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Old 19th Aug 2017, 10:45
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If you could buy any car

Your budget is £60k
It needs to carry 4 adults
Plus luggage occasionally.
Mostly short distance work but with the occasional trip round Europe.

What do you get ?
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 11:40
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The best petrol engined E class Mercedes saloon I could get for £60 .
https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/cont...ss-saloon.html
The all terrain E class is great too but you're pushing things on that budget.

Alternatively, for considerably less money, a Skoda Superb L&M.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 11:57
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Dacia Duster and a chauffeur with the left over cash.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 12:13
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I'll flog you my 2002 Hyundai Sonata V6 for £60,000.

It will do everything you want to do because it has already done it.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 12:15
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Originally Posted by mrangryofwarlingham View Post
Your budget is £60k
It needs to carry 4 adults
Plus luggage occasionally.
Mostly short distance work but with the occasional trip round Europe.

What do you get ?
Something bullet proof if for use around Warlingham
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 14:44
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BMW M5, 560hp twin clutch, and feel the nearest to perfect mind-machine harmony that at least I have ever experienced.

I suppose you could use the money to put a deposit on a Bugatti. Frinton to Framlingham you'd have to fill up twice.

Local bloke bought a new Volvo - one of those Crossover shapes. He became so sick of the problems he gave up and in less than a year lost 18k. There's a nice S series Merc in his patch now.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 14:46
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I wouldn't. My current car still works, and new ones come with all sorts of crap I'd rather not have such as electric handbrakes.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 15:06
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Mazda6 with the 2.5l petrol engine.

Gearbox & trim to individual choice.

Note: It isn't marketed where I live. So I cannot buy one.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 15:20
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Used Merc S-class or BMW 7-series, diesel, petrol or hybrid as suits you best. My choice would be a 740i x-drive, around year and a half old with less than 50K (KM) on the clock.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 15:29
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat
...all sorts of crap I'd rather not have such as electric handbrakes.
Have one of these on my Mercedes C220. Never ever use it. Just stick the gear lever (actually a stalk on the steering column) into 'Park' and the job's done. Why did they bother? It's otherwise rather a nice car but don't get me started on the lack of a spare wheel...
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 16:12
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Olympus: Quick Google found this:

'The parking brake is actually an emergency brake but renamed to avoid legal liability in the event it fails or doesn’t work properly.
The parking (emergency) brake bypasses the hydraulic brake system with a completely mechanical link to a manual brake in case the hydraulic brakes fail.
The transmission also has a lock to prevent the car from rolling after the car is stopped. It can fail, especially if used on a hill, so some experts recommend setting the parking brake in case the transmission slips out of park or the parking pawl fails.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 16:13
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I would go for a Mercedes E-Class Estate, top spec, second hand, and use the saving on car park charges at Southampton when I spend the change on a cruise.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 16:34
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Audi RS6 - maybe an RS7, may struggle with 4 adults in the 7 though....unless you get the sportback.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 20:08
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787-1: unless you buy second hand you will struggle with the budget of £60K for either the RS6 or 7 unless you get a very special deal (let me know where to get it if you do).

Both great cars if it wasn't for the UK points system for speeding tickets I would love to have one (or both) on my drive!
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 22:26
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Originally Posted by 787-1 View Post
Audi RS6 - maybe an RS7, may struggle with 4 adults in the 7 though....unless you get the sportback.
Rs4, estate only but the best sleeper car ive ever been in, goes like a bullet, we convert these for the emergency services and i just enjoy some1 in a m3 pulling up alingside to see them drift backwards lol
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 22:54
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I'd rather have an electric park brake than the foot operated one that came on my truck. I have a slightly gammy Left leg so can't operate the damn thing.
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 23:07
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
BMW M5, 560hp twin clutch, and feel the nearest to perfect mind-machine harmony that at least I have ever experienced.
565hp to be pedantically precise. Me too, an absolute beast in the guise of a 4 door family saloon. Just about every possible driver related thingy is adjustable. The seats are like armchairs.

NEO
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 23:18
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I also recommend the MB E350, except your neighbours dont like you....

My neighbours like me and come frequently to me sorrowing about having my car scratched, after a beer we make the paperwork and promising not to do again, 3 month later the same

Maybe I should not give them a beer ?

But all in all a quiet, powerful german design.

The Hummer H3 was the longest car surviving in ME, even not good on sand, but reliable and cheap in repair ;-) drinks like me but runs

Ohh and to let you know a 911 does not fit a family of 4, but its loud and a hell of fun, especially in tunnels, when you go on Sport ++

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Old 20th Aug 2017, 00:21
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Jaguar F Type (any spec , I'm not fussy) but if I've got the family in tow, Jaguar F-Pace, 3L Portfolio pref Dark Grey, cream leather.
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 00:47
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I wouldn't. My current car still works, and new ones come with all sorts of crap I'd rather not have such as electric handbrakes.
Here! Here! and not only that, they have more IT crap built around the steering wheel and speedo display than my iPad, and - heaven forbid - some actually switch off the engine at traffic lights. Who could imagine that ?

My 26 yr. old Toyota goes when I turn the key ( except on occasions when I forget to turn off the headlights, 'cos the auto-turn off only works when the lights are left on Auto, which means one has to switch to Manual in daytime low visibility, which is not connected to the ignition OFF mode ) and stops when I stamp on the brake, and keeps me dry when it's raining i.e. an alternative to the motor bike. What more does one want ?

I recently asked a car yard salesman if it was possible for me to buy a car - when the time comes that my car eventually dies - that I would be in complete control of ? Difficult he said, unless you go very secondhand.

World's Gone Mad.

Someone has suggested the Mazda 6. Mrs. ExS and I came to that decision last year when we were looking to replace her car (my Toyota now ) and picked one out locally, then she bought the Honda Accord Euro, 'cos it was a nicer colour. The boot will not take her obligatory two suitases to the airport. I will collect her next week in her old Toyota.
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