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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    T Reg Ford Escort MKII
    My first car was a '79 T-plater Escort. A 2-door, in various shades of white. Bought it within a week of passing my test at 17 and spent the summer chasing the rot around with an angle grinder and Arc welder. Loved it, wished I'd kept it now (would be worth a mint to the classic rally boys).

    After that it was mainly all Sierras - pretty much like @twin--turbo - current car is still a Sierra: a 1990 2.0 GLX Sapphire.

    It's not really cost me anything in the four years I've had it. Sure, tax and test is a given, and service items like oil and filters, but that's about it. I've got no plans to get rid just yet - it's something different / individual on the roads now, and was in a photoshoot published in June's Classic Car Mart along with with a Montego and Cavalier.

    Mrs C hates it. My kids hate it. It's easily the oldest thing in the carpark at work. Do I care? Not one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrust View Post
    My first car was a '79 T-plater Escort. A 2-door, in various shades of white. Bought it within a week of passing my test at 17 and spent the summer chasing the rot around with an angle grinder and Arc welder. Loved it, wished I'd kept it now (would be worth a mint to the classic rally boys).

    After that it was mainly all Sierras - pretty much like @twin--turbo - current car is still a Sierra: a 1990 2.0 GLX Sapphire.

    It's not really cost me anything in the four years I've had it. Sure, tax and test is a given, and service items like oil and filters, but that's about it. I've got no plans to get rid just yet - it's something different / individual on the roads now, and was in a photoshoot published in June's Classic Car Mart along with with a Montego and Cavalier.

    Mrs C hates it. My kids hate it. It's easily the oldest thing in the carpark at work. Do I care? Not one bit.
    @Crusty ... My Bro has just indicated he may be Buying a YB powered 4 dr in the spring

    Me: I am possibly hopefully, maybee... Ditching the Mondeo and Buying a 3L V6 jag LOL... I miss my V6 cars ... I may even stretch to the V8.. It just depends on this next month.........

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    So you've not had enough shelling out for injectors on the Mundaneo then that you feel you have to force feed unleaded into the <clarkson>Jaaaaaaaaaag</clarkson>? :-)

    Mind you, if my numbers ever came up, an XF would def be on the shopping list at some point.

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    Owning a house and spending money on your house is more cost effective than a new car! I drive a newish car but nothing Ferrari like, just gets me from A to B, but I know that I should have bought an older one and spent less money (mistake I made), but sometimes an old car is false economy especially when garages are offering such low finance rates. You can get a Peugeot 107 now for £99 a month, but does 65mpg and £20 a year road tax, and group 1 insurance - so I would say the £99 a month outgoing would still be cheaper than the running costs of an older car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    You can get a Peugeot 107 now for £99 a month, but does 65mpg and £20 a year road tax, and group 1 insurance - so I would say the £99 a month outgoing would still be cheaper than the running costs of an older car.
    I think you are kidding yourself (or not doing the sums). You would need something particularly unreliable to be spending £1200 a year on running costs (ignoring petrol). And your 107 depreciated in resale value by £1800-2500 as soon as you left the showroom. I think you would struggle to find a (reasonably sensible) older car that would be more expensive to run.

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    I believe you haven't calculated that correctly... I bought a 2009 one for my other half to learn to drive in costing £99 a month, with the outright price being £5000. In a 107 currently with the fuel prices, on a 1.0 engine you're getting 100 miles for £11 exactly, whereas on an old 1.0 corsa that I used to have it cost £18 exactly (working it out with todays fuel prices). So monthly saving of £28 to start with meaning monthly cost of £71. Then a saving from £120 a year road tax to £20 a year, so £100 saving meaning monthly cost of £64. If I were to insure the 107 over the old corsa I would save £300 a year on insurance so 300 / 12 = 25 so 64 - 25 = £39 a month. So for £39 a month we have a nice newish reliable low mileage car.

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    Sorry, the outright price £4500 with £99 a month and £400 deposit.

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    I assumed you were talking about a new car, since you started your post with "Owning a house and spending money on your house is more cost effective than a new car!". But your calcs ignore depreciation vs investment and you are anyway £39 a month worse off, £480 a year.

    BTW, fuel economy is hugely influenced by the way you drive.
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    I'm seriously thinking of buying a Z3 in the next couple of months. Anyone had one or got any horror stories or recommendations?

    Although I've just seen a couple XJS's on Autotrader that quite took my eye.

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    XJ's are lovely when they are in fine fettle and a wallet muncher if not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    I'm seriously thinking of buying a Z3 in the next couple of months. Anyone had one or got any horror stories or recommendations?

    Although I've just seen a couple XJS's on Auto-trader that quite took my eye.
    I had the 1.8 version of the z3 , as long as u have a good independent BMW place near you i would say there not bad to run .

    If all you have are BMW garages , then forget it .. When my airbag module went , they charged me £50 for a diagnostic ( even though i had done one ) , and then told me what i already knew and basically said at a guess we think its the seat-belt pretension-er.. I said i doubt that's the problem as you cant even get a connection to the module to give up a error code , so its either wiring to the module or the module its self . So took it to a independent garage and £75 later i had a whole new airbag control module.
    ( By the way the reason it broke was my fault as i shorted it out with a stereo hideaway box on top of it ! )

    go for the facelift version also ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    I'm seriously thinking of buying a Z3 in the next couple of months. Anyone had one or got any horror stories or recommendations?
    Get an S2000. You will never regret buying one over a Z3 but the converse........

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    What's an S2000?

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    The s2000 is a beautiful car for sure


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    Nope, don't do it for me like a Z3 does. Not even a Z4 does it for me like a Z3 does.

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