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RS3 - Saloon!

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When you're ready, ask Booster if he can help with a decent finance deal on a pre-reg car. I kind of owe him a sale after I bottled out of an M3 a couple of years ago... :P

There's one or two M3 Competition Packs out there in Long Beach Blue. Different to San Marino - more sort of turquoisy then purply - but stunning in the flesh.

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Try Ian Ross at Specialist cars in Luton, they have quite a few M cars come through so might have a good selection.

I'd be wanting closer to 20% on an M3.

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10 hours ago, shao_khan said:

Try Ian Ross at Specialist cars in Luton, they have quite a few M cars come through so might have a good selection.

I'd be wanting closer to 20% on an M3.

Is 20% achievable?

I might have to start looking at used examples to get a decent high spec, residuals seem bad even with the discounts and 0% finance offer.

https://www.redlinespecialistcars.co.uk/used-cars/bmw-m3-3-0-competition-pack-m-dct-s-s-4dr-knaresborough-201804105411147

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1 minute ago, Riz said:

Is 20% achievable?

I might have to start looking at used examples to get a decent high spec, residuals seem bad even with the discounts and 0% finance offer.

https://www.redlinespecialistcars.co.uk/used-cars/bmw-m3-3-0-competition-pack-m-dct-s-s-4dr-knaresborough-201804105411147

That's exactly why they are bad.... BMW wrecking the used values with huge discounts and low apr finance on new cars.

 

Redline re a very good indy dealership, prep the cars very well and a 2017 car still has LOAD of manufacturer warranty. £45k... should get for c£43k with a strong haggle

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Just now, Biscuits said:

That's exactly why they are bad.... BMW wrecking the used values with huge discounts and low apr finance on new cars.

 

Redline re a very good indy dealership, prep the cars very well and a 2017 car still has LOAD of manufacturer warranty. £45k... should get for c£43k with a strong haggle

I think buying used with a higher spec / mileage is going to be a better (wiser) option for me..... not too fussed about mileage as I do about 90 miles per day anyways.

My Golf R is coming up to 41k miles next week :D

Just a bummer I am not in a position to do any finance checks / agreements due to the house move next month, bad timing.

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14 minutes ago, shao_khan said:

Looks great, but need 4 doors to make life easier with the kids (3 yr old and a 9 month old) hence me looking at the M3 saloon.

The RS3 sportback isn't much larger than my Golf R which kind of defeated the point in getting something with a bigger boot.

My Golf R has to be worth around £19-22k so this would go towards the next car + a few £££ on top to round it off to £25k deposit.

Ideally want to try and aim for monthly payments of around £250-300pm.

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What you really need is an Alpina B3 touring!

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Just now, garcon magnifique said:

What you really need is an Alpina B3 touring!

Yuk, not a fan of touring / estates.

Maybe I should just can the whole idea and wait for the next generation 4WD M3 ? :D lol

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Thats a pretty good shout.  I've not driven one but been co pilot and they are pretty rapid.

I know its not an 'M' car, but a 340i with BMW M performance remap / exhaust is also quite a rapid machine and estate format.

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On 5/8/2018 at 9:26 AM, Mac said:

Why do I always sound angry :( I'm not angry even when I'm replying to our resident stalker. 

:roflmao:

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So hurry up and buy something Riz...

I made a decision yesterday - picked it up today.   You snooze, you lose...  :P

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Just now, Rachel said:

So hurry up and buy something Riz...

I made a decision yesterday - picked it up today.   You snooze, you lose...  :P

What..... :o Porsche GT3 RS? :D

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Something with a lot more grunt, traction, noise and intimidation factor.

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3 minutes ago, Rachel said:

Something with a lot more grunt, traction, noise and intimidation factor.

Sounds like a AMG mmmm :D lol

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13 minutes ago, Rachel said:

Something with a lot more grunt, traction, noise and intimidation factor.

You've come a long long way since that competition Boxster!

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20 minutes ago, Ian_C said:

You've come a long long way since that competition Boxster!

Meanwhile I have gone from a Golf R32 to a Golf R  .... mmmmmm...... :blink:

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On 5/11/2018 at 9:20 PM, Ian_C said:

You've come a long long way since that competition Boxster!

That thought is truly scary...  

When I joined TSN 2004/2005ish it was because I had issues (manufacturing quality) with the .:R32, and this site was recommended to me by an independent VAG specialist.

Then I won the Boxster 2 years later, starting a terrible habit of one lass, a rescue kat and a hooligan daily driver and a "weekend and holiday toy".

I have been much more sedate at updating my Dailies - .:R32, .:R36 Estate, ML500 (named "Moby Dick")

Toys - Boxster (987), 996.2 C4S (tweaked), mad Jaguar XKR (Salsa Red!) with black&speed packs, Panamera, C205 C63 Coupe, GLC 63S (named "Junior")

The sequence may now slow for a while. Ummm, the sequence WILL now slow for a while...  :)

 

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On 11/05/2018 at 9:02 AM, Riz said:

Yuk, not a fan of touring / estates.

 

 

If they made an M in touring I'd be all over it. 

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Posted (edited)

27 minutes ago, Mac said:

If they made an M in touring I'd be all over it. 

Me too. Why oh why have they not made an M3 Touring. It would look mega. 

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http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/02/the-best-bmw-they-never-built/

So I kind of like the idea of a "bright" M3 but going to have to just wait it out another month or so before I am in a serious position.

A highly loaded used example seems more and more appealing both in terms of spec and money but I may not be able to get the right colour.

Could always get it wrapped I suppose :D

 

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M3 Competition Test Drive booked for Sat folks! :o will let you know if I wrap it around a tree etc ;)

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4 hours ago, Riz said:

M3 Competition Test Drive booked for Sat folks! :o will let you know if I wrap it around a tree etc ;)

Enjoy it, I'm sure you will. +++

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