Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by Lee H » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:25 am

I run an S2000 alongside my 135i and think they compliment each other perfectly. Only difference is the S2000 is my daily and the bmw my weekend car as I like to have a reliable daily :lol:

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Bought 2.5 years ago, piled 18k miles on it including 9k in 3 Euro trips and it’s been brilliant. I am considering buying a newer lower mileage ones before prices get sillier. This is probably worth what I paid for it still.

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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by jimBabyBMW » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Getting expensive now, especially 205s. I needed sunroof trims and they were rocking horse, £100 for good ones.

Just sold mine recently:

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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by RBS Bob » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:28 pm

jimBabyBMW wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm
RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Getting expensive now, especially 205s. I needed sunroof trims and they were rocking horse, £100 for good ones.

Just sold mine recently:

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Very rare in silver!

I am at a cross roads with her. Really want to do big boys motorbike licence and get a big boys bike.

Decisions decisions!
2015 135i F20 Auto Alpine White Red Leather. 1992 1.9 Peugeot 205 GTI. KTM Duke 2 640.

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Post by jimBabyBMW » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:01 am

I'm just going through the process. Did my CBT in July, got my test in December, part 1 followed by part 2 a week later.

I've bought a 125 (Cagiva Mito) to ride in the meantime, they're great fun, even with not much power!

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Post by Mowflow » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:31 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:28 pm
jimBabyBMW wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm
RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Getting expensive now, especially 205s. I needed sunroof trims and they were rocking horse, £100 for good ones.

Just sold mine recently:

Image
Very rare in silver!

I am at a cross roads with her. Really want to do big boys motorbike licence and get a big boys bike.

Decisions decisions!
SNAP!

I've got a white 1.6GTi. Definitely not selling mine as it's been fully rebuilt and unless the arse falls out of the market i'd never get another one.

I also did my "big boys" motorbike license this year. Total pain in the balls to do with all the theory, hazard perception driving round cones sh*te. I'm not into plastic japanese crotch rockets which seems to be why most old gits start riding (and kill themselves). Mainly enjoying riding various old British bikes as getting to spend some time with my old man and his collection of bikes was the reason I did it.
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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by glew08 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 pm

Anything V8 and manual - can be fun

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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by pem10 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Stunning. You're a lucky man. Used to own one 25 years ago and still regret selling it. :(
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Post by RBS Bob » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:01 pm

pem10 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm
RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Stunning. You're a lucky man. Used to own one 25 years ago and still regret selling it. :(
Yep. I sold a Cherry Red 1.6 in 1992 and regretted it big time.

This one I treated myself to it for my 40th birthday.

However, I only managed about 100 miles in the Pug over the past year. Garage space is being taken up.

I may sell in the spring. :shock:
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Post by pem10 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:44 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:01 pm
pem10 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm
RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
How about a classic Hot Hatch?

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Stunning. You're a lucky man. Used to own one 25 years ago and still regret selling it. :(
Yep. I sold a Cherry Red 1.6 in 1992 and regretted it big time.

This one I treated myself to it for my 40th birthday.

However, I only managed about 100 miles in the Pug over the past year. Garage space is being taken up.

I may sell in the spring. :shock:

Bugger I fear I may not be able to afford it :lol:
Or fit the family in it. Looks standard though even down to the exhaust which is nice to see as so many are messed with now.
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Post by RBS Bob » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:36 am

It is standard.

And does fit my family.

Even though the 'kids' are 18 and 14.
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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by Lambster » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:22 am

When the time finally comes, I'm tempted to get rid of the 140 and the wife's heap of sh*t and get a new EcoSport or something as a family wagon, then buy myself a Clio 182 Trophy. You can get a decent one for about £6k now. My only problem is that you only get them in Red which I'm not a fan of so would have the added expense of respray or wrap.
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Post by RickN55 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:32 pm

Clio 182 gets my vote. Great cars for a weekend hoon/track days cheap to maintain too.. Will stay glued to the bumper of 300bhp+ cars on the twisties and track too if there isn't too many long straights. Done a track day in a 182 was huge fun a lot of more powerful cars were surprised they couldn't get it off their bumper! Can get a decent one for around 1500-2k with history, belts and dephaser done now too as long as it isn't a Trophy or liquid yellow
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Post by ReGenesis » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:15 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:36 am
It is standard.

And does fit my family.

Even though the 'kids' are 18 and 14.
Let me know when you do - I'm whittling down my collection and some of it is bikes that will be in need of a new home.... :wink:
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Post by pem10 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:21 pm

Lambster wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:22 am
When the time finally comes, I'm tempted to get rid of the 140 and the wife's heap of sh*t and get a new EcoSport or something as a family wagon, then buy myself a Clio 182 Trophy. You can get a decent one for about £6k now. My only problem is that you only get them in Red which I'm not a fan of so would have the added expense of respray or wrap.
I quite like the red plus it's unique to the trophy. If you were to change colour I'm sure I read somewhere that Renault was going to go with white but bottled it in favour of red. That would look fab with its dark wheels.
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Re: Cheap fun car for the weekend - suggestions please!

Post by rob180bhp » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:55 pm

Irun a Mk1 tt and a 2003 cooper is along side my 135i

The tt is probably my car of choice at the moment, the mini is fun yet plastic and rattly the 135 is great but i seem to drive the tt way more

The tt is a 2002 with 100k and cost 2k with excellent history and excellent fun ( slighty tweeked)

The mini is the next crazy project (4x4 and 400bhp the plan is full audi tt running gear ) that's the plan anyway

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