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What sports car would you buy for around £12k?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by GSDog, 16 Jun 2006.

  1. GSDog

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    Hi all,

    A friend is thinking about buying a sports car, probably a coupe.
    Just wondering what you guys would buy for around £11-13K?
    At the moment she like the Audi TT, any others she should be considering?
     
  2. olv

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    I'd have an Elise or VX220 but perhaps a little hardcore considering she wants a TT. Previous shape Merc SLK or later mk2.5 mk5 are also options
     
  3. Kroegen

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    Probably a nice 325CI or 330CI :p
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Yup, where my money would go also.

    Not really a 'Sports car' but then neither is a TT.
     
  5. olv

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    true, was going to mention this but usually none petrolheads regard anything that looks remotely sporting with two seats (practically) a sports car.
     
  6. Noxis

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    MX5 is perfect birds sports car. Nice one for 12k as well.
     
  7. Flibster

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    Elise or early RX8...

    Space for her to go shopping in the RX8... ;)

    But you can say Wankel a lot around her. :D

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  8. Chris1712

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    'sports car', R33 GTR for me, or elise.

    'Sporty car' 330ci
     
  9. Noxis

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    12k RX8 ... not sure you can get those yet. If you can becareful its not a Jap import.
     
  10. Demon

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    apart from those mentioned..

    Honda Integra DC5 - Here


    I seem to like the look of the odd BMW Z3 3.0 as well.. don't know why..
    Z3 Linkage

    Or this one may be a little high on running costs.. but dang.. for the money..
    XKR for the win
    Plenty of options at that price range though...
     
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  11. Dead Dog

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    rx-8 12k will get you one.they start from about 10k
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    No way is a Nissan Skyline a 'Sports car'.

    Sportscar = MX5, Caterham, Elise..
     
  13. Demon

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    I don't know the technicalities of the term sports car..

    In my book, anything designed to be raced is a sportscar..
    Elise, yup
    Caterham, yup
    Skyline, yup

    MX-5, no chance.. it's too soft and not quick enough..

    But then we all interpret things differently..
     
  14. Bug One

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    How abouts a S2000.
     
  15. [TW]Fox

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    Mondeo is a Sports Car then by your view Dandle, they raced those.

    Skyline was just another family car before they entered them into race series ;)
     
  16. Scania

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    Buy a mint Sierra / Sapphire Cosworth* for about £9k and spend the other 4k on tuning it. :) :cool:

    *Assuming you can find one.
     
  17. Demon

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    Was the skyline really?? I've only known the modernish ones.. with all the racing gismos.. g meters, active diff's, etc, etc..

    I saw what happened when they pretended the Mondeo was a sports car, some old duffer called Nigel Mansell lost control due to lack of feeling through driving in his slippers, and they never tried it again ;)
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    Yea, we don't see them over here as people only import the good ones but there are 4 door Skylines which, in standard form, are even more boring than Mondeos in Japan :p

    Yea, that and the fact they later dominated BTCC until the governing body changed all the rules which stopped them racing the large cars like Mondeo ;)
     
  19. Draeger

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    Probably a VX220 or a 330CI as already mentioned.

    But the definition of a "sports car" is so vast that there are quite a few I'd be tempted by.

    I'll buck the trend and go for a late model Alfa GTV 3.0 24v.

    Or an Alfa GT.

    Brera is still too new to be got for anywhere near 12k. :cool:
     
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  20. Malachy

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    the domination lasting 1 season, like astras dominating 2seasons ago , tegs dominating last season etc etc.