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Old Apr 21st 2020, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer
The Japanese 4x4s just can't do posh like RR and G-Wagon.
Lexus make a decent 4X4 if I recall.
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Since this seems to be the current "What car" thread, seems there's usually one on here.
I have just signed a contract for another 3-4-5-x years in Doha, and yes, very happy to be going back, I guess eventually, once entry becomes possible. It will be a little different this time in all sorts of ways but a big change will be sorting my own transport. I've previously driven there whatever I was given, not usually anything beyond mere transport. Thinking I might like to have something a bit more like I'm used to at home without going potty. But with an eye to the longer term what sort of vehicles have good resale recovery. Lets say buying at 1 year old from an authorised dealer, selling at 5 years old. Is 50% an achievable recovery expectation?
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Originally Posted by martinbkk
Since this seems to be the current "What car" thread, seems there's usually one on here.
I have just signed a contract for another 3-4-5-x years in Doha, and yes, very happy to be going back, I guess eventually, once entry becomes possible. It will be a little different this time in all sorts of ways but a big change will be sorting my own transport. I've previously driven there whatever I was given, not usually anything beyond mere transport. Thinking I might like to have something a bit more like I'm used to at home without going potty. But with an eye to the longer term what sort of vehicles have good resale recovery. Lets say buying at 1 year old from an authorised dealer, selling at 5 years old. Is 50% an achievable recovery expectation?
You're going to end up with something soul-crushingly dull if your starting point is resale value.

What kind of car do you want? What would excite or interest you?
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What would excite or interest you?
A Ford Explorer.
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Originally Posted by martinbkk
Since this seems to be the current "What car" thread, seems there's usually one on here.
I have just signed a contract for another 3-4-5-x years in Doha, and yes, very happy to be going back, I guess eventually, once entry becomes possible. It will be a little different this time in all sorts of ways but a big change will be sorting my own transport. I've previously driven there whatever I was given, not usually anything beyond mere transport. Thinking I might like to have something a bit more like I'm used to at home without going potty. But with an eye to the longer term what sort of vehicles have good resale recovery. Lets say buying at 1 year old from an authorised dealer, selling at 5 years old. Is 50% an achievable recovery expectation?
with little to no negotiation on my side, I got 40-45% on the FJ and Fortuner after 5 years. The fortuner had been in a massive accident, the FJ a lot of off-road use.
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Originally Posted by martinbkk
Since this seems to be the current "What car" thread, seems there's usually one on here.
I have just signed a contract for another 3-4-5-x years in Doha, and yes, very happy to be going back, I guess eventually, once entry becomes possible. It will be a little different this time in all sorts of ways but a big change will be sorting my own transport. I've previously driven there whatever I was given, not usually anything beyond mere transport. Thinking I might like to have something a bit more like I'm used to at home without going potty. But with an eye to the longer term what sort of vehicles have good resale recovery. Lets say buying at 1 year old from an authorised dealer, selling at 5 years old. Is 50% an achievable recovery expectation?
Forget the resale, we might have hover cars in 5 years made by Elon. Get something stupid for the time you are there. Two approaches; a nice new ridiculous car under a manufacturer;s warranty for 3 years or a completely ridiculous used car out of warranty that will be the equivalent of a ticking time bomb of maintenance. I'm guessing a lot of car number 2 will exist for sale shortly.
FJ cruisers are hairdresser's motors, get a properly blinged Hummer straight off the bat.
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Forget the resale, we might have hover cars in 5 years made by Elon. Get something stupid for the time you are there. Two approaches; a nice new ridiculous car under a manufacturer;s warranty for 3 years or a completely ridiculous used car out of warranty that will be the equivalent of a ticking time bomb of maintenance. I'm guessing a lot of car number 2 will exist for sale shortly.
FJ cruisers are hairdresser's motors, get a properly blinged Hummer straight off the bat.
Hummer discontinued about 10 years ago. My FJ was fully blinged, lifted, big wheels, bonnet air scoop. Loved it, only got rid of it as it was a manual (and it had almost zero torque).


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Originally Posted by Millhouse
A Ford Explorer.
That's the dream right there.
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Lexus make a decent 4X4 if I recall.
They do, but as a trendy accessory and status symbol it does not have the cachet of RR.
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Nothing big or potty for me. I have a C200 Merc here in Thailand so thinking something pretty much the same, no not a C63 either. Budget around QR150-180k, so about half what I would pay here for a new one.
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Nothing big or potty for me. I have a C200 Merc here in Thailand so thinking something pretty much the same, no not a C63 either. Budget around QR150-180k, so about half what I would pay here for a new one.
Why not a C63? It's the only logical option.
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Why not a C63? It's the only logical option.
C63s AMG logically
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Hummer discontinued about 10 years ago. My FJ was fully blinged, lifted, big wheels, bonnet air scoop. Loved it, only got rid of it as it was a manual (and it had almost zero torque).
Still a hairdresser's motor mate No torque! whats the point then - just keeping clutch manufacturers in business.

If a man wants to spend silly money on a car, I don't see 10 years discontinued as an obstacle
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Still a hairdresser's motor mate No torque! whats the point then - just keeping clutch manufacturers in business.

If a man wants to spend silly money on a car, I don't see 10 years discontinued as an obstacle
I was so disappointed with the torque levels. Especially after the old patrol.
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Why not a C63? It's the only logical option.
Sort of in my potty class and for that money other things would tempt me. No way I want to spend that on any car though, especially for just 3-5 years potentially. A Porsche for life, meh, maybe.

C63, too shouty, almost as gaudy and wankerite as a BMW.
A little more understated preferred.
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