

    Mrs has a 1.0 Ecoboost '63 Focus, which has just had its 2nd engine rebuild in 4 months after they ****** up the first one a couple of months ago...
    Probably worth about £1.99 (about £5k after a quick Autotrader scan)
  16. a1ex2001


    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

    Posts: 14,548

    Location: Here and There...

    2004 Mondeo zetec 2.0tdci purchased in 2008 for 6k and still going strong ish. Had the classic flywheel failure and the erg valve is definitely full of crud but it is a great workhorse and I’ll run it till the MOT bill is unbearable!
  17. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,930

    Location: South Coast

    2005 E46 M3 @ 62k miles - £13k
    8 years into ownership and at 130k miles. It has had.... running costs. £30k excluding fuel.
  18. Vita


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,277

    Location: United Kingdom

    Lexus CT200h. 5 years old, bought for 14.8k 2 years ago.

    It gives me around 10p/mile and I’ve had to replace the front two tyres in my time.

    It’s worth around 13k at todays trade in prices. It’s a great car but the boot is very small for our needs so I’m looking to go full electric after the new year.
    Last edited: 25 Oct 2021
  19. savagesam117


    Joined: 18 Mar 2012

    Posts: 5,203

    Location: Eastbourne

    Just bought a 2010 Skoda Superb Elegance 2.0TDI, all the bells and whistles. £1800.

    Perfect motorway cruiser for my 100 mile daily round trip to work and back.

    Got a R53 Mini Cooper S, paid £2500 for it 3 years ago. 2 crashes and a new engine later. And the Mrs still wants to keep it.

    And a Mk2 Golf GTI 16v that I paid £150 for.
  20. bazzabear


    Joined: 2 Nov 2013

    Posts: 3,204

    You just made me visit the Polestar site, because that is a ludicrously low amount of money a month!

    But the cheapest monthly fee I can find, with no options, keeping it for 4 years, only doing 5,000 miles a year and giving the biggest advance payment is still £395 a month.

    How did you manage to get one for £250 a month?