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Norfolk & Idea
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Had my 911 MOT’d last week I did 480 miles between MOTs. Dont know


Steady on you. You'll be getting peoples blood pressure up.... Dont know

But at least you have the excuse of being at sea most of the year. Same as me Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
What if you've got 20 nice cars. Question At my local OPC they had a car brought in by a lady for a service on a covered trailer. It was stunning.
Car:356 Speedster
Mileage: 127m
Not 127k miles......just 127m
She has 3 other 356's along with a bunch of other p cars


I don't think there's an issue with anyone with the means to build a collection such as that, or those who haven't got the time to drive their car as much as they would like. Clearly these people have a genuine love for the cars. I think most of the disdain is reserved for those flipping cars purely for profit.

Having said that, how someone makes their money is their business. But from my own personal perspective it rankles a little as I would love an allocation for a GT car, but that will probably never happen.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
isysman wrote:
Had my 911 MOT’d last week I did 480 miles between MOTs. Dont know


Steady on you. You'll be getting peoples blood pressure up.... Dont know

But at least you have the excuse of being at sea most of the year. Same as me Wink


Yeah that’s the main reason. I also had sh1tty leave dates so the weather sucked when I was off. That all may be changing though so hopefully I’ll put some miles on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6appeal wrote:
Laughing

I do have a golden rule, modern cars to be bought proportionate to use... The more miles you drive, the more justified a nicer car is, as you are spending a lot of time in it. If I were only doing a small local commute, then a cheap / small vehicle... god when I had my RS6 I was doing about 30k miles per annum... (that was a time when emissions didn’t really exist).

Other golden rule... if you want to spend money on nice vehicles and minimal mileage, buy classics and preserve them for the world, occasional use when you get time... my VW and Yamaha appreciating quite nicely at present. And I’m in the market for a nice old Caterham which will only get occasional use.

Each to their own 😉


It's an interesting approach - for sure - but of course your expensive car gets even more so when the depreciation and maintenance of 30K per annum gets added in. On an RS6 you must have lost a small fortune (having had a large one) every year!

Personally - I love driving - but my commute is only 6 miles and I don't have to visit many regional offices anymore. Therefore I couldn't do 20K per annum privately, if I tried. Perhaps I need to do a European road trip?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only having a bit of sport Wink each to their own, no right or wrong answer in life.

The RS6 depreciation ironically wasn't bad, i bought it 1yr old with only minor mileage but the first buyer took the big hit... i sold it with over 100k miles on it and only cost me about £25k in depreciation. The main cost was it was brutal on tyres and brakes and serviceable items like a cam belt every 40k for about £2k... every service had many 0's associated as it was practically an engine out job for everything, it was more expensive than a mistress i was once told. The local tyre guys literally knew me by first name as i was two full sets per year, plus a couple of tyres from side wall damage. Hell, i must have bought about 20+ Michellin tyres for that beast, i used to know the brembo brake disc part numbers and the pagid pads part numbers off the top of my head!

911 much much cheaper to run in all ways. Was amazed by how little the 991.2 cost me, hence the 992! Its a positively practical sensible family car.
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