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Steve Gom
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here s my station car/hack which I ll use from next month after the VFR is taken off the road for the winter. It's got 4 wheel drive if we get any more bad weather a la 2010.
We use it to ferry the dog about, it's quite roomy and has been totally reliable all for £700, inc a set of winter tyres!😀😀
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure it's Bangernomics but I run a mk5 Golf GTi alongside my 996. Surprisingly competent car and with the DSG gearbox it's more relaxing than the 996 at commuting.

Took 12 months for me too warm to it but now not sure what I'd replace it with! Triumph Sprint 1050 does the summer commuting too, but getting too old for cold and wet rides. Embarassed
 
  
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arry
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plynchy wrote:
I think you've missed the point. In spectacular fashion. Floor


Yeah, that is a beauty Laughing It's what happens when you start looking for a car; scope creep of the highest order.

Yeah I need something sensible, with 4 seats and 4 doors, that I don't want to spend loads of money on.

Oh look I've bought and RX8 and modified it Laughing
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EddieCRX
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mk4 Golf TDI 130, paid 1k for it had new Michy all weather tyres fitted, just put diesel in and MOT it, perfect daily, when I come to sell it it will sell for close to 1k.
Has a tow bar for reversing Laughing an after market inter cooler kit, it starts every time does plenty of miles and can be a work horse if reacquired.
 
  
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911MDN
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Joined: 01 Feb 2011
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Location: Oxford


PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only use my 911 for 6 months of the year. Recently purchased this beast for my daily commute. I'm absolutely smitten though and can't stop driving it! The 911 is pretty much done now in terms of mods/big jobs so been spending all my money on this. Just about to have KW V3 coilovers and Eibach ARBS kit fitted. Not really a banger I know, but never been able to be sensible with my cars!!
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does my daily being a bicycle count?! Ha ha

Plan was to get my missus a beater (Polo or Beetle) that I could use for the odd shop run etc. But she doesn't have a license yet and is dragging her feet.

Not sure as it stands, secondary car running costs is worth it in that I commute on the bike. Would like something I don't care about for all situations though.

Least I get to drive my P&J whenever I need to make a car journey I suppose. Appreciate for some on here, a Cayman would class as the run about.
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911_AS
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=86192&highlight=

I posted this same question a few years ago; you may find the thread an interesting read.
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maldren
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had two bangers, a Mondeo diesel (great for camping, Tescos, miles on the motorway atc) and C's Celica (great for everything from trips to the tip to street cred in the playground)

The Toyota was getting old (but very reliable) so we bought the 996 as a replacement. We soon decided that the 996 was not ideal for trips to the tip of Tescos or other short trips so we kept all three. The Mondeo and Toyota are very cheap to run and the only downside is that the 996 gets blocked in the drive and we have to swap the cars around to use it. However we've probably done more miles in the 996 than either of the others!
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for that, more informed opinions. thumbsup

My current fleet:

S-Max (the wife's)
996 T
Cossie (usually in bits)

I'm considering a runabout as the wife now uses her car much more frequently for work when I'm onshore, leaving me at the mercy of my Pork (poor me), which isn't always ideal for DIY runs etc or even shopping sometimes, I'm going off the idea of short salty school runs (mechanical sympathy plays a part in this too).

The Cossie (when running) is only ever a summer car, not intending to send the 996 this way completely but having the option to be more selective about it's duties is a plus point for me.
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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my 997 turbo as my daily. Did over 16k miles in the last year.

To me, running an old banger as a daily just isnt financially & logically worth it. Sure you can buy an old banger for circa £1000, but when I try to insure that, even though I have 25 years NCB on my 997, the cost of insurance is more than im currently paying for my 997. Even when I look at multicar insurance policies. Take that, then factor in servicing, tyres, MOT, tax, plus maybe a larger bill should the clutch go etc. When I look at the total figure for the year, even taking into account the mpg saving a banger might give over my 997 it just isnt worth it compared to the depreciation of my 997. I actually drew up a spreadsheet to compare the costs.

Plus, being a married man with 2 kids I get zero free time at the weekends to enjoy any of my toys or even carry out any hobbies/interests, so leaving the 997 as a "weekend" car means it would just never get used the same as all my motorbikes.

I did try it once a few years back when my wife got a company car, so I could use her old car & her insurance for a year along side my sports car. I used her old banger car 3 or 4 days a week and my sports car maybe once a week. Result was that I kept the mileage on the sports car nice & low for the next owner, plus it felt "quicker" as most of the time I was driving a slow old diesel. However, when I came to sell my sports car I lost about £6000 on it in that year, I lost £600 on the old banger, plus the cost of maintaining both of them throughout that year. So I decided the way forward was to sell both & get one practical car which could do everything.

The only time I can see it really working out, is if you want a really really unpractical car for weekend use and a regular car for week use where you cant use the unpractical car. But for me a 997 turbo is a very practical car. I took both kids to football this weekend, one of which is still in a baby seat etc. Loaded all them and all their gear to go to away for a weekend etc. no problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plynchy wrote:
I think you've missed the point. In spectacular fashion. Floor


Just seen this's classic response. Plynchy that made me LOL.
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996 Simon
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Joined: 27 Sep 2015
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Location: Kent


PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant beat a bit of Banger-nomics.

My most recent shed. An 02 plate Saab 93 Aero HOT. Despite its many (basically a turbo charged Vectra with the roof cut off, what could possible go wrong) its not without its charms

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
plynchy wrote:
I think you've missed the point. In spectacular fashion. Floor


Yeah, that is a beauty Laughing It's what happens when you start looking for a car; scope creep of the highest order.

Yeah I need something sensible, with 4 seats and 4 doors, that I don't want to spend loads of money on.

Oh look I've bought and RX8 and modified it Laughing


I am not a sensible man when it comes to cars Laughing
 
  
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996mike
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both blue both German one for fun and one for work
 



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

polo 130 tdi for me 6 speed box,looks like a nanners cars but goes like ***** off a shovel and 70 mpg 👍👍👍😗😉
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YEP free works van with AC cruise decent stereo for the work and dull trips 911 for all the fun stuff.

we also have a y plate auto civic which will not die and is great for when the van wont fit in multi storey car parks or we need to take more than 2 people.
 
  
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slight change of direction after lusting after Volvos for the last week.

Discussed with the brains of the family and she suggested something small she can use for work when I want the bus for big stuff.

Tell me why I shouldn't buy a Mini Cooper? Thousands for sale and some decent looking examples around for not very much money, similar prices to the device I'm typing this on actually Question
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Location: Preston, Lancashire


PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plynchy wrote:
Slight change of direction after lusting after Volvos for the last week.

Discussed with the brains of the family and she suggested something small she can use for work when I want the bus for big stuff.

Tell me why I shouldn't buy a Mini Cooper? Thousands for sale and some decent looking examples around for not very much money, similar prices to the device I'm typing this on actually Question


We've had couple of R56 Minis - they are fun to drive but check things like chain tensioners and carbon build up. Otherwise I really like them and if you want a cheap to run fun car they fit the bill.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My runabout is a 51 plate MINI Cooper automatic. It had to be an auto as i'm teaching my wfe to drive in it and she didn't want to bother with gears.

It was cheap (with 120k on the clock) but does the job nicely getting me to work through the narrow lanes. I'd never owned an auto before (actually I think it's a CVT) and it's actually great around town. Missus loves driving it too. 115bhp would be sufficient if the gearbox wasn't so weird, fun though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a 56 plate 2.0 Mk3 Mondeo Edge. It has 34k miles and 1 previous owner (my Dad). Tons of space and use it for commute to work/gym. Every drive in the 911 is extra special now. Previously I had a very low milage 1999 Audi A3 which I sold to another forum member for the same reason. Bangernomics!
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