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Time for a new car...

Post by mrash » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:40 pm

:shock:

So having had the XF since March, I’ve a new job that doesn’t require high mileage, so no company car.

Does babybmw still have its tame car sales genius? I don’t recall his name, but I’m considering several options for a new car. Hoping to ditch diesel too :band:
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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by Ezzra » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:41 pm

TRL one of the sponsors :)
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Post by mrash » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:45 pm

That’s the chap :lol: I’ve not been on for ages!
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Post by Gary_LB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:06 pm

Tony still has his own Spencer section on the site so you can find him there

So what is on the shortlist?
Now - 2017 Audi S4 Black Edition

Then - M235i, M135i, 120d M Sport Coupe, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica T Sport 190, VW Golf GTi Mk4, Saxo VTR

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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by marco_polo » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:11 pm

mrash wrote:
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That’s the chap :lol: I’ve not been on for ages!
Email is usually your best bet: TRLdeals@outlook.com
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Post by carlover » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:44 pm

MR Ash!! You still Rick Rolling? :spotman:

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Post by Semerka » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:20 pm

Hello Mr Ash, what else is on your shortlist? :)
Now:: 2016 Macan Turbo
Gone: 2016 Macan S Diesel; 2011 N55 135i coupe; 2009 123d M sport Coupe

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Post by mrash » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:15 am

Semerka wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Hello Mr Ash, what else is on your shortlist? :)
Not sure I just need a car for January.
Initially got taken in by 0% offers for 420i but they went.
Considering :-
X1
Tiguan
Golf GTi

Looked at the M240 too but the insurance is a biatch as I’m coming out of a company car scheme, but had a non fault accident last year.
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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by marco_polo » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:20 am

mrash wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:15 am
Semerka wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Hello Mr Ash, what else is on your shortlist? :)
Not sure I just need a car for January.
Initially got taken in by 0% offers for 420i but they went.
Considering :-
X1
Tiguan
Golf GTi

Looked at the M240 too but the insurance is a biatch as I’m coming out of a company car scheme, but had a non fault accident last year.
TRL can often do some stonking deals on 335d's, if that tickles your pickle?
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Post by Semerka » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm

mrash wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:15 am
Not sure I just need a car for January.
Initially got taken in by 0% offers for 420i but they went.
Considering :-
X1
Tiguan
Golf GTi

Looked at the M240 too but the insurance is a biatch as I’m coming out of a company car scheme, but had a non fault accident last year.
Golf GTi sounds like the most fun out of those. :)

RemyRoc have the new Golf R, as you know, if you wanted some personal opinions. And they used to run M135i so can compare, I would imagine. ;-)
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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by mrash » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:16 am

To be honest I had a gti as a hire car in Germany a few weeks back and really enjoyed it. The R has some great lease deals but the insurance is just a bit ridiculous 😂
I’ll only be driving around 8k miles a year so a petrol car is a preference. I’m open to ideas to be honest. Might even look at used cars 🙈
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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by jallen » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:39 am

Gti is a great all rounder. Needs a big discount though and mfgv figures are set very low.

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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by mrash » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:04 pm

jallen wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:39 am
Gti is a great all rounder. Needs a big discount though and mfgv figures are set very low.
Struggling to find anywhere willing to discount a new GTi by much..
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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by jallen » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:08 pm

mrash wrote:
jallen wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:39 am
Gti is a great all rounder. Needs a big discount though and mfgv figures are set very low.
Struggling to find anywhere willing to discount a new GTi by much..

Where are you based? I know dealerships in the South who would when I was looking a couple of years ago but obviously lots can change. There were a few who discounted quite a bit through CAR Wow as well.


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Re: Time for a new car...

Post by Compactpete » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:07 am

Cupra 300 - cheap as chips to lease, all the fun of a GTI but with Golf R performance (actually quicker once rolling :wink: )

Edit: Huge demand though so 6 + months waiting list :(
Now - E92 M3, DCT, Comp Pack, Alpine White.

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