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arbroath_abroad Apr 28th 2007 12:18 pm

what car should i get??
 
Right, some general advice sought please

I need to get hold of a new motor soon as the wife is going take my motor.

She currently has a company car a 2006 merc c class (C180), which as she may be leaving work soon, they said they will sell her the car. We estimate that this will rush us around 85,000AED

So i can either take the merc (its white and for me white cars are just wrong) or i can get an equivalent. 85-100k

Stipulations:

2 years old max
low mileage
4 doors (not too happy about that clause, so we can negotiate on that one!)
obviously it needs rear seats so a 2 seater TT/Boxter etc is out

Really want an M3 convertable but i need to double the budget for that:(

Blue Cat Apr 28th 2007 12:43 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 4709689)
Right, some general advice sought please

I need to get hold of a new motor soon as the wife is going take my motor.

She currently has a company car a 2006 merc c class (C180), which as she may be leaving work soon, they said they will sell her the car. We estimate that this will rush us around 85,000AED

So i can either take the merc (its white and for me white cars are just wrong) or i can get an equivalent. 85-100k

Stipulations:

2 years old max
low mileage
4 doors (not too happy about that clause, so we can negotiate on that one!)
obviously it needs rear seats so a 2 seater TT/Boxter etc is out

Really want an M3 convertable but i need to double the budget for that:(

I think you should get something a bit stockier under the circumstances if you know what I mean :D

arbroath_abroad Apr 28th 2007 12:47 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 4709737)
I think you should get something a bit stockier under the circumstances if you know what I mean :D


thats why she is taking the 4x4;)

Fairydust Apr 28th 2007 12:49 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
No idea sorry but just a thought in other countries do they still call it mileage or kiloage ????

Or maybe meterage

arbroath_abroad Apr 28th 2007 12:50 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by Fairydust (Post 4709751)
No idea sorry but just a thought in other countries do they still call it mileage or kiloage ????

Or maybe meterage


kilometerage i suppose

Fairydust Apr 28th 2007 12:52 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
Learn something new every day :D

Blue Cat Apr 28th 2007 12:57 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
What are those dodge chargers like??? if Miss E was here she would force you to get a Stanger, MM would say an Aston (not enough money), I would probably go for an Audi (not sure how expensive they are) or a Chevvy Lumina SS.

BC

arbroath_abroad Apr 28th 2007 1:00 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
:D

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 4709767)
What are those dodge chargers like??? if Miss E was here she would force you to get a Stanger, MM would say an Aston (not enough money), I would probably go for an Audi (not sure how expensive they are) or a Chevvy Lumina SS.

BC

sorry another stipulation

NOT an american car as they are really just crap (in my humble opinion obviously)

Audi would be nice, but i would want an Rs4 (again out of budget)

whats a stanger??

Aston, very good, ill have 2:D

Fairydust Apr 28th 2007 1:00 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
My DD wants an H3 - if thats not bad enough - in YELLOW :eek: :eek:

arbroath_abroad Apr 28th 2007 1:02 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by Fairydust (Post 4709776)
My DD wants an H3 - if thats not bad enough - in YELLOW :eek: :eek:

H3 = womans

H2 = man

personally i dont like hummers at all, i actually test drove an H2 a while ago and hated it

Blue Cat Apr 28th 2007 1:06 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 4709775)
:D

sorry another stipulation

NOT an american car as they are really just crap (in my humble opinion obviously)

Audi would be nice, but i would want an Rs4 (again out of budget)

whats a stanger??

Aston, very good, ill have 2:D

a stanger I am reliably informed from the irish one is a Mustang. Got for an audi they are doing some good deals at the moment on their new stuff.

Fairydust Apr 28th 2007 1:07 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
Nahh me neither think a Nissan Patrol is the best bet for me then I could race the rest of them up the Al Ain road :lol:

twinkle-star Apr 28th 2007 1:27 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 
Bentley contential GT would be my choice!! :D

W10 Apr 28th 2007 7:12 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 4709775)
:D

sorry another stipulation

NOT an american car as they are really just crap (in my humble opinion obviously)

There is a man who talks sense!!

For that budget you're going to struggle to get anything you really want. Maybe a 2 year old Evo?? That might be more than 100k though.

A 4 door Golf Gti you can pick up for about Dh80,000, with an A3 3.2 V6 going for a little bit more.

Miss Eck Apr 28th 2007 7:25 pm

Re: what car should i get??
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 4709767)
What are those dodge chargers like??? if Miss E was here she would force you to get a Stanger, MM would say an Aston (not enough money), I would probably go for an Audi (not sure how expensive they are) or a Chevvy Lumina SS.

BC

Dodge Charger .. how dare you swear like that!!! A cheap immitation of the Mustang.

Seen a very sexy dark grey Ferrari today .. now that's the car to go for .. who cares if it only has two seats!


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