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plynchy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Banger-nomics? Reply with quote

Just curious, do any of you run a banger rather than the 996 all year?

May have an opportunity for a sub 30k miles 2005 Focus for a little over £1k, seriously thinking about it. A proper park and forget throw anything in it/at it car.

There's always the potential for it to cost a few £'s but there's little on them I can't tackle DIY. Question
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep!

I run a banger - my leggy boxster. <£4k to buy, 145k miles, whats not to like?

Haven't spent a penny on it*! Very Happy










* that bit's a lie
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't spent a penny on it?? Floor

There's a tidy 986 2.5 on Boxa currently for ~2.5k Surprised
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's the only way to do it as far as I'm concerned.

I do 12k miles per year driving to work down boring dual carriageways (bar 6 miles of B road from my village) so I have no interest in piling on the miles in anything decent.

I've always had a summer car and a second car since my Ford RS days back when I was 21.

Exactly as you say, something reliable that fades into surroundings and lets you keep the miles off your weekend car. The weekend car feels more special that way too.

All I would say is Focus's (Foci ? Wink ) aren't great as they get older. We've just sold my wife's after 5 years. Bought it on 15k at 2 year old and took it upto 60k. Had a few niggles last year. All to be expected but still. They go through bottom arms and wheel bearings for fun. Also there's a flexi joint on the front pipe which splits. Ford in their wisdom also put the cat in the front pipe too though so it £450 for the part. I had my mechanic cut the flexi out and weld a generic one in but it was a faff.

1.8 petrol detected never averaged more than 38mpg and that was with my wife taking it easy. Mainly 65 ish on dual carriageways.

I've owned this old Volvo for 2 years. Bought it for £700 on 154k. Now on 177k. I've fitted two brake calipers and done a service in that time. It humps loads of stuff for my house renovation, has carried mates ands bikes to cycling events all over, etc etc.
I love it. No nonsense motoring and I actually think it's quite cool.

Newer models aren't as good mind.




Anyway back to the point... get it done. Thumb

ETA - I can do this as I'm not a poser and don't care what I drive for work. I don't do keeping up with the Jones and learned not to judge someone by their car years ago.

Some people like to pull up in a nice car everywhere though. They wouldn't be seen dead in my Volvo. Grin

Depends which camp you fall into.

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plynchy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford RS days? This is where all this carry on started when I bought my Cossie at 23, which still resides next to the Turbo 22 years later Embarassed

Had more than 1 car for as long as I can remember, used the turbo only for the last 2 years (besides the wife car) but she's working more now so dragging the 996 out of the garage for a winter school run does seem a bit mental.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, ditto. 20 years ago for me. Joined the Durham Group for a bit but decided I loved the cars but not so much some of the fan boys. Grin
Chats about concours and things. " Oh you'll never beat him on exhaust!". Not the noise here or anything, just the fact it was mirror polished.

Then one guy looking at my mates restored S1 at National Day. He turns to his mate and says "Ooh it's got Bosch headlamps in. It should have Carellos on that year. I couldn't sleep at night". That's when I handed my membership in at the door on the way out. Very Happy

I had S2 RSTs, a black one, then a white one. Fiesta RS Turbo then a Magenta Sapphire Cosworth. Got rid of the Cosworth to buy my first 911 when I was 25.

As for the 2 car thing, I think I just like knowing I can clean my car up perfect, then not have to use it if it rains. Sad I know...
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2002 330d with 182k on the clock. Just passed it's MOT today with no work necessary. Can't imagine myself without one. I have been an exponent of bangernomics since my first, a J reg Saab 9000 in 2000. Can't beat it!
 
  
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1999 Porsche 996, 131k miles.

A little tatty in the paintwork department, but fresh suspension arms are cheap as chips and regular oil changes take 10 mins.

No MOT fails or advisories (ever), £200 to insure and returns 24mpg on the twisty 20 mile B road commute, whats not to love Laughing

Its almost some kind of freak bangernomics as its worth a chunk more than I bought it for if you believe the hype.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
1999 Porsche 996, 131k miles.

A little tatty in the paintwork department, but fresh suspension arms are cheap as chips and regular oil changes take 10 mins.

No MOT fails or advisories (ever), £200 to insure and returns 24mpg on the twisty 20 mile B road commute, whats not to love Laughing

Its almost some kind of freak bangernomics as its worth a chunk more than I bought it for if you believe the hype.


Agree

There's nothing cooler than an old porsche being used well imo.

I'm a big fan of bangers, there's sooooo many choices and so much value out there. Look at the old Range Rovers, the Merc S classes which were >£100k and now <£1-2k, similar with the big E class.. The Audi A8's, A6's, (any big audi), the old Volvos like Marky's (love it btw!), old disco's, cayennes, boxsters, R53 minis, E36 BM's....

In fact there's so many I often spend an evening when I'm bored looking through the classifieds and daring myself to buy one for the craic... Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love driving my old snotter Boxster in all weathers and parking it anywhere.
It's almost a release after years of being obsessive about condition,mileage and cleanliness of my cars.
 
  
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mr gill
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used mine as a daily for 2 years, then decided it was time to get a commute car...i stupidly bought a petrol X5 Floor which drinks fuel quicker than me drinking beer on a weekend! i then moved to an A3 2.0tdi, what a great car but not big enough to carry stuff for my house renovation, so now have an alfa 159 sportwagon...great car although not the best on fuel. Once the house is done i'm gonna go with a 1 series 118d
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Norfolk & Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bangernomics- Hell yeah. Unless you're rich, and I mean rich, it's madness not to.
I mainly use the Vito van for daily grind stuff. I even try to protect the Macan when I can mileage wise. Trouble is the Mrs loves it and I can't keep her out of it.
The 911 is strictly for showing off on sunny days.... Unless I get the urge for a blast, which is actually quite often Laughing
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APL911
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My approach is slightly different as my car allowance does not allow me to have a car more than five years old.
For the past four years I have leased hot hatches. A focus st for £240 pcm then a Leon cupra for £230pcm.

When the Porsche comes, I will change to leasing an economical diesel for around £180pcm.

This will allow me to have a 911 as my second car, with occasional trips to work. Grin
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you company car drivers are lucky beggars. Mr. Green

It's a massive expense gone when you weigh up fuel, road tax, insurance, MOTs, tyres, etc etc. It's a good £300-£400 saving a month which if put towards a mortgage, makes a big difference.
 
  
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arry
Montreal


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:

I've owned this old Volvo for 2 years. Bought it for £700 on 154k. Now on 177k. I've fitted two brake calipers and done a service in that time. It humps loads of stuff for my house renovation, has carried mates ands bikes to cycling events all over, etc etc.
I love it. No nonsense motoring and I actually think it's quite cool.

Newer models aren't as good mind.




Near on snap - I have a 2002 plate V70, the horrid 140bhp one. Electric everything, heated seats, cruise, slushbox. £700 paid, zero spent on it in the year I've had it, and it's done about 6,000 miles for me.

It will be going in the bin, at the end of the year though. Won't get through its next ticket, so I'll buy something else for the missus to crash.
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HSC911
Sepang


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bangernomics makes perfect sense!!!

Got the 996T for the odd run out.

Everyday I use my T5 shuttle, perfect motor in my eyes, can fit loads of wheels and GT3 seats in it Very Happy ...and the Cossie of course!

Mrs has a Volvo V50 too

Sold the R1 now...biggest regret ever Sad

Go for it Lynchy

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MisterCorn
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try not to. I like driving nice cars, so I have diffetent cars for different things, but not really any bangers. Good cars tend to hold their value, so with a bit of luck they won't cost you.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chipped Mercedes E Class Estate.
Class, baby.

Same price as a 993 suspension upgrade.
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poppopbangbang
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried this idea, not to keep the mileage down as doing big miles is why I have a 996 but more for when I needed to bus some mates about or similar. I'm genuinely allergic to anything sensible so I ended up buying a Prodrive'd RX8:







Like all RX8s it needed a few bits so we fitted some LS coils to it, changed the starter, put a big radiator in it etc. etc. It worked well and it did bus mates around but it was SOOOOO slow compared to the 996 and had naff all torque anywhere but at 7K RPM odd that I had no choice but to buy another engine and build a bridge ported motor for it with big apex seals and pinned bearings etc. etc. It now goes to 10,000 RPM and uses more fuel than the Porsche, most of which is ejected out the back in flame form as it now has no cats.....

Idea well and truly failed as I now STILL need to find something sensible to bus mates about in etc. Laughing

Still suicide doors are always cool Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you've missed the point. In spectacular fashion. Floor
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