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As 2008 nears to a close..

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ci_newman, 21 Dec 2008.

  1. Minxy

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,282

    Lows

    Being made redundant in February and having my Mazda 6 Sport taken off me (company car)

    Highs

    Getting a new job, ordering and finally taking delivery of a brand new Audi A3 Sport Facelift in September. :D
     
  2. commited

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,371

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Got me one of these:

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    1974 W114 230.4 auto with 55k on the clock. Currently undergoing a light recommisioning :)

    And collecting one of these in the new year:
    [​IMG]
    1975 W116 280SE which is currently in primer, ready for paint.

    which I want to look like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. scratch

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Southampton

    Highs:

    Finally getting the S3 I've dreamt about for years.
    Karting at Thruxton.

    Lows:

    Losing £3k on the value of the car just 2 months after buying it.
    Spending out almost £2k to keep her on the road; money which was supposed to be going on new alloys and suspension.
     
  4. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,801

    Wow, epic :)
     
  5. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge


    How bad where these? Just there looking very good used buys now.
     
  6. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,801

    Nothing particularly out of character for a luxobarge, i'd guess i'm looking at around £6000 in 18-19 months on various things now? I'd estimate that the car costs around £500pm all in except fuel per month to keep running, including tyres, insurance, etc etc. Thats at an average usage of around 1000 miles per week.

    Edit: thats an average figure obv, although i am not organised enough to do it, if you were to chuck £500pm into a spare account once per month you should find that it will cover everything you'd need, if you use the car less you'd even find that you may end up with a surplus.
     
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2008
  7. EvilDreams

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,826

    Highs: Getting rid of my stinky old XJS and getting an immaculate facelift 4 litre sport for next to nothing.

    Lows: About 2 weeks ago when the chrome on the bumper went manky.
     
  8. EvilDreams

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,826

    I love the black one (I know that's not your exact one) but that older one is HIDEOUS.
     
  9. commited

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,371

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    nah it's cool - that's a crap picture. Wait til mine is finished :p

    Stupid amount of projects going on at the moment though - the 2 mercs, an e30 (swapping for an e36), and 2 Mini rebuilds :(
     
  10. Trick

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 3,557

    Location: York

    Highs:

    Another year driving the Elise! :)
    Finally getting Nitron NTR suspension :)

    Lows:

    Handbrake slipping causing some front clam damage
    Faffing around for months with dodgy prototype shocks
    Not enough time to drive the car
    Moving to the south coast :(
     
  11. johnny6

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,172

    Highs:

    -Picking up the Golf Edition 30 in June.
    -Returning the Edition 30 and not getting charged for damage (see Lows)
    -Picking up the Golf Pirelli in December.

    Lows:

    -Coming back to the Edition 30 which I'd parked up at Tesco to find some considerate motorist had hit the front bumper leaving it out of line with a 3 inch scuff in the paint, but no note.
    -After work finding someone in the works car park had opened their door on the Edition 30 and again not left a note. For some reason I expected better from people I worked with. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Rick_Barnes

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 May 2006

    Posts: 449

    Location: London

    Highs:

    Driving a 997 911 Carrera S for all of August and only paying the petrol! (at 22 years old!)
    M6 toll late one night in said 911.

    Lows:

    Selling the Punto as I can't justify a car in London
    Knowing no car I can afford will compare to the 911 for a long time!!
     
  13. McManicMan

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,231

    Highs:
    getting a job in March

    Lows:
    Stepdad dying after triple heart bypass in May
    Me having a heart attack in October
    Me losing my new job on 4th January