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hitman2k
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7th Oct 07 at 22:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hiya,

Okay selling my BMW e46 coupe now, want some thing sportier and pref with a softtop best time to buy now winter is comeing!

was thiking ethier honda s2000 or porsche boxter probally 2.7/3.2 s even possibley the 2.5 version!


which would you go for running costs how reliable etc also anyone recommend and insurance places to get quotes for them!

i remeber someone had an s2000, on here cant remeber who!


thanks for the help
Matt H
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7th Oct 07 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nismo has an S2000

nik
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7th Oct 07 at 22:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

350z roadster is fun Wouldn't get a Boxster, not impressed, although if you have to then get the 3.2, the others really are turd IMO s2k is a better shout
hitman2k
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7th Oct 07 at 22:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Need it for everyday bare in mind am 21 still to......


dont see many s2000s around my way! dont know but i really like boxsters seen few nices ones!

boxster
2.5 0-60 6.7 ins 17
2.7 0-60 6.6 ins 18
32s 0-60 5.5 ins 19

S2000 0-60 6.0 ins 20

figures from parkers

insurance will be an issue do have 4yrs no claims!
nik
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7th Oct 07 at 22:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Check the in gear times for the Boxster and it'll be a much bigger difference than the 0-60! I'd personally go for a decent 350z import or an S2000, Boxsters for lower money are generally dogs and old.
hitman2k
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7th Oct 07 at 22:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by nik
Check the in gear times for the Boxster and it'll be a much bigger difference than the 0-60! I'd personally go for a decent 350z import or an S2000, Boxsters for lower money are generally dogs and old.



thanks for advice got 14-15k to spend maybe more.... not a huge fan of the 350z tbh even thou it is a nice car!

[Edited on 07-10-2007 by hitman2k]
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subaru justy
nik
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7th Oct 07 at 22:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If your wanting a Roadster I'd seriously look at the 350z, really enjoyed mine. Good fun, easily back end action, well built, sounds lovely, rare etc looks good with a nice set of wheels and sus kit





[Edited on 07-10-2007 by nik]
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7th Oct 07 at 22:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my bro is selling his 350z at the moment; full gt pack, looks loads better than standard 350z's
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/54-NISSAN-350Z-GT-PACK-GUN-METAL-GRAY-azalean-leather_W0QQitemZ200158971262QQihZ010QQcategoryZ18238QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

hitman2k
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@ Nik verynice i really like that and the wheels

but i think 350z roadster are out of my price range! tbh

the coupes are nice with gt nismo kit! but dont want a hard top or id keep the bm!
nik
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7th Oct 07 at 22:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not if you get an early import, I reckon you can get one for 14k or so? I sold mine for 17k! low miles etc too, I admit that was cheap but your not far out
hitman2k
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quote:
Originally posted by nik
Not if you get an early import, I reckon you can get one for 14k or so? I sold mine for 17k! low miles etc too, I admit that was cheap but your not far out



Cheers for the info any recommeded places to look?? 17k wow i would ave brought they exp with the wheels bet there worth a few aswell! think i'd go and test drive a s2000 and possible boxster unsure on them now! n the 350z see which one i prefer! running costs of one etc??
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7th Oct 07 at 22:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wheels cost a fortune Racing Hart, first set in the world they were! 10.5'' wide

Cost fuck all to run really (tyres aside), fuel isn't too bad 23ish mpg, servicing is normal car type, 200 a go etc, insurance grp 19 thats about it really

[Edited on 07-10-2007 by nik]
R Lee
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7th Oct 07 at 23:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had a 2.7 Boxster.
Its plenty quick enough and has such a nice engine note
They're built nice and solid and has plenty of room too.

I loved it

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I looked at the same list before i bought my BMW; didnt like the build quality and driving position of the Porsche; just didnt feel like a porsche really! The S2K was close but was very high on insurance and i felt the ride was a little to harsh and the cabin a little to small. So i went for the ZM Roadster and love it to bit; fairly economical; a lot cheaper to insure than either of the other two; 321BHP so quite a bit quicker. My parents have an s2k and they both say now that they would rather have mine than there's as its more useable everyday.
Here's a pic
Jambo
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8th Oct 07 at 07:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

insurance is silly cheap on mroadsters its my next car!
NovaGTE2
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Yeh it is; i pay under a grand for the M and the corsa on a multi car policy; im only 23 with 1 years NCB and a claim just under 3 years ago.

S200 was something silly like 2K, which is around the same sort of money i was paying on my v8 TVR! Also im getting 29MPG out of the BMW which im rather happy with
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I have been looking into S2Ks recently. People over on http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25 are really helpful and theres a few good examples on there for sale.

But they apparently get through a set of rears in 10/12 thousand miles
Tiesto
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8th Oct 07 at 10:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Z4

Lovely to look at and comfortable for everyday driving, and straight 6

Oh yea and try Greenlight Insurance they got me a great deal on the Z4.

[Edited on 08-10-2007 by Tiesto]
hitman2k
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quote:
Originally posted by Tiesto
Z4

Lovely to look at and comfortable for everyday driving, and straight 6

Oh yea and try Greenlight Insurance they got me a great deal on the Z4.

[Edited on 08-10-2007 by Tiesto]



greenlight u have to be 25 or over for them to quote on most car :S any other recommended places? to obtain a quote from!
Tiesto
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9th Oct 07 at 11:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Only one they wouldn't quote me on was a Civic Type R and the S2000 - Im only 21 with 3 NCB.

[Edited on 09-10-2007 by Tiesto]
NovaGTE2
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9th Oct 07 at 12:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im with admiral, 23 years old on my ZM roadster is 700; i put my mum on as a named driver to get it down this low.
JM_16v
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S2000 but id consider a m3 or cossy

 
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