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JamJah

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:33 PM Reply With Quote
Everyday cars around 5k

Looking for a new car that i can have some fun with. Budget 5k. Got to be an everyday drive. Unfortunately can;t wait for the Espona too much longer!

Thinking early Jag xK8.

The melting pot is officially open. Will be back in the wee hours to muse and reply!





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cloudy

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:37 PM Reply With Quote
Peugeot 406 coupe 3.0





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TimC

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
E39 5-series. Absolute quality.






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twybrow

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
Scoob!
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Antnicuk

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:43 PM Reply With Quote
do you need fuel economy?

i had a 540 E39, superb car and very entertaining. I now have an E36 M3 Evo, also a stunning car but returns 34 mpg as a daily driver.

Both can be had for less than 5k and if before 2001 you pay cheap road tax IIRC.





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tegwin

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:43 PM Reply With Quote
Seat Leon Cupra Type R... 1.8T 225hp?





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Mr Whippy

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:46 PM Reply With Quote
you could build 20 locosts for that or buy 10 good second hand cars

apparently






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britishtrident

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:50 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cloudy
Peugeot 406 coupe 3.0


My son in law has one ---- I think he deeply regrets buying it.

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dinosaurjuice

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:52 PM Reply With Quote
anything VW with a turbo, cant go wrong IMO.






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britishtrident

posted on 4/3/09 at 01:54 PM Reply With Quote
Much as the XK8 is very desirable you would have to be 100% sure it was a good one or you could find yourself with multi thousand pound repair bills.

I would be very tempted to buy one of the last P38 Range Rovers convert it to gas and either keep the remainder of the cash to deal with any unforseen problems or but an MGTF for Mazda Miata or sunny days





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idl1975

posted on 4/3/09 at 03:11 PM Reply With Quote
Everyday?

A recent Fiesta Zetec S.

If you need the extra space, get an E46 touring for norralorramoney - powerplant pretty much immaterial.


quote:
Originally posted by JamJah
Looking for a new car that i can have some fun with. Budget 5k. Got to be an everyday drive. Unfortunately can;t wait for the Espona too much longer!

Thinking early Jag xK8.

The melting pot is officially open. Will be back in the wee hours to muse and reply!

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pewe

posted on 4/3/09 at 03:16 PM Reply With Quote
SAAB Aero or better still a 2.3 Eco power chipped - smaller turbo so it spins up faster.
Both Q cars in the right hands and lots of cheap'ish tuning goodies.
See /www.perryandprouse.co.uk/ Hot Aero '02 250bhp 3695.
Cheers, Pewe

[Edited on 4/3/09 by pewe]

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afj

posted on 4/3/09 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
Late ford focus st 170





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tomprescott

posted on 4/3/09 at 03:50 PM Reply With Quote
Evo! Older celica or supra, skyline, go jap - reliable, powerful, comfortable!
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Project7

posted on 4/3/09 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
Mondeo ST220s are getting to within that budget now.
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jimmyjoebob

posted on 4/3/09 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
I managed to delete my post that had appeared twice!

E30 325i Touring BMW. Simply awesome!

If it isn't quick enough as standard fit an ETA 2.7 crank and 320 E30 conrods and make it a 2.7 with 200hp and lots or torque!





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carpmart

posted on 4/3/09 at 06:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TimC
E39 5-series. Absolute quality.


X2





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mark chandler

posted on 4/3/09 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
XK jags are fantastic !!!

Lovely feel and ambience but then i am biased, thats what I purchased last year.

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JoelP

posted on 4/3/09 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by britishtrident
quote:
Originally posted by cloudy
Peugeot 406 coupe 3.0


My son in law has one ---- I think he deeply regrets buying it.


whats wrong with him?

Id get a 4 door but would agree, the 406 v6s are awesome in exec spec.

Nowhere near 5k though!

I quite fancy an old subaru legacy twin turbo

[Edited on 4/3/09 by JoelP]

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speedyxjs

posted on 4/3/09 at 08:05 PM Reply With Quote
I love the old XK's but i have to be honest, i would go for an XJR. For that money you could buy a good one, possibly 2000/2001 ish. If you go for a V8 engined jag, pre 2001 make sure it has a steel lined engine and has had the timing chain tensioners upgraded to aluminium (i think) ones.





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greggors84

posted on 4/3/09 at 08:14 PM Reply With Quote
Can you get an early Audi S3 for that?

My flatmate has one, it goes like stink, the quattro grips amazingley and the brakes are awesome!

Bullet proof too.





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zilspeed

posted on 4/3/09 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
Invisiblility required ?

Passat W8.

The most boring choice so far I suspect and will remain so. It would be my choice for sheer discretion.






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flak monkey

posted on 4/3/09 at 08:53 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tegwin
Seat Leon Cupra Type R... 1.8T 225hp?


Seconded. Golf GTi without the premium! Brilliant cars

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DavidW

posted on 4/3/09 at 09:22 PM Reply With Quote
I'm in the E39 5 series camp.

Great car for the money if you get a good one.

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britishtrident

posted on 5/3/09 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pewe
SAAB Aero or better still a 2.3 Eco power chipped - smaller turbo so it spins up faster.
Both Q cars in the right hands and lots of cheap'ish tuning goodies.
See /www.perryandprouse.co.uk/ Hot Aero '02 250bhp 3695.
Cheers, Pewe

[Edited on 4/3/09 by pewe]


Modern SAABs have a pretty poor engine reliabilty record --- mainly lubrication and timing chain problems.





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