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New car time next year.
on: November 21, 2016, 16:25:58 PM
After over eight years of owning two different Mitsubishi FTOs I think the time has come for me to buy another car. I already have a pretty good idea, but I'm wondering if anyone else can think of any other cars that fit my requirements.

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Rear wheel drive
250~bhp+
Not a rotary engine
Not convertible
Either manual or auto with paddle shifters. Definitely do not want a full auto.


Preferable
Japanese
2 seater
Purpose built coupe chassis
Under £15,000
Under 50,000 miles
Less than 6 years old (I think I would prefer something a little more modern than my very 90s FTO, and avoid rot)

So far my short list is Nissan 370z and BMW M1/M3(If I can find one that fits the requirements), and that's it. I imagine Porsche Boxters may fit in this requirements list, but know very little about them and expect maintenance costs to be bad. I suspect the Nissan wouldn't be. I had originally considered Honda S2000, but they're not coupes, and neither are BMW Z4s :(

Any other ideas? Thanks..... I remember it was someone here that suggested FTOs all them years ago :)
Last Edit: November 22, 2016, 19:10:03 PM by Walrusbonzo #187;

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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 20:26:55 PM
BMW E92 335D M-Sport Highline

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-59-BMW-3-0TD-335d-M-Sport-Highline-2dr-Auto-SAT-NAV-SUNROOF-19-ALLOYS-/272418136554?hash=item3f6d62e1ea:g:szAAAOSw-CpYBgs2

5.5 Seconds 0-60 when mapped
With a Switchable map you still get good MPG
350-360 mapped BHP with 540lb of torque, this is comparable to a Dodge Viper SRT which has an 8.4 litre V10 Engine
Always go for an auto when mapping as the gearboxes are stronger than manuals
38 MPG when mapped

If you go non M-Sport you might get a better deal, but you need M-Sport for the look, i would buy a 5 door though as they are a far bit cheaper.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-BMW-335D-M-SPORT-AUTO-BLUE-STUNNING-CAR-THROUGHOUT-VERY-LOW-MILES-HPI-CLEAR-/122226927644?hash=item1c754ae81c:g:VoMAAOSwmLlX-6dQ

You could get that for 16k and its 2012

Anybody that knows these cars will still tell you nice car when they see it, i had a 330d M-Sport it amazes me how many people knew what it was, it was badged as a 318 for fun!
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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 22:01:59 PM
does it also need to be cryogenically cooled?

Re: New car time next year.
Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 19:05:29 PM
does it also need to be cryogenically cooled?

Err, no... You've lost me :P

BMW E92 335D M-Sport Highline

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-59-BMW-3-0TD-335d-M-Sport-Highline-2dr-Auto-SAT-NAV-SUNROOF-19-ALLOYS-/272418136554?hash=item3f6d62e1ea:g:szAAAOSw-CpYBgs2

5.5 Seconds 0-60 when mapped
With a Switchable map you still get good MPG
350-360 mapped BHP with 540lb of torque, this is comparable to a Dodge Viper SRT which has an 8.4 litre V10 Engine
Always go for an auto when mapping as the gearboxes are stronger than manuals
38 MPG when mapped

If you go non M-Sport you might get a better deal, but you need M-Sport for the look, i would buy a 5 door though as they are a far bit cheaper.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-BMW-335D-M-SPORT-AUTO-BLUE-STUNNING-CAR-THROUGHOUT-VERY-LOW-MILES-HPI-CLEAR-/122226927644?hash=item1c754ae81c:g:VoMAAOSwmLlX-6dQ

You could get that for 16k and its 2012

Anybody that knows these cars will still tell you nice car when they see it, i had a 330d M-Sport it amazes me how many people knew what it was, it was badged as a 318 for fun!

Nice idea, but probably should have said that I don't want a big diesel.

Do these "auto" BMWs have paddle shifters?

I should probably say also, I don't care for practicality (Though a boot big enough for a set of gold clubs would be nice), fuel economy or having space in the back for passengers. I walk to work, so whatever I buy willl get used rarely and probably do only 4,000 miles a year. It's basically just for fun at the weekend.
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Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 15:02:51 PM
In this generation / price range around 2010-2012 the diesel product as much power as the petrol engines with a mild map due to the Turbos but here is a petrol example, i would still go diesel all day for effect :D

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/1-series/bmw-1-series-e8x-135i-m-sport-2011/6418803
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Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 18:34:54 PM
I wouldn't write off a Boxster, you'll probably find its no more expensive than a BMW in reality on servicing (if you use an indy specialist) and you get a bonafide gorgeous sounding flat six. Bit more prestige than the other marques too if you ignore the "not a real Porsche" sheep

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Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 19:15:18 PM
does it also need to be cryogenically cooled?

Err, no... You've lost me :P

He'll be fine as long as it doesn't go above zero kelvin ^_^

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Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 19:48:27 PM
I wouldn't write off a Boxster, you'll probably find its no more expensive than a BMW in reality on servicing (if you use an indy specialist) and you get a bonafide gorgeous sounding flat six. Bit more prestige than the other marques too if you ignore the "not a real Porsche" sheep

would a set of golf clubs fit in a Boxster?

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Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 19:50:39 PM
In this generation / price range around 2010-2012 the diesel product as much power as the petrol engines with a mild map due to the Turbos but here is a petrol example, i would still go diesel all day for effect :D

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/1-series/bmw-1-series-e8x-135i-m-sport-2011/6418803

I like it, White too :P

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Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 20:55:32 PM
would a set of golf clubs fit in a Boxster?

The front boot is really deep actually, I bet a lot of them are parked up down the golf course.

Re: New car time next year.
Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 22:32:44 PM
Considering all boxsters appear to be convertibles I think that's a no go. But Caymans are an option. Edit: It transpires Boxsters are all convertible and the Cayman is the coupe version of the same chassis....

Something like this - http://www2.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201611039428409?price-to=15000&sort=price-asc&minimum-badge-engine-size=3.0&maximum-badge-engine-size=3.5&make=PORSCHE&postcode=le193fg&model=CAYMAN&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&page=1

Quite high mileage, and older than I wanted. But definitely worth considering I think
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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 19:54:32 PM
I'm pretty much sold on getting a Cayman S now. Going to be an exciting 2017 getting the money together :P

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Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 18:48:22 PM
I quite like the Cayman, especially the GT4!

Bit more prestige than the other marques too if you ignore the "not a real Porsche" sheep

Indeed. I'd assume that the vast majority of people who'd say that are not exactly current 911 owners either.

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Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 21:31:18 PM
Probably best you don't go for a Diesel as rumour is the next scrappage scheme will be for diesels, i can wait to get £1500-2000 off the price of a new motor!
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Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 03:18:02 AM
There are quite a few concerns about diesel particulate pollution and a belief that it is not possible to fix the issue. There have been a few rumors that they are going to offer options on scrapping.

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/156243/diesel-scrappage-scheme-proposed


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