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markj113
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: 1st world decision problem Reply with quote

After some very profitable crypto currency trading I am now in a position to splurge on a dream car.

Max budget £145k

Options :

1) Mclaren 650s
2) Ferrari F430
3) lamborghini gallardo superleggera
4) Ferrari 458 (bottom of the market at a push)

Edging towards option 1.

Not overly worried about running costs and will be keeping my 911 as a daily driver.

Which would you opt for?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you become a crypto currency trader?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty of research on upcoming releases and technological advances. Buy low sell high lol.

Made around 4000% profit on Iota and a few hundred % on komodo.

Convert them to bitcoin on various exchanges like bittrex and bitfinex then sell the bitcoin for £s on localbitcoins.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, it would have to be one of the Italians and definitely no turbo so the McLaren wouldn't make my list.

I'd try as hard as I could to get the 458, but if not I'd console myself with the screaming V10 of the Lambo.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

classic sports car for me if you got a 911 for a daily simples
air cooled porker,sl merc,e type jag etc etc and won't loose a ***** load of wedge either,brother in law took a 70k hit in his three year ownership of his aston martin vantage s
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the success, stretch the budget, trade a little longer Question

F430 Scud! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Option 1....wonderful choice to have but the McLaren is just so special in my view. The rest are just great cars. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd take the Italian, but then I'm biased. The McLaren is nice but dealer network for servicing is sparse. Much better dealer network for the Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Not sure of residuals for McLaren. Definitely strong for the Italian cats on your list - look at how well prices are holding up for the F430.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a 1st class problem Smile
I'd take the McLaren if it was my choice.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go for the 458, with Mac as second choice

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've never had a ferrari you've got to scratch that itch at least once but IMHO the overall ownership experience is not as pleasant as with other super cars i.e. The general reaction from joe public is more hostile overall when your sat behind the wheel of one, it always takes some of the pleasure away but I did over 30k in one so it was more or less a daily for a while and any car loses its "specialness" after a while.

The Mac build quality is getting better (the first gen cars was pretty bad), Lambo's have too many audi logos on the parts and are the most compromised in the real world out of the options you've listed.

The scud was a good shout above though and you total cost of ownership would likely be lower Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my friend has a 650S and has budgeted for circa £20k pa depreciation across 3 years. its a lovely car, but not £60k in 3 yrs lovely. he paid £180k for his with low miles.
given £145k budget i'd be trying to get something unique/special but also thats not burning money if at all poss in depreciation.

nice problem to juggle tho!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Turbo S? Would be a better car than all the others 😎
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Watts the '21yr old earning £30k a month' on PH who 'allegedly' makes a stack from Forex trading runs a Lambo so I'd avoid this make at all costs as the guy sounds to be a complete chopper. I'm not sure his 'maths' add up. Sounds like bag of a fag packet strategy Rolling Eyes

I'd take the Mac as a car, rather than the burger which he likes living the high-life Floor
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F458 Italia, in black. One was behind me yesterday - looked and sounded epic.

And to Jon's point, I doubt whether it will attract nearly as much negative attention as a red one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badlands wrote:
F458 Italia, in black. One was behind me yesterday - looked and sounded epic.

And to Jon's point, I doubt whether it will attract nearly as much negative attention as a red one.


The one I did miles in was black, Yellow got the most attention though. Typically a first ferrari is red, the second isn’t Wink

The thing is Ferrari seems to attract the most jealousy, other super cars more appreciaiton, it does make a difference to the ownership experience. I’ve not driven a ferrari regularly for some years which says it all.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one you find the best looking and the one most likely to hold its value or go up.

Looks is everything with a toy / dream car, it can make you just bring it out, polish it and put it away again.

Never been a Mac fan, the V10 is to fragile in the Lambo, but I do like the Merci, and the Aventador is just porn, but probably out of budget. The 430 although a good drive, its just not fast enough these days.

Out of those listed the 458, Its also last of the NA's !
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of an update.

Just purchased a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder.

2 owners from new with 17k on the clock, in very good condition with PPF already fitted :






http://www.atpcars.co.uk/inventory/lamborghini-gallardo-lp560-4/

Car is being delivered next Wed after they have swapped out the private plate and stuck a 12 month MOT on.

Also keeping my 911 C4 as my daily driver Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, you will not be flying under the radar in that Very Happy

After all the feedback...yellow attracts too much of the wrong attention...don't get a Lambo there's too much Audi in it...they're too fragile...At the end of the day, you bought the car that appeals to you and that's all that matters. You get top respect points for that. I hope that it lives up to your expectations.

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