• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3,135 Excellent

About NewNiceMrMe

  • Rank
    Winter Tyre Wuss
  • Birthday 01/01/1950

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Here, obviously.


  • Car Make
    Massey Ferguson

Recent Profile Visitors

3,059 profile views
  1. RS3 - Saloon!

    Here's the thing, people look at the final price attained, then say "it was only £2,000 originally when he bought it 12 years ago, or whatever". Imagine that £2k car is now £30k. I wonder how much they've spent on it, each year (Ian mentioned it above) - the investment has running costs. Then, imagine what £2k well invested, with no running costs, in the right business or shares could be worth after 12 years. I still believe that, unless you're very, very shrewd and get huge pleasure from the ownership experience too, that when you factor in the annual costs - the return isn't anything like a lot of people think it looks like on face value.
  2. Electric cars. And tax?

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned something else. Disposal tax. That is a given with electric vehicles.
  3. RS3 - Saloon!

    I wouldn't be bothered by stuff like that. The benefit of hindsight is a wonderful thing. If anyone says they bought an M3 CSL back then in the knowledge that they were going to make a killing, I'd suggest they're making it up as they go along. There might be the odd person who made a shrewd decision, but they're few and far between. Cars as an investment are folly, unless you've got every other investment on the planet and money isn't something you ever have to give much thought to.
  4. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    His wife is quite tidy though.
  5. PST equivalent in Notes?

  6. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    It seems a little too lacking in stickers....
  7. RS3 - Saloon!

    CSL values are some of the weirdest. Released at stupidly high prices, sold at massive discounts, held for a while, plummeted within 2-3 years.....then after 4-5 years they went into orbit and the people who paid the least for them ended up getting silly prices for them! Crazy.
  8. RS3 - Saloon!

    On the subject of the F355, that would have been the one that DID make financial sense. Maintenance wise, no. Appreciation value wise, oh yes. Doubled in value. Still, I'm not sure I'd want to change that decision because it wouldn't have made day-to-day sense and would have still meant another car.
  9. RS3 - Saloon!

    There will never be any good financial justification for a 'sporty' car of any kind. Such things don't exist. They're an itch. You scratch them or you forever look back and have the itch in the background, nagging away as you wonder why you never did it. I may drive very, very boring and uninspiring cars now, and they're worth pennies compared to the value of past purchases, but I've been there and done it, enjoyed it and one thing I know for sure is this - none of the, M3's, 6, the X5 50i, blah, blah made any financial sense whatsoever and never would.
  10. I've bought something orange!

    It makes me want a KTM or BMW GS Adventure again. I got soooooo close but then decided it would have to wait until I had more time (which isn't a million miles away, but just not quite yet). It looks superb. Out of interest, did you consider the BMW range too? It always seems to be a straight shoot-out between those two when you get to this type of bike.
  11. RS3 - Saloon!

    And there's plentiful supply of rental properties in the Northwest.
  12. RS3 - Saloon!

    p.s. that S5 is the best in the UK, probably Europe. Possibly the world. If there is a single blemish on it, it'll be because a bird has just shit on it for the sheer hell of annoying him. Seriously, you will never see a used S5, of any age, in better condition.
  13. RS3 - Saloon!

    Told ya. And trust me, if that tight fecker can't get the discount, you'd be wasting 20 years trying to get 0.1% more than he manages.
  14. RS3 - Saloon!

    I have asked someone who will know for certain. If he can't get 10% out of an RS3, nobody will. He'll no doubt be reading this soon....
  15. iMac Pro Performance

    This ^ I was about to reply and say that there was a lot better machinery available for the same money as that Teclast machine.