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#553504 - 12/01/19 10:36 PM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
Alistair Offline
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Same for Bentley. Although rumour has it they have a few spare Bentuglay hanging around

What clothes will sir be wearing today ?

Saville Row
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The only one in the stable that has not done a 4x4 2.2 tonne SUV so far is Ducati, give em time!
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#553546 - 13/01/19 10:31 AM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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Registered: 22/12/18
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Originally Posted By howard
Originally Posted By Stewart S
Originally Posted By lowebird
I would hazard a guess that well over 50% of those were Tonka Toys. This is the big market which is why everyone is doing it, you would think that fuel was only 50p a gallon!!


I’ve been reliably told that Porsche sell more SUV’s than every other model put together so based on those figures, at least 130,000


Yes but those SUVs are really VW / audi SUVs in drag. They arent real Porsche cars. Badge engineering.


That may be true to some extent but it’s the SUVs that have made Porsche so successful in latter years. Let’s face it, it’s what the market demands even if some of us don’t like them. I do as it happens!
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#553554 - 13/01/19 10:49 AM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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The first time I saw a Bentayga I was horrified. Why anyone would want such an ugly lump is baffling. The spec may be impressive but when the monocoque and mechanicals are shared with a group of other makes what’s the point? Is it really a Bentley or just a status symbol?
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#553569 - 13/01/19 12:32 PM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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As we all know, it's what the market wants. I wonder what the next "must have" will be?
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#555290 - 22/01/19 08:38 AM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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I keep pondering a McLaren but the guarantee, which almost every owners seems to have, runs at £5k pa after year 5. And that tells a story about reliability and parts prices to my mind.

Add in insurance £1k service £2k and depreciation £10k and you get an annual running cost close to £20k. On a second hand car costing £100k that is simply not feasible.

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#555301 - 22/01/19 09:13 AM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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You don’t need the warranty Howard, you’ll be fed up with it within a couple of months! laugh2

In your position, I’d be very tempted to buy a privately advertised one at the cheapest price, they all left the factory in the same condition, dealer’s warranty ones aren’t always better, make a few low offers and see.

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#555314 - 22/01/19 11:15 AM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
I keep pondering a McLaren but the guarantee, which almost every owners seems to have, runs at £5k pa after year 5. And that tells a story about reliability and parts prices to my mind.

Add in insurance £1k service £2k and depreciation £10k and you get an annual running cost close to £20k. On a second hand car costing £100k that is simply not feasible.

Howard it would be cheaper and suit you better to just rent a supercar of your choice as and when you felt the need, that way you wouldn't lose thousands or get fed up.
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#555759 - 24/01/19 07:25 PM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
I keep pondering a McLaren but the guarantee, which almost every owners seems to have, runs at £5k pa after year 5. And that tells a story about reliability and parts prices to my mind.

Add in insurance £1k service £2k and depreciation £10k and you get an annual running cost close to £20k. On a second hand car costing £100k that is simply not feasible.


If your ponderings include calculations like the above, then the answer will always be no. You buy such a car despite those numbers, not because of them. As soon as you worry about insurance and depreciation, you've lost the battle.
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#555771 - 24/01/19 08:34 PM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: howard]
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Registered: 08/07/15
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Originally Posted By howard
I keep pondering a McLaren but the guarantee, which almost every owners seems to have, runs at £5k pa after year 5. And that tells a story about reliability and parts prices to my mind.

Add in insurance £1k service £2k and depreciation £10k and you get an annual running cost close to £20k. On a second hand car costing £100k that is simply not feasible.


Same applies to Ferrari, Lambo, Bentley and many others....go to Zonda, Pagani or other Hyper car...and the £20k can go north of £50K.

Or you could buy a Suzuki Swift rofl
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#555863 - 25/01/19 04:10 PM Re: McLaren not far begind Ferrari now [Re: MDS61]
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Originally Posted By MDS61
Or you could buy a Suzuki Swift rofl

Here you go:

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