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JohnC
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Martin wrote:

That's Mediterranean Blue, which has been available on the outgoing model for about a year.  Discounts are already pretty reasonable, about 16% off a 540i,so the starting point is about £42,000.  As with a lot of cars, it's all too easy to get that to mount up, 'my spec' 540i would be £55,500 after discount.

I drove past my local BMW dealer yesterday afternoon and they have a 540i demonstrator.


It's not difficult to get to a discounted £53/£54K at all. I added over £9K for what I would consider essential extras. That's getting a bit daft!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the options I selected were all ones I would have if I placed an order today.  It is a bit daft, especially if you're buying on finance, as the GFV isn't effected.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonp wrote:
Saw a Suzuki hatchback just now that I can't be arsed to google. About the size of a Pulsar/308/Astra etc. Never seen one before.


Only one I can think of is a new version of the Baleno. (I only know because my Subaru dealer also sells Suzukis now).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a current shape M4 last night in a rather lovely shade that I can only describe as metallic rust. Looked good and even suited the black alloys it was wearing.
There was NO mistaking it for a 420d with and M Sport pack either.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
I saw a current shape M4 last night in a rather lovely shade that I can only describe as metallic rust. Looked good and even suited the black alloys it was wearing.
There was NO mistaking it for a 420d with and M Sport pack either.


I may have seen a 420d in that colour; I thought it was more of a copper hue personally, but definitely the nicest colour I've seen a 4-series in so far.

(Sorry JohnC!   )
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the colour on all the cars in the marketing on the BMW website

https://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-v...M/m4-coupe/2017/introduction.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's Sakhir Orange, I would call it rust or coppery.  Maybe it was an individual colour, either that or it was the dirt on an orange car.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah it was the colour of those cars, not sure I'd call it a shade of orange though.
Never mind, it looked great  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
Nah it was the colour of those cars, not sure I'd call it a shade of orange though.
Never mind, it looked great  


I agree it looks great, especially with the light coloured leather - but I don't know if I could bring myself to buy one!

No offence taken Ian. Mine was 3 mths old when I got it so I had no choice in the colour.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen a high-spec new Passat at the lights outside work and have to say the rear 3/4 view is very, very Audi.
There's a sort of heaviness to the lower part of the bumper that Audi currently do with the A6 and this Passat had it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here goes, and forum ban awaited - I think that is ghastly.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not my sort of thing either.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get rid of the big spoiler and paint it a nice blue metallic and I'd be happy with that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a bit slammed, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnC wrote:
Get rid of the big spoiler and paint it a nice blue metallic and I'd be happy with that.


Me too - or a nice silver metallic even.

Yellow is a little too ostentatious for me, but perhaps OK on a rare GT Porsche such as that one.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it a standard 4S that's been less than discreetly chavved up?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuntman wrote:
JohnC wrote:
Get rid of the big spoiler and paint it a nice blue metallic and I'd be happy with that.


Me too - or a nice silver metallic even.

Yellow is a little too ostentatious for me, but perhaps OK on a rare GT Porsche such as that one.


You think yellow is ostentatious? I saw earlier on a new Cayman in Miami blue.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw my first Aston Martin DB11 today. In grey with black roof and side parts.

Looks so much better in real life than it does in pictures. Again, grey is possibly the best colour for it too. I'd have the light roof trim

Epic sound too
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lives round the corner and I think I've posted it before, but it's such a lovey shape here it is again!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Isn't it a standard 4S that's been less than discreetly chavved up?


It's a 993 RS.  Pretty rare thing, meant to be fairly Queeftastic to drive and I bet it sounds epic.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also found out who my local journo is. It turns out he is the friend of a friend and I've been to a few parties with him where I could have bonded and asked for a spin in a new Aston or Porsche...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuntman wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Isn't it a standard 4S that's been less than discreetly chavved up?


It's a 993 RS.  Pretty rare thing, meant to be fairly Queeftastic to drive and I bet it sounds epic.


What would it likely be up for if for sale?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
I've also found out who my local journo is. It turns out he is the friend of a friend and I've been to a few parties with him where I could have bonded and asked for a spin in a new Aston or Porsche...


Just how much bonding? In fact, don't answer that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Isn't it a standard 4S that's been less than discreetly chavved up?


It's a 993 RS.  Pretty rare thing, meant to be fairly Queeftastic to drive and I bet it sounds epic.


What would it likely be up for if for sale?


Way into 6 figures. I think it depends a lot on mileage, history etc and I am a long way from being an expert on the subject but if it's genuine, £150/£200K
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double that for a low miler.  Hexagon currently has one up at £400k!

https://hexagonclassics.com/cars/...orsche-993-factory-rs-club-sport/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw an immaculate BMW 850i today
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuntman wrote:
Double that for a low miler.  Hexagon currently has one up at £400k!

https://hexagonclassics.com/cars/...orsche-993-factory-rs-club-sport/


I struggle to see the value at those figures and you wouldn't want to take it on the road either. I'm really not in to museum pieces. I suppose it is all dependent on the level of one's wealth!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or gullibility.  Nothing defies gravity forever, and prices of older sport & supercars look ridiculously high to me.  But people never learn.  There's always a host of reasons why this time it'll be different...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a handyman van with graphics on the side. It said "No job to big or to small"!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ I agree with both JohnC and Twelfth regarding the absurdity of the prices of some older sportscar/supercar tackle and the irony that if you drove the damn thing properly it would reduce its current market value by a catastrophic amount.  Which totally misses the point of owning it in the first place.  

It's a car.  The ten-year-old version of yourself would be utterly horrified if you owned something like that and kept it in the garage when you could be out driving it properly.

Mental!

Anyway, today I saw a white Gallardo commuting to work, which brightened my morning no end.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a Manx-registered Insignia at the weekend. Nothing odd about that, except it was towing a (boxed & trailered) glider! Long way to drive with one of those on the back!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuntman wrote:

Anyway, today I saw a white Gallardo commuting to work, which brightened my morning no end.


How do you know it was going to work?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Saw a Manx-registered Insignia at the weekend. Nothing odd about that, except it was towing a (boxed & trailered) glider! Long way to drive with one of those on the back!


And he probably pissed off a few people on the ferry!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Boxer6 wrote:
Saw a Manx-registered Insignia at the weekend. Nothing odd about that, except it was towing a (boxed & trailered) glider! Long way to drive with one of those on the back!


And he probably pissed off a few people on the ferry!


No doubt!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Stuntman wrote:

Anyway, today I saw a white Gallardo commuting to work, which brightened my morning no end.


How do you know it was going to work?


Fair point, but even Gallardo owners probably have to do some work sometime.  If he/she wasn't going to work, it would have made much more sense to be on that road at 10am rather than 8am  
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Loads of scooters about this weekend. Driven by old men who should know better


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