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Old 06-11-2017, 06:54 PM
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Hi All,

Much though I love my 240Z, it will never be a daily driver.

It is time to replace my boring sensible everyday car and I'm wondering what to replace it with. Given it lives on a street in London, I can't be too precious about it and reliability is important.

The 350Z is on my short list so a track day or two a year could be possible. I like the Cayman but it is too small for me and thought an E46 M3 is too stealable and probably not reliable enough to leave stationary for 10 days and then expect it to do a 500 mile round trip in a day. 911s are too numerous and too expensive for me.

Any thoughts / ideas would be welcome...

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Old 06-11-2017, 07:05 PM
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:49 PM
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:52 PM
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:28 PM
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Hi All,

Much though I love my 240Z, it will never be a daily driver.

It is time to replace my boring sensible everyday car and I'm wondering what to replace it with. Given it lives on a street in London, I can't be too precious about it and reliability is important.

The 350Z is on my short list so a track day or two a year could be possible. I like the Cayman but it is too small for me and thought an E46 M3 is too stealable and probably not reliable enough to leave stationary for 10 days and then expect it to do a 500 mile round trip in a day. 911s are too numerous and too expensive for me.

Any thoughts / ideas would be welcome...

Thanks,

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The m3 will be reliable.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:30 PM
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Thanks but should have said no diesels. Our Mayor has all manner of plans afoot to tax car drivers.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:32 PM
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Nice but a bit too extreme when I turn up for meetings!

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911s are too expensive for me as well!
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:15 PM
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:33 PM
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Perhaps something like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-Skod...YAAOSwShFZ0M8d
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:19 AM
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Stretch the budget a little, TT RS or 8P RS3.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:24 AM
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Alpina b10 touring, the 3.3 manual. Don't get the 4.4 v8 and its head gaskets are expensive(when I changed to a 3.3 it was a better car in every way, still miss it).

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Old 07-11-2017, 07:44 AM
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I’ve got a Z4 coupe,not the m as it’s only half a second quicker to 60 and it has a slippery diff,that’s the only difference and about 8 grand more expensive but more collectible which is why I’m thinking of selling my si and getting one,also will be getting the STI version of the scooby,they are really holding their prices that’s 1 reason I got my current and second one a few tears ago,TT doesn’t hold its value,a short while ago they were the most common second hand car on the market and one one that didn’t hold its price
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:23 PM
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350z for me is too heavy and emissions mean that its expensive to tax.... what about something like a GT86 or BRZ? Small, fun, tune-able... no idea on the tax

Cayman are brilliant cars!

London..... classic mini ??

I have always liked the z4 coupes look great on track!
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:08 PM
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My z4 coupe is Yellow,looks the nuts,red 7 on here has the hairdressers version of the m ,359 or 370 should be a good buy as they don’t hold their value,depends if that bothers you really
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