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Budget 40-50K?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by 6thElement, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. 6thElement

    Sgarrista

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    Location: In my penthouse, Park Ave

    Shopping list currently has Mercedes SL55 or 911 on it, what else falls into this bracket?

    Requirements are sporty drop top.
     
  2. jamoor

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    Ford mondeo














    But seriously, new or second hand?
     
  3. Mr_Sukebe

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 23 Dec 2002

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    Location: London

    TVR of some type
    A number of Ferraris
    Jag XKR
    Aston DB7 volante or older v8
    Dodge Viper
    SLK AMG
    Lexus Coupe

    I'm sure there's a lot more.
     
  4. 6thElement

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    It will be replacing an XKR, ideally less than 2 years old as it's a daily driver and could go to £55k if it's worth it :p
     
  5. Gideon Moss

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    The new XKR??
     
  6. Mr_Sukebe

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    As a dairly driver I think I'd be test driving the SL, Boxster and 911.
    Nothing else strikes me as being sensible or reliable enough as a daily driver with the exception of the Lexus, which will kill you when you fall asleep at the wheel.
     
  7. Big Chris

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    Is it for you? I hope I've got £55k to drop on a car when I'm 27 :(.
     
  8. olv

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    dare i suggest Cayman? :p
     
  9. Mr_Sukebe

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    Not if the requirement is for a soft top.
     
  10. NickXX

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    BMW 6-Series? They're 51-59k new, should be a few in the 40-50 bracket now if you can find one.
     
  11. Bizatch

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    how about a drop top M3 csl

    or ya can get a 2001 Aston drop top DB7 for 50k
     
  12. Coco

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    A WHAT !!! :eek:

    A shudder at the prospect of someone chopping a CSL in such a way, absolute madness.

    Standard M3 available as a convertible... link.
     
  13. Bizatch

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    aye thats the one M3 convertible
     
  14. Bizatch

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    ohh i got one thats nice a

    Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa
     
  15. -Neil-

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  16. James_N

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    Aero 8 to be different :D
     
  17. Coco

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    Now your talking! Seriously cool car. Only the new XKR Convertible gets near to it.
     
  18. Oakesy2001uk

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    AMG SLK I like that! Jeremy clarkson has one which should be reason enough! :D if not DB7 Volante beautiful!
     
  19. Big Spender

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    didn't the AMG CLS do a much better lap time something like a 5 second difference? cost 42k for the non-supercharged model, but is not a drop top.
     
  20. Jez

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    Clarkson does not have an SLK as far as i knew? Not that its areason to choose a car anyway :D

    I'd have an SL55 AMG most likely for this budget.