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Myk's £7500 Garage Challenge: Voting

Discussion in 'Automotive Discussion' started by Microphone, May 17, 2016.

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Whose combo is the best? Who has matched the criteria the best?

Poll closed May 20, 2016.
  1. Scott

    12.5%
  2. Mike

    37.5%
  3. CLR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Tom

    12.5%
  5. TDUFREAK

    12.5%
  6. Calster

    25.0%
  7. Mellors

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Microphone

    Microphone #Myk2016
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    Hey y'all,

    Please vote for your fav combo, please re-read the criteria and have a last look at everyone's choices before voting, and you cannot vote for yourselves! :) The voting will close on Friday at 5pm [​IMG]

    The Scenario (2-3 Vehicles):

    • Average suburban housewivfe needs something with 4WD for those awful dangerous journeys to the school gates to drop off little Clancy for a day of playing Yu-Gi-Oh.

    • Average salesman husband called Dave needs something comfortable-ish to cover the miles, but something which makes him feel like he hasn't sold his soul and lives a semi-exciting life.

    • Bonus car: Surprise me, you don't have to have a 3rd choice but if you manage to get a 3rd exciting vehicle in the garage then you're going to help yourself to victory.

    1. Scott's 3: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Mercedes-Benz ML270 CDI
    - Lexus IS 200
    - Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6

    2. Mike's 3: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Subaru Impreza Wagon 270bhp WRX
    - Jaguar S-Type V6 Sport
    - Mazda MX-5

    3. CLR's 3: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Opel Frontera 3.2 V6
    - Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 V8
    - Volvo C70 T5

    4. Tom's 2: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Audi A6 Avant 3.2 FSI Quattro
    - BMW 325Ci

    5. TDUFREAK's 3: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Toyota Landcruiser Prado
    - Nissan Stagea 25 RS-Four
    - Nissan Skyline R33 Drift Car

    6. Cal's 3: press here to see pictures and details:
    - Fiat Panda 4x4
    - Jaguar XJR
    - Toyota MR2

    7. Mell's 3: Press here to see pictures and details:
    - Range Rover Vogue
    - Audi A4 Avant S-Line
    - An unassembled Mini
     
    #1 Microphone, May 17, 2016
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  2. The Compensator

    The Compensator Future heel&toe historian

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    The scooby wins it.
     
  3. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    You have falsely represented my entry. It is a partially assembled Mini.

    I should win by default due to this unsolicited attack on my choice of cars.
     
  4. CLR-GTR

    CLR-GTR Bunchie farmer

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    EDIT: superfluous post.
     
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  5. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    Was this 7500 per car or something? How the heck are those cars so cheap???
     
  6. Microphone

    Microphone #Myk2016
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    Nope, £7500 GBP for all 3, some people have a bit of spare change from that too. I included the currency conversions into AUD etc in the original thread :) About 15k AUD.

    That being said, some of the cars really are amazing value for money, if you look into the details you'll find ridiculous amounts of KM and scratches but at face value, some of them really are amazing finds.
     
  7. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    I was looking to sell my car for around 15k AUD... and I don't have 3 of them. :lol:
     
  8. calster17

    calster17 Resident rubbish car fan.

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    @Ryzza: Some cars go for silly low prices, such as top end barges from the 90's (LS400's,S-Class's, XJ's, etc) are often found at the £1000 - £1500 price range in the UK., in roadworthy condition, with an MOT. Keeping in mind some of them would have cost in the area of £80 - 90,000 when new! (Taking inflation, etc into account)
    Why? Well fuel cost and price of some parts.

    Likewise, boggo everyday cars will hold there price well for whatever reason. I've not really seen any Bini's in the £1000 price range for example.

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    Scott win's it for me, got a soft spot for that style Galant and doesn't seem to need much work from what I can tell (Sadly can't do an MOT history check due to hidden Number plate). Often considered IS200's and the late models have aged well, and generally well looked after. As for the ML? Well it's a Merc so it's a German I can live with. :lol:
    TDUFREAK was very tempting though I'll admit!
     
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  9. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    I guess it's a supply demand thing. Europe has much more supply
    At least our insurance costs seem more reasonable
     
  10. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    Cal for me on this.

    The 4x4 Panda is great in an odd way. Don't ask. And I'm awfully sorry, I appear to have left my it in my... Jaaaaaagggggggg. MR2s are good if you can find a good example of one.

    Insurance is pretty reasonable once you get to 23 over here it seems. For me it is anyway now.
     
  11. TIMELESS

    TIMELESS Super Moderator
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    Yeah I was between Mike or Cal myself, but... Subaru. :nods:
     
  12. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    With a poo shoot like that, you can be sure the car has been thrashed to within an inch of its life though.
     
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  13. TIMELESS

    TIMELESS Super Moderator
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    Engine rebuilt 1000 miles ago :cheeky:
     
  14. Microphone

    Microphone #Myk2016
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    And the poo shooter's replacement was found and included in my budget :( I thought i'd done really well with that...


    ....but nope, Fiat Panda 4x4 :p
     
  15. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    So was the engine in my Mini. Still looked like it had been run on coal for its whole life though! :p

    I saw that, but changing the exhaust sadly won't fix years of hoonery. And damn right Panda 4x4. :p
     
  16. TIMELESS

    TIMELESS Super Moderator
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    It's a Subaru :oook: Nothing can kill it. They are designed for years of thrashing :p
     
  17. calster17

    calster17 Resident rubbish car fan.

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    Nothing a bit of terminal ferrous oxide doesn't solve, and oh boy do UK imprezas love that stuff! ;)

    (And don't be all "JDM Imports don't suffer it", they do...oh boy yes they do!)
     
  18. Microphone

    Microphone #Myk2016
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    I won.

    K

    THX.

    :drool: That subaru still makes me wannnnnnntttt it so badly every time I look at it.
     
  19. TIMELESS

    TIMELESS Super Moderator
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    I got a vote! :yay: Thanks Cal!

    Poor Mells :p
     
  20. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    I hate you all. Again.
     
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