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A decent 'daily' and a weekend car (track car or posh car) 21 (39.62%)
Just one really nice car ~ up to £20k 20 (37.74%)
Just a runabout and money free for other things 3 (5.66%)
I have a whole fleet of cars 9 (16.98%)


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boylers11
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7th May 15 at 11:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just wondered what everyone would prefer in an ideal world or what you have at the moment.

Obviously how many miles you do makes a big difference, but for the sake of this poll, lets say you do 40 miles per day.

I suppose there are two lines of thought:
-Have a runabout to pack the miles on and a weekend toy that you keep for special occasions (but then you pay for 2 x insurance, tax, MOT)
-Have one really nice car e.g. M3, RS4 and stack the miles on and sod depreciation.

I've always had a decent run about and 'weekend' car (some of which have been ok, some have been sheds).

Neo
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7th May 15 at 11:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Was stuck between one nice car but went for decent daily and a toy. 40 miles a day isn't much a year.
Ellis
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7th May 15 at 11:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2 car option will always work best for me.

I have what I regard as a good weekend and evening car at the moment. It could be used as a daily but would rather not rack up too many miles on it - not too bothered about the depreciation, I just like to keep it in top condition.

Used to have a Land Rover which took the strain but it has since given up.
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7th May 15 at 12:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2 cars at least, couldn't be doing with a boring 'expensive' car. Got to have something to be pissing about with. Plus new cars are boring.


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Nic Barnes
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7th May 15 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im looking at getting a second vehicle as a weekend car. i will use my van for day to day stuff still. having 2 cars when i had my corsa worked well as it wasnt the comfiest to drive day to day.
Marc
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7th May 15 at 12:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got a great big dirty Volvo S80 for daily use and general chucking stuff in.

In an ideal world I'd have my Impreza back on the road for Sunday best, that or a nice BM etc.
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7th May 15 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I prefer a decent daily worth around 12-15k and a bit of free cash to use towards stuff I like doing at weekends like going away with my tent and bike with mates.
Baskey
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7th May 15 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Have 2 weekend cars and alternate them each day to keep the milage down
AndyCorsaSport
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7th May 15 at 14:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I never understand the "I have a separate car to keep miles off my nice car" surely you buy the nice car to use, not to stay in a garage.
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7th May 15 at 15:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You may only want the nice car to use for enjoyment purposes though, driving to work in traffic wouldn't be that and just adding wear and tear on it
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7th May 15 at 15:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I now have Corrado as a car to work on and use in nice weather and a nice low mileage Audi A3 Tdi for daily use.

Quite happy now, as Audi is a decent car instead of a £150 escort etc.

Its not to keep mileage down on corrado as its already on 224,000miles.

Paid £4k for corrado, £4k for the audi, still don't think cars are worth more than that to me. Wouldn't want an £8k car
Graeme
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7th May 15 at 16:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's a difficult one.

I've got a nice vehicle daily ( 2013 Caddy van) but I drive it a lot.
My Vauxhall Viva I have for fun and summer drives.
But also have a motorbike for green laning and Enduro stuff. Looking for a another bike for the road.

But I also have the wife's Mini Countryman cooper s for a nice evening car.

So I went with the fleet one.
Ian
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8th May 15 at 13:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

More cars for different purposes.

That said a lot of my miles now are towing so I couldn't really run something other than a newer 4x4 and not only would I ruin something nice, sometimes you just want to drive something smaller.

Never seen the purpose of driving a shit box instead of putting miles on your nice car. Even when I was commuting and sitting in a queue all morning I think I'd have hated it slightly more were it in a worse car. Plus the maths is questionable.

I'd go to the shops in the Puma if it was on the road.
Ben G
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8th May 15 at 13:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd like an all in one type car I could use for the tip run, shopping trips, taking family out and for driving like a lunatic but it's out of my price range (RS4), so i'd probably got for a decent weekend and daily runner.

Although I want a pick up so bad more F150 than navara/l200 as they're pikey wagons.
Ian
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I'm liking VW Amaroks at the moment.

[Edited on 08-05-2015 by Ian]
Ben G
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Those are pretty cool, just not right wing hillbilly enough for me.
Ian W
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8th May 15 at 14:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I drive my TT as a daily and have the Corsa for nostalgic blasts around, plus my misses is insured on the Corsa so she can drive me around it it

Been using the Corsa as a daily this week as i've been working on the TT and I will be glad to be back in comfort next week
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quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
I never understand the "I have a separate car to keep miles off my nice car" surely you buy the nice car to use, not to stay in a garage.
Same. I'd want to drive the best I can afford every day.

I understand multiple cars if they do completely different things. As Nic, a van and car.

Or if you have an actual track car, that doesn't make sense to use as or simply isn't very good as a daily driver.

Or if one is a restoration project, like 1.18" Jim's Golf coupé.


Jambo
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8th May 15 at 16:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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I totally get why people would want to keep their pride and joy dry and used in fair weather, blats at the weekend avoiding parking dings and the like.

However, this when applied to a vauxhall makes literally NO sense
IainL
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8th May 15 at 16:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have 3
2 year old family car, crumbs, parking dents and covers most of the miles. My wife uses it every day.
My Runaround: Nice enough for shows but not too clean that I'm afraid to use it and leave it in car parks.
Nice car: I use it for about a week at a time in the summer to keep it healthy but its really for shows.
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8th May 15 at 17:20   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If i had the choice i think i would go for a special daily for 20k you could get a cheap c63 amg.

I have my Abarth 500 for fun, Disco 3 for towing and arm chair driving and the megane which rarely goes on the road
Jambo
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I want an Abarth
Nic Barnes
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I want an m5 but there are a lot of bus stops on my way to work
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"A decent 'daily' and a weekend car (track car or posh car)"

I have this, but there both Vauxhalls so not so sure either are classed as "decent, track car or posh car"


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Nic Barnes
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My weekend toy is my modified trek remedy 9.9 full carbon mountain bike, which I use to ride down mountains.

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