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RS3 - Saloon!

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People tell me my car must be going up in value given the few miles I put on it. I laugh. I’m not holding out any hope of that and in fact if it happened I’d have to consider selling it and I really don’t want to do that!

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I’m amazed that you’re putting any miles on it at all.

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On 14/03/2018 at 8:15 PM, NewNiceMrMe said:

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.

100% agree. 

I bought my Twbo for £4k - it’s insurance value starts with a 2 and a private sale would be mid/upper teens with a fair wind. I spent £11k on it last year alone, granted a large portion of that was because I wanted to do so. 

For me, the cars are a hobby and I enjoy the social element of ownership and involvement too. This has lead to some great friendships, some “money can’t buy” experiences and a lot of fun along the way. 

As the saying goes “you pay to play” - but it is nice to think that I could divest myself of the cars and have a reasonable percentage of my outlay back. 

The flip side is that a rising tide carries all boats and I regularly see poorly maintained 944 Turbos (as an example I’m very familiar with) being offered for double their actual worth. 

Personally, I hate the constant discussion about values (it’s certainly worse in the Porsche world) as it stops people enjoying the cars how they should be. I got asked recently if I would still be tracking the Twbo when it’s finished, my answer was “of course, it only cost me £4K”!

I could add the usual caveats about “Don’t smoke, not a big drinker, save money, etc.” but the truth of the matter is that I enjoy spending time, and invariably money, on my hobby and will continue to do so as long as it is financially viable to do so. 

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Look what I just found whilst picking an MK Meet pic from my camera roll.....

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Opps sorry.  It made it home from that trip on the back of a tow truck if it makes you feel any better.

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Does GDPR apply to Ian?  Isn't he now supposed to contact everyone he holds data on and obtain specific approval to retain that data?

 

 

:D

 

 

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Don't you start......  :roflmao:

Get your shiny new BMW along to MK!  Loved the awesome coloured last one!

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RS3 'loon?

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Yes testing the RS3 Saloon but considering a Sportback for practice reasons :)

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Currently at 8% off the total price of the car including options, most of the carwow quotes I have had only offer 5.9% off the base car. :)

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On 2/21/2018 at 10:20 PM, Ian_C said:

You might time this perfectly if buying new.  Within the last week, Audi UK have communicated out to dealers about new finance deposit contribution offers on the S3, S4, RS3, RS4, RS5 and SQ7.  Nothing on the Audi website yet.

The RS5 is looking like £11k..... :o

The RS3 will be £3k at the very very least - keep your eyes peeled Riz

 

10 hours ago, Riz said:

Currently at 8% off the total price of the car including options, most of the carwow quotes I have had only offer 5.9% off the base car. :)

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2 minutes ago, Ian_C said:

 

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This doesn’t include a PCP deposit contribution, it doesn’t look like Audi went ahead with dealer contributions for the RS3??

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You will have to finance it to get £3k+ discount though, surely?

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Just now, Ian_C said:

You will have to finance it to get £3k+ discount though, surely?

Yes I guess so, a £55k spec car at 8% discount results in a £4400 saving. Not great when you look at the crazy 10% discounts BMW are doing with 0% finance.

I visited BMW today, some impressive M cars in stock including a M4 GTS, and a couple of M4 CS models and a fair few Competition Pack spec cars.

They are big cars when sat in the drivers seat and I don’t think I managed to find the “right” position as my bum hurt when sat in them lol.

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You’d have to get used to your bum twitching if you buy an M. :grin:

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Thats true he is used to his front end being on the softer side... 

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On 26/04/2018 at 8:46 PM, Riz said:

 

They are big cars when sat in the drivers seat and I don’t think I managed to find the “right” position as my bum hurt when sat in them lol.

The only thing I found big when driving was the massive Merc GL beast.

'normal' cars, I don't find big.  Usually the other way round and I find cars like the Golf, feel small! :grin:

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Ara Blue

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5 minutes ago, Ian_C said:

Ara Blue

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That looks lovely, I’m swinging towards Nardo Grey at the moment. In Sportback guise :)

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8 minutes ago, Andy_Bangle said:

Ipanema Brown Metallic

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Now that's a turd with wheels!!! Yuk!

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Glad I am not the only one that thought of that analogy. +++

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