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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, 18 Oct 2002.

  1. Kingy

    Mobster

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    Location: Leicester

    With the deals being discussed on new F10s in this thread, did you do the numbers on a brand new one? Or does it start to fall apart when you start ticking options boxes?
     
  2. Jez

    Caporegime

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    As good a deal as £32k is for a new one in a respectable spec (LCI SE 530d with Pro Nav), that is still over 50% in addition to what Fox paid. Although on paper the new car is "better value" it doesnt change the markup!
     
  3. [TW]Fox

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    Plus it's more like 37k in a similar spec anyway. So massively more money so not far off twice the price! No thanks :p
     
  4. peterattheboro

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    Were M Sports too expensive then?

    Disappointed you went for an SE. It doesn't look aggressive enough.
     
  5. OCPete

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Newbury, England

    When i bought the Atom it was not fitted with any screens. I had the little "gun sights" fitted which make a massive difference. Without them the buffeting at speed was ridiculous.:eek:

    The acceleration is savage, and its does test your commitment and skill. Exploring full throttle towards the top of the rev range in the lower gears is like trying to tame a wild animal! It is brutal. But it is also very rewarding. You just have to drive differently and be controlled, smooth and very aware of the road conditions.
     
  6. peterattheboro

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    Been in 2 Atoms on track, one driven by a guy with some talent and it was absolutely brilliant.
     
  7. Kingy

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    I'm clear that it's more money to buy (or at least run) a new car, but I wondered what the TCO numbers looked like in comparison when factoring in forecasted residual value of each car & the lower warranty costs of the new car.

    If you specced your perfect F10, in the spec you want (535i M Sport / Space Grey / Oyster / Wheels / Adaptive Drive / HUD / whatever else), what would the likely difference in TCO be compared to your current car by the time you've added in the costs of the bodykit / wheels / warranty?

    I get that the new car will still be more, but if for arguments sake the TCO difference was £6k & you were keeping the car 5 years, you'd get 5 years of perfect for £100 a month, & could decide how much perfect is worth to you...
     
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  8. [TW]Fox

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    An M Sport of similar age, spec and mileage was about 5 grand more. This would have given me bodykit and different wheels. If you think that's worth an extra 5 grand then great, but I'm afraid I cant agree with you. Especially when the bumpers are on eBay at 100 quid each.

    The SE with Dynamic Pack has the same interior as the M Sport, 19 inch wheels and the high gloss shadowline leaving the only other credible difference the bumpers. And suspension but I would have wanted one with M Sport suspension deletion anyway.

    It's irrelevant because I didn't want to spend 40 grand on a car or take out a PCP or something. It would only have an extra years warranty anyway as this one has two years BMW warranty.

    Even the discounted ones get very expensive very fast when you start picking 'dream' options. If I was going to waste that much money on a car I would go for a used 6 series instead :p


    When you think about it 'why didn't you spend twice as much on a brand new one' is a rather odd purchase criticism really :p
     
  9. alx

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    Fox, do you think you'll get M-Sport bumpers considering how cheap they are?
     
  10. [TW]Fox

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    Yea probably. They are worth loads less than the E39 ones, I guess there isn't a market for them yet. Perhaps I should stockpile them :p
     
  11. KiNgPiN83

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    Its not German or an Arial Atom but its my baby.. :)

    [​IMG]

    Could do with taking some better pictures though. :p
     
  12. Super-Spy

    Hitman

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    Came close to buying one once but didn't buy and have always wanted to try a WRX or STI.
     
  13. tl45

    Hitman

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    Was driven as a passenger for first time in a Scooby last week, could see it would be bundle of fun having the 4wd and everything.

    Don't know proper spec of it, was a 3-dr which I believe is rare and I'm sure my mate said something like an RB3?
     
  14. Tomcat825

    Wise Guy

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    Have you driven that scooby recently? The discs look bronze with rust :p
     
  15. Mobius 1

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    I think he might have meant the 22b?
     
  16. geekman

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    Tracking shot taken by a friend: rather annoyingly it makes the scratch on my bumper look much worse than it actually is. I hate supermarket car parks :mad:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Rybo

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    Ever cleaned your car wheels properly? ;)

    Always a car I have wanted to try out. Never got round to it though.
     
  18. Kingy

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    Criticism? I was just discussing? :confused:
     
  19. Joe T

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    These cheap eBay BMW bumpers: are they aftermarket or nicked off other cars?
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    Genuine ones from breakers yards mostly, presumably salvage from damaged cars. Doubtless the prevalence of less-legitimately sourced ones will have a downward pressure on used values but it's mostly because there just isn't the big aftermarket for the F10 that there is for the E39 and the E60 yet. Give it a few years and I'm sure the parts will be more sought after.

    After all, you can presumably pinch bumpers off E39/E60's too, yet they still cost rather more than those for F10's.